PLAN YOUR VISIT

Finding a church can be difficult and intimidating. Especially if you’re new to East Tennessee, or if you carry hurt from a bad experience. But it is vitally important because God did not intend for us to go it alone. That’s why we want to make your visit as smooth as possible and let you know what to expect when you visit any of the venues of Vineyard Church.

So our FAQ below has everything from what to wear to how long service will last. If you have questions or need more information, please email us.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Before You Visit

Vineyard services at all venues are generally 65-75 minutes long.
You’re welcome to go all out and come in your Sunday’s best. Or if you have to dress up for work all week long and want the weekends to be comfy, feel free.

We tend to dress casually, and you’ll see everything from shorts & baseball caps to business casual.

Each Sunday, all our kids from birth to 5th grade experience classes that are safe, creative, and designed especially for their age.

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Each venue has it’s own vibe, but all have common DNA that makes us family.

  • All venues share the same vision, core values, and beliefs.
  • Usually each venue pastor preaches on the same scripture or topic.
  • We use the same repertoire of songs, but each venue plans their own worship set.
  • We use the same kids curriculum.
We are a part of Vineyard USA, an association of Vineyard churches.

The Vineyard is an Evangelical movement and a member of the National Association of Evangelicals. In other words, we could recite the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed without blushing.

Deciding to go into a room filled with people you don’t know can be a bit unnerving. But ALL are welcome at the Vineyard, no matter who you are or where you’re coming from.

Our Worship Services

Our worship gatherings will usually consist of:

  • Opening Songs – 15-20 minutes of worship through music
  • Announcements Video – 3 min
  • Sermon – 25-35 min
  • Vertical Time – 4 min
  • Response Songs – 10 min, as we sing, you’ll be invited to:
    • Receive Communion
    • Receive Prayer
There’s nothing wrong with passing a plate for offering, but we prefer to use offering boxes in the back of our gatherings. We don’t want anyone to feel obligated or pressured to give (2 Cor 9:7). We mention the boxes each week and invite people to give in response to the Holy Spirit as part of worship.
One of our pastors will teach from the Bible, live and in-person. No shouting, stomping or spitting, just an honest look at scripture covering meaningful and relevant topics delivered in a conversational style.

Many multisite churches use extremely effective video sermons, and we occasionally use video segments as part of the message.

We believe that God speaks to people, so in response to the sermon, we spend a few moments of quiet meditation and listening.
Open to all who follow Jesus, we receive communion every Sunday in remembrance that Christ has died, is risen, and will come again.

After you prepare your heart, make your way to a communion station in the front of the room and dip a piece of bread into the juice (intinction).

While we sing in response to the sermon, you’re free to slip to the back of the room to pray with a staff member or trained member of the ministry team.

We believe God hears and answers prayer. And he doesn’t require hype, pressure, or showmanship.