Rockville Centre Campus
251 Merrick Road
Sundays 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 6pm
Rockville Centre Campus 251 Merrick Road
Sundays 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 6pm
Parking available across the street at 242 Merrick Rd. during each Sunday service

ABOUT US

 

OUR MISSION


The Experience Vineyard Church’s mission is Disciples Making Disciples.

We do this by simply experiencing God’s love and sharing it with others through intentional relationships.

OUR BELIEFS

Core Values:

In the Vineyard, we see Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God as the overarching and integrating theme of the Scriptures. From our beginnings, the Vineyard has been committed to the proclamation of the kingdom of God, and to bearing witness to the deeds of the kingdom through healing (physical, emotional, and social), doing justice, and delivering those held captive by evil.

Our Core Values & Beliefs booklet (sample provided below) explores in more depth our commitment to being people of the kingdom during our brief hour on the earth. We want to see what the Father is doing, and join Him in His transforming work.

We are a people of the Kingdom of God who...

The Vineyard movement must express the historical, biblical, orthodox Christian beliefs that we hold in common with all Christians, and the particular doctrines that are our distinctive voice, in terms that are relevant to 21st century Christians.

Partner With The Holy Spirit:

We are not simply implementing the best church strategies and trying to accomplish what is humanly possible. Rather, our mission involves praying and finding power from God Himself to accomplish what humans could never accomplish on their own.

We pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the voice of God on behalf of others. This involves partnership with a Person beyond ourselves.

Experience & Worship God:

The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm.

When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian life.

Reconcile People With God & All Creation:

Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire creation, breaking down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female.

Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway. We seek to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to reconcile what has been separated by sin.

Engage In Compassionate Ministry:

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away.

We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community.

Pursue Culturally Relevant Mission In The World:

The Church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the Gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures.

To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart to reach those who are far away from God. As the Apostle Paul said, we are ready to "become all things" (1 Cor. 9:19-23) to all mankind to see many come to faith in Christ.


OUR STAFF



Ray Longwood

Ray Longwood

Lead Pastor

Michael Mazzotta

Michael Mazzotta

Assistant Pastor

Isabel Toro

Isabel Toro

Children’s Director


The Experience Vineyard Church is affiliated with The Vineyard Movement

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