"In order to build a biblical-theological framework for understanding God's mission, the church's mission, and the church's mission to the nations, one must first understand the unified biblical narrative, including its four major plot movements; creation, fall, redemption and restoration." - David Nelson: The Story of Mission
JUSTICE & COMPASSION
Our desire is to make a difference here in Northampton with acts of compassion, kindness and love. The Bible repeatedly calls us to seek justice and to serve the poor and we want to live with open hearts and hands reaching the poor and broken, as we continually look for God-given opportunities to serve those most in need.
We aim to be ‘Good News’ to the world as we communicate God’s grace, love and forgiveness to all peoples and nations. We believe that as a local church we will (over time) train and equip men and woman in cross cultural mission and church planting. One of the ways we engage with this is through Vineyard Missions Partnerships.
The Vineyard is a church planting movement with a mandate from God to plant churches worldwide. Jesus said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go…” Our goal is to plant, or begin new, healthy, fully functioning churches who in turn will also plant healthy churches.
HEALING ON THE STREETS
Healing on the Streets (or HOTS for short) is a simple, but beautiful way to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of Northampton. It enables us to connect with our community and is a powerfully way to express God’s love in the market place. We simply invite people to sit on chairs so we can pray for them.
We have the pleasure of working with a number of local churches and partners, who to are working together to bring life and transformation to our city. A number of people from Central Vineyard give their time and resources to serve some of these amazing projects and initiatives.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and... Love your neighbour as yourself." - Matthew 22:37