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ABOUT

WHY WE EXIST

Whether you’re new to church, have been following Jesus for many years, or are looking for something new—you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh connection to God and provide a place where people can come as they are and feel loved and belong.


We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person find the cause God created has for their life and live to their full potential.

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.

We Value: PRESENCE

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.

We Value: PRACTICALITY

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.

We Value: PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

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. 

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 1000, from the local gathered body to people who view online.


All are welcome at The Vineyard.