What We Believe at the Vineyard:
1) The "main & the plain": At the Vineyard we try to remain centered on a theology that is completely Orthodox (see the Nicene Creed for example), historical, & centered on the Kingdom of God which remains Jesus' central message.
2) People of the scriptures: We make no apologies that we are a people of the scriptures, & we are convinced that the primary purpose of the scriptures wasn't to give us a new law to live by (other than love God & love others) or a new set of holiness codes to submit to, but to point us to Jesus. Jesus is perfect theology; He is the radiance of God & the exact imprint of his nature.
3) People of the Spirit: We believe Jesus is perfect theology but are Trinitarian in every way. "Come Holy Spirit" is our favorite prayer, & we are completely dependent on the presence & power of the Holy Spirit for everything we say & do.
4) People of worship: Worship is such a significant part of who we are & what we do & has been a part of the Vineyard DNA from the birth of the contemporary worship movement. We don't view worship as just something we do or as a "warm up" to the sermon, but rather the primary reason we gather corporately each week as friends & family. Worship styles might vary, but worshiping TO Jesus the King (& not just singing about him) should be the constant.
5) Rescuers of men/women: Jesus told us in Luke 4 that His mission was to proclaim & demonstrate the message of the Kingdom to the poor & to set free those who are oppressed. We, too, are called to liberate those who are captive as we also proclaim & demonstrate the Kingdom. That can be done with a meal, a word of encouragement, praying for the sick, or defending those who are weak & being abused/marginalized, plus a thousand other things. Whatever shape or form it takes we must never forget that we don't exist to build bigger buildings or to expand our personal empire, but rather, we are in the business of rescuing, encouraging, healing, & ultimately to disciple people.
6) Everyone gets to play: One of our favorite sayings is "there's no junior version of the Holy Spirit" which to us means that the work of the Kingdom is not for some elite culture but is for everyone. Men & women, young & old & every ethnicity & nationality on planet earth get to be active participants in this thing called the Kingdom & to actively pursue & do all that's mentioned in 1-5 above.