Non-Denominational Church \ About

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of Vineyard Trailblazers is to advance the Kingdom of Jesus to every people, nation, tribe, and tongue, to every activity of every creature, person, and group in all of creation, to the farthest reaches of heaven and earth.

Founding Idea

You can read our story for a fuller presentation of where we came from, but it all started with a single idea: "What if there were a campus ministry focused on training college students to plant churches?"

Becoming Initiators

What marks the difference between someone who is casually or culturally Christian and someone who truly follows Jesus? We want to use our church to make disciples who are initiators, people whose lives are sold out for Jesus. An initiator comes to church saying not, “Who will reach out to me?” but, “What is this church’s mission, and how can I help?”

We believe that true Christians are Jesus-focused, not self-focused. We all have individual needs, and there are some aspects of some churches which will work well for some people and not others. Each church has its own personality, just like you and me. It is important to find a church that helps you be exactly who God created you to be. But you won't find your place by focusing on yourself. Instead, ask the Holy Spirit where He wants you to go and what He wants you to do, and He will make your paths straight.

Our Approach

Every church has its own way of doing things. Ours is very flexible. Every person that comes has a unique testimony and a unique plan of life set out for them. That said, there are many common things that help us all to grow, and so here is one approach to helping people become all that God created them to be.

  1. Introduction: Meet people, introducing them to Jesus through demonstrations of the Holy Spirit’s power, love, and clear thinking (2 Timothy 1:7).
  2. Growth: Move people closer to the fullness of the kingdom of God, helping them fulfill the Great Commission (Mark 16:15-20, Matthew 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39).
  3. Demonstration: Taking others with us as we put evangelism and discipleship into action (1 Corinthians 11:1).
  4. Teaching: Equipping Christians in sound doctrine, critical thinking, and clear communication (2 Timothy 2:2).
  5. Pastoring: Equipping Christians to love each other, develop healthy relationships, and practice hospitality (Romans 12:9-13).
  6. Evangelizing: Equipping Christians to communicate the gospel in a way people different from themselves can understand, enabling them to build healthy social connections outside of the church, and helping them bring salt and light into all parts of the world (Matthew 5:13-16).
  7. Prophesying: Equipping Christians to develop deep, personal relationships with God, hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit daily, and thriving in worship and prayer (Philippians 4:6, 1 Corinthians 14:3).
  8. Apostleship: Equipping Christians to lead, to take initiative, to know God’s big-picture vision, to advance the kingdom on all fronts, and to keep all the roles and purposes of the church in proper balance (Matthew 28:18-20).