Going old school

OLD SCHOOL COMPLETE, FIRST SERVICE 8/7/16!!!

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Check out our latest renovation update video:

 

 

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CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST NEWS COVERAGE!!! – 3/1/16

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW VINEYARD OLD SCHOOL SITE!!! – 8/5/15

As we prepare to renovate the school this fall, we have built a website that acts as an online host for all info about the old school project.  Click below to go old school!

www.vineyardoldschool.org

 

 

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO!!! – 4/29/15

What an exciting time it is at VCC!  We have recently purchased 4 acres of land in a growing area of town!  We look forward to meeting there at some point in our future.  God is doing great things in this season of our church life!!

Our church began 13 years ago with 10 people in my house.  We have been working faithfully over the years, making many disciples, leading many to Christ and baptizing many, sending out one church plant and working on a second, ministering to the poor and homeless, and the like.  I’ve also been learning Russian and have traveled multiple times to Ukraine where we are supporting a number of Vineyard churches there.  And, we have released 5 albums of original music, publishing a few of our songs on a national level to be used by churches everywhere.  So we have been busy and fruitful!

Our vision continues….the next step will help establish us as a church of the city who will be here for generations to come, doing good and blessing many with the good news of our Lord Jesus.  I would like to be a church that can host conferences and use our facility for more wide-reaching things.  I’d like space for a food pantry and a kitchen and picnics on a grassy knoll and lightsaber duels and and and….

For years we have been looking at a 4-acre spot/8,700 s.f. facility here in town, and now we can call it ours.  It is an old unused school in an older but great area that is being improved into a 4-lane.  If you google map Augusta and can only see 4 roads, this is one of those roads.  It’s in a spot where we will still be accessible from the entire city, which is very important to me.  Real estate prices on this road are rising and we, along with the counsel of bankers and real estate folks I have talked with, feel that it is a very strategic location and opportunity.

The building is 80 years old, abandoned, a beautiful mess, has tons of potential if tons of work is put into it.  It’s pretty awesome – looks like an old castle.  Right up my alley, sort of ancient-future.  High ceilings, maple floors, it even has catacombs underneath (really, I am serious!)  The last few months of my life have been busy meeting with subcontractors, architects, and engineers as we work out cost, zoning and safety issues.  Almost everyone involved is very positive about the potential and savings of this type of project.

As the summer moves into fall, we will be raising money to help us accomplish this goal.  Whether it takes 6 months or 10 years, we are excited about moving into a new season of ministry that allows us to reach more people.  Stay tuned for more info!  In the meanwhile, enjoy some pictures!

 

Upcoming Events

We also meet every Sunday at 10:00 am to worship God together, and throughout the week in home groups all over the city. Please click the link to the left for a complete schedule of home groups.

About VCC

At VCC, we believe that church is not a function: it is a family. Our religion is only as alive as we are, the people that pursue it. So, rather than acting as an organization, we want to act as an organism. We have no time for casual contacts and meaningless formalities. We are a fellowship on an adventure towards the stuff of God. Church means worshipping God together, studying the Bible together, fixing our cars together, hiking together, eating together, playing together, praying together... enjoying the warmth of the Holy Spirit in all parts of our lives together, not just in appointed meeting times.