Jim and Kristy Bricker started Vineyard Community Church with a small group of friends in 1993. God gave Jim a vision of a church where people—churched and unchurched—could come as they are and feel loved. This would be a place where people could worship passionately, learn the Bible in practical ways, and be a casual setting where anyone could come and be a part of what God is doing.
Vineyard Community Church met for the first time in a meeting room at the Saint Andrews Apartments in Greenwood on Mother's Day of 1993. That first celebration included 35 people. And we've been celebrating ever since.
Over the years the church has met in several locations but in 2021, we began our partnership with the Baxter YMCA. Our church family has grown from 35 people to more than 1000, from the local gathered body to people who view online.
Life is messy—and it is easy to give up hope. The best way and methods we can use to handle what life throws at us can be found in the scripture. That's why we teach the Bible in practical ways that lead to kingdom living.
The Holy Spirit
In our lives, we've learned that being present can help in many situations. We know and realize that God is always active and moving. He is speaking to us and through us in order to bring people to Himself. We long to see God move, break through and bring us new life.
If people don't grow in community, the church can become stale and people can become isolated. We don't want that for anyone! Cultivating healthy, growing relationships inside and outside our community will always be a priority. We want you to know you matter to God—and to us!
Be Part Of The Story
Every Sunday at 10am & 11:30am
Vineyard Community Church is part of Vineyard USA
Vineyard USA (VUSA) is a rapidly growing multi-ethnic network of over 2400+ churches worldwide, and has impacted the Church as a whole across denominational lines in uncountable ways. The Vineyard movement emerged on the scene in the late 1970s, at what has been called a “crossroads” of American Christianity and culture. Calling ourselves “empowered evangelicals,” the Vineyard Movement seeks to blend the best of the Evangelical traditions with their focus on Christ-like character and regard for the Scriptures, with the best of the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions of welcoming the empowering of the Holy Spirit for life, ministry, and acts of service.