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our vision and mission Our vision is to know God and enjoy Him forever. Our mission is to build a Christian community by making fully devoted disciples of non-religious and nominally religious people.

general information Baptism is offered the second full weekend of every month at the North Campus (except June-July due to annual picnic baptism in June). Baptism class is required and offered at the start of every service on the third full weekend of the month. Meet in North Campus Room 133. Registration is not required, please attend the class of your choice.


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there’s a place for everyone in the vineyard! study, topical studies, special interests, recreation,


worship, prayer, recovery, fellowship, and service.

children & student ministries empowering

CHILDREN KOTV Kids On The Vine (3 months-grade 5) Children’s weekend Worship Celebrations–where we show kids the love of Jesus. Includes group worship with singing and ageappropriate teaching. Check in at the KOTV desk at both campuses.

Ecuador Missionary: Ben Gonzales or North Campus Weekend Worship Celebrations: Saturday (West Auditorium) at 5 p.m. Sunday (West Auditorium) at 9 & 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

AWANA (age 3-grade 5): Helping kids to know, love, and serve Jesus through Bible lessons and Scripture memory, all while having fun! Begins Wednesday, August 22, 6:308 p.m. and runs throughout the school year. Avoid lines by registering early online! You can also pick up a form in the Welcome/Information Centers or Children's Check-in. If you have questions or want to volunteer, contact Sabrina Rancudo at 816.686.8154 or

Brighton Campus Weekend Worship Celebration: Sunday at 10 a.m. Like us on Facebook at Vineyard Church.

pastoral staff Fred Herron, Senior Pastor Brady Testorff, Youth & Young Adult Pastor Curt Bartlett, Worship Pastor Gary Heese, Pastoral Care Pastor Jeremiah Toole, Brighton Campus Worship Pastor Jim Riegel, Pastor Emeritus Kevin Townsend, Servant Evangelism & Brighton Campus Pastor Mark Duncan, Jr. High Pastor Roger Sodsod, Small Group Pastor Roger Wilson, Children’s Pastor Steve Jones, Young Adult Worship Pastor Tim Dykes, Connections & Missions Pastor Tony Wilks, Executive Pastor To contact the staff above use the first initial of the first name and their entire last Example:

KOTV (Kids On The Vine) is looking for volunteers for the following areas. Contact Lisa Kunkel for more information at 816.734.8100 or • 20 Safety Team members • 8 Sound Team members • 5 Event Team members • 4 Creative Team members • Unlimited Prayer Team members

Today's sermon: God's Subtle Presence Ruth 2:1-16

ONE CHURCH–TWO LOCATIONS North Campus: 12300 nw arrowhead trafficway Kansas city, mo 64165 o: 816.734.8100


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Brighton Campus: Hwy 152 & N Brighton (NorthGlen 14 Theatres)

Celebrate with us! August 18 & 19, 2012

JR. HIGH STUDENTS H2O (grades 6-8) Jr. High students meet for worship and interactive teaching. Check the calendar inside for times at both campuses.

we are glad god has brought you here today.

groups for all ages meet throughout the week for Bible

Communion is served the first full weekend of every month. Prayer Requests: Please let us know if you are going in the hospital, having a procedure done, or have any pastoral care needs. Please call the church office at 816.734.8100.


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JR. & SR. HIGH STUDENTS Connect Wednesday (grades 6-12) begins August 22, North Campus Room 131, 6:30-8 p.m. Youth meet for worship and small groups through the school year. Students sign up for their small group choice at Connect Wednesday. This Fall our Discipleship and Small Group options are: • Case for Christ: Investigative journalist and atheist, Lee Strobel decided to investigate Jesus for himself. He was certain his findings would bring Christianity's clear claims about Jesus tumbling down like a house of cards. He was in for the surprise of his life. Join him in his journey from skepticism to faith. • Case for Faith: Teens are on the frontlines everyday defending Christianity in a skeptical cynical world. Their friends ask tough questions. Lee Strobel provides biblically solid answers in contemporary language, with charts, illustrations, and stories that clarify abstract truths. • Family Matters: Divorce through the eyes of a teen. This group is designed to give hope and restoration to teens hurting from the changes of divorce. Back-2-School Bash & Muckfest (grades 6-12): Saturday, September 15 from 6-10 p.m. for youth and their friends. The entry fee is $10 per person. There will be games, prizes, a concert, special guests "Team Xtreme," and "The Food Fight" (please wear old clothes). Parent volunteers are needed and asked to contact Denise Bearce at 816.734.8100 or dbearce@ Save the date: Youth Winter Camp (grades 6-12): February 15-18, 2013 at Young Life's Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista, CO.

SR. HIGH STUDENTS THE ROCK (grades 9-12) ` Sr. High students meet Sunday nights, 5-6:15 p.m. in the East Auditorium for games, worship, and teaching.

frequently asked questions

I’m new here, what is my next step? You are invited to attend Pastor Connect offered after every weekend service in North Campus Room 133. One of our pastors will be on hand to visit with you and give you a Welcome Packet and a gift.

How do I join a small group? Easy. Check out the Journey Guide located in the Information Center. Contact the leader of the group you want to join or e-mail There’s a group that’s just right for you!

How do I become a member of Vineyard Church and learn what it is all about? You are invited to attend Vineyard 101 - Connecting with the Vineyard. Option 1: Saturday, October 20, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the East Auditorium, or Option 2: Two Thursdays, Oct. 18 & 25, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Register online at

How do I get prayer for something specific? A prayer team is available to pray for you after every Celebration Service in the front of the Auditorium. Prayer Request cards are available in the chair backs. Fill out the card and drop it in the offering. The pastoral staff and prayer team pray over these requests.

events and happenings at the vineyard

v o l u n t e e r m inistry opportunities

small groups

Joy Ministry is looking for high school and adult volunteers to buddy one-on-one with special needs children at KOTV on Saturdays at 5 p.m. All you need is a willing heart and love for kids. Contact Beth Jones at 816.805.2178 or

Hearts & Hands is a common-interest group for anyone interested in different types of handiwork; knitting, crocheting, tatting, cross stitch, etc. Share materials, talents, and experience over a cup of coffee. Meets the last Thursday of the month, August 30, in North Campus Room 135, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Lori Johnson at 816.529.4001 or


Food Pantry: Serve a couple of times monthly on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. to put food away and to assist families needing food. If interested contact Marge Rancudo at 816.547.9810 or Meals Ministry is looking for people who have a heart to help those who need meals because of an illness, surgery, or child birth. If you are willing to prepare and/ or deliver a prepared meal, contact Cyndi Wolfe at 816.858.2233. Contact Cyndi if you are in need of assistance or know of someone in our church who is in need. Welcome Team: We need greeters, ushers, Welcome Center volunteers, parking lot attendants, emergency responders, and security personnel. Come to one service and serve at another. Contact Tim Dykes at


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Care and Share Ministry connects people in need with those who are willing to donate. If you would like to donate; or are in need of tangible items; or to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter of items, contact Candice Cavalier at candice.cava

Recommended Reading . . . This week the Children's Pastor, Roger Wilson, recommends "Grace Based Parenting" by Tim Kimmel. It is our featured book and is available for 20% off this weekend in the Bookstore.

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Food Pantry serves 1158 individuals monthly! YOUR HELP COUNTS! We need: • Canned meat (Tuna/Chicken) • Hamburger Helper • Canned soup • Spaghetti sauce You can support the Food Pantry by donating food items or providing funds. To volunteer, contact Marge Rancudo at 816.547.9810.

Vineyard Food Pantry Garden meets Sundays in North Campus Room 135 at 4 p.m. This group's mission is to provide fresh produce for the Food Pantry. Contact Sharon Anderson at 469.766.4779 or une_perle@ claSS to

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Coffee Team: The Café is in need of volunteers for all services. Positions are available for both the coffee and espresso side. Training is provided. Contact Curt Bartlett at

church life

Get Connected! There are many ongoing Small Groups and Common-Interest Groups listed in the Journey Guide. Pick up your copy of the Journey Guide or search through the list of groups online at and get connected! Vineyard Joggers meet Saturdays in the church parking lot from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for jogging or walking on the outer church road. Routes of 2.5, 3, and 3.5 miles are mapped out for you. Contact Jason Key at 816.419.9196 or

Women's Sand Volleyball meets Fridays at Barry Platte Park, 7-8 p.m. Prior volleyball experience is not required. Contact Laura Warren at 816.506.0696 or Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is September 14-16. This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for healing for any man or woman who has struggled with emotional or spiritual pain after the choice of abortion. The retreat gives you a chance, in a nonjudgmental environment, to begin healing and experience God's love and compassion. Married couples are encouraged to attend. Participation is strictly confidential. Cost is $175 for meals, private room, and all retreat materials. Financial assistance available. Contact Kathy and Dan at 816.401.4594 or rv.north.kc@ Please visit our website at

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Harvester's Outreach is Saturday, August 25, 8-10 a.m. Harvester's and Vineyard Church will distribute a truckload of fresh food to people in need. We also provide haircuts, clothing, and children's activities. We are assisting about 328 families monthly. Visit the Info Center and pick up a list of additional items needed to help these families. Volunters are needed to serve from 7-11 a.m. Contact Denise Bearce at 734.8100.

3rd ANNUAL WOMEN'S SWAP MEET & POTLUCK SOCIAL Friday, September 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. East Auditorium Bring a new or gently used home decor item to swap and a covered dish to share. Drinks provided. Childcare provided for a fee. To reserve childcare contact Cheryl Adam at womensleadershipteam by August 24.

Mug Mob—Senior Coffee Hour meets Monday, Oct. 1, 10-11:15 a.m. in North Campus Room 130. Not meeting Sept. 3 due to the holiday. Find out what's happening at Vineyard Church! Visit the Welcome Centers or check out www.MyVCKC. com.

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September 18-November 27. Is there more to life than this? Find out. Signup online at

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Men’s Groups • Tuesday a.m. call Tim Dykes at 913.269.3434 • Thursday p.m. call Tom Turner at 816.896.5261 • Saturday a.m. call Tom Turner at 816.896.5261 • Saturday a.m. call Tim Lanzone at 429.5856 Women’s Groups • Tuesday a.m. call Dawn Bononi at 816.294.0856 • Tuesday p.m. call Judy Molina at 816.415.0043 • Wednesday p.m. call Diane Peterson at 816.769.0739 • Thursday p.m. call Tina MacDowell at 816.256.0909

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ch u r c h calendar FYI: All room numbers listed below are at the North Campus August 18, Saturday Baptism Class, Room 133, 5-5:30 p.m. H20 (Jr. High students), Room 131, 5 p.m. Pastor Connect, Room 133, after the service Weekend Celebration: North Campus, West Auditorium, 5 p.m. August 19, Sunday Baptism Class, Room 133, 9 & 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Food Pantry Community Garden, Room 135, 4-6 p.m. H20, (Jr. High students), Room 131, 9 & 11 a.m. Pastor Connect, Room 133, after each service The Rock (Sr. High students), East Auditorium, 5-6:15 p.m. Vineyard 201, East Auditorium, 1-2:30 p.m. Weekend Celebration: Brighton Campus, 10 a.m. includes KOTV & H20 Ministries Weekend Celebrations: North Campus, 9 & 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. August 20, Monday iPad Users Group, Room 113, 7-8:30 p.m. Life Coaching 201, Room 117, 6:30-9 p.m. Yoga, East Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m. August 21, Tuesday Tim Dykes Small Group, Room 133, 6-7 a.m. August 22, Wednesday AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m. Connect Wednesday, Room 131, 6:30-8 p.m. Faith-Based Playdates, Rooms 135/121, 9:30-11 a.m. Holicky/Gant Women's Small Group, Room 130, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Power of the Spoken Word, Room 130, 12-1:30 p.m. August 23, Thursday Deeper Walk With Jesus, Room 115, 6-8 p.m. Men at Work in The Word, Room 133, 6:30-8 p.m. August 24, Friday The Watch, Room 133, 7-9 p.m. August 25, Saturday H20, Room 131, 5-6:15 p.m. Harvester's Outreach, Parking Lot, 8-10 a.m. Pastor Connect, Room 133, after the service Saturday Morning Men's Group, Room 130, 8-9:30 a.m. Tim Lanzone's Small Group, Room 133, 8-9:30 a.m. Weekend Celebration: North Campus, West Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Miss a past weekend message or want to share a great message you heard with a friend or relative? You can watch past sermons online at Mark your calendar: September 7: Women's SWAP Meet & Potluck Social September 15: Back-to-School & Muckfest

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