BELONGING


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DISCOVERING MEMBER

Maybe you have many doubts about Christianity, the meaning of life, or the existence of a good and loving Creator. Maybe experiences have led you to think all religion is bogus and truth is relative. Yet you may discover something at Vine of the Mountains that resonates within you and prompts you to return. You don't have to change a thing about who you are: your lifestyle, your beliefs, your friends, your politics, your bumper stickers or your toothpaste - nothing. Just say the word and know that there is a place for you. Imagine that - a church that welcomes everyone!

A Discovering Member commits to:

  • Seek God

  • Serve and befriend the Poor

  • Honor your Community (Vine of the Mountains)


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servant member

You have set out on the great adventure of trusting and following Jesus. You accept God's radical forgiveness and love given through Jesus Christ, whom you believe and confess to be Savior and Lord. You dare to become accountable for living a life that lines up with the Gospel - even when very difficult or averse to your own inclinations. You are realizing that the only road to real joy is to abandon yourself for the sake of knowing Jesus. Welcome Home.

A Servant Member becomes mutually accountable with other Servant Members to:

  • Love God and Others as Self (with heart, soul, mind, and strength)

  • Serve and befriend the Poor

  • Imitate Christ

  • Invite All (into God's Kingdom)

Servant Member Pre-requisites

One who would become a Servant Member of The Vine gives their heart to these things...

  • The belief and profession of Jesus Christ as the incarnate, crucified, bodily resurrected, glorified Son of God, Savior and Lord, by Whose gracious, atoning, sacrificial death we are forgiven of sin and born again to eternal life.

  • The belief that the Holy Bible is God's inspired Word, true and uniquely authoritative in all matters of faith and Christian living.

  • An agreement to neither teach nor promote beliefs contrary to those of our Articles of Faith.

  • An agreement to honor our community by refraining from gossip or hurtful statements regarding the church or its members - seeking to resolve conflict with fellow members or leadership promptly - with humility and love. This is an important biblical principle.

support

To help promote spiritual formation and genuine community, all members are expected to support one another through regular participation in a Vinelife small group.