JesusChurch | VineyardUSA
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Who We Are

OUR MISSION

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
— Matthew 28:19-20

As our name suggests, we’re all about Jesus and our mission is to Help Others Find and Follow Jesus.

OUR STRATEGY

The way we help others find and follow Jesus is by Living a Questionable Life.

Jesus Lived a Questionable Life. As He lived out the life of heaven on earth, He left people scratching their heads asking, “Why does he touch lepers?” “Why does he eat with sinners?” “Why does he forgive those who are crucifying him?” “What makes this guy tick?!” Jesus was definitely different and that’s what drew people to Him.

Jesus now calls us to follow Him in Living a Questionable Life. As He transforms our characters, inspires our conduct and directs our conversations, we too will create curiosity for Christ. Others will find Jesus because of what He is doing in and through our lives.

OUR VISION

As we passionately Help Others Find and Follow Jesus by Living a Questionable Life, we envision becoming a church of 500 active participants by 2023 with our own facility to serve as a home base in which to gather and grow and a launching pad from which to do even greater ministry into our community.

OUR CULTURE

Every community of believers has its own culture. Our cultural style, values and distinctives come from the tribe we belong to, namely, VineyardUSA.

As a member of VineyardUSA we root our theology in Jesus’ teaching of the now and not yet of the Kingdom of God, with an emphasis on the priesthood of believers where everybody gets to play. We believe in a naturally supernatural model where we get to do “the stuff” that is outlined in the pages of the New Testament.

The Vineyard is a God-initiated, global movement of churches (of which VineyardUSA 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 practice 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.

We occupy the middle ground between Evangelicals and Pentecostals in that we believe the miracles and the gifts of the Spirit are for today while maintaining an evangelical theology rooted in the main and the plain of Scripture. As such, we are known as Empowered Evangelicals.

At JesusChurch we are passionate for Jesus and we partner with the Holy Spirit so that the proclamation and demonstration of God’s Kingdom go hand in hand. As part of our values we pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the voice of God on behalf of others.

Here’s a great video about the Vineyard movement …

OUR PARTNERS

Our partnerships enable JesusChurch to better serve our community and advance God’s Kingdom worldwide.

LOCAL

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
— James 1:27
  • Operation 27

Operation 27 is a ministry of JesusChurch led by Tiffany Thomas. Based on James 1:27, Operation 27 reaches out to individuals and families in need. This help may take the form of backpacks for kids starting school, food baskets for families or Christmas presents for needy children. For more information, contact Tiffany at (813) 545-1798‬.

Missional

  • Puerto Rico Partnership

The Vineyard has 4 churches in Puerto Rico. Along with other Vineyard churches in the US, we support these 4 churches in leadership health, church growth and new church planting. Pastor Jay and Charlene Molina represent JesusChurch in the PR Partnership. For more information, contact Pastor Jay at ‭(813) 340-3525‬.

Financial

  • Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope partners with Vineyard churches in bringing relief to those affected by natural disasters both domestically and globally.

  • Created

Created Tampa restores vulnerable women involved in the sex industry to an understanding of their value, beauty and destiny in Jesus Christ.

  • Family Promise

Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.

  • LifeCare Network

LifeCare Network ministers to those facing the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy as well as offering hope and healing to those suffering from the heartbreak of a past abortion.