Beginning...to love people
A major Vineyard priority is extending God’s Kingdom through outreach.
Our prayer for 2013:
Jesus, increase our love, connection and influence as we bring your presence,
provision and power to our community and beyond.
Outreach is in our DNA
Years ago Doug Roe and Scott Sliver came to Dayton to plant The Dayton Vineyard. As they worked full-time and started the church they decided to pool their money and begin to reach out to the people of Dayton. The projects ranged from passing out Cokes, cooking hotdogs on street corners, visiting the sick in hospitals, to taking bags of groceries to the poor of the city.
From small beginnings the church has grown into 'a pretty good church'. We continue to remain true to our roots as we go, serve, and reach out to the people in the Greater Miami Valley. Our mission is to equip the people of the Vineyard to practically and effectively reach out to their friends, neighbors and their community by creating God Space where God-things can happen.
What is God Space? God space is a tangible space that we can create by faith. God space is an atmosphere, or an environment, or a personal connection where God’s presence, goodness, kindness, knowledge, and power are present to nurture faith in another human being.
Areas of service for Loving People involves:
Vineyard Outreach: Doable on-ramps are created to help you step into the arena of outreach. When: 1st, 3rd, last Saturday of every month we head into the community with our mobile food pantry. Grocery set up is every Wednesday at 10am, packing the groceries is every Wednesday at 5:30pm. Also, seasonal outreach.
Community of Hope: The mission of The Community of Hope is to create and sustain a community of volunteer pastoral caregivers who serve in a variety of pastoral care settings for those who call the Vineyard their home. When: As needs become known. Training required.
Celebrate Recovery: Discover Freedom From Life’s Hurts, Hang-ups & Habits! When: Every Thursday Night. Beavercreek Campus, various small support groups.
To The Nations: (formerly known as Vineyard Missions) Creates a pathway to help guide people toward their interest in reaching the nations. When: Mainly spring and summer. Training required.
City Kidz: City Kidz prepares the youth of our community for a bright future by providing healthy relationships, the educational tools they need to be strong learners, and the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. When: Every Tuesday , Every Thursday
When: Adoption for children for the school year can adopt anytime.
The Joseph Project Food Pantry:
When: Monday - Friday Beavercreek, 10am to 2pm some training required.
The Joseph Project Breakfast:
When: Every Thursday starting 9am. Show up
Want to get involved?
It's easy! Grab a friend and choose to serve behind the scenes or with others. Here's who to contact:
Caleb Roe for the Dayton Campus, City Kidz and The Joseph Project Breakfast
Elom Dossa for Vineyard Outreach
Kevin Hoffman for Celebrate Recovery, Community of Hope, or The Joseph Project Food Pantry
Gregg Heminger for To The Nations, our missions program
Steve Bowen for Vineyard Outreach, Food for Fairborn, Food for Huber, and Food for Dayton
The Joseph Project Food Pantry: Food for Fairborn, Food for Huber & Food for Dayton
The Joseph Project Food Pantry
We are open every week day from 10am to 2pm at our Beavercreek Campus. You can help those in need by being a friendly, open-hearted person by carrying the groceries to their car, and by offering comfort and prayer. Some training is required. For more information contact Kevin Hoffman.
The Vineyard partners with The Hope Foundation and The Food Bank to offer hope to the less served of our community. We stack groceries every Wednesday from 10am-12pm to prep for our evening bag packing at 5:30pm. All you have to do is show up at the Beavercreek Campus.
Food for Fairborn
The first Saturday of every month we distribute food and offer prayer and encouragement in Fairborn. Meet at 10am at the Beavercreek Campus or at Fairborn Elementary School at 10:45am.
Food for Huber
The third Saturday of every month we distribute food and offer prayer and encouragement in Huber Heights. We meet at 10am at the Beavercreek Campus or at Destiny Church, Buford Ave. at 10:45 am.
Food for Dayton
The last Saturday of every month we distribute food in Dayton. We meet at our downtown Dayton Campus, 1222 N. Main St. at 10am.
For more information contact Elom Dossa.
Vineyard Urban Experience
Here are some great opportunities to get involved at our Dayton Campus. The Dayton Campus is located at 1222 N. Main St.
Joseph Project Thursday Breakfast
Volunteers show up on Thursday mornings at 9am to help serve breakfast. We currently need people to help with breakfast prep and clean-up. Contact Caleb Roe for more information
Hey, I have an idea with a Capital I!
Have an interesting or challenging outreach idea? Contact Steve Bowen. 937.427.1912 ex.114 or by e-mail.
You can also check out Steve Bowen's Blog.