Sunday Service 10:30 AM
You are invited to celebrate God's goodness at Vineyard Community Church. Our church family is made up of people from Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, Pataskala and numerous surrounding communities. We offer God centered Sunday service and ministry throughout the week for the whole family.
May 3 - Following church service. We would love to visit with you and share a homemade meal together. It is a great opportunity to meet the pastors and leaders of the church.
Women's & Children's Pastor
I grew up the oldest of eight children in Denver, Colorado. I was a junior in high school when I completely surrendered my life to Christ. I decided to enter full-time ministry as soon as I graduated from airlines training school in 1971. Dave and I were part of the same nationwide youth ministry for a number of years. I had a deep desire to marry a pastor and God granted me that request. I enjoy being part of such a young, active church; it has been a wonderful place for our family to grow closer to Christ.
I have worn many hats through the years at the church. I have served as the women's director, assimilation director, prayer team leader, children's Sunday school teacher, mentor mom for our MOPS program and a member of the worship team. I helped start ministries like the Vineyard Political Action and Music Academy. My favorite book is the Bible; I continue to read it from cover to cover. I am sure I have read it at least 25 times all the way through. One of my favorite hats is working with the children of our church. They are bubbling over with excitement and have an uncomplicated, simplistic faith and trust in God.
I enjoy volunteering my time serving Reynoldsburg High School throughout the year. I love working out, playing golf, and playing music.
Graphic & Web Design / Tech Support
I am working my dream job. I started volunteering here in 2009 and then they just started paying me. Does it get better than that? My husband and I started attending VCC years prior after spotting the Biker Sunday sign and fell in love with the place. Pastor Dave's sermons have alway been interesting, relevant and helped me live a better life. I am the geek of the place, providing tech support, server maintenance, web design and graphic designs. This website you are on, I built it from scratch. I have the perfect, well perfect-for-me, husband, Matthew. He runs our computer clinic here at VCC. And I have been blessed with two blue-eyed babies, Sebastian and Calliope. Outside of work I am still a geek doing digital scrapbooking and web design. Favorite Bible verse is Luke 12:12.
My family attended the Reynoldsburg Fourth of July parade in 1995 and Pastor Dave & Roxanna were riding horses down Main St. They passed out candy and an invite to attend their church. We came the following Sunday and have been here since. The following year there was a notice in the Sunday bulletin looking for a full-time secretary. I took a leap of faith and applied for the job as my current employment in the insurance industry was coming to an end since my branch manager was retiring. I was hired in July 1996 and today am the office manager. Thom and I have been married since 1976, WOW! We have two children, Justin and Courtney, and two beautiful granddaughters, Paige & Paisley. I love to scrapbook, crochet, quilt, garden and spend time with my family. God has blessed me tremendously here with a great support group of ladies in the Essex CARE Group, the best staff in the land, and love serving the church family of Vineyard Community Church! My favorite life scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 NIV "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Associate Pastor / Sunday Service Director
I have lived on the far east side of Columbus all my life. I have a beautiful wife, Kimberly, who is from the Cleveland area. We have been married since August 2005. We have two children, Rebekah and Benjamin. We love raising our children and helping them learn about life. I wouldn’t trade my family for the world! Kim and I enjoy outdoor activities, anywhere surrounded with mountains is okay with us. We enjoy our family here at VCC and couldn’t ask for a better group of people to spend time with. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Matthew 11:28-30. God used this passage to help me understand how easy life can be when we “hook” ourselves up to Jesus and let Him take care of us. I can’t say it enough, God gives me every reason to live and serving Him truly does bring pure joy!
Associate Pastor / CARE Group Pastor
I came on board in June of 2004. After moving from Pittsburgh in 1983 with my wife, Chris, and our first son, Josh, we visited numerous churches and asked the Lord where he wanted us, and we were directed to VCC in the Spring of 1984. Since then, Chris and I have been active members in every way possible, even creating future members with our three other sons whom we have had since being at VCC. Now Josh, Jordan, Jesse and Josiah are participating in ministries as the Lord leads. Chris and I have been married since June 1980 and my family is my favorite "hobby" and source of entertainment. I am truly blessed in the company I will spend the rest of my life with. In my spare time, I am an avid supporter of the Columbus Crew Soccer Team and the Pittsburgh Steelers. While I am still active as a replacement window contractor, I am also blessed and privileged that my future lies in Caring, being in Accountable relationships, Reaching out and Encouraging (I am speaking about our CARE Groups here at the church.)--in this community of believers and believers to come. Being involved in the growth, maturing and successes of my church family will be as rewarding as that of my own family.
My wife, Roxanna, and I started VCC in 1978. We have been here ever since! We love this church and the people that are here and plan to spend the rest of our lives here. We have been married for 30+ years. We have six beautiful children: Michael, Hannah, Stephany, Jason, Christopher, and Paul. All of them are Christians. My favorite hobbies are teaching and studying God's Word, spending time with my family, reading other great books, fishing and hunting - in that order. I grew up in a very large family. I have 11 brothers and sisters. Many of them attend VCC today and are very active in the ministry. I grew up in NJ and was saved when I was 19 years old. I was part of the "Jesus People" movement in the 1970s and traveled around the US doing evangelistic work among the hippies and street people. Before I was full-time in the ministry, I was a builder with my brothers at "DiYanni Homes" and an accountant. My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 3:20. "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."
Vineyard Community Church is committed to the mission that God has set before us. We are committed to helping each person who attends this church to become all that God ordained for them to become. This is what we call “discipleship.” One of the last things Jesus said before He left this earth was that we were to, “Go and make disciples of all men.” Vineyard Community Church is in the “people building” business! We believe that discipleship is a lifetime process. For our purposes, we have broken it down into four steps like points on a compass.
We are committed to helping each person join us on the journey by pointing them to true north, God. This is all about finding God. Sometimes when people first come to VCC they are not sure where they stand with God. Sometimes people come from other churches that do things differently. Sometimes people come from a totally unchurched background. Our “Firm Foundations” class is offered to help each person in this process of discovering God.
Once we point people to God. We want to help people connect with others who have found God also. East is all about finding friends. It is about discovering Christian community. It’s about being involved in one of our C.A.R.E. Groups. We believe that Christianity is about relating to God in a healthy way first, but then right after that we need to start learning how to relate to other people. We are committed to small groups here at VCC. We understand that there are many different needs when it comes to relationships, and we are committed to continually developing all sorts of different kinds of small groups. We have men’s groups, women’s groups, college career groups, and high school groups. We have
groups that meet during the day, some that meet in the evenings during the week, and some that meet on Saturdays and Sundays. We have groups that meet every week, some that meet every other week and some that meet once a month. We have some groups that meet in homes, some that meet here at church, and some that meet in restaurants. Good healthy relationships with others; encouraging, challenging, supporting, and caring are the evidence that we have truly encountered God. We have open houses for our C.A.R.E. Groups twice a year although you are welcome to join one at any time during the year.
Found people find people! Part of advancing the Kingdom of God is reaching out to our friends, neighbors, relatives and inviting them to become part of what God is doing. Sharing our faith is sometimes difficult for people but if we learn to keep it simple and only share what we have experienced. God can use it in powerful ways. If we learn to share our testimony of what God has done and is doing in our lives great things can happen! Ask God to show you who He is already working with and seek to be a part of His work by finding others and inviting them to church.
West is about discovering your gifts and talents and learning how to use them to further the Kingdom of God. When we can help a person to find their place in the church we have helped them to find purpose in their life. Once we enter into ministry, true growth and maturity begins to take place. This is a never-ending process. We continually grow in this area, developing our gifts and talents and learning how to be more effective. Sometimes this may involve you trying out one ministry for a while and then another until you find a place that you really feel like you are making a difference. Our Spiritual Gifts Class is offered to help in this process of discovering your spiritual gifts and finding your purpose by getting involved in a ministry.
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Service Times & Parking
We have one service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. We recommend arriving early so that you have plenty of time to park and pick up information about the church and find a seat. When you arrive, you will notice we have visitor parking available in the row closest to the church!
What to wear?
We do not have a dress code. Regular attenders of Vineyard Community Church wear anything from suits to shorts. Come as you are, we would love to have you join our church family.
Greeters & Welcome Center
At our front door we have greeters to welcome you and assist in answering whatever questions might have. Our Welcome Center is an island in the foyer with a wealth of information about the church and our programs. Feel free to visit it and pick up a vistor packet and information about the many activites offered here at Vineyard Community Church.
Open every Sunday so that you can have a fresh hot cup of coffee or other beverage. You are welcome to bring it into the sanctuary but please be sure it has a lid on it.
KidZone serves the smaller members of our congregation. The KidZone wing is located in the back of our building and features themed rooms that delight the senses and scream "come on in and join the fun!" To check your child in just visit the registration island in the hall past the restrooms.
We also have a Creation Room with a live feed of the main sanctuary so that you can keep your little one with you, but still enjoy the service. This is a great place for newborns and nursing mothers.
Services use elements of modern worship music and teachings from the Bible that often incorporate helpful stories and videos. The words for all of the songs we sing as a group are shown on the large video screens. Service tends to run about 65 minutes.
We practice open communion. If you are a Christian, walking in obedience to God’s Word, you are invited to participate in communion. You can either go to one of the communion tables during the worship time to dip the bread in the grape juice or you can pick up a communion cup before the service at the back table and take it at your seat during the service
One final note...
On the last Sunday of the month we have '5 Minute Party" This is just a time for all attenders to be social and spend sometime getting to know one another over free coffee and donuts.
Vineyard Community Church has a New Testament form of government. This means that the Pastor functions as a bishop. He is called of God (or should be), and functions with multiple elders who serve as ministers and deacons.
1. One Pastor (bishop), many elders, (Acts 15).
2. The elders believe the Pastor is called of God, and gladly submit to his leadership.
3. The elders are appointed by the Pastor as Paul told Titus to do in Titus 1:5.
4. The Pastor believes in and submits to the counsel and ministry of the elders.
5. The Pastor is a shepherd and not a hireling.
6. In the end, honor comes to the humble/spiritual, not the political.
This is the form of government in function VCC because it's biblical and it works. There is room for abuse in ANY system - the success of government depends upon the trustworthiness and heart of the Pastor and the leaders. The Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of the church finances and business transactions. The Program Directors and ministers are responsible for the oversight of specific church ministries, such as our children’s ministry, youth ministry, worship ministry, and men and women’s ministries. We as a church feel that the character of an elder and a leader should be above reproach. They strive hard to live by that standard and ask for grace and mercy when they make mistakes. VCC's bylaws and incorporation papers are available at the office for anyone interested to read. We are a 501 recognized (3)(C) non-profit corporation. We belong to the Vineyard USA network of over 1,500 churches. This means we are held accountable to them to keep our Vineyard name. We have the same beliefs and core values. We are not financially tied to them.
Our church was originally part of Shiloh Youth Revival Centers (SYRC), a nationwide youth ministry with its headquarters and Bible School in Eugene, Oregon. SYRC was born out of the "Jesus People Movement" of Southern California of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa before becoming an independent work. Calvary Chapel, pastored by Chuck Smith was originally part of the Foursquare Churches, which have their origin in the early 1900's with the Azusa Street Revival.
In the summer of 1978 SYRC decided to close down all of its outreach ministries other than the one in Eugene. Pastor Dave DiYanni and his wife Roxanna had just moved here four months earlier, January 1st, to start pastoring the work. They were given the option to either close down or become an independent church. So on October 1,1978, with about 25 people, Faith Chapel was officially incorporated. The church met at a house on 8440 East Main St. As we grew, we moved several times and rented a building from the Cotner’s Funeral Home on Main Street and then rented the auditorium at the Hannah Ashton Middle School. Our attendance at that time was about 70 people.
We then purchased four acres on Palmer Road near Taylor Road and began building our own church building in August of 1985. On May 24, 1987 we held our first Sunday Service in the new building. We finished our Family Life Center on October 1, 1998. We added the back children’s wing January 2001. We are excited about the opportunities ahead of us and are determined to stay as flexible as possible to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as He continues to add to the church daily such as should be saved. Faith Chapel officially joined the Vineyard Association of churches on January 1, 2005 and changed their name to Vineyard Community Church. The Vineyard association has about 600 churches in the US and approximately 400 abroad.
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