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M I N I S T RY C O N TAC T S Bookstore Jeff Baker, 614.259.5323 Career Ministry Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 Church Planting Stephen Van Dop, 614.259.5303 Community Center 614.259.5503 Community Life/Small Groups Deb George, 614.259.5358 Community Outreach 614.259.5441 Connect Cinnamon Doran, 614.259.5235 Counseling Center Yolanda Zellars, 614.259.5409 Empowered Life Kristi Webster, 614.259.5482 Financial Ministry Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 Global CafĂŠ 614.259.5400 Hospitality Casey Knight, 614.259.5292 International Ministries Jackie Williams, 614.259.5369 Marriage & Family Life Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365 Phase III Ron Schmidt, 614.425.7284 Singles Christopher Ledezma, 614.259.5492 Support for Life Joyce Stewart, 614.259.5256 Value Life Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 VC High School Mike Chaparro, 614.259.5404 VC Middle School Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 VC Twenty Michelle Blackstone, 614.259.5290 VineyardKids Terri Stewart, 614.259.5466 Vineyard Institute Andy Saperstein, 614.259.5358 Vineyard Men Stephen Van Dop, 614.259.5303 Vineyard Women Liz Ward, 614.259.5335 Volunteer Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 Worship Arts Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310


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Congregational Letter An Invitation to Spiritual Formation

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Vineyard Growth Classes

C O O P E R R O A D W E E K D AY

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New To Vineyard

BUILDING HOURS

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Families & Marriage

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Adult Ministries

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International

Monday-Friday | 8:30am-10pm Ministry Center doors close at 5:30pm. Please enter at Worship Center doors.

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Help & Wellness

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Spiritual Development

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Volunteer & Serve

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Give & Donate

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Cover Story Being Transformed, One Summer at a Time

Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, Building Closed

MINISTRY RESPONSE TEAM If you’ve contacted one of our ministries and did not receive a response within a couple days, please reach out to our Ministry Response Team at 614.259.5371 or ministry.response@vineyardcolumbus.org. Please include your name, phone number with area code, and the ministry or person that you contacted.

V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S PA S T O R S Senior Pastor, Rich Nathan Executive Asst. Denise Birkhoff, 614.259.5313

La Viña Campus Pastor, Irene Casale-Petrarca Admin. Asst. Jordan Espino-Arvizu, 614.259.5241

Associate & International Ministries Pastor, Bill Christensen Admin. Asst. Jackie Williams, 614.259.5369

Lane Avenue Campus Pastor, Andrew Oswalt Admin. Asst. Jordan Espino-Arvizu, 614.259.5241

Children’s Pastor, April Murphy Admin. Asst. Terri Stewar, 614.259.5466

Leader Development Pastor, Andy Saperstein Admin. Asst. Deb George, 614.259.5358

Children’s Pastor, Mike Szlapak Admin. Asst. Debi Leake, 614.259.5413

Marriage & Family Life Pastor, Ron Hitchcock Admin. Asst. Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365

Church Extension & Evangelism Pastor, Stephen Van Dop 614.259.5303

Outreach & Connect Pastor, Eric Pickerill Ministry Asst. Cinnamon Doran, 614.259.5235

Community Center Pastor, Daniel Nathan Admin. Asst. Ahdra Young, 614.259.5503

Sawmill Campus Pastor, Scott Engebretson Admin. Asst. Allyse Huey, 614.259.5439

Community Life Pastor, Amanda Nash

Staff Care and Formation Pastor, Julia Pickerill

Admin. Asst. Marsha Martin, 614.259.5305

614.259.5246

Community Outreach Pastor, Daniel Nathan Admin. Asst. Ahdra Young, 614.259.5503

Support For Life Pastor, Lorie Kaufman-Rees Ministry Asst. Joyce Stewart, 614.259.5256

Community Relations & Special Projects Pastor, Kwesi Kambon Admin. Asst. Debi Evans, 614.259.5467

Visitation & Care Pastor, Anthony Cannon 614.259.5364

Discipleship Pastor, Paige Goslin 614.259.5477

Volunteer & Value Life Pastor, Diane Bauman Admin. Asst. Dianna Fairchild, 614.259.5318

East Campus Pastor, Charles Montgomery Admin. Asst. Jamie Frisbey, 614.259.5245

Women’s Pastor, Marlene Nathan Ministry Asst. Liz Ward, 614.259.5335

Empowered Life & Youth Pastor, Kerry Davis Admin. Asst. Kristi Webster, 614.259.5482

Worship Arts Pastor, Craig Allen Admin. Asst. Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310

Executive Pastor, Craig Heselton Executive Asst. Denise Birkhoff, 614.259.5313

Young Adult Pastor, Christian Root & Shane Huey Admin. Asst. Michelle Blackstone, 614.259.5290

Financial & Career Ministries Pastor, Kent Irwin 614.259.5505

Pastors may be reached by contacting his/her assistant at the extension listed. All staff members are listed at vineyardcolumbus.org. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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veryone in the world is being formed spiritually

we practice this discipleship in community, and make

whether they have been intentional about it

habitual the things that were initially hard work. Often

or not. Some people end up with generally hard

times our formation becomes stunted because we pile

hearts, angry dispositions, or impatient personas.

up knowledge and information, but we never translate

Others develop tender souls, patient attitudes, and

that knowledge and information into action, habit,

loving temperaments. Most of us live somewhere in

and personal character. As with anything—practice

between: seesawing back and forth between vice and

is what gets us moving in the right direction. Here

virtue depending on how much sleep we get and how

are four simple questions to ask yourself that might

hungry we happen to be at the moment… acting like

help you move further into the practice of intentional

Paul says: tossed to and fro like ships on the sea.

formation.

A life well lived is an intentional life: we need to know

F I R S T : D O YO U K N O W J E S U S ?

what we’re seeking after and we need to have a plan to get there. For a Christian, our ultimate aim is to be like Christ. Scripture tells us that our goal is to be “conformed to the image of God’s son” (Romans 8:29)—meaning not just doing certain things, not just behaving in certain ways, and not just knowing certain things… but becoming particular sorts of people.

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Can you tell stories about him? Do you understand where the person of Christ fits into the whole story of scripture? Could you list a few characteristics about him, about how he related to those around him? Would you be able to share what Jesus means to you, when you met him and invited him into your life? Do you know what he represents in his life, his death, and

Many church folks have experienced discipleship—

his resurrection? If you want to be formed into the

good Biblical teaching, moral instruction, and

likeness of Jesus, you need to know what he’s like!

behavioral training. Spiritual formation happens when

Want to learn more? Pick up Dallas Willard’s classic

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book Renovation Of The Heart… or browse through

Interested in pressing in to this? You might consider

our bookstore to find other resources to help you

meeting regularly with a Spiritual Director who will

grow in your connection to Jesus. You can also check

help you to create space in your life for prayerful

out Alpha, and enjoy conversation with others around

awareness of the presence of Jesus. Or even more

dinner about the Christian faith… where no question

simply, try out one of many free apps that will send

about Jesus is off limits!

you reminders to stop and listen for the voice of Christ

S E C O N D : D O YO U H AV E A C O M M U N I T Y

in your day-to-day life.

T H AT H E L P S YO U P R A C T I C E C H R I S T-

F O U R T H : A R E YO U W I L L I N G T O M A K E

L I K E N E S S ? Are there people in your life who are

S PA C E ? Creator God, in the Genesis creation

safe, honest, and prayerful? Are there people who you

narrative, takes time not just to accomplish creation,

can follow, and people you can lead? Do you know

but to reflect on it, enjoy it, and rest in the midst of

others well, and do you let them know you deeply and honestly? A community of people who are seeking after Jesus is a community that will give you space to practice your faith in daily life… that will hold you accountable and that will also receive you with grace and patience. Want to engage? Connect with a small group through the Vineyard website, contact our Community Life Department or connect with our Care Ministry for help finding a group that works for you.

it. If your life is full of wall-to-wall appointments, athletic programs, social activities, church events or work, it can be difficult to be reflective, to cultivate gratitude, or to rest. Our society makes it almost impossible! But as Christians, we’re called to live as prophetic signposts in our materialistic and consumerist societies that tell us bigger, more, faster and newer are always better. Making space for spiritual formation means that in the midst of

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all that life holds, we can make a practice of making

J E S U S I S A LWAY S N E A R T O YO U , A N D

time to become aware of and grateful to God, that we

T H AT YO U C A N L E A R N T O H E A R H I S

can keep our eyes open for His grace and provision,

V O I C E ? One of the most amazing aspects of the

that we can be curious and prayerful about how He’s

Christian faith is found in the proximity of Jesus! The

engaging with those in our midst. Willing to give it a

Scriptures tell us that He is always close, that we can

try? Check out the Pray As You Go app – It’s produced

hear and understand His voice, and that He wants

by Jesuits in the UK, and posts brief contemplative

to be available to us. Unlike many other expressions

reflection on Scripture each day. Or go further and

of faith, Christianity is based on the belief that God

schedule time each evening to slow down, to practice

came near, that God did the work of reconciliation,

gratitude to God, and to pay attention to the simple

and that God actually desires to be with you and I. The

graces in your life.

Bible teaches us that absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God… and understanding the

At Vineyard Columbus, we want to develop a

availability of God through the Holy Spirit helps us to

community of disciples who value the patient process

begin to engage prayerfully in all aspects of our lives.

of becoming the women and men God has created

When we know that God is near and wants to be in

us to be: Who experience intimacy with Christ, who

connection to us about everything, we can begin to

are shaped by Christian community, who learn to

relate to him in an intimate, constant, and faith-filled

live by the Spirit, and who’s daily lives are signposts

way. And as we do that through challenges, pain, joy,

pointing to the Kingdom of God. Join with us in taking

and normal day-to-day life, we get more and more

an intentional step forward in your own journey of

formed by Him.

spiritual formation.

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Sunday, September 16, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership. No preregistration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1-12). Next Class: Sunday, November 11

Sunday, September 16, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Scott Engebretson Whether you’ve followed Jesus for a short time or many years, discover practical ways to mature and thrive. We’ll offer ways to read the Bible so that it comes to life, pray with more power, and live a life of holistic stewardship. Next Class: Sunday, November 11

Sunday, September 16, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Craig Heselton Get to know and experience the Holy Spirit, sent by God to bring the Kingdom of God and his presence into our lives and the world. You’ll also learn how to follow his lead in praying for healing in people’s lives. Next Class: Sunday, November 11

Sunday, September 16, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Diane Bauman As followers of Jesus, we are all called to serve. Whether you have been around Vineyard Columbus for a week or years, you’ll find this class helpful in discovering where God wants you to serve and grow. Next Class: Sunday, November 11

Sunday, September 16, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Stephen Van Dop The purpose of this class is to train and encourage every Christian, to share Christ, everywhere, in every way, all the time. Next Class: Sunday, November 11

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Vineyard Columbus Homeschool Network

Baptism Classes

Our mission is to support and empower families who homeschool

Saturdays, July 21, 28 & August 4, after services

their children. We all contribute our unique gifts to benefit and

Sundays, July 22, 29 & August 5, after services

build up one another, and to provide support to children and

Contact: baptism@vineyardcolumbus.org

parents through classes, field trips, and social engagements. Find

If you’re a new follower of Jesus, getting baptized is a public

us on Facebook!

proclamation of your decision to follow Christ. To participate in baptism, you must attend one of the required classes. Find more info online.

Contact: Martha, marthahawthorne@gmail.com

Marriage Journey of Hope

Youth Baptism Classes

Tuesdays, July 10–August 14, 7-9pm

Saturdays, July 21, 28 & August 4, after services

Cost: $25 per couple

Sundays, July 22, 29 & August 5, after services

Childcare: Childcare is included, ages 1-12, (must register a week in

Contact: Pastors Kerry Davis, 614.259.5502 or

advance)

Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

Register: vineyardcolumbus.org

If you’re a new follower of Jesus between the ages of 10 and 18,

Contact: Mindy, mindy.layman@vineyardcolumbus.org

please take one of these required classes.

If you and your spouse are experiencing conflict or crisis in your

Baptism Celebrations Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12 Contact: baptism@vineyardcolumbus.org

Get Connected: Join A Small Group Visit: vineyardcolumbus.org/groups Contact: smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org Doing life in community is important. Small groups bring people together from different cultures, life stages, and experiences for a rich community of worship, friendship, growth, and service. Stop by the small group area at your campus to learn more!

Membership 101 Sunday, September 16, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan Childcare: Register for free at vineyardcolumbus.org/vgc. Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership. No preregistration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1–12). Next Class: Sunday, November 11 Learn about all of our Vineyard Growth Classes on p. 6.

marriage, the Journey of Hope classes will help you find healing and direction. You will learn spiritual and practical applications from pastors and marriage coaches to restore hope and trust to your relationship.

VC Students VC Students | Middle & High School Weekend Services: Saturdays, 6pm & Sundays, 9am & 11:30am Middle School Contact: Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 or michael.doom@vineyardcolumbus.org High School Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or santos.chaparro@vineyardcolumbus.org VC Students is the name of our community of students from across the city seeking to experience God and grow deeper in their faith. See you there!

Pursuit Middle School Summer Camp July 29-August 3 Cost: $340 (Need-based scholarships are available) Register: vineyardcolumbus.org/mscamp Registration deadline: July 22 Application: vineyardcolumbus.org/mscamp

FAMILIES & MARRIAGE

Contact: Laura, laura.weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org

Family

school students—filled with worship, great preaching, lake time,

Chosen4Love

it comes! And we always see dozens of lives changed through real

Contact: Julie Pierce (614.625.7335, jasandjul95@netscape.net),

Summer Camp is one of the best events of the year for our middle games, and a giant slip and slide. It’s about as close to heaven as encounters with God.

Abigail Shaw (abigailjoyshaw@yahoo.com), or Peggy Steinbower (chucklipeg@sbcglobal.net) Chosen4Love is a community of families with a passion for adoption and foster care. We serve as a resource for adoptive families and for people who are considering becoming foster or adoptive parents. Please connect with one of us for support and encouragement in this area. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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VC High School | MDWK Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 Wednesdays, August 1 & 8 7-8:30pm, Second Floor Ministry Center

A D U LT M I N I S T R I E S Seniors

Contact: Sarah Wiechman, 614.259.5390 or

Phase III: A Ministry for Retirees

sarah.wiechman@vineyardcolumbus.org

1st Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am

This summer VC High School will have a midweek service “MDWK”.

Contact: Ron Schmidt, rjsgar@gmail.com

This is an opportunity for our students to hang out with friends,

This group is for people of retirement age who want to flourish in

engage in worship, and hear a powerful message! MDWK will be a

the Kingdom of God. We have opportunities to have fun and develop

new, fresh, and exciting experience outside of weekend services.

deep relationships with other Christians our age, grow personally

VC High School | Student Core Application: Pick up an application during high school services Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or

and spiritually, and give back by serving (supporting other ministries).

Singles Ministry

santos.chaparro@vineyardcolumbus.org

Dancing & Cards Under the Stars

Student Core is our leadership team where we partner with Christ

Friday, July 20, 7:30-9:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

to heal the world. We have so much fun doing God’s work together—

Childcare: Available for ages 1-12, $5/child or $10/family

join us!

Cost: $10 if you register online in advance, or $15 at the door

VineyardKids Baby Dedication Classes

Registration: Register online (closes Wednesday, July 18) Contact: Kristi Webster, kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org Join hundreds of adults for a night of fun, light snacks and lots of music. DJ Steve Ransom will be providing music for partnership

Saturdays, July 28 & August 4, 7:45pm

dances as well as line dancing and freestyle dancing. Not a dancer?

Sundays, July 29 & August 5, 1:15pm

Come hang out, play games and connect with others. Adult singles

Dedication Application Deadline: Sunday, August 5

and married couples in the community are welcome. Invite your

Contact: Beth Best, beth.best@vineyardcolumbus.org

friends! Dress is casual.

Attendance is required for baby dedication. If you have previously attended a class for another child, you do not have to attend again.

Journey to Oneness: Singles

Applications are available at the Information Counter and online.

Saturday, August 11, 9am-1pm

Please bring your completed application to the class.

Cost: $10 per person

Baby Dedication Saturday, August 18

Register: vineyardcolumbus.org Contact: Mindy, mindy.layman@vineyardcolumbus.org The Journey to Oneness brings a fresh and new approach to

Check-In: Registration window, 5:30pm

relationships, dating, and marriage. In Journey to Oneness: Singles,

Sunday, August 19

you’ll receive practical information on how to begin and navigate

Check-In: Registration window, 8:30am (for 9am service)

a healthy dating relationship, including the qualities to look for in a

Check-In: Registration window, 11am (for 11:30am service)

dating partner and how to set healthy relationship boundaries.

Contact: Beth Best, beth.best@vineyardcolumbus.org

KQ Worship Club Summer 2018

Vineyard Men

Saturdays July 28, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2:15-4:30pm

180 Men’s Recovery Group

Cooper Road Campus, Multi-Purpose Room

Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus

Cost: $20 (includes t-shirt)

Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or doyel53@gmail.com

The Worship Club includes training for children related to voice,

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness. This

dance, percussion, band, spoken word, media, puppetry and visual

ministry is open to all men. We emphasize both the healing power

arts.

of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

Helping Hands Contact: Stephen Van Dop, stephen.vandop@vineyardcolumbus.org Are you handy? Can you fix things? Our ministry helps people who need minor home repairs such as leaky faucets, screen door repairs, etc. Often single-parent homes, elderly, or those who can’t afford repairs on their own. 8

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Men’s Prison Ministry

Women's Summer Series | You Shall Know The Truth

If you are interested in serving in our Prison Ministry, many

Wednesdays, July 18 & August 8, 7–9pm followed by an

opportunities are available. For information, see Prison Ministries

“After Party”

under “Volunteer & Serve” in this edition of the MIX for training and

Contact: Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org, 614.259.5335

opportunities to serve at various jails throughout Central Ohio.

Childcare: Available for ages 1-12 years, $3/child, $5/family) but you

Vineyard Women International Women’s Breakfast 1st Saturdays, 9:30–11:30am (Next Meeting: July 7) Contact: Flo Gimei, fgimei@gmail.com or Julie Franks, jufranks@hotmail.com We are a group of women from all over the world who meet monthly to experience unity in Christ while we honor diversity. We share a meal, listen to a brief teaching, discuss and pray for one another. Please bring a dish to share, but if you are unable to bring food, come anyway!

Run for God Saturdays, 7:30–10am. You can join in at any time! Register: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/women/events Contact: Farrah Langlois, Rejoui78@yahoo.com or Julie Franks, jufranks@hotmail.com The Run for God program provides a practical guide to running and a 12-week training plan aimed at completing a 5k race, while maintaining a Christian focus. Meetings include discussion, walking/ running, and a fellowship time after. All levels of walking and running are welcome! You can join at anytime!

Soul Provider Summer Schedule: Wednesdays July 18 & August 8, 6pm Childcare: Available (ages 1–12; must register in advance)

must register in advance Register: vineyardcolumbus.org (for childcare only by the Monday before the event) According to the Bible, truth is a big deal to God. So how do we, as followers of Jesus, in a day of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” discern what’s true? How can we tell the difference between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy, truth and falsehood, right and wrong so we can, as Jesus said, know the truth? Our two-part summer series will be addressing this most important topic. Please join us for an evening of worship, teaching and prayer as we consider how to discern what’s true, believe what’s true and live what’s true. Stick around afterwards for a time of food and fun together in the lobby.

Young Adults Breathe Friday, August 3–Sunday, August 5 Heartland Conference Center, 3201 County Rd. 255, Marengo, OH

Cost: • Early Bird, $59 (closes July 1) • Regular Registration, $79 (closes July 27) • At Event, $89 • At Event (per session), $20

Contact: Michelle, michelle.blackstone@vineyardcolumbus.org Breathe is a 3-day, camping event for young adults. We'd love for you to join us for a weekend of worship, teaching and community. All are

Register: vineyardcolumbus.org (for childcare & event by Monday

welcome. For more information, check out vctwenty.com.

July 16 and Monday August 6)

VC Twenty All Campus Gathering

Contact: Myiesha, myiesha.mccrary@vineyardcolumbus.org Soul Provider is a ministry for moms who are single with children up to 18 years of age and still in high school. Please note: During the summer, we are going to attend the Women's Summer Series instead of having our regular meetings on the second Friday. We will meet for dinner at 6pm and then attend the Women's Summer Series at 7pm. Join us!

Vineyard Women: Event Team

Sunday, July 1, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 0-5 Contacts: Shane Huey, shane.huey@vineyardcolumbus.org VC Twenty is a place for young adults from Columbus to connect. We’d love for you to come hang out with us on Sunday, July 1 at our Cooper Road Campus for a night of worship, teaching, and community. Whether you’re a college student, young professional, or somewhere in between, we’re saving a seat for you!

Contact: Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org, 614.259.5335 We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team. This would include promoting events, administrative help, decorating, greeting, registration, and more. We have fun serving together and would love to have you join us!

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HELP & WELLNESS

Immigration Services

Vineyard Columbus Visitation Care Team

ICS Walk-in Clinics

We want to come alongside our church and their families who are

Saturdays, 9am–1pm, Vineyard Community Center

hospitalized, in nursing homes, in long–term care, or homebound. If

Contact: Trudy Ann Badillo, 614.259.5299 or

you or a family member would like to be visited, please contact us.

trudy.badillo@vineyardcolumbus.org Cost: $20 payable at the time of intake Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services (“ICS”) provides familybased immigration legal representation to persons at 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and below. ICS responds to requests for representation and legal questions from the public through its Intake Clinic. Consultations are available for those who complete the intake process; but, representation decisions will be made on a case-bycase basis and are subject to ICS availability. Intake is the mandatory first step. We will provide low-cost consultations for individuals interested in applying for immigration. We will meet with the client after the formal intake process. Intakes are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis within the weekly clinic hours.

Contact: Visitation Care Team, 614.259.5239

Funeral Needs Contact: 614.259.5372 If you are a member of Vineyard Columbus and need funeral and pastoral care services, please call us.

Helping Hands Contact: vineyardcolumbus.hh@gmail.com or 614.259.5326 Helping Hands is a ministry that will do minor repairs and upkeep in your home if you cannot complete them on your own. Most jobs are completed on Saturday mornings between 9am12pm. We do not mow grass or help with moving. If you need minor repairs around your home, please leave a message for an assessment.

International Ministries

Career & Financial

VC International Teams

Career Acceleration Class

For more information about our teams sharing Jesus overseas, email us at international.ministries@vineyardcolumbus.org.

East Campus Missions Prayer Group 3rd Mondays, 7pm, East Campus

Contact: Edna Wright, ewright3@att.net If you live on the east side of Columbus or in the Reynoldsburg/ Pickerington area and have a heart for missions, join us to pray for the nations and Vineyard Columbus’ missionaries in various areas of the world.

Short Term Missions | Interest Meeting Sunday, July 15, 2:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: jackie.williams@vineyardcolumbus.org Did you know that our church has a team focused on engaging the whole church in proclaiming God’s good news around the world? At Vineyard Columbus, everybody gets to play, so International Ministries is inviting you to come discover your place in God’s plan for healing the world, both right here and overseas.

Contact: Kent, kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org This eight-week class is offered 3 times per year and helps you tackle topics like resumes, interviews, and networking. A professional recruiter leads the class, providing a real-world view of what employers are looking for. This hands-on class has helped people get new jobs right away and lends itself to networking and friendships.

Career Coaching Application: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/career-ministry/about We offer comprehensive career coaching by appointment from one of our expert volunteer team members, to assist with your resume, and skills in job search, networking, interviewing, negotiation and conducting a job search plan. To apply for coaching, please submit the application.

Dave Ramsey | Financial Peace University September 12-November 8, Thursdays 7-9pm Cooper Road Campus

Please join us for our information meeting on short term mission

Registration: fpu.com/1065755

trips to Jordan and Zambia.

Contact: kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org

Vineyard Columbus Missions Prayer Group 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:45-8:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

Contact: Tim Hart, 614.557.0395 or vcmissionprayer@gmail.com Pray for our international ministry work. We typically worship, share updates on our missionaries, and pray for special areas of the world and our VC missionaries.

This class helps you understand and follow Jesus and Biblical financial wisdom to gain control of your money, beat debt, increase generosity and build wealth. Cost for the materials is about $100 including shipping. Childcare is available for entire class at an affordable rate. Please email Kent Iriwn to request childcare and information about partial scholarships for materials and childcare.

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Designing Your Legacy | Estate Planning Workshop Saturday July 14, 9:30-11:30am

Empowered Life

Cost: free

Open Prayer for Healing Sessions

Registration: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/financial-

• Saturday, July 7, 9-11am

ministry/events/

• Saturday, July 14, 9-11am

Contact: kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org

• Saturday, July 21, 9-11am

Learn how to steward your estate at death, and how to obtain

• Saturday, July 28, 9-11am

a good estate plan and get documents done at no cost to you.

Contact: Kristi Webster, Kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org

Seminar is informational, one-on-one private meetings scheduled in

Open to anyone needing physical, emotional, or deliverance healing

February with estate planners. Documents will be done at no cost to

prayer. No appointment needed.

you. No childcare will be provided.

Financial Coaching

Health

Learn more: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/financial-ministry/

Lower Lights Christian Health Center

resources

6000 Cooper Road:

Whether you are in crisis, struggling, wanting less financial stress,

• Mondays, Wednesday, & Thursdays, 8am–5pm

or just wanting to have Godly financial management, financial

• Tuesdays, 8am-3pm

coaching sessions with a trained financial coach are available. One-

• Fridays, 8am-1pm

on-one coaching provides you an opportunity to receive personal

171 E. 5th Avenue:

and confidential guidance. Sessions are with a trained coach in a

• Mondays–Fridays, 8am–5pm

grace-filled environment.

Appointments: Call Lower Lights, 614.274.1455 (Option 1).

Living Your Strengths

LLCHC is a faith–based, non–profit community health provider. They see patients of all ages with Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource,

6 week class on Tuesdays, starting June 13, 6:30pm

Molina, and private insurance as well as the uninsured. Whole family

Cost: $50

services are offered on a sliding fee scale based upon income.

Childcare: Not available

However, all patients are seen regardless of ability to pay. Services

Registration: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/career-ministry/

offered include pre–natal care, immunizations, well–child checkups,

events

physicals, routine care, and chronic disease management.

Contact: Eric J. Watts, ericj@wordtalkproductions.com Do you know the unique talents and gifts God wired inside of you?

Vineyard Free Health Clinics

Are you using them to lead an abundant life in your career, family,

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville

community and ministry? A professional career and leadership coach

Contact: 614.259.5428

will lead participants through a 6-week journey of discovery.

Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental, and Vision Clinics

Vineyard Job Club

We provide free medical, chiropractic, dental, and vision care for patients (ages 18 and up) who are uninsured OR have Medicaid or are

Tuesdays, 9:30-11am

Medicaid–eligible with incomes below 200 percent of the Federal

Contact: Paul Nicholson; penicholson51@gmail.com or 614.832.0471

Poverty level. (No Medicare or other government–issued health care

Participants will share experiences of their job search and discuss

programs are eligible for services.) For more info, call 614.259.5428.

challenges, strategies, and resources. We’ll share job leads, receive

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group support, guidance, and career development feedback

al 614.293.9906.

followed by a time of prayer and encouragement. This group is great if you’ve been unemployed for a while and need more ongoing support and accountability.

• Medical Clinic Cooper Road: Every Tuesday evening Walk in, first come, first served. Sign-in begins at 4pm. Patient visits begin at 6pm. We provide diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Basic work physicals available by calling 614.259.5428 (option 6) prior to coming to the clinic. No lab test, injections, or X-rays. • Dental Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only) Call: Fridays, 9–9:45am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428. We provide dental exams, X–rays, fillings, extractions, and cleanings. (No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics, or dentures).

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• Vision Clinic

Boundaries

Cooper Road (appointment only)

Begins Thursday, June 7, 7-9pm (8 weeks)

Call: Fridays, 10–10:30am to schedule appointments,

Cost: $5 for workbook

614.259.5428.

Registration: Pre-registration is required

We offer eye exams and vouchers for free glasses to those who

Contact: Angel Self, self.knight1@outlook.com

qualify.

Being a loving and unselfish Christian does not mean you can never

• Chiropractic Clinic

say “no”. This class will help you discover what boundaries you need

Cooper Road (appointment only)

and how to avoid feeling guilty about setting them. It will give you

Call: Fridays, 10–10:30am to schedule appointments,

biblically-based answers to questions you have about boundaries.

614.259.5428.

Boundaries will provide practical, non-theoretical exercises that

We provide evaluation and chiropractic care for those with pain

will help you set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children,

involving headaches, neck, back, or joints.

friends, co-workers, and even yourself.

Interested in volunteering in our clinics? See p. 22.

Mercy & Justice Orphan Care & Anti-Human Trafficking Contact: Diane Bauman, diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org Please contact Diane if you would like to receive updates and ways to help with our Orphan Care Ministry and our efforts to end human trafficking.

Support for Life 180 Men’s Recovery Group Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or doyel53@gmail.com 180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness. This ministry is open to all men. We emphasize both the healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

All Things New 7-9pm

Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: not available Register: supportforlife@vineyardcolumbus.org Contact: celebraterecovery@vineyardcolumbus.org Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, Christ-centered recovery fellowship for those desiring to heal from any addictive, compulsive, or destructive behavior. Here you will find a safe place to share pain, struggles, victories, and hope with others focused on Christcentered recovery. Meetings include worship, teaching, sharing, and fellowship. Come experience God’s love and power!

Circle of Grace Group 3rd Tuesday of most months, 7-9pm Contact: Linda Parker, circle.of.ministry@gmail.com Circle of Grace is a discussion group seeking to explore how the church can be a safe place for people with same-sex attractions to explore their relationship with Christ in a loving, biblically-faithful environment. Discussions are focused around books, videos, and other resources.

Circle of Hope Wednesdays, 7-9pm

• Friday, July 13 & 27

Contact/Register: Sue, movingonwithJesus@gmail.com

• Friday, August 10 & 24

A confidential group for women with unwanted same sex attraction

Contact: Support for Life, supportgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org

(SSA). Using material presented in the Taking Back Ground teaching,

Cost: $15 per person (includes Nicole Bromley’s HUSH book and

discussion will focus on topics presented via video as well as

SOAR workbook required for participation)

personal experience. The goal is to discover how God is working in

Registration: Pre-registration is required

our lives, engage Him in the process, and offer prayer and support to

The purpose of this 8-week group is to create a safe place for

each other.

women with past sexual abuse to share their stories and to receive further healing.

Circle of Love Group 1st Monday of most months, 7-9pm Contact: Linda Parker, circle.of.ministry@gmail.com This confidential group meets to bring hope, support, and resources to the family and friends of people who experience same-sex attractions.

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DivorceCare for Men

Grace//Truth 1.0

Wednesdays, September 5, 13 weeks (not meeting November 21)

Saturday, September 8, 9-11:30am (5 weeks)

7-9pm

Cost: $5 for book and materials

Cost: $15 for workbook

Contact: Linda Parker, circle.of.ministry@gmail.com

Contact: Dave Kuta, dave.kuta@vineyardcolumbus.org

Grace//Truth is a five-week small group learning experience that

DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for separated and/or

introduces Christians to LGBT+ people, the language to use and

divorced men. This friendly and caring group of men will walk

avoid, a theologically faithful view of marriage and sexuality, and

alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences and

practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward

can be joined at any time.

sexual and gender minorities. This group is currently open for leaders

DivorceCare for Women

who have signed the Vineyard leadership covenant.

13 weeks

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Cost: $15 for workbook Contact: Susan, smbwaters@gmail.com DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for separated and/or divorced women. This friendly and caring group of women will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences and can be joined at any time.

1st Tuesdays of every month except January, July, and September, 7–9pm Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 and up; must pre–register) Register for childcare: vineyardcolumbus.org Register: Kris Garwood, Garwood.2@osu.edu, 614.259.5472

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

This group allows grandparents to share the joys and the struggles

Community Life groups may sign up to borrow the DVD sets at any

of parenting again with those who understand. Speakers address

time for their groups.

relevant topics.

Cost: $30 for EHS course materials (book, workbook, and devotional) Contact/Register: Debbie, debra.johnson@vineyardcolumbus.org Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is a discipleship course that directly addresses how emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. Eight life-changing sessions will show you how to

GriefShare Beginning Wednesday, August 22, 7-9pm Contact: Chuck Clark, benaiah2.0@gmail.com GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk

incorporate daily life rhythms that lead to a healthier relationship

alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You

with Jesus and with others.

don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This 13-week co-ed discussion/support group is for those grieving the

Free for Women: Finding Freedom and Healing from Your Past Beginning Wednesday, September 5 (runs twice a year) Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 and up; must

death of a loved one and can be joined at any time.

Healing for the Survivors of Domestic Violence Beginning September 2018

pre–register)

Contact: Pam, stokinc@yahoo.com

Contact/Register: Brenda Bixler, BBixler313@gmail.com

This is an eight-week support group for women who are walking out

(must register by Tuesday, August 21)

of and/or have survived domestic violence situations. This support

Cost: $15 for materials (The Invisible Bond by Barbara Wilson,

group will help you feel safe and secure, trust, forgive set boundaries

required reading prior to the study)

and be kind to yourself again all through the love of the Lord. Pre-

This study provides forgiveness, freedom, healing and hope to those

registration is required.

who have been wounded by their sexual past, whether through

Hearts Restored | 8-Week Class

choices of their own or choices others have forced upon them. Discover the truth about sexual bonding, how it impacts us and can continue to impact our current and future relationships. Learn to reverse the lies we've ingrained and replace them with God's truth.

Tuesdays, September 4-October 23, 7-9pm Contact: heartsrestored@icloud.com The experience of sexual betrayal is traumatic and disorienting. This 8-week class will feature teaching discussion, prayer and testimonies from women who have seen God work powerfully in their lives through their healing journey. We will cover topics that are foundational to God-led recovery including: an overview of what true recovery looks like, the effects of trauma, establishing safety, self-care, building a support system, setting boundaries, detaching, accountability, managing triggers, finding hope and planning for the future. The workbook “Journey to Healing and Joy” will be used, and there will be weekly homework assignments. To help facilitate safety and community the class will be closed to new participants after the

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first session. Pre-Registration is required.


Hearts Restored Support Group | Recovery from Sexual Betrayal

Life Support Mentoring

Tuesdays, 7–9pm

Contact: Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or

Contact: heartsrestored@icloud.com

laycounseling@vineyardcolumbus.org

This support group is a faith-based, safe, confidential place to share

Register: If you're a member or regular attendee and would like

with other women who understand the devastating effects of

to meet with a Life Support Mentor, please fill out an online

sexual betrayal—whether it's pornography or emotional/extramarital

application or contact Support for Life.

affairs. We are engaged, married, separated, and divorced women

Our volunteer Life Support Mentors come alongside people in

and are here to help you as others have helped us. This group is for

difficult seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and

and about you, not your spouse or partner. It is not your fault, you

spiritual growth in a one–on–one, non–clinical environment

will make it through this, and there is hope. Discussion topics are

on a short-term basis. They provide a listening ear, supportive

anger, identity, disclosure, setting boundaries, detachment, triggers,

encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance.

self-care, his repentance, forgiveness, and trust.

Interested in becoming a Life Support Mentor? See p. 22.

Hungry Beginning Tuesday, September 11, 7-9pm (nine weeks) Contact: Meg Kuta, meg.kuta@vineyardcolumbus.org This is an nine-week closed support group offering hope, healing, encouragement, and accountability for women who want to be more hungry for God and less dependent on food (compulsive or emotional eating) or dieting (obsession with weight or exercise) to meet emotional needs. Meetings will include a short teaching,

Application: vineyardcolumbus.org

Loving Someone with Mental Illness 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7–9pm Contact: Karen Twinem, 614.439.8475 This is a support group for families and friends of people with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, etc.). Each meeting includes a short teaching, discussion, and prayer.

group discussion, and prayer. There is no cost, but space is limited, so

Professional Counseling Center

preregistration is requested.

Contact: 614.259.5409

Integrity for Women Thursdays Beginning September 6, (9 weeks), 7-9pm Contact/Register: integrity.women@hotmail.com This group is for women who desire healing for sexual brokenness while finding freedom from addiction, shame, and rejection. Pre-

The Vineyard Counseling Center’s clinically–trained counselors offer a biblical approach to help people achieve wholeness in all aspects of their lives. We also have Graduate Candidate Interns, $20/session, with experience in seeing children, teens, adults, and married couples.

registration is required. This group is cyclical and no new participants

Redefining Christ

after the first class.

Tuesdays beginning July 10, 6-8pm

Issues of the Heart Began Saturday, May 5, 1:30-3:30pm (8 weeks) Contact: Sheila at 614.306.0185 (preferred) or sheilalivingston228@ gmail.com Issues of the Heart is an inner healing class where you can find freedom from past judgements, inner vows, and generational sins, discover the power of forgiveness, and make peace with yourself, with God, and with others. This class is for both men and women who struggle with self-destructive behaviors, self-condemnation, depression, anger, or anything that keeps you from experiencing all

Contact: Gina Harding at redefiningchrist@gmail.com This closed, cyclical support group is for women who have come from a high control or cult background and now desire a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is not a theological debate group. Our purpose is to support these women and come alongside them. Our goal is to springboard into a praying small group for further discipleship. No participants may join after the first class has begun, and preregistration is required. Each meeting will include worship and teaching, but the main focus will be on sharing and prayer. Please contact Gina for more info and to register.

that God wants for you and your relationships. There is no cost to

Roots (Men)

attend. Pre-registration is required but this group can be joined at

Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm

any time.

Contact: Tom, brankamp@aol.com or Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or supportforlife@vineyardcolumbus.org This is a recovery group for those that struggle with life-controlling addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, work, or anything else that keeps you from experiencing the abundant life God wants for you. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift each other up, and find hope and healing as we walk with Jesus one day at a time. Although we are a Biblically based group, you do not need to be a Christian to attend. We are here to walk through recovery with you! V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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Roots (Women) Tuesdays, 7-9pm Contact: Shelly Moss or Debi Evans, womans.roots@gmail.com This is a substance (drug/alcohol) abuse recovery group for young women. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift each other up, and find hope and healing as we walk with Jesus one day at a time. Although we are a Biblically based group, you do not need to be a Christian to attend. We are here to walk through recovery with you!

Sister Sister 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7–9pm Contact: Elizabeth, 614.397.7764 or elzbthhwrd@aol.com We are a group of women who have all survived multiple tragic events and can help other women as we share as sisters in Christ. We focus on outreach and discipleship, studying God’s Word, worshiping, and prayer.

Sisters of Sarah 1st Thursdays, 7:15-9:15pm Contact: Melissa, meladams617@gmail.com, 614.353.1792 or Jeannine, 614.578.7094 or jmanderson30@gmail.com Sisters of Sarah is a hope and support group for women facing the hardship of primary or secondary infertility. We have a time of sharing food, socializing, open discussion, and prayer together.

Understanding Life and Conflict God's Way Begins Wednesday, September 5 (11 weeks) 7-9pm Contact: Walt, wpoupart@gmail.com Life and conflict go hand in hand; it's woven into the human fabric of each individual. Yet, many do not understand the dynamics of life and conflict from a biblical point of view as they live life with their spouse, family, and interact daily with people. Where does conflict in life come from, and how can we resolve conflict so as we can live in peace with God, ourselves, and others? Come and equip yourself biblically in understanding how to live life as we look into what God has to say about these basic yet misunderstood issues of life.

Unequally Yoked: Healing the Loneliness in Your Marriage 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm Contact: Laurel, jj2012tiny@gmail.com or 614.886.1749 We are a group of married women who feel alone in our Christian walk with our husbands. Please come and join us as we support one another, pray for our husbands, fellowship, and become Sisters in our Journey as we walk together with Christ as our ‘First Love’.

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Vineyard Community Center

Registration & Contact Information

VCC After School Program

Kevin Gilmore, Program Manager of VCC MS/HS

After School K-5

Email: vccmshs@vineyardcolumbus.org

Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

Phone: 614.259.5523

Registration: vineyardcommunitycenter.org (Opens July 23) VCC After School K-5 works toward the goal of developing students of character. This holistic program offers social emotional development, academic enrichment, homework

VCC MS/HS After School and Summer

Nann Horn, Administrative Assistant of VCC MS/HS Email: vccmshs@vineyardcolumbus.org Phone: 614.259.5507

support, physical recreation, and experiences with STEAM

SpringHill Camps

(science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

July 30-August 3, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Youth will engage in service projects, student led learning

Grades: For students completing Kindergarten–5th grade

initiatives, leadership development, and learn foundational

during the 2017-2018 school year (Kindergarten students must

social skills essential for growth and development. Parents

provide verification of enrollment in Kindergarten)

will also have leadership opportunities to serve, be a voice, and

Cost: * $159/child for July 2-6 & $199/child for July 30-August

provide support for development of the youth.

3 *Reduced if attending VCC Summer

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on July 23.

Register: springhilldaycamps.com (if only interested in

With our new design, the fee is paid either up front or on a monthly schedule and includes a seat in the summer program. *Discounts available for families with multiple children enrolling in after school programming. Registration & Contact Information VCC After School K-5/Summer Nikki Mills, Program Manager of VCC K-5

SpringHill Camps) Contact: VCCK5@vineyardcolumbus.org Your kids will love SpringHill Day Camps. From the climbing wall to the water slides, to the silly songs and amazing counselors, they’ll have a blast. We hire the best staff to teach your kids about God as they get to make new friends and try new and exciting activities.

Lizz Birkhoff, Administrative Assistant

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Email: vcck5@vineyardcolumbus.org

The Book of Judges

Phone: 614.259.5251

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Email: vcck5@vineyardcolumbus.org Phone: 614.259.5244

After School Middle & High School Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

Registration: vineyardcommunitycenter.org (Opens July 23) VCC MS/HS After School Program is building experiences and exposure for our youth. We cover a range of experiences that will help support and develop life readiness skills, career/ service learning exploration & workforce readiness, college & post-high exploration, and academic enrichment along with individualized academic support. Youth will also engage in

Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Michael Karoly Childcare: Not available Michael Karoly, a longtime Vineyard Columbus member, teaches through the Book of Judges at the Cooper Road Campus. Through indepth, lecture-format teaching on one of the Old Testament’s most challenging books, he’ll explain how to apply God’s Word to our lives today. Detailed class notes will be handed out/sent by email each week. Each class stands alone; no need to attend each session.

leadership opportunities, mentoring development, identity and

Deaf Ministry Events

relationship capacity building through our holistic life readiness

Worship Service Interpretation: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays, 9am

program. Parents will also have leadership opportunities to

Bible Study: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 9–10:30am

serve, be a voice, and provide support for development of the

Contact: Angela Moore, deafvineyard@gmail.com

youth.

The Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road Worship Service is interpreted

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on July

in ASL. We also offer a Bible Study in ASL.

23. With our new design, the fee is paid either up front or on a monthly schedule and includes a seat in the summer program. *Discounts available for families with multiple children enrolling in after school programming.

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Holy Spirit Encounter Wednesday, July 11, 7-8:30pm, East Campus Childcare Cost: Available for ages 1-12, $5/child or $10/family 

East Campus | New Summer Hours

Register: Register only for childcare by Tuesday, July 10th at

Beginning Sunday, May 27, 10am, East Campus

vineyardcolumbus.org

During the summer, East Campus will move to one service at 10am.

Contact: Kristi Webster, kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org

See you there!

Plan to come out to Encounter, a time of worship, prayer, and seeking more of the Holy Spirit together. Nancy Davis will be leading our Encounter this month at our East Campus.

Joyful Noise Worship Service (Special Needs) 2nd Sundays, 5:30–6:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Pam Newman, pmnewman7@gmail.com Join our Accessible Worship Service for people affected by disabilities and their families, friends, and neighbors. We have a worship band, brief message, and prayer time. Bring your tambourines and streamers.

Lane Avenue Campus | Serve in Prayer Contact: Klodiana Tedesco, klodiana@gmail.com or bit.ly/serveatlaneavenue There are many ways you can serve in prayer at Lane Avenue Campus. For more info, contact Klodiana.

La Viña | Service Sundays, 11:30am, in the Chapel, Cooper Road Campus

Contact: Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.256.5254 or irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org La Viña is an all-Spanish service that meets in the Chapel (la capilla) at Cooper Road. We serve the Hispanic community of Columbus,

Meeting God 302: Discerning God’s Voice

showing them God’s love and watching their lives be transformed by

Sunday, July 22, 2:30-4:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

God’s power. We are not only a church, but also a family in Christ. You

Teacher: Nancy Davis

are welcome as you are!

Prerequisite: Meeting God 301 Childcare: Register for childcare at vineyardcolumbus.org Childcare Cost: Available for ages 1-12, $5/child or $10/family Register: vineyardcolumbus.org by Friday, July 20 Contact: Kristi Webster, Kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org You will learn practical ways God spoke to his people in the Bible and today. You will also practice methods to sharpen your ability to discern his voice.

La Viña | Servicio en Español Domingos, 11:30am, en la capilla (Chapel), Cooper Road Campus

Para más información, contactar a Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.259.5254 o irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org La Viña es un servicio completamente en Español y nos reunimos en la capilla (Chapel) en Cooper Road. Nuestra visión es servir a la comunidad de Columbus, presentándoles el amor de Jesús y ver sus

Vineyard Institute

vidas ser transformadas por el poder de Dios. No somos solamente

Contact: vineyardinstitute.org or advisor@vineyardinstitute.org

una iglesia además somos una familia en Cristo. ¡Bienvenido como

Vineyard Institute exists as a global education provider to equip the

eres!

people of God to go out into the world as workers of the harvest, whether that calling is as a disciple in the workplace and community, a parent, a small group leader, ministry worker, missionary, churchplanter, or a pastor.

Noche de Adoración de La Viña 7-8:30pm, Primer miércoles de cada mes.

Childcare: Hay cuidado de niños. Contact: Jordan Espino-Arvizu,

Art Ministry

Jordan.espino-arvizu@vineyardcolumbus.org

Chagall Exhibit | Art Hosts Needed!

Santo a través de la alabanza, palabras proféticas, y un tiempo

Contact: Holly Messerall, vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com

extendido de oración.

We are looking for VC artists to be special hosts for a Chagall exhibit the first weekend services/events in October at our Cooper Road campus.

Una noche de alabanza extendida, y encuentro con el Espíritu

Sawmill Campus | Engage 1st Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm Contact: Dustin Jasinski, djasinskivcsc@gmail.com

Invitation to VC Artists for North Hall Gallery Exhibits 2018

Engage is a service of meditation on scriptures and listening to what

Contact: Holly Messerall, vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com

for special needs, congregational leaders, and programs.

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the Lord is saying to each person attending. Prayer is also available


VOLUNTEER & SERVE

Attention Small Group Leaders & HOSTs

If you are not sure where to serve, or want to explore other

Did you know that we have a resource page just for our small group

opportunities, check out the list of volunteer opportunities at

leaders? Short on time this week to prepare a small group discussion?

vineyardcolumbus.org/volunteer, or stop by the Ministry Counter in

Wondering how you can get more training? Need some tips on how

the Main Lobby for a Volunteer Catalog.

to make hosting easier? Check out vcsmallgroups.org—a website

Contact: Diane Bauman, diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org

with several Bible study options as well as other helpful tools. If you

Bookstore & Library Cooper Road Campus Library Volunteers Contact: Jeff Baker, jeff.baker@vineyardcolumbus.org or

Visit: vcsmallgroups.org

have questions, write us at smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Community Outreach

614.259.5323

The following outreach opportunities are a bridge between our

Volunteer once a week restocking books, contacting those with

church and the people of Columbus. Contact: Rhodie Shreve,

overdue books, and adding new inventory.

614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org for general

Bookstore | Meet the Author Contact: Jeff Baker, jeff.baker@vineyardcolumbus.org Are you an author and member of Vineyard Columbus? We'd love to have an event at the bookstore where people have the chance to meet you!

questions or contact the person designated for the outreach.

PRISON MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES Contact: Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org Help inmates grow into disciples of Christ. To join us serving those in

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities

prison, contact Deborah Scott.

Cooper Road Campus

WOMEN'S PRISON MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Contact: Jeff Baker, jeff.baker@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5323 • Volunteer once a week: 2-3 hours, Tuesday-Friday, 12-5pm • Volunteer Saturday or Sunday twice a month: 15 minutes before and 20 minutes after the service you attend, operating cash register for half hour. • Volunteer Sunday morning: (every other week) Audio/media volunteer.

Contact: Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org There are different ministry opportunities for women to serve at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and Franklin Medical Center – Zone A.

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project: Volunteers at Franklin County Jail, Franklin County Medical Center, and The Ohio Reformatory for Women

Career

Days and times vary (2 hours every other month)

Career Ministry Volunteers

Volunteers record incarcerated parents reading to their children,

Contact: Kent Irwin, kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact: Deborah Scott, deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org then we wrap the books and CDs and send them to the children. We

The Career Ministry really needs new volunteers to serve in different

need both men and women for this program. The AMSB wrapping

roles like: job coach, career expert, administrator, database manager,

group meets every 3rd Monday at the church from 6-8pm. Training is

networking pro, workplace navigator, and liaison between searchers

available.

and job providers.

Franklin Medical Center Parenting Class Volunteers

Community Life

Contact: Deborah Scott, deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org

Alpha Leader Training

Franklin Medical Center, the prison hospital. We will provide class

Register/Contact: alpha@vineyardcolumbus.org or sign up at the

We would like to offer parenting classes for pregnant moms at the materials and necessary training.

Alpha counter. Are you interested in serving with our Alpha team for one of our upcoming Alpha courses? Please contact us for more information and to register!

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MEN'S PRISON MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES We minister to men during worship services at multiple facilities. Volunteer with worship, prayer team, or help at the service. Delaware County Jail: 1–2 Saturdays/month, 10–11:30am Franklin County Jail: 3rd Saturdays, 8–10:30am Jackson Pike: 3rd Saturdays, 6:45–8:45pm Contact: Scott Osborn, 740.244.6528 or thescottrock@hotmail.com Franklin County Jail: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8–10:30am Contact: John, 614.578.8371 or seymour1546@yahoo.com

Mondays, 6pm 5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org Small groups can plan, prepare, and serve a meal (we can provide meal ideas). We are looking for families and small groups to help us purchase and prepare our holiday meals at the Monday Night Service in November and December. Please contact Jenney for more details and to sign up! • Check-in Volunteers

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project

Saturdays (two per month), 8am-12pm

Days and times vary (One day every three months)

5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue

Contact: Deborah Scott, deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact: Chris Blosser, cblosser4@att.net

We need men to help record father’s reading to their child(ren) at the

Could you help out twice a month checking in people at our

Franklin County Jail.

downtown 5th Ave. pantry? If so, we would love your help! Please

FOOD PANTRY OPPORTUNITIES Our church has two food pantries that serve the community of Columbus. Please contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie. shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org, for important information about each location before serving. Children ages 7+ are welcome with parents. Opportunities to Serve: • 5th Avenue Food Pantry 181 East 5th Avenue

email Chris Blosser, our pantry manager, and talk with him about this opportunity to serve. • Licensed Barbers and Cosmetologists Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org We are looking for licensed barbers to offer free haircuts for 2–4 hours at our pantry locations on Saturday mornings and licensed cosmetologists to volunteer services at our Northside pantry. • Pantry Drivers & Donation Pick-up Helpers

Saturdays Only

Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

Free breakfast starts at 8am, food orders given out from

rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org

9:30-11:30am.

We are in need of strong volunteers to help pick up food from

Small groups of 10-15 need to be scheduled to serve at this pantry.

the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for pantries. Ability to drive a box truck

Carpool if possible, parking is limited.

and/or use a forklift is helpful, but not necessary. Pick-ups are on

• Northside Food Pantry 4664 Cleveland Avenue Saturdays Only Free breakfast starts at 8:30am, food orders given out from 9:30-11:30am.

Wednesdays and Thursdays. Approximate time commitment is 4 hours every other week. If you are free to pick up donated items from local grocery stores/bakeries, we could use help with that too, usually on Fridays.

If possible, please carpool or park along Chester Road to keep

HOMELESS OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

parking available for guests around and behind the building. Small

Homeless Wednesday Night Outreach

groups do not need to schedule at this location but please contact

Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

Rhodie for an info sheet.

rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org

• Kitchen Anchor Adult Volunteers

Help us bring food and supplies to the homeless living outdoors.

Northside Food Pantry, 4664 Cleveland Avenue

We travel together as a team to various outdoor stops. Serve with

Saturday mornings, once or twice a month, 7am-1pm

a small group or individually. Groups must be scheduled through

We are looking for volunteers to help set up the kitchen and

Rhodie and children ages 10 and older are welcome. If you or your

prepare for serving food, cleaning up, and closing the kitchen.

small group would like to make a meal for this outreach, we can

Volunteers will be serving with 1-3 other anchor volunteers. It is

cover the cost. Just email for details!

busy, but fun! Training is available.

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YWCA Family Shelter Breakfast 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, OH 43219 2nd Saturdays of the month, 6:30-9:30am Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org Help cook and serve breakfast to the 50 families at the shelter. Great outreach for the kids too!

OHIO BENEFIT BANK OPPORTUNITIES Saturday mornings, 8-11am, 4664 Cleveland Avenue Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org Help connect low and moderate-income Ohioans with free tax preparation and access to potential public benefits and work supports. We are always looking for volunteer counselors and training is provided. Contact Rhodie to make an appointment to meet with a counselor or be trained.

ARAWAK GARDEN Contact: Arawak@cybercalvin.com We are looking for volunteers year-round to help tend our downtown garden at 1455 N. 4th St. in the Short North area where produce is grown and then donated to our 5th Avenue food pantry. We have experienced gardeners who oversee this project and there are year-round opportunities.

PRAY FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org Contact Jenney Rice to sign up for our prayer newsletter and intercede for this ministry area.

Deaf Ministry Deaf Ministry Service Opportunities Contact: Angela Moore, deafvineyard@gmail.com We need skilled volunteer ASL interpreters to sign for adults and children on a rotation at our Sunday, 9am Cooper Road Service.

Early Childhood Early Childhood Worship Ministry Contact: Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486 or myra.gaiters@vineyardcolumbus.org Share your love for Jesus with children through music! Volunteer to lead children in worship once a month during our weekend services.

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Global Café

Security Ministry

Global Café Volunteers

Medical Response Team

Contact: vineyard.cafe@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact: Jason Pierce, jp6797@gmail.com or 614.625.6216

New to the church or want to get connected? Be a part of our

We are looking for volunteers to help with medical emergencies that

family of believers who get to experience God through service and

occur during our weekend services. If you’re a doctor or nurse with

fellowship. The Café is an atmosphere where fresh, made–from–

hospital or ER experience, or an EMT (Basic or Paramedic) and are

scratch food connects the community with the love of Christ.

interested in learning more, please contact Jason Pierce.

Health Clinics

Special Needs

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers

Bridge Builders

Contact: Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or

Contact: christy2311@att.net (children/middle schoolers)

carol.achmoody@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

Current opportunities available for doctors, chiropractors, nurse

specialneeds@vineyardcolumbus.org (teens/adults)

practitioners, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and prayer team

Befriend a child, teen, or adult with special needs who wants to be

members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer teams).

part of our church community.

Media Arts

Body Builders Class (Special Needs)

Video, Audio, & Lighting Support

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

Contact: media.arts@vineyardcolumbus.org

specialneeds@vineyardcolumbus.org

We’re looking for passionate, quick–thinking people who value

Adults who are VC members are needed for our Middle School or

quality to support the sights and sounds of the weekend service. If

Teens/Adults classes with special needs. Can you be kind, laugh, sit

you love to use technology to help people encounter God, contact

at a table, color, listen, pray, and sing worship songs? Join us twice a

us to start making a difference in your church.

month.

Outreach & Connect

Sensory Break Room/Buddy Connection

Membership 101 Volunteer Opportunities

Contact: Christy Smith, 614.374.4859 or christy2311@att.net

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

Contact: Cinnamon Doran,

Befriend a child who needs an extra hand getting used to church

cinnamon.doran@vineyardcolumbus.org

and children’s ministry. If their special needs interfere with learning

• Data Entry Volunteer Opportunities

Jesus loves them, maybe they can meet Jesus through your

Hours are flexible. 2-4 hours a week.

guidance and love. Become a mentor buddy in our nationally–known

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to enter data from our

program called the Sensory Break Room. Serve on a rotation.

Membership 101 class. Vineyard Columbus membership is required. Computer literacy is preferred. Hours are flexible. This opportunity

Special Needs Intervention Support Team

is best for those who don’t mind serving on a small team.

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

• Class Volunteer Opportunities 12:30–2:30pm (Membership classes are scheduled on Sundays, five times per year) We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help set up for Membership 101 classes at Cooper Rd. This opportunity is best for those who don’t mind serving on a small team. 

Outreach Call Ministry Contact: Adrienne Ash, 614.259.5494 or adrienne.ash@vineyardcolumbus.org Do you like to talk and make people feel welcomed? Each Monday we call everyone that turned in a connect card or decision prayer card during one of the weekend services. We welcome them, give them information about ways they can get connected and upcoming events they can attend. We want them to know that in our large church, they were seen, and that they are important to us. Make calls from your home or the church. 22

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Contact: Amanda Fessehazion, specialneeds@vineyardcolumbus.org If you have training in behavior intervention, special education, autism, and/or mental health support, consider being on call to help us create a safety net when the Special Needs ministry needs extra help.

Support for Life Become a Life Support Mentor Contact: laycounseling@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5289 Application: available at vineyardcolumbus.org We're looking for leaders to meet with individuals on a shortterm basis to provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. If you've benefited from support and healing during a difficult life season or situation that has resulted in growth and freedom, you may wish to help others by providing similar support on a one-on-one basis.


Become a Support for Life Group Leader

International Friendships (IFI)

Contact/Register: supportgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org or

Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or

614.259.5472

burchettjes@gmail.com

Application: available at vineyardcolumbus.org

International Friendships (IFI) partners with Vineyard Columbus to

We are looking for leaders to create groups that offer a safe

promote friendships and show hospitality to international students

environment for those who are struggling to experience the love

at OSU.

of Jesus and the care of his community. If you've benefited from support and healing during a difficult life season or situation that has resulted in growth and freedom, you can help others by leading a group related to the same issue. We are currently looking for leaders for the following subjects: • Parents of children/teens on the autism spectrum • Families impacted by the opioid crisis • Female or male victims of domestic violence

• IFI English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner Visit: ifipartners.org/culture–cuisine–church–small–groups.pdf Become a conversation partner and help students practice English, learn about American culture, and more. Individuals and families can meet with an international student or couple monthly for a meal or activity. • IFI Internship Program Contact: Estera Pirosca, e.pirosca@ifiusa.org

VC International Teams & Ministries

Visit: ifipartners.org/interns.php#give (financial donations)

English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteers

web design/media, and marketing.

Contact: Jackie Williams, jackie.williams@vineyardcolumbus.org

IFI would like to place interns (20 hours/week) in the chemical industry, actuarial science, finance/accounting, statistical analysis,

• Meals for IFI Friday Night Bible Studies

We are seeking volunteers to serve in the following areas for

Contact: Tiria, exec_assistant@ifiusa.org

summer ESL classes (July 11- July 20):

IFI always needs people/small groups to help organize, prepare,

Fridays, 10–11:30am & Tuesdays, 7pm–9pm

and distribute food at our Friday night Bible study when students

• Greeters: Our ESL students are eager to interact with people who enjoy giving warm smiles and speaking welcoming words as they enter the classroom. • Teachers: If you have a heart for internationals and enjoy teaching,

and volunteers share a meal together. • Small Group Outreach for International Friendships Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or burchettjes@gmail.com

we need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening

Sign up: ifipartners.org/groups

ESL classes.

IFI has opportunities for small groups to help “reach the world”

Fridays, 9-10am Contact: John Olver, johnolver.vc@gmail.com • Conversation Table Leader: We have a vibrant ESL program and

together including prayer, preparing food for a Bible study, making welcome bags, greeting new students, and hosting a used furniture sale.

are always in need of volunteers to assist us as Conversation Table

Missions Care Team

Leaders.

Contact: Dotty Christensen, dbchristensen77@gmail.com

ESL Leader Training Tuesday, August 21, 7-9pm Wednesday, August 22, 10-11:30am

If you enjoy hospitality, encouraging others, hearing how God is working, or want to give gifts, of time or money, then missionary care is for you!

Register: Jackie.williams@vineyardcolumbus.org

Refugee Ministry Opportunities

This training is for those currently serving and interested in serving

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm

ESL students during the 2018-2019 school year that starts on

Contact: Andrea Tawney, andrea.tawney.vc@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2018. You will only need to attend one of

We’re looking for committed volunteers to tutor refugee and

the sessions.

immigrant children on a weekly basis for the Fall school semester

Have a Car to Loan a Missionary? Contact: Jackie Williams, jackie.williams@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5369 From June until the early Autumn we have several of our missionaries home in Columbus for visits. Do you have a car available

starting September 4 & 6! Come join the fun! Volunteers are required to complete an application, attend a training, and consent to a background check. Please contact Andrea Tawney for more information and a volunteer application. Trainings will be held on August 28 & 30.

for one of them to use while here? If so, please contact Jackie Williams and we will help make arrangements.

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VC Students

VineyardKids

VC Students Small Groups & Weekend Services Leaders

Be an AWANA Leader!

Middle School Contact: Michael Doom,

Cooper Road Campus, Multi-Purpose Room

614.259.5517 or michael.doom@vineyardcolumbus.org

Application: Pick up an application from the children’s info desk or

High School Contact: Santos Chaparro,

the Kidz Quest welcome center

614.259.5404 or santos.chaparro@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

Volunteer with VC Students in two special areas: Small Groups and

We are accepting applications for people who desire to invest in our

Weekend Services. Training is provided.

kids and disciple them. We have a curriculum, ongoing training, and

Vineyard Community Center Artists Needed Contact: vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com Contact Vineyard Columbus Artists if you are a member of the church and interested in teaching an arts or crafts class.

Artists Small Group Contact: vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com Come with ideas to share and plan a course of growth beginning with a book study. All artists are welcome. Send us an email if you're interested.

Coaches and Referees Needed for Vineyard Athletics! Contact: Jerome Smith, 614.259.5395 or jerome.smith@vineyardcolumbus.org Help with our Youth Basketball, Cheerleading, or NFL Flag Football leagues. We need coaches and referees for grades K-6.

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers Contact: Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or carol.achmoody@vineyardcolumbus.org Current opportunities available for doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and prayer team members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer teams).

a team to work with. We are flexible when you need time off and offer the fringe benefit of being loved by the kids and leaders. To make disciples we focus on scripture memory, friendship, and fun. Consistency is key. The kids will come regularly, and we need leaders who will, too.

Kids’ Worship: Campus Volunteer Recruitment Teens and adults are needed to lead kids in worship at our campuses. Each campus handles kids’ worship differently and needs people who want to help kids connect to God through the worship arts. No need to play an instrument! We offer training, materials, and include you in a rotation.

Kidz Quest Leaders Application: Pick up one at the children’s info desk Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317 Jesus said that if we are to inherit the kingdom of God we need to humble ourselves as little children. If this is true, why don’t we hang with kids more often to learn to be like them? We have opportunities this summer and also starting in September.

Vineyard Men Helping Hands Contact: Stephen Van Dop, stephen.vandop@vineyardcolumbus.org Our Helping Hands ministry helps people in our community who need minor home repairs such as leaky faucets, screen door repairs,

Volunteer with After-School Program: Middle and High School

etc. Usually single parent homes, elderly, or those who can’t afford

Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6pm, September-April

Vineyard Women

Contact: VCCMSHS@vineyardcolumbus.org Volunteers provide classroom enrichment and activity support as academic tutors and career mentors. A small amount of time is a big help.

repairs on their own.

Vineyard Women Event Team Contact: Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org

We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving

One Child One Community: Adopt A School

others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team. We need

Contact: Anna Fullen, 614.259.5452,

help promoting the event, administrative help, decorating,

anna.fullen@vineyardcolumbus.org

greeting, registration, and more. We have fun serving together—

If your small group is looking for a place to serve together, One

please join us!

Child One Community needs groups to partner with us to support Columbus schools. For more info on how your group can serve, contact Anna Fullen.

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Worship Arts

Back to School | Supply Drive

Serve with Worship Arts

Learn more: vineyardcolumbus.org/back2school

Donations due by Sunday, August 19

Contact: danielle.evans@vineyardcolumbus.org

As part of our commitment to loving our city, we’ve partnered

The Worship Arts Ministry is looking for experienced musicians

with local schools throughout the year. You can help our

(all instruments and vocalists) for all worship teams. We are also

students get a strong start to their academic year by providing

looking for bilingual vocalists.

new school supplies for our partner schools. Just bring your

Join the Choir at Vineyard Columbus Contact: danielle.evans@vineyardcolumbus.org

Our desire is to join together and sing praises to him. If you are musically gifted, sense God’s calling, and would like to be a part of the Choir at Vineyard Columbus, please email Danielle Evans.

donations to the Cooper Road Ministry Center or check to see if your campus is accepting donations. Supplies: • Backpacks • 2-pocket folders • Binders

Other Opportunities

• Paper (loose & notebooks)

Car Ministry

• Pens

Contact: Jeff, jeff.baker@vineyardcolumbus.org

• Erasers

Do you work (or as a hobby) in the auto industry doing

• Highlighters

mechanical or auto body work? If so, we are looking to develop a

• Basic calculators

car ministry and would love for you to participate!

• Student planners

Baker’s Delight

• #2 Pencils

• Crayons • Markers

Contact: Mia Byrne, 614.751.5083 or mtjondro@hotmail.com

• Colored pencils

We bake for the women’s shelter, single moms, children’s

• Glue

volunteers, women’s ministry events, nursing homes, and others.

• Gluesticks

Great for friends, families, and small groups who are looking for

• Safety scissors

outreach opportunities. Join us!

Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors Needed Visit: ohiobenefits.org Church members guide clients through a user–friendly, web–based computer program to access public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, free tax filing, etc.

G I V E & D O N AT E Aunt Mary’s Story Book Project: Donations (Prison Ministries) Contact: Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or

deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org Our women’s prison ministry offers a program to incarcerated moms that enables them to record themselves reading a book to their children. We wrap the CD and book to send to the children. We accept donations of new children's books. Drop off in bins at

We would love to have reading glasses for men in the prisons we serve, prescription 1.25 thru 2.75 strength. Drop off in our metal bins at the church entrances and clearly mark the bag for men’s prison ministry.

Online Giving & TEXT to Give Contact: 614.259.5443 or Vineyard.Finance@vineyardcolumbus.org You can make a one-time offering or you can schedule regular giving by visiting vineyardcolumbus.org/give. You can also TEXT your amount to 614.333.0330 and follow the prompts. For more info, contact our Finance department.

Pantry Donations (Community Outreach) We are targeting the following foundational canned goods for

entrances and label “Aunt Mary’s.”

our meal bags: beef stew, SPAM-canned meat, spaghetti/ravioli,

Automobile Donations

vegetables, fruits. We also can always use personal care items

Contact: Mandi, 614.259.5384

Donations of all kinds of cars are accepted, and we provide a receipt for tax purposes. Well-maintained cars or small/mediumsized SUVs are provided to a person or family. High mileage cars are okay in fairly good condition. We sell cars in poor condition and use the funds for this ministry.

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like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. Drop these items off in the metal bins at the Cooper Road Campus entrances or other campus drop off areas.


Planned Giving Contact: Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 or kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org. If you would like to discuss estate planning, contact Kent Irwin.

Project Venezuela Contact: Irene Casale, Irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org, 614.259.5254 Venezuela is experiencing a shortage of food, medicine, and other basic needs, and we want to offer some relief by sending these things to Venezuelan churches. You can donate items in designated containers at the entrance of the church for the next several months. Specific items needed: • Nonperishable foods: Rice, sugar, pasta, dry beans, corn flour, powdered milk, salt, peanut butter, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard • Medicines: Tylenol/Motrin, antibiotics, allergy relief, and First Aid supplies • Babies: Diapers, infant formula, baby food, and wipes • Hygiene: Soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, toothbrush, and deodorant/antiperspirant

Transitions Ministry Contact: transitions@vineyardcolumbus.org Cooper Road Donation Drop–off: Ministry Center lobby

throughout the week. Campus Donation Drop–off: During weekend worship services.

Help us replenish our supplies for those in transition from homelessness. This month we are collecting pots and pans sets, new pillows, queen–sized sheet sets in package, and serving dishes.

Value Life Donations Contact: Diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org Drop off items in the Ministry Center lobby bins. Like Value Life on Facebook and visit vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/value– life.

Yarn Donations Needed for Baby Blankets Our ministry has received an offer from the ladies at the Ohio Reformatory for Women to make 25 crocheted baby blankets for Vineyard’s Value Life ministry and we are truly excited to have this opportunity! The women in the prison will crochet the baby blankets BUT we need your help to collect any color of infant quality yarn for them to use! Drop your donations of yarn bagged and marked in the Community Outreach metal bins to the attention of Tiffany Fluellen.

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his June, 175 children flooded into the Vineyard Community Center (VCC) for the start of the VCC Summer program. This is the 15th year of the program’s existence but is markedly different in the retention of staff and students from previous summers and

the return of a middle school camp. Out of the 28 staff members, 20 have previously worked or volunteered with the VCC Summer program, and roughly 76% of just K-5 students have previously attended the VCC Summer program. This is also the first summer in several years that middle school programming is available, thanks to MS/HS Program Manager, Kevin Gilmore. This retention made me curious about what brings people back summer after summer, year after year. I spoke with K-5 Program Manager, Nikki Mills, MS/ HS Program Manager Kevin Gilmore, teachers Hope McPeek and Tanajah Conner, and a variety of students about why they love the VCC Summer program and what keeps bringing them back.

N I K K I M I L L S | P R O G R A M M A N AG E R FO R K- 5 After graduating from college with her teaching license, Nikki began working at Sylvan Learning Center as the Education Director. She worked at Sylvan for five years, and though she enjoyed her work, she always wanted to be in a non-profit after school program and wanted to share Jesus with her students. While looking for the baptism application for Vineyard Columbus online, Nikki stumbled across job opportunities and was hired into the VCC After School program. This is Nikki’s eleventh summer with the VCC Summer program. She continues to come back and work with the same (if not more) enthusiasm year after year because of her passion and heart for children. She says that she “loves these kids, families, and teachers,” and works to serve them every year by protecting them, providing them a safe place, feeding them, and loving them with her whole heart. 28

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KEVIN GILMORE | PROGRAM MANAGER MS/HS Kevin has been working in the VCC After School program and the VCC Summer program for many years and recently took over the middle and high school portions of the program. This summer is the first summer in several years that middle school programming is available. The middle school summer program, like the program offered during the school year, is focused on bettering the future of these young people and has a heavy focus on STEAM based learning. Kevin also coordinates high school students who have the opportunity to work in K-5 classrooms over the course of the summer. It gives them work experience as well as somewhere to be mentored over the summer. Kevin stays in the program because he believes in advocating for young people and teaching them how to advocate for themselves.

HOPE MCPEEK | LEAD TEACHER FOR FOURTH GRADE Hope began volunteering with the VCC Summer program when she was about 12. “My parents both worked in the church and I was raised in a family that served, so I just got involved.” Her love of children and Jesus drew her to the program and she hasn’t left since. Hope is in her sixth year of teaching in the summer program, which was preceded by her five years of volunteering. She keeps coming back because of the students who have stolen her heart. “I love worshipping with them, watching them try new things, and I love seeing the same kids year after year and watching them grow up.” Her heart for children and teaching young people about Jesus has made her own time in the VCC Summer program and VCC After School program seem like they weren’t so long ago.

TANAJAH CONNER | ASSISTANT TEACHER FOR FIRST & SECOND GRADE Tanajah, a junior at the University of Toledo, started attending the VCC Summer program when she was little. “I don’t think I ever missed a summer,” she said. Tanajah began working in the program last year and returned for work this summer. She remembers being heavily influenced by her teachers and having a lot of fun. The teachers that she had, she said, are the reason why she’s teaching this summer. “I really just enjoy being here,” she said. When I asked why she came back to work in the summer, she said it was hard to put into words. To her, it’s the best of both worlds: she gets to spend the day with amazing kids and gets to bond with them but also gets to have a lot of fun with her coworkers.

The students in the VCC Summer program have varied opinions on what their favorite thing about the program is. Several said that the end-of-summer dodgeball tournament was their favorite, but some said worshipping, field trips, or their teachers. One said everything was his favorite. Every person participating in the VCC Summer program this year, whether a teacher, student, parent, or volunteer, has a different reason for being here. It may be their first summer, or it might be their tenth. However, God brought every child and adult to the VCC Summer program for a particular reason—to be transformed.

If you are interested in registering for the VCC After School program, go to vineyardcommunitycenter.org or email vcck5@vineyardcolumbus.org for more information. If you are interested in the middle school or high school After School program, email vccmshs@vineyardcolumbus.org. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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