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 1000, from the local gathered body to people who view online.
All are welcome at The Vineyard.