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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 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 Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486 Vineyard Institute Andy Saperstein, 614.259.5358 Vineyard Men Joyce Shuster, 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 The Real Jesus: What Happened?




Healing is a Lifelong Journey Finding Hope in the #MeToo World


Help & Wellness


Spiritual Development

Vineyard Growth Classes


Volunteer & Serve


New To Vineyard


Give & Donate


Families & Marriage



Adult Ministries

Cover Story Strengthening the Knot with Marriage Coaching



BUILDING HOURS Monday-Friday | 8:30am-10pm Ministry Center doors close at 5:30pm. Please enter at Worship Center doors. 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 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 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. Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486

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 Admin. Asst. Joyce Shuster, 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


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



e recently completed our third discipleship campaign at

Jesus gatherings. This year, we even had HOST groups in different

Vineyard Columbus. The first was titled “The Good Life”;

cities and other countries!

the second, “Fully Alive”; and the third, and most recent, campaign was titled “The Real Jesus”. Our goal this year was to deepen our understanding of who the Real Jesus is and how we can better respond to him in his various roles. We considered the Jesus of

This year, we also heard multiple stories of individuals making first time commitments to Christ at one of our HOST groups.

The Real Jesus Campaign and our Kids

History, and Jesus as Teacher, as Healer, as Social Revolutionary, as

As one of our outreach goals, we sought to collect 5,000 cans

Suffering Servant, as King, and as Savior. As in our prior campaigns,

of food from our children in a modern-day reenactment of the

we aimed at discipling our whole church from toddlers to empty

“Feeding of the 5,000”. Children from all of our campuses exceeded

nesters. By multiple objective measures and by anecdotal

our goal by collecting 5,353 cans! It was great seeing our kids

responses, this was our best campaign ever!

focusing on the needs of others by replenishing the food supply at our local food pantries!

The Real Jesus Campaign by the Numbers


We also had 35 elementary school children graduate through our

We began 2018 with 405 small groups. During the campaign, we

prayer model training and participate in prayer ministry time in big

added 494 new HOST groups – and more than half of the host

church during the “Jesus our Healer” week. The children leading

groups are planning to continue. So, as a church, we ought to have

worship during the Palm Sunday celebration is always a highlight of

between 650 and 700 small groups on an ongoing basis as a result

the campaign. This year, they added a drumline to play along with

of the campaign. More than 7,000 adults attended one of our Real

a kid-friendly version of Hosanna that was played by our youth

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band while hundreds of kids waved palm branches throughout the

The most encouraging responses, however, came from the children

auditorium. We had a true celebration of Palm Sunday!

at the public schools we served. We received over 200 thank you

Families were given a special six week devotional to be intentional

notes from the children. One of my favorites was this note from a

during the Lenten season with their children as Moms, Dads, and

little elementary school girl:

children together reflected on the person of Jesus. We received many, many extremely positive responses from families who have made going through our Lenten devotionals a new family tradition.

The Real Jesus Campaign serving our Community and Schools

”I go to a church too. At my church, We never go to a school and clean it. You are a different church. A different church is a better church. Thank you.” I love being part of a different church!

“Give and Go!” The Give portion was designed to restock our

The Real Jesus Campaign and Stories of Risk taking, Healing and Encouragement

Transitions Ministry with household goods. Transitions serves to

A teacher in Dublin City Schools wrote this note early in the

The service challenge portion of this year’s campaign was titled,

assist homeless veterans, women and families escaping domestic violence, refugee families, and individuals who are being released


from incarceration as they move into more permanent housing.

“I’ve been a teacher in Dublin for 13 years and always wanted to

Some of the household goods our Transitions ministry supplies

have a small group at school, but never felt the timing was right

include: pillows, sheets, blankets, alarm clocks, pots, pans,

or that I was ready for the task… My co-worker and friend, also a

dishes, silverware, towels and shower curtains. This campaign we

Vineyard member, approached me and asked if we should lead a

collected more than $40,000 worth of household goods which

[Real Jesus] group. I told her I would think about it… I began to beg

will serve at least 200 families as they move into more permanent housing. In addition to giving, our congregation was encouraged to GO to 16 Central Ohio Public Schools to mulch, plant flowers, paint inside the buildings, build playground equipment, and build gaga pits. We had over 1,000 volunteers registered to serve at our city schools. We don’t have an exact count because many more people showed

God for signs of NOT leading a group, praying “Lord, I know you do NOT want me to do this. I’m not a strong leader. I’m just not ready to share about my faith in this setting.” There were confirmations from God so I sent an email to the staff of almost 70 people inviting people to The Real Jesus small group after school. Within hours, 20 staff members had said they were interested in participating… On

up that morning than we expected. Building custodians had many

Wednesdays, 10 teachers meet before school and then 10 different

compliments for our efforts. They said they were amazed at the

teachers are meeting after school to complete the study…

number of volunteers that we had and how hard the volunteers worked. One custodian asked for and received prayer from some of our volunteers. Many asked for information about our church. Indeed, we have several people who came to our Membership Class because they saw our volunteers that Saturday morning and

“wanted to be part of a church that served our community!” Diane Agnes, the Principal of Woodward Park Middle School, said

Two people in attendance have outwardly spoken against Jesus (one specifically saying that Jesus is not the Son of God) and they both approached me today saying that they loved learning about the Jesus of History and cannot wait to attend next week to learn more. God is working in my school and I am so thrilled to be along for the ride.”

this: “Thank you so much for all of the work that you completed on

I love stories of people who take risks for Jesus and who see how

your service day at Woodward Park Middle School and Woodward

mighty a Savior he is.

Park at Walden. We have had gaga pits on our wish list for several years now, and your generosity and service brought them to

This year, we also had stories of healing during our ministry time

fruition for our 900 middle school students! We appreciate all that

during the week titled “Jesus our Healer”. We even had a story of

Vineyard Columbus does for our students and staff, including your

a marriage proposal (from last year’s campaign). A woman named

mentoring program, these service projects are above and beyond

Jen wrote this:

what we ever expected. Thank you again for your dedication and service to our students and staff, as well as their health and their happiness.” Mayor Andrew Ginther and interim Superintendent John Stanford also spoke incredibly positively to our volunteers about their contribution to Columbus Schools during our day of service on April 7!

“Kevin and I attended a Fully Alive group last year as our first small group together. It was amazing. He proposed to me at the front of Vineyard Columbus on Christmas Eve. He knows that the church is “my happy place”. This year, we led a Real Jesus group together. Our wedding is in May. God is so good.” Yes, he is! V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G



alking into the #MeToo conference was much different

this conference to provide an outlet for healing of sexual abuse

than walking into a regular Sunday service. The air in the

survivors in our church.

Multi-Purpose Room seemed to be filled with the Holy Spirit, as well as the love and comfort that community provides. Women of all ages mingled and talked, while some sat in contemplation. There was no feeling of awkwardness, no discomfort. All of the women, as diverse a population as it was, had one thing in common—they had all survived sexual abuse, harassment, or assault.


One in five women will be raped at some point in their lives. In eight out of ten cases of rape, the survivor knew the person who assaulted them. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. More than onethird of women who report being raped before age 18 are raped again as an adult.

The conference, spearheaded by our Support for Life and

These are staggering statistics and provide almost no hope for us

Women’s ministries, was held in the latter half of April. April is

as Christians. How do we heal in such a broken world where sexual

Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and in the midst of the #MeToo

assault is so prevalent and seemingly unavoidable? The speakers

movement taking over social media, Lorie Kaufman-Rees, in

of the morning; Nicole Bromley, Rachel Rosenthal Beougher, Cindy

conjunction with Marlene Nathan and Naja Robinson, organized

Stiverson, and Mary O’Brien; all gave their own stories as well as

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providing methods for healing and being more than your #MeToo

said that she “came to a place in [her] marriage where [she]


realized [she] was afraid of [her] husband and [their] future

Nicole Bromley, founder of OneVoice4Freedom, told her story of

together.” It was at this point that she lifted her voice to God

childhood sexual abuse from her stepfather. Her story was one

and “began to pray and cry out for answers.” It was then that she

of imperfection but also a story of God’s grace and faithfulness.

started noticing his strange behaviors and talked to Nicole about

She said multiple times that, “Healing is a lifelong journey.” In her healing process, sharing her story became a major source of comfort. She noted her mother, fellow speaker Cindy Stiverson, and her community for the beginning and continued nature of her healing. Nicole spoke specifically about how saying it out

what was going on. Cindy says, “Though I had been voiceless, I used my voice to protect my daughter.” Cindy spoke about how she walked with Nicole to the movies after they left her husband and it felt like chains were just falling off of her with every step

loud begins the healing process. “Saying it out loud helps you not

she took. The more she spoke up for herself and her daughter, the

feel like a prisoner to the pain and silence. It helps release you

freer she became.

from the lies that can keep you in bondage...telling helps release you from shame. On the flip side, silence delays the healing process by perpetuating the hurt, shame, and guilt we feel and it also protects sexual offenders by allowing them to continue to abuse their victims. I always tell people that it’s never too early

Mary O’Brien, a host on the morning show on 104.9 The River, shared similar sentiments to the previous speakers but added an important detail. Being a woman who dealt with childhood sexual abuse and then entering a Christian workplace, Mary expected

or too late to tell.” Nicole also talked about taking off the masks

to not be accepted for her brokenness, when in fact Christian

of comfort and complacency and rather being exactly who God

spheres end up being full of broken people, just like anywhere

intended us to be—brokenness and all. Freedom comes, in Nicole’s

else. Mary emphasized to stop pretending that things are okay

words, when we realize “we don’t have to clean ourselves up to

or that you’re okay, because none of us are. She spoke about her

be accepted, we already are, and we can walk with Him now on this lifelong gleaming journey, we can embrace who we are fully, when we embrace His love and grace fully and are willing to walk with Him, right foot left foot.” Rachel Rosenthal Beougher, a therapist, provided a different

wanting to be real on air and though it took time, she began to stop pretending. #MeToo, as many of the speakers mentioned, is a wonderful movement. It is beautiful and wonderful that women are

perspective for the conference. She said that she often heard

finding the courage to speak out against sexual assault, abuse,

women in her office say, “I know there are cases where it’s not the

and harassment in their workplaces and homes. As Nicole said,

woman’s fault, but my case is different.” She listed off reasons

“Keeping sexual abuse a secret won’t make it stop. Sweeping it

why women think their assault is their fault—often abusers will

under the rug won’t keep us safe. We have to talk about it in order

tell them that it’s their fault, sometimes the people women tell,

to allow healing and also to prevent more kids from being hurt.

and often survivors tell themselves that they are to blame. Rachel said at this point, “I wish I could convince you that it wasn’t your fault, and I can’t. But God can.” She then went through the story of David and Bathsheba. While David was beloved by God, his rape

Survivors must find their voice. The church needs to be willing to talk about these things and to be a safe place for survivors to find healing and hope and community.” This is not the ending of

of Bathsheba was not only seen by God, it was hated by God. God

this story, nor is it the end of this being needed. We will all need to

makes David’s actions personal to Himself, asking David why he

continue listening, believing, and supporting those who say “me

despised God. Rachel then detailed what God says to survivors


through Bathsheba. Even though David raped her, God saw her as precious and innocent, just as God sees us. God also promises to “shine a light on what has been done in secret and bring justice to

If you have been sexually assaulted, harassed, or abused,

every wrong done.” Our God is a God of justice who wants justice

please connect with our Care Ministries at Vineyard Columbus

for survivors and to remind them that they are loved and cared for. Cindy Stiverson, founder of Woven Women International and fellow speaker Nicole Bromley’s mother, spoke then about the

by going to our website, There will be follow-up #MeToo gatherings about sexual misconduct in the workplace. Contact Toni King at for more information.

voicelessness of the abuse she faced and abuse at large. Cindy V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


Sunday, June 24, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Eric Pickerill 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 16

Sunday, June 24, 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 16

Sunday, June 24, 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 16

Sunday, June 24, 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 16

Sunday, June 24, 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 16


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David Carlos

Whitney Noameshie

Tyrone Davis

Isaiah Clark

Wesley Owens

Jimmy Felton

Tiffany Davis

Robin Patrick

Carolyn Felton

Hope Dela Vega

Tony Plouck

Keith Galloway

Katie Dix

Jeremy Raines

Porche Jackson

Melanie Dotse

Luis Sanchez

Andrew Koperski

Cynthia Driskell

Gabrielle Sanchez

Jason Fetherolf

David Santos-Harris

Vickie Flood

David Schermerhorn

Sandy Furno

Charlotte Schermerhorn

Jim Furno

Jim Schrienk

Chris Fuson

Abdul Sesay

Lilly Haddad

Myeshia Singer

Angie Hamilton

Ronald Smith

Tiffany Harris-Santos

Abigail Sprague


Renee Hoffer

David Stoever

Taylor Ailts

Jake Hoffer

Miriam Tesfai

Mosa Aloba

Cyndi Horvath

Stacy Tffany

David Aloba

Bill Horvath

Michael Tyler

Selom Ameteku

Jasmine Hunter

Courtney Ward

Laura Anderson

Melonie Jacobs

Keisha Whitfield

Elizabeth Babb

Jennifer Jefferson-Beard

Christina Wilcox

Trudy Badillo

Kathryn Jenks

Charlotte Wilson

Cindy Bergenstein

Preston Jones

Mesha Woodard

Yvonne Berger

Sally Koroma

Charles Berger

Donald LaFollette

Bryan Blau

Chris Lagana

Lori Bobish

Savannah Matthews

Benjamin Borteye

Jonathan Mayton

Deyett Brown

Charise McIver

Caprice Burns

Terre' Meadows

Felicia Calhoun

Amy Meige

L A N E AV E N U E C A M P U S Lizanel Feliciano LA VIĂ‘A Roberto Ponce Sergio Santellano Yecenia Torres Maria Silva Masman

S AW M I L L C A M P U S Chris Davis Vicki Davis Kaley Fuson Tom Heinmiller Rod Kincaid Mike Mundew

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Baptism Classes


Saturdays, June 16, 23 & 30, after services


Sundays, June 17, 24 & July 1, after services Contact: If you’re a new follower of Jesus, getting baptized is a public proclamation of your decision to follow Christ. To participate in baptism, you must attend one of the required classes. Find more info online.

Youth Baptism Classes Saturdays, June 16, 23 & 30, after services Sundays, June 17, 24 & July 1, 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.

Baptism Celebrations Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8

Contact: Julie Pierce (614.625.7335,, Abigail Shaw (, or Peggy Steinbower ( 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.

Vineyard Columbus Homeschool Network Contact: Martha, Our mission is to support and empower families who homeschool their children. We all contribute our unique gifts to benefit and build up one another, and to provide support to children and parents through classes, field trips, and social engagements. Find us on Facebook!



Get Connected: Join A Small Group

Journey to Oneness: Married Couples


Tuesdays, June 5-26, 7-9pm


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

Doing life in community is important. Small groups bring people

week in advance)

together from different cultures, life stages, and experiences

Cost: $25 per couple (includes required reading material and

for a rich community of worship, friendship, growth, and

online relationship inventory)

service. Stop by the small group area at your campus to learn



Contact: Mindy,

Membership 101 Sunday, June 24, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Eric Pickerill Childcare: Register for free at Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership.

The Journey to Oneness classes will deepen the friendship and shared values in your marriage. You and your spouse will find encouragement and spiritual and practical applications to bring Jesus into the center of your relationship. Following the session, you can request to meet with a marriage coach couple to further enrich your marriage relationship.

No preregistration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages

Journey of Hope


Tuesdays, July 10–August 14, 7-9pm

Next Class: Sunday, September 16

Cost: $25 per couple

Learn about all of our Vineyard Growth Classes on p. 18.

Childcare: Childcare is included, ages 1-12, (must register a week in advance) Register: Contact: Mindy, If you and your spouse are experiencing conflict or crisis in your 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.


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VC Students


VC Students | Middle & High School


Weekend Services: Saturdays, 6pm & Sundays, 9am & 11:30am Middle School Contact: Michael Doom,

Phase III: A Ministry for Retirees

614.259.5517 or

1st Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am

High School Contact: Santos Chaparro,

Contact: Ron Schmidt,

614.259.5404 or

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

VC Students is the name of our community of students from

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

across the city seeking to experience God and grow deeper in

develop deep relationships with other Christians our age, grow

their faith. See you there!

personally and spiritually, and give back by serving (supporting

VC High School | MDWK Wednesdays, June 6, 20 & 27 Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 Wednesdays, August 1 & 8 7-8:30pm, Second Floor Ministry Center Contact: Sarah Wiechman, 614.259.5390 or This summer VC High School will have a midweek service

other ministries).

Singles Ministry We are happy to introduce new events for our Singles Ministry. We will hold events geared specifically for ages 25-45 and 40+, and of course events for singles of all ages. Keep checking the website for up-to-date information: ministries/singles/events.

friends, engage in worship, and hear a powerful message! MDWK

Before you Begin the Journey: Becoming Relationship Ready

will be a new, fresh, and exciting experience outside of weekend

Saturday, June 9, 9am-1pm


Cost: $10 per person (includes class materials & online

“MDWK”. This is an opportunity for our students to hang out with

VC High School | Student Core Application: Pick up an application during high school services Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or Student Core is our leadership team where we partner with Christ to heal the world. We have so much fun doing God’s work together—join us!

VineyardKids Baby Dedication Classes Saturdays, July 28 & August 4, 7:45pm Sundays, July 29 & August 5, 1:15pm Dedication Application Deadline: Sunday, August 5 Contact: Beth Best, Attendance is required on a one class. 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

inventory) Register: Contact: Mindy, The Journey to Oneness brings a fresh and new approach to relationships, dating, and marriage. Rather than assisting you in finding “the one”, this class will equip you to stand firm in your identity in Christ and bring your best self to current and future relationships. Open to singles and dating couples.

Dancing & Cards Under the Stars Friday, July 20, 7:30-9:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 1-12, $5/child or $10/family Cost: $10 if you register online in advance, or $15 at the door Registration: Register online (closes Wednesday, July 18) Contact: Kristi Webster, Join hundreds of adults for a night of fun, light snacks and lots of music. DJ Steve Ransom will be providing music for partnership dances as well as line dancing and freestyle

online. Please bring your completed application to the class.

dancing. Not a dancer? Come hang out, play games and

Baby Dedication

community are welcome. Invite your friends! Dress is casual.

connect with others. Adult singles and married couples in the

Saturday, August 18 Check-In: Registration window, 5:30pm Sunday, August 19 Check-In: Registration window, 8:30am (for 9am service) Check-In: Registration window, 11am (for 11:30am service) Contact: Beth Best,

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Vineyard Men

Run for God

180 Men’s Recovery Group


Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus (not meeting May 28)

Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or

Contact: Farrah Langlois, or

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness.

Julie Franks,

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

The Run for God program provides a practical guide to running

power of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue

and a 12-week training plan aimed at completing a 5k race, while

purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability,

maintaining a Christian focus. Meetings include discussion,

mentoring, and healing prayer.

walking/running, and a fellowship time after. All levels of

Helping Hands

walking and running are welcome! You can join at anytime!

Contact: Joyce Shuster,

Soul Provider

or 614.259.5303

2nd Friday of each month, 6:30–9pm

Are you handy? Can you fix things? Our ministry helps people

Soul Provider is a ministry for moms who are single with children

who need minor home repairs such as leaky faucets, screen door

up to 18–years–old, living at home, and still in high school. Please

repairs, etc. Often single-parent homes, elderly, or those who

join us!

can’t afford repairs on their own. If you’d like to help, please

Please note: We are taking the summer off.

contact Joyce Shuster.

Men’s Prison Ministry

Vineyard Women: Event Team Contact: Liz Ward,

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

We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving

opportunities are available. For information, see Prison Ministries

others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team.

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

This would include promoting events, administrative help,

and opportunities to serve at various jails throughout Central

decorating, greeting, registration, and more. We have fun serving


together and would love to have you join us!

Vineyard Women International Women’s Breakfast 1st Saturdays, 9:30–11:30am (Next meeting: June 2) Registration: not required Contact: Flo Gimei, or Julie Franks, We are a group of women from all over the world (including America!) 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!

Women's Summer Series | You Shall Know The Truth Wednesdays, July 18 & August 8, 7-9pm Childcare: Available (ages 1–12; must register in advance) Register: Required only for childcare (register the Monday before each event) Contact: Liz Ward,, 614.259.5335 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

Mom’s Refresh

and wrong—so we can, as Jesus said, know the truth? Our two-

3rd Fridays, 9:30-11:30am, next meeting: May 18

part summer series will be addressing this most important topic.

Join other moms to experience God and build friendships

Please join us for an evening of worship, teaching and prayer as

through worship, teaching, and service. Infants are welcome

we consider how to discern what’s true, believe what’s true and

in the room with moms. Toys and mats are provided. Moms are

live what’s true. Stick around afterwards for a time of food and

welcome to pack a lunch and stay after from 11:30am-12:30pm.

fun together in the lobby.

Please note: We are taking the summer off.


Started Saturday, April 14, 7:30–10am

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Young Adults

International Ministries


VC International Teams

Friday, August 3–Sunday, August 5

For more information about our teams sharing Jesus overseas,

Heartland Conference Center, 3201 County Rd. 255, Marengo,

email us at


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

Contact: Michelle, Breathe Fest is a 3-day, outdoor event for young adults. We'd love for you to join us for a weekend of worship, speakers, artists and community. All are welcome. For more information, check out

VC Twenty All Campus Gathering Sunday, June 3, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 0-5 Registration: Not required Contacts: Shane Huey, 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,

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

Contact: Edna Wright, 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.

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.

La Viña: Spanish–Speaking Campus La Viña Service Sundays, 11:30am, in the Chapel, Cooper Road Campus

May 6 at our Cooper Road Campus for a night of worship,

Contact: Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.256.5254 or

teaching, and community. Whether you’re a college student,

young professional, or somewhere in between, we’re saving a

La Viña is an all-Spanish service that meets in the Chapel (la

seat for you!

capilla) at Cooper Road. We serve the Hispanic community of

Save the date! Next All Campus Gathering: Sunday, July 1

Columbus, showing them God’s love and watching their lives


transformed by God’s power. We are not only a church, but also a

Immigration Services ICS Walk-in Clinics Saturdays, 9am–1pm, Vineyard Community Center Contact: Trudy Ann Badillo, 614.259.5299 or 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 are available for

family in Christ. You are welcome as you are!

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

those who complete the intake process; but, representation decisions will be made on a case-by-case 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 immigrant after the formal intake process. Intakes are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis within the weekly clinic hours.

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Noche de Adoración de La Viña (La Viña Worship Night)

Career Coaching

7-8:30pm, Primer miércoles de cada mes. (First Wednesday of

We offer comprehensive career coaching by appointment from

every month)

one of our expert volunteer team members, to assist with

Childcare: Hay cuidado de niños. (Childcare available)

your resume, and skills in job search, networking, interviewing,

Contact: Jordan Espino-Arvizu,

negotiation and conducting a job search plan. To apply for

coaching, please submit the application.

Una noche de alabanza extendida, y encuentro con el Espíritu Santo a través de la alabanza, palabras proféticas, y un tiempo extendido de oración. (An extended night of worship and encounter with the Holy Spirit through worship, prophetic words, and an extended ministry time. First Wednesday of every month.)


Financial Coaching Learn more: Financial coaching sessions with a trained financial coach are available to give direction to members or regular attendees, whether you are in crisis, struggling, wanting less financial


stress, or just wanting to have Godly financial management.

Vineyard Columbus Visitation Care Team

personal and confidential guidance. Sessions are with a trained

Contact: Visitation Care Team, 614.259.5239

coach in a grace-filled environment.

We want to come alongside our church and their families who are hospitalized, in nursing homes, in long–term care, or homebound. If you or a family member would like to be visited, please contact us.

One-on-one coaching provides you an opportunity to receive

Financial Classes Contact: The two major financial classes we offer throughout the year, are Estate Planning (with free wills and trusts) and Financial

Funeral Needs

Peace University, a 9-week comprehensive class on personal

Contact: 614.259.5372

finances. To find out when the next class is scheduled, please

If you are a member of Vineyard Columbus and need funeral and

email Kent Irwin.

pastoral care services, please call us.

Living Your Strengths

Helping Hands

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

Contact: or 614.259.5326

Cost: $50

Helping Hands is a ministry that will do minor repairs and

Childcare: Not available

upkeep in your home if you cannot complete them on


your own. Most jobs are completed on Saturday mornings


between 9am-12pm. We do not mow grass or help with

Contact: Eric J. Watts

moving. If you need minor repairs around your home, please

Do you know the unique talents and gifts God wired inside of

leave a message for an assessment.

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

Career & Financial

family, community and ministry? A professional career and

Career Acceleration Class

of discovery.

Contact: Kent,

Vineyard Job Club

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.

leadership coach will lead participants through a 6-week journey

Tuesdays, 9:30-11am Contact: Paul Nicholson; or 614.832.0471 Participants will share experiences of their job search and discuss challenges, strategies, and resources. We’ll share job leads, receive group support, guidance, and career development feedback 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.

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Empowered Life

• Dental Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only)

Open Prayer for Healing Sessions

Call: Fridays, 9–9:45am to schedule appointments,

• Saturday, June 2, 9-11am


• Saturday, June 9, 9-11am

We provide dental exams, X–rays, fillings, extractions, and

• Saturday, June 16, 9-11am

cleanings. (No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics, or

• Saturday, June 23, 9-11am


• Saturday, June 30, 9-11am Contact: Kristi Webster, Open to anyone needing physical, emotional, or deliverance healing prayer. No appointment needed.

Health Lower Lights Christian Health Center 6000 Cooper Road: • Mondays, Wednesday, & Thursdays, 8am–5pm • Tuesdays, 8am-3pm • Fridays, 8am-1pm 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. They see patients of all ages with Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource, Molina, and private insurance as well as the uninsured. Whole family services are offered on a sliding fee scale based upon income. However, all patients are seen

• Vision Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only) Call: Fridays, 10–10:30am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428. We offer eye exams and vouchers for free glasses to those who qualify. • 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, neck, back, or joints. Interested in volunteering in our clinics? See p. 26.

Mercy & Justice Orphan Care & Anti-Human Trafficking Contact: Diane Bauman, Please contact Diane if you would like to receive updates and

regardless of ability to pay. Services offered include pre–natal

ways to help with our Orphan Care Ministry and our efforts to

care, immunizations, well–child checkups, physicals, routine

end human trafficking.

care, and chronic disease management.

Vineyard Free Health Clinics

Support for Life

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville

180 Men’s Recovery Group

Contact: 614.259.5428

Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus (not meeting May 28)

Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental, and Vision Clinics

Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or

We provide free medical, chiropractic, dental, and vision care for

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness.

patients (ages 18 and up) who are uninsured OR have Medicaid

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

or are Medicaid–eligible with incomes below 200 percent of the

power of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue

Federal Poverty level. (No Medicare or other government–issued

purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability,

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

mentoring, and healing prayer.

614.259.5428. Si usted sólo habla español, puede comunicarse con la clínica latina al 614.293.9906. • Medical Clinic

All Things New 7-9pm • Friday, June 1, 8 & 29

Cooper Road: Every Tuesday evening

• Friday, July 13 & 27

Walk in, first come, first served. Sign-in begins at 4pm. Patient

• Friday, August 10 & 24

visits begin at 6pm. We provide diagnosis and treatment

Contact: Yolanda,

of illnesses. Basic work physicals available by calling

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

614.259.5428 (option 6) prior to coming to the clinic. No lab

SOAR workbook required for participation)

test, injections, or X-rays.

Registration: Pre-registration is required The purpose of this 8-week group is to create a safe place for women with past sexual abuse to share their stories and to receive further healing.


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Boundaries Begins Thursday, June 7, 7-9pm (8 weeks) Cost: $5 for workbook Registration: Pre-registration is required Contact: Angel Self, Being a loving and unselfish Christian does not mean you can never say “no”. This class will help you discover what boundaries you need and how to avoid feeling guilty about setting them. It will give you biblically-based answers to questions you have about boundaries. Boundaries will provide practical, nontheoretical exercises that will help you set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even yourself.

Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: not available Register: Contact: 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 Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include worship, teaching, sharing, and fellowship. Come experience God’s love


and power!

You can make a one time offering or you can schedule

Circle of Grace Group

regular giving by visiting

3rd Tuesday of most months, 7-9pm

You can also TEXT your amount to 614.333.0330 and

Contact: Linda Parker, Circle of Grace is a discussion group seeking to explore how the church can be a safe place for people with same-sex attractions

follow the prompts. For more info, call 614.259.5443 or email

to explore their relationship with Christ in a loving, biblicallyfaithful environment. Discussions are focused around books, videos, and other resources. We also seek to be in dialogue with church leadership to this end.

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

DivorceCare for Men Beginning Thursday, April 5, 7-9pm, (13 weeks) Cost: $15 for workbook Contact: Dave Kuta, DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for separated and/or divorced men. This friendly and caring group of men will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences and can be joined at any time.

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DivorceCare for Women Beginning Tuesday, April 17, 7-9pm (13 weeks)

Free for Women: Finding Freedom and Healing from Your Past

Cost: $15 for workbook

Beginning Wednesday, September 5 (runs twice a year)

Contact: Susan,

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 and up;

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

must pre–register)

or divorced women. This friendly and caring group of women

Contact/Register: Brenda Bixler,

will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult

(must register by Tuesday, August 21)

experiences and can be joined at any time.

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

The Emotionally Healthy Relationship Community Life Groups that have completed Emotionally Healthy Spirituality may sign up to borrow the DVD sets at any time for their groups. Beginning Thursdays, June 7 (8 weeks), 7-9pm Cost: $30 for EHR course materials (book, workbook, and devotional) Contact/Register: Debbie,

required reading prior to the study) This study provides forgiveness, freedom, healing and hope to those who have been wounded by their sexual past, whether through 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.

This powerful eight-week course will equip you with practical

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

tools to really love people in difficult situations and mature

1st Tuesdays of every month except January, July,

into an adult follower of Jesus. You will learn eight powerful,

and September, 7–9pm

biblically-based, relationship-changing skills in a group setting

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 and up;

with reading, questions, and practical discussion.

must pre–register)

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Community Life groups may sign up to borrow the DVD sets at any time for their groups. Cost: $30 for EHS course materials (book, workbook, and devotional)

Register for childcare: Register: Kris Garwood,, 614.259.5472 This group allows grandparents to share the joys and the struggles of parenting again with those who understand. Speakers address relevant topics.

Contact/Register: Debbie,


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is a discipleship course that

Beginning, Wednesday, May 9, 7-9pm (not meeting July 4)

directly addresses how emotional maturity and spiritual maturity

Contact: Chuck Clark,

are inseparable. Eight life-changing sessions will show you

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk

how to incorporate daily life rhythms that lead to a healthier

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

relationship with Jesus and with others.

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.

Hearts Restored Support Group: Recovery from Sexual Betrayal Tuesdays, 7–9pm Contact: This support group is a faith-based, safe, confidential place to share with other women who understand the devastating effects of sexual betrayal—whether it's pornography or emotional/extramarital affairs. We are engaged, married, separated, and divorced women and are here to help you as others have helped us. This group is for and about you, not your spouse or partner. It is not your fault, you will make it through this, and there is hope. Discussion topics are anger, identity, disclosure, setting boundaries, detachment, triggers, self-care, his repentance, forgiveness, and trust.


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Professional Counseling Center

Beginning Tuesday, September 11, 7-9pm (nine weeks)

Contact: 614.259.5409

Contact: Meg Kuta,

The Vineyard Counseling Center’s clinically–trained counselors

This is an nine-week closed support group offering hope, healing,

offer a biblical approach to help people achieve wholeness in all

encouragement, and accountability for women who want to be

aspects of their lives. We also have Graduate Candidate Interns,

more hungry for God and less dependent on food (compulsive or

$20/session, with experience in seeing children, teens, adults,

emotional eating) or dieting (obsession with weight or exercise)

and married couples.

to meet emotional needs. Meetings will include a short teaching, group discussion, and prayer. There is no cost, but space is limited, so preregistration is requested.

Roots (Men) Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm Contact: Tom, or Support for Life,

Issues of the Heart

614.259.5289 or

Began Saturday, May 5, 1:30-3:30pm (8 weeks)

This is a recovery group for those that struggle with life-

Contact: Sheila at 614.306.0185 (preferred) or

controlling addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex,

work, or anything else that keeps you from experiencing the

Issues of the Heart is an inner healing class where you can find

abundant life God wants for you. Come join us as we share our

freedom from past judgements, inner vows, and generational

experiences, lift each other up, and find hope and healing as we

sins, discover the power of forgiveness, and make peace with

walk with Jesus one day at a time. Although we are a Biblically

yourself, with God, and with others. This class is for both men

based group, you do not need to be a Christian to attend. We are

and women who struggle with self-destructive behaviors,

here to walk through recovery with you!

self-condemnation, depression, anger, or anything that keeps you from experiencing all that God wants for you and your relationships. There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is required but this group can be joined at any time.

Roots (Women) Tuesdays, 7-9pm Contact: Shelly Moss or Debi Evans, This is a substance (drug/alcohol) abuse recovery group for

Life Support Mentoring

young women. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift


each other up, and find hope and healing as we walk with Jesus

Contact: Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or

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

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

through recovery with you!

to meet with a Life Support Mentor, please fill out an online application or contact Support for Life. Our volunteer Life Support Mentors come alongside people in difficult seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth in a one–on–one, non–clinical environment on a short-term basis. They provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. Interested in becoming a Life Support Mentor? See p. 27.

Loving Someone with Mental Illness 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7–9pm (not meeting May 3) 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

Sister Sister 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7–9pm Contact: Elizabeth, 614.397.7764 or 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,, 614.353.1792 or Jeannine, 614.578.7094 or 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.

short teaching, discussion, and prayer.

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Understanding Life and Conflict God’s Way

SpringHill Camps

Began Wednesday, April 4 (11-weeks), 7-9pm

July 2-6 (closed on July 4) & July 30-August 3

Contact: Walt,

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Life and conflict go hand in hand, yet many do not understand

Grades: For students completing Kindergarten–5th grade

the dynamics of life and conflict from a biblical point of view.

during the 2017-2018 school year (Kindergarten students

Where does it come from and how can we resolve conflict to

must provide verification of enrollment in Kindergarten)

live in peace with God, ourselves, and others? This group will

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

biblically equip you to live life and see what God says about these

30-August 3 *Reduced if attending VCC Summer

basic yet misunderstood issues.

Register: (if only interested in

Unequally Yoked: Healing the Loneliness in Your Marriage 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm Contact: Laurel, 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’.

Vineyard Community Center Vineyard Summer Program: Be Transformed

SpringHill Camps) Contact: 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.

S P I R I T UA L D E V E LO P M E N T The Book of Judges 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Mondays, 7-8:30pm

June 11-July 27 (closed July 2-6), Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Cooper Road Campus

Grades:  For students completing Kindergarten–9th grade

Teacher: Michael Karoly

during the 2017-2018 school year (Kindergarten students

Childcare: Not available

must provide verification of enrollment in Kindergarten)

Registration: Not required

Cost: $650.00 per child

Michael Karoly, a longtime Vineyard Columbus member, teaches

Before/After Care: 8am-5pm (limited space, additional

through the Book of Judges at the Cooper Road Campus.

$175.00 per child)

Through in-depth, lecture-format teaching on one of the Old


Testament’s most challenging books, he’ll explain how to apply

Contact: (Grades K-5) &

God’s Word to our lives today. Detailed class notes will be handed (Grades 6-9)

out/sent by email each week. Each class stands alone; no need to

This is a great program for children currently enrolled in K-

attend each session.

9th grade. Our theme is “Be Transformed” (Romans 12:2a). Topics include rooting our identity in God and forming

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positive relationships within our community. We’ll have

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

daily worship and devotions, outdoor activities, art, field

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

trip, and more! Spots are limited, so register today!

Contact: Angela Moore,

We have expanded our program this summer and are partnering with SpringHill Camps to offer two additional weeks of programming. Separate registration is required.

The Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road Worship Service is interpreted in ASL for the Deaf. We also offer a Deaf Bible Study for the Deaf.

Joyful Noise Worship Service (Special Needs) 2nd Sundays, 5:30–6:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Pam Newman, 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.


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Vineyard Institute

Sawmill Campus

Contact: or

Sundays, 9 & 11:30am

Vineyard Institute exists as a global education provider to equip

4140 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017

the people of God to go out into the world as workers of the

We have moved to our new location on the northwest side of

harvest, whether that calling is as a disciple in the workplace

town for weekend services. This is an exciting season for Sawmill

and community, a parent, a small group leader, ministry worker,

Campus! We can’t wait for what God has in store for us. Join us

missionary, church-planter, or a pastor.

as we continue being a community of disciples who experience

Art Ministry

Serve in Prayer (Lane Avenue Campus)

Chagall Exhibit | Art Hosts Needed!

Contact: Klodiana Tedesco, or

Contact: Holly Messerall,

We are looking for VC artists to be special hosts for a Chagall

There are many ways you can serve in prayer at Lane Avenue

exhibit the first weekend services/events in October at our

Campus. For more info, contact Klodiana.

Cooper Road campus.

Ignite Art Exhibit


Through June 11

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

Enjoy various artistic expressions by VC artists for the opening of

opportunities, check out the list of volunteer opportunities at

the Vineyard Columbus Women’s Conference. This artwork will, or stop by the Ministry Counter

be exhibited in the Main Lobby and Global Cafe from May 11-May

in the Main Lobby for a Volunteer Catalog.

14 and then will move to the 2nd Floor Ministry Center Gallery

Contact: Diane Bauman,

through June 11.

Invitation to VC Artists for North Hall Gallery Exhibits 2018 Contact: Holly Messerall, If you are interested in exhibiting your work as one of our featured artists in the North Hall Gallery during 2018, contact Holly Messerall. A minimum of 10 pieces required (more than 10

Bookstore & Library Cooper Road Campus Library Volunteers Contact: Jeff Baker, or 614.259.5323 Volunteer once a week restocking books, contacting those with overdue books, and adding new inventory.

can be considered). Please submit a portfolio for review.

Bookstore | Meet the Author


Contact: Jeff Baker,

Engage (Sawmill Campus)

to have an event at the bookstore where people have the chance

1st Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm Contact: Dustin Jasinski, Engage is a service of meditation on scriptures and listening to what the Lord is saying to each person attending. Prayer is also available for special needs, congregational leaders, and programs.

New Summer Hours | East Campus Beginning Sunday, May 27, 10am, East Campus During the summer, East Campus will move to one service at 10am. This will be a time for our congregation to come together and be refreshed!


God, love one another, and partner with Christ to heal the world.

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Are you an author and member of Vineyard Columbus? We'd love to meet you!

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities Cooper Road Campus Contact: Jeff Baker, 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.

Career Career Ministry Volunteers Contact: Kent Irwin, The Career Ministry really needs new volunteers to serve in different roles like: job coach, career expert, administrator, database manager, networking pro, workplace navigator, and liaison between searchers and job providers.

Community Life Alpha Leader Training Register/Contact: or sign up at the 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!

Attention Small Group Leaders & HOSTs Visit: Did you know that we have a resource page just for our small group leaders? Short on time this week to prepare a small group discussion? Wondering how you can get more training? Need some tips on how to make hosting easier? Check out—a website with several Bible study options as well as other helpful tools. If you have questions, write us at

WO M E N ' S P R I S O N M I N I S T R Y OPPORTUNITIES Contact: Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or 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 Days and times vary (2 hours every other month) Contact: Deborah Scott, Volunteers record incarcerated parents reading to their children, then we wrap the books and CDs and send them to the children. We need both men and women for this program. The AMSB wrapping group meets every 3rd Monday at the church from 6-8pm. Training is available.

Franklin Medical Center Parenting Class Volunteers Contact: Deborah Scott, We would like to offer parenting classes for pregnant moms at the Franklin Medical Center, the prison hospital. We will provide class materials and necessary training.


Small Group: Leader Training 1

We minister to men during worship services at multiple facilities.

Contact: or call

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

This class is an introductory class to become a small group leader

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

at Vineyard Columbus. If you recently HOSTed a small group and

Contact: Scott Osborn, 740.244.6528 or

want to continue or you’re new to leading an existing Vineyard

Columbus small group, this is your next step. You only need to

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

attend one session.

Contact: John, 614.578.8371 or

• Saturday, June 23, 9am-2pm

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project

Community Outreach

Days and times vary (One day every three months)

The following outreach opportunities are a bridge between our

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

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

the Franklin County Jail.

Contact: Deborah Scott,

614.259.5441 or for general questions or contact the person designated for the outreach.

PRISON MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES Contact: Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or Help inmates grow into disciples of Christ. To join us serving those in prison, contact Deborah Scott.

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Community Outreach Opportunities Learn more on p. 23


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F O O D PA N T R Y O P P O R T U N I T I E S Our church has two food pantries that serve the community of Columbus. Please contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or, for important information about each location before serving. Children ages 7+ are welcome with parents. Opportunities to Serve: • 5th Avenue Food Pantry

• Licensed Barbers and Cosmetologists Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or 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

181 East 5th Avenue

Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

Saturday, 8am–12pm

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

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

pantry. Carpool if possible, parking is limited.

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

• Northside Food Pantry 4664 Cleveland Avenue Saturday, 8am–12pm If possible, please carpool or park along Chester Road to keep parking available for guests around and behind the building. Small groups do not need to schedule at this location but please contact Rhodie for an info sheet. • Kitchen Anchor Adult Volunteers Northside Food Pantry, 4664 Cleveland Avenue Saturday mornings, once or twice a month, 7am-1pm We are looking for volunteers to help set up the kitchen and prepare for serving food, cleaning up, and closing the kitchen. Volunteers will be serving with 1-3 other anchor volunteers. It is busy, but fun! Training is available. • Monday Night Service Mondays, 6pm

truck and/or use a forklift is helpful, but not necessary. Pickups are on 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.

H O M E L E S S O U T R E AC H O P P O R T U N I T I E S Homeless Wednesday Night Outreach Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or Help us bring food and supplies to the homeless living outdoors. We travel together as a team to various outdoor stops. Serve with a small group or individually. Groups must be scheduled through Rhodie and children ages 10 and older are welcome. If you or your small group would like to make a meal for this outreach, we can cover the cost. Just email for details!

5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue

YWCA Family Shelter Breakfast

Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or

900 Harvey Court, Columbus, OH 43219

2nd Saturdays of the month, 6:30-9:30am

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

Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

provide meal ideas). We are looking for families and small

groups to help us purchase and prepare our holiday meals at

Help cook and serve breakfast to the 50 families at the shelter.

the Monday Night Service in November and December. Please

Great outreach for the kids too!

contact Jenney for more details and to sign up! • Check-in Volunteers Saturdays (two per month), 8am-12pm 5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue Contact: Chris Blosser, Could you help out twice a month checking in people at our 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.

OHIO BENEFIT BANK OPPORTUNITIES Saturday mornings, 8-11am, 4664 Cleveland Avenue Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or 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.

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A R AWA K G A R D E N Contact: 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.

P R AY F O R CO M M U N I T Y O U T R E AC H Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or

Media Arts Video, Audio, & Lighting Support Contact: We’re looking for passionate, quick–thinking people who value quality to support the sights and sounds of the weekend service. If you love to use technology to help people encounter God, contact us to start making a difference in your church.

Outreach & Connect

Membership 101 Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Jenney Rice to sign up for our prayer newsletter and

Contact: Cinnamon Doran,

intercede for this ministry area.

Deaf Ministry Deaf Ministry Service Opportunities Contact: Angela Moore, 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

• Data Entry Volunteer Opportunities Hours are flexible. 2-4 hours a week. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to enter data from our Membership 101 class. Vineyard Columbus membership is required. Computer literacy is preferred. Hours are flexible. This opportunity is best for those who don’t mind serving on a small team.  • 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

Share your love for Jesus with children through music! Volunteer

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

to lead children in worship once a month during our weekend services.

Global Café Global Café Volunteers Contact: New to the church or want to get connected? Be a part of our family of believers who get to experience God through service and fellowship. The Café is an atmosphere where fresh, made– from–scratch food connects the community with the love of Christ.

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


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Outreach Call Ministry Contact: Adrienne Ash, 614.259.5494 or 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.

Security Ministry Medical Response Team Contact: Jason Pierce, or 614.625.6216 We are looking for volunteers to help with medical emergencies that occur during our weekend services. If you’re a doctor or nurse with hospital or ER experience, or an EMT (Basic or Paramedic) and are interested in learning more, please contact Jason Pierce.

Special Needs

Become a Support for Life Group Leader

Bridge Builders


Contact/Register: or

Contact: (children/middle schoolers)

Application: available at

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

We are looking for leaders to create groups that offer a safe (teens/adults)

environment for those who are struggling to experience the love

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

of Jesus and the care of his community. If you've benefited from

be part of our church community.

support and healing during a difficult life season or situation

Body Builders Class (Special Needs) Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Amanda Fessehazion, Adults who are VC members are needed for our Middle School or Teens/Adults classes with special needs. Can you be kind, laugh, sit at a table, color, listen, pray, and sing worship songs? Join us twice a month.

Sensory Break Room/Buddy Connection Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Christy Smith, 614.374.4859 or Befriend a child who needs an extra hand getting used to church and children’s ministry. If their special needs interfere with learning Jesus loves them, maybe they can meet Jesus

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

VC International Teams & Ministries English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteers Contact: Jackie Williams, jackie.williams@vineyardcolumbus. org We are seeking volunteers to serve in the following areas for summer ESL classes (July 11- July 20):

through your guidance and love. Become a mentor buddy in our

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

nationally–known program called the Sensory Break Room. Serve

• Greeters: Our ESL students are eager to interact with people

on a rotation.

Special Needs Intervention Support Team Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

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, we need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening ESL classes.

If you have training in behavior intervention, special education,

Fridays, 9-10am

autism, and/or mental health support, consider being on call

Contact: John Olver,

to help us create a safety net when the Special Needs ministry

• Conversation Table Leader: We have a vibrant ESL program

needs extra help.

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

Support for Life

ESL Leader Training

Become a Life Support Mentor

Tuesday, August 21, 7-9pm

Contact: or

Wednesday, August 22, 10-11:30am



Application: available at

This training is for those currently serving and interested in

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

serving ESL students during the 2018-2019 school year that

term basis to provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement,

starts on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. You will only need to

empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. If you've benefited

attend one of the sessions.

from support and healing during a difficult life season or

Have a Car to Loan a Missionary?

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: Jackie Williams, 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 for one of them to use while here? If so, please contact Jackie Williams and we will help make arrangements. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


International Friendships (IFI)

Short Term Missions | Interest Meetings

Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15


International Friendships (IFI) partners with Vineyard Columbus

Interested in sharing the Gospel in other countries? Please join

to promote friendships and show hospitality to international

us for our information meeting on short term mission trips to

students at OSU.

Jordan, Zambia, and Central Asia. For more information, please

• IFI English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner Visit:–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 our international ministry team.

VC Students VC Students Small Groups & Weekend Services Leaders Middle School Contact: Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 or High School Contact: Santos Chaparro,

Contact: Estera Pirosca,

614.259.5404 or

Visit: (financial donations)

Volunteer with VC Students in two special areas: Small Groups

IFI would like to place interns (20 hours/week) in the chemical

and Weekend Services. Training is provided.

industry, actuarial science, finance/accounting, statistical analysis, web design/media, and marketing. • Meals for IFI Friday Night Bible Studies Contact: Tiria,

Vineyard Community Center Artists Needed Contact:

IFI always needs people/small groups to help organize,

Contact Vineyard Columbus Artists if you are a member of the

prepare, and distribute food at our Friday night Bible study

church and interested in teaching an arts or crafts class.

when students and volunteers share a meal together. • Small Group Outreach for International Friendships Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or Sign up: IFI has opportunities for small groups to help “reach the world”

Artists Small Group Contact: 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.

making welcome bags, greeting new students, and hosting a

Coaches and Referees Needed for Vineyard Athletics!

used furniture sale.

Contact: Jerome Smith, 614.259.5395 or

together including prayer, preparing food for a Bible study,

Missions Care Team Contact: Dotty Christensen, If you enjoy hospitality, encouraging others, hearing how God is Help with our Youth Basketball, Cheerleading, or NFL Flag Football leagues. We need coaches and referees for grades K-6.

working, or want to give gifts, of time or money, then missionary

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers

care is for you!

Contact: Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or

Refugee Ministry Opportunities • Cross Cultural Friendships Contact: Carli Snyder, If you love meeting new people, and you would enjoy coming alongside a refugee in their transition to Western culture, let us share how you can serve our local refugee population through the gift of cross-cultural friendship. Current opportunities available for doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and prayer team members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer teams).

VCC Summer Program (K-5) Volunteers June 11–July 27 (no July 2-6); Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Contact: Volunteers can serve as classroom helpers and field trip chaperones for VCC Summer in grade school classrooms. A few hours make a big impact.


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Volunteer with After-School Program: Middle and High School

Vineyard Men

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

Helping Hands


Contact: Joyce Shuster,

Volunteers provide classroom enrichment and activity support

or 614.259.5303

as academic tutors and career mentors. A small amount of time

Our Helping Hands ministry helps people in our community who

is a big help.

need minor home repairs such as leaky faucets, screen door

One Child One Community: Adopt A School Contact: Anna Fullen, 614.259.5452,

repairs, etc. Usually single parent homes, elderly, or those who can’t afford repairs on their own. If you’d like to use your repair skills to help, please contact Joyce. If your small group is looking for a place to serve together, One Child One Community needs groups to partner with us to

Vineyard Women

support Columbus schools. For more info on how your group can

Vineyard Women Event Team

serve, contact Anna Fullen.

Contact: Liz Ward,

We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people,


serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event

Be an AWANA Leader!

help, decorating, greeting, registration, and more. We have

Tuesdays, September through May, 6:15-9pm

Team. We need help promoting the event, administrative fun serving together—please join us!

Cooper Road Campus, Multi-Purpose Room Application: Pick up an application from the children’s info desk or the Kidz Quest welcome center

Worship Arts

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

Serve with Worship Arts

We are accepting applications for people who desire to invest


in our kids and disciple them. We have a curriculum, ongoing

The Worship Arts Ministry is looking for experienced

training, and a team to work with. We are flexible when you need

musicians (all instruments and vocalists) for all worship

time off and offer the fringe benefit of being loved by the kids

teams. We are also looking for bilingual vocalists.

and leaders. To make disciples we focus on scripture memory,

Join the Choir at Vineyard Columbus

friendship, and fun. Consistency is key. The kids will come regularly, and we need leaders who will, too.


Our desire is to join together and sing praises to him. If you

Kids’ Worship: Campus Volunteer Recruitment

are musically gifted, sense God’s calling, and would like to

Teens and adults are needed to lead kids in worship at our

be a part of the Choir at Vineyard Columbus, please email

campuses. Each campus handles kids’ worship differently and

Danielle Evans.

needs people who want to help kids connect to God through the worship arts. No need to play an instrument! We offer training,

Other Opportunities

materials, and include you in a rotation.

Car Ministry

Kidz Quest Leaders

Contact: Jeff,

Weekend services at all campuses (Summer and/or Fall)

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

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

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

or the Kidz Quest welcome center

develop a car ministry and would love for you to participate!

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

Baker’s Delight

We are looking for people who are interested in making an investment in our children for the summer and/or the fall. If you love Jesus, are crazy about kids, and like to have fun then this is the place for you! If you are interested in the slightest way, it might be God giving you a nudge to serve. Reach out to Mike for more information. 

Contact: Mia Byrne, 614.751.5083 or

We bake for the women’s shelter, single moms, children’s volunteers, women’s ministry events, nursing homes, and others. Great for friends, families, and small groups who are looking for outreach opportunities. Join us!

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Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors Needed

Project Venezuela


Contact: Irene Casale,,

Church members guide clients through a user–friendly, web–


based computer program to access public benefits like food

Venezuela is experiencing a shortage of food, medicine,

stamps, Medicaid, free tax filing, etc.

and other basic needs, and we want to offer some relief by

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 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 entrances and label “Aunt Mary’s.”

Automobile Donations 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/ medium-sized 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.

Men’s Reading Glasses Donations (Men’s Prison Ministry)

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: 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

We would love to have reading glasses for men in the prisons

serving dishes.

we serve, prescription 1.25 thru 2.75 strength. Drop off in our

Value Life Donations

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 You can make a one-time offering or you can schedule regular giving by visiting 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 our meal bags: beef stew, SPAM-canned meat, spaghetti/ ravioli, vegetables, fruits. We also can always use personal care items 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 If you would like to discuss estate planning, contact Kent Irwin. 30

sending these things to Venezuelan churches. You can donate

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Contact: Drop off items in the Ministry Center lobby bins. Like Value Life on Facebook and visit value–life

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hen a couple is in love it’s obvious. Their gaze catches

and the Clarks have 3 children. They are from different states and

frequently. Gesturing during a conversation often results

they are different races, but, God brought them together in the

in a casual touch on the shoulder or a playful poke on the arm. They laugh with each other and defend one another. This is what it’s like talking with Anna and Jason Fullen, and Tyanne and Brent Clark. They are definitely two couples in love.

“Marriage Coaching began in 2000 as a resource to engaged couples,” explains Ron Hitchcock, Pastor of Marriage and Family Life. “Vineyard Columbus wanted to support couples in one of the

Married almost three years, Anna’s eyes twinkle even more than

most catalytic moments in their lives as they go from singleness

her sparkly earrings when she’s talking about Jason. The Clark’s

into a covenant relationship.”

have been married almost 18 years and when Brent is talking about Tyanne, he can’t keep his eyes off her with her bright pink lipstick and sassy opaque glasses. The couples are different, though. The Fullens aren’t parents yet 32

Marriage and Family Life Marriage Coaching program.

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Brent and Tyanne had been involved in ministry over the years, but not as a couple. Brent saw Marriage Coaching as something that they could do together. At the time they went through the Marriage Coach training, they had been married 14 years. After the

training was completed they waited 9 long months to be assigned

“There were many nights that after Jason and Anna left, Brent

their first couple and then along came Jason and Anna.

and I had conversations about those worksheets that otherwise

Jason and Anna went through the Journey to Oneness classes

we would not have had,” says Tyanne. “We would do our own

offered by Vineyard Columbus and finding coaches to continue

verbal worksheet.” Brent adds, “It really helped us with conflict

the process of marriage preparations was the next logical step. Anna recalls her time with the Clarks fondly. “They were the warmest, sweetest couple and they really modeled a healthy marriage for us.” Anna continues, “They were vulnerable, and open

resolution and refine our active listening process. If I say something and she reacts a way I don’t expect her to, I am able to ask if she actually heard what I said. Or if I hear something that

about their own marriage and things they went through.” Jason

doesn’t sound quite right, I’m able to say ‘what I heard you say is

agrees, “They demasked the notion of having to have the perfect

this’ and she can correct me if I’m wrong.” He continues, “When

marriage, or be two perfect spouses to have a perfect marriage.

you are in a heated environment, those types of discussions

And they were honest about the fact that even 10-15 years into marriage they are still growing.”

allow you to intercept conflict early so it doesn’t blow up into something much bigger and you can move on.”

The Clarks met with the Fullens in their living room for 6 sessions over the course of about 3-6 months. The coaching process starts

Brent and Tyanne were guests at Jason and Anna’s wedding,

with the LIMRI assessment to highlight areas that need some

Tyanne and Anna ended up working together in the One Child

improvement in the new couples. From there, the worksheets and

One Community program at Vineyard Columbus, and the families

assignments focus on those areas resulting in a very individualized

remain good friends. Ron Hitchcock says that’s not unusual.

coaching session. “By opening up their homes, coaches create a space for couples

“Many long-term friendships have been formed between the coaches and the couples that are coached,” he shares.

to have conversations that they need to have as well as learn new ways to approach life’s trials with the Holy Spirit as their

In their three years of marriage, the Fullens have experienced job

guide,” shares Kelli Messick, Assistant Pastor of Premarital Ministry

changes, challenges in their neighborhood, moving and massive

at Vineyard Columbus. “We have about 30 couples who coach

home repairs—plenty of opportunities to practice the skills that

premarital couples—approximately 40 per year, so some are doing

their coaches taught them. Jason explains, “With the demands

double duty. They serve quietly and faithfully year after year. Approximately 650 couples have been coached over the last 20 years in premarital alone. Many more if you count post-marriage.

of life, it’s easy for our time together to get pushed to the side. Taking the time for the journey to oneness class, or meeting at

We have also had approximately 20 couples who were coached

Brent and Tyanne’s got us into a good habit of investing in our

premaritally become coaches themselves.”

marriage. And, the biggest lie that the enemy tries to use is that

The Fullens would make a date-night out of their coaching

you’re alone in whatever your struggle or challenge is and [this

sessions. “It never felt like work,” Jason says. The Clarks were

coaching program] shows that there are people that want to

impressed by how Jason and Anna always showed up on time,

support you, come alongside you and bring you into community.”

worksheets completed, ready to dig in. “I wish we had this available when we got married,” Brent explains. “Jason and

Brent sees a tremendous spiritual benefit from being on his side

Anna really used it to the fullest extent—to grow, to plan, to talk

of the program too. “From our first couple to now, my personal

about things that we had to battle through. There are topics they

relationship with God is stronger now from being marriage

discussed that we didn’t talk about until after we got married

coaches. We’ve learned to have intimate prayer with each other,”

and because of that there are things we still battle today. That wouldn’t be the case if we had addressed it 18 years ago like Jason and Anna did.” Conflict over communication and finances made year 4, 5 and 6 of the Clark’s marriage extremely difficult and almost ended it. Their experience slogging through that season helped them help

he says. Tyanne jumps in,“Yes! That intimate prayer… where we’re looking into each other’s eyes while we’re praying, we got that from coaching. So many couples are uncomfortable looking at each other while praying, but once you do it’s like a breakthrough.” Reflectively Brent adds, “Our marriage is stronger, our relationship

the Fullens avoid the same pitfalls. And, facilitated growth in their

with God is closer, and I love her more now than I ever have

own marriage too.

because of the ministry and coaching that we do together.” V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


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