Expanded Community

The story of the gospel and it’s history around the world is about how it expands, includes, and elevates those formerly ignored and disregarded. We continue to talk about the diverse community in scripture with two key women in the gospels.

Diverse community doesn’t mean people who agree with me but look different. It means the inclusion of whoever our group is tempted to exclude because, as the gospels demonstrate, God will often choose to speak through whoever we are tempted to ignore or reject.

This is what we call a “conversermon” between Vine39 pastor Jim Zartman and pastoral team member Nancy O’Brian

Vine39 Distinctives Part1

In this series we are talking about who we are as a church and what some of our key values are. There are some specific values that are distinct and guide many things we do. We want to take some time to talk about these. In this first one we talk about why we value journey over destination, why we have big questions and small answers, why we are more about stories than beliefs, and how we see these as being part of following Jesus.