At Vineyard 53 there is no such thing as formal membership and we never define who’s ‘in’ and who’s ‘out’. Instead, as a family, we invite people to connect and belong.
To get the most out of being part of the family there are 4 ways we encourage people to join in: Connect, Get Involved, Give and Invite.
Firstly, come to our larger gatherings (at Bridge House - find out more here) and join one of our Small Groups, which meet in various locations around Chester. We encourage everyone to come as regularly as they are able, to develop meaningful community. We believe that to best grow spiritually, we have to be connected relationally.
Secondly, find a place to get stuck in! For the church to be all God created it to be, your gifts, talents, resources and time are essential. So whether that’s serving on the setup team, the welcome team, Vineyard Kids or doing sound, we’d love to get you involved. As people choose to serve, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those who see them giving their time to help.
Thirdly, Vineyard 53 runs on the generous giving of those within the church. As a church we’d like to do things well and be generous when we give away to those in need. We want to be a people who give generously to make this possible.
Finally, we’re convinced that Jesus doesn’t want the church to be an exclusive club. He wants everyone to know Him, follow Him and find the life we were made for. It means that we genuinely care about people and what’s happening in their lives, and, when the time is right, invite them to take an appropriate next step toward Jesus.