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About Us

Welcome to Vineyard Community Church! The Vineyard is part of an international movement founded over forty years ago, with the sole intention that people would meet Jesus and become people of His Presence. Here, you’ll discover that our passion is to love people into a growing relationship with Jesus and provide a place where people—churched and unchurched—can come as they are and feel loved.

It won’t take you long to discover that we’re more than just a "work-for-the-weekend" church. In fact, we’re a church where people can tackle the messiness of life together, through our LifeGroups. If you’d like to develop authentic and meaningful relationships with others that will last, you’ll be glad to know there are opportunities to join a LifeGroup all the time.

So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to grow your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at the Vineyard.

In the meantime, you’ll find everything you need right here to get connected to the Vineyard's online resources. You can use this site to check out our Student Area, listen or watch one of our weekend celebrations, find information on our LifeGroups, or find out more about what’s going on around the church.

Enjoy, and please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you and God bless,

Vineyard Staff

Our History

Jim and Kristy Bricker started Vineyard Community Church with a small group of friends in 1993. It was then that the Holy Spirit instilled in Jim's heart the vision of a church where people—churched and unchurched—could come as they are and feel loved. That worshiped with passionate, relevant, and upbeat music, taught the Bible in practical ways to inspire people to live a Kingdom lifestyle, and had a casual setting where all would feel welcome and enjoy.

So, on the Southside of Indianapolis, on Mother's Day of 1993, Vineyard Community Church met for the first time in a meeting room at the Saint Andrews Apartments in Greenwood. That first celebration included 35 people.

And we've been celebrating ever since.

Not only do we celebrate Jesus and His work, but the people, our very community, that is partnered with us in living a life on mission to impact the area with the timeless message of Jesus and His love.

Over the years the church has met in several locations including a daycare center, a former skating rink, and a former ladies workout center. In 2006, the church moved to our current location, 512 S. Madison Avenue.

Our church family has grown from 35 people to more than 2,500, from the local gathered body to people who view online.

All are welcome at VCC.

We Value: PEOPLE

At VCC we have a genuine heart for people. We know that everyone is significant and has a purpose. And we know that Jesus is the only one who can give us the meaning and direction our life needs to make an impact.

We value: Helping people who are far from Jesus come close to Him.


In our lives, we've learned that being present can help in all sorts of situations. At The Vineyard, we know and realize that God is always active and moving. He always is speaking to us and through us in order to bring people to Himself. We long to see God move and break through and bring us new life.

We value: Depending on and experiencing the work of the Holy Spirit.


Most of us understand that life can be messy. And most of us aren't MacGyver and we've given up hope of fixing anything. At The Vineyard, we think that the best ways and methods we can use to handle what life throws at us can be found in scripture.

We value: Teaching the Bible in practical ways that lead to kingdom-living.


Here at The Vineyard, we know that small groups, what we call LifeGroups, are the currency of the church. Without that genuine touch of personal people, the church can become stale and people can become isolated. We don't want that for anyone.

At The Vineyard, we want you to know you belong and because we value people, we also value: Cultivating healthy, growing relationships in and outside of our community.