The Vineyard is a God-initiated global movement of churches (of which Living Water Vineyard Church of Alpharetta is a part) with the kingdom of God as its theological center. The Bible is our rule of faith and practice. Our desire is to know the Bible, do what it says, and experience the way of living it describes. We embrace a full range of kingdom practices from proclaiming the Good News of Jesus, to healing and deliverance, to ministry with the poor.
Vineyard churches embody a praxis that includes intimate worship, actively equipping ordinary people for ministry, responding to the initiative and leading of the Holy Spirit, and joining God’s mission in the world.
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We are a church called to engage the world and our community with the love of Christ. Living Water Vineyard Church of Alpharetta is a place of healing, where diverse communities can realize the power of the cross to reconcile, redeem and restore lives. We allow the Spirit of God to move in our lives and our gatherings, and invite all to “come and see” (John1:46) “what the father is doing” (John 5:19).
In keeping with the core values of Vineyard, our mission is to declare the Gospel of the Kingdom to diverse peoples and cultures, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus and the healing and deliverance it brings. Following the leadership and direction of the Holy Spirit, we seek to: evangelize, make disciples, and be a beacon of God’s compassionate love and grace in this world.
The Great Commission is accomplished through witnessing (Acts 1:8), preaching (Mark 16:15), baptizing, and teaching (Matt 28:20) about the Lord Jesus Christ, and His great and abiding love for mankind. Jesus commissioned His church to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins, and teach those who respond. And, this is to be done in the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Edification/Spiritual Growth
The word used for “edification” in the New Testament is oikodomé, translates literally as “the building of a house,” and according to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, the word indicates the promotion of “spiritual growth and development of character of believers, by teaching or by example, suggesting such spiritual progress as the result of patient labor.”
At Living Water Vineyard Church, we believe in the corporate nature of edification. It requires the participation of members of the body of Christ. Preaching improves our understanding of God; encouragement promotes conduct that develops Christ-like character.
Accountability means we lovingly assist one another in making spiritual progress. Christ-like service ensures that the needs of the church are met, and true fellowship is the interaction we have with each other on a deeper spiritual level (1 Corinthians 14:1-26; Ephesians 4:12.2
3. Disciple Making
Living Water Vineyard Church’s goal is “to go and make disciples” (Matthew 28: 19-20; Acts1:8) in our local community and on the international mission field. The process of disciple making involves leading unbelievers to faith in Christ so that they become disciples. Jesus commissioned the church to assist people in the disciple making continuum: from unbelief to new belief, and ultimately to Christian maturity. It is an ongoing process that encourages all believers to follow Christ and become more like him (Eph. 4:13-15; Col. 1:28).1
4. Teaching Youth
Our goal in the children’s ministry is to give your child a full understanding and biblical knowledge about God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We want your children to fall in love with God, to do God’s work every day of their lives, and to listen to the Holy Spirit. Our hope is that your children will become a generation on fire for the Lord that will give their all to Jesus, and influence others to know God (Deut. 11:19; Prov. 1:8).