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Check out the article by Pastor Rich Nathan on p. 8.

New Sermon Series Begins February 29




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PASTORAL MINISTRY CONTACTS To contact anyone on staff, please call 614-890-0000 or email at firstname.lastname@vineyardcolumbus.org. Senior Pastor, Rich Nathan Associate Pastors, Eric and Julia Pickerill

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

WEEKEND Weekend Ministry Leader, Pastor Amanda Pershing Connect, Pastor Kerry Davis Worship Arts, Pastor Craig Allen VC Twenty, Pastor Shane Huey Assistant

Ellie Smith

VC Student High School, Assistant Pastor Santos Chaparro VC Student Middle School, Assistant Pastor Michael Doom


VineyardKids, Pastor April Murphy Assistant Pastor Pam White Assistant Pastor Beth Best


Global Impact



Prayer Requests

Community Ministry Leader, Pastor Stephen Van Dop


Vineyard Growth Classes

Men, Pastor Stephen Van Dop


Navigating Doubt by Pastor Rich Nathan


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Care Ministries


Mission Ministries




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Women, Pastor Marlene Nathan Leader Formation, Pastor Andy Saperstein Small Groups, Pastor David Schermerhorn Assistant Pastor Adrienne Ash

CARE Care Ministry Leader, Pastor Ron Hitchcock Marriage & Family, Pastor Ron Hitchcock Assistant Pastor Kelli Messick Assistant Pastor Jason Loehr Visitation & Care, Pastor Anthony Cannon Life Support Mentoring, Pastor Lorie Kaufman-Rees Stewardship, Pastor Kent Irwin

MISSION Look for this icon to find ways you can get involved!

Vineyard Community Center Executive Director, Gina Watts Assistant Pastor Jerome Smith Mission Ministry Leaders, Pastor Daniel Nathan & Gina Watts Volunteer & Value Life, Pastor Diane Bauman International Ministry, Pastor Bill Christensen

M I N I ST RY R E S P O N S E T E A M If you’ve contacted one of our ministries and did not receive a response within a week, please reach out to our Ministry Response

Assistant Pastor XImena Lozada-Rosales Community Outreach, Assistant Pastor Jenney Rice

CAMPUSES Campus Strategy, Pastor Paige Goslin

Team at 614.259.5371 or ministry.response@

East Campus, Pastor Charles Montgomery

vineyardcolumbus.org. Please include your name,

Lane Avenue Campus, Pastor Andrew Oswalt

phone number with area code, and the ministry or

La ViĂąa Campus, Pastor Irene Casale-Petrarca

person that you contacted.

Sawmill Campus, Pastor Scott Engebretson Assistant Pastor Laura Weiant V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


g l o b a l i m p a c t The “Global Impact” section of the MIX is designed to share stories of how God is expanding his kingdom. For more info on International Ministries, email international.ministries@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Medical Project Progress An update from Middle Eastern Refugee Ministries

We live in such a paradoxical state these days. As the protests have continued for more than 100 days, we are itching to make progress in getting our medical clinic up and running. We are hoping to interview some of the local doctors to find out how we can come alongside them and support them. Our goal is not to take their patients away, but instead to supplement the care that the women receive with anything that may be lacking, such as prenatal care, support, education, etc. At the same time, we feel compelled to abide with the Lord. Amidst instability with everything around us, God is present, consistent, and dependable. Government is in transition, the streets are unpredictable, and this culture measures productivity differently than what we are accustomed to. The balance of progress and presence is often hard, but we are thankful for how we are experiencing grace in spite it all.

Transformation of the Heart A story from a Jordan trip member

I’ve been many places in my life, but none of which has caused my heart to undergo such deep transformation as it did while on the Jordan trip. Partnering with people from all over the world to serve displaced refugees was a holy moment for me, where I can confidently say I felt the presence of God. Language suddenly didn’t matter, my preference on what kind of tea didn’t matter, having to dress differently than I do here didn’t matter. All that seemed to matter was that I say yes to God and as a result, other people experienced the goodness and the kindness of God.



B i g C h a n g e s f o r V i n e ya r d A m s t e r d a m An update from Amsterdam Exciting news! God has answered our prayers and has provided a new building for Vineyard Amsterdam! We received word six months ago that we would have to move out of the Zuiderkerk, where we’ve been meeting weekly for the past four years. That news, along with Brooke’s transition back to America last year, and other leadership changes have brought on a lot of anxiety for VA leadership. Amsterdam, though a world-class city, does not offer much space for the luxuries of large buildings that church communities need for gathering in. God has so faithfully answers our prayers and we have recently signed a lease with the Oosterkerk, which is only a 10-minutes bike ride from our old building! Further still, this new space is close to the central train station and is also a short walk from the city metro lines. It is common here for old churches to become art museums, office buildings, or community centers. We are grateful to God for all of the logistics that fell into place with the provision of this building; the Oosterkerk is going to become a church building once again and we cannot wait for this space to bless the community!

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p r ay e r r e q u e s t s Amsterdam

Middle East | Caucasus

• Pray for the formation of the new pastoral team that is happening

• Pray for the house church leaders that are being trained, and

and that each person on the team would experience God’s peace. • Pray for the upcoming silent retreat happening this spring, that many will experience the Holy Spirit and come to know Jesus. • Pray that as a community, we can become more outward focused towards this lovely city that is in need of God’s Spirit.

that they may continue to find their source of strength and hope in their relationship with Jesus for the sake of leading others to Jesus. • Pray that as we develop and carry out strategy for increased prayer, we would see a Christ-led movement among this predominantly Muslim nation, one that is empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Brazil • Pray for spiritual, physical, financial, and emotional health for our family and our ministry. • Pray for the churches in the Palmas and Marabas regions. They are too far away to connect with often and their leaders need encouragement and wisdom from the Lord on behalf of their congregations.

Middle East | Refugee Ministries • Praise God for Hannah, my language teacher, and her family who came to our Christmas party. We pray that all of the language teachers (Hannah, Matthew, and Samuel) will encounter Jesus through dreams. • Pray for opportunities to talk with some of the local doctors that the women receive prenatal care from; we are asking God

Central Asia

for wisdom for the questions we ask so we can be efficient and

• Pray that God continues to move. We see a fresh openness in people’s hearts as they question things bigger than themselves. • Pray for each of us, that conversations with those we teach and disciple would be inspired by the Holy Spirit and would create divine curiosity.

respectful. • Pray for our team as we adjust to having a new teammate join us and all the transition that comes with this new dynamic. • Pray for this country-wisdom for the newly formed government, peace and safety amongst protestors, and unity over everyone,

• Pray that God would make 2020 a fruitful year, that he would

despite the different cultures represented.  

highlight people of peace for us to disciple, and for our evangelistic effort to be one that multiples disciples across the country.

Southeast Asia • Pray over the process of getting my long-term visa here. • Pray for wisdom concerning an opportunity to teach in a local

East Africa


• Pray for this country, that there would be freedom from violence, torture, harassment, and persecution.

• Praise God for many new relationships I have built here; I see how God is honoring my desires to bring people together to discuss

• Pray for the gift of freedom of religion.

spiritual things.

• Pray for health, safety, and Kingdom-breakthroughs for the refugees and migrants that are scattered around the country.

Western Asia/Eastern Europe: • Pray for health over our family during flu season.

North Africa

• Pray we would continue to grow in our leadership skills as we

• Pray for my friend, “F”, who longs for peace in her home and marriage.

anticipate inviting people onto our team in the future. • Praise for the gifts of friendship! God has led us to meeting expats

• Pray blessing over our family as we are all spread out from one another and seeking unity through God.

that have befriended us. • Pray blessing over our language learning.

• Pray blessing over our work here and that we would grow closer to God along with those we interact with.

• Pray for our children, that this place would feel more like home for them.

• Pray for the Church here to be unified and grown by the power of the Holy Spirit.

• V C M I S S I O N S P R AY E R G R O U P • 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:45-8:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus. Join us to pray for our international ministry work. For more info, contact Tim Hart, 614.557.0395 or vcmissionsprayer@gmail.com. 6


Upcoming Class Date Sunday, March 22, 2:30-5:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus (Classes will be held again on Sunday, May 17.) Learn more and register for free childcare at v  ineyardcolumbus.org.

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). Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan

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. Teacher: Pastor Scott Engebretson

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. Teacher: Pastor Craig Heselton

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. Teacher: Pastor Diane Bauman

The purpose of this class is to train and encourage every Christian—to share Christ—everywhere, in every way, all the time. Teacher: Pastor Stephen Van Dop

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by Rich Nathan



Have you ever met someone who used to be a

feels good. To compound the problem, they don’t

passionate follower of Jesus, but who later declared

feel nearly as guilty as they thought they would!

themselves to be an atheist? Or if not an atheist,

In sum, doubts often arise not by way of attack on

they’re entirely disconnected from any faith

core Christian teaching, but attacks on deeply held

community and are living without regard to Christian

“implicit beliefs” due to wrongly drawn conclusions

morality? Anyone who has ever been in a high school

from our core beliefs.

youth group, a college fellowship group or a church has witnessed many people who have walked away

What does it mean to doubt?

from Christian faith. One main reason people say

The English word “doubt” comes from the Latin word

they left the Christian faith is because of doubt.

“dubitare” whose root meaning is “two.”

Why do we doubt?

dubitare = two

We often find ourselves adopting “implicit beliefs”

To “believe” is to be of one mind and to accept or

along with our Christian faith. What do I mean by

trust something as true. To “disbelieve” is also to be

“implicit beliefs”? I mean assumptions that we have

of one mind and to reject something as untrue. To

which we regard as necessary corollaries to our core

“doubt” is to waiver between faith and unbelief or

faith convictions. For example, some people raised

to be of two minds. The heart of doubt is double-

in Christian homes who attend Christian schools

mindedness or having a divided heart. We use many

assume that non-believers ought to be cruel, self-

different metaphors to express this divided heart.

centered, unkind and unhappy people. At least more

We talk about having a foot in both camps. The

cruel, self-centered, unkind and unhappy than true

Chinese talk about having a foot in two boats. In the

believers. But then, that person graduates from

Old Testament the prophet Elijah confronted the

their Christian school, goes to the big city and finds

Israelites on Mt. Carmel and said, “How long will you

a group of non-believers who happy, charitable, and

hesitate between two opinions?”

appear to be doing very well without God. They begin to doubt whether God really exists or whether he makes a real difference in people’s lives.

A great illustration of this suspension between faith and unbelief is found in the gospel of Mark. Jesus is asked by a father of a young boy to free the young

Or Christians grow up with the belief that if I’m a

boy from demonic bondage that was causing seizures

faithful Christian and if I follow the rules then, while

for the boy. This man said to Jesus, “If you can do

I may suffer, God will protect me from things that

anything, take pity on us and help us.” Here is what

are truly horrible like the death of a child or the

we read in Mark 9:23-24:

murder of a parent. Of course, we are committed to follow a Savior who was brutally murdered, but many Christians still hold to an implicit belief that God will protect us from anything “too bad”. Or maybe someone grows up with the belief that if they have sex outside of marriage, they will feel horribly guilty, and the sexual experience itself will be completely empty and unfulfilling. But then


“If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is

possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” It is this double-mindedness, the feeling of being cut in two that creates in us the unease, the dis-ease, of doubt.

they have sex outside of marriage and it actually

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Troubled by doubt

As a follower of Jesus for the past 45 years, I have

We ask, “What’s the matter with me? Here I am;

discovered that one of the best ways for me to deal

I’m sitting in church and I still doubt…” Perhaps

with anything negative in my life – anxiety, anger,

you have thought, “I’ve given my life to Christ; I’m

confusion, and especially doubt – is to simply invite

trying to obey God; but, I still feel like I’m eaten

Jesus into that negativity without covering it up,

away by doubt.” Some of you might say, “I feel like

or putting on a good front or trying to handle it on

I’m overwhelmed by doubt in God’s goodness or his

my own. An honest, authentic acknowledgement

existence; I believe, help my unbelief.”

of doubt before God, or even doubt in God, has consistently proven to strengthen my faith. I have

I read an illustration years ago in an old book by Os

found that God can handle anything I throw at him.

Guinness. The book was called In Two Minds: The

He is an excellent catcher and can handle even my

Dilemma of Doubt and How to Resolve It. Sadly, the

wildest pitches!

book is no longer in print. Guinness wrote about a man in a Latin American country who had loaded up

During the Lenten season this year – from Ash

his donkey with an enormously heavy load and was

Wednesday to Easter Sunday – we will be considering

leading the donkey up a very steep mountain path.

the issue of doubt in both our weekend messages

The donkey was laboring to carry this heavy load up

and through our small group emphasis titled “Profiles

this steep path when he finally collapsed, exhausted

in Doubt”. This series will be a great opportunity to

under the weight of the load.

invite anyone you know who is wrestling with doubt. And for all of us who at least sometimes doubt – my

The man began to beat the donkey and kick it and

prayer is that we’ll all find our faith strengthened by

invoked all kinds of curses on the donkey. Guinness

this Lenten season’s teachings.

wrote that this is often the way that we treat our faith when doubt loads it down. We beat ourselves up. We say, “What is the matter with me. I just need to give my faith a good kick in the rear; that will help me to believe more and not doubt!”

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V I N E YA R D G R OW T H CLASSES At Vineyard Columbus, our mission is to develop communities of disciples who experience God, love one another, and partner with Christ to heal the world. In order to do that, we’ve create a series of Sunday afternoon seminars just for you… so you can learn, engage, and get equipped. We’d love to have you join us!

Membership 101 When: Sunday, March 22, 2:30–5:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan Childcare: Register for free at vineyardcolumbus.org/vgc. Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership. No pre-registration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1–12).The next Membership 101 will be held May 17.

Meeting God 301: Experiencing and Releasing God's Presence When: Sunday, March 22, 2:30-5:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Craig Heselton Registration: vineyardcolumbus.org (childcare only) by Friday, Friday, March 20 Childcare: Free (ages 1-12) Contact: Diane Bailey, Diane.Bailey@vineyardcolumbus.org 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.

Meeting God 303: Power Healing and Evangelism When: Sunday, April 19, 2:30-4:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Pastor Kerry Davis Prerequisite: Meeting God 301 Registration: required for childcare only by Friday, April 17 at www.vineyardcolumbus.org Childcare: available for ages 1-12, $5 per child with a 20% discount with 2 or more children. Contact: Diane Bailey, diane.bailey@vineyardcolumbus.org Do you want to see God heal others? This class will explore New Testament healings and encourage you with stories of healing today. You will receive practical training and inspiration to pray for physical healing at church, work, school, or the community.



Meeting God 305: Releasing Freedom When: Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Teacher: Nancy Davis Prerequisite: Meeting God 301 Childcare: available for ages 1-12, $5 per child with a 20% discount with 2 or more kids Registration: required for childcare only by Monday, April 27, at www.vineyardcolumbus.org Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of God and freedom for the captives, creating conflict with the present evil age. This class will equip you to obey Jesus’ command to partner with him to set people free from the powers of darkness.

Meeting God 503: Telling Your Story When: Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in EL2 Teacher: Pastor Stephen Van Dop Childcare: No Childcare Cost: No cost Registration: Required for childcare only by Sunday, March 29, at vineyardcolumbus.org Contact: Nada Attallah, nada.attallah@vineyardcolumbus.org Everyone loves a story! Our lives are filled with people’s stories and the world wants to hear yours. Your story is a one-of-a-kind story. Whether filled with dramatic or ordinary events your story is uniquely and authentically you. The Holy Spirit uses our stories to encourage faith, inspire hope and express compassion. Come to this 90 minute seminar to identify the elements of your story and sharpen its presentation. This seminar is informative, fun and practical .

W E E K E N D M I N I ST R I E S Everything we feature during our weekend services – from excellent kids & students ministry, to welcoming hospitality at the front doors, to our worship service itself – is meant to create space where people can encounter the reality of God in a way that makes sense. Read below to find out how you can get more connected.

VineyardKids Awana When: 7-8:30 pm, Tuesdays through May 2020 Where: Vineyard Community Center Cost: $30 Register: vineyardcolumbus.org Contact: David Grace, 614.769.4413 Awana is a discipleship program where parents and children (grades 1-6) memorize and learn the Bible, have fun, and become more like Jesus. It’s a lot of fun and a great way for the church and the family to partner together in raising up our kids to love Jesus. There is a limit to the number of children that can participate, so please register in advance.

Kidz Quest Worship: Motion Leaders Workshop When: 2nd Sundays, 2 pm Contact/Register: Sean Johnson, sean.johnson@vineyardcolumbus.org Do you like to dance? Would you like to lead children (grades 1-4) to connect with Jesus and celebrate Him? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both of these questions, then join us for a workshop led by the Kidz Quest Worship Coordinator on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2 pm. This workshop is free.

Kidz Quest Worship Team Registration: bit.ly/VCKApp Contact: sean.johnson@vineyardcolumbus.org or bill.manchester@vineyardcolumbus.org Calling all musicians, dancers, and worship leaders! Each weekend over 400 kids come to worship Christ through live music, singing, and motions in kids worship at Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road and campuses. There is a need for worship leaders, band leaders, singers, motion leaders/dancers, guitarists (electric and acoustic), bass players, drummers, and keyboardists. We also often utilize other atypical worship instruments such as violin, cello, trumpet, flute, etc. If you have a heart to see children come closer to Jesus through highenergy, passionate worship, we would like you on our team! To see more check out this video: bit.ly/VCKidsWorship.

Kidz Quest Leaders Application: Pick up one at the children’s info desk Contact: Kristi Webster, 614.259.5486 Jesus said that if we are to inherit the kingdom of God we need to humble ourselves as little children. If this is true, why don’t we hang with kids more often to learn to be like them? We have opportunities this summer and also starting in September.

Worship Leader for ages 2-K Contact: Pam White, pam.white@vineyardcolumbus.org Our VineyardKids worship ministry is looking for fun and energetic singers who enjoy celebrating Jesus with young children (ages 2-K). If you would be available once a month during our weekend services, we would love to hear from you!

VC Students VC Students | Middle & High School When: During weekend services at all campuses Middle School Contact: Michael Doom,614.259.5517 or michael.doom@vineyardcolumbus.org High School Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or santos.chaparro@vineyardcolumbus.org VC Students is our community of students from across the city seeking to experience God and grow deeper in their faith. See you there!

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

VC Twenty VC Twenty Weekly Gatherings When: Sundays, 6 pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available Contacts: Shane Huey, shane.huey@vineyardcolumbus.org Join us every Sunday evening at our Cooper Road campus for our VC Twenty service. VC Twenty is a place for young adults to connect. We’d love for you to come hang out with us at our gathering for a night of worship, teaching, and community. Whether you’re a college student, young professional, or somewhere in between, we’re saving a seat for you!

VC Students Small Groups & Weekend Services Leaders Middle School Contact: Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 or michael.doom@vineyardcolumbus.org High School Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or santos.chaparro@vineyardcolumbus.org Volunteer with VC Students in two special areas: Small Groups and Weekend Services. Training is provided.

Be an AWANA Leader! When: Tuesdays, September through May, 6:15-9 pm Where: Cooper Road Campus, Multi-Purpose Room Application: Pick up an application from the children’s info desk or the Kidz Quest welcome center Contact: Kristi Webster, 614.259.5486 We are accepting applications for people who desire to invest in our kids and disciple them. We have a 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. = Volunteer & Give

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Worship Arts Join the Choir at Vineyard Columbus Contact: worship.arts@vineyardcolumbus.org Our desire is to join together and sing praises to him. If you are musically gifted, sense God’s calling, and would like to be a part of the Choir at Vineyard Columbus, please email Shannon Gott.

Serve with Worship Arts Contact: worship.arts@vineyardcolumbus.org The Worship Arts Ministry is looking for experienced musicians (all instruments and vocalists) for all worship teams. We are also looking for bilingual vocalists.

Special Needs Joyful Noise Worship Service When: 2nd Sundays, 5:30–6:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Amanda Fessehazion, specialneeds@vineyardcolumbus.org Join our Accessible Worship Service for people affected by disabilities and their families, friends, and neighbors. We have a worship band, brief message, and prayer time. Bring your tambourines and streamers. We meet in the Middle School room located in the community center.

Bridge Builders Children/middle school Contact: Christy Smith, christy2311@att.net Teens/adults Contact: Amanda Fessehazion, specialneeds@vineyardcolumbus.org Befriend a child, teen, or adult with special needs who wants to be part of our church community.

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

Sensory Break Room/Buddy Connection


Special Needs Intervention Support Team When: Sundays, 9 am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Amanda Fessehazion, specialneeds@vineyardcolumbus.org If you have training in behavior intervention, special education, autism, and/or mental health support, consider being on call to help us create a safety net when the Special Needs ministry needs extra help.

Baby Dedication & Baptism Baby Dedication When: May 30 – 31 Baby Dedication Classes When: Saturday, May 9 & 16 at 7:45 pm When: Sunday, May 10 & 17 at 10:45 am and 1:15 pm. Contact: beth.best@vineyardcolumbus.org. Attendance to one Baby Dedication class is required. If you have attended a class here in the past, you do not need to attend again. There is a limit of 15 babies per service. Applications are available at the Information Counter and online. Please bring your completed application to class. Deadline for class attendance and applications is May 17.

Baptism Classes | Youth (Ages 10-17) & Adult Online registration is coming soon! Baptism Celebrations: Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3 Contact: baptism@vineyardcolumbus.org Children's Contact: Kristi Webster, 614.259.5486 or kristi. webster@vineyardcolumbus.org Middle School Contact: Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 or michael.doom@vineyardcolumbus.org High School Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or santos.chaparro@vineyardcolumbus.org If you’re a new follower of Jesus, getting baptized is a public proclamation of your decision to follow Christ. To participate in baptism, you must attend one of the required classes. Next Baptisms: Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28


When: Sundays, 9 am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Christy Smith, 614.374.4859 or christy2311@att.net

Bookstore | Meet the Author

Befriend a child who needs an extra hand getting used to church and children’s ministry. If their special needs interfere with learning Jesus loves them, maybe they can meet Jesus through your guidance and love. Become a mentor buddy in our nationally–known program called the Sensory Break Room. Serve on a rotation.

Are you an author and member of Vineyard Columbus? We'd love to have an event at the bookstore where people have the chance to meet you!


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

Deaf Ministry Events Worship Service Interpretation: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays, 9 am in the Auditorium Bible Study: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 9am, in the Community Center Dance Room Contact: Angela Moore, deafvineyard@gmail.com The Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road Worship Service is interpreted in ASL. We also offer a Bible Study in ASL.

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

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities Contact: Jeff Baker, jeff.baker@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5323 • One day a week, 2-3 hours anytime from 12-5 pm, Tuesdays-Fridays • Two Saturdays or Sundays per month, serve as a cashier for 15 minutes before and 20 minutes after the service you attend • Cooper Road Library volunteer: Volunteer once a week restocking books, contacting those who have overdue books and adding new inventory. • Volunteer with Printing: We have bought a direct to garment printer to help promote Christ and our Church. If you would like to help with garment choices, garment printing and displaying.

Security Team Members Contact: Rick Beer, rick.beer@vineyardcolumbus.org or (614) 512-4652 We are looking for volunteers interested in providing a safe/ secure and warm/welcoming environment to all that attend our weekend services. We strive to reflect Christ well and Vineyard Columbus well. We welcome all skill sets and gifts unified in one purpose in Christ. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rick Beer.

Baker’s Delight Contact: Mia Byrne, 614.751.5083 or mtjondro@hotmail.com Calling all who loves to bake and have the heart to serve! We bake for the food pantry, Membership 101, single moms, women’s ministry events, LaVina, children’s volunteers, nursing homes, and others. Great serving opportunity with families, friends, and small groups who are looking for outreach opportunities. Please join us!

Care Caller Ministry Contact: Denise Birkhoff, denise.birkhoff@vineyardcolumbus. org or 614.259.5313 We need your help! If you’d like a behind the scenes ministry you can do from home, on your own schedule, please consider joining Care Callers. We connect with and pray for our Vineyard family through phone calls. Our goal is to call every member of the church in the next 18 months. This is a one-year commitment.

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

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

Medical Response Team Contact: Jason Pierce, jp6797@gmail.com or 614.625.6216 We are looking for volunteers to help with medical emergencies that occur during our weekend services. If you’re a doctor or nurse with hospital or ER experience, or an EMT (Basic or Paramedic) and are interested in learning more, please contact Jason Pierce.

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COMMUNITY MINISTR IE S At Vineyard Columbus, we believe that we’re better together! Especially in a large church, it’s important to get connected into smaller communities where you can build relationships while you’re being encouraged in your faith walk. Read below to find out more about our small groups opportunities as well as our men’s, women’s, and singles events.

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

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Midpoint | Onsite Small Group When: Thursdays, starting March 5, 6:30–8:30pm Childcare: $5/child and $10/family (must register online) Learn more: vineyardcolumbus.org/midpoint Contact: Adrienne Ash, smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org Are you desiring to get into community, but aren’t comfortable with the traditional small group setting of meeting in homes? Maybe you're having trouble finding a group that works for you? Then you should try Midpoint! Midpoint is our on-site small group. It is a weekly gathering that consists of worship, teaching, table discussions and community in a familiar space—your church.

12-for-12 Spiritual Formation Groups Application: https://vcsmallgroups.org/12-for-12-home Contact: covenantgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org 12-for-12 Spiritual Formation Groups are groups of about twelve people who meet monthly for 12 months and whose members are committed to intentionally deepening their lives with Jesus in the process of spiritual formation. Frequent areas of focus in 12-for-12 groups include attentiveness to God in all things, solitude, silence, Sabbath and rest, learning and practicing spiritual disciplines, new approaches to prayer and the Scriptures, living in community, mission, experiencing the love of God, knowing God and ourselves, developing a rule of life, wisdom and discernment, calling and vocation, etc. 12-for-12 groups are designed for people who regularly lead or serve in the church, and who want to build spiritual ballasts into their lives in keeping with the ways they are giving themselves away. Groups are designed not to interfere with existing commitments. Group membership is by application only, and 12-for-12 group members commit to: • Meet once a month for approximately three hours • Complete about 2-4 hours of homework a week • Pray regularly for the other group members • Purchase inexpensive books and materials as needed • Practice honesty, vulnerability, and confidentiality, both during and outside of meetings • Give away to others what you gain through the group • Fulfill other commitments specific to your particular group For more information, and for 12-for-12 group applications, go to vcsmallgroups.org/12-for-12-home. Questions? Please email covenantgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Attention Small Group Leaders & HOSTs Visit: vcsmallgroups.org Did you know that we have a resource page just for our small group leaders? Short on time this week to prepare a small group discussion? Wondering how you can get more training? Need some tips on how to make hosting easier? Check out vcsmallgroups.org—a website with several Bible study options as well as other helpful tools. If you have questions, write us at smallgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org. 16


Alpha Leader Training Register/Contact: alpha@vineyardcolumbus.org or sign up at the Alpha counter. Are you interested in serving with our Alpha team for one of our upcoming Alpha courses? Please contact us for more information and to register!

Vineyard Women Women, Worship & the Word The WOMAN in the Mirror - A Study from the Book of James When: Wednesdays, February 5 — April 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Thursdays, February 6 — April 9, 9:30– 11:30 am Where: Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Childcare available (ages 1–12; must register in advance) Cost: $5/child with a 20% discount per child when registering 2 or more children (for each session) Register: vineyardcolumbus.org for childcare only Contact: Liz Ward, liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org Women, Worship & the Word is a chance for you to be encouraged in your walk with Jesus through worship, bible study, sharing and prayer with other women. Join us as we discover the keys to life change and spiritual growth.

Mom’s Refresh When: 3rd Fridays, March 20, 9:30–11:30 am, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 1-12, $5/child, $10/family Register: vineyardcolumbus.org (for childcare by Wednesday, March 18) Cost: $5/child with a 20% discount per child when registering 2 or more children Contact: Sierra Stephanoff, sierrastephanoff@kw.com A monthly time for moms to gather together to build friendships and experience God. For more information, contact Sierra.

Soul Provider When: 2nd Fridays, March 13, 6:30–9 pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 1-12 (must register in advance) Register: vineyardcolumbus.org (by Wednesday, March 11) Contact: Myiesha McCrary, mnmccrary@yahoo.com Soul Provider is a ministry for moms who are single with children up to 18 years of age. We meet the second Friday of every month. Please join us for dinner, special kids' programming and a time of spiritual encouragement and renewal.

International Women’s Breakfast

Men’s Golf League

When: 1st Saturdays, March 7, 9:30–11:30 am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Flo Gimei, fgimei@gmail.com or Julie Franks, jufranks@hotmail.com

Two leagues: spring league , April 21 – July 7; summer league, July 14 – Sept 29 Where: Royal American Links, just southwest of Galena, OH Contact: John Wilcox at jwilcox891@gmail.com

We are a group of women from all over the world who meet the first Saturday of every month to experience unity in Christ while we honor our unique cultures and diversity. We share a meal, listen to a brief teaching, discuss and pray for one another. Please bring a dish to share, but if you are unable to bring food, come anyway!

Join us for a great time of golf and fellowship! This is our third year, and like before, the season will be divided into two “leagues.” The “spring league” will play 12 times, April 21 – July 7, 2020. The “summer league” will play 12 times July 14 – Sept 29, 2020, no skipped weeks because of holidays. Tee times begin at 4:30 pm every Tuesday afternoon. The cost includes 9 holes of golf, a golf cart, and a drink token. Total non-refundable cost is $276 per 12 week session or $552 for both. The course prefers us to pay for both leagues at the same time, but not required, and not everyone plays in both. Players are responsible to contact the course and make arrangements to pay them directly. Methods of payment: credit card by phone (3% processing fee 740.965.1215) check by mail (Royal American Golf Links, 3300 Miller Paul Road, Galena Ohio 43021), or pay in person (call before you drop-in to determine if course is closed due to weather). Specify Vineyard Columbus Golf League, and the session(s). You can contact them at any time. Please sign up soon. No substitutes, golfers can make up rounds they miss. This is a non-competitive league, handicapped scores are provided on the league site, and awards given each week for closest to the pin and longest drive.

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Vineyard Women Event Team Contact: Liz Ward at liz.ward@vineyardcolumbus.org We are looking for women who enjoy meeting people, serving others, and offering hospitality to join our Event Team. We need help promoting the event, administrative help, decorating, greeting, registration, and more. We have fun serving together—please join us!

Vineyard Men 180 Men’s Recovery Group When: Mondays, 7-9 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or doyel53@gmail.com 180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness, including pornography, lust, and sex addiction.This ministry is open to all men. We emphasize both the healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

Man Camp When: Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26 Cost: $60 early registration ends March 15; $70 general registration ends April 13 Register: vineyardcolumbus.org/mancamp Contact: vineyardmen@vineyardcolumbus.org Take this opportunity to leave the hustle and distractions of everyday life for a couple of days of seeking God’s voice and a recharging of your spiritual batteries. Man Camp has been a transforming retreat for those who have attended previously and we believe it may be for you, as well. This is a great time to laugh, compete, share stories, and connect with other men. Each camper will be part of a group of 6-8 men who will be let by a Trip Captain. Worship will, once again, be led by recording artist Truslow.

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Singles Ministry Social Dance Classes When: 1st Friday & 3rd Sunday of every month, 7–9 pm Due to the Lenten Season, classes will not be held in March. Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available on Friday nights only for ages 1–12 Cost: $5/child with a 20% discount per child when registering 2 or more children. Register: https://www.vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/ singles/events Contact: Natalie Struttmann, nataliestruttmann@yahoo.com Class begins with a lesson and is then followed by practice and socializing. Adult singles and dating and married couples are welcome. No partner is necessary. Dress is casual. All levels of dance are welcomed!

Seniors Phase III: A Ministry for Retirees When: 1st Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30 am Contact: Ron Schmidt, rjsgar@gmail.com This group is for people of retirement age who want to flourish in the Kingdom of God. We have opportunities to have fun and develop deep relationships with other Christians our age, grow personally and spiritually, and give back by serving (supporting other ministries). V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G


Loving New Americans A closer look at our response to immigration Four days a week I drive to work, pulling off

The only thing blocking the view of apartments is the

Olentangy River Road onto Riverview Drive, and I

golden dome that sits atop Masjid Omar, Columbus’

am instantly transported to what feels like another

oldest mosque. However, just before you get to


Masjid Omar, in a two bedroom apartment beside a shabby swing set, is my destination - Riverview

There are cars parked bumper to bumper on both

International Center.

sides of the street, and the cars that are attempting


to move struggle to get through. There are always

Riverview International Center, or as we like to call

people walking on this street, whatever the season,

it, the RIC, is a resource center for the immigrants

wearing clothes that look very different from mine,

and refugees who call Riverview Drive home. Our

and there are no single family homes in sight, only low

mission is to empower our new American neighbors

rise apartments, as far as the eye can see.

by supporting individuals, strengthening families,


and nurturing communities. We do this in a variety of

You may be wondering why someone would take such

ways, and our services range from English classes for

a step, when the cost is so high. I’ve also wondered

adults and homework help for children, to applying

this, so I make it a point to ask when I meet a new

for benefits. We take families on field trips to the

American, and I’ve noticed that the answers I get are

Scioto Mile and Slate Run Farm, and we help these

always some version of the same: “We left our country

same families prepare to become citizens.

so that our children could have security and a future.” As a parent myself, this gives me pause. If I lived in a

The RIC was started by a Vineyard Columbus member, Kirsta Benedetti, who, after spending two years in Egypt, experienced first-hand the challenges of uprooting and learning how to live

place with political instability, or a stagnant economy, or terrible universities, or rampant corruption, would I give up my relationships, my career, and my life so my children could realize a better one? I hope I would.

in a foreign country. To emigrate is to be humbled, leaving everything you know and becoming helpless,

There is much rhetoric around immigration these

dependent on those around you to accomplish

days. People say immigrants are lazy and just want

even the most basic tasks, and that experience has

a handout, but I see just the opposite at the RIC;

deeply informed our way of service at the RIC. We are

our workforce development appointments are

available to our neighbors to help them with any need

booked weeks in advance with people eager to find

they have, but we do not assume to know what they

good jobs. Others say immigrants are taking jobs

need; we ask how we can help them build a life here,

from Americans, but that’s also not true. We have

and then pull out all the stops and do whatever we

employers seeking us out because they have so many

can to make their dreams a reality.

jobs they can’t fill! The hundreds of people I’ve met on Riverview Drive learn English, pay taxes, and work

I began working at the RIC in June of 2017, after spending more than 5 years living in North Africa. Moving back to Columbus had not been easy for me, and I’ll admit that there was some selfishness in my desire to work on Riverview - the chance to speak Arabic again, to meet people from other

hard to assimilate and eventually become Americans. To serve them is not just a kindness, but a biblical mandate to love the alien because God loves them (Deuteronomy 10:18-19), to love our neighbor as ourself (Matthew 22:39), and to do unto others as we would want them to do for us (Matthew 7:12).

countries, and to feel useful, not to mention working with my best friend Kirsta! What I did not anticipate

I cannot adequately describe the joy I have

was how spending time on Riverview Drive would

experienced, the perspective I’ve gained, and the

impact me. The people I have met since beginning

friendships I’ve been gifted by these people. If you’d

this work have astonished me many times over. They

like to see for yourself, I’d love to hear from you - you

have left positions of influence in their countries to

might be that friend a new American is waiting for.

work as housekeepers and dishwashers in hotels in


our city. They have left houses that overlooked the Mediterranean Sea to live in dingy apartments with a view of the neighborhood mechanic shop. They’ve

by Emelia Sheeley cover & photo credit to Rachel Barehl

chosen a lonely path, leaving family, friends, and tight-knit communities, to start over in America.

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Hearts Restored Support Group: Recovery from Sexual Betrayal

Our Care ministries are here to help you grow and be resourced in practical and Biblical ways. We have a strong marriage & family ministry, a robust collection of Life Support groups and individual mentors, a great financial discipleship ministry… and much more. Life can be challenging, but you’re not alone! Read below to find out more about our resources.

When: Tuesdays, 7–9 pm, Where: Cooper Road Campus Contact: heartsrestored@icloud.com

Marriage Journey to Oneness: Committed Dating & Engaged Couples When: Thursdays, April 16 – May 21, 7-9 pm Additional two weeks for stepfamilies on May 28 & June 4 (7-9 pm) Cost: $20 per person (includes required reading material and online relationship inventory) Register: vineyardcolumbus.org Contact: Mindy, mindy.layman@vineyardcolumbus.org Open to all couples in committed dating relationships, those considering engagement and engaged couples! Come learn how to have the kind of marriage God intended. Open to all, but required for those getting married at Vineyard Columbus. Couples creating a stepfamily will be encouraged to attend the two additional classes--come and get equipped to create a family plan that will prepare both you and your children for success.

Support for Life Women's Support Groups Free for Women: Finding Freedom and Healing from Your Past Beginning: Contact leader for next session date Where: Cooper Road Campus Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 and up; must pre–register) Cost: $15 for materials (The Invisible Bond by Barbara Wilson, required reading prior to the study) Contact/Register: Brenda Bixler at BBixler313@gmail.com This study provides forgiveness, freedom, healing and hope to those who have been wounded by their sexual past, whether through choices of their own or choices others have forced upon them. Discover the truth about sexual bonding, how it impacts us and can continue to impact our current and future relationships. Learn to reverse the lies we've ingrained and replace them with God's truth. Contact leader for next group start time.



Hearts Restored Support Group is a faith-based outreach where you will find a safe, confidential place to share with other women who understand the devastating effects of sexual betrayal. We are engaged, married, separated and 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, forgiveness, and trust.

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

Unequally Yoked: Healing the Loneliness in your Marriage When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 to 12; must pre–register) Contact: Laurel at jj2012tiny@gmail.com or 614-886-1749, or Gladys at mganonie@gmail.com 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'.

With God’s Grace & Dignity Keep

Roots (Men)

When: Online Support Group; Also 2nd Wednesdays, April through October: 7-9 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Francine for online invite at fknapp4590@aol.com

When: Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm, Vineyard Community Center Contact: Tom, brankamp@aol.com or Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or supportforlife@vineyardcolumbus.org

This group is for women who suffer from Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Type 1 Diabetes, or any number of other autoimmune diseases. What you are going through is real, and is often misunderstood by friends, family members, and even doctors! Come and join us as we share resources, discuss scriptural topics for encouragement, and support and pray for each other.

This is a recovery group for those that struggle with lifecontrolling addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, work, or anything else that keeps you from experiencing the abundant life God wants for you. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift each other up, and find hope and healing as we walk with Jesus one day at a time. Although we are a Biblically based group, you do not need to be a Christian to attend. We are here to walk through recovery with you!

Men's Support Groups

Co-Ed Support Groups

180 Men’s Recovery Group

Anger, You, and God’s Word

When: Mondays, 7-9 pm | Cooper Rd Campus Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or doyel53@gmail.com

When: Wednesdays, beginning March 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Walt, wpoupart@gmail.com Register: Contact Walt at wpoupart@gmail.com

180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness, including pornography, lust, and sex addiction. This ministry is open to all men. We emphasize both the healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

180 Men’s Recovery Group | Sawmill Campus When: Wednesdays, 8-9:30 pm | Sawmill Campus Contact: Sean at seanlucas3@live.com 180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness, including pornography, lust, and sex addiction. This ministry is open to all men. We will be focusing on achieving freedom from sexual sin through prayer, teaching, ongoing accountability and discipleship. Registration is required for this group, please contact Sean for details.

Not Alone: Healing from Sexual Abuse for Men When: Beginning date: Saturday, April 18th, 10 am-noon for 5 weeks, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Chris at cw4prc@gmail.com The purpose of this group is to create a safe place for men with past sexual abuse to share their stories and to receive further healing. Together we will work through issues like shame, fear, and anxiety and discover the power of Jesus to help us overcome. You are not alone. Participation is closed after the first week. Registration is required for participation.

Do you struggle with frustration, anger, and rage? Has your anger hurt a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger? Ready for change? You are invited to learn the different aspects of anger and how to control it in a healthy and proper way. “Be angry and do not sin” Ephesians 4:26. Walt Poupart, a licensed professional clinical counselor will share the different aspects of anger for a six-week class, Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Celebrate Recovery When: Fridays, 6:30 pm, | Cooper Road Campus Childcare: not available Contact: celebraterecovery@vineyardcolumbus.org or Dave Kuta, dave.kuta@vineayrdcolumbus.org Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, Christ-centered recovery fellowship for those desiring to heal from any addictive, compulsive, or destructive behavior —“hurts (like abuse or divorce), habits (like addictions to drugs, alcohol, or pornography), or hang-ups (like anger, co-dependency, or pride).” Here you will find a safe place to share pain, struggles, victories, and hope with others focused on Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include worship, teaching, sharing, and fellowship. Come experience God’s love and power!

Circle of Grace Group When: 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 pm Contact: Dave Kuta at dave.kuta@vineyardcolumbus.org Circle of Grace is a discussion group seeking to explore how the church can be a safe place for people with same-sex attraction to explore their relationship with Christ in a loving, biblicallyfaithful environment. Discussions are focused around books, videos, and other resources.

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - Materials

Life Support Mentoring

Cost: $30 for EHS course materials (book, workbook & devotional) Contact/Register: supportforlife@vineyardcolumbus.org

Where: Cooper Road Campus Application: vineyardcolumbus.org Register: If you're a member or regular attendee and would like to meet with a Life Support Mentor, please fill out an online application or contact Support for Life. Contact: lifesupportmentoring@vineyardcolumbus.org

Do you yearn to be emotionally alive? Support for Life recommends Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a plan for discipleship which 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 powerful life changing sessions how to incorporate daily life rhythms that lead us to a healthier relationship with Jesus and with others. If you’re small group is interested in this course, you can sign up to borrow the DVD sets. The additional materials (book, workbook and devotional) are available at the bookstore to purchase.

Families of Addicted Loved Ones When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Cost: $10 for workbook Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 to 12; must pre–register) Contact: Melinda or Larry, VineyardFALO@gmail.com This group is designed to bring education, hope, support, and prayer to friends and family members of those who are addicted. If someone you love is suffering from any type of addiction, please join us. It’s okay to get the help YOU need while we pray they are willing to get the help that THEY need!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren When: 1st Tuesdays, except January, July, and September, 7–9 pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1-12; must pre–register) Register for childcare: vineyardcolumbus.org Register: Kris Garwood, Garwood.2@osu.edu, 614.259.5472 This group allows grandparents to share the joys and the struggles of parenting again with those who understand. Speakers address relevant topics.

H.O.P.E -Infertility Support Group When: Beginning Fall 2020 Contact: Krista & TJ Tillman. Krista.tillman@icloud.com, 614.288.5851 H.O.P.E (Healing with Others through Purpose and Expectation) is a monthly co-ed hope and support group for primary or secondary infertility. We invite you with open arms for a time of sharing food, socializing, education, open discussion, and prayer together. This group will be structured to support couples as well as breaking out in women and men only groups. We additionally plan for women only and men only once a month social gathering. 22


Our volunteer Life Support Mentors come alongside people in difficult seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth in a one–on–one, non–clinical environment on a short-term basis. They provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. Interested in becoming a Life Support Mentor? Please contact lifesupportmentoring@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Loving Someone with Mental Illness When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7–9 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Contact: Karen Twinem at karentwinem@gmail.com or 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.

One Minded in Christ When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Angela Fontanini, 614.943.4588 or one-minded@outlook.com Modeled after Philippians 2:1-2, this is a co-ed support group for those affected with mental health (brain based) issues, other than addiction. The meeting format consists of relevant resources or teachings, and share and prayer time. Find us on Facebook, search for the closed-group, One-minded In Christ.

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 sometimes also have male and female Graduate Candidate Interns who can offer $20/sessions, with experience in seeing children, teens, adults, and married couples.

Rebuild & Restore When: Saturdays, April 4 – May 23, 10 am-12, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Angel, self.knight1@outlook.com "The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." John 10:10 (NLT) Often, we recognize there is something broken, dead or lost in our lives, but can't see down to the foundation to understand what or why. We just know we don't seem to be living that rich and satisfying life Scripture speaks of. In this 8 week class we will partner with the Holy Spirit to look beneath the surface at what's really going on, become familiar with some of the tools and resources God has given, and begin to employ them to REBUILD & RESTORE the life Jesus came to give. Registration is required, and class size is limited. This group is closed after the second week.

Redefining Christ Begins: Contact Gina for next session dates, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Gina Harding at redefiningchrist@gmail.com This closed, cyclical co-ed support group is for women and men who have come from a high control or cult background and now desire a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is not a theological debate group. Our purpose is to support these women and come along side of them. Our goal is to 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.

Still Waters: Peace for Caregivers When: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, East Campus Contact: Dixie Vargo, still.waters.dixie@gmail.com or 614.531.6663 Reflect ~ Refresh ~ Replenish ~ Revitalize ~ Revive ~ Renew The life of a person caring for a loved one who is old, sick, dying or in need of continuous, regular care is often stressful and sometimes chaotic. We can often feel alone and inept to the task put upon us. We may struggle to find time for God, ourselves, and meaningful relationships. Come away, weary one, and find light, hope, peace and loving companionship. The 2nd and 4th Monday of each month will feature an online meeting format for those who may struggle to get away from their caregiving duties.

Foster and Adoptive Parent’s Interest and Support Group 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:15 pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1-12) Contact: fosteringhopenetwork@gmail.com This monthly support group is for anyone who: has, is, or wants to foster or adopt. And for all who want to learn more or support those who are fostering or adopting! Please join us for a time of education, support and prayer as you do this special ministry in your home! = Volunteer & Give

Become a Life Support Mentor Contact: lifesupportmentoring@vineyardcolumbus.org Application: available at vineyardcolumbus.org We're looking to train leaders to meet one on one with individuals on a short term basis to provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. If you've benefited from the 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 one-on-one support.

Become a Support for Life Group Leader Contact/Register: supportgroups@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5472 Application: available at vineyardcolumbus.org We are looking to train leaders to create groups that offer a safe environment for those who are struggling to experience the love of Jesus and the care of his community. If you've benefited from support and healing during a difficult life season or situation that has resulted in growth and freedom, you can help others by leading a group related to the same issue. We are currently looking for leaders for the following subjects: • Victims of domestic violence • DivorceCare for Men • GriefShare

Celebration Place Interest Meeting When: Saturday, April 4th, 10 am – noon, Cooper Rd Campus Contact: Leeta at CelebrationPlacevc@gmail.com Celebration Place is a ministry designed to bring healing and wholeness to kids 5-13 in an age appropriate way. It mirrors the Celebrate Recovery program to bring kids truths that will help them avoid cycles of hurts, habits, and hang-ups, and draw them closer to Jesus. If you have a heart for children and desire to help foster family togetherness, please join us for this interest meeting. You will learn details about Celebration Place, how it operates, meet other potential leaders, and learn the expectation of a leader.

Dealing with Difficult People When: Saturday, April 4, 9 am-1 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Dave Kuta, Dave.Kuta@vineyardcolumbus.org or at 614-259-5472 As a leader, you encounter a lot of the “mess” in people’s lives—and often may not feel equipped to handle it! This online class—which will also include in person “lab time” to practice what you’re learning—will give you some basic group leadership skills on how to handle things like self-harm, suicidality, difficult emotional situations, mental illness, and the exposure of sin issues. Registration and a log-in to watch the videos is required. Must register by March 27th in order to give yourselves adequate time to watch all four 45 minute videos before the lab on April 4th.

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Stewardship Ministry


Career Assistance Coaching

Healing on the Streets

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When: Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 1-3 pm, corner of High and Broad Contact: Kim Beyer, kimberly_beyer@icloud.com

Are you looking to take a step forward with your current job, to obtain a new role, or to accelerate your career? Our career assistance team is offers one-on-one coaching to make your next career journey a success!

Career Assistance Class When: Monthly, 7-8:30 pm Register: vineyardcommunitycenter.org/activities Are you looking to take a step forward with your current job, to obtain a new role, or to accelerate your career? Our career assistance team offers an excellent comprehensive 90 minute class, repeated monthly. You will learn a lot about resumes, searching, networking, interviewing and a brandfocused approach to make your next career journey a success! Registration is strongly encouraged to reserve your spot, and so that you can be notified in case the class is cancelled.

Designing Your Legacy: Estate Planning Workshop When: Saturday, April 25, 9:30–11:30 am, Cooper Road Campus Register: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/financial-ministry/ events 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 May with estate planners.

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

Financial Coaching Learn more: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/ financial-ministry/resources Coaching sessions are available to give financial and spiritual direction, whether in crisis, struggling, or doing well, and want to be wise and follow God is this important area of life. One-onone coaching provides you an opportunity to receive personal and confidential guidance, in a grace filled environment. VG

Career Ministry Volunteers Needed

Contact: careerministry@vineyardcolumbus.org The career ministry needs coaches and teachers. The time commitments for coaches would be 2- 4 hours per month. Contact us for more information.



Healing on the Streets is a simple way to reach out to our city. We set up chairs and coffee on a busy street corner and invite people passing by to sit down so we can pray for them. As we pray, the Holy Spirit helps us express God’s love as we proclaim and demonstrate that the Kingdom is - quite literally - at hand. No training required, just a relationship with Jesus. We’ll help you with the rest. We meet regardless of the weather, so dress warmly!

Holy Spirit Encounter When: Wednesday, March 25th, 7:00-8:30 pm, Cooper Road Childcare: Available for ages 1-12, $5 per child with a 20% discount with 2 or more children. Registration: Only required for childcare by Tuesday, March 24th, at www.vineyardcolumbus.org Contact: Diane Bailey, Diane.Bailey@vineyardcolumbus.org Join us for Encounter. Encounter is a time of extended worship, prayer and seeking more of the Holy Spirit together. Come expecting to encounter the Holy Spirit!

Open Prayer for Healing Sessions When: Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Diane Bailey, diane.bailey@vineyardcolumbus.org Open to anyone with a need for physical, emotional or deliverance healing prayer. No appointment necessary. Sessions end promptly at 11:30 am so please allow enough time for the prayer team to effectively pray for you. If you are interested in joining the prayer team, please email Diane Bailey for further information about the ministry, church requirements and instructions for becoming a member.

Visitation & Care Team 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.

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

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New Sermon Series February 29 — April 12

GOOD FRIDAY Cooper Road – 7 pm * East – 7 pm Lane will join Cooper La Viña will join Cooper. No Spanish translation. Sawmill – 7 pm

EASTER Cooper Road - Sat - 3:30 pm & 6 pm | Sun - 9 am* & 11:30 am East - 10 am Lane - 6 am (Sunrise Service) & 10 am La Viña – 9 am & 11:30 am Sawmill - 9 am & 11:30 am * Deaf interpretation available during these services only.

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Parenting Classes

Both locally and globally, Vineyard is committed to being a church that builds bridges between cultures and continents! We have a strong community of international members here at Vineyard Columbus, we’re committed to missional outreach in our own city, and we’ve got a lot of engagement around the world in multiple fields. Read below to find some great opportunities for connection and service.

Vineyard Columbus partners with Action for Children in offering 8-week parenting classes at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. It is the most requested class and we are really in need of help! This is an opportunity to meet with women in small groups and discuss the art of positive parenting. Training is available.

Prison Ministry

When: Dates and times vary Contact: Diane Weiant, diane.weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org, 614-259-5348

The following outreach opportunities are a bridge between our church and the people of Columbus. Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org for general questions or contact the person designated for the outreach.

Men's Prison Ministry Opportunities Contact: Diane.Weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614-259-5348 If you have any interest in serving in men’s prison ministry, please contact Diane for information about current programs.

Women’s Prison Ministry Opportunities Section: Women’s Prison Ministry Opportunities Contact: diane.weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614-259-5348 Prison Basics Training: Saturday, May 2, 9:00 -11:30 am, Cooper Road Campus, Room EL1. This training is the first step to understand the culture, rules of the institution and how we build a bridge of friendship in this context. Please register with Diane.

Small Groups at the Women’s Prison • Would you like to help facilitate some small groups at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville? First step is to be a part of a group of 10-12 inmates with a trained facilitator and interact with inmates as they go through the studies. Here are the immediate needs: • Mother’s Matter: Are you a mom who would like to encourage other moms in prison? We collaborate with Action for Children to facilitate a court-approved course in positive parenting. Participate in a group of 10-12 inmates with a trained facilitator. Days and times for this class vary throughout the year.



When: Dates and times vary

Bible Studies, Book Studies, Emotionally Healthy Classes

Are you interested in helping incarcerated women grow in their emotional and spiritual lives? Vineyard Columbus offers a variety of classes at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Training is available. Dates and times of commitment vary.

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project When: Days and times vary (4 hours every other month) Contact: Diane Weiant, diane.weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org or 614.259.5348 • Volunteer by recording inmates reading books to their children, 1st Mondays, 12-4pm at Ohio Reformatory for Women, Marysville. • Volunteer by wrapping books and CDs then prepare for mailing, 3rd Mondays, Cooper Road, 3rd Floor, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. • Donate NEW or LIKE-NEW children’s books ages 0-18 (suggestions: classics, picture books and chapter books, kids and teen bibles, “I love you” themes). Drop in the metal bins at Cooper Road or contact Diane to arrange drop-off at campuses.

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

Yarn Donations Needed for Prison Ministry Ladies at the Ohio Reformatory for Women crochet baby blankets as an ongoing project for Vineyard’s Value Life Ministry. Please donate quality yarn in any color (particularly bright baby colors) and drop bagged donations in the entrance metal bins to the attention: Community Outreach/Prison Ministry. Questions: Contact diane.weiant@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Food Pantry Opportunities

Homeless Outreach Opportunities

Our church has two food pantries that serve the community of Columbus. Please contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org, for important information about each location before serving. Children ages 7+ are welcome with parents.

Donations Needed

Opportunities to Serve Please contact Rhodie for information about serving if you are interested in being a part of this for training. 5th Avenue Food Pantry Where: 181 East 5th Avenue When: Saturdays Only Free breakfast starts at 8 am, food orders given out from 8:30-11:30 am. Northside Food Pantry Where: 4664 Cleveland Avenue When: Saturdays Only Free breakfast starts at 8:30am, food orders given out from 9:30-11:30am. If possible, please carpool or park along Chester Road to keep parking available for guests around and behind the building. Kitchen Anchor Adult Volunteers Where: Northside Food Pantry, 4664 Cleveland Avenue When: Saturday mornings, once or twice a month, 7 am-1 pm We are looking for volunteers to help set up the kitchen and prepare for serving food, cleaning up, and closing the kitchen. Volunteers will be serving with 1-3 other anchor volunteers. It is busy, but fun! Training is available. Monday Night Church When: Mondays, 6pm Where: 5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus.org We are looking for small groups and families to plan, prepare and serve a hot meal at our weekly church service at the 5th Avenue Food Pantry. Please contact Jenney Rice for more details and to sign up.

Do you travel? Do you have friends or family members that travel frequently? We could use the hotel size soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion at our food pantries for our homeless friends. These sizes are perfect for backpacks. We appreciate your generosity and spread the word to any travelers you know!

Homeless Wednesday Night Outreach When: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays, 5-8:30 pm Contact: Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@vineyardcolumbus.org Help us bring food and supplies to the homeless living outdoors. We travel together as a team to various outdoor stops. Serve individually or with a small group. Please email Rhodie for details and to schedule all volunteering. Children 10 and older are welcome. If your group would like to prepare a meal, we can help with costs.

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

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

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

Pantry Donations (Community Outreach) Our pantries are in need of personal care items and we would like to focus on these items from May to September. Please help us collect the following: deodorants, 2 in 1 shampoo/ conditioner, razors/shaving cream, lotions and toothpaste/ toothbrushes. We also love these in travel size! Please drop off in the metal bins at our Cooper Road campus or the designated location at the campus you attend. We appreciate your generosity.

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Immigration Services

International Ministries

ICS Walk-in Clinics

Vineyard Columbus International Teams

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm (March 4 & 18) Where: Vineyard Community Center Cost: $20 payable at the time of intake (Intake & Consultation) Contact: Jeanine Winfrey, 614.259.5322 or jeanine.winfrey@vineyardcolumbus.org

For more information about our teams sharing Jesus overseas, visit us at vineyardcolumbus.org/international. To contact our team, email us at international.ministries@vineyardcolumbus.org.

Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services ("ICS") provides humanitarian-based immigration legal assistance to persons at or below 150% of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines. ICS responds to requests from members of the public through our monthly intake clinic. After intake is completed, clients will be given a 30-minute consultation with an AILA immigration attorney in a timely manner. Attorney referrals may be necessary upon consultation. ICS also provides legal representation for a limited number of clients per year; representation decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Intake is the mandatory first step to receiving services. Types of cases we currently handle: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") , Defensive Asylum , U Visa , Other Humanitarian

Contact: Dotty Christensen, dbchristensen77@gmail.com

Please bring all relevant immigration documents to the appointment or clinic so that we may best serve you. All matters discussed are kept privileged and confidential.

Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or burchettjes@gmail.com

Servicios de Consulta de Inmigración Cuando: Las clínicas ambulatorias se ofreceránel primer y tercer miércoles (marzo 4 y 18), 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dónde: Vineyard Community Center Costo: $20.00 (Entrevista y Consulta) Contacto: Jeanine Winfrey, 614.259.5322, o jeanine.winfrey@vineyardcolumbus.org Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services (“ICS”) provee asistencia legal de inmigración en casos de protección humanitaria a personas que cualifiquen mediante los índices de pobreza de 150% o menos, de acuerdo a las Guías Federales de Pobreza en E.U. ICS responde a solicitudes de miembros de la comunidad, a través de las entrevistas realizadas en las clínicas mensuales. Luego de completar la entrevista los clientes tendrán una consulta de 30 minutos en un tiempo razonable, con un(a) abogado(a) de inmigración afiliada a AILA . Es probable que su caso sea referido a un abogado de la práctica privada posterior a la consulta. ICS también provee representación legal a un limitado número de clientes al año; dicha representación se determinará caso a caso. La entrevista es el primer paso obligatorio para brindarle nuestros servicios. Tipo de casos que manejamos actualmente: Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (“DACA”), Procedimientos defensivos de asilo, Visa U, Otros procesos humanitarios Por favor traiga a la cita los documentos de inmigración relevantes a su caso para poder servirle mejor. Todos los asuntos se mantienen protegidos y confidenciales.  28


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

Vineyard Columbus Missions Prayer Group When: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:45-8:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Tim Hart, 614.557.0395 or tim@threeharts.com Pray for our international ministry work. We typically worship, share updates on our missionaries, and pray for special areas of the world and our VC missionaries.

International Friendships (IFI)

International Friendships (IFI) partners with Vineyard Columbus to promote friendships and show hospitality to international students at OSU. • IFI English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner Visit: ifipartners.org/culture–cuisine–church–small–groups.pdf Become a conversation partner and help students practice English, learn about American culture, and more. Individuals and families can meet with an international student or couple monthly for a meal or activity.

• IFI Internship Program Contact: Estera Pirosca, e.pirosca@ifiusa.org Visit: ifipartners.org/interns.php#give (financial donations) IFI would like to place interns (20 hours/week) in the chemical industry, actuarial science, finance/accounting, statistical analysis, web design/media, and marketing.

• Meals for IFI Friday Night Bible Studies Contact: Tiria, exec_assistant@ifiusa.org IFI always needs people/small groups to help organize, prepare, and distribute food at our Friday night Bible study when students and volunteers share a meal together.

• Small Group Outreach for International Friendships Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or burchettjes@gmail.com Sign up: ifipartners.org/groups IFI has opportunities for small groups to help “reach the world” together including prayer, preparing food for a Bible study, making welcome bags, greeting new students, and hosting a used furniture sale.

International Ministry Trips for 2020 Website: vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/ international-ministries/short-long-term-teams Contact: Abigail, Abigail.Skofield@vineyardcolumbus.org Jordan trips - Raeda Haddad at haddadraeda@gmail.com North Africa trips - John Olver at johnolver.vc@gmail.com Brazil trips - Patrick Adams at pwja272@gmail.com Vineyard Columbus values going to the nations to see the ones the Lord loves and desires to be in his Kingdom. Each year, several teams go serve with long-term workers in their ministries. This cross-cultural experience bends the heart toward the foreigner, displaced and vulnerable as you partner with your team and experience Jesus. 2020 Trips Dates: North Africa: May 12th-22nd (VC Twenty) Jordan: May 16th-24th Jordan: June 13th -21st Jordan: September 18th-27th Jordan: October 2nd-11th Jordan: October 16th-26th (Medical Trip) North Africa: October 25th to November 6th

English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteers Contact: international.ministries@vineyardcolumbus.org We are seeking volunteers to serve in the following areas for or Fall ESL classes (September 3 - April 8) Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10–11:30 am (Cooper) Tuesdays, 7 pm–9 pm (Sawmill and Cooper) • Greeters: Our ESL students are eager to interact with people who enjoy giving warm smiles and speaking welcoming words as they enter the classroom. • Teachers: If you have a heart for internationals and enjoy teaching, we need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening ESL classes. Fridays, 9-10 am Contact: John Olver, johnolver.vc@gmail.com • Conversation Table Leader: We have a vibrant ESL program and are always in need of volunteers to assist us as Conversation Table Leaders.

After ESL Drop-in Help Center When: Mondays, 11 am–1 pm Contact: International Ministries at international.ministries@vineyardcolumbus.org We need volunteers to help our international community by making phone calls (contacting doctors/schools/utility companies/etc.), reading mail, doing research on the computer, and assisting families with navigating the tasks related to daily life and our government systems. Volunteers need to be flexible, able to multi-task, have basic computer skills, and be able to communicate clearly and kindly in a cross-cultural context. = Volunteer & Give

ESL Resource Coordinator Contact: Hannah.shyrock@vineyardcolumbus.org We are looking for a couple of volunteers who are passionate about serving our international community in a holistic way! We need volunteers who want to help connect the families and individuals we serve to various resources, to meet whatever needs they express. This could include things such as understanding a bill they got in the mail, connecting them to our immigration services, or helping them find a workforce development program. You will receive training regarding how to resource and how to communicate cross-culturally. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to two days a week (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 10:00am-12:00pm).

ESL Sewing Class When: Mondays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Vineyard Community Center Contact: Linda Root at lindaroot43@yahoo.com In 2018, we began a sewing program for students enrolled in ESL at the Vineyard Community enter. We have been blessed beyond measure with donations of money, sewing machines, fabric, and supplies. We have filled every class and still have many students on a waiting list, hoping for space to get the opportunity to learn this valuable skill. We are looking for more people who have sewing experience that would be willing to share their talents with those who are eager to learn. You can volunteer your time, donate a sewing machine, or gift us with money to be able to provide fabric and supplies for each student. Come and see if this is something that you would like to be involved with.

Family ESL Hospitality When: Tuesday, 6:30–9 pm, through April 7, Vineyard Community Center Contact: Abigail Skofield at Abigail.Skofield@vineyardcolumbus.org If your small group is looking for a way to serve, our Family ESL program needs you! Each Tuesday evening, we welcome in many refugee and immigrant families who come to learn English in the community center; part of our programming includes providing a snack for every child and adult. Due to the religious values that many of these families have, snacks need to be halal, meaning they do not contain any pork or gelatin and we serve an average of 60 adults and 80 children. We would love to see small group communities join us in ministering to these families by signing up to provide a snack for any of our scheduled program nights. If your small group would like to provide snacks for an evening, contact Abigail for more information.

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Family ESL Program When: Tuesday, 6:30–9 pm, January 6 - April 7 Vineyard Community Center Contact: International Ministries, international.ministries@ vineyardcolumbus.org, or 614.259.5369 We need your help serving entire international families from toddlers to older adults in an educational and recreational program! You can serve in a variety of ways and settings in this program, including teaching English to adults, homework help and educational activities for children, and being on our hospitality team. No matter what you do, it will be an incredibly fun and amazing way to connect with and serve people from other cultures. Please contact us for more information on how you can help! We are asking the Lord for 8 more people who are passionate in working with children through educational and recreational activities, whole small groups who would be willing to donate snacks for the program, and 4 licensed drivers who will help transport children in the church van.

International Communion Scripture Readers Contact: Abigail Skofield at abigail.skofield@vineyardcolumbus.org We’re looking for more Communion Scripture readers to help at one of the weekend services on the 2nd weekend of each month by reading Scripture in their native language. If you are interested in celebrating the many different cultures represented here at Vineyard Columbus through reading in your native language and sharing your country of origin, please contact Ximena for more information.

Health Lower Lights Christian Health Center Cooper Road Campus • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8 am–5 pm • Tuesdays, 8 am-3 pm • Fridays, 8 am-1 pm 171 E. 5th Avenue: • Mondays–Fridays, 8 am–5 pm Appointments: Call Lower Lights, 614.274.1455 (Option 1). LLCHC is a faith–based, non–profit community health provider. They see patients of all ages with Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource, Molina, and private insurance as well as the uninsured. Whole family services are offered on a sliding fee scale based upon income. However, all patients are seen regardless of ability to pay. Services offered include wellchild checkups, physicals, routine care, and chronic disease management. Prenatal care and immunizations are offered at select locations.



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.

Vineyard Free Health Clinics Where: 6000 Cooper Road, Westerville Contact: 614.259.5428 Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental, and Vision Clinics We provide free medical, chiropractic, dental, and vision care for patients (ages 18 and up) who are uninsured OR have Medicaid or are Medicaid–eligible with incomes below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty level. (No Medicare or other government– issued health care programs are eligible for services.) For more info, call 614.259.5428. Si usted sólo habla español, puede comunicarse con la clínica latina al 614.293.9906. • Medical Clinic Cooper Road: Every Tuesday evening Walk in, first come, first served. Sign-in begins at 4 pm. Patient visits begin at 6 pm. We provide diagnosis and treatment of illness. Basic work physicals available by calling 614.259.5428 (option 6) prior to coming to the clinic. No lab tests, injections, or X-rays.

• Dental Clinic, Cooper Road (appointment only) Call: 614.259.5428 on Fridays, 9–9:45 am, to schedule appointments. We provide dental exams, X–rays, fillings, extractions, and cleanings. (No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics, or dentures).

• Vision Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only) Call: Fridays, 10–10:30am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428. We offer eye exams and vouchers for free glasses to those who qualify.

• Chiropractic Clinic Cooper Road (appointment only) Call: 614.259.5428 on Fridays, 10–10:30am to schedule appointments, We provide evaluation and chiropractic care for those with pain involving headaches, neck, back, or joints.

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

Mercy & Justice

Vineyard Community Center

Anti-Human Trafficking

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

Anti-Human Trafficking Contact: Diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org You can help by donating a copy of the “Recovery Bible”. Purchase one in Vineyard Bookstore and drop it in the AntiHuman Trafficking bin in the Ministry Center Office Lobby at Cooper Road Campus.

I Am One Voice Contact: Nicole at nicole@iamonevoice.org I Am One Voice assists an organization who works with victims of human trafficking by providing the following items: Face wash, body wash, body lotion, hand sanitizer, Dove soap, facial/ skin care gift sets, journals, deodorant, lip balm and restaurant gift cards. Donations can be dropped off in the Ministry Center Office Lobby at Cooper Road Campus.

Transitions Donations Cooper Road Donation Drop–off: Ministry Center lobby throughout the week and during weekend services Campus Donation Drop–off: During weekend worship services. Contact: diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org Most needed items are: • New twin sheet sets and twin blankets (Must be new) • Cookware sets (new preferred) • Bath towels and hand towels (must be new) Contact Diane Bauman for more information, or drop off donations at Cooper Rd campus weekdays 8:30-5:00 or anytime on weekends.

Value Life Donations Contact: diane.bauman@vineyardcolumbus.org • Diapers – size Newborn, 1, 4 and 5’s needed • Formula – All Gerber and Similac types needed • Value Life also needs sleepers and onesies size Newborn and 0-3 boys and girls.

Vineyard Job Club When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11 am, Vineyard Community Center Visit: vineyardcommunitycenter.org (weekly updates) Contact: Paul Nicholson, penicholson51@gmail.com or 614.832.0471 Participants in this group will share experiences of their job search and discuss challenges, strategies, and resources. The job club meets weekly for 90 minutes where we'll share job leads, receive group support, guidance, and career developer feedback followed by a time of prayer and encouragement. This group will particularly appeal to those that have been unemployed for a while, and need more ongoing support and accountability.

Dance & Gymnastics Clothes & Shoes Where: Vineyard Community Center, Hospitality Desk Contact: Kathy Miller, kathy.miller0806@gmail.com The dance and gymnastics program is looking for people to donate gently used dance and gymnastics leotards, tights, and costumes. In addition, tap, ballet, and jazz shoes are appreciated. Sizes X-Small Child through Large Adult. Thank you for your generous donation! Please drop off at the Vineyard Community Center – Hospitality Desk (Labeled: Kathy Miller)

Art Ministry Invitation to VC Artists for North Hall Gallery Exhibits 2019 Contact: Holly Messerall, vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com If you are interested in exhibiting your work as one of our featured artists in the North Hall Gallery during 2019, contact Holly Messerall. A minimum of 10 pieces required (more than 10 can be considered). Please submit a portfolio for review.

Vineyard Artist Community Contact: Holly Messerall, vineyardcolumbusartists@gmail.com If you are interested in connecting with other artists in the VC art ministry, please contact Holly Messerall for more information.

Please drop off in the Ministry Center Lobby—Value Life Donations containers. Value Life needs donations of receiving blankets, Newborn sleepers and onesies. Please drop off in the Ministry Center Lobby—Value Life Donations containers.

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CAMPUSES Check out what's happening at our campuses.

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

English as a Second Language (ESL) When: September 3–May 19, 7-9pm, Sawmill Campus Contact: Myra Gaiters myra.gaiters@vineyardcolumbus.org Childcare: Not available A free 4 level class to study English as a second language.

Midpoint | Onsite Small Group When: Wednesdays, February 5 - April 8, 7–8:30 pm, Sawmill Campus Childcare: Available Learn more: vineyardcolumbus.org/midpoint Contact: Myra Gaiters, 614-259-5439 Are you desiring to get into community, but aren’t comfortable with the traditional small group setting of meeting in homes? Maybe you're having trouble finding a group that works for you? Then you should try Midpoint! Midpoint is our on-site small group. It is a weekly gathering that consists of worship, teaching, table discussions and community in a familiar space—your church.

Lane Avenue Campus Serve in Prayer Contact: Kim Drennan, Laneprayer@gmail.com There are many ways you can serve in prayer at Lane Avenue Campus. For more info, contact Klodiana.

La Viña campus La Viña | Service

La Viña | Servicio en Español Cuando: Domingos, 11:30 am, en la capilla (Chapel), Cooper Road Campus Se provee interpretación al inglés. Contactar: Para más información, contactar a Irene Casale– Petrarca, 614.259.5254 o irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org La Viña es un servicio completamente en Español y nos reunimos en la capilla (Chapel) en Cooper Road. Nuestra visión es servir a la comunidad de Columbus, presentándoles el amor de Jesús y ver sus vidas ser transformadas por el poder de Dios. No somos solamente una iglesia además somos una familia en Cristo. ¡Bienvenido como eres!

Noche de Adoración de La Viña Cuando: 7-8:30 pm, Primer miércoles de cada mes. Cuidado de niños disponible. Contact: Danalys, danalys.castro@vineyardcolumbus.org Una noche de alabanza extendida, y encuentro con el Espíritu Santo a través de la alabanza, palabras proféticas, y un tiempo extendido de oración. An extended worship night, and encounter with the Holy Spirit through worship, prophetic words, and ministry time.

Project Hope Venezuela Contact: Irene Casale, Irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org, 614.259.5254 Due to the severe economic crisis and political upheaval in Venezuela, there is a severe shortage of food, medicine and other basic needs. 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 populations in greatest need. Please consider participating in this demonstration of God’s love. Please do not bring glass items. Specific items needed: Non-perishables: Rice, sugar, pasta, dry beans, corn or wheat flour, powdered milk, vegetable or canola oil, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, sardines, canned beans, tuna, canned meat, vegetable cans, jell-o, cereal Hygiene: Vitamins (adult & child), diapers, wipes, infant formula, baby food, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant

When: Sundays, 11:30 am, in the Chapel, Cooper Road Campus English interpretation provided. Contact: Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.256.5254 or irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org La Viña is an all-Spanish service that meets in the Chapel (la capilla) at Cooper Road. We serve the Hispanic community of Columbus, showing them God’s love and watching their lives be transformed by God’s power. We are not only a church, but also a family in Christ. You are welcome as you are! 32


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Proyecto Esperanza Venezuela

Contacto: Irene Casale, Irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.org o 614.259.5254 Debido a la gran crisis tanto económica como política que Venezuela está viviendo en los últimos años, nuestros hermanos en ese país están sufriendo una escasez enorme de medicinas, comida y productos básicos diarios. Por esa razón nosotros en La Viña de Columbus queremos ofrecer ayuda a los Venezolanos enviándoles algunos de estos productos. En las entradas de la Iglesia habrá zonas designadas para el “Proyecto Esperanza Venezuela”, ustedes podrán colocar sus donaciones en los próximos meses. Nosotros estaremos enviando estas donaciones a Iglesias en Venezuela las cuales distribuirán las donaciones a las poblaciones de mayor necesidad como ancianatos y personas de bajos recursos. Por favor considere participar en esta gran demostración de amor por nuestros hermanos Venezolanos. Por favor no botellas de vidrio. Alimentos No perecedos: arroz, azúcar, pastas, granos secos, harina do trigo/maíz, leche en polvo, aceite de cocinar, mantequilla de maní, mermelada en envases de plástico, galletas saladas, latas de sardinas, latas de granos, latas de atún, latas de pollo, latas de vegetales, gelatina, cereal Higene personal: Vitaminas (adultos y niños), formula infantil, pañales, comida de bebés, jabón de baño, pasta dental, champú, acondicionador, cepillos de dientes, desodoranteantiperspirante, papel higiénico

G I V E & D O N AT E Online Giving & TEXT to Give Contact: 614.259.5443 or Vineyard.Finance@vineyardcolumbus.org You can make a one-time offering or you can schedule regular giving by visiting vineyardcolumbus.org/give. You can also TEXT your amount to 614.333.0330 and follow the prompts. For more info, contact our Finance department. If you’ve had an address change, please be sure to update at www.vineyardcolumbus.org. Click Sign In to access or create your account. Contact: vineyard.giving@vineyardcolumbus.org or Marilyn at 614-259-5443.

Want To Go Paperless? Contact: vineyard.giving@vineyardcolumbus.org You can now view your contribution statement electronically. Log on to www.vineyardcolumbus.org/give. Click eStatements. You can then go to www.vineyardcolumbus.org/mycontributions.


PASTORS RESIDENCY PROGRAM Apply online at vineyardcolumbus.org vineyardcolumbus.org by March 15, 2020 T his 2-Columbus’ year residenc y p roResidency gr am b e gins Vineyard Pastors Program S eptemb er 2020 and is le d by S enior will begin in September 2020. The residency will Pas to r Rich N athan . V isit our website run for two years until May 2022 and will be led by to lear n mo re and to ap ply. our senior pastor, Rich Nathan. Residents will be

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New Members from November & January classes Cooper

Christianna Hurford

Randy Shannon


Omolayo Abe

Sarne Hutcherson

Tausha Shepherd

Jay Griffith

Mayowa Adeyele

Sarah Hutcherson

Judy Sherer

Alice Griffith

Adenike Alli Adeyele

Miycol Johnson

Eric Sherer

Margaret Moorer

Olayemi Akingbola

David Joseph

Edith Slaubaugh

Akinniyi Akingbola

Mabintu Kanu

Adrianus Stam

Anna Arhin

Mhilu Kiluwasha

Anja Stam

Abigail Asiedu

Yolanda Lathon

Zach Stimpert

Gulzan Esther Asir

Umu Lebbie

Jeneba Swaray


Edward Lebbie

Emmanuel Swaray

Lindsay Barger

Olmares Lugo

Delia Swaray

Dorian Bell

Ruth Maina

Michael Tomko

Jose Bellido

Renee Marthaler

Gail Tomko

David Bingham

James Massaquoi

Yoselin Vasquez

Lanelle Bisel

Miles McConnaughey

Ruth Weigand

Emilia Bisel

Brianna McEowen

Laura Weisgarber

David Bisel

Ora Norris

Sarah Wilkes

Dorma Duma Yati Black

John Packiaraj

Fera Williams


Marsha Bradley

Nick Pangio

Andrea Williams

Melissa Fuson

Heidi Burns

Janice Pangio

Joy Yambasu

Robert Fuson

Wen Cao

Ambra Parish

Paul Young

Linda Johnson

Alvin Carmona

Frank Pawlosky

Ashlee Young

Taylor Matthews

Sheree Coats

Carol Pawlosky

Marcellus Coats

Debra Payne

SY Coleman Taisia Collins

Summer Poland

Lekeya Dunlap

Josh Poland

Janet Dunson

Eugene Robar

Matt Estep

Dustin Roberts

Lori Estep

Brooklyn Roberts

Brenda Felder

Ashlyn Roberts

Thomas Gbondo

Jill Rolen

Philip Gordon

Samuel Sandy

James Hogan

Alycia Shahid

Hosea Hooks


Lisa Perryman


East Rosalee Fitzgerald Nick Green Lisa Hollingshed Elizabeth McGrady Carleton McGrady Jason Mogle Mina Mogle Tejina Sudderth-Turner Brandon Turner

La Vina Rolfy DE LA Cruz Camila DI Nuzzo Juan Lopez Michelle Marin Meryuris Padron Jhon Porras Jovanna Ramirez Aida Ramirez Betty Reyes Mantuano Juvenal Romero Wendy Sierra

Ryan Matthews Don Smith Rachel Yengo

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