What is the Vineyard?

The Vineyard Movement began in 1975 and is now a international association of over 2000 churches. While each Vineyard is unique, we all share common values and common approaches to God and ministry.



We are committed to living out a Biblical faith in the context of contemporary society.


We are seeking practical, scriptural answers to everyday problems.


We want to experience God's power in our lives.


We long for meaningful relationships with others.


We desire our children to see that knowing God can be a great experience.


We want to be instruments for bringing spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wholeness to hurting and wounded people.


We want to be real and not religious, intimate and not isolated, agents of change and not just an audience.



Click here to learn more about the Vineyard.

vineyard essentials


Here is a great opening look at the global family of Vineyard churches.



In this video, Phil Strout (the Director of Vineyard USA) introduces why the core values of our movement matter.



John and Elle Mumford led the Vineyard Churches in the UK and Ireland for over 25 years.  In this video, John gives a broader overview of the vision, values and philosophy of ministry that are found in Vineyard churches around the world.

(To skip to the beginning of the list of Vineyard Distinctives, start at 25:58.)



John Wimber was the founder of the Vineyard. In this video (recorded in 1985), John shares his journey of coming to faith in Jesus, and some of the many adventures that followed. Understanding his story is very helpful in grasping what God has done in and through Vineyard Churches.



Steve Nicholson (Senior Pastor of the Vineyard in Evanston, IL) unpacks the history of the church from the Roman Empire to today, and explains how the Vineyard movement fits into the overall picture.



Steve Nicholson (Senior Pastor of the Vineyard in Evanston, IL) unpacks the history of the church from the Roman Empire to today, and explains how the Vineyard movement fits into the overall picture.



Steve Nicholson (Senior Pastor of the Vineyard in Evanston, IL) unpacks the history of the church from the Roman Empire to today, and explains how the Vineyard movement fits into the overall picture.