When does Vineyard Perry County hold worship services?
Our weekly worship services have recently changed to Sundays at 4:00pm. The services are held at 111 W. Brown St. in New Lexington, OH.
What are your services like?
Our services are marked by a mixture of contemporary and traditional worship music (we use both contemporary Christians songs and hymns), and messages that are practical and Bible-based. Dress is casual. Services last about an hour. Occasionally, they may last an hour and fifteen minutes. If you’d like to get a feel for our services, audio recordings are available on this website or on the website of our sponsoring church at vineyard-christian.org.
Do you services include programs for children?
Children's Programs are available for Nursery thru 5th grade during each worship service. As the church grows, we will add programs for middle and high school students.
How can I get involved with Vineyard Perry County?
We’re glad you asked! Here are some ways:
Join us for worship this Sunday at 4:00PM!
Help us fill grocery bags for those in need in our community. You can pick up a grocery bag with a shopping list at our office, fill it up, and bring it back. We’ll give all food that is donated to families in need in Perry County. You could also help us by joining us in distributing the food on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at our office.
Provide us with your contact information.
Watch for the start of small-group Bible studies, and participate in those.
Pick up some business cards from our office, and tell others about the church.
Pray for the church, its leaders, those who are helping get the church started, and that we’d be effective in reaching people in Perry County with the Gospel.
I’ve never heard of a Vineyard Church. Is it a denomination? And what is unique about Vineyard Churches?
There are about 600 Vineyard Churches in the United States. While it is considered more of an association of like-minded churches, for all practical purposes it is a denomination, though each local Vineyard church is locally governed.
The Vineyard started in the early 1980’s in southern Californian. Today, the highest number of Vineyard Churches is in the Midwest and Great Lakes region. You can find information about what is distinctive about Vineyard Churches by looking at our national website (vineyardusa.org), the website of Vineyard Christian Church Perry County (vineyardperrycounty.org), or the website of our sponsoring church (vineyard-christian.org).
Why is Vineyard coming to Perry County and New Lexington?
Our association of churches has established a goal of starting 750 new churches in the next decade. Vineyard Perry County is part of that vision. Additionally, most church planting efforts in the past couple of decades have centered on large urban centers, but a group of leaders within the Vineyard has recently started focusing on planting in smaller towns and rural areas. We share their vision for starting churches in smaller towns and rural areas.
And finally, our founding pastor (Brian Burd) has family history in Perry County that drew him to want to be part of planting here. Both his maternal and paternal grandparents lived many decades in Perry County. His parents both grew up in Perry County, graduating from New Lexington High School. And he lived here for a few years as a child and came here every Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as most other holidays, and spent many summers in New Lexington.
We don’t view ourselves as competing with other churches in Perry County; we’re on the same team. But we do hope that a Vineyard expression of church might be good contribution to the community and reach some folks who haven’t yet been reached.