Where does your church meet?
We are located near the heart of Red Bluff at 738 Walnut Street. You can find directions here.
What time is your worship service?
Our weekly worship gatherings are on Sunday mornings at 9 and 11am. We have coffee available 30 minutes before each service, so feel free to come and enjoy some caffeine and friends!
How long is your Sunday morning service?
What are your services like?
Welcoming, friendly, and centered on Jesus!
Our service typically starts off with a few songs to help us turn our attention toward Jesus. Then we have a time where we teach a message from the Bible that is both practical and relevant, as well as designed to help us all connect with our Lord! When the teaching time is over, we like to offer an opportunity for people to receive prayer if they have any specific needs.
We do not make new guests stand up or do anything that would embarrass our visitors! We will welcome you as a friend and do our best to serve you!
What should I wear?
Whatever makes you feel comfortable!
(within reason, people! This is a church for crying out loud, ha ha!)
But seriously, people wear a variety of clothing styles, from “Sunday’s best” to shorts, t-shirts, or sweat pants. Just relax and dress as you like!
What do you have for my kids?
We care about kids because Jesus cares about kids! And we believe every child has a unique part to play in God’s kingdom. Our goal is to help children understand and grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; to help them learn the Great Command to love God and love others. And all this happens in a safe* and fun environment. We also care about kids and families with special needs, so don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to help you and your family! The Vineyard offers age appropriate ministries for all children and we do our best to help them grow to encounter God’s love and grow as disciples of Jesus. We feel that children are every bit as important as the adults, so we offer a lot more than “childcare.” Just show up, and one of our greeters will be happy to show you where the classrooms are. You may also want to take a look at Vineyard Kids in order to learn more about what we offer kids. For your junior and senior high aged children, we have Vineyard Youth. Our youth pastor, Dan Ackley, is passionate about helping teens follow Jesus and experience the presence of God! * We do background checks on all of our volunteers.
Are you a part of a denomination?
We love Jesus’ church and believe that “denominationalism,” what sometimes feels like an attitude of “our church is better than yours,” isn’t what Jesus meant when he said his followers would be united (John 17). So we make every effort to bless and work with those whom call Jesus Lord, regardless of denominational affiliation.
We also love being a part of the Vineyard movement, a family of churches that were founded in 1982 in Southern California. Today, there are 2400+ Vineyards around the world in 95 countries – and we’re growing!
The Vineyard is known for its worship music, church planting, openness to the Holy Spirit, and its emphasis on the kingdom of God. Learn more about the Vineyard here.
How do I schedule my wedding or other event at the Vineyard?
Feel free to contact us and we can figure that out!
I'm a nursing mom. Do you have anywhere private I can go to nurse my baby?
I (or someone I love) has a disability. Is there anything I should know?
First, we want to ensure you that you will be loved and treated with dignity here at the Vineyard. We are blessed to have people in our community that have disabilities and believe that God has called the church to be a blessing in everyone’s lives. We also believe that people with disabilities can be a huge blessing to people too (one of our pastors wrote a blog post on this that you might enjoy; it conveys our heart on the matter!).
With that being said, we do have handicapped access throughout our building. If you have any other needs, please feel free to contact us and let us know!
Do you serve coffee? Can I take it in the sanctuary?
What kind of church would we be if we didn’t have coffee?!?!?! Okay, maybe that’s a little too “American,” but we do have coffee! We also allow coffee in our sanctuary, just please be careful!
Our lead pastor is a bit of a coffee snob, so we do our best to have the best cup of coffee that you can get on Sunday mornings!
I don’t like to just sit on the sidelines and watch. Do you guys have ways for me to get involved?
One of the Vineyard’s foundational values is that “Everyone gets to play.” And we mean that! So we encourage everyone to get involved. We have a number of ways for people to get involved in serving, including helping with The Lord’s Table feeding program, Vineyard Kids and Youth, our music bands, and more.
If you are interested in getting involved, we’d love to talk to you! Feel free to contact us or grab one of our leaders and we’ll figure out the next steps! Serving is a great way to grow in your relationship with Jesus and to make new friends!
I am shy and I don’t want to be pressured to join anything. Is that okay?
One of our values is “Come as you are.” We don’t want anyone to feel like they have to do anything. So don’t worry, you are totally free to just come and hang out and do whatever you are comfortable with.
The Vineyard is a place where extraverts and introverts alike can come and gather to encounter the Risen Lord Jesus, so don’t worry about being forced to stand up and stand out, being pressured to come forward for prayer if you don’t want it, or do anything else we’d all agree is a little weird.
Who is allowed to attend your church?
(OK – nobody’s ever asked that question, but we want to go on record as officially inviting you to come and join us!)