"...And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
Here at the Vineyard we believe that justice and mercy are central to God's character and Christ's message. As followers of Jesus we are called to do life in a way that honors God and serves others in the context of community. As such, the Vineyard is committed to discovering what it is that God requires of us. In what ways does he want us to pursue justice? Where can we respond with an active care for the modern day orphans and widows? What might this look like for our community and how can we participate with God in the renewal of all things?
for a great article on compassionate ministry written by the National Director of the Vineyard, Bert Waggoner. Also, below you will find a number of ways we are actively involved both locally and globally.
Drink Coffee. Do Good.
Vineyard Community Church proudly brews coffee that provides a starting point for the people of Rwanda and Haiti to begin the process of healing, forgiveness, and hope for a better future. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company
, provides, not only fair wages, but also basic needs such as clean water, homes for orphans, and safe places for their children to play.
The Rahab Foundation
Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Rahab Foundation
exists to bring healing to families connected with human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. They facilitate quality of life improvements and help to restore dignity to the life of families linked to sexual commerce allowing them to reintegrate into society with alternative vocational skills. Vineyard supports Rahab foundation financially, prayerfully, and sends teams down to Costa Rica to help where needed.
City on a Hill
Located in the heart of Milwaukee – America's 4th poorest city, where more than 62,000 children are living in poverty – City on a Hill
is working to bring transformation to central city neighborhoods. Through a collaborative effort with local churches and community organizations they are working to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families, and foster racial reconciliation. Vineyard supports City on a Hill financially, prayerfully, and sends individuals and teams of volunteers to help where needed.
We have partnered with a cell phone recycling program
that not only helps individuals care for the environment but also contributes to fighting human trafficking. Using mobile technology, each recycled phone helps Survivors Connect
build helpline SMS (text) Networks that connect and protect rural and volnerable communities from human trafficking. Drop off your used cell phone in the Vineyard Cafe anytime.
Financial Assistance Program
Vineyard's Financial Assistance Program exists to help individuals and families within the church community who are facing desperate circumstances due to an acute financial emergency. Although it is NOT the church's policy to distribute cash, in times of crisis we can help by assisting community members with "essentials" - food, housing, utilities, etc. For more information contact Adam Arn. All requests remain confidential.
We continually collect items for Family Sharing, a non-profit community organization dedicated to serving the needs of low-income, elderly, and disabled residents of Ozaukee County. Assistance is provided in terms of food, clothing, household items, referrals, community education and other outreach services. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby.