The Vineyard Movement is a worldwide, eclectic mix of people, backgrounds, and cultures all with the same purpose: to follow as best we can in the footsteps of Jesus.
The movement began as a group of only a few people in Southern California, burnt out by religion, but inspired by the “Jesus Movement” (a revival in the 1970¹s that led to thousands of 20-somethings to faith in God). Frustrated with their church experiences, they focused on the goals of worship, relationship and healing, and experiencing God as a living, life-changing person and not just a theory.
The Vineyard is now a growing worldwide collective of churches; 550+ in the U.S. & 1,500+ churches worldwide (North, Central and South America, throughout Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia). Our core values, worked out differently for different churches in different cultures & contexts, hold us together as a community:
* The Theology and Practice of the Kingdom of God
* Experiencing God
* Reconciling Community
* Compassionate Ministry
* Culturally Relevant Mission
Learn more about these core values & the Vineyard Movement at VineyardUSA.org