additional distinctives

Church government

The Vineyard Christian Community is an elder-led church which places the decision making authority in the church elders. The elders of our church have been granted authority under the headship of Jesus Christ to provide oversight of the church. In addition we have ministry leaders (deacons) who are the men and women called to lead various ministries of the church.


We believe that God ordained marriage as a life-long union between one man and one woman and that sexual intimacy is to be experienced and enjoyed only within the covenant of marriage. 

Men and Women

We are a complementarian church. We believe that while being absolutely equal in personhood and dignity, man and woman are distinct regarding roles in the home and church. This position is to be distinguished from both ancient patriarchy which often neglects the equality of the sexes and the current view of egalitarianism which neglects the role distinctions. For a fuller statement, click here.