10:30 am Sundays

We have one service at 10:30 on Sundays.  We want you to come as you are.  KidZone is located in our back wing of the building and features themed rooms that delight the senses.  To check your child in just visit the registration island in the hall past the restrooms, past the free coffee.  You are welcome to also keep your children with you if you'd like.

 

Beliefs

History

Structure

WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.

WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and power for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues. We believe that Christians must be filled daily by using our prayer language, but the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence is a changed life.

WE BELIEVE that all men are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and empowers them for service, often subsequent to regeneration.

WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: Baptism, The Lord's Supper, We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.

WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of ministers and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit or healing.

WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.

WE BELIEVE in what is termed "THE APOSTLE'S CREED" as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.

 

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.

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.

15187 Palmer Rd. SW | Etna OH 43068

740-927-7729 |  info@vineyard05.com

  • Beliefs

    WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

    WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

    WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

    WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.

    WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and power for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues. We believe that Christians must be filled daily by using our prayer language, but the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence is a changed life.

    WE BELIEVE that all men are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and empowers them for service, often subsequent to regeneration.

    WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

    WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: Baptism, The Lord's Supper, We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.

    WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of ministers and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit or healing.

    WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.

    WE BELIEVE in what is termed "THE APOSTLE'S CREED" as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.

     

  • History

    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.

  • Structure

    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.

15187 Palmer Rd. SW | Etna OH 43068 740-927-7729 |  info@vineyard05.com