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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


Help & Wellness


Spiritual Development


Volunteer & Serve


Give & Donate


Cover Story

Give & Go

C O O P E R R O A D W E E K D AY BUILDING HOURS Monday-Friday | 8:30am-10pm Ministry Center doors close at 5:30pm. Please enter at Worship Center doors.


Vineyard Growth Classes


New To Vineyard


Families & Marriage


Adult Ministries


Helping Refugees, Finding Friends


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 Admin. 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

Support For Life Pastor, Lorie Kaufman-Rees

Admin. Asst. Marsha Martin, 614.259.5305

Ministry Asst. Joyce Stewart, 614.259.5256

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

Visitation & Pastoral Care, Anthony Cannon 614.259.5364

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

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

Discipleship Pastor, Paige Goslin 614.259.5477

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

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

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

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

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

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

Give As part of our annual discipleship campaigns, we always include a service component. Serving our community is part

families. Over the past two years we have continued to receive donations as we serve an average of eight families per week who are transitioning from homelessness to stable housing. The items needed and given include: sheets,

of our mission statement where we say: “We exist to develop

blankets, pillows, and alarm clocks for bedrooms; bath and

a community of disciples who experience God, love one

hand towels, wash cloths, personal care items, shower

another, and partner with Christ to heal the world.” Serving is

curtains, liners and rings, plunger and toilet scrubber for

a way we partner with Christ to heal the world!

bathrooms; set of dishes, cookware, glasses, silverware,

During our first discipleship campaign that we titled “The

knives, utensils, serving and baking dishes for kitchens.

Good Life”, Vineyard Columbus started a ministry called

We now have 29 local agencies referring people to Vineyard

Transitions. The Transitions ministry provides free basic

Columbus who are transitioning out of homelessness. These

home goods (including bed, bath, and kitchen items) for

agencies include refugee resettlement agencies, homeless

people transitioning into permanent housing: homeless

shelters here in Columbus – including Faith Mission and Star

families, those fleeing from human trafficking or fleeing

House (a daytime shelter for teens who are homeless), the

domestic violence, men and women reentering society after

Salvation Army, the Red Cross, agencies working with people

incarceration, resettled refugees, and homeless veterans.

leaving prison, agencies working with very low income families in the poorest zip codes in Columbus, the Veteran’s


During The Good Life campaign, our church donated enough

Administration and Veteran’s and Families First (who work

home goods to supply bed, bath, and kitchen items for 250

with homeless veterans), and social service agencies that

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help those who have experienced house fires and domestic

past three years. Each year, our program has nearly doubled


in size! We started with 60 matches our first year, 123 our

Transitions is an incredible ministry that fills a hole in the

second year, and 183 mentors served this past year.

social safety net. Several agencies in town help people to

Vineyard Columbus serves six Columbus City Schools on

obtain furniture and major appliances such as stoves and

the north end of town: Northgate, Northtowne, Maize, and

ranges. But Vineyard Columbus is one of the only places in

Parkmoor Elementary Schools and Woodward Park and

Central Ohio where a person can come and equip a home

Woodward Park at Walden Middle Schools. We are committed

with the household items that we offer through Transitions.

to walk alongside our mentees until they graduate high school. 100% of our sixth grade mentees felt that their

People who receive these items are extraordinarily grateful. One woman wept as she received gifts of bedding for her home. She said, through tears, that she had never had a new

matches were excellent and 100% felt that the mentoring sessions were fun. In another recent survey 100% of our mentors said that they enjoy their experience of mentoring.

blanket or new sheets for her bed at any time in her life. One man who is a veteran, named Ross, was absolutely overjoyed

But Vineyard Columbus is not only committed to helping

by the gifts of household items he received from Transitions.

mentor children in the public schools, we also want to serve

Ross experienced traumatic brain injuries from his wartime

these six area public schools in other ways. In the fall, we

service. Yet, after serving our country, there were few places

distributed students with school supplies. We provide food

Ross could turn to that would help him! Vineyard Columbus

for children who are nutritionally deprived, and we have

has become one of the places Ross could turn to in his time

supplied clothing to dozens of families.

of need.

During this year’s campaign, Vineyard Columbus wants to

The thing that amazes people is that the items they receive

recruit 900 to 1,000 volunteers to work on service projects

are all new! As I’ve often said, people who are wealthy

at 15 Columbus City Schools on Saturday, April 7. We’re

experience “good news” every day. Every day I get offers in the mail for new cars and lines of credit. Our email is filled with dozens of offers for vacations around the world. But a ministry like Transitions walks in the footsteps of Jesus as we uniquely offer good news “for the poor” (Luke 4:18). Would you and your small group give to Transitions ministry? The items that are most needed are: twin and queen sheet sets, twin and queen blankets, sets of dishes, sets of

working in partnership with the school district in this effort. The district will be providing staff and materials to assist us. The interim superintendent and school board members will attend and work alongside Vineyard Columbus members that day. Our hope is to impact ALL of the Columbus City Schools on the north side of the city. The tasks we’ll be doing to help clean up the school grounds include:

cookware, and bath towels. Remember that the blankets,

• leaf cleanup

sheets, and towels must be new. We would like for you to

• mulching

collect the items as a group and bring those items with you

• planting flowers/gardens

on Palm Sunday weekend, March 24 and 25. We will have a

• painting curbs and safety lines

collection location at all of our campuses that weekend.

• painting playground fences


• installing new playground equipment • painting basketball backboards

As you may have read, the city of Columbus received the

• painting inside the school building

lowest scores of any major city in the state of Ohio for our

• painting murals

city schools. The Columbus Public School system received

• providing gifts of appreciation to school staff

an “F” as an overall grade in measuring its effectiveness in educating Columbus children. As part of our mission to “partner with Christ to heal the world”, Vineyard Columbus

We want to have small groups and HOST groups sign up to serve our Columbus Public Schools on Saturday, April 7.

decided to engage our city schools by offering to mentor

In following the Real Jesus, we, our families, and our small

children. We’ve been working in the public schools for the

groups are called to Give and Go. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


Sunday, April 8, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership. No preregistration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1-12). Next Class: Sunday, June 10

Sunday, April 8, 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, June 10

Sunday, April 8, 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, June 10

Sunday, April 8, 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, June 10

Sunday, April 8, 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, June 10


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Get Connected: Join A Small Group



Are you or someone you know new to Christianity? Or maybe

Life is better together, and we believe this kind of life

you’re not new to Christianity, but you desire to have better

happens in a Vineyard Columbus small group. Small groups

understanding of the Christian faith. If so, you should come

bring people together from different cultures, life stages,

check out our Alpha Kickoff and hear why nearly 30 million

and experiences for a rich community of worship, friendship,

people have done Alpha. Join us for music, dinner, and a

growth, and service. Stop by the small group area at your

conversation about life and faith at one of our Vineyard

campus to learn more!

Columbus campuses. Free childcare is available at all locations. • Cooper Road Campus 6000 Cooper Rd, Westerville OH Vineyard Community Center Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8:30pm Register: Adrienne, or 614.259.5494 • East Campus


GroupLink Wednesday, April 11, 7-9pm Cooper Road Campus (all campuses welcome) Contact: Childcare: Available. Please register at If you are hoping to get connected to a small group, or had a group that won't continue past the Real Jesus campaign, then GroupLink is the event for you. GroupLink is a two-hour event where you can meet people in a similar stage of life

333 Jericho Rd, Pickerington OH

and area of town with the goal of joining or forming a Small

Tuesday, April 10, 7-9pm

Group. Our team will be on hand to help you navigate the

Register: Micah, or

process of meeting others and forming a group, but we do not


assign you to a group. You come to GroupLink to meet others

• Sawmill Campus

and decide which group you would like to join. Come and join

4140 Tuller Rd. Suite 122, Dublin OH

us for a fun evening with food and free childcare! Please make

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30pm

sure you register for childcare.

Register: Allyse, or

Membership 101


Sunday, April 8, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

If you or someone you know lives in any of these areas, invite

Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan

them to come to the Alpha Course!

Childcare: Register for free at

Baptism Classes Saturdays, April 14, 21, & 28, after services Sundays, April 15, 22, & 29, after services If you’re a new follower of Jesus, getting baptized is an important next step. It’s a public proclamation of your decision to follow Christ. In order to participate in baptism,

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, June 10 Learn about all of our Vineyard Growth Classes on p. 6.

more info online or at the Info Counter in the Lobby.


Youth Baptism Classes


you must attend one of the required classes listed above. Find

Saturdays, April 14, 21, & 28, after services Sundays, April 15, 22, & 29, 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.

Chosen4Love 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

Baptism Celebrations

families and for people who are considering becoming foster

Saturday, May 5, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus

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

Sunday, May 6, 9am & 11:30am, Cooper Road Campus

and encouragement in this area.

Next Baptism: Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8

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Father-Daughter Dance Friday, May 18, 7-9pm, Cooper Road Campus, Auditorium Cost: $35 per couple and $10 for each additional girl

VC Students (Middle & High School)

Register: (NO registration at the door)

Weekend Services:

Contact: Kwesi Kambon, 614.259.5237 or

Saturdays, 6pm & Sundays, 9am & 11:30am

Contact: Shane Huey, 614.259.5341 or

Join us for our 5th annual Father-Daughter Dance. This semi-

formal dance will allow girls (ages 5-18 years old) and the

VC Students is the name of our community of students from

significant men in their lives (dad, step-dad, grandfather,

all across the city seeking to experience God and grow deeper

uncle, foster dad, etc.) to bond and create memories for years

in their faith. We'd love for you to see what God is doing in the

to come. We have a fun evening planned with a professional

lives of students just like you.

DJ and special treats for the girls. Light refreshments will be available. Deadline to register is May 13, but we encourage you to register early because we are expecting to sell out! Sorry, moms, you’ll need to sit this dance out; it’s just for the girls and the significant men in their lives.

VineyardKids AWANA Tuesdays, 7pm, ongoing through May 8 Cost: $30 per child

Vineyard Homeschool Network


Contact: Martha,

Contact: Mike Szlapak,

Our mission is to support and empower families who

AWANA stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed”.

homeschool their children. Our vision is that each family

This is a discipleship program for kids grades 1-6 (Grades 7-12

involved will feel supported as we all contribute our unique

can be student leaders). This program helps shape values,

gifts to benefit and build up one another, and to provide

build character, and grow kids' faith through memorizing

support to children and parents through classes, field trips,

scripture, making friends, and encountering Jesus.

and social engagements. Find us on Facebook at Vineyard Columbus Homeschool Network.

Baby Dedication Saturday, May 12


Check-In: Registration window, 5:30pm

Journey to Oneness: Committed Dating & Engaged Couples

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

Thursdays, April 26–May 31, 7-9pm

Contact: Beth Best,

Additional two weeks for stepfamilies on June 7 & 14, 7-9pm

Next Baby Dedication: Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19

Cost: $20 per person (includes required reading material and

Sunday, May 13 Check-In: Registration window, 11am (for 11:30am service)

online relationship inventory)

Baby Dedication Classes


Saturdays, April 21 & 28, 7:45pm

Contact: Mindy,

Sundays, April 22 & 29, 1:15pm

Open to all couples in committed dating relationships, those

Dedication Application Deadline: Sunday, April 29

considering engagement, and engaged couples! Come learn

Contact: Beth Best,

how to have the kind of marriage God intended. Open to all,

Attendance is required on a one–time basis. If you have

but required for those getting married at Vineyard Columbus.

previously attended a class for another child, you do not have

Couples creating a stepfamily will be encouraged to attend

to attend again. Applications are available at the Information

the two additional classes—come and get equipped to create

Counter and online. Please bring your completed application

a family plan that will prepare both you and your children for

to the class.



VC Students

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Vineyard Men


180 Men’s Recovery Group

Phase III: A Ministry for Retirees

Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or

1st Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness.

Contact: Ron Schmidt,

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

This ministry is for people of retirement age who want to

healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men

flourish in the Kingdom of God during the third phase of their

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

lives. We have opportunities to have fun and develop deep

accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

relationships with other Christians of the same age, grow personally and spiritually, and give back by serving (typically involves supporting other Vineyard Columbus ministries).

Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus

Vineyard Men: Golf League Tuesdays, starting April 17 (16 weeks) Tee times starting  at 4:30pm, New Albany Links Golf Club

Singles Ministry

Contact: John Wilcox, or 614.937.7763

We are happy to introduce new events for targeted age

for you to join us. There are 8-20 spots available, so register

ranges for our Singles Ministry. We will hold events that are

early! This golf league is open to beginners and seasoned

geared specifically for ages ranging from 25-45 and 40+, and

golfers. To register or if you have questions, please contact

of course events for singles of all ages. Keep checking the

John Wilcox.

website for up-to-date information!

Vineyard Men is planning a new golf league in 2018. We’d love

Helping Hands

Free Social Dance Classes (all ages)

or 614.259.5303

1st Fridays & 3rd Sundays, Cooper Road Campus

Are you a guy who can fix things? Our Helping Hands ministry

Next Social Dance Class: Friday, April 6, 7:30-9:30pm

helps people in our community who are in need of minor home

Childcare: Not available

repairs such as leaky faucets, screen door repairs, etc. The

Contact: Natalie Struttmann,

families are usually single parent homes, elderly, or those who

These free dance classes are followed by practicing to

can’t afford repairs on their own. If you’d like to use your repair

music and socializing. Adult singles and married couples

skills to help, please contact Joyce Shuster.

are welcome. No partner is necessary. All levels of dance are welcomed! Not a dancer? Come hang out and make new friends. Dress is casual. All levels of dance are welcomed! No registration is required.

Contact: Joyce Shuster,

Men’s Prison Ministry If you are interested in serving in our Prison Ministry, many opportunities are available. For information, see Prison Ministries under “Volunteer & Serve” in this edition of the

Journey to Oneness: Singles

MIX for training and opportunities to serve at various jails

Saturday, April 14, 9am-1pm

throughout Central Ohio.

Cost: $10 per person Register: Contact: Mindy, The Journey to Oneness brings a fresh and new approach to relationships, dating, and marriage. In Journey to Oneness: Singles, you’ll receive practical information on how to begin and navigate a healthy dating relationship, including the qualities to look for in a dating partner and how to set healthy relationship boundaries.

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Vineyard Women

Social Media

#MeToo: Hope and Healing for Survivors

what’s happening with Vineyard Women!

Saturday, April 21, 9am-1pm

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out

Headlines of sexual harassment allegations that began in

Soul Provider

October of 2017 created a tidal wave of women coming

During The Real Jesus Campaign, we will be meeting

forward, sparking the #MeToo movement. Thousands of

Thursdays, February 15–March 29, 7–9pm

women have similar stories—maybe you are among them.

(After the campaign, we will return to our normal schedule:

The downside of the #MeToo movement is that it’s brought

2nd Friday of each month, 6:30–9pm)

up years’ worth of pain but no resolution, no healing, no

Childcare: Childcare available for ages 1–12 (must pre–register)

place for anyone to process what happened to them. But


there IS hope, and that hope is found in JESUS and his healing

Contact: Myiesha,

community. Join us on April 21st as Vineyard Women and

Soul Provider is a ministry for moms who are single with

Support for Life ministries partner together for this one-

children up to 18–years–old, living at home, and still in high

day event filled with life-giving messages meant to break

school. We will be joining the Singles Ministry to go through

through your feelings of shame, fear, and powerlessness and

The Real Jesus All-Church Series together. Please join us!

minister Christ’s healing to some of your deepest wounds.

Next Regular Monthly Meeting: April 13

International Women’s Breakfast 1st Saturdays, 9:30–11:30am (Next meeting: March 3)

Vineyard Women’s Conference: Ignite! Experience the Kingdom

Registration: not required

Wednesday, May 2, 7-9pm

Contact: Flo Gimei, or

Thursday, May 3, 9:30am-9pm

Julie Franks,

Friday, May 4, 9:30am-9pm

We are a group of women from all over the world that meets


monthly to experience unity in Christ while we honor our

• $60 online only/entire conference (must register by April 29)

diversity. We share a meal, listen to a brief teaching, discuss,

• $80 at the door only/entire conference

and pray for one another. Please bring a dish to share, but if

• $20 at the door only/per session

you are unable to bring food, come anyway!

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family for each session (ages 1-12); must register in advance

Mom’s Refresh

Register: (by Sunday, April 29)

3rd Fridays, 9:30-11:30am (Next meeting: March 16)

Contact: Liz Ward,,

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family (ages 1-5; must register in



Ignite! is a chance for you to hear women from across the

Register: (by Monday, March 12)

Vineyard movement share extraordinary stories of how

Contact: Erica Roof, or

Jesus ignited their hearts for the things of his kingdom. We

Emily Wilkins,

need to receive from those who have gone before us so we

Join other moms to experience God and build friendships

can continue the mission he began in our own day and like

through worship, teaching, and service. Infants are welcome

him, change the world. You will not want to miss this special

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

opportunity to receive all God has for you.

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

Run for God

• Eleanor Mumford, London, England

Beginning Saturday, April 14, 7:30–9:30am

• Dianne Leman, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois


• Cindy Nicholson, Chicago, Illinois

Contact: Farrah Langlois, or

• Rose Madrid-Swetman, Seattle, Washington

Julie Franks,

• Thora Anderson, Phoenix, Arizona

The Run for God program provides a practical guide to

• LeQue Heidkamp, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

• Becky Olmstead, Fort Collins, Colorado

race, while maintaining a Christian focus. Meetings include

• Marlene Nathan, Columbus, Ohio

discussion, walking/running and a fellowship time afterwards. All levels of walking and running are welcome!


Conference Speakers:

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Learn more on p. 10

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Vineyard Women: Event Team Contact: Liz Ward, We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team.

I N T E R N AT I O N A L Immigration Services

Some of the ways you can help include promoting the event,

ICS Walk-in Clinics

administrative help, decorating, greeting, registration, and

Saturdays, 9am–1pm, Vineyard Community Center

more. We have a great time serving together and would love to

Contact: Jeanine Winfrey, 614.259.5322 or

have you join us! Cost: $20 payable at the time of intake

Women’s Spring Bible Study - Save the Dates!

Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services (“ICS”) provides

Evening class begins Wednesday, April 4, 7-9pm

family-based immigration legal representation to persons

Morning class begins Thursday, April 5, 9:30-11:30am

at 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and below. ICS

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family per week (ages 1-12, must

responds to requests for representation and legal questions


from the public through its Intake Clinic. Consultations will be

Register: (childcare only)

available for those who complete the intake process; however,

Contact: Liz Ward,

representation decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis

Ladies, mark your calendars! Please plan to join us for coffee

and are subject to ICS availability. Intake is the mandatory

and a Bible study. More details coming soon!

first step to receiving services. We will provide low-cost

Young Adults VC Twenty All Campus Gathering Sunday, March 4, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 0-5. Registration: Not required

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.

International Ministries

Contacts: Christian Root, christian.root@vineyardcolumbus.

VC International Teams

org OR Shane Huey,

For more information about our teams sharing Jesus overseas,

VC Twenty is the young adult community of Vineyard

email us at

Columbus. Whether you're a college student or a young professional, we'd love to see you at our All Campus Gathering. We’ll have a time of worship and look at God’s Heart for the Nations. You’ll also have an opportunity to sign up for one of our short-term mission trips coming up this summer. Plan to dress up and walk the red carpet at our Oscars Watch Party and Mixer after the service. Save the date! Next All Campus Gathering: Sunday, April 8

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 the nations, 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

(not meeting March 12 & 26)

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


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La Viña: Spanish–Speaking Campus

Funeral Needs

La Viña Service

If you are a member of Vineyard Columbus and need funeral

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

Contact : Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.256.5254 or

Contact : 614.259.5372 and pastoral care services, please call us.

Helping Hands

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

Contact: or

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


Hispanic community of Columbus, showing them God’s love

Helping Hands is a ministry that will do minor repairs

and seeing their lives transformed by the power of God. We are

and upkeep in your home if you cannot complete them

not only a church, but also a family in Christ. You are welcome

on your own. Most jobs are completed on Saturday

as you are!

mornings between 9am-12pm. If you are in need of some

La Viña Servicio en Español

help around your home, please leave a message for an assessment (see above for contact information).

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

Please Note: We do not do landscape work, help with

Cooper Road Campus

cleaning homes, or build wheelchair ramps.

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!

Career & Financial Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Thursdays, April 5-May 31, 7-9pm (9 weeks) Cooper Road Campus

Cost: $100 for materials (includes shipping) Registration: Childcare: contact

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


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

financial wisdom to gain control of your money, beat debt,

of every month)

increase generosity, and build wealth. Cost for the materials

2do Piso Ministry Center (Second Floor Ministry Center)

is about $100 including shipping and childcare is available

Childcare: Hay cuidado de niños. (Childcare available)

for entire class at an affordable rate. Pre-registration

Contact: Jordan Espino-Arvizu,

is encouraged, register at Email to request childcare or if you

Una noche de alabanza extendida, y encuentro con el

have any questions. Other questions related to the financial

Espíritu Santo a través de la alabanza, palabras proféticas,

ministry contact

y un tiempo extendido de oración.

Designing Your Legacy: Estate Planning Workshop

(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.)

HELP & WELLNESS Vineyard Columbus Visitation Care Team Contact : Visitation Care Team, 614.259.5239. 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.

This class helps you understand and follow Jesus and Biblical

Saturday, April 21, 9:30-11:30am

Cost: Free Registration: (please register in advance)

Contact: Kent, Learn how to pass on your estate at death. Understand how to obtain a good estate plan and get documents done at no cost to you. Seminar is informational, with one-on-one private meetings scheduled in August with estate planners. No childcare will be provided.

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Living Your Strengths Class Tuesdays, May 8-June 12, 7-8:30pm

Cost: $40

Lower Lights Christian Health Center

Register: (please register in advance)

6000 Cooper Road:

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 4 (must register online in

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


• Tuesdays, 8am-3pm

Childcare: Not available

• Fridays, 8am-1pm

Contact: Kaydian,

171 E. 5th Avenue:

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

• Mondays–Fridays, 8am–5pm

you? Are you using them to lead an abundant life, including

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

your career and to enrich your church community? A

LLCHC is a faith–based, non–profit community health provider

professional career coach will lead participants through a

ministering the love of Christ through full–service cradle–to–

6-week journey of discovery.

grave medical care focused on whole–person wellness. They

Community Center Vineyard Summer Program: Be Transformed June 11-July 27 (Closed July 2-6), Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Grades:  For students completing Kindergarten–5th grade during the 2017-2018 school year (Kindergarten students must provide verification of enrollment in Kindergarten)

see patients with Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource, Molina, and private insurance as well as uninsured patients. Services are offered for the whole family on a sliding fee scale based upon income. However, all patients are seen regardless of ability to pay. Services offered include pre–natal care, immunizations, well–child checkups, physicals, routine care, and chronic disease management.

Cost: $650.00 per child

Vineyard Free Health Clinics

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

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville

$175.00 per child)

Contact: 614.259.5428

Register: Registration opens March 5,

Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental, and Vision Clinics

Vineyard Clinics provide free medical, chiropractic, dental, and

Contact: Lizz,

vision care for patients (ages 18 and up) to those who qualify.

Join us for our summer program! Our program encourages

Our clinics serve those who are uninsured OR have Medicaid

youth to engage with scripture and each other in a real

or are Medicaid–eligible with incomes below 200 percent of

way. We have daily devotions and worship, lunch, and a

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

snack together, engage in some academic enrichment,

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

spend time outdoors, go on field trips, and we have lots of

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

fun! Space in the program is limited, so register in March!

comunicarse con la clínica latina al 614.293.9906.

More details will be provided on our website soon! Great news! We have expanded our program this summer and are partnering with SpringHill Camps to offer two additional weeks of programming (July 2-6 (closed July 4th) and July 30-Aug 3). Separate registration is required; contact Lizz Birkhoff for more details.

Empowered Life Open Prayer for Healing Sessions Cooper Road Campus • Saturday, March 3, 9-11am • Saturday, March 10, 9-11am • Saturday March 17, 9-11am • Saturday, March 24, 9-11am Contact: Kristi Webster, Open to anyone needing physical, emotional, or deliverance healing prayer. No appointment needed.



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

Learn more on p. 14

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• Vision Clinic

Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus

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

Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or


180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness.

We offer eye exams and vouchers for free glasses to those

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

who qualify.

healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men

• Chiropractic Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only)

to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

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

All Things New


Beginning in April (8-week class, closed after first session)

We provide evaluation and chiropractic care for those with

Class Size Limit: 10 (women only)

pain involving headaches, neck, back, or joints.

Contact: Joyce,

Interested in volunteering in our clinics? See p. 25.

Mercy & Justice Orphan Care & Anti-Human Trafficking Contact: Diane Bauman,

It takes courage to speak out and tell someone you have been sexually abused. Don’t let fear and shame hold you back from moving forward in all that God has for you. There is joy and freedom awaiting you; just step out in faith and God will meet you at your point of pain.

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

Amazing Grace: Praise Dance, Prayer, Creativity and Healing

end human trafficking.

Beginning Sunday, April 8 (9 weeks), 2:30-4:30pm

Please contact Diane if you would like to receive updates and

Asia’s Hope: PreK Eng 6 Home

Contact: Deva at for pre-registration This class is for women age 21 and above who want to continue

Contact: Diane Bauman,

their journey of healing and freedom in the Lord. We will be

Vineyard Columbus is partnering with Asia’s Hope by providing

exploring applying the Word through movement and creativity

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

as worship. No experience is necessary and Christ meets us

of sexual and economic exploitation have been rescued and

where we are regardless of health. Expect to receive the love

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

and forgiveness of Christ Jesus...expect a miracle. “Let us

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

praise his name with dancing.” Psalm 149:3.

can succeed as an independent adult.

Support for Life #MeToo: Hope and Healing for Survivors

Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: not available Register:

Saturday, April 21, 9am-1pm


Headlines of sexual harassment allegations that began in

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, Christ-centered recovery

October of 2017 created a tidal wave of women coming

fellowship for those desiring to heal from any addictive,

forward, sparking the #MeToo movement. Thousands

compulsive, or destructive behavior—“hurts, habits, or hang-

of women have similar stories—maybe you are among

ups.” At Celebrate Recovery you will find a safe place to share

them. The downside of the #MeToo movement is that

pain, struggles, victories, and hope with others focused on

it’s brought up years’ worth of pain but no resolution, no

Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include a time of worship,

healing, no place for anyone to process what happened

teaching, sharing, and fellowship. Come experience God’s love

to them. But there IS hope, and that hope is found in

and power to transform!

JESUS and his healing community. Join us as Vineyard Women and Support for Life ministries partner together for this one-day event filled with life-giving messages meant to break through your feelings of shame, fear, and powerlessness and minister Christ’s healing to some of your deepest wounds.


180 Men’s Recovery Group

Cooper Road (appointment only)

MARCH 2018

Circle of Grace Group

The Emotionally Healthy Relationship

3rd Tuesday of most months, 7-9pm

Community Life Groups that have completed Emotionally

Contact: Linda Parker,

Healthy Spirituality may sign up to borrow the DVD sets at any

Circle of Grace is a discussion group seeking to explore how

time for their groups.

the church can be a safe place for people with same-sex

Cost: $30 for EHR course materials (book, workbook, and

attractions to explore their relationship with Christ in a loving,


biblically-faithful environment. Discussions are focused

Contact/Register: Debbie,

around books, videos, and other resources. We also seek to be

This powerful eight-week course will equip you with practical

in dialogue with church leadership to this end.

tools to really love people in difficult situations and mature

Circle of Hope (Formerly Moving on with Jesus) Beginning Friday, April 6 (7-week group), 7-9pm Contact/Register: Sue, This group is for women with unwanted same-sex attractions.

into an adult follower of Jesus. You will learn eight powerful, biblically-based, relationship-changing skills in a group setting with reading, questions, and practical discussion to reinforce each of the eight skills.

We use the Taking Back Ground teaching. During our meetings

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

we will recap what was discussed in the Taking Back Ground

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

videos, discuss what was learned and how God is moving in our

any time for their groups.

lives, and end by spending time praying together.

Cost: $30 for EHS course materials (book, workbook, and

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.

Circles Prayer Group Contact: Sue,

devotional) Contact/Register: Debbie, Do you yearn to be emotionally alive? Support for Life invites you to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a plan for discipleship that can deeply change your relationship with God. The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course directly addresses the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Learn through eight

A regular prayer meeting for people interested in praying for

powerful life changing sessions how to incorporate daily life

those impacted by unwanted same-sex attractions, the LGBTQ

rhythms that lead us to a healthier relationship with Jesus and

community, our same-sex attractions ministries here, and

with others.

those the Lord would draw in for healing and restoration.

Grace/Truth 1.0

Divorce Care for Men

Begins Saturday, May 12, 9-11:30am for 5 weeks

Thursdays, beginning April 5 (13 weeks), 7-9pm Contact: Dave Kuta,

Cost: Nominal charge for book/materials Contact: Linda Parker at

DivorceCare is a friendly and caring group of men who will walk

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

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

that introduces Christians to LGBT+ people, the language to

This 13-week support group is for men who are separated and/

use and avoid, a theologically faithful view of marriage and

or divorced and it can be joined at any time.

sexuality, and practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward sexual and gender minorities. This group is

Divorce Care for Women Tuesdays, beginning April 17 (13 weeks), 7-9pm Contact: Susan,

currently open for leaders only.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

DivorceCare is a friendly and caring group of women who

1st Tuesdays of every month except January, July,

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

and September, 7–9pm

experiences. This 13-week support group is for women who are

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

separated and/or divorced and it can be joined at any time.

must pre–register) 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. Each month speakers address a relevant topic.

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GriefShare Wednesdays, through April 25, 7-9pm

Hearts Restored Support Group: Recovery from Sexual Betrayal

Contact: Chuck Clark,

Tuesdays, 7–9pm

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


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

Hearts Restored Support Group is a faith-based outreach

You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This

where you will find a safe, confidential place to share with

13-week co-ed discussion/support group is for those grieving

other women who understand the devastating effects of

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

sexual betrayal. We are engaged, married, separated, and

He Will Wipe Every Tear Wednesdays Beginning April 4, 6 weeks, 7-9pm Contact: Debi Leake, This is a 6-week group for those who have lost loved ones because of the opioid epidemic. Come and find encouragement and support as we share, pray, and experience the love of Jesus. This is a closed group with no new participants after the second session.

Hearts Restored (8-Week Class) Tuesdays, April 3–May 22, 7-9pm Contact:

divorced women who do not judge each other but rather embrace that we are all on a similar journey with a common goal. Support is a huge part of our recovery. We have seen God do amazing things in our lives, bringing healing and restoration. We are here to help you as others have helped us. This group is for and about you, not your spouse or partner. Sexual betrayal, whether it be pornography, emotional or extramarital affair(s), is traumatic and disorienting. Come let us reassure you that it is not your fault, that you will make it through this, and that there is hope. We will share/discuss topics on some of the core areas for healing such as anger, identity, disclosure, setting boundaries, detachment, triggers, self-care, his repentance,

Registration: Pre-registration is required.

forgiveness, and trust.

The experience of sexual betrayal is traumatic and disorienting.


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

Tuesdays, Beginning April 10, (9-week group), 7-9pm Contact: Dana Moody at Cost: Free Registration: Pre-registration is required (space limited) This is a nine-week closed support group offering hope, healing, encouragement, and accountability for women who want to be more hungry for God and less dependent on food (compulsive or emotional eating) or dieting (obsession with weight or exercise) to meet emotional needs. Meetings will include a short teaching, group discussion, and prayer.

Integrity for Women Thursdays, Beginning April 5, (9-week group), 7-9pm Contact/Register: Registration: Pre-registration is required (no new participants after the first class) This group is for women who desire healing for sexual brokenness while finding freedom from addiction, shame, and rejection.


MARCH 2018

Lay Counseling

Roots (Men)


Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm

Contact: Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or

Contact: Tom, or Support for Life,

614.259.5289 or

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

This is a substance (drug/alcohol) abuse recovery group for

like to meet with a lay counselor, please fill out an online

young men.

application or contact Support for Life. The Support for Life Ministry has a trained team of volunteer “lay” counselors who come alongside people in difficult seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth in a one–on–one, non–clinical environment. Lay counseling is not professional counseling, nor is it “free” counseling. Lay counselors meet with individuals on a shortterm basis and are trained to provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. Interested in becoming a lay counselor? See p. 31.

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 short teaching, discussion, and prayer.

Professional Counseling Center Contact: 614.259.5409 The Vineyard Counseling Center’s clinically–trained counselors offer a biblical approach to help people achieve wholeness in all aspects of their lives. We also have male and female Graduate Candidate Interns, $20/session, with experience in seeing children, teens, adults, and married couples.

Redefining Christ Tuesdays beginning April 3, 6-8pm Contact: Gina Harding, This closed, cyclical support group is for women who have come from a high control or cult background and now desire a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is not a theological debate group. Our purpose is to support these women and come alongside of them. Our goal is to springboard into a praying small group for further discipleship. No participants may join after the first class has begun, and preregistration is required. Each meeting will include worship and teaching, but the main focus will be on sharing and prayer.

Roots (Women) Beginning early April Contact: Support for Life, 614.259.5472 or This is a substance (drug/alcohol) abuse recovery group for young women.

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 are able to 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 Usually meets 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 invite you with open arms for a time of sharing food, socializing, open discussion, and prayer together.

Understanding Life and Conflict God’s Way Beginning Wednesday, April 4 (11-weeks), 7-9pm Contact: Walt, Life and conflict go hand in hand; it’s woven into the human fabric of each individual. Yet, many do not understand the dynamics of life and conflict from a biblical point of view as they live life with their spouse, family, and interact daily with people. Where does conflict in life come from, and how can we resolve conflict so as we can live in peace with God, ourselves, and others? Come and equip yourself biblically in understanding how to live life as we look into what God has to say about these basic yet misunderstood issues of life.

Unequally Yoked: Healing the Loneliness in Your Marriage 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm Contact: Laurel, 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 together in our Journey as we walk together with Christ as our ‘First Love’. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT The Book of Judges 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Mondays beginning April 2, 7-8:30pm Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Michael Karoly Childcare: Not available Registration: Not required Michael Karoly, a longtime Vineyard Columbus member, teaches through the Book of Judges at the Cooper Road Campus. Michael gives in-depth teaching on one of the Old Testament's most challenging books, explaining how to apply

Sawmill Sunday, April 1 9am (Programs for age 1-Grade 12) 11:30am (Programs for age 1-Grade 12)

Good Friday Services Friday, March 30 From the cross, Jesus uttered his final words, "It is finished." And in these three words humanity can find love that is unfailing and hope that cannot be defeated. Regardless of where you are on your faith journey, we'd love for you to join us for our Good Friday service, an interactive experience where we'll consider together the power of the cross and the freedom that can only be found in Jesus.

God's Word to our lives today. Detailed class notes will be

Cooper Road Campus

handed out/sent by email each week. Each class stands alone;

7pm (no Children’s Programming)

no need to attend each session. Classes are 90 minutes in

Sawmill Campus

length in lecture format.

7pm (limited Children’s Programming)

Deaf Ministry Events

Holy Spirit Encounter

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

Wednesday, July 11, 7-9pm, Cooper Road Campus

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

Childcare Cost: $5/child or $10/family

Contact: Angela Moore,


The Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road Worship Service is

Contact: Kristi Webster,

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

Join us for a powerful and Spirit-filled night!

for the Deaf.

Easter Services

Joyful Noise Worship Service (Special Needs)

Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1

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


Contact: Pam Newman,

Please invite family and friends to join us as we celebrate the

Join our Accessible Worship Service for people affected by

resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

disabilities and their families, friends, and neighbors. We have

Cooper Road Campus

a worship band, brief message, and prayer time. Bring your

Saturday, March 31

tambourines and streamers.

3:30pm (Programs for ages 0-Grade 5) 6pm (Programs for ages 0-Grade 5, middle and high school)

Begins Monday, March 26

Sunday, April 1

Contact: or

9am (Programs for ages 0-Grade 5, middle and high school, and

Vineyard Institute exists as a global education provider to equip

interpretation for the deaf)

the people of God to pursue the call to go out into the world

11:30am (Programs for ages 0-Grade 5, middle and high school)

as workers of the harvest, whether that calling is a disciple in

East Campus

the workplace and community, a parent, a small group leader,

Sunday, April 1

ministry worker, missionary, church-planter, or a pastor.

9am (Programs for age 1-Grade 12) 11:30am (Programs for age 1-Grade 12)

Art Ministry

Lane Avenue

Campaign Art Exhibit: The Faces of Jesus

Sunday, April 1

Thru Sunday, April 1, Second Floor Ministry Center

6:30am Easter Sunrise Service (open to all campuses)

Please come view, The Faces of Jesus, global artwork from the

10am (Programs for age 1-Grade 12)

Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection. This exhibit is especially themed

La Viña

for our 2018 campaign, The Real Jesus. Please stop by and

Sunday, April 1

consider our Lord in these artistic portraits.

11:30am (Spanish-speaking Service) 20

Vineyard Institute Spring Quarter

MARCH 2018

Campaign Art Exhibit: The Real Jesus Thru April 1st in various locations throughout the church.


Please stop by and view The Real Jesus exhibit. This exhibit

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

features original and various venues of artwork by our own

opportunities, check out the list of volunteer opportunities

Vineyard Columbus church members/attendees.

at, or stop by the Ministry

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

Counter in the Main Lobby for a Volunteer Catalog. Contact: Diane Bauman,

Bookstore & Library

featured artists in the North Hall Gallery during 2018, contact

Cooper Road Campus Library Volunteers

Holly Messerall. A minimum of 10 pieces required (more than 10

Contact: Jeff Baker, or

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



Volunteer once a week restocking books, contacting those with overdue books, and adding new inventory.

Easter Egg Hunt (East Campus)

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday March 24, 10am-2pm

Cooper Road Campus

Vineyard Columbus East Campus

Contact: Jeff Baker, or

333 Jericho Rd, Pickerington, OH


Cost: Free

• Volunteer once a week: 2-3 hours, Tuesday-Friday, 12-5pm

Register: None

• Volunteer twice a month: 15 minutes before and 20 minutes

Contact: Janine Winters or call the East

after the service you attend, operating cash register for half

Campus admin at 614.259.5245


Join East Campus for a fun day of special events for kids 12 and under, including a bouncy house, face painting, and of course the Easter egg hunt! There is no cost to attend this annual event, just bring a bag or basket to collect eggs in. We hope to see you there!

• Volunteer Sunday morning: (every other week) Audio/media volunteer.

Career Career Ministry Volunteers

Engage (Sawmill Campus)

Contact: Kent Irwin,

1st Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm

The Career Ministry is in great need of new volunteers that can

Contact: Dustin Jasinski,

serve in a number of different roles: job coach, career expert,

Engage is a service of meditation on scriptures and listening

administrator, database manager, networking pro, workplace

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

navigator, and liaison between searchers and

also available for special needs, congregational leaders, and

job providers.


Sawmill Campus

Community Life

Sundays, 9 & 11:30am

Alpha Leader Training

4140 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017

Register: or sign up at the

We have moved to our new location on the northwest side

Alpha counter.

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

Contact: Adrienne Ash, 614.259.5494.

Sawmill Campus! We can’t wait for what God has in store for

If you are interested in serving with our Alpha team for our

us. Join us as we continue being a community of disciples who

upcoming Alpha course, starting the week of April 9 through

experience God, love one another, and partner with Christ to

the week of June 11 at Cooper, East, or Sawmill Campus, you

heal the world.

can register for the Alpha leader training at

Serve in Prayer (Lane Avenue Campus) or sign up at the Alpha counter.

Contact: Klodiana Tedesco, or There are many ways you can serve in prayer at Lane Avenue Campus. For more info, contact Klodiana. V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


Attention Small Group Leaders & HOSTs

Small Group: Leader Training 1


Contact: or call

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

Small Group Leader Training 1 is an introductory class to

training? Need some tips on how to make hosting easier? The

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

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

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

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

new to leading an existing Vineyard Columbus small group, this

so we’ve created, a website with several

is your next step. Small Group Leader Training 1 will give you

Bible study options as well as other helpful tools. If you have

the basic tools you need to keep up the good work God is doing

questions, write us at

in you and your group.

The Real Jesus Give & Go Jesus was a revolutionary in the way he cared for those in need and people on the margins of society. Leading by example, he gave of his time and possessions, showing mercy to all in need. Jesus demonstrated that love involves actions not just feelings. He challenged his followers to not only give but go. This year for our campaign service projects, we want to model Jesus’ servant heart by caring for people in need. Two of the ways we can serve are by providing for practical needs by donating items to the Transitions Ministry, serving those moving from homelessness to housing or by serving at one of the City of Columbus schools we support by helping with hands on projects at their locations. Below you’ll find service opportunities to give and go as an individual, family, and/or small group.

• Give Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25

You only need to attend one of the following sessions at the Cooper Road Campus. • Saturday, April 14, 9am-2pm • Tuesdays, May 15 & 22 (must attend both sessions for credit) • Sunday, May 20, 2-7pm • Saturday, June 23, 9am-2pm

Community Outreach The following outreach opportunities are a bridge between our church and the people of Columbus. We want to bring hope to prisoners, feed the hungry, and care for the homeless. Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 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

Give to Transitions Ministry, which provides free basic

Help inmates grow into disciples of Christ. To join us serving

home goods for vulnerable people who are in transition to

those in prison, contact Deborah Scott.

housing from homelessness. Those served include veterans, refugees, and many others who experience situations that

Prison Ministry Basics Training

result in homelessness. Please visit vineyardcolumbus.

Saturday, April 7, 9am-12pm, Cooper Road Campus

org/therealjesus for a list of household items and drop off

Register: Tiffany,

on Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25. The Children’s

(please register by Friday, April 6)

Ministry will also participate by collecting canned foods

This training is for men and women interested in serving

during the campaign.

incarcerated and post-incarcerated men, women, and youth. A

• Go Saturday, April 7 Vineyard Columbus will be serving our Columbus Schools this year, cleaning and painting the school grounds and play areas, as well as planting gardens. Come out with us and serve Columbus!

light breakfast will be served.

Prison Ministry Gathering Saturday, April 14, 10am-12pm, Cooper Road Campus Register: Tiffany, (please register by Wednesday, April 11) This gathering is for new volunteers to meet current volunteers and ask any questions they might have and hear some great stories of how this ministry is impacting women’s lives. A light breakfast will be served.


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Women's Prison Ministry Opportunities

Food Pantry Opportunities

Contact: Deborah Scott,

Our church has two food pantries that serve the community

There are different ministry opportunities for women to serve

of Columbus. Please contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and Franklin Medical, to receive important

Center – Zone A.

information about each location before serving. Children ages

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, We are continually receiving requests for AMSB in the local jails and prisons. Volunteers record parents reading to their children, then our small group wraps the books and CDs and sends 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.

Men's Prison Ministry Opportunities We minister to men during worship services at multiple facilities. Volunteer with worship, prayer team, or help at the service. Delaware County Jail: 1–2 Saturdays/month, 10–11:30am Franklin County Jail: 3rd Saturdays, 8–10:30am Jackson Pike: 3rd Saturdays, 6:45–8:45pm Contact: Scott Osborn, 740.244.6528 or

7 and older are welcome with parents. Opportunities to Serve: • 5th Avenue Food Pantry 181 East 5th Avenue Saturday, 8am–12pm Small groups of 10-15 need to be scheduled to serve at this pantry. Carpool if possible, parking is limited. • 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. • Monday Night Service Mondays, 6pm 5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or Small groups can plan, prepare, and serve a meal (we can provide meal ideas). We are looking for families and small groups to help us purchase and prepare our holiday meals at the Monday Night Service in November and December. Please contact Jenney for more details and to sign up! • Check-in Volunteers Saturdays (two per month), 8am-12pm

5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue

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

Contact: Chris Blosser,

Contact: John, 614.578.8371 or

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

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project

Please email Chris Blosser, our pantry manager, and talk with

Days and times vary (One day every three months)

him about this opportunity to serve.

Contact: Deborah Scott, We need men to help record father’s reading to their child(ren) at the Franklin County Jail.

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

• 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.


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• Pantry Drivers & Donation Pick-up Helpers Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or We are in need of strong volunteers to help pick up food from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for pantries. Ability to drive a box truck and/or use a forklift is helpful, but not necessary. Pick-ups are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Approximate time commitment is 4 hours every other week. If you are

Pray for Community Outreach Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or Contact Jenney Rice to sign up for our prayer newsletter and intercede for this ministry area.

Deaf Ministry

free to pick up donated items from local grocery stores/

Deaf Ministry Service Opportunities

bakeries, we could use help with that too, usually on Fridays.

Contact: Angela Moore, We need skilled volunteer ASL interpreters to sign for adults

Homeless Outreach Opportunities Homeless Wednesday Night Outreach Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or

and children on a rotation at our Sunday, 9am Cooper Road Service.

Early Childhood

Help us bring food and supplies to the homeless living

Early Childhood Worship Ministry

outdoors. We travel together as a team to various outdoor

Contact: Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486 or

stops. Serve with a small group or individually. Groups must be

scheduled through Rhodie and children ages 10 and older are

Share your love for Jesus with children through music!

welcome. If you or your small group would like to make a meal

Volunteer to lead children in worship once a month during our

for this outreach, we can cover the cost. Just email for details!

weekend services.

YWCA Family Shelter Breakfast

Global Café

900 Harvey Court, Columbus, OH 43219 2nd Saturdays of the month, 6:30-9:30am

Global Café Volunteers

Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or


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

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

our family of believers who get to experience God through

Great outreach for the kids too!

service and fellowship. The Café is an atmosphere where fresh,

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.

Arawak Garden

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).

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.

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Outreach & Connect Outreach Call Ministry Contact: Adrienne Ash, 614.259.5494 or If you are a person who loves to talk and make people feel welcomed, then you should join the Outreach Call Ministry!

English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteers Contact: Jackie Williams, We are seeking volunteers to serve in the following areas:

Each Monday our team calls everyone that turned in a connect

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10–11:30am

card or decision prayer card during one of the weekend

Tuesdays, 7pm–9pm

services. We make them feel welcomed and let them know that

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

we are excited they visited our church home, and we give them

who enjoy giving warm smiles and speaking welcoming

information about ways they can get connected in our church

words as they enter the classroom.

and upcoming events they can attend. Most importantly, we want them to know that in our large church, they were seen, and that they are important to us. You can make calls from your home or come to the church and make your calls. If you

• Teachers: If you have a heart for internationals and enjoy teaching, we need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening ESL classes.

are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Adrienne

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10am and Thursdays 7-8pm


Contact: John Olver,

Membership 101 Volunteer Opportunities Contact: Cinnamon Doran, • Data Entry Volunteer Opportunities

• Conversation Table Leader: We have a vibrant ESL program and are always in need of volunteers to assist us as Conversation Table Leaders.

International Friendships (IFI)

Hours are flexible. 2-4 hours a week.

Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to enter data from

International Friendships (IFI) partners with Vineyard Columbus

our Membership 101 class. Vineyard Columbus membership is

to promote friendships and show hospitality to international

required. Computer literacy is preferred. Hours are flexible.

students at OSU.

This opportunity is best for those who don’t mind serving on a small team. • Class Volunteer Opportunities 

• IFI English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner Visit:–cuisine–church–small–groups.pdf Become a conversation partner and help students practice

12:30–2:30pm (Membership classes are schedules on

English, learn about American culture, and more. Individuals

Sundays, five times per year)

and families can be friendship partners who meet with an

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help set up for

international student or couple monthly for a meal or activity.

Membership 101 classes at Cooper Rd. This opportunity is best for those who don’t mind serving on a small team.

• IFI Internship Program Contact: Estera Pirosca,

Security Ministry

Visit: (financial donations)

Medical Response Team

chemical industry, actuarial science, finance/accounting,

Contact: Jason Pierce, or 614.625.6216 The Medical Response team is looking for volunteers that


VC International Teams & Ministries

IFI would like to place interns (20 hours/week) in the statistical analysis, web design/media, and marketing. • Meals for IFI Friday Night Bible Studies

would be willing to help out with medical emergencies that

Contact: Tiria,

occur during our weekend services. If you are a doctor or nurse

IFI always needs people to help organize, prepare, and

with hospital or ER experience, or an EMT (Basic or Paramedic)

distribute food at our Friday night Bible study when students

and are interested in learning more about the Medical

and volunteers share a meal together. Contact us if you or

Response Team, please contact Jason Pierce.

your small group are interested.

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• Small Group Outreach for IFI Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or

Special Needs

Bridge Builders

Sign up:

Contact: (children/middle schoolers)

International Friendships (IFI) has opportunities for small

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

groups to help “reach the world” together including prayer, (teens/adults)

preparing food for a Bible study, making welcome bags,

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

greeting new students, and hosting a used furniture sale.

to be part of our church community.

Missions Care Team

Body Builders Class (Special Needs)

Contact: Dotty Christensen,

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

If you enjoy hospitality, encouraging others, hearing how God’s

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

working, or want to give gifts, time, energy, or money, then

get involved with missionary care. Use your creativity to help

Adults who are VC members are needed for our Middle School

expand care to those we as a church send to the nations.

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

Refugee Ministry Opportunities • Cross Cultural Friendships

laugh, sit at a table, color, listen, pray, and sing worship songs? Join us twice a month.

Contact: Carli Snyder,

Sensory Break Room/Buddy Connection

Throughout scripture it is evident that God loved the

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

foreigner, and calls his people to love them, too. If you love

Contact: Christy Smith, 614.374.4859 or

meeting new people, and you would enjoy coming alongside

Befriend a child who needs an extra hand getting used to

a refugee in their transition to Western culture, please

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

contact Carli Snyder for more information on how to serve

with learning Jesus loves them, maybe they can meet Jesus

our local refugee population through the gift of cross-

through your guidance and love. Become a mentor buddy in

cultural friendship.

our nationally–known program called the Sensory Break Room.

• Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Serve on a rotation.

Contact: Carli Snyder,

Special Needs Intervention Support Team

We’re looking for committed volunteers to tutor refugee

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

children on a weekly basis for the Winter-Spring school

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

semester. Come join the fun! Volunteers will be required

to complete a training and consent to a background check.

If you have training in behavior intervention, special education,

Please contact Carli Snyder for more information.

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

Media Arts Video, Audio, & Lighting Support Contact:

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

Support for Life

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

Become a Lay Counselor

value quality to support the sights and sounds of the weekend

Contact: or

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


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

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

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Become a Support for Life Group Leader

Blood Drive

Contact/Register: or

Wednesday, April 25, 2pm


Visit: sponsor code: VineCommCtr.

Application: available at

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

We are looking for leaders who can create groups that offer a

and every donor makes a difference

safe environment for those who are struggling to experience the love of Jesus and the care of his community. If you've benefited from support and healing during a difficult life season or situation that has resulted in growth and freedom, you may wish to help others by leading a support or recovery group related to the same issue. We are currently looking for leaders for the following subjects: • Parents of children/teens on the autism spectrum • Female chemical dependency recovery group • Families impacted by the opioid crisis

Contact: Jerome Smith, 614.259.5395 or Help with our Youth Basketball, Cheerleading, or NFL Flag Football leagues. We need coaches and referees for grades K-6.

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers Contact: Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or

• Male victims of sexual abuse

Current opportunities available for doctors, chiropractors,

Support for Life 101

nurse practitioners, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and

Sunday, April 8, 2-5:30pm Contact/Register: Joyce, or 614.259.5256 This class is taught by the Support for Life Ministry. It gives a biblical framework for understanding people, their needs, and how to move compassionately toward helping them. It is the foundational class for this ministry and is required to be a

prayer team members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer teams).

Volunteer with After-School Program: Grade School Monday–Friday, 3:30–6pm, August–May Contact: Nikki Mills, Volunteers can serve as classroom helpers, homework helpers,


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

VC Students

or high school students. A few hours a week can make a big

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

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

Artists Small Group Contact: 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 in being a part of this group.


Coaches and Referees Needed for Vineyard Athletics!

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difference in the life of a child.

Volunteer with After-School Program: Middle and High School Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6pm, September-April Contact: Volunteers can serve as classroom enrichment and activity support. Also as Academic tutors and Career mentors, guiding and leading conversation to support the growth and development of our students. A small amount of time with a young person will make the biggest impact to their development.

One Child One Community: Adopt A School Contact: Anna Fullen, 614.259.5452, If your small group is looking for a place to serve together, One Child One Community needs groups to partner with us to support Columbus schools. For more info on how your group can serve, contact Anna Fullen.


Vineyard Women

Be an AWANA Leader!

Vineyard Women Event Team

Tuesdays, through May, 6:15-9pm

Contact Liz Ward,

Cooper Road Campus, Multi-Purpose Room

We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people,

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

serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event

desk or the Kidz Quest welcome center

Team. Some of the ways you can help include promoting

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

the event, administrative help, decorating, greeting,

We are accepting applications for people who desire to invest

registration, and more. We have a great time serving

in our kids to help us make disciples of them. We have a

together and would love to have you join us!

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

Kids’ Worship: Campus Volunteer Recruitment We are looking for teens and adults who would like to help lead kids in worship at our campuses. Each campus handles kids’ worship differently and needs people who want to help the little ones connect to God through the worship arts. No need to play an instrument! We offer training, provide all necessary materials, and include you in a volunteer rotation.

Worship Arts Serve with Worship Arts Contact

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

Join the Choir at Vineyard Columbus Contact

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16.

Kidz Quest Leaders

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

Weekend Services at all campuses

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

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

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

desk or the Kidz Quest welcome center

Danielle Evans.

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317 We are accepting applications for qualified people to help us make disciples out of our elementary-age kids and bring them to Jesus. Our objective is to partner with parents and inspire the kids to follow Jesus through our model and teaching. We offer curriculum, training, and an AWESOME team to work with. We have opportunities of all shapes and sizes where your 5 loaves and 2 fish are enough. Interested? Let us know.

Vineyard Men Helping Hands Contact: Joyce Shuster, or 614.259.5303 Are you a guy who can fix things? Our Helping Hands ministry helps people in our community who are in need of minor home repairs such as leaky faucets, screen door repairs, etc. The families are 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 Shuster.

Other Opportunities Baker’s Delight 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!

Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors Needed Visit

Guide clients through a user–friendly, web–based computer program to access public benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, free tax filing, etc. If you are a VC member/attender, contact Rhodie Shreve, rhodie.shreve@ or 614.259.5441 (for the Northside Food Pantry), or Maria Broeckel, or 614.259.5296 (for the Vineyard Community Center).

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G I V E & D O N AT E

Project Venezuela

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.

There is a severe shortage of food, medicine, and other basic needs in Venezuela. We want to offer some relief to this country by sending some of these necessary items. There will be designated containers at the entrance of the church where you can donate items to ‘Project Venezuela’ for the next several months. These items will then be sent to Venezuelan churches that can distribute them to the

Drop off in bins at entrances and label “Aunt Mary’s.”

populations in greatest need. Please consider participating in

Automobile Donations

Specific items needed:

Donate used cars to Vineyard Columbus to bless others in

• Nonperishable foods: Rice, sugar, pasta, dry beans,

this demonstration of God’s love.

our congregation. We accept all kinds and conditions and

corn flour, powdered milk, salt, peanut butter, ketchup,

provide a receipt for your tax purposes. If a car or small–to–

mayonnaise, and mustard.

medium-sized SUV is well–maintained, we check it over and provide it to a person or family. High mileage cars are O.K., as

• Medicines: Tylenol/Motrin, antibiotics, allergy relief, and First Aid supplies.

long as vehicles have been maintained and are in fairly good

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

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

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

expensive repairs, will be sold, and the funds used for the car ministry. To donate a car, contact Mandi, 614.259.5384. If you’re a member of Vineyard Columbus and in need of a

conditioner, toothbrush, and deodorant/antiperspirant.

Transitions Ministry

vehicle, call 614.259.5408.


Online Giving & TEXT to Give

throughout the week.

Contact 614.259.5443 or

Campus Donation Drop–off: During weekend worship


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

Help us replenish our supplies for those in transition from

giving by visiting You can also

homelessness. This month we are collecting pots and pans

TEXT your amount to 614.333.0330 and follow the prompts.

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

For more info, contact our Finance department.

serving dishes.

Pantry Donations (Community Outreach)

Value Life Donations

We always need personal care items like soap, shampoo,


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

We are completely out of newborn and size 0-3 month boy

Cooper Road Campus entrances.

and girl onesies, T-shirts, and sleepers. We also need all brands

Planned Giving Contact Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 or If you would like to discuss estate planning, contact Kent Irwin.


Contact Irene Casale,,

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Cooper Road Donation Drop–off: Ministry Center lobby

of Gerber and Similac formulas and size 3, 4, and 5 diapers. Drop off items in the Ministry Center lobby. There are bins marked “Value Life”. For more info on ways to serve, like Value Life on Facebook or visit value–life.

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ust minutes from the church, in the heart of a

Columbus called "Giving Refuge: A Conversation About the

neighborhood of refugees, Vineyard Columbus rents an

Current Refugee Crisis.” Matthew Soerens, author and US

apartment. It serves as an arm of the church in the center of a

Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, spoke and

community that needs Christ’s love and the church’s help.

something stirred inside Rachel.

Multiple ministries participate in serving this community:

The seeds of concern God had planted in her heart took firm

the Transitions ministry often provides household goods and

root and began to grow into a plan of action for the busy mom

supplies to new arrivals, the middle school VC Students have

of four young boys. When she found out about the ministry

movie nights and outreaches to the kids in the neighborhood,

apartment she knew she had found her place. Caleb, 11-years-

Value Life Ministry often helps families with new baby items

old at the time, was anxious to join her.

and members of the church volunteer to tutor students and

Last fall, every Thursday night for three months, Rachel met

adults in English and other subjects.

with Omran and Caleb met with Odai, two, 10-year-old Syrian

That is where Rachel Dew and her son Caleb, got plugged in.

boys whose families had only been in this country for a

In February 2017, Rachel attended a conference at Vineyard

few months.

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Together, the four of them would read books, practice English,

walls and removes our fears and prejudices. And that’s where

and play games. Carli Snyder, Refugee Ministry Coordinator

the real Jesus is. I experience Jesus when I spend time with

with International Ministries at Vineyard Columbus, provided

these boys and their families.”

all the websites and resources the mother and son duo needed for each 90-minute session. After tutoring, Rachel and Caleb

Caleb agrees. “I felt Jesus’ presence there in the room when we

would walk the students home and they always experienced a

were tutoring them,” he says, “and I know Jesus was a refugee

tidal wave of hospitality.

when he was a child. I like doing what the Bible says: to help

“The families show such gratitude,” shares Rachel. “They tell us

others in need and make them feel welcome.”

how much they love Americans and they thank us all the time

Rachel has also seen how serving with her son has

for the tutoring.” She has found that as mothers of boys they

strengthened their bond. “Getting to do this together as a

have a lot in common. “The moms always want to be sure their boys are behaving,” laughs Rachel,“ and I assure them that they are.” Very quickly, the relationship between the Dews and the Syrian families grew past Thursday nights. Rachel and Caleb were invited to an engagement party for Odai’s older brother. It wasn’t until they were en route to the event that the pair

mother and a son, having a similar heart for refugees and getting to serve them alongside of each other has really grown our relationship,” shares Rachel. “Every Thursday on the way there in the car we would pray together that God would fill us, so we could love the boys well, and that we would experience Jesus, and they would experience Jesus through us. So even

found out they’d be separated for the party—males and

the drive there was a special time. And when we’d leave

females in different apartments. Caleb was not phased. He

the apartment, we were both really alive, talking about our

walked right in to hang out with his friends. “I was the only

experience that night.”

non-refugee in the whole place,” Caleb remembered. “It didn’t bother me at all. We just had fun playing together in the basement.”

As the oldest of four siblings, Caleb enjoyed the alone time with his mom. “[I liked] building our relationship and spending time with each other away from everyone else.”

Rachel said the activities in the all-female apartment turned into the best dance party of her life. “People that were strangers when I walked in were pulling me up off the

Rachel and Caleb hope that other members of Vineyard Columbus will be inspired to join them in this outreach to

couch, feeding me food, and we danced the night away!”

the residents at the Hyde Park Apartment Complex. Rachel

Rachel continues, “It was an extravagant act of hospitality to

explains, “It's a tiny, warm, sacred little space. It is one of the

welcome us like that…they treated us like family.”

most peace-filled, grace-filled, and freedom-filled places I

Another highlight of the fall was when all the members of

have ever served. Being a part of that community was a gift. If

the Dew family visited a pumpkin patch with Omran and Odai.

someone wants to be welcomed into a beautiful community

Afterwards they brought the pumpkins back to the apartment

of volunteers and a beautiful community of immigrants and

complex and painted them throughout a long afternoon

refugees, serve at the apartment!”

together. “Rachel and Caleb put themselves out there right away,” explains Carli. “The fact that they were willing to try something so new is really unique. They just had a coating of the love of the Lord on them. They dove in completely.”

If you would like to be involved serving the refugee population in our community, please contact Carli Snyder at

The mother and son hope to continue the tutoring again next fall. Rachel said it changed her. “I went from caring about this

You can also donate household items to our Transitions

issue, to caring about these people. Now I know their names,


I know where they live, I love them, and they are our friends.”

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Rachel continues, “Relationship is the thing that breaks down

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