Vineyard Kids Gilbert

Sunday mornings

We have Sunday morning groups for children from birth through 5th grade at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

treehouse For Kids birth through kindergarten. playgroundFor Kids 1st-5th Grades.

 
Our programs offer exciting songs and engaging activities that help kids learn Bible truths that are age-appropriate, interactive and relevant to the world they live in. It is our hope that we can partner with you from the very beginning. We want to be your trusted guides as you raise your child to discover what it means to follow Jesus.
 

During the Week

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Good Friday service

 
Before there was a resurrection there was a crucifixion. We can’t truly celebrate Easter apart from remembering the suffering and death of Christ on Good Friday.
 
We invite you to join us for our Good Friday Communion Service on April 14, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm as we worship and remember the sufferings of our Lord. 
 
Child Care will be provided for Kindergarten age and younger. 


Easter Sunday service

Join us for Easter Sunday – 9:00 a.m & 11:00 a.m.

New Series Starting
This Easter we’re starting a new series entitled, I’d Like to believe but . . .  
In this series we’ll be exploring some of the common obstacles people encounter related to faith.
 
Easter confronts us with perhaps the biggest obstacle of all.
I’d like to believe but . . . people just don’t rise from the dead. One person summed it up this way — The resurrection is either the greatest single fact of history or it’s history’s cruelest hoax. We hope you’ll join us as we examine the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and what this means for us today.
 
Especially for Kids:
  • Age appropriate interactive experiences that tell the story of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
  • Easter Eggs
  • Petting Zoo


Radiate Women’s Retreat

 
September 15-17, 2017
Bison Ranch Retreat Center
Overgaard, AZ
 
We hope you’ll join us for this year’s Radiate Women’s Retreat at Bison Ranch in Overgaard. To register click here.
 


Vineyard Youth Ministry

What is Vineyard Student Ministries?

Vineyard Student Ministries is the youth group of Vineyard Gilbert. It’s for students in 6th-12th grade. Our purpose is to help young people live out an authentic faith in the real world and become effective ministers of the Kingdom of God.
 

When We Meet

 
Wednesday Night Encounter – 6th-12th grade: 
We meet every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room. This is a chance for us to have a midweek recharge and encounter God’s presence in a real and powerful way.
 
Jr. High – 6th-8th grade:
Sunday mornings during the 11:00 a.m. service, our Jr. High ministry meets in the youth room after worship in the main service. This is a time focused on ministering to students in Jr. High as they navigate this time of transition.
 

Youth Events

Check out our upcoming events calendar by clicking HERE
For more about our fundraising opportunities, click HERE
 
For more information please contact our youth pastor, Mike Gay, at

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 



Radiate Women

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to encourage and strengthen women to be who God has created them to be through a growing relationship with Christ and with each other. We believe His plan is to radiate His love and presence through our lives into those places in our world where we have influence. (Psalm 34:4-5, Hebrews 10:35-36, John 15:14-17).
 

Radiate offers many ways to get connected . . .

Events – Small Groups – Ladies Nights – Retreats

Our desire is to help women grow in a relationship with Christ, with each other and with the community. Women’s events and groups
are added to the church calendar and events page throughout the year.
 

Radiate Women’s Groups

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  
We gather at the church weekly in a small group setting to be encouraged and strengthened in our walk with Christ and one another.  Various women’s studies are shared. The summer will provide an alternate schedule to enjoy family and travel but will include a monthly connection time. Please contact Lissa at the email below for details.
 
For more information, please contact Lissa Hinman at lissa@vineyardaz.com or call the church office.
 


Equip: Kingdom Ministry Training

Equip: Kingdom Ministry Training 

 
When: 
Monday Nights, January 22 – April 22, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Cost: 
$30 payable online or first day of class. In addition, you will need to purchase the book Healing Ministry by Jack Moraine for $10.
 
This course is deigned to equip and empower everyone to do the works of Jesus in our modern culture. It’s practical training for “Doing the stuff.”
 
Course Topics: 
  • Kingdom Theology
  • Identity
  • Empowerment of the Holy Spirit
  • Generational curses
  • Forgiveness
  • Inner Healing
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Deliverance
  • Power Evangelism
  • Prophecy
  • Physical Healing
  • Five Step Prayer Model
 
Instructors:
  • Jack Moraine
  • Gordon Cowan
  • Lissa Hinman
  • Katie Milburn
  • PJ Smith
 
To register for the class, click on this link: Equip Registration
Jack Moraine’s book, Healing Ministry, can be purchased through the church office or on Amazon.com through this link: Healing Ministry book.


Baptism

As of right now we do not have a date set for our next Baptism service. If you want to be notified of our next Baptism service and other upcoming events, join our e-mail list by contacting the church office at 480-892-5828.
 

Some Common Questions

At Vineyard Community Church, baptism is a church-wide celebration of the redeeming work of God in the lives of people.  As a church we join in celebrating new life in Christ with every person who is baptized.  Baptism is one of two ordinances observed at the Vineyard, the other being communion (or, the Lord’s Supper).  Though we understand baptism to be an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, we also believe that Christ is present offering grace and life to those who follow him in water baptism.
 

Is baptism necessary for salvation?

Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8).  Neither baptism, nor any other religious act, has the power to save (Galatians 5:1-12).  There is not enough water in the world to wash away our sins.  As the words of an old hymn suggest, “What can wash away my sins?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus!”
 

Why be baptized?

Though not necessary for salvation, baptism points to the heart of the gospel and makes us aware that apart from God’s cleansing we are unclean and dead in our sins.  Furthermore, baptism is essential for full obedience to Jesus’ command that those who believe in him should be baptized (Matthew 28:19; Acts 16:30-33).
 

Who should be baptized?

Men, women, or *children who according to the guidelines given in scripture (e.g., Acts 2:38; 8:37) have repented and believed in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, for salvation.
 
*Note: It is important for children being baptized to have an understanding of the issues described in the preceding paragraph.  Like everyone, they must come to a place of exercising personal faith in Christ prior to baptism (i.e., they must be old enough to have some understanding of sin, their need of a Savior, and what it means to trust in Christ and give their life to Him).  It is the practice of the Gilbert Vineyard to dedicate infants and younger children to the Lord.  If you would like more information about child dedication, please contact the church office.
 
 

What is the meaning of baptism?

In baptism we are identified with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-11). We see this acted out symbolically in being taken under the surface of the water and being brought back out. The literal passing through the waters also symbolizes the cleansing that takes place when the blood of Jesus is applied to our lives and we are joined with him in new life.  Of course, the cleansing that takes place is one that happens from the inside out, but the water brings about an awareness of the forgiveness and new life we receive as we enter into a new covenant with Jesus. Baptism is a spiritual blessing that empowers us for service.  Through baptism, the Holy Spirit desires to fill and empower us, manifesting the presence and the power of the Kingdom.  Those who truly belong to Christ are indwelled by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9) and the Father is eager to reveal truth, give spiritual gifts and spiritual grace by the Holy Spirit to His children.  (Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 2:10; 12:7; Ephesians 4:11-12).

Just as Jesus was commissioned by his Father at his baptism (Matthew 3:13-17), you will enter new dimensions of service through your baptism.  Recognizing the price that was paid for your new life, you will receive a new level of commitment to serve Christ, His church, and His cause.
 

When do baptisms take place?

Baptisms take place 2-3 times per year in our Sunday morning services.  Notices are posted in the bulletin several weeks in advance and reminders are given from the platform.
 

Additional Information:

We baptize by immersion (The Greek word for baptism in the New Testament, means to immerse or dip) so, you’ll want to bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a hair dryer if you wish to dry your hair.
 
For your baptism we recommend you wear shorts and a darker colored t-shirt of some kind.
 
On our “Baptism Sundays”, we meet with everyone who is going to be baptized one-half hour before each service to go over important details and answer any questions you may have.
 
It’s okay for people to take pictures of your baptism.
 

What if I want to be baptized?

Call the church office for more information, 480-892-5828.



Serving the Homeless

On the first Tuesday of each month we provide an evening meal in our gym at 6:00 pm, and a place to stay overnight for approximately 20 homeless people. For more information and any questions, please contact: Larry Mann at activechristian@cox.net.