Our mission is from Christ’s words spoken in Matthew 22:37-40.
Reach: We do every event, every meeting and every gathering with one purpose; to reach out to those who need to hear the truth about the love of Jesus. We do this by holding Sunday gatherings that are centered around His story. We set the vision and expectation for our church family to be out to our city, sharing the love that He has so freely given us. We hope to have our whole church engaged in the process of loving our community spiritually, socially and financially.
Develop: When you join our community you will find numerous ways to figure out the calling God has for your life. We offer a host of avenues to figure out your path through small groups, ministry teams and even internships here at the church.
Release: We want to be a church that is releasing people in to ministry. We hope to plant churches all over Northwest Indiana, the United States and even globally. Vineyard offers a path to becoming a church planter or missionary through our local churches. We would love to see if you have what it takes to do kingdom work!
The Vineyard Movement
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Rolling Hills, we want to love people well and do so thoughtfully! We strive to bring the hope of Jesus and the heart of our church beyond the walls of our buildings and truly be the church in our communities. To do this we have several local serving opportunities throughout the year. If you would like more information about how you can be involved send us a message HERE.
At Rolling Hills, we give a portion of every dollar that is donated to our partners serving the under resourced in different parts of the world. We have partnerships in Europe and Kenya. As our church grows, we will continue to add partners and trips to these countries to take the hope of Christ and the heart of Rolling Hills around the world.