Community Vineyard Manchester is part of larger movement of churches across the United Kingdom known as the Vineyard.
Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland exists to participate in the advancement of the Kingdom of God through the work of local Vineyard churches that communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and practise. We summarise this as "Extending God’s Kingdom together, everywhere in every way.” We are a movement on the move. We are a growing movement of churches, built on God’s transforming word, who worship God with passion, intimacy and expectation. We are God’s children, empowered by his Spirit, extending his Kingdom together, everywhere in every way. We will serve people, especially the poor and vulnerable, and communicate the goodness of Jesus with compassion and generosity. We will make disciples, develop leaders, plant churches, and contribute to the blessing of the whole Body of Christ.
The Vineyard is a church movement which began back in the 1980s through the leadership of John Wimber. It is currently comprised of more than 1,500 Vineyard churches worldwide, around 550 in the US, over 100 in the UK & Ireland, as well as 'Vineyard Music' helping thousands of churches experience intimacy with God.
Through the Vineyard, many churches have been equipped to continue Jesus' ministry of proclaiming the kingdom, demonstrating the kingdom and training disciples.
Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland was formed for the purpose of joining together churches who hold common values and practices, and, first and foremost, it is a conservative evangelical movement. It is governed by a Council through a number of Task Forces, including a Board of Trustees, which give oversight to the pastors of existing churches and facilitates widespread church planting.
The major part of its function is to be an organisation that gives, helps, serves and strengthens our churches. As you may have heard it said, 'our aim in Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland is to do all we can to help you become all that you can in Christ.' We're thoroughly committed to the view that this can only be achieved through the building and sustaining of strong relationships among us based on love, openness and trust.
Today the Vineyard continues to grow, planting churches in new cities across the world. For more information about the Vineyard, do visit the following links:
Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland: A vision of the future