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Jeff Baker, 614.259.5323 Church Planting


Congregational Letter Great is Thy Faithfulness


Vineyard Growth Classes


Families & Marriage


Adult Ministries

Nada Attallah, 614.259.5303 Community Center 614.259.5503 Community Life/Small Groups Deb George, 614.259.5358 Community Outreach 614.259.5441 Connect Cinnamon Doran, 614.259.5235

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

Counseling Center

Building Closed

Yolanda Zellars, 614.259.5409

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Financial Ministry Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 Global Café 614.259.5400 Hospitality Casey Knight, 614.259.5292 International Ministries Jackie Williams, 614.259.5369 Marriage & Family Life Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365 Phase III Ron Schmidt, 614.425.7284 Serve Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 Singles Christopher Ledezma, 614.259.5492 Support for Life Joyce Stewart, 614.259.5256 Value Life Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 VC High School Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 VC Middle School Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 VC Twenty Shane Huey, 614.259.5290 VineyardKids Kristi Webster, 614.259.5466 Vineyard Institute Andy Saperstein, 614.259.5305




Help & Wellness


Spiritual Development


Volunteer & Serve


Give & Donate


Featured Article A Day in the Life of a VineyardKids Volunteer

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

La Viña Campus Pastor, Irene Casale-Petrarca Admin. Asst. Danalys Castro, 614.259.5241

Associate & Staff Care and Formation Pastor, Julia Pickerill 614.259.5246

Lane Avenue Campus Pastor, Andrew Oswalt Ministry. Asst. Sandy Huizingh, 614.259.5242

Associate & Weekend and Welcome Pastor, Eric Pickerill Ministry Asst. Cinnamon Doran, 614.259.5235

Leader Development Pastor, Andy Saperstein Admin. Asst. Marsha Martin, 614.259.5305

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

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

Children’s Pastor, April Murphy Admin. Asst. Kristi Webster, 614.259.5466

Outreach & Connect Pastor, Kerry Davis Admin. Asst. Diane Bailey, 614.259.5482

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

Sawmill Campus Pastor, Scott Engebretson Admin. Asst. Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5439

Church Extension & Evangelism Pastor, Stephen Van Dop Admin. Asst. Nada Attallah, 614.259.5303

Small Groups Pastor, Paige Goslin 614.259.5477

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

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

Community Life Pastor, Amanda Nash Admin. Asst. Marsha Martin, 614.259.5305

Visitation & Care Pastor, Anthony Cannon 614.259.5364

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

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

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

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

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

Worship Arts Pastor, Craig Allen Admin. Asst. Shannon Gott, 614.259.5310

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

Young Adult Pastor, Shane Huey Ministry Asst. Davonte Butler, 614.259.5290

Financial & Career Ministries Pastor, Kent Irwin 614.259.5505

Pastors may be reached by contacting his/her assistant at the extension listed. All staff members are listed at

Vineyard Men Nada Attallah, 614.259.5303 Vineyard Women


Liz Ward, 614.259.5335

If you’ve contacted one of our ministries and did not receive a response within a couple days, please reach out to our

Worship Arts

Ministry Response Team at 614.259.5371 or Please include your name, phone

Shannon Gott, 614.259.5310

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Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;


We never need to wonder whether

he is faithful in all he does.

God will forgive us if we confess

Psalm 100:5

our sins. If God did not forgive the


For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations. Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,


sins of those who turn to Jesus, he would not be the faithful and just God who is revealed in Scripture.

for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;


great is your faithfulness.

How has God been faithful? In thousands of ways but I’ll mention just one: in forgiving us!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive


us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. In the darkest days of Israel’s history, the prophet Jeremiah

1 John 1:9 says this: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive


us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

wrote the Old Testament book that we call Lamentations.

We all struggle with lingering guilt, even after we’ve confessed

Jerusalem, the capital of Judah, had been sacked by the

our sins to God and ask him to forgive us. We all have had times

Babylonians. The king and most of the people were dragged

where we’ve wondered, “Are we really forgiven by God?”

into exile hundreds of miles away from the Promised Land.


hen I was a young leader, I used to be incredibly

But people who show up to counsel financially struggling

impressed by people’s gifting. What an incredible

people year in and year out, people at Lane Avenue who have

The Apostle John says God would not be God if he did not

ground. The Ark of the Covenant which contained the Ten

forgive those who have trusted in his Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus

Commandments was stolen, never to be found again. The

paid for our sins by taking our sins upon himself, dying in our

presence of God left Israel. Tens of thousands of Jews were

place on the cross. God’s forgiveness is rooted in God’s justice.

slaughtered. The economy was not simply in depression; it

Since the penalty for our sins has been paid by his Son, it would

was non-existent. There weren’t farmers to farm the fields

be unjust of God to require payment again from us. Moreover,

anymore. There weren’t craftsmen to build anything. Just a

God is also faithful to forgive the sins of those who have

few refugees were left in the Promised Land, scrounging for food and shelter. Jeremiah experienced an ancient Holocaust.

preacher! I wish I could preach like that. She’s amazing—what

been carrying in chairs and setting up for seven or eight years

a talented singer! What an extraordinary writer! What a gifted

every Sunday morning, people in Baker’s Delight who bake

What did Jeremiah do? He wrote a series of laments that were


cookies and cakes every week for our various ministries and for

collected in this book of Lamentations. He poured out his

our Monday night services—they are the people that I respect

complaints to God. But in the middle of Lamentations, even in

most in the church.

the darkest days imaginable, Jeremiah rebuilt his faith upon

I still love gifting. But the longer I’ve been in ministry, the more I find myself admiring people who simply show up. I love faithful people who serve in quiet, out-of-the-spotlight ways—teaching our kids week in and week out, opening their homes for small group, helping people with their marriages, teaching English as a second language in our Community Center, mentoring children in one of the elementary schools, handing out groceries at our food pantries. Over the years, I’ve met dozens and dozens of people who are super-excited about Vineyard Columbus and seem to be


The Temple, the center of Jewish life, was burned to the

To use a baseball analogy, the people I admire are the Cal Ripkens of the world. Ripken was a baseball player who set the record for consecutive baseball games played at over 2,600 games. From 1982 to 1998—16 straight years—Cal Ripken never missed one game. Other players sat out because they were tired, because they were hung over, because they were hurt. But Cal played every game, whether he felt good or bad, whether his back hurt, whether he sprained an ankle, or was tired—he played and he played.

does not lie! We never need to wonder whether God will forgive us if we confess our sins. If God did not forgive the sins of those who turn to Jesus, he would not be the faithful and just God who is

the bedrock truth of God’s faithfulness.

revealed in Scripture.

Jeremiah wrote:

God is faithful to forgive those who confess their sins. And God has been faithful in our history and in the giving campaign we

Lamentations 3:21-24 Yet this I call to mind


and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,


recently completed called The Story Continues! As a church, pray that we will experience thousands of new stories of the faithfulness of God!

for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;


great is your faithfulness.

everywhere for about six months or a year. Then they are never

There are literally dozens of verses in Scripture that assert that


heard from again.

God is faithful, and therefore can be trusted.

therefore I will wait for him.”

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trusted in his Son because he has promised to do that and God

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;

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Upcoming Class Dates Sunday, July 14 & Sunday, September 15, 2:30-5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Learn more and register for free childcare at v

Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard

Baptism Classes | Youth (Ages 10-18) & Adult

Vineyard Columbus Homeschool Network

Saturdays, May 18, 25 & June 1, after services

Contact: Martha,

Sundays, May 19, 26 & June 2, after services

Our mission is to support and empower families who homeschool

Baptism Celebrations: Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9

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


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

Children's Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317 or

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

us on Facebook!

Middle School Contact: Michael Doom, 614.259.5517 or High School Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or

Columbus. This class is required for membership.

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

No preregistration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1-12).

proclamation of your decision to follow Christ. To participate in

Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan

Next Baptisms: Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11

baptism, you must attend one of the required classes.

Marriage Journey of Hope Tuesdays, June 4–July 9, 7–9pm, Cooper Road Campus Cost: $25 per couple Childcare: Available for ages 1–12, (must register a week in advance) Register: Contact: Mindy,

Join A Small Group

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


marriage, the Journey of Hope classes will help you find healing


and direction. You will learn spiritual & practical applications

Whether you’ve followed Jesus for a short time or many years, discover

Doing life in community is important. Small groups bring people

from pastors and marriage coaches to restore hope and trust to

practical ways to mature and thrive. We’ll offer ways to read the Bible so that

together from different cultures, life stages, and experiences for

your relationship. Couples who attend this class and meet with a

a rich community of worship, friendship, growth, and service. Stop

Marriage & Family pastor are eligible to participate in our Journey

by the small group area at your campus to learn more!

of Reconciliation (formerly, Begin Again) program.

Membership 101 Sunday, July 14, 2:30–5:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

Journey to Oneness: Committed Dating & Engaged Couples

Teacher: Senior Pastor Rich Nathan

Thursdays, April 25–May 30, 7-9pm,

Childcare: Register for free at

Additional two weeks for stepfamilies on June 6 & 13 (7-9pm)

Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of

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

Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership. No

relationship inventory)

pre-registration is necessary, unless you need childcare (ages 1–12).


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


considering engagement and engaged couples! Come learn how to

Baby Dedication

for those getting married at Vineyard Columbus. Couples creating

Dedications: Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16 Classes: Saturdays, May 25 & June 1 & Sundays, May 26 & June 2, after services

discovering where God wants you to serve and grow.

Dedication Application Deadline: Sunday, June 2

Teacher: Pastor Diane Bauman

Class attendance is required for baby dedication. If you have

Contact: Beth Best, previously attended a class for another child, you do not have to attend again. Applications are available at the Information Counter and online. Please bring your completed application to the class.

Christ—everywhere, in every way, all the time. Teacher: Pastor Stephen Van Dop

Open to all couples in committed dating relationships, those


around Vineyard Columbus for a week or years, you’ll find this class helpful in

The purpose of this class is to train and encourage every Christian—to share

Contact: Mindy,

On the day of dedication, please check in 30 minutes before the service begins.

Chosen4Love Contact: Diane Bauman, Chosen4Love is a community of families with a passion for adoption and foster care. We serve as a resource for adoptive families and for people who are considering becoming foster or adoptive parents. Please connect with one of us for support and encouragement in

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

Journey to Oneness: Married Couples Tuesdays, April 23–May 14, 7–9pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: childcare is included, ages 1-12 (must register a week in advance) Cost: $25 per couple (includes required reading material and online relationship inventory) Register: Contact: Mindy, The Journey to Oneness classes will deepen the friendship and shared values in your marriage. You and your spouse will find encouragement and spiritual and practical applications to bring Jesus into the center of your relationship. Following the session, you can request to meet with a Marriage Coach couple to further enrich your marriage relationship.

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VC Students

Recognition Weekend

Father-Daughter Dance

Mother’s Appreciation Tea | East Campus

VC Students | Middle & High School

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, all campuses

Friday, May 17, 7-9pm,Cooper Road Campus

Saturday, May 18, 11am–1pm, East Campus

Cost: $30

Contact: Kwesi Kambon, or

Childcare: Available for ages 1-9 ($5 per family), older children are

During weekend services at all campuses

Register: (register by May 21)


welcome at the tea

Middle School Contact: Michael Doom,

Contact: Cinnamon Doran,

Register: (register by May 12)

Contact: (childcare)

614.259.5517 or

Vineyard Columbus will be recognizing our students graduating from

Cost: $40 per couple and $10 for each additional girl

Cost: General admission seats are $10 per person. VIP tables of 8

High School Contact: Santos Chaparro,

5th, 8th and 12th grade. We are looking forward to celebrating with

If you’re a dad or a father-figure, you'll want to attend this special

seats each are available for $120 per table. They are the best seats in

614.259.5404 or

you. Please register your child by May 21.

event with the young ladies in your life. This semi-formal dance

the house for the entertainment.

will allow girls (ages 5-18) and the significant men in their lives (dad,

Register: Required for childcare

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

Contact: Jamie Frisbey, or

for years to come. We‘ll have fun, a professional DJ and light


refreshments. Be sure to register early, this event will sell out. There

A time of fellowship and fun for ladies of all ages! A traditional tea,

will be no registration at the door.

with a full meal served tableside, including gluten free options.

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

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

Application: Pick up an application during high school services

Phase III: A Ministry for Retirees

Contact: Santos Chaparro, 614.259.5404 or

1st Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am

Men’s Prison Ministry

Contact: Ron Schmidt,

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

Student Core is our leadership team where we partner with Christ

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

opportunities are available. For information, see Prison Ministries

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

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

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

join us!

deep relationships with other Christians our age, grow personally

opportunities to serve at various jails throughout Central Ohio.


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

VCC Men’s Golf League

Dessert is also included, along with tea service and lemonade. The meal will be served promptly at 11am. Following lunch, we have LIVE entertainment, plus an inspirational speaker. There will be door prizes and a Fierce and Fabulous Hat Contest! This is our second annual event and it promises to be even better than the blast we had last year!

Soul Provider

Singles Ministry

Spring League:

Tuesdays, Through May 2019, 7-8:30pm

Lectio Divina Identity Workshop

Summer League:

Vineyard Community Center

Mondays, May 13–June 17, 7–9 pm, Cooper Road Campus

Tuesdays, July 16-September 24, Tee Time: 4:30pm

Cost: $30

Childcare: $5 per child, $10 per family

Royal American Links, 3300 Miller-Paul Rd, Galena, OH 43021


Cost: Free (except for childcare)

Cost: $220 (per league)

Contact: David Grace, 614.769.4413


Contact: John Wilcox, or 614.891.3922

Awana is a discipleship program where parents and children (grades

Contact: Jenn Guthrie,

The VCC Men’s Golf League will be teeing off this year at Royal

1-6) memorize and learn the Bible, have fun, and become more like

Many of us can rattle off a few verses on the subject, but do you truly

American Golf Course located just south of Galena, OH. Whether

Jesus. It’s a lot of fun and a great way for the church and the family

know and understand your identity in Christ? In this ground breaking

you’re a hacker or a scratch golfer, you’re welcome to play. You

to partner together in raising up our kids to love Jesus. There is

new workshop, you’ll be taught and lead through guided session of

do not need to be a member of Vineyard Columbus to play in this

Stay Connected!

a limit to the number of children that can participate, so please

prayer and meditation, giving you a chance to hear from God directly

league. The season will be split into two leagues: a spring league and

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out what’s

register in advance.

about who you are. Will He speak to you about being a chosen

a summer league.

happening in Women’s Ministry!

something totally unexpected? Come find out!

Vineyard Women

Women’s Summer Series | Your God is TOO Small

Vineyard Men

International Women’s Breakfast

Contact: Glenda Martin at

180 Men’s Recovery Group

Contact: Flo Gimei, or

The mission of Girls of Grace is to empower the lives of girls

Mondays, 7-9pm, Cooper Road Campus

Julie Franks,

through a focus on God's creation of people, and how that creation

Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or

We are a group of women from all over the world who meet the

relates to self-esteem and self-awareness. The purpose of this

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

first Saturday of every month to experience unity in Christ while we

six-week course is to focus on building and creating a positive self-

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

honor our unique cultures and diversity. We share a meal, listen to a

image in the lives of girls. We will focus on Psalm 139 and explore

of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue purity. We

brief teaching, discuss and pray for one another. Please bring a dish

the definition of being fearfully and wonderfully made. Each one

include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring,

to share, but if you are unable to bring food, come anyway!

and a half hour course is structured around discussion, activity, and

and healing prayer.


Girls of Grace Wednesdays, April 24-May29, Cooper Road Campus Cost: $10 Registration: (opens April 1)

vessel? Will He speak truth to lies you’ve carried for years? Will He say

Tuesdays, April 16-June 25, Tee Time: 4:30pm

1st Saturdays, 9:30–11:30am, Cooper Road Campus

Friday, May 10, 6:30–9pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: Available for ages 1-12 (must register in advance) Register: (childcare & event by Wednesday, May 8) Contact: Myiesha McCrary, 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.

Wednesdays, June 19, July 17 & August 7, 7-9pm Cooper Road Campus Contact: Liz Ward, or 614.259.5335 Ladies save the dates! Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Summer Series! You won’t want to miss out on three nights of worship, teaching, prayer ministry and a fun social time afterwards. More information to come.

Young Adults VC Twenty Weekly Gatherings

a take-home concept to develop a community of girls who love

Sundays, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus

Christ, love themselves, and love others. It is our prayer to give girls

Childcare: Not available (but young families welcome)

a good foundation, for them to stay equipped and be reminded

Contacts: Shane Huey,

of who they are throughout life’s journeys, and to plant the seed

Join us every Sunday evening at our Cooper Road campus for our

that they are fearfully and wonderfully made throughout the

VC Twenty service. VC Twenty is a place for young adults from

circumstances of life.

Columbus 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!


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International Ministries

Financial Stewardship Ministry


Immigration Services

English as a Second Language

Designing Your Legacy | Estate Planning Workshop

Lower Lights Christian Health Center

Wednesdays, 7pm, through May 22, East Campus

Saturday, May 11, 9:30–11:30am, Cooper Road Campus

6000 Cooper Road:

ICS Walk-in Clinics

Childcare: No Childcare


• Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 8am–5pm

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30pm–8:30pm (May 1 and May 15)

Cost: Free unless you want to purchase the book


• Tuesdays, 8am-3pm

Vineyard Community Center

Contact: Paula Madison,

Contact: Kent Irwin,

• Fridays, 8am-1pm

Contact: Trudy Ann Badillo, 614.259.5299 or

Our teachers are eager to meet with Internationals on the East side

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

of the city who desire to learn English as a second language. We look

estate plan and get documents done at no cost to you. This seminar

Cost: $20 payable at the time of intake (Intake & Consultation)

forward to getting to know you through this program.

is informational. One-on-one private meetings scheduled in March

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

with estate planners. Documents are done at no cost to you.

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

No childcare will be provided.

see patients of all ages with Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource, Molina,

Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services ("ICS") provides humanitarian-based immigration legal assistance to persons at or

VC International Teams

below 150% of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines. ICS responds to

For more information about our teams sharing Jesus overseas, email

requests from members of the public through our monthly intake

us at

clinic. After intake is completed, clients will be given a 30-minute consultation with an AILA immigration attorney in a timely manner.

Vineyard Columbus Missions Prayer Group

Attorney referrals may be necessary upon consultation. ICS also

2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:45-8:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

provides legal representation for a limited number of clients per

Contact: Tim Hart, 614.557.0395 or

year; representation decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Pray for our international ministry work. We typically worship, share

Intake is the mandatory first step to receiving services.

updates on our missionaries, and pray for special areas of the world

Types of cases we currently handle:

and our VC missionaries.

• Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") • Defensive Asylum • U Visa • Other Humanitarian 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.

Servicios de Consulta de Inmigración Las clínicas ambulatorias se ofreceránel primer y tercer miércoles

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

171 E. 5th Avenue: • Mondays–Fridays, 8am–5pm

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 prenatal care, immunizations, well–child checkups, physicals, routine care, and chronic disease management.

or just wanting to have Godly financial management. One-on-one

Vineyard Free Health Clinics

coaching provides you an opportunity to receive personal and

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville

confidential guidance. Sessions are with a trained coach in a grace-

Contact: 614.259.5428

Women In Action, Ohio Hispanic Coalition

filled environment.

Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental, and Vision Clinics

Tuesdays, 5-7pm, through July 30, Cooper Road Campus

Retirement Planning Workshop

Contact: Danalys Castro, We talk about how we can help victims of domestic violence with all of their needs. We help them to rebuild their self-esteem. We talk about how to help children when there are divorces involved. In the second hour, we discuss crafts, crochet, gardening, jewelry making, and many other things.

Saturday, July 27 & August 3, 8:30am-3:30pm Cooper Road Campus Register: events Cost: $50 Please join us for a unique Christian-focused retirement planning workshop at that will focus not only on money goals, and spiritual

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

6:30pm to 8:30pm en Vineyard Community Center.

Mujeres en Acción, Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Costo: $20.00 (Entrevista y Consulta)

Todos los martes a partir del 21 de enero hasta el 30 de Julio del

aspects of planning, but also how you will spend your time and

Contacto: Trudy Ann Badillo, 614.259.5299 o

2019 a las 5–7pm, Cooper Road Campus

your life! This is a very thorough retirement planning class, and

Contact: Danalys Castro,

you will learn much on how to prepare for the next phase of

Vineyard Immigration Counseling Services (“ICS”) provee asistencia

El Grupo es Mujeres en Acción, y hablamos sobre cómo podemos

life. We are excited to welcome Art and Crystal Prunier, who

legal de inmigración en casos de protección humanitaria a personas

ayudar a las víctimas de Violencia Domestica en todas sus

have been presenting effective workshops that have been well-

que cualifiquen mediante los índices de pobreza de 150% o menos,

necesidades, Ayudamos a reconstruir su autoestima, Platicamos

received by audiences in Ohio, Michigan and Florida! Don’t miss

de acuerdo a las Guías Federales de Pobreza en E.U. ICS responde a

como no afectar a los niños cuando hay divorcios y en la segunda

this unique opportunity! There is no childcare, seating is limited

solicitudes de miembros de la comunidad, a través de las entrevistas

hora hacemos Manualidades, Tejido, Jardinería, Joyería, y muchas

and pre-registration IS REQUIRED by July 12. There will be no late

Cooper Road (appointment only)

cosas más.

registrations, or the day of and no walk-ins. The cost is $50 to cover

Call: Fridays, 9–9:45am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428.

your workbook, lunches, coffee and refreshments.

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

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

HELP & WELLNESS Vineyard Columbus Visitation Care Team

Cooper Road: Every Tuesday evening Walk in, first come, first served. Sign-in begins at 4pm. Patient visits begin at 6pm. We provide diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Basic work physicals available by calling 614.259.5428 (option 6) prior to coming to the clinic. No lab test, injections, or X-rays. • Dental Clinic

cleanings. (No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics, or dentures). • Vision Clinic

Contact: Visitation Care Team, 614.259.5239

Cooper Road (appointment only)

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

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

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


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

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

• Procedimientos defensivos de asilo

Funeral Needs


• Visa U

Contact: 614.259.5372

• Otros procesos humanitarios

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

Cooper Road (appointment only)

Por favor traiga a la cita los documentos de inmigración relevantes

pastoral care services, please call us.

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

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”)

a su caso para poder servirle mejor. Todos los asuntos se mantienen protegidos y confidenciales. 

• Chiropractic Clinic

614.259.5428. We provide evaluation and chiropractic care for those with pain involving headaches, neck, back, or joints.


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Professional Counseling Center

Celebrate Recovery

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - Materials

Contact: 614.259.5409

Fridays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus

Category: Healing and Relationships

Hearts Restored Support Group: Recovery from Sexual Betrayal

The Vineyard Counseling Center’s clinically–trained counselors offer

Category: Addictions & Healing

Cost: $30 for EHS course materials (book, workbook & devotional)

Tuesdays, 7–9pm, Cooper Road Campus

a biblical approach to help people achieve wholeness in all aspects

Childcare: not available

Contact/Register: Debbie,

Category: Healing and Relationships

of their lives. We also have Graduate Candidate Interns, $20/session,

Contact: or

Do you yearn to be emotionally alive? Support for Life recommends


with experience in seeing children, teens, adults, and married

Dave Kuta,

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a plan for discipleship which can

Hearts Restored Support Group is a faith-based outreach where


Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, Christ-centered recovery fellowship

deeply change your relationship with God. The Emotionally Healthy

you will find a safe, confidential place to share with other women

for those desiring to heal from any addictive, compulsive, or

Spirituality course directly addresses the reality that emotional

who understand the devastating effects of sexual betrayal. We

destructive behavior —“hurts (like abuse or divorce), habits (like

maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to

are engaged, married, separated and divorced women who do not

addictions to drugs, alcohol, or pornography), or hang-ups (like

be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Learn

judge each other but rather embrace that we are all on a similar

anger, co-dependency, or pride).” Here you will find a safe place

through eight powerful life changing sessions how incorporate daily

journey with a common goal. Support is a huge part of our recovery.

to share pain, struggles, victories, and hope with others focused

life rhythms that lead us to a healthier relationship with Jesus and

We have seen God do amazing thing in our lives, bringing healing

on Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include worship, teaching,

with others. If you’re small group is interested in this course, you

and restoration. We are here to help you as others have helped us.

sharing, and fellowship. Come experience God’s love and power!

can sign up to borrow the DVD sets. The additional materials (book,

This group is for and about YOU, not your spouse or partner. Sexual

workbook and devotional) are available at the bookstore

betrayal, whether it be pornography, emotional or extramarital

to purchase.

affair(s), is traumatic and disorienting. Come let us reassure you

Internship Opportunity Contact: Yolanda Zellars, The Vineyard Counseling Center is currently seeking two Master’s level social work and/or counseling interns for 2019 (Spring/ Summer/Fall). Interns must be available to commit to 15-20 hours per week providing clinical support to clients seeking counseling through the Center. Interns are also responsible for providing administrative support and attending professional staff meetings

Circle Fellowship/Generous Spaces

weekly. Our professional counselors offer guidance for individuals

Thursday, April 25, 6:30-9PM, Cooper Road Campus

and families as they journey towards wholeness and healthy

Category: Relationships

Families of Addicted Loved Ones

relationship with God and others. Interested parties should email

Contact: Linda Parker,

2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

their resume to Intake Coordinator, Yolanda Zellars.This opportunity

A gathering where those who desire to see reconciliation between

Category: Addictions & Relationship

will remain open until filled.

the LGBT+ community and the church can gather for fellowship and

Cost: $10 for workbook

a meal. Offering a safe environment to share life together while

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 to 12; must

building trust and understanding. Contact Linda at


H.E.A.R.T | Post Abortion Support for meeting date and time.

Contact: Melinda or Larry,

Category: Healing

This group is designed to bring education, hope, support, and prayer

Contact: Liz Gee,

to friends and family members of addicts. If someone you love is

A 7-week support group for women who have suffered the trauma

suffering from any type of addiction, please join us. It’s okay to get

of abortion. Many women have found hope and healing through this

the help YOU need while we pray they are willing to get the help that

group. Please contact Liz for details.

Mercy & Justice Orphan Care & Anti-Human Trafficking

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.

Contact: Diane Bauman,

Circle of Grace Group

Please contact Diane if you would like to receive updates and ways

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm

to help with our Orphan Care Ministry and our efforts to end human

Category: Relationships


Contact: Linda Parker,

Support for Life

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

Grace//Truth 1.0

How to Resolve Conflicts Peacefully at Home and Work

180 Men’s Recovery Group

explore their relationship with Christ in a loving, biblically-faithful

Next session begins Thursday, May 2, 6:30-9pm

Tuesday, May 7, 6-9pm

environment. Discussions are focused around books, videos, and

Cost: $8 (includes book and materials)

Please note: These are stand-alone classes

other resources.

Contact: Linda Parker,

Vineyard Community Center

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

Category: Relationships

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

Childcare: No Childcare Provided

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


practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward

Cost: $5 for materials

sexual and gender minorities. This group is open for anyone who has

Contact: Ron Mead,

taken Membership 101.

Are you stressed by unresolved conflicts with your family members,

Mondays, 7-9pm Category: Addictions Contact: John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or 180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness. This ministry is open to all men. We emphasize both the healing power of God and the personal responsibility of men to pursue purity. We include worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring, and healing prayer.

All Things New Category: Healing Contact/Register: Support for Life, Cost: $15 per person (includes book and workbook) The purpose of this 8-week group is to create a safe place for women with past sexual abuse to share their stories and receive further healing. We will go through Nicole Bromley’s book HUSH and SOAR workbook. Registration and books for a nominal fee are required for participation. Pre-registration is required.

Circle of Hope Group Category: Relationships Contact/Register: Sue, A confidential group for women with unwanted same sex attraction (SSA). Our discussions focus on topics presented via video as well as personal experience. The goal is to discover how God is working in

THEY need!

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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

each other. Please contact Sue for more information.

1st Tuesdays of every month, except January, July,

Circle of Love Group

and September, 7–9pm, Cooper Road Campus Category: Relationships

1st Monday of the month, 7-9pm

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1-12; must

Category: Relationships


Contact: Linda Parker,

Register for childcare:

This confidential group meets to offer hope, support, prayers,

Register: Kris Garwood,, 614.259.5472

and resources to those affected by same-sex attraction. This group i

This group allows grandparents to share the joys and the struggles

s primarily for parents and friends of people with same-sex

of parenting again with those who understand. Speakers address

attraction but is also open to those who experience it. In an

relevant topics.

friends and colleagues? Do you have trouble forgiving others? This one-time, stand-alone workshop might be for you! You will learn how to use conflicts as opportunities to bring glory to God; grow to be more like Jesus, help others grow and strengthen your relationships. You will gain proven conflict resolution and reconciliation skills. Ron has conducted conflict resolution workshops for churches, government agencies, colleges and Wycliffe Bible Translators. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (New International Version, Matthew 5:9)

environment of grace and truth, we seek to share experiences and help all to love each other well. Please contact Linda Parker to confirm meeting date. 12

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How to Strengthen & Deepen Your Relationships/ Relational Needs

Loving Someone with Mental Illness

Redefining Christ

Understanding Life and Conflict God's Way

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7–9pm, Cooper Road Campus

Tuesdays, 6-8pm (8 weeks)

Beginning Wednesday, April 24 (8 weeks), 7-9pm

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30-9pm

Category: Relationships

Next session begins Tuesday, April 2

Category: Healing

Please note: These are stand-alone classes

Contact: Karen Twinem, 614.439.8475

Category: Healing

Contact: Walt,

Vineyard Community Center

This is a support group for families and friends of people with mental

Contact: Gina Harding at

Life and conflict go hand in hand; it's woven into the human fabric

Category: Relationships

illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline

This closed, cyclical co-ed support group is for women and men who

of each individual. Yet, many do not understand the dynamics of life

Childcare: No Childcare Provided

personality disorder, etc.). Each meeting includes a short teaching,

have come from a high control or cult background and now desire a

and conflict from a biblical point of view as they live life with their


discussion, and prayer.

close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is not a theological

spouse, family, and interact daily with people. Where does conflict

debate group. Our purpose is to support these women and men and

in life come from, and how can we resolve conflict so we can live

come alongside them. Our goal is to springboard into a praying small

in peace with God, ourselves, and others? Come and equip yourself

group for further discipleship. No participants may join after the first

biblically in understanding how to live life as we look into what God

class has begun, and preregistration is required. Each meeting will

has to say about these basic yet misunderstood issues of life.

Cost: $5 for materials Contact: Ron Mead, In John 13:34, God commanded us to “love each other, just as I have loved you.” Many of us want to love others, but don’t always know how. In this practical, interactive workshop, you will learn how these intimacy (love) needs can be met. When you apply them, your relationships will strengthen and deepen. You will begin to experience wonderful blessings in your close relationships. Your instructor has taught interpersonal communication classes for

MOM: Moms of the Military 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm Category: Healing Contact: Lynn Getz,

Unequally Yoked: Healing the Loneliness in Your Marriage

military. In this group, we will study the Bible, pray together, and

Roots (Men)

2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

support each other as our loved ones serve our country.

Thursdays, 7:30-9pm, Vineyard Community Center

Category: Relationships

Category: Addiction

Childcare: $5/child or $10/family each week (for ages 1 to 12; must

Contact: Tom, or Support for Life, 614.259.5289



Contact: Laurel, or 614.886.1749

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

We are a group of married women who feel alone in our Christian

addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, work, or anything

walk with our husbands. Please come and join us as we support one

else that keeps you from experiencing the abundant life God wants

another, pray for our husbands, fellowship, and become Sisters in our

for you. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift each other up,

Journey as we walk together with Christ as our ‘First Love’.

spouses, or any woman who has someone they love serving in the

government agencies, churches, and colleges.

Not Alone: Healing from Sexual Abuse for Men

I Am Not My Hair

Category: Healing

Beginning Monday, April 29, 6:30-8:30pm (five weeks) (not meeting Memorial Day, Monday, May 27) Contact: Crystal Allen, 614.410.1313 or Who does God say that I am? In whose image am I made? Am I still beautiful without my hair? Society says our hair should look like the actresses on hair model commercials and the overall image they portray…but I’ve lost my hair. Am I less of a person without it? There has to be more to me than just my hair. "I Am Not My Hair" is a 5 week support group for women who are experiencing various forms of hair loss. It is designed to help you gain confidence and self-esteem and see yourself as God sees you—as MORE than just your hair.

Life Support Mentoring Cooper Road Campus Application: Contact: Support for Life, 614.259.5289 or 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. Our volunteer Life Support Mentors come alongside people in difficult seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth in a one–on–one, non–clinical environment on a short-term basis. They provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance. Interested in becoming a Life Support Mentor? See p. 23.

include worship and teaching, but the main focus will be on sharing and prayer. Please contact Gina for more info and to register.

Moms of the Military is a Christ-centered support group for moms,

Contact: Chris at Beginning date: TBD, please contact Chris for more information 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.

One Minded in Christ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7-9pm, Cooper Road Campus Category: Healing Contact: Angela Fontanini, 614.943.4588 or 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.

Rebuild & Restore Category: Healing Beginning Thursdays, May 9-June 27, 7-9pm, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Angel at "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

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

With God’s Grace & Dignity

Christian to attend. We are here to walk through recovery with you!

2nd Wednesday of the month, April–October, 7-9pm

Roots (Women)

Contact: Francine for online invite

Mondays, 4-5:30pm, 5th Ave. Food Pantry

Category: Healing

181 E 5th Ave, Columbus, 43201

This group is for women who suffer from Fibromyalgia, Lupus,

Category: Addiction

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Type 1 Diabetes, or any number

Contact: Shelly Moss or Debi Evans,

of other autoimmune diseases. What you are going through is real,

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

and is often misunderstood by friends, family members, and even

women. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift each other up,

doctors! Come and join us as we share resources, discuss scriptural

and find hope and healing as we walk with Jesus one day at a time.

topics for encouragement, and support and pray for each other.

Although we are a Biblically based group, you do not need to be a

Online Support Group

Christian to attend. We are here to walk through recovery with you!

Vineyard Community Center

Sister Sister

Vineyard Job Club

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7–9pm

Tuesdays, 9:30-11am, Vineyard Community Center

Category: Healing

Visit: (weekly updates)

Contact: Elizabeth, 614.397.7764 or

Contact: Paul Nicholson, or 614.832.0471

We are a group of women who have all survived multiple tragic

Participants in this group will share experiences of their job search

events and can help other women as we share as sisters in Christ.

and discuss challenges, strategies, and resources. The job club

We focus on outreach and discipleship, studying God’s Word,

meets weekly for 90 minutes where we'll share job leads, receive

worshiping, and prayer.

group support, guidance, and career developer feedback followed

why. We just know we don't seem to be living that rich and satisfying

Sisters of Sarah

life Scripture speaks of. In this 9 week class, we will partner with

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

the Holy Spirit to look beneath the surface at what's really going

Category: Loss

on, become familiar with some of the tools and resources God has

Contact: Melissa,, 614.353.1792 or

given, and begin to employ them to rebuild and restore the life Jesus

Jeannine,, 614.578.7094

came to give. This group is closed after the second week, and space

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

is limited.

the hardship of primary or secondary infertility. We have a time of

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.

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SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT 12-for-12 Spiritual Formation Groups Application: Contact: 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.

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

Meeting God 302: Discerning God’s Voice Sunday, June 16, 2:30-4:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

12-for-12 groups are designed for people who regularly lead or serve

Prerequisite: Meeting God 301

in the church, and who want to build spiritual ballast into their lives

Contact: Diane Bailey,

in keeping with the ways they are giving themselves away – groups

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

are designed not to interfere with existing commitments.

Registration: Required for childcare only by Monday June 3, at

*Group membership is by application only*

Groups starting during the first trimester of 2019 will be posted in

You will learn practical ways God spoke to his people in the Bible

December 2018.

and today. You will also practice methods to sharpen your ability to

Deaf Ministry Events

discern his voice.

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

Meeting God 303: Power Healing and Evangelism

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

Sunday, May 19, 2:30-4:30pm, Cooper Road Campus

Contact: Angela Moore,

Prerequisite: Meeting God 301

The Vineyard Columbus Cooper Road Worship Service is interpreted

Contact: Diane Bailey,

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

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

Decision Prayer Team Training Saturday, June 22, 7:30-8:00pm, Cooper Road Campus Sunday, June 23, 10:30-11:00am, Cooper Road Campus Sunday, June 23, 1:00-1:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Prerequisite: Must currently be serving on the Prayer Ministry Team. No registration needed or childcare provided.

Registration: Required for childcare only by Thursday, May 16, at 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 304

If you are currently on the Cooper Prayer Ministry Team and you

Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-9pm, Cooper Road Campus

would like to be trained to pray for those who stand to accept

Prerequisite: Meeting God 301

Christ during weekend services, please plan to attend just one of

Contact: Diane Bailey,

the brief training sessions after services listed above. This class is a

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

requirement to be on our Decision Prayer Team at our Cooper Road

Registration: Required for childcare only by Monday June 3, at


Holy Spirit Encounter Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:30 pm, Cooper Road, Chapel Childcare: Available for ages 1-12 ($5/child or $10/family) Registration: Only required for childcare (please register online by Monday, May 20) Contact: Diane Bailey,

Did you know that in Biblical times, the “heart” didn’t just refer to one’s emotions but to their mind and will, as well? Join us to learn how to pray for people who need healing or growth in these areas in order to experience spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Class will include both lecture and practice time. And who knows—you might experience some healing yourself!

Join us for Encounter. Encounter is a time of worship, prayer and

Open Prayer for Healing Sessions

seeking more of the Holy Spirit together. Pastor Shane Huey will be

Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9-11am, Cooper Road Campus

leading our Encounter for May.

Contact: Kerry Davis, Open to anyone with a need for physical, emotional or deliverance healing prayer. The Open Prayer for Healing sessions are held at the Cooper Road campus. No appointment needed. Sessions end at 11am, so please allow enough time for the prayer team to effectively pray for you.


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The Bible, Forgiveness & the Death Penalty

Mother’s Appreciation Tea | East Campus

Noche de Adoración de La Viña

Sunday, May 5, 4-6pm, Cooper Road Campus

Saturday, May 18, 11am–1pm, East Campus

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

Contact: Denise Birkoff,

Childcare: Available for ages 1-9 ($5 per family), older children are

Childcare: Hay cuidado de niños.

You won’t want to miss this! Bill Pelke will be Rich’s guest on stage

welcome at the tea

Contact: Danalys Castro,

for the “Overcomers” series during our services on May 4 & 5. Bill

Contact: (childcare)

Una noche de alabanza extendida, y encuentro con el Espíritu Santo

talks about moving “from violence to healing” and the healing power

Cost: General admission seats are $10 per person. VIP tables of 8

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

of forgiveness in the aftermath of the murder of his grandmother,

seats each are available for $120 per table. They are the best seats in

de oración.

which resulted in a 15-year-old girl being sent to Indiana’s death

the house for the entertainment.

row. On Sunday, May 5 from 4pm to 6pm, Bill will be joined by

Register: Required for childcare

Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., executive director of the Ohio Council of

Contact: Jamie Frisbey, or

Churches whose sister's murder remains unsolved, Kwame Ajamu



(formerly Ronnie Bridgeman), who was exonerated nearly 40

A time of fellowship and fun for ladies of all ages! A traditional tea,

years after being sent to Ohio’s death row, and organizer Abraham

with a full meal served tableside, including gluten free options.

Leviticus:A Framework for the Journey

Bonowitz for a panel discussion in which they will share how their

Dessert is also included, along with tea service and lemonade. The

personal experiences intersect with their understanding of the bible,

meal will be served promptly at 11am. Following lunch, we have

forgiveness and the death penalty.

LIVE entertainment, plus an inspirational speaker. There will be door

Vineyard Institute Learn more: Vineyard Institute exists as a global education provider to equip the

prizes and a Fierce and Fabulous Hat Contest! This is our second annual event and it promises to be even better than the blast we had last year!

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


whether that calling is as a disciple in the workplace and community,

Serve in Prayer

a parent, a small group leader, ministry worker, missionary, churchplanter or a pastor.

Art Ministry Invitation to VC Artists for North Hall Gallery Exhibits 2019 Contact: Holly Messerall, 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.

Contact: Klodiana Tedesco, or There are many ways you can serve in prayer at Lane Avenue Campus. For more info, contact Klodiana.


La Viña | Service Sundays, 11:30am, in the Chapel, Cooper Road Campus Contact: Irene Casale–Petrarca, 614.256.5254 or

An extended worship night, and encounter with the Holy Spirit through worship, prophetic words, and ministry time.

Mondays, April 29-May 20, 7-8:15pm, Sawmill Campus Contact: Myra, Childcare: Not Available Leviticus doesn’t make much sense to 21st century ears. It feels old, odd, and downright useless to one's faith in Christ. Some of you have tried reading the bible through in a year and you eventually bump into the book. And this is where the wheels fall off for many people trying to make it from Genesis to Revelation. This can be a difficult book to navigate and leaves one with all sorts of questions: What’s with all the sacrifices? What’s the point of the clean and unclean? As a follower of Christ, why even bother reading this outdated book? In these four sessions, Pastor Scott Engebretson will teach how the book of Leviticus fits into the whole Old Testament, how it provides a framework for the continuing journey of the Israelites, and finally how this books shapes our understanding of God, our role of Christ followers, and provides a framework for the Christian’s journey as well. After these sessions, Leviticus may still feel odd, but you’ll understand the book in a new way. Come join us!


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

1st Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm, Sawmill Campus

at Cooper Road. We serve the Hispanic community of Columbus,

Contact: Dustin Jasinski,

Vineyard Artist Community

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

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

Contact: Holly Messerall,

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

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

If you are interested in connecting with other artists in the VC art

are welcome as you are!

for special needs, congregational leaders, and programs.

La Viña | Servicio en Español

ministry, please contact Holly Messerall for more information.


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

Women in Leadership: What Does the Bible Really Say?

Cooper Road Campus

Saturdays, May 11 & 18, 9-10:30am, Sawmill Campus


Para más información, contactar a Irene Casale–Petrarca,

Contact: Myra Gaiters,

English as a Second Language

614.259.5254 o

Some Christians think the Bible forbids women leading in church.

La Viña es un servicio completamente en Español y nos reunimos

Is that really true? This two-week class by Retired Pastor of Adult

en la capilla (Chapel) en Cooper Road. Nuestra visión es servir a la

Education John Cook addresses 1 Corinthians, 1 Timothy, Genesis 1-3

comunidad de Columbus, presentándoles el amor de Jesús y ver sus

and other passages. You’ll learn that, properly understood, God’s

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

Word does not prohibit women from leading in the church. Join us

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

for a fascinating biblical study on how and why biblical texts on this


important topic are so often misunderstood.

Wednesdays, through May 22, 7pm, East Campus Childcare: not available Cost: Free unless you want to purchase the book Contact: Paula Madison, Our teachers are eager to meet with those Internationals on the East side of the city who desire to learn English as a second language. We are ready to greet you with smiles and look forward to getting to know you through this program.


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Community Life

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities



Midpoint | Onsite Small Group

Contact: Jeff Baker, or 614.259.5323

Contact: Diane Weiant,

We minister to men during worship services at multiple facilities.

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

Volunteer with worship, prayer team, or help at the service.

prison, contact Diane Weiant.

Delaware County Jail: 1–2 Saturdays/month, 10–11:30am

Thursdays, May 2-June 13, 6:30-8:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Childcare: $5/child and $10/family (must register online) Learn more: Contact: Adrienne Ash,

• One day a week, 2-3 hours anytime from 12-5pm, TuesdaysFridays • Two Saturdays or Sundays per month, serve as a cashier for the 15 minutes before and the 20 minutes after the service you attend

Training for Prison Basics Saturday, July 13, 9am-12pm, Cooper Road Campus

If you want to participate in our campaign, and would prefer a group

• Cooper Road Library volunteer: Volunteer once a week restocking

that meets at the church rather than in a home, then Midpoint is the

books, contacting those who have overdue books and adding new

This training is the first step in a basic understanding of the culture,

place for you! Each gathering will consist of The Story Continues


rules of the institutions and how we build a bridge of friendship in

video teaching, table discussion, fellowship, and prayer. There will

• Volunteer with Printing: We have bought a direct to garment

Contact/Register: Diane,

the context of prison. If you are interested in this transformative

Franklin County Jail: 3rd Saturdays, 8–10:30am Jackson Pike: 3rd Saturdays, 6:45–8:45pm Contact: Scott Osborn, 740.244.6528 or Franklin County Jail: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8–10:30am Contact: John, 614.578.8371 or

be tables designated for Singles Ministry as well as other interests.

printer to help promote Christ and our Church. If you would like to

area of ministry, please contact Diane Weiant for more information

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project

Childcare is limited and registration for childcare is required at

help with garment choices, garment printing and displaying.

or to register.

Days and times vary (One day every three months)


Prison Ministry Gathering

Saturday, May 4 from 9am-2pm, Cooper Road Campus

Career Ministry Volunteers

Contact/Register: Diane,

Contact: or 614.259.5358

Contact: Kent Irwin,

This event usually is a follow up to Prison Basics Training which we

Leader Training 1 is an introductory class to become a small group

The Career Ministry needs new volunteers to serve in different roles

hope to reschedule as soon as possible. Even though we are in a

leader at Vineyard Columbus. If you’ve recently HOSTed a small

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

transition time in the ministry, we warmly invite you to this meeting

group and want to continue or you’re new to leading an existing

networking pro, workplace navigator, and liaison between searchers

if you have any interest in prison ministry! This gathering will offer

Vineyard Columbus small group, this is your next step. Leader

and job providers.

an opportunity to ask any questions you might have and hear what

Small Group: Leader Training 1

Training 1 will give you the basic tools you need to keep up the good work God is doing in you and your group. Must attend both sessions for credit.


Communications Volunteer with Communications Contact:

Saturday, June 15, 9:30-11:30am, Cooper Road Campus

some of your next steps would be, depending on where you are in this process. You will also be able to have conversations with volunteers currently serving in the ministry to help you determine the Lord’s leading and enjoy some pastry and a cup of coffee too!

Our Communications department is looking for talented creatives


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

that would like to use their talents to reach our church community.

opportunities, check out the list of volunteer opportunities at

If you are passionate about story-telling, we’d love to meet you. If

Contact: Diane Weiant,, or stop by the Ministry Counter in

you’re interested, please contact us using the email above.

the Main Lobby at our Cooper Road Campus.

There are different ministry opportunities for women to serve at the Ohio reformatory for Women, Franklin Medical Center-Zone A and

Community Life

the Franklin County Jail.

Bookstore & Library

Alpha Leader Training

Audio Master Volunteer Opportunities

Alpha counter.

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

Contact: Jeff Baker,

Are you interested in serving with our Alpha team for one of our

Days and times vary (2 hours every other month)

We are seeking a volunteer to curate the cassette master tapes

upcoming Alpha courses? Please contact us for more information

Contact: Diane Weiant,

from the past 30 years. The schedule for this volunteer opportunity

and to register!

Volunteers record incarcerated parents reading to their children,

is flexible.

Attention Small Group Leaders & HOSTs

Bookstore | Meet the Author


Contact: Diane Bauman,

Register/Contact: or sign up at the

then we wrap the books and CDs and send them to the children. We need both men and women for this program. The AMSB wrapping group meets every 3rd Monday at the church from 6-8pm. Training is

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

FOOD PANTRY OPPORTUNITIES Our church has two food pantries that serve the community of Columbus. Please contact Diane Weiant, 614.259.5441 or, for important information about each location before serving. Children ages 7+ are welcome with parents. Opportunities to Serve: • 5th Avenue Food Pantry 181 East 5th Avenue Saturdays Only Free breakfast starts at 8am, food orders given out from 9:30-11:30am. Small groups of 10-15 need to be scheduled to serve at this pantry. Carpool if possible, parking is limited. • Northside Food Pantry 4664 Cleveland Avenue 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. Small groups do not need to schedule at this location but please contact Diane Weiant for an info sheet. • Kitchen Anchor Adult Volunteers

Contact: Jeff Baker,

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

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

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

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

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

Franklin Medical Center Parenting Class Volunteers

meet you!

to make hosting easier? Check out—a website

Contact: Diane Weiant,

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

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

We would like to offer parenting classes for pregnant moms at the

have questions, write us at

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

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

busy, but fun! Training is available.

Community Outreach


Northside Food Pantry, 4664 Cleveland Avenue Saturday mornings, once or twice a month, 7am-1pm We are looking for volunteers to help set up the kitchen and

materials and necessary training.

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• Monday Night Church Mondays, 6pm 5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or 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. • Check-in Volunteers

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

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


5th Avenue Food Pantry, 181 East 5th Avenue


Contact: Chris Blosser,

We are looking for volunteers year-round to help tend our

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

downtown garden at 1455 N. 4th St. in the Short North area where

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

produce is grown and then donated to our 5th Avenue food pantry.

email Chris Blosser, our pantry manager, and talk with him about

We have experienced gardeners who oversee this project and there

this opportunity to serve.

are year-round opportunities.

Sensory Break Room/Buddy Connection

Video, Audio, & Lighting Support

Contact: Christy Smith, 614.374.4859 or

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus


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

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

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

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

Jesus loves them, maybe they can meet Jesus through your

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

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

us to start making a difference in your church.

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

Outreach & Connect

Special Needs Intervention Support Team

Care Caller Ministry

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

Contact: Denise Birkhoff, or


If you have training in behavior intervention, special education,

We need your help! If you’d like a behind the scenes ministry you can

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

do from home, on your own schedule, please consider joining Care

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

Callers. We connect with and pray for our Vineyard family through

extra help.

phone calls. Our goal is to call every member of the church in the


next 18 months. This is a one year commitment.

Support for Life

Contact: Jenney, 614.259.5370 or

Outreach Call Ministry

Become a Life Support Mentor

We are looking for licensed barbers to offer free haircuts for 2–4

Contact: Kerry Davis,

Contact: or

hours at our pantry locations on Saturday mornings and licensed

Contact Jenney Rice to sign up for our prayer newsletter and

Do you like to talk and make people feel welcomed? Each week we


cosmetologists to volunteer services at our Northside pantry.

intercede for this ministry area.

call people that turned in a connect card or a decision prayer card

Application: available at

during one of the weekend services. We welcome them, and give

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

them information about ways they can get connected and upcoming

term basis to provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement,

events they can attend. We want them to know that in our large

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

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

support and healing during a difficult life season or situation that

from your home or the church.

has resulted in growth and freedom, you may wish to help others by

• Licensed Barbers and Cosmetologists Contact: Diane Weiant, 614.259.5441 or

• Pantry Drivers & Donation Pick-up Helpers Contact: Diane Weiant, 614.259.5441 or

Deaf Ministry


Deaf Ministry Service Opportunities

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

Contact: Angela Moore,

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

We need skilled volunteer ASL interpreters to sign for adults and

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

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

Security Ministry

We are currently looking for leaders for the following subjects:

Early Childhood

Medical Response Team

• Female or male victims of domestic violence

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

Early Childhood Worship Ministry Contact: Pam White,


Homeless Wednesday Night Outreach Contact: Diane Weiant, 614.259.5441 or Help us bring food and supplies to the homeless living outdoors.

Share your love for Jesus with children through music! Our Early Childhood ministry is in need of musicians to lead children in worship once a month during our weekend services.

Global Café

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

Global Café Volunteers

small group or individually. Groups must be scheduled through Diane


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

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

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

family of believers who get to experience God through service and

cost. Just email for details!

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

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

scratch food connects the community with the love of Christ.

Health Clinics

Contact: Diane Weiant, 614.259.5441 or

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers


Contact: Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or

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

Great outreach for the kids too!

Current opportunities available for doctors, chiropractors, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and prayer team members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer teams).


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providing similar support on a one-on-one basis.

Contact: Jason Pierce, or 614.625.6216 We are looking for volunteers to help with medical emergencies that

• Parents of children/teens on the autism spectrum • Caretakers of the elderly or those with a disability

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

Become a Support for Life Group Leader

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

Contact/Register: or

interested in learning more, please contact Jason Pierce.

614.259.5472 Application: available at

Special Needs

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

Bridge Builders

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

environment for those who are struggling to experience the love

Contact: (children/middle schoolers)

support and healing during a difficult life season or situation that

Contact: Amanda Fessehazion,

has resulted in growth and freedom, you can help others by leading a (teens/adults)

group related to the same issue.

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

We are currently looking for leaders for the following subjects:

part of our church community.

• Parents of children/teens on the autism spectrum

Body Builders Class (Special Needs) Sundays, 9am, Cooper Road Campus

• Female or male victims of domestic violence • Caretakers of the elderly or those with a disability

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VC International Teams & Ministries Cross Cultural Friendships Contact: Carli Snyder, Throughout scripture it is evident that God loved the foreigner, and calls his people to love them, too. If you love meeting new people,

Contact: Estera Pirosca, Visit: (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

VC Students VC Students Small Groups & Weekend Services Leaders

Volunteer with After-School Program: Middle and High School Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, September-April Contact:

Middle School Contact: Michael Doom,

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help our middle and

614.259.5517 or

high schoolers with academics. But more importantly, we are looking

High School Contact: Santos Chaparro,

for volunteers willing to spend time with our students. Volunteering

and you would enjoy coming alongside a refugee in their transition

Contact: Tiria,

614.259.5404 or

with our program is a great opportunity for mentorship. We would

to Western culture, please contact Carli Snyder for more information

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

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

love to have you on our team.

on how to serve our local refugee population through the gift of

and distribute food at our Friday night Bible study when students

Weekend Services. Training is provided.

cross-cultural friendship.

and volunteers share a meal together.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteers Contact: Jackie Williams, We are seeking volunteers to serve in the following areas for or Summer ESL classes (June 17-July): Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10–11:30am (Cooper) Tuesdays, 7pm–9pm (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,

• Small Group Outreach for International Friendships Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or Sign up: IFI has opportunities for small groups to help “reach the world” together including prayer, preparing food for a Bible study,

Contact: Dotty Christensen, working, or want to give gifts, of time or money, then missionary

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

Family ESL and Recreation Summer Program Tuesday, June 18–July 30, 6:30–9pm Vineyard Community Center Contact: Jackie Williams, or 614.259.5369 We need your help serving entire international families from toddlers

We are looking for volunteers for our summer program for our


elementary and middle school aged children. We are looking for

Contact Vineyard Columbus Artists if you are a member of the church

helpers who will assist our facilitators with tasks in the classroom

and interested in teaching an arts or crafts class.

during the summer or volunteers with specific passions who would


ESL classes.

• Conversation Table Leader: We have a vibrant ESL program and

Artists Needed

furniture sale.

If you enjoy hospitality, encouraging others, hearing how God is

Contact: John Olver,

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, June/July

Artists Small Group

Missions Care Team

VCC Summer Volunteers

Vineyard Community Center

making welcome bags, greeting new students, and hosting a used

we need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening

Fridays, 9-10am


like to partner with our facilitators in teaching our children new and exciting things.

Come with ideas to share and plan a course of growth beginning

One Child One Community: Adopt A School

with a book study. All artists are welcome. Send us an email if you're

Contact: Gregg Hay, 614.259.5462 or

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

care is for you!

Coaches and Referees Needed for Vineyard Athletics!

Child One Community needs groups to partner with us to support

Refugee Ministry Opportunities

Contact: Jerome Smith, 614.259.5395 or

contact Anna Fullen.

• Cross Cultural Friendships

Columbus schools. For more info on how your group can serve,


Contact: Carli Snyder,

Help with our Youth Basketball, Cheerleading, or NFL Flag Football

Throughout scripture it is evident that God loved the foreigner,

leagues. We need coaches and referees for grades K-6.

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

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: Volunteers

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

Contact: Carol Achmoody, 614.259.5512 or

Cooper Road Campus, Multi-Purpose Room

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

Current opportunities available for doctors, chiropractors, nurse

the Kidz Quest welcome center

practitioners, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and prayer team

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

members (Meeting God 301 required for prayer teams).

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

people, and you would enjoy coming alongside a refugee in their transition to Western culture, please contact Carli Snyder for more information on how to serve our local refugee population through the gift of cross-cultural friendship. • Drop-in Center

Be an AWANA Leader!

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

to older adults in an educational and recreational summer program!

Wednesdays, 3-5pm

You can serve in a variety of ways and settings during these 7 weeks.

Contact: Carli Snyder,

No matter what you do, it will be an incredibly fun and amazing

This drop-in center is located at our Vineyard ministry apartment.

Volunteers for Assisting Dance & Gymnastic Instructor Needed

way to connect with and serve people from other cultures. Please

On a typical day volunteers will be making phone calls (contacting

Vineyard Community Center

contact us for more information on how you can help!

doctors/schools/utility companies/etc.), reading mail, doing

Contact: Kathy Miller,

research on the computer, and helping refugee families navigate

The dance and gymnastics program is looking for people to volunteer

Kids’ Worship: Campus Volunteer Recruitment

International Friendships (IFI)

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.

tasks related to daily life and our government systems. Volunteers

and serve in supporting our instructors. Previous experience with

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

Contact: Jessica Burchett, 740.816.6518 or

need to be flexible, able to multi-task, and have basic computer

dance and/or gymnastics is appreciated. If you are interested, please

Each campus handles kids’ worship differently and needs people

skills. Contact Carli Snyder for more details.

contact Kathy Miller at

who want to help kids connect to God through the worship arts. No

International Friendships (IFI) partners with Vineyard Columbus to promote friendships and show hospitality to international students

• Tutoring

Volunteer with After-School Program: K-5

need to play an instrument! We offer training, materials, and include you in a rotation.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, September-April

Contact: Andrea Tawney,


Kidz Quest Leaders

We’re looking for committed volunteers to tutor refugee and


We are looking for volunteers for our after school program for our

Application: Pick up one at the children’s info desk

immigrant children on a weekly basis for the Winter school

Become a conversation partner and help students practice

elementary aged children. We are looking for helpers, who will assist

Contact: Mike Szlapak, 614.259.5317

semester. Come join the fun! Volunteers are required to complete

our facilitators with tasks in the classrooms once a week throughout

Jesus said that if we are to inherit the kingdom of God we need to

English, learn about American culture, and more. Individuals and

an application, attend a training, and consent to a background

the school year. We are looking for reading buddies to spend 30

humble ourselves as little children. If this is true, why don’t we hang

families can meet with an international student or couple monthly

check. Please contact Andrea Tawney for more information and a

minutes with a specific child every week, reading together and

with kids more often to learn to be like them? We have opportunities

for a meal or activity.

volunteer application.

building relationships. We are also looking for homework helpers to

this summer and also starting in September.

at OSU. • IFI English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner


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

Worship Arts

Aunt Mary’s Story Book Project: Donations (Prison Ministries)

Planned Giving

Value Life Donations

Contact: Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 or


Contact: Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or

• Bottles: Any brand or size, gently used is acceptable

If you would like to discuss estate planning, contact Kent Irwin.

• Diapers: We accept all sizes. Our most needed sizes are 1, 4, 5 & 6

Our women’s prison ministry offers a program to incarcerated

Project Venezuela

moms that enables them to record themselves reading a book to their children. We wrap the CD and book to send to the children. We accept donations of new children's books. Drop off in bins at entrances and label “Aunt Mary’s.”

Contact: Irene Casale,, 614.259.5254 Due to the severe economic crisis and political upheaval in Venezuela, there is a severe shortage of food, medicine and other

Automobile Donations

basic needs. We want to offer some relief to this country by sending

Contact: Mandi, 614.259.5384

some of these necessary items. There will be designated containers

Donations of all kinds of cars are accepted, and we provide a receipt

at the entrance of the church where you can donate items to

for tax purposes. Well-maintained cars or small/medium-sized SUVs

‘Project Venezuela’ for the next several months. These items will

are provided to a person or family. High mileage cars are okay in fairly

then be send to Venezuelan churches that can distribute them to the

good condition. We sell cars in poor condition and use the funds for

populations in greatest need. Please consider participating in this

Join the Choir at Vineyard Columbus

this ministry.

demonstration of God’s love. Please do not bring glass items.


Dance & Gymnastics Clothes & Shoes

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

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.

Vineyard Community Center, Hospitality Desk Contact: Kathy Miller, The dance and gymnastics program is looking for people to donate

Other Opportunities

gently used dance and gymnastics leotards, tights, and costumes.

Car Ministry

Child through Large Adult. Thank you for your generous donation!

Contact: Jeff, Do you work in the auto industry doing mechanical or auto body work? If so, we are looking to develop a car ministry and would love

In addition, tap, ballet, and jazz shoes are appreciated. Sizes X-Small Please drop off at the Vineyard Community Center – Hospitality Desk (Labeled: Kathy Miller)

for you to participate!

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

Baker’s Delight

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

Contact: Mia Byrne, 614.751.5083 or

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

Calling all who loves to bake and have the heart to serve! We bake for

at the church entrances and clearly mark the bag for men’s prison

the food pantry, Membership 101, single moms, women’s ministry


events, LaVina, children’s volunteers, nursing homes, and others.

Proyecto Esperanza Venezuela Contacto: Irene Casale, 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

giving by visiting You can also TEXT your

necesidad como ancianatos y personas de bajos recursos. Por favor

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

amount to 614.333.0330 and follow the prompts. For more info,

considere participar en esta gran demostración de amor por nuestros

computer program to access public benefits like food stamps,

contact our Finance department.

hermanos Venezolanos. Por favor no botellas de vidrio.

Pantry Donations (Community Outreach)

Alimentos No perecedos: arroz, azúcar, pastas, granos secos, harina

We assist an organization that works with victims of human

also love these in travel size! Please drop off in the metal bins at our

trafficking by providing the following items: nail polish, face wash,

Cooper Road campus or the designated location at the campus you

body wash, body lotion, hand sanitizer, Dove soap , facial/skin

attend. We appreciate your generosity.

care gift sets, journals, deodorant, lip balm, restaurant gift cards

BUT we need your help to collect any color of infant quality yarn for

conditioner, deodorant


razors/shaving cream, lotions and toothpaste/toothbrushes. We

opportunity! The women in the prison will crochet the baby blankets

baby food, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo,

las cuales distribuirán las donaciones a las poblaciones de mayor

Contact: Nicole,

Vineyard’s Value Life ministry and we are truly excited to have this

Hygiene: Vitamins (adult & child), diapers, wipes, infant formula,

Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors Needed

collect the following: deodorants, 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner,

Reformatory for Women to make 25 crocheted baby blankets for


estaremos enviando estas donaciones a Iglesias en Venezuela

Anti-Human Trafficking

Our ministry has received an offer from the ladies at the Ohio

sardines, canned beans, tuna, canned meat, vegetable cans, jell-o,

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

to focus on these items from May to September. Please helps us

Yarn Donations Needed for Baby Blankets

Community Outreach metal bins to the attention of Tiffany Fluellen.

Our pantries are in need of personal care items and we would like

Lobby—Value Life Donations containers.

powdered milk, vegetable or canola oil, peanut butter, jelly, crackers,

podrán colocar sus donaciones en los próximos meses. Nosotros

G I V E & D O N AT E

and 24/2T. We appreciate your giving! Please drop off in the Ministry Center

them to use! Drop your donations of yarn bagged and marked in the

Contact: 614.259.5443 or

Medicaid, free tax filing, etc.

needed sizes are Newborn, 0-3 months, 12 months, 12-18 months

Non-perishables: Rice, sugar, pasta, dry beans, corn or wheat flour,

zonas designadas para el “Proyecto Esperanza Venezuela”, ustedes

who are looking for outreach opportunities. Please join us!

• Clothing: We accept clothing from Newborn to 2T. Our most

Specific items needed:

Online Giving & TEXT to Give

Great serving opportunity with families, friends, and small groups

• Formula: All Gerber types, Similac Advance and Similac Isomil

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, desodorante- antiperspirante, papel higiénico

Donations for these items are items are collected on an ongoing basis at our Ministry Center and our Cooper Road Campus.


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t’s a typical Sunday morning for VineyardKids volunteers. Slowly, the group of volunteers gather in their classrooms

for a time of prayer before serving for the morning. They

The next time you see

each have their name tags around their neck, ready to

a paper bag in the hand

spend time with the children they love to serve and serve alongside the people they love.

of a child, remember

Every weekend at Vineyard Columbus, over 1,700 children

the volunteer who

attend VineyardKids and VC Students services across our

walked this child

campuses. For those children, we have over 400 volunteers who serve dutifully, in classrooms, in worship, and in

through their morning

innumerable other ways.

service. Remember

Each service with VineyardKids has worship, led by enthusiastic and fun worship leaders, as well as some

the volunteer who

student involvement. Students are part of every team in

sacrificed their time to

services. There are students leading with the worship team, on a prayer team, on the drama team--students are given

invest in our children.

real responsibility during weekend services, just like the

Remember that you

adults. There is a teaching and there’s an opportunity for children to break up into smaller groups and talk to each

could be one of those

other about the lesson, facilitated by adult leaders.

people too.

These adult leaders are like a community of their own in children’s ministry services. There are two children’s ministry leaders small groups that meet after services. There are also many, many leaders who have served in children’s ministry for years. There is a family in VineyardKids who have served for over 20 years. Our adult leaders in children’s ministry get to serve one of

Volunteers clean up the classrooms as children are picked

God’s most beloved groups--children. In their service, they

up by their parents. After everything is clean, volunteers go

get to watch children grow closer to Jesus, as well as form

home, or sometimes even go into the auditorium to attend a

their own communities. While our children’s ministry runs

church service rather than serving at one.

like a well oiled machine, it is impossible to do without the

The next time you see a paper bag in the hand of a child,

help of volunteers. While everyone is welcome in children’s

remember the volunteer who walked this child through their

ministry, we greatly need men and seniors. Both groups are

morning service. Remember the volunteer who sacrificed

largely unrepresented in children’s ministry and are needed.

their time to invest in our children. Remember that you

A lot of people also think they aren’t equipped to work with

could be one of those people too.

children. Amanda Fessehazion, before she took over the

If you are interested in volunteering with VineyardKids in

Special Needs ministry, was asked two questions to qualify

any capacity, go to

her for serving: Can you color? Can you be nice? Those are

vineyardkids/volunteer to find out more ways you can

the two really important questions about serving with


children in our church. At the end of each service, each child goes home with a

By Lizz Birkhoff

paper bag, filled with what they’ve done that morning. 28

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B O O K S TO R E 614.891.6440 M O N D AY Closed T U E S D AY 12-5pm W E D N E S D AY 12-5pm T H U R S D AY 12-5pm F R I D AY 12-5pm S AT U R D AY 5:30-8:15pm S U N D AY 8:45am-1:45pm Closed during services


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