Updated: Sep 6, 2021
We have Values
a. They are invisible yet very powerful. They are deeply held convictions that though unseen control and define our behaviour. They are some of the things that define our distinctives.
b. Vineyard Values + Bible References
Intimacy with God
16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
Matt 28: 18-20
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age’.
Kingdom of God
1 Cor 4:20
20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
42 Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
44 And whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
1 Cor 13: 4-7
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
1 Cor 9:9-13
9 For it is written in the Law of Moses: ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain’. Is it about oxen that God is concerned?
10 Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plough man ploughs and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.
11 If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you?
12 If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more? But we did not use the right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
13 Don’t you know that those who work in the temple get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbour, for we are all members of one body.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
The Individual (not individualism)
1 O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there: if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being: you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Mercy of God
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
1 Thes 5:16-18
16 Be joyful always
17 pray continually
18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly love children
2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Seeking after God
1 O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and you glory.
3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
We (Hull Vineyard Church) also have a purpose, priorities, and goals,
a. Purpose - “We exist to worship God and communicate His love and power to a lost generation and to nurture and equip them to serve God” – the least the lost and the lonely.
b. Priorities- Seven things to focus on
i. Leadership development
ii. Outreach and evangelism.
v. Worship/ Prayer
vi. Church planting and mission
c. Goals or objectives for next 5-10 years
i. 350 people in two services on a Sunday.
ii. To plant 2 new churches in ten years.
iii. Expand our outreach to the poor
iv. Core income to grow at least 5-10% per annum
v. Develop international missions outreach.
vi. Be a resource church for others