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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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worship, prayer, recovery, fellowship, and service.

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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! Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. throughout the school year. 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.

Children's Ministry Volunteer Breakfast and Training: September 29, 9-11 a.m. in the East Auditorium. If you currently serve in Children's Ministry or you would like to jump in, please plan to attend.

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, Executive Pastor of Adult Ministries Roger Wilson, Executive Pastor of Family Life 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:

Family Fishing Event: October 7 at 1 p.m. Register online at Details to come.

Today's sermon: Learning To Love with a Self-sacrificing Love Ruth 4:1-12

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

Celebrate with us! September 8 & 9, 2012

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

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



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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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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


JR. & SR. HIGH STUDENTS Connect Wednesday (grades 6-12) meets Wednesdays in 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 • Case for Faith • Family Matters (divorce through the eyes of a teen)

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: • 5th Quarter (grades 6-12): Friday, October 5, 9-10:30 p.m. at Platte County High School Football Stadium. • Mission Impossible Special Ops (grades 6-12): Saturday, October 20, 7-10 p.m. for night games. • 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.

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Volunteers needed to help prepare weekend bulletins. Our bulletin preparation team needs volunteers Friday mornings for a couple of hours to place sermon notes and announcement inhserts e ainside d e r bulletins. You will be serving for a month with other team members approximately two times per year. Call Tina MacDowell at 816.256.0909.

Get Connected! There are many ongoing Small Groups and Common-Interest Groups listed in the NEW Fall Journey Guide. Pick up your copy of the Journey Guide or search through the list of groups online at and get connected!

church life Food Pantry serves 1538 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 Tempest Linn at tempest.linn@gmail. com.

Find out what's happening at Vineyard Church! Visit the Welcome Centers or check out www.MyVCKC. com. Mug Mob—Senior Coffee Hour meets the first Monday of the month on October 1, 10-11:15 a.m. in North Campus Room 130. Come for coffee and conversation. Bring your own mug and get acquainted with other seniors.

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 a claSS to the last Thursday of the month, Sept. 27, in North Campus Room 135, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Lori Johnson at 816.529.4001 or denali@ Vineyard 101Connecting with the Vineyard 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

200 SeriesMeals Ministry is looking for people who Becoming more like Christ have a heart to help those who need meals because of an illness, surgery, or child Vineyard 301hbirth. e a dIfeyou r are willing to prepare and/ Leading in the Vineyard or deliver a prepared meal, contact Cyndi Vineyard Golfers meets Fridays 5-7 p.m. at Wolfe at 816.858.2233. Contact Cyndi if Shoal Creek golf course. Men and women can you are in need of assistance or know of someone in our church use this time as an outreach by inviting friends, co-workers, or who is in need. neighbors to join us in fellowship, fun, fresh air, and the opportunity to test our patience and focus on joy. League play cost is Care and Share Ministry connects people in need with those $27. Contact Jason Acker at 816.589.3244. 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 How We Love Seminar: Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6, Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in North Campus Room 131. This is a 2-weekend video-driven seminar that helps you discover the root of your relationship problems. Our early life experiences, for better or worse, teach us how to love. Stumbling over the same irksome "dance steps" in their relationRecommended Reading . . . ships, people usually have no clue there's another way—a better way. Please check out and take the Love This week the Executive Pastor of Adult Ministries, Style Quiz in preparation for the class. Register online at www. Roger Sodsod, recommends "Celebration of pline" by Richard J. Foster for your spiritual growth.


Visit the Voter Registration Table in the Lobby September 8 & 9 and September 15 & 16 Americans are blessed to have the right to be involved in our system of government—but that right comes with a responsibility: participation. For millions of people in other parts of the world, voting is just a dream. Still, many Americans with the right to vote are not acting on that right. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as many as 29% of citizens were not registered to vote in 2008—that's 60 million people! More than one-third of eligible voting citizens did not vote in the last presidential election. As Christ's representatives on earth, Christians have a mandate to be the "salt and light" in our culture (Matthew 5:13-16). Since this is a presidential election year, we have the opportunity to positively impact the direction of our country, the men and women who lead it, and the policies they enact.

Register to vote today and vote your values on Tuesday, November 6!

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FYI: All room numbers listed below are at the North Campus September 8, Saturday 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. September 9, Sunday 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.

September 11, Tuesday Disciple Bible Study I, Room 113, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Disciple Bible Study III, West Lobby, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Tim Dykes Small Group, Room 133, 6-7 a.m.

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September 10, Monday Computer Repair Ministry (appt. only), Room 133, 5:30-9 p.m. Life Coaching, Room 117, 6:30-9 p.m. Yoga, East Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m.

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 Sign up for Jones at 816.805.2178 or paul2128@att. net. 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 Tempest Linn at

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September 12, Wednesday AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m. Connect Wednesday, Room 131, 6:30-8 p.m. Holicky/Gant Women's Small Group, Room 130, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oaks of Righteousness a.m. Class, Room 113, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. September 13, Thursday Disciple Bible Study II, Room 113, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Deeper Walk With Jesus, Room 115, 6-8 p.m. Men at Work in The Word, Room 133, 6:30-8 p.m. Oaks of Righteousness p.m. Class, E Auditorium, 6:30-9:30 p.m. September 14, Friday Oaks of Righteousness a.m. Class, Room 113, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Singles Social & Game Night, Room 113, 7-9 p.m. The Watch, Room 133, 7-9 p.m. September 15, Saturday Back-2-School Bash & Muckfest, North Campus, 6-10 p.m. Baptism Class, Room 133, 5-5:30 p.m. H20, Room 131, 5-6:15 p.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: Harvester's Outreach: Sept. 22 How We Love Seminar: Sept. 28-29 & Oct. 5-6

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