Churches Near Me in State College, PA
I'm looking for a church. Is yours a good one?
Are you looking for a church in State College, PA? There are many churches to choose from, but not all of them may suit your needs and preferences. If you are looking for a church that is:
- Biblical: We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the final authority for faith and practice.
- Contemporary: We worship God with modern music and relevant messages that apply to your life.
- Diverse: We welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life.
- Missional: We are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with our community and the world.
Then you should check out Vineyard Trailblazers Church of State College!
Vineyard Trailblazers Church of State College is a new church plant that started in 2020. We are part of the Vineyard movement, a network of over 2,500 churches worldwide that share a common vision and values.
What makes us different from other popular churches in State College?
The Radical MiddleWe are open to the work of the Holy Spirit and we practice the gifts of the Spirit, in and out of church, and we are also devoted to rigorous biblical teaching, soundly founded on the Bible. Many churches tend to lean one way or the other, either toward experience of the Holy Spirit and miracles or toward in-depth study of God's Word. We seek to do both well.
Everybody Gets to PlayWe believe that God has called every person to be an active part of the church. Whereas most churches are set up in such a way as to focus teaching and ministry on the work of the pastor or leadership, we want to set a different path where everyone is given the chance to "do the stuff". Each of us fits uniquely in the body of Christ, and so all of us need to work together if we want to experience all that God has for us. You are uniquely made, and you are valuable to us!
There is no Jr. Holy SpiritKids have the Holy Spirit, too! Jesus said, "'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these'" (Matthew 19:14, NIV). Kids can pray. Kids can experience miracles. In fact, there have been many times that children had the faith to heal when adults did not!
No SuperstarsThe purpose of ministry is to build up (edify) others. Leadership is about teaching people to be better than you have ever been. We don't want one person to be the "Great Teacher," "Prophet," "Bishop," or "Apostle." We don't look to the "Pastor" to do everything. It's my job to help you grow to do what God has for you to do, not for me to be amazing.
Naturally SupernaturalOur goal is not to have a great Sunday morning church service but to go out and live lives to the full, filled with the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. We believer that you can experience the Holy Spirit so consistently and personally that your normal, everyday life is filled with supernatural experiences of God.
Fathers, not KingsA king is someone who lords it over others and keeps his subjects below him. A father is someone who loves his children and raises them to be better than him.
Heromakers, not HeroesI think there might be a pattern here. Church leaders are focused on growing u=others to replace them or go and start new churches. We are not focused on attracting people with programs or events. We are focused on making disciples who make disciples. It's not about making our church big. It's about growing the kingdom of God.
Flexible and AdaptableBecause we are small, we are flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of our culture and context, even changing the way we do Sunday morning church. If you are looking for a church near you that tries not to be fixed on tradition but is focused on the leading of Jesus, Vineyard Trailblazers may be the place for you.
If you are interested in visiting us, we would love to have you! You can find more information here on our website, vineyardtrailblazers.org. You can also contact us by phone or email if you have any questions or need directions.
We hope to see you soon at Vineyard Trailblazers Church of State College!