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M I N I S T RY C O N TAC T S Bookstore Jeff Baker, 614.259.5323 Church Planting Stephen Van Dop, 614.259.5303 Community Center Regina Smith, 614.259.5503 Community Life/Small Groups Deb George, 614.259.5358 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 Café 614.259.5400 Hospitality Casey Knight, 614.259.5292 International Ministries Macy McPeek, 614.259.5369 Marriage & Family Life Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365 Men’s Life Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303 Phase III Ron Schmidt, 614.425.7284 Singles Kerry Davis, 614.259.5502 Support for Life Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289 Urban Ministry Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 Value Life Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 VC High School Shane Huey, 614.259.5341 VC Middle School Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 VineyardKids Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486 Vineyard Institute Andy Saperstein, 614.259.5358 Volunteer Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 Women Liz Ward, 614.259.5335 Worship Arts Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310


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Congregational Letter Partnering with Jesus to Heal the Nations

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Vineyard Growth Classes

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New To Vineyard

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Families & Marriage

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Adult Ministries

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International

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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 This Generation's Worship Leaders

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 - Closed Monday, July 3 - Building closes at 6pm Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4 - 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. We appreciate your interest in Vineyard Columbus.

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

Lane Avenue Campus Pastor, Andrew Oswalt

Executive Asst. Denise Birkhoff, 614.259.5313

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Associate & International Ministries Pastor, Bill Christensen

Leader Development Pastor, Andy Saperstein

Admin. Asst. Macy McPeek, 614.259.5369

Admin. Asst. Deb George, 614.259.5358

Children’s Pastor, April Murphy

Marriage & Family Life Pastor, Ron Hitchcock

Admin. Asst. Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486

Admin. Asst. Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365

Children’s Pastor, Mike Szlapak

Outreach & Connect Pastor, Eric Pickerill

Admin. Asst. Liz Gee, 614.259.5361

Admin. Asst. Cinnamon Doran, 614.259.5235

Church Extension & Evangelism Pastor, Stephen Van Dop

Sawmill Campus Pastor, Scott Engebretson

Admin. Asst. Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Community Center Pastor, Daniel Nathan

Support For Life Pastor, Lorie Kaufman-Rees

Admin. Asst. Regina Smith, 614.259.5503

Ministry Asst. Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289

Community Life Pastor, Amanda Nash

Urban Ministry Pastor, Dan Franz

Admin. Asst. Marsha Martin, 614.259.5492

Admin. Asst. Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441

Community Relations & Special Projects Pastor, Kwesi Kambon

Visitation & Pastoral Care, Anthony Cannon

Admin. Asst. Abby Fahmi, 614.259.5467

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Discipleship Pastor, Paige Goslin

Volunteer & Value Life Pastor, Diane Bauman

614.259.5477

Admin. Asst. Jeannine Panovich, 614.259.5316

East Campus Pastor, Charles Montgomery

Women’s Pastor, Marlene Nathan

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Admin. Asst. Liz Ward, 614.259.5335

Empowered Life & Youth Pastor, Kerry Davis

Worship Arts Pastor, Craig Allen

Admin. Asst. Kristi Webster, 614.259.5482

Admin. Asst. Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310

Executive Pastor, Craig Heselton

Young Adult Pastor, Christian Root

Executive Asst. Denise Birkhoff, 614.259.5313

Admin. Asst. Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303

Financial & Career Ministries Pastor, Kent Irwin 614.259.5505

Pastors may be reached by contacting his/her

La Viña Campus Pastor, Irene Casale-Petrarca

assistant at the extension given. All staff members

Admin. Asst. Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303

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PA R T N E R I N G W I T H J E S U S T O H E A L T H E N AT I O N S Congregational Letter

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June 2017

By Bill Christensen, International Ministries Pastor

love our mission here in the Vineyard— to develop a

him in what he’s doing. Every command in the Bible is an

community of disciples who experience God, love

invitation into more relationship with God. Jesus promises

one another, and partner with Jesus to heal the world.

to be with us whenever he invites us to do something.

Because it captures God’s heart for the church in the

Once he sent ahead 72 of his followers “to every town and

world today, I can order my personal life and ministry

place where he was about to go ”. Jesus sends us where

around it.

he is going. At the tomb, the angel instructed the women

Our mission is to partner with Jesus to heal the world—a

to tell his disciples to go to Galilee because he “is going

grand and all-encompassing purpose. It involves the

ahead of you”. Jesus also goes ahead of us. Before he

whole world so that every people, tribe, and language

ascended into heaven, Jesus promised, “and surely I am

participates in the Great Never-Ending Party Jesus is

with you always”. Following the Lord’s invitation means

preparing (Isaiah 25:6-9). This mission is for all of us;

he goes behind, with, and ahead of us!

children, teens, young adults, middle age, and seniors, single and married. Each one of us can partner together with Jesus to heal the nations.

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God in Christ is on a mission, inviting you and me, his friends and servants, to join him. Years ago, while preparing to go to North Africa, there were moments

This partnership is an invitation into closer relationship

when I feared that God might not be with me “over there”.

with Jesus. Jesus invites us to participate together with

I had known his presence and closeness here in America,

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but there was uncertainty about what it would be like

breakout sessions and several field trip experiences.

living, working, and sharing Christ’s love in a different

You’ll hear more about Vineyard Columbus’ focus on

land and culture. Little did I know that I would grow closer

missions, and how you can personally be involved. I rarely

to Jesus in ways I never could have imagined. It is nothing

say this, but I believe this is a can’t-miss event. For more

short of amazing to have friends from other lands, who

information and to register (the conference is free), go

had never before heard about the Jesus of the New Testament, come under his influence. Paul prays that in

to vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/internationalministries/events/.

sharing our faith we will gain an even fuller understanding of every good thing we have in Christ (Philemon 1:6). I

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experienced the truth across cultures that our Lord is not

Join us to pray for the nations and our overseas workers.

a regional or national god, but truly the Lord and God of

We meet at our Cooper Road Campus on the 2nd and 4th

all. This is what happens when we share our faith with one

Mondays of the month, from 6:45-8:30pm and at our East

from another culture.

Campus on the 3rd Mondays of the month, from 7-8:30pm.

And who is that “other”? Jesus instructs us by word and

God is leading our church to send out dozens of long-term

example. Jesus is always reaching out to the “other”.

workers into the Muslim, Secular, and Unreached parts of

In the time of the Gospels, we see Jesus touching the

the world to see communities of Christ-followers formed.

cultural “others” of that time—women, lepers, Samaritans, tax collectors, prostitutes, foreigners. He’s still doing

Join us as we pray for the Lord to send out workers into his harvest field.

so today. After all, we represent the “other” from God’s perspective. He’s God, we are human. He’s perfect in

G O O N A S H O R T- T E R M M I S S I O N S ( S T M ) T R I P.

every way, we are fallen. But he came to us, crossing the

We are praying for 250 to go on an STM in the next 12-18

greatest cultural divide, becoming a human and living

months. You might be one of them! For more information,

among us. If he crossed that barrier to meet us, how much

go to vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/international-

more so is he doing the same today in partnership with

ministries/short-long-term-teams/.

you and me? S E R V E T H E N AT I O N S I N C E N T R A L O H I O .

How can each one of us participate in Christ’s mission to the nations? Here are just a few ways:

God has brought people from all around the world to Central Ohio, and we have lots of ways for you along with

C O M E T O “ A W O R L D F U L LY A L I V E C O N F E R E N C E ” J U N E 8 – 1 0 AT V I N E YA R D C O L M U B U S .

This is the first conference of its kind in over 15 years at

others to show Christ’s love. Discover a partial list of ways you can participate at vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/ international-ministries/volunteer/.

Vineyard Columbus. It’s for everyone. We have children’s programming focused on what God is doing among the nations. We have family events, including Around the World in 80 minutes, a multi-sensory family-friendly

We live in an extraordinary time in history. A time when more people are meeting Jesus than ever before. A time when the nations are coming to our doorstep and God

experience Friday evening in which everyone will get a

is calling his friends to engage in his ongoing mission to

taste of what life and ministry is like where we are serving

demonstrate his love to every man, woman, and child

internationally. Greg Livingstone, founder of Frontiers,

from every nation, tribe, and tongue. And, amazing as it

is coming. Eric and Julia Pickerill are speaking. “Ali”, our

sounds, he invites us to partner with him in this grand

brother from East Africa, will be there. We have multiple

adventure. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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Sunday, July 30, 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, September 10

Sunday, July 30, 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, September 10

Sunday, July 30, 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, September 10 Learn about Meeting God 304 on p. 22. Sunday, July 30, 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, September 10

Sunday, July 30, 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, September 10 Learn about Mission 502 on p. 14.

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N E W T O V I N E YA R D

Membership 101

Baptism Celebrations

Teacher Senior Pastor Rich Nathan

Saturday, June 17, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus

Childcare Register for free at vineyardcolumbus.org/vgc.

Sunday, June 18, 9am & 11:30am, Cooper Road Campus

Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs

Next Baptism Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27

of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership.

Baptism Classes Saturdays, May 27, June 3 & 10, after services Sundays, May 28, June 4 & 11, after services If you’re a new follower of Jesus, getting baptized is an important next step. It’s a public proclamation of your decision to follow Christ. In order to participate in baptism, you must attend one of the required classes listed above. Find more info online or at the Info Counter in the Lobby.

Youth Baptism Classes Saturdays, May 27, June 3 & 10, after services Sundays, May 28, June 4 & 11, after services Contact Pastors Kerry Davis, 614.259.5502 or Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317 If you’re a new follower of Jesus between the ages of 10 and 18, please take one of these required classes.

Get Connected: Join A Small Group Visit vineyardcolumbus.org/groups Contact smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org Life is better together, and we believe this kind of life happens in a Vineyard Columbus small group. 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!

Exploring Community Thursdays, June 1-29, 7-9pm Register vineyardcolumbus.org Childcare $3 per child or $5 family for children ages 1-5 Contact smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org Exploring Community is a series at our Cooper Road Campus that provides a great opportunity to experience small groups on-campus while creating new relationships and learning what small groups are all about with the goal of joining an off-campus group.

Sunday, July 30, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

No preregistration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1–12). Next Class Sunday, September 10 Learn about all of our Vineyard Growth Classes on p. 10.

FAMILIES & MARRIAGE VineyardKids Baby Dedication Saturday, October 28 Check-In: registration window, 5:30pm Sunday, October 29 Check-In: registration window, 8:30am (for 9am service) Check-In: registration window, 11am (for 11:30am service) Contact Beth Best, beth.best@vineyardcolumbus.org

Baby Dedication Classes Saturdays, October 7 & 14, 7:45pm Sundays, October 8 & 15, 1:15pm Dedication Application Deadline Sunday, October 15 Contact Beth Best, beth.best@vineyardcolumbus.org Attendance is required on a one–time basis. If you have previously attended a class for another child, you do not have to attend again. Applications are available at the Information Counter and online. Please bring your completed application to the class.

VC Students VC Students (Middle & High School) Weekend Services: Saturdays, 6pm & Sundays, 9am & 11:30am Contact Shane Huey, 614.259.5341 or shane.huey@vineyardcolumbus.org VC Students (Middle and High School) is the new name of our community of students from all across the city seeking to experience God and grow deeper in their faith. We'd love for you to see what God is doing in the lives of students just like you.

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VC Middle School Summer Camp (students currently in grades 5–8)

Parent Coach Training

July 30-August 4, Camp Cotubic

Childcare $5 per child or $10 per family, ages 1-12

Cost $325 (earlybird, due July 9th), $340 full-price

(must register a week in advance)

Register vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact/Register Mindy, mindy.layman@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact Laura Weiant, laura.weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org

Join our team of single parents and couples serving other

Refocus Summer Camp is the place to be for middle school

parents through coaching. There are many individuals and

students this summer. Time and time again we have watched

couples seeking to grow in their parenting skills, who would

as God weaves life-changing and incredible truths into our

love to learn from a more experienced parent. We can give

student’s hearts as they immerse themselves in the camp

you the training and resources needed to share the grace

experience. Financial aid is available. Don’t miss out—this is the

that God has placed on you as a parent. Parent coaches meet

event of the year!

individually or as a couple, 4-6 times in their own homes,

Marriage Journey to Oneness: Married Couples

Sunday, June 4, 2:30-5:30pm

around their own schedule. You don’t need to be a “perfect” parent to bless others who are walking through their own parenting journey!

Saturdays, June 3-24, 10am-12pm, Cooper Road Campus

Vineyard Homeschool Network

Childcare Childcare is free, ages 1-12

Contact Martha, sidebysidehomeschoolmom@gmail.com

(must register a week in advance)

Our mission is to support and empower families who home

Cost $25 per couple (includes required reading material and

educate their children. Our vision is that each family involved

online relationship inventory)

will feel supported in their efforts to homeschool their

Register vineyardcolumbus.org

children, as we all contribute our unique gifts to benefit and

Contact Mindy, mindy.layman@vineyardcolumbus.org

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

This is our foundational marriage class for couples looking to

parents through classes, field trips, and social engagements.

enrich or restore their relationship. This class will encourage

Find us on Facebook at Vineyard Columbus Homeschool

and equip you to honor God in your marriage. By attending,

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you will be eligible to participate in Begin Again or be coached by a married couple.

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

Family

Men's Ministry

Chosen4Love

180 Men’s Recovery Group

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

Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus (not meeting May 29)

Abigail Shaw (abigailjoyshaw@yahoo.com) or Peggy Steinbower

Contact John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or doyel53@gmail.com

(chucklipeg@sbcglobal.net)

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness.

Chosen4Love is a community of families with a passion for

This ministry is open to all men. We emphasize both the

adoption and foster care. We serve as a resource for adoptive

healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men

families, and for people who are considering becoming foster

to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group

or adoptive parents. Please connect with one of us for support

accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

and encouragement in this area.

Father's Day BBQ Competition June 16, 6-9pm, Cooper Road Campus Register/Contact Adrienne Ash, adrienne.ash@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5494 Do you think you know how to barbecue? Then prove it! Vineyard Columbus invites you to join us for our BBQ competition! All men are welcome to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. There will be fun activities for kids, so bring your friends and the entire family! If you just want to eat, a plate of barbecue is only $5 and kids eat for free! Competition space is limited, so sign up today!

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Vineyard Women Social Media Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out what’s happening with Vineyard Women!

Run for God Saturdays, April 29-August 12, 8-10:30am (not meeting 1st Saturdays) Register runforgod.com/class/vineyard-columbus-rfg or runforgod.com/class/vc-sawmill-rfg

2017 Summer Series: Winning the War Within

Contact Cooper Road: Farrah Langlois, Rejoui78@yahoo.com or

Wednesday, June 21, 7-9pm (Marlene Nathan)

Julie Franks, julie.franks@vineyardcolumbus.org (women)

Wednesday, July 19, 7-9pm (Hannah Engebretson)

Contact Sawmill Campus: Maria Seaman, merinparis@yahoo.

Wednesday, August 16, 7-9pm (Naja Robinson)

com or Angie Caplinger, Angiecaplinger@gmail.com (men &

Childcare $3 per child or $5 per family, ages 1-12

women)

(must register for childcare in advance)

The Run for God program provides a practical guide to

Register for childcare at vineyardcolumbus.org

running and a 12-week training plan aimed at completing a 5k

Contact Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org or

race, while maintaining a Christian focus. Meetings include

614.259.5335

discussion, walking/running and a fellowship time afterwards.

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the

All levels of walking/running are welcome!

desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 NASB

Soul Provider

Have you ever asked yourself why you say and do things you don’t want to do? Many of us believe our problem is a lack of willpower. We just aren’t trying hard enough because (after all) we really do know better! But the Bible says the root problem is “the flesh”—a power inside each of us that inclines us, bends us, pulls us towards sin. The Bible is brutally honest and very realistic about this battle—one we all must fight—but one God intends for us to win through the power of his spirit. Join us this summer as we together explore “winning the war within.” Spanish translation will be provided. Please join us afterwards for “Happy Hour” in the café!

2nd Fridays, 6:30–9pm

Soul Provider will not meet on the 2nd Fridays during the summer, but will attend the Women's Summer Series in June, July, & August instead. Childcare Free childcare available for ages 1–12 (must register in advance) Register vineyardcolumbus.org (childcare & event) Contact Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org Soul Provider is a ministry for moms who are single with children up to 18–years–old, living at home, and still in high school. Join us for free dinner, special kids’ programming, and a

International Women’s Breakfast

time for spiritual encouragement and renewal.

1st Saturdays, 9:30–11:30am (next meeting: June 3)

Vineyard Women: Event Team

Contact Flo Gimei, fgimei@gmail.com or Nicole Gonzalez–Angulo, niclin77@hotmail.com We are a group of women from all over the world that meets monthly to experience unity in Christ while we honor our 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!

Mom’s Refresh 3rd Fridays, 9:30–11:30am (not meeting in June) Childcare $3 per child or $5 per family for children ages 1–5 (must register in advance) Register vineyardcolumbus.org (childcare & event) Contact Erica Roof, roof.erica@gmail.com or Emily Wilkins, emilywilkins81@gmail.com Join other moms to experience God and build friendships through worship, teaching, and service. Infants are welcome in the room with moms. Toys and mats are provided. Moms are welcome to pack a lunch and stay after from 11:30am–12:30pm.

Contact Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team. Some of the ways you can help include promoting the event, administrative help, decorating, greeting, registration, and more. We have a great time serving together and would love to have you join us!

Seniors Phase III: A Ministry for Retirees 1st Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am Contact Ron Schmidt, rjsgar@gmail.com This ministry is for people of retirement age who want to flourish in the Kingdom of God during the third phase of their lives. We have opportunities to have fun and develop deep relationships with other Christians of the same age; grow personally and spiritually; and give back by serving (typically involves supporting other Vineyard Columbus ministries).

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Singles Ministry

International Ministries

Before You Begin the Journey: Becoming Relationship Ready (formerly Before I Become a Spouse)

VC International Teams

Saturday, July 8, 9am-1pm

Cost $10 per person (includes class materials & online inventory)

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

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 John Olver, johnolver.vc@gmail.com If you live on the east side of Columbus and have a heart for the nations, join us to pray for the nations and Vineyard

relationships, dating, and marriage. Rather than assisting you

Columbus’ missionaries in various areas of the world.

in finding “the one”, this class will equip you to stand firm in

International Ministries: A World Fully Alive Conference

your identity in Christ and bring your best self to current and future relationships. Open to singles and dating couples.

Kingdom Seekers Group

Thursday, June 8–Saturday, June 10 • Thursday, 7-9pm

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

• Friday, 8am-9pm

Contact Ray Beaumier, rbeaumie@gmail.com

• Saturday, 8am-12pm

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays, 7–9pm, Upper Arlington

Childcare (1-Pre-K) and children’s programming (K-5) available

Contact Tim Quinian, quinlan.4@osu.edu

(must register in advance)

We welcome all singles 40+ seeking first the Kingdom of God

The International Missions Ministry is planning an exciting

for Bible study and fellowship.

Missions Conference. This free conference is for individuals

I N T E R N AT I O N A L Immigration Services Immigration Intake and Consultation Clinics Thursdays, 10am–12pm, Vineyard Community Center

Contact Beth Watkins, 614.259.5322 or beth.watkins@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Cost $20 payable at the time of intake Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services (“ICS”) provides family based 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 will be available for those who complete the intake process; however, representation decisions will be made on a case by case basis and are subject to ICS availability. Intake is the mandatory first step to receiving services. We will provide low-cost consultations for individuals interested in applying for immigration. We will meet with the immigrant after the formal intake process. Intakes are limited to the first five persons on a first come, first serve basis.

and families of all ages! Children included! We will look at what God is doing among the nations, your role in his plan, and what Vineyard Columbus is doing to partner with Jesus to heal the world. Multiple sessions will be held on Friday, June 9, including the Around the World Trip, which will include children and families traveling to various stations to experience a variety of cultures throughout the world.

Mission 502 “From Nations to Neighbors: Am I Called to Missions?” Wednesday, August 9, 7:30-9:30pm Jesus is always calling his church into action, inviting us to be a part of what he is already doing. Vineyard Columbus strives to missionally engage the world around us both locally and globally. Come discover how to discern God’s calling in your life, embracing the words of John Wimber, “Everybody gets to play”.

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.

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La Viña: Spanish–Speaking Campus

Career & Financial

La Viña Service

Business Owners Group

Sundays, 11:30am, in the Chapel, Cooper Road Campus

Contact Rita Itsell, ritsell@pdsplanning.com

Contact Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.256.5254 or

If you are a fellow business owner looking to expand your

irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org.

knowledge in overall business management, this new

La Viña is a service that is completely in Spanish and meets in

program may be for you. If you're interested in this group,

the Chapel (la capilla) at Cooper Road. Our vision is to serve the

please contact Rita.

Hispanic community of Columbus, showing them God’s love and seeing their lives transformed by the power of God. We are not only a church, but also a family in Christ. You are welcome as you are!

Saturday, July 29, 9:30-11:30am

Cost Free

La Viña Servicio en Español

Registration vineyardcolumbus.org

Domingos, 11:30am, en la capilla (Chapel),

Contact Kent.Irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org

Cooper Road Campus

Childcare Not available

Para más información, contactar a Irene Casale–Petrarca,

Learn how to pass on your estate at death, how to obtain a

614.259.5254 o irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org.

good estate plan, and receive documents done at no cost to

La Viña es un servicio completamente en Español y nos

you (private one-on-one meetings scheduled in August).

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 vidas ser transformadas por el poder de Dios. No somos solamente una iglesia además somos una familia en Cristo. ¡Bienvenido como eres!

Job & Intern Opportunities Visit vineyardcolumbus.org/jobs Vineyard Columbus is an exciting place to work with great benefits and a dynamic atmosphere centered on God’s mission. We have full–time, part–time, and internship

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positions available. We are committed to diversity and the

Vineyard Columbus Visitation Care Team

Featured Position: Director of Communications

Contact Visitation Care Team, 614.259.5239. We want to come alongside our church and their families who are hospitalized, in long–term care, or homebound. If you or a family member would like to be visited, please call us.

mission of the church.

Vineyard Career Elevation 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Cost Free Visit vineyardcommunitycenter.org

Funeral Needs

Childcare Not available

Contact 614.259.5372

Contact Kent Irwin, kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org

If you are a member of Vineyard Columbus and need funeral

Offering one-on-one employment coaching, with the four

and pastoral care services, please call us.

most key areas of gaining new employment or making

Empowered Life Open Prayer for Healing Sessions Cooper Road Campus Saturday, June 10, 9-11am Wednesday, June 14, 7-9pm Saturday, June 24, 9-11am Contact Kristi Webster, Kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org Open to anyone needing physical, emotional, or deliverance healing prayer. No appointment needed.

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a change: resume writing, preparing for your interview, networking, and how to set up an effective job search. Please bring a laptop if you have one, your most recent resume, pen, and paper. Elevation is held in the Vineyard Columbus Community Center. No childcare will be provided.


Community Center The Ohio Benefit Bank Saturdays, 8–11am, 5th Avenue or Northside Food Pantries

Call 614.259.5441 for an appointment. The Ohio Benefit Bank helps moderate-to-low income families apply for over 20 public benefits, such as food stamps, Medicaid, and HEAP. Veterans can get assistance in accessing records and applying for educational benefits, too.

• 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). • Vision Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only)

Health

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

Lower Lights Christian Health Center

We offer eye exams and vouchers for free glasses to those

Cooper Road: Mondays, 8am–5pm & Wednesdays, 1:30–5pm

who qualify.

(not meeting Monday, May 29) 171 E. 5th Avenue: Mondays–Fridays, 8am–5pm Appointments Call Lower Lights, 614.274.1455 (Option 1). LLCHC is a faith–based, non–profit community health provider ministering the love of Christ through full–service cradle–to– grave medical care focused on whole–person wellness. They see patients with Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource, Molina, and private insurance as well as uninsured patients. Services are offered for the whole family on a sliding fee scale based upon income. However, all patients are seen regardless of ability to

614.259.5428.

• Chiropractic Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only) Call Fridays, 10–10:30am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428. We provide evaluation and chiropractic care for those with pain involving headaches, necks, back, or joints. Interested in volunteering in our clinics? See p. 24.

Mercy & Justice

pay. Services offered include pre–natal care, immunizations,

Orphan Care

well–child checkups, physicals, routine care, and chronic

Contact Diane Bauman, diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org

disease management.

Please contact Diane if you would like to receive updates and

Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental, & Vision Clinics

ways to help with our Orphan Care Ministry.

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: 6000 Cooper Road, Westerville

Asia’s Hope: PreK Eng 6 Home

We provide free medical, chiropractic, dental, and vision

Contact Diane Bauman, diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org

care for patients ages 18 and up to those who qualify. Our

Vineyard Columbus is partnering with Asia’s Hope by providing

clinics serve those who are uninsured OR have Medicaid or

support for a home in Cambodia. Twenty children at high risk

are Medicaid–eligible with incomes below 200 percent of the

of sexual and economic exploitation have been rescued and

Federal Poverty level. (No Medicare or other government–

now live together as a family. Staff provide individual care,

issued health care programs are eligible for services.) For more

education, a Christian environment, and job skills so each child

info, call 614.259.5428. Si usted sólo habla español, puede

can succeed as an independent adult.

comunicarse con la clínica latina al 614.293.9906. • 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 tests, injections, or X-rays.

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Support for Life Mental Health Mental illnesses are common. Every year, 9.8 million Americans experience a mental illness so severe that it substantially limits their activities of daily living. Mental illnesses also are treatable. Engaging in early identification and appropriate treatment can relieve much suffering. Yet, for many, the burden of mental illness is intensified by silence and isolation. Through Support for Life, we seek to bring God’s light and love into this darkness. We help struggling individuals and families understand they are not alone, learn more about the illnesses

Amazing Grace: Praise, Dance, Prayer, Creativity and Healing Sunday, June 25, 2-4pm (ongoing through the summer) Contact Deva, devasgabriel@gmail.com to register This class is for women age 25 and above who want to continue their journey of healing and freedom through the Lord. We will be exploring how we can apply the word through movement and creativity as worship. No experience is necessary. Christ meets us where we are, regardless of health. Expect to receive the love and forgiveness of Jesus...expect a miracle. "Let us praise his name with dancing" Psalm 149: 3

and ways to deal with them, and walk with Jesus under

Celebrate Recovery

these difficult circumstances. For more information, contact

Fridays, 7–10pm, Cooper Road Campus

Support for Life at supportgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Childcare $3/child or $5/family each week (for ages 1–12; must

Find a list of Support for Life groups at vineyardcolumbus.org

pre–register)

or at the Small Groups Counter in the Lobby.

Register supportforlife@vineyardcolumbus.org

Interested in volunteering with Support for Life? See p. 27.

Contact Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289 Celebrate Recovery is a safe, biblical, Christ–centered recovery

180 Men’s Recovery Group

fellowship to help us heal from any addictive, compulsive,

Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus (not meeting May 29)

or destructive behavior. Meetings include worship, teaching,

Contact John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or doyel53@gmail.com

sharing, and fellowship.

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness.

Circle of Love Group

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.

Amazing Grace Workshop: Praise, Dance, Prayer, Creativity and Healing

1st Mondays, 7–9pm Contact Fred & Nora Seeman, circle.of.love@sbcglobal.net This confidential group meets to bring hope, support, and resources to the family and friends of people who have same–sex attractions.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Sunday, June 11, 2:30-5:30pm

1st Tuesdays, 7–9pm (not meeting in July)

Contact Deva, devasgabriel@gmail.com to register

Childcare available (must register in advance)

This introductory workshop is for women age 25 and above

Register Kris Garwood, Garwood.2@osu.edu, 614.259.5472

who want to celebrate and worship the Lord through praise

This group allows grandparents to share the joys and the

dance. We will be exploring dance as prayer and worship as

struggles of parenting again with those who understand. Each

we learn to apply the word through creativity and movement.

month speakers address a relevant topic.

Christ meets us where we are regardless of health. No experience is necessary. Expect to receive the love and

GriefShare

forgiveness of Jesus...expect a miracle. "Let us praise his name

Beginning, Wednesday, August 23, 7-9pm

with dancing" Psalm 149: 3

Contact Chuck Clark, benaiah2.0@gmail.com GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This 13-week co-ed discussion/support group is for those grieving the death of a loved one and can be joined at any time.

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Hearts Restored Nine-Week Recovery Class

Loving Someone with Mental Illness

Tuesdays, September 5-October 24, 7-9pm

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7–9pm

Registration vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact Karen Twinem, 614.439.8475

Contact Gay, HRclass@icloud.com

This is a support group for families and friends of people

The experience of sexual betrayal is traumatic and disorienting.

with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major

This nine-week class will feature teaching discussion, prayer,

depression, borderline personality disorder, etc.). Each meeting

and testimonies from women who have seen God work

includes a short teaching, discussion, and prayer.

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

Contact 614.259.5409 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 male and female Graduate Candidate Interns, $20/session, with experience in seeing children, teens, adults, and married couples.

safety and community, the class will be closed to new

Redefining Christ

participants after the first session.

Tuesdays, October 3-November 21, 6:30-8:30pm

Hearts Restored Support Group

Registration Gina Harding, redefiningchrist@gmail.com

Tuesdays, 7–9pm (not meeting July 4) Contact djlvman@att.net Hearts Restored is a ministry for women who have been wounded by their spouse’s sexual sin. Find healing, hope, and strength with others by experiencing God in the midst of crisis.

Contact Gina Harding, 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 along side of them. Our goal is to

Integrity for Women

springboard into a praying small group for further discipleship.

Tuesdays, September 5-October 31, 7-9pm

No participants may join after the first class has begun, and

Registration vineyardcolumbus.org

preregistration is required. Each meeting will include worship

Contact integrity.women@hotmail.com

and teaching, but the main focus will be on sharing and prayer.

This group is for women who desire healing for sexual brokenness while finding freedom from addiction, shame, and rejection. Pre-registration is required. This group is cyclical and no new participants after the first class.

Redefining Christ-One Night Event Thursday, August 31, 6:30-8:30pm Registration redefiningchrist@gmail.com (required) Contact Gina Harding, redefiningchrist@gmail.com

Lay Counseling

Have you or someone you know ever been involved in a high

Application vineyardcolumbus.org

control group? Have you ever wondered if God sees the

Contact Support for Life, 614.259.5289

negative impact these groups can have? Well he does see

The Support for Life Ministry has a trained team of volunteer

and he cares! Redefining Christ, a Christ-centered ministry, is

“lay” counselors who come alongside people in difficult

hosting a special one night event for folks just like you! Come

seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and spiritual

learn more about the life changing tools and resources offered

growth in a one–on–one, non–clinical environment. Lay

in this dynamic support group for folks trying to escape the

counseling is not professional counseling, nor is it “free”

negative impact of high control groups (commonly referred to

counseling. Lay counselors meet with individuals on a short

as cults). We are not a theological debate group; we are a group

term basis and are trained to provide a listening ear, supportive

of God-fearing people encouraging relationship with Jesus

encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance.

Christ. You won’t want to miss what God is doing. Registration

Interested in becoming a lay counselor? See p. 27.

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is required.


Roots Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm Contact Tom, brankamp@aol.com or Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or supportforlife@vineyardcolumbus.org This is a substance (drug/alcohol) abuse recovery group for young men.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT Art Exhibit: The Joy of Watercolor Art June 10-July 9 Cooper Road Campus, North Hall Gallery, and Global Café

Sisters of Sarah

The North Hall Gallery is open after the 6pm & 11:30am

Usually meets 1st Thursdays, 7:15-9:15pm

services for viewing.

Contact Melissa, meladams617@gmail.com, 614.353.1792 or

The Joy of Watercolor will feature paintings by Howard Van

Sisters of Sarah is a hope and support group for women facing

Cleave, a VC member along with his wife, Debbie. They have

the hardship of primary or secondary infertility. We invite you

four adult children and five grandchildren. Howard is on staff

with open arms for a time of sharing food, socializing, open

with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship working with faculty at

discussion, and prayer together.

OSU and the Ohio Valley. He has sold work featured at the OSU

Sister Sister 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7–9pm (not meeting July 4) Contact Elizabeth, 614.397.7764 or elzbthhwrd@aol.com We are a group of women who have all survived multiple tragic events and are able to help other women as we share as sisters

Faculty Club, Columbus Arts Center, and through his website. He is a member of the Worthington Art League. This gallery is located to the right of the north entrance as you exit the main lobby across from the café. Come by and meet Howard in person Saturday evening, June 10, after the service!

in Christ. We focus on outreach and discipleship, studying

Art Exhibit: Women of the Bible Art

God’s Word, worshiping, and prayer.

June 21-August 21

Understanding Life and Conflict God's Way Wednesdays, September 6-November 15, 7-9pm Cost $10 per person or $15 per couple (covers the cost of hand-outs) 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

Cooper Road Campus, 2nd floor ministry center In collaboration with our women’s ministry series, we are featuring this beautiful 22 piece art collection in collaboration with Mr. John Kohan, the Sacred Art Pilgrim. He has provided unique art selections primarily from American female artists of faith depicting various women of the Bible. Hope you can stop by and enjoy this series. You might be surprised to see how these characters have been represented in unexpected ways!

as they live life with their spouse, family, and interact daily

Deaf Ministry Events

with people. Where does conflict in life come from, and how

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

can we resolve conflict so we can live in peace with God,

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

ourselves, and others? Come and equip yourself biblically in

Contact Angela Moore, deafvineyard@gmail.com.

understanding how to live life as we look into what God has to

The Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road Worship Service is

say about these basic yet misunderstood issues of life.

interpreted in ASL for the Deaf. We also offer a Deaf Bible Study for the Deaf.

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A Deeper Understanding of the Parables of Jesus (Maturity Teaching Intensive of the 5Ms)

Vineyard Artists Open Studio

Saturdays, July 29, August 5 & 12 from 9-11am

Contact Holly Toenges-Messerall,

Sawmill Campus, new church located on Tuller Road

vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com

Teacher John Cook

Stop by and enjoy some creative time with other adult

Contact Deb George, deb.george@vineyardcolumbus.org

artists. Bring your own art project to work on during the time

Have you ever wondered why Jesus taught in parables? Do

together and be inspired.

you understand the parables and how to apply them to your life today? John Cook, retired Pastor of Adult Education at Vineyard Columbus, leads a three-week intensive teaching study of Jesus’ parables and explains how you should interpret them, how to understand them, and how best to apply them to your life as a disciple in today’s world.  

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30pm, Vineyard Community Center

Campuses Engage: Intercessory Prayer Meeting (Cooper Road Campus) Wednesday, June 14, 7-9pm Contact kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org

• Week One is “Parables of God’s Grace & Our Response”

If you have a heart to see the kingdom come upon our church,

• Week Two is “Parables of God’s Kingdom & Our Participation”

city, and nation, come out to our intercessory prayer session.

• Week Three is “Parables of God’s Judgment & Our Accountability” Each class stands alone; you may attend any one session or all three. There is no charge for these classes; no childcare is provided; and no preregistration is required. 

1st Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm

Sawmill Campus will meet at Cooper Road Campus temporarily. Contact Dustin Jasinski, djasinskivcsc@gmail.com.

Joyful Noise Worship Service (Special Needs)

Engage is a service of meditation on scriptures and listening

2nd Sundays, 5:30–6:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

also available for special needs, congregational leaders, and

Contact Pam Newman, pmnewman7@gmail.com

programs.

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.

Meeting God 304: Healing the Heart Sunday, June 25, 2:30-4:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher Pastor Lorie Kaufman Rees & Assistant Pastor Adrienne Ash Prerequisite Meeting God 301 Childcare free childcare available (register in advance) Register vineyardcolumbus.org by Thursday, June 22 Contact Kristi Webster, Kristi.webster@vineyardcolumbus.org Did you know that in Biblical times, the “heart” didn’t just refer to one’s emotions but to their mind and will, as well? Join us to learn how to pray for people who need healing or growth in these areas in order to experience spiritual and emotional well-being. Class will include both lecture and practice time. And who knows—you might experience some healing yourself!

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to what the Lord is saying to each person attending. Prayer is

Serve in Prayer (Lane Avenue Campus) 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.

Twenty–Something Campus Sundays, 12pm, Lane Avenue Campus The Ohio 4–H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus If you’re between the ages of 18 and 30, join us to be part of what God is doing with young adults in our city. We offer childcare during our services for infants two–years–old and younger. Throughout the week, we host small groups that meet across the city. For more info, contact Pastor Christian Root, christian.root@vineyardcolumbus.org. For info on small groups, contact Jessica Gatton, 614.259.5288 or jessica.gatton@vineyardcolumbus.org.


VOLUNTEER & SERVE

Small Group: Leader Training 1

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

614.259.5358

opportunities, check out the list of volunteer opportunities

Register vineyardcolumbus.org

at vineyardcolumbus.org/volunteer, or stop by the Ministry

Small Group Leader Training 1 is an introductory class to

Counter in the Main Lobby for a Volunteer Catalog.

become a small group leader at Vineyard Columbus. If you’ve

Contact Diane Bauman, diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org

recently HOSTed a small group and want to continue or you’re

Bookstore Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities Cooper Road Campus

Contact smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org or call

new to leading an existing Vineyard Columbus small group, this is your next step. Small Group Leader Training 1 will give you the basic tools you need to keep up the good work God is doing in you and your group. 

Contact Jeff Baker, jeff.baker@vineyardcolumbus.org or

You only need to attend one of the following sessions. Please

614.259.5323

register online at vineyardcolumbus.org/smallgrouptraining1.

• Volunteer once a week: 2-3 hours anytime from 12-5pm

• Sundays, June 4 & 11, 2:30-5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

• Volunteer twice a month: 15 minutes before and 20 minutes after the service you attend, operating cash register half hour. • Volunteer Sunday morning: (every other week) Audio/media volunteer.

(childcare available) • Mondays, June 5 & 12, 6-9pm, Cooper Road Campus (childcare available) • Saturday, August 26, 9am-2pm, Cooper Road Campus

Career

Attention Small Group Leaders & Hosts

Career Ministry Volunteers

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

Contact Kent Irwin, kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org

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

The Career Ministry is in great need of new volunteers that

group discussion? Wondering how you can get more training

can volunteer in a number of different roles: job coach, career

after LT1? Need some tips on how to make hosting easier? The

expert, administrator, database manager, networking pro,

Community Life Team wants to help you make the most of your

workplace navigation, and liaison between searchers and

time as you pray and prepare for your small group gatherings,

job providers.

so we’ve created vcsmallgroups.org, a website with several

Community Life Start a Small Group

Visit vcsmallgroups.org

Bible study options as well as other helpful tools. If you have questions, write us at smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org or visit our how to use vcsmallgroups.org video at vcsmallgroups.org/how–to–use–vcsmallgroups–org/.

Contact smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org If you have a heart for people, can provide a space for people

One Child One Community: Adopt A School

to meet, serve a snack, and turn on a video, then you can start

Contact Abby Fahmi, 614.259.5467 or

a small group! For more info, send us an email or stop by the

abby.fahmi@vineyardcolumbus.org

small group area of your campus.

If your small group is looking for a place to serve together, One Child One Community needs groups to partner with us to support Columbus schools. For more info on how your group can serve, contact Abby Fahmi.

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.

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Early Childhood

ESL Conversation Partners

Early Childhood Worship Ministry

carli.snyder@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486 or

Our ESL students are eager to meet with English speakers

myra.gaiters@vineyardcolumbus.org

to improve their conversational skills and form friendships.

Share your love for Jesus with children through music!

We ask for a one hour/week commitment with your student.

Volunteer to lead children in worship once a month during our

Timing will be determined by you and your ESL student’s

weekend services.

schedule.

Global Café

International Friendships (IFI)

Global Café Volunteers

jondavidhawks@yahoo.com

Contact vineyard.cafe@vineyardcolumbus.org

International Friendships (IFI) partners with Vineyard Columbus

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

to promote friendships and show hospitality to international

our family of believers who get to experience God through

students at OSU.

service and fellowship. The Café is an atmosphere where fresh, made–from–scratch food connects the community with the

Contact Carli Snyder, 614.259.5511 or

Contact Jon–David Hawks, 740.258.4042 or

• IFI English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner Visit ifipartners.org/culture–cuisine–church–small–groups.pdf

love of Christ.

Become a conversation partner and help students practice

Health Clinics

English, learn about American culture, and more. Individuals

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers

an international student or couple monthly for a meal or

Contact Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or carol.achmoody@vineyardcolumbus.org

and families can be friendship partners who meet with activity. • IFI Internship Program

We need dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists,

Contact Estera Pirosca, e.pirosca@ifiusa.org

pharmacists, and prayer team members (Meeting God 301

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

required for prayer team).

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

Security Ministry Medical Response Team Contact Jason Pierce, jp6797@gmail.com or 614.625.6216 The Medical Response team is looking for volunteers that would be willing to help out with medical emergencies that occur during our weekend services.  If you are a doctor or nurse with hospital or ER experience, or an EMT (Basic or Paramedic) and are interested in learning more about the Medical Response Team please contact Jason Pierce.

VC International Teams & Ministries English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteers

statistical analysis, web design/media, and marketing. • Meals for IFI Friday Night Bible Studies Contact Tiria, exec_assistant@ifiusa.org IFI always needs people to help organize, prepare, and distribute food at our Friday night Bible study when students and volunteers share a meal together. Contact us if you or your small group are interested. • Small Group Outreach for IFI Contact Jon–David Hawks, 740.258.4042 or jondavidhawks@ yahoo.com Sign up ifipartners.org/groups International Friendships (IFI) has opportunities for small groups to help “reach the world” together including prayer, preparing food for a Bible study, making welcome bags, greeting new students, and hosting a used furniture sale.

Contact Ximena Lozada, ximena.lozada@vineyardcolumbus.org If you have a heart for internationals and enjoy teaching, we

Missions Care Team

need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening

Contact Dotty Christensen, dbchristensen77@gmail.com

ESL classes.

If you enjoy hospitality, encouraging others, hearing how God’s working, or want to give gifts, time, energy, or money, then get involved with missionary care. Use your creativity to help expand care to those we as a church send to the nations.

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Volunteer Opportunities with Refugees Local: Hyde Park ministry apartment

Saturday afternoons (times may vary), currently we have

Contact: Carli Synder, carli.snyder@vineyardcolumbus.org or

art afternoons from 3-5pm on a monthly basis.

614.259.5511

We are looking for individuals and small groups to come to

In partnership with World Relief, Vineyard Columbus has

the ministry apartment on Saturday afternoons to engage

opened a ministry apartment at the Hyde Park apartment

with the residents in activities ranging from art with young

complex where fifty percent of the residents are refugees from

women, soccer games, barbecues, etc.

Syria, Iraq, and Somalia. We are serving the community there

• ESL (English as a second language classes)

through various programs held at the ministry apartment. Here

Mondays, 12:30-2pm & Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm

are a list of ways you can get involved:

We have English as a second language classes for women

• Drop-In Center:

at the ministry apartment on Mondays from 12:30-2pm. We

We are opening up the ministry apartment at consistent,

provide childcare at the ministry apartment, and use the last

specific times to help Hyde Park residents practice

half hour of the class time to engage in group conversation

conversation, read their mail, and make phone calls. We also

and talk about important subjects.

help with other easy tasks that significantly help refugees

Global: Short & Long Term Teams

as they navigate culture, language, social services, and the

Contact: Carli Synder, carli.snyder@vineyardcolumbus.org or

education system. We are looking for volunteers to shadow

614.259.5511

current volunteers at the times listed below to eventually

Visit vineyardcolumbus.org

create additional drop-in center hours.

Vineyard Columbus is partnering with Operation

Mondays (women), 3-5pm

Mobilization in Athens, Greece to serve refugees. Visit

Tuesdays (men), 3-5pm

vineyardcolumbus.org for more info about upcoming short

Thursdays (men), 3-5pm

and long term mission trips.

• Coffee/Tea & Conversation Sundays (men), 7-9pm

Media Arts

We will be opening up the ministry apartment for coffee/tea

Video, Audio & Lighting Support

and conversation for men on Sunday nights. This will be the

Contact media.arts@vineyardcolumbus.org

first formal ‘men only’ event at the ministry apartment. We

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

are looking for male volunteers to come and start building

value quality to support the sights and sounds of the weekend

relationships with the men at Hyde Park.

service. If you love to use technology to help people encounter

• Tuesday Night Homework Help Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm Contact Kelly Wagaman at kelly@wagaman.org for more information We are opening up the ministry apartment for a homework help night for grades K-12. Volunteers must attend a World Relief training, fill out a World Relief application, and consent to a background check. • Thursday Night Tutoring Program Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm Come help students grades Pre-K-12 complete their homework, learn English, and practice math skills. Volunteers must attend a World Relief training, fill out a World Relief application, and consent to a background check. Small groups are welcome on a rotating basis as well!

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God, contact us to start making a difference in your church.

Prison Ministries Help inmates grow into disciples of Christ. To join us serving those in prison, contact Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Art for Self-Awareness Instructor Contact Ellice, Ellice@pathwaysWesterville.com We are looking for women interested in teaching an art class in the women’s prison. There are two training classes being facilitated by Ellice Park. The training will be facilitated in the prison setting. Learn art techniques that assist us in opening ourselves to God and others within the context of the prison environment. RSVP to Ellice to plan for supplies or if you need additional information.


Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project: Volunteers at Franklin County Jail

Body Builders Class (Special Needs)

3rd Mondays, 6–8pm

Contact Deb, 614.259.5418 or

Contact Deborah Scott, deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org

deb.petermann@vineyardcolumbus.org

The Franklin County Jail staff want to offer the Aunt Mary’s

Adults who are VC members are needed for our Middle School

Storybook program to all residents. Volunteers record parents

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

reading a story to their children, then wrap and send a CD

laugh, sit at a table, color, listen, pray, and sing worship songs?

of the recording and the book to the children. We need both

Join us twice a month.

men and women volunteers to commit two hours every other month. We also need a volunteer to lead and coordinate the small group. Training is available.

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

Sensory Break Room/Buddy Connection Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus Contact Christy Smith, 614.374.4859 or christy2311@att.net

Women Serving Women: Prison Ministry

Befriend a child who needs an extra hand getting used to

Contact Deborah Scott, deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org

church and children’s ministry. If their special needs interfere

There are different ministry opportunities for women to serve

with learning Jesus loves them, maybe they can meet Jesus

at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and Franklin Medical

through your guidance and love. Become a mentor buddy in

Center – Zone A.

our nationally–known program called the Sensory Break Room.

Franklin Medical Center Parenting Class Volunteers

Serve on a rotation.

Special Needs Intervention Support Team

Contact Deborah Scott, deborah.scott@vineyardcolumbus.org

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

We would like to offer parenting classes for pregnant moms

Contact Deb, 614.259.5418 or

at the Franklin Medical Center, the prison hospital. We will

deb.petermann@vineyardcolumbus.org

provide class materials and necessary training.

If you have training in behavior intervention, special education,

Men Serving Men: Prison Ministry 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

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

Franklin County Jail: 3rd Saturdays, 8–10:30am

Become a Lay Counselor

Jackson Pike: 3rd Saturdays, 6:45–8:45pm

Contact Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289 or

Contact Scott Osborn, 740.244.6528 or

debra.johnson@vineyardcolumbus.org

thescottrock@hotmail.com.

We're looking for leaders to meet with individuals on a

Franklin County Jail: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8–10:30am

short term basis to provide a listening ear, supportive

Contact John, 614.578.8371 or seymour1546@yahoo.com.

encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. If

Special Needs Bridge Builders Contact christy2311@att.net (children/middle schoolers)

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.

Contact deb.petermann@vineyardcolumbus.org (teens/adults)

Become a Support for Life Group Leader

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

Contact/Register rhonda.bates@vineyardcolumbus.org or

to be part of our church community.

614.259.5472 We are looking for leaders who can create groups that offer a safe environment for those who are struggling to experience the love 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 may wish to help others by leading a support or recovery group related to the same issue. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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Urban Ministry

Contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

Urban Ministry is a bridge between our church and the people

rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org

of Columbus. We feed the hungry, care for the sick, and bring

Drivers and helpers needed for MidOhio Food pick–up for

hope to prisoners and the homeless. For ways to volunteer,

Northside pantry. Take a Budget rental truck to MidOhio

visit bit.ly/servewithurbanministry or contact Rhodie Shreve,

Foodbank every other week. You pick the day and time.

614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Need to be strong enough to unload.

Food Pantries

• Food Sorting Contact Jenney Rice, jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org,

Our Urban Ministry has two food pantries that serve the

614.259.5370

community of Columbus. For more info, contact Rhodie

If you have one or more hours during the week, please

Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org,

consider helping sort food donations for our pantries.

or visit vineyardcolumbus.org.

Pantry Help Needed!

Opportunities to Serve:

Contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

• 5th Avenue Food Pantry

rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org

181 East 5th Avenue

We are in need of men to help deliver food from the Mid-Ohio

Saturday, 8am–12pm

Foodbank to our food pantries. Ability to drive a box truck (stick

Small groups need to be scheduled to serve at the pantry, so contact Rhodie. Carpool if possible, parking is limited. • Northside Food Pantry 4664 Cleveland Avenue To serve, park along Chester Road to allow guest parking

shift) and forklift is helpful, but not necessary. Deliveries/Pickups are on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the daytime (depends on order). Approximate time commitment is 4 hours every other week. Please contact Rhodie if you can help!

around the building. You can also help once a month to sort

Helping Hands

food at Vineyard Columbus.

Saturdays, 9am–12pm

• Monday Night Service Mondays, 6pm 5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue Contact Jenney, 614.259.5370 or

Contact Jenney Rice, jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org. Helping Hands is a ministry supported by men who serve families in our community that need help with minor repairs and upkeep around their homes. These families are usually

jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org

made up of single–parent homes, the elderly, or those who

Small groups can plan, prepare, and serve a meal (we can

cannot afford to pay for the repairs on their own.

provide meal ideas).

Homeless Backpack Program

• Check-in Volunteers

Contact Jenney Rice, jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org.

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

We are looking to fill 90 backpacks for men and women who

5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue

are homeless in our community. We will accept donations

Contact Chris Blosser, cblosser4@att.net.

for the following items: backpacks, thermal underwear

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

(tops and bottoms in sizes L – 3X), winter gloves, hats, socks,

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

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sweatshirts, flashlights, all size batteries, personal care items, hand and feet warmers, and cards of encouragement. Please label donation packages with “Homeless Backpack Program”.


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Visiting the Elderly

Coaches and Referees Needed!

Contact Chuck Fisher, 614.259.5403 or

Contact Jerome Smith, 614.259.5395 or

chuck.fisher@vineyardcolumbus.org (to learn more

jerome.smith@vineyardcolumbus.org.

information before you go)

Help with our Vineyard Athletics/NFL Flag Football and

• Heartland of Westerville

Cheerleading league. Vineyard Athletics Youth Basketball and

1060 Eastwind Drive 2nd Saturdays, 12:30pm • Edgewood Manor 140 N. State Street 3rd Sundays, 10:30pm • Villa Angela 5700 Karl Road 4th Saturdays, 2pm • Bryden Place

Cheerleading. 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 We need dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, pharmacists, and prayer team members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer team).

1169 Bryden Road

Volunteer with After–School Program or LAUNCH

Thursdays, 7:20–8:30pm

Monday–Friday, 3:30–6pm, August–May

VC Students

Contact Nikki Mills, nikki.mills@vineyardcolumbus.org

VC Students Small Groups & Weekend Services Leaders

reading buddies, and tutors with grade school, middle school,

Contact Shane Huey, shane.huey@vineyardcolumbus.org (VC High School) Contact Michael Doom, michael.doom@vineyardcolumbus.org (VC Middle School) Volunteer with VC Students in two special areas: Small Groups and Weekend Services. We’ll be sure to train you before leaving you alone with teenagers!

Volunteers can serve as classroom helpers, homework helpers, or high school students. A few hours a week can make a big difference in the life of a child.

One Child One Community Contact Anna Fullen, 614.259.5452 or anna.fullen@vineyardcolumbus.org Serve by mentoring a student or adopting one of six Columbus Schools in the Northland Area. Mentors meet monthly with a 5th grade student during school lunch and go on monthly field

Vineyard Community Center

trips or other activities. Mentor training is required. We are also

Artists Needed

the schools to volunteer at or provide donations on a regular

Contact vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com

basis. For more info or to get involved, contact Anna Fullen.

Contact Vineyard Columbus Artists if you are a member of the church and interested in teaching an arts or crafts class.

looking for groups and individuals to serve by adopting one of

One Child One Community: Adopt a School Contact Abby Fahmi, 614.259.5467,

Artists Small Group (New)

abby.fahmi@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com

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

Come with ideas to share and plan a course of growth

One Child One Community needs groups to partner with us to

beginning with a book study. All artists are welcome. Send us

support Columbus schools. For more info on how your group

an email if you're interested in being a part of this group.

can serve, contact Abby Fahmi.

Blood Drive

VineyardKids

Wednesday, July 19, Vineyard Community Center Visit redcrossblood.org sponsor code: VineCommCtr.

Kids’ Worship: Campus Volunteer Recruitment

Give the Gift of Blood. The need for blood donations is ongoing,

We are looking for teens and adults who would like to help lead

and every donor makes a difference

kids in worship at our campuses. Each campus handles kids’ worship differently and needs people who want to help the little ones connect to God through the worship arts. No need to play an instrument! We offer training, provide all necessary materials, and include you in a volunteer rotation.

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KQ Summer Leaders

Welcome Ministry Volunteer Opportunity

Application You can get an application from the Children’s Info

Contact Adrienne Ash, adrienne.ash@vineyardcolumbus.org

Desk or the Kidz Quest Welcome Center.

If you love to talk and make people feel welcome, then you

Contact Mike Szlapak, mike.szlapak@vineyardcolumbus.org or

should join the New Visitors Call Ministry! Each Monday

call at 614.259.5317

our team calls the visitors who turned in a connect card or

Serve grades 2-5 at one of the services. We are flexible to

decision prayer card during one of the weekend services.

accommodate your schedule. If you are willing to invest

We make them feel welcomed and give them information

time this summer (June-Aug) we have a place for you. We

about ways they can get connected at Vineyard. Most

are looking for people to lead/teach/love on our kids as we

importantly we want them to know that in our large

partner with parents to help them be more like Jesus. We offer

church, they were seen and that they are important to us.

training, curriculum, and a community to be part of.

You can make calls from your home or come to the church

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

We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team. Some of the ways you can help include promoting the event, administrative help, decorating, greeting, registration, and more. We have a great time serving together and would love to have you join us!

and make your calls.

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

Worship Arts

to the children. We accept donations of new infant and

Serve with Worship Arts

“Aunt Mary’s.”

Contact danielle.evans@vineyardcolumbus.org

Automobile Donations

The Worship Arts Ministry is looking for experienced musicians (all instruments and vocalists) for all worship teams. We are also looking for bilingual vocalists. Email Danielle for more information.

toddler board books. Drop off in bins at entrances and label

Donate used cars to Vineyard Columbus to bless others in our congregation. We accept all kinds and conditions and provide a receipt for your tax purposes. If a car or small–to– medium sized SUV is well–maintained, we check it over and

Other Opportunities

provide it to a person or family. High mileage cars are O.K., as

Baker’s Delight

condition. Other cars, not suitable due to condition or needing

Contact Mia Byrne, 614.751.5083 or mtjondro@hotmail.com

expensive repairs, will be sold, and the funds used for the

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

car ministry. To donate a car, contact Mandi, 614.259.5384.

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

If you’re a member of Vineyard Columbus and in need of a

others. Great for friends, families, and small groups who

vehicle, call 614.259.5408.

are looking for outreach opportunities. Join us!

long as vehicles have been maintained and are in fairly good

Business Owners

Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors Needed

Contact Rita Itsell, ritsell@pdsplanning.com

Visit ohiobenefits.org

We are planning a new program for business owners

Guide clients through a user–friendly, web–based computer

looking to expand their knowledge in overall business

program to access public benefits such as food stamps,

management. Please continue to visit vineyardcolumbus.org/

Medicaid, free tax filing, etc. If you are a church member,

financialministry. For more info, contact Rita Itsell.

contact Rhodie Shreve, rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.

org or 614.259.5441 (for the 5th Avenue or Northside Food Pantries), or Maria Broeckel, maria.broeckel@ vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5296 (for the Vineyard Community Center). V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G

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Homeless Ministries Donations (Urban Ministries)

Project Venezuela

Please donate men’s T–shirts (sizes L–3XL) and any size of

614.259.5254

men’s sweatshirts, socks, and jeans. Also, used/clean or new

There is a severe shortage of food, medicine, and other

blankets and propane. Please mark and place donations in the

basic needs in Venezuela. We want to offer some relief to

Urban Ministry bins located near the church entrances.

this country by sending some of these necessary items.

One Child One Community: Donations Contact Abby Fahmi, abby.fahmi@vineyardcolumbus.org. We partner with six Columbus schools for mentoring and support. This month we are collecting donations for the following: children’s hats and gloves, winter coats, pants, socks, and underwear. Drop off donations in the One Child One Community bins at the Worship Center or Ministry Center entrances.

Online Giving & TEXT to Give Contact 614.259.5443 or Vineyard.Finance@vineyardcolumbus.org

Contact Irene Casale, Irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org,

There will be designated containers at the entrance of the church where you can donate items to ‘Project Venezuela’ for the next several months. These items will then be sent to Venezuelan churches that can distribute them to the populations in greatest need. Please consider participating in this demonstration of God’s love. 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.

You can make a one time offering or you can schedule regular

• Babies: Diapers, infant formula, baby food, and wipes.

giving by visiting vineyardcolumbus.org/give. You can also

• Hygiene: Soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, hair

TEXT your amount to 614.333.0330 and follow the prompts.

conditioner, toothbrush, and deodorant/antiperspirant.

For more info, contact our Finance department.

Transitions Ministry

Pantry Donations (Urban Ministries)

Contact transitions@vineyardcolumbus.org

We always need personal care items like soap, shampoo,

Cooper Road Donation Drop–off: Ministry Center lobby

deodorant, toothpaste, etc. Drop off in the metal bins by the

throughout the week.

Cooper Road Campus entrances.

Campus Donation Drop–off: During weekend worship

services.

Planned Giving

Help us replenish our supplies for those in transition from

Contact Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 or

homelessness. This month we are collecting pots and pans

kent.irwin@vineyardcolumbus.org.

sets, new pillows, queen–sized sheet sets in package, and

If you would like to discuss estate planning, contact Kent

serving dishes.

Irwin.

Value Life Donations Contact transitions@vineyardcolumbus.org. Thank you so much for your generous donations of baby clothing. Because of your support, our closets are full! We are in need of baby socks and bibs (new or gently used) all size diapers, and Similac brand formulas. Drop off items in the Ministry Center lobby. There are bins marked “Value Life”. For more info on ways to serve, like Value Life on Facebook or visit vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/value–life.

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S AV E T I M E GIVE ONLINE 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, call 614.259.5443 or email vineyard.finance@vineyardcolumbus.org.

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very weekend, during the services at Vineyard

As it turns out, Mike Szlapak, Kidz Quest Pastor, had similar

Columbus, you’ll find a large room filled with

dreams for the children at Vineyard Columbus. So, Lilia

worshippers enjoying the music. The worship leaders

stepped out in faith, picked five dates in the summer of

singing on stage often have their hands lifted in praise and

2013, and figured it out along the way. Held quarterly over

their eyes closed. They are sincere, dedicated, and they

the years there’s been art, rap, dance, singing, media, band,

know it’s not a performance. They know it’s a privilege

and orchestra, or whatever volunteers want to teach. The

to get to worship the Lord and help others do it too. It’s

first club had 30 kids and now they average 90 kids per

impressive, considering they are all under the age of 11.

club—more than 400 kids have participated. Some even

The multi-purpose room is full of children being led in

come back as leaders. “All the way up through high school

worship by other children—and it’s happening in other

there’s fruit of this ministry,” beams Lilia, “where the kids

rooms too. On any given weekend, there are around 40

are serving, and they’re owning the church, and they’re

kids serving on worship teams throughout the church. It’s

leading worship not only for their peers, but the adults and

a result of the worship club, started 4 years ago by Lilia

the little kids… they’re finding their giftings.”

Morales, Kids Worship and Creative Arts Coordinator.

It wouldn’t be true to worship club to just hear what the

“When I first came to Vineyard,” Lilia explains, “it was a lot

adults have to say about it. “I think kids should lead kids

of adults doing [things] for kids. When I was in Colombia,

because sometimes kids don’t listen to adults as much,”

South America, I got exposed to this whole other idea of

explains Dia Hawkins-Thompson, age 9, who has been

how church ministry can be done through our church.

through worship club six times (voice and dance). “We can

They literally trained up kids to be worship leaders and on

be more fun and do it in a more active way. I like that we can

worship teams. I’d taught lessons for 15 years and it never

sing, dance, and have fun and learn about God while we’re

occurred to me. I felt like a failure! Why did I not think

doing it. I’ve learned that he loves us and that he is always

that kids can learn how to play chords? Why did I not think

there. I think it’s a good idea to go—it helps you learn about

they can do this?” So she and her husband Leo started an

God and get dedicated to him.”

academy in Colombia, and they raised up teams of kids

Evie Bahe, age 10, has been through worship club seven

in second grade, third grade, and fourth grade. She then

times (voice, drama and orchestra). “I participate in worship

brought her experience from Colombia to Columbus.

club so I can use my talents for God,” she says. “I am able

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to use singing and playing the violin to worship. The adults

that comes your way. [Kids should lead worship because]

there believe that we are THIS generation’s worship leaders,

it’s called Vineyard Kids! Vineyard Kids shows that kids love

not next generation’s worship leaders. I keep going back

Jesus!”

because I love it. It’s really helped me memorize scripture… because every time we do it, we work on one topic and it helps you to focus on that and hide it in your heart. Leading worship on the weekends gives me a chance to honor Jesus with my voice and also lead other kids to Jesus.” Paul Kuteyi participates in the club for percussion. “I’ve learned to stay on beat, how fast you should go, and how hard you should hit the drums,” he explains about the three times he’s been through it. “Worship club is a Bible-based program that teaches kids about different instruments. I’ve learned how to trust in God, have hope in him, and not just trust in yourself. Worship club is good because when people die off there’s somebody else to follow in the legacy they laid.” Soon to be a mom herself, Lilia knows it’s a huge sacrifice

First as a participant, then as a leader in art, Eamont’s sister Sirey Montufar, age 20, has been in worship club from the beginning. “It’s a way to show what worship is, and it’s not just someone singing up on a stage,” she says. “Worship is praises to God. Worship club is a great way for kids to get connected into Vineyard and not just wait until they are an adult.” She continues, “It’s a great opportunity for kids even if they don’t play an instrument or do anything musical to learn and experience God. It’s made me more connected to God, learning more about him, and how he works through every little thing in life.” Sirey is now a Worship Arts Intern at Vineyard Columbus. “I look up to Lilia a lot. She’s taught me worship isn’t just singing up there—its serving… it’s serving and doing things for the church.”

for parents to bring their kids on five Saturday afternoons

Lilia’s focus remains the same in Columbus as it was in

in a row. “But parents do it,” she explains, “and I’m just so

Colombia. “My heart with the worship club has always been

grateful. It’s this movement of children that’re excited

to tell kids who we worship,” she shares, “and why it’s just

about the kingdom and excited about their role in it… that

such a beautiful thing that God created us for worship.

they have a voice, that they have things that they can offer

[Also] it’s not music… it’s when we live every aspect of our

even right now in their little age.”

life out of gratitude for what God has done for us and out

Zora Hawkins-Thompson, age 12, agrees. She has

of gratitude for who he is. And it’s more than just the arts.”

participated nine times (dance, art, band and orchestra).

She continues, “We’ve all been created with a unique ability

“God gives us many different talents. If we didn’t have

to express our love back to God. It blesses people when we

worship club the kids wouldn’t know they can do pretty

do that and when we’re all living out our gifts and using our

much the same thing as grown-ups.’’

talents to glorify God… it’s this beautiful picture that we all

The kids are learning powerful lessons that they’ll be able to

are a part of.”

use in life. Hattie Leverette, age 10, explains, “It expresses

One of the youngest members of the club, Rebecca

how you feel about music and you get to worship God.

Muwanika, age 7, has been through it three times (voice and

He loves us and he loves how we worship for him and he

dance). “Singing is singing for God and dancing is dancing

doesn’t care if we mess up or not.” Hattie has attended

for God,” she shares. “Worship club is wonderful because it

worship club seven times (dance and piano).

helps you learn to know God’s heart and spirit. God gave us

Eamont Montufar, age 10, has also been through it seven

our heart and God died for us on the cross for our sins so we

times (piano, dance, voice, puppets, drama). “Music shows

don’t have to do it, even if he was scared. [We are] dancing

God that we love him so much and the devil cannot stand

and singing to God to say thank you for his love.”

against us!” he exclaims. “I like everything about worship club. We talk about Jesus and how he has changed our lives and how much he loves us. It doesn’t matter if we're

Are you interested in joining or volunteering with the Worship Club? The next two sessions will start in

perfect, it’s just that we’re ourselves. God loves you and

November 2017 and February 2018. If interested, please

if you don’t even know about him, just remember he will

contact Lilia at lilia.morales@vineyardcolumbus.org.

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W E L C O M E N E W M E M B E R S O F V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S ! East Campus

Alexandria Cookson

Charles Roddy

Lannetta Knotts

Ann Cooper

Malik Sammons

Liam Daily

Douglas Shaffer

Lane Avenue Campus

Kieshia Devezin

Ann Marie Shaffer

Annie Jean Charles

Tim Harman

Lindsay Shemas

Dani Jackson

Mariama Sidibe

La ViĂąa Campus

Ray Jackson

Lori Slyh

Lianna Brown

Gerry Kabongo

Marcia Stephenson

Thomas Stewart

Michael Kagori

Sammi Tarantino

Stephanie Kelley

Preston Tartt

Cooper Road Campus

Mary Kimene

Natalie Taylor

Yemi Aaron

Brandon Kinworthy

Sherlene Thompson

Anani Adamah

Matt Kitchens

Akeem Towns

Pam Akrobettoe

Lynn Kochanowski

Lilian Wangai

Elie Albertini

Noah Langdon

Monique Webster

Ava Anderson

Anshea Martin

Cheryl Williams

Tee Anifowoshe

Stanley Mathew

Lawrence Williams

Laura Banks

Tim Miller

Julia Workman

Robb Banks

Elaine Miller

Andre Bell

Judy Mondesir

Sawmill Campus

Stephanie Bell

Claude Mukeshimana

Andre Bondurant

Adesoga Bibie

Teresa Murray

Jennifer Bondurant

Richard Bretz

Annet Nakkazi

Ashley Hatfield

Stephanie Bretz

Naomi Nkrumah

Patty Heacock

Bonny Buffington

Judith Obiofuma

Rhonda Scott

Emily Bumpus

Moses Otundi

TJ Tillman

John Bumpus

Althea Parker

Krista Tillman

Zion Carpenter

Dawn Perkins

Esther Chang

Connor Pickerill

Twenty-Something

Alexander Chisley

Wenley Pierre Louis

Zachary Martin

Porsche Chisley

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