Vision & Values

We love Central New York and believe Jesus has invited the Vineyard to be a part of how he wants to transform this area. To see this area reach its fullest potential, we want to help thousands of people connect with their Creator, through Jesus, and many more experience the healing power of the Holy Spirit. An important part of transforming C.N.Y. will be to stand with the marginalized and do all we can to uplift the oppressed. A key area of transformation is to improve racial understanding and relationships.

"Come are you are and be loved"

We want everyone who comes in contact with us to feel a deep sense of acceptance and love no matter where they are in life.

“Commit to completely follow Jesus”

We want everyone who comes in contact with us to feel a deep sense of acceptance and love no matter where they are in life.

“Everybody gets to play”

A high value at the Vineyard is that Christianity is not a spectator sport. We were all made to “get in the game” so we allow and encourage everyone to get involved in ministry based on his or her gifts and passions. 

“Faith is spelled R.I.S.K.”

We understand that walking in faith and radically following Jesus will knock us out of our comfort zone.

“Be naturally supernatural”

Moving in the Spirit should be free of hype as well as a part of our everyday experience.

“We are made for community”

God made us in His image and a big part of that is a desire for deep and real relationships. We do that best in a community of small groups, team ministry and the local church.

“God loves diversity”

God’s creation is wildly diverse and He is building a community of diverse followers. We are committed to grow a church that is diverse ethnically, culturally, generationally and socio-economically.