Love God Passionately • Love People Deeply • Change the World Thoroughly

Vineyard History

John Wimber
John Wimber

Vineyard Pasadena is part of the Vineyard Community of Churches. The Vineyard Movement is a network of over 1,500 churches worldwide, committed to seeing each generation reached by the power of the Gospel. With a view to embrace integrity in Christian character along with the activity of the Holy Spirit, each Vineyard church seeks to be an outpost of God’s compassionate love in a broken world.

Led in its earliest years by the late John Wimber (image on the left), the Vineyard Movement has become one of the most influential church movements of the 20th-21st centuries. As an extension of the church movement, Vineyard worship music (HosannaCome, Now Is The Time To Worship; Sweetly Broken) has deeply impacted the experience of thousands of churches around the world.

From the beginning, Vineyard pastors and leaders have sought to hold in tension the biblical doctrines of the Christian faith with an ardent pursuit of the present day work of the Spirit of God. Maintaining that balance is never easy in the midst of rapid growth and renewal. With our Core Values at the center, we are seeking to take our place in the Body of Christ, serving alongside those who truly desire to experience God in their every day life.

Vineyard Core Values

What is the Vineyard? That really is an important question. What distinguishes us from other movements, other churches, other denominations? Why do we even exist? When asking that question, we are really addressing the issue of core values. What are those core values that define us? Below are links to videos detailing each of our core values. The Vineyard's Statement of Faith is included within the Core Values booklet.

We are a people of the Kingdom of God who...

  • Partner with the Holy Spirit,
  • Experience and worship God,
  • Reconcile people with God and all creation,
  • Engage in compassionate ministry, and
  • Pursue culturally relevant mission in the world.