The Vineyard story is about ordinary people who worship and serve an extraordinary God. The Vineyard is simply one thread in the rich tapestry of the historic and global Church of Jesus Christ. But it is a thread of God's weaving.
From the beginning, Vineyard pastors and leaders have sought to hold in tension the biblical doctrines of the Christian faith with an ardent pursuit of the present day work of the Spirit of God. Maintaining that balance is never easy in the midst of rapid growth and renewal.
The following resources will give you a small taste of our story from some of those who have lived it.
These videos, recorded in the early days of the movement, communicate the heartbeat of a people pursuing the radical middle marked by evangelical theology with charismatic experience.
Christy Wimber sits down with Carol Wimber and Bob & Penny Fulton as a follow up to the first DVD release, Back to our Roots. This time around Christy digs a bit deeper asking about specific times regarding the Vineyard's early days.
The Vineyard is about more than worship or values, but responding to what God is doing in the World and in community. In this video, Vineyard movement leaders talk about the movement's work with the marginalized, opportunities within Vineyard community, and dreams for the future.
One of the most influential founders of the Vineyard movement was Carol Wimber. From the beginning, she championed a culture where "everyone gets to play" and where people could "come as they are." Carol and others share on Vineyard values in this video.
The essence of the Vineyard Movement is captured in this video through stories and personal accounts. It looks not only to where the Vineyard has been but also casts vision for the future. The casual and authentic interviews provide a unique perspective that is engaging to those who've been around the Vineyard as well as those who are new.
In this video made during a 1984 conference on signs and wonders, John Wimber explained the practical side of praying for the sick in what has become a classic Vineyard approach to healing. By no means comprehensive (or intended to be), this model helps all believers begin to engage Jesus' commission to healing the sick (Matthew 10:7-8).
From John Wimber's series "Doin the Stuff" from 1984, "Signs, Wonders, and Church Growth." In this video, John shares his personal testimony and connection to the Vineyard.