VISION + VALUES
We are a church for you to experience the freshness of life in a personal relationship with Jesus.
“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.”
Matthew 11:28 (TPT)
We are a church for you to be authentically you. We are a perfect place for imperfect people.
“Above all, constantly echo God’s intense love for one another, for love will be a canopy over a multitude of sins.“
1 Peter 4:8 (TPT)
We are a church for you to belong. Like a good home, you feel welcomed, loved, valued, and responsible.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance, for us to do.“
We are a church for you to flourish in your relationship with Jesus. This is not an overnight thing. We want you to develop lifelong Spiritual formations that will help you experience all God has for your life.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.“
Everything we do is to express our love to God.
The way we love people is a direct reflection on how we love God.
Simple + Excellent
Giving God our best while maintaining the pure simplicity of the Gospel.
Living in grace every day.
About the Scripture
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that people were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
Erin & Jacob dreamed of starting a church that would help people from all walks of life have an authentic relationship with Jesus. On January 26, 2020, Erin & Jacob started Local Vineyard Church in Richmond. Erin & Jacob have been married for over 5yrs, they have a toddler named Kingsley and a baby boy named Jameson. Erin graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Psychology, Jacob graduated from Vineyard Institute & Liberty University with a degree in Religious Studies. Prior to starting Local Vineyard Church, Erin & Jacob were Student Ministry Pastors and Associate Pastors for 10 years at their sending church in Virginia Beach.