10:30 am Sundays
Location: 15187 Palmer Road SW, Etna Ohio 43068
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.
We also have bookkeepers, Sunday morning secretaries, janitorial and countless more volunteers.
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.
Pastor Dave DiYanni and his wife Roxanna moved to Columbus, Ohio January 1, 1978, to start a new church on the eastside of the city. They had been sent here by a youth ministry called Shiloh Youth Revival Centers (SYRC). This was 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 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 its ministry. Our church was given the option to either close down or become an independent church. So on October 1, 1978, with about 25 people, our church was officially incorporated. Our original name was Faith Chapel. 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 added our Family Life Center on October 1, 1998. Then we added the back children’s wing January 2001. 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 strong commitment to our local community. Our property has developed into one of the premiere playground areas for many young families. Our sports program, Upward Soccer, has over 100 children participating each year. Vineyard Community Church has been offering a free medical clinic and pregnancy care center for over ten years as well as free legal and tax preparation clinics, and computer and bicycle repair clinics. In 2016 the Vineyard Preschool officially started. In 2009 Vineyard Community Church sent out its first church planting team and started a new Vineyard church in the Bexley area.
Vineyard Community Church has a worldwide vision for mission work. Every Easter the church gives away it's entire offering to support different mission programs. For the past ten years, we have been able to purchase over 4,000 wheelchairs and have sent a mission team to Vietnam to help distribute them. In 2012 the church’s Easter offering give away, crossed the one million dollar mark and it continues to grow. In 2017 we will be expanding our mission program to include giving clean water filters to families along the Amazon in Brazil. Vineyard Community Church will continue to develop and grow as long as there is a need and God continues to lead us.