We exist to love Jesus, to know him, and to make him known.
We live to follow him and be a part of what the Father is doing: his great commission starting in us, in our neighborhood, in our city, in the Shoals and in the world.
We recognize that we live in a world full of brokenness and need, and we believe God desires to intervene and bring restoration and transformation through relationship with Him. We are committed to this vision of community transformation as we partner with him in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors.
We look forward to loving and serving our city. We aim to be a multi-purpose gathering place for worship, teaching, prayer, and training through community groups. As part of our DNA, we are regularly involved in ministry to the poor by serving and supporting organizations like Room in the Inn Shoals, a winter homeless shelter. We anticipate creating or partnering with a local food pantry, and we plan to support ongoing ministries that serve the poor in Florence and the surrounding Shoals area. As we grow, we envision facilitating regular kids' programs and events. We envision our church as a future campus for Vineyard Institute, regional conferences and events. We aim to be global mission-focused from the outset, with mission trips at home and abroad.
The Vineyard@Downtown will exist to share a lifestyle of loving Jesus, knowing him, and making him known. We live to follow him by doing what the Father is doing. We choose to love others as ourselves, without pretense; those in our community and all that we meet. We embrace passionate worship of him without hype. We value enriching life in a diverse authentic community. We believe the Vineyard@Downtown Church in Florence is called to be a fresh expression of the unchanging Gospel.