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good COFFEE, authentic COMMUNITY, real GOD


Join us every Sunday at 9:00am or 11:00am for our weekly gatherings.

16761 Tiger Bend Rd, Baton Rouge, LA  (directions)   //   (225) 751-0936

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good COFFEE, authentic COMMUNITY, real GOD


Join us every Sunday at 9:00am or 11:00am for our weekly gatherings.

16761 Tiger Bend Rd, Baton Rouge, LA  (directions)   //   (225) 751-0936

The Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge is a growing multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and welcoming church that blends authentic faith with a discerning approach to culture.  Our worship is informal, but intentional, with music in the contemporary style. Dress is casual – come as you are. Pick up a cup of coffee from our café and find a seat in our auditorium as we gather together to love God and learn from His word.

Join us on Sundays at 9am or 11am. We also have time for coffee & bagels from 10:30 to 11am. Nursery and Kids ministry is available every week up to 5th grade in age appropriate classes with screened and trained adults. Our middle & high school youth meet after worship during the 11am service.

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last sunday's sermon


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last sunday's sermon


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Talk, Laugh, & Cry – Together: The Spirituality of Relationships

Our relationships take up a significant portion of our time and resources and have a huge impact on the trajectory of our life. Join us for this series as we discover what the Bible has to say about our relationships with God, with those around us, and with our community.

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Advent 2017: Heaven Kissing earth

The Advent season is wonderful time to remember the Christmas story – a story that is rich with wisdom and life lessons. Join us this season as Pastor Jon takes us through the advent story from a fresh perspective.

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Raw Spirituality

Have you ever felt a tension between developing your internal spiritual life and the call to outward service in the world?  How do we allow the life of Jesus to flow through our whole bodies into our everyday lives?

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The Easy burden of pleasing god

When Jesus said, "Come learn from me, my yoke is easy and my burden is light" he was offering us a better way than the way of the Pharisees. They were caught up in the legalism of lists, rules, and regulations, but Jesus offers us the way to freedom and life.

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When Life Stinks:
Encountering God in the midst of hardship

Sometimes life just stinks. All of us go through hard times at some point in our lives. Follow along with this series as we unpack what the Bible encourages us to do when life gets hard.

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Comfort detox

John Wimber, the founder of the Vineyard, used to say "Faith is spelled R, I, S, K." As we journey to follow Jesus, we are often pushed out of our comfort zones to be obedient what He's called us to. Join us for this series as we leave behind the trappings of comfort so that we can move into faith and courage.


NUTS & BOLTS: VINEYARD VALUES pt. 2

What makes the Vineyard Church unique? What are we all about? Join us for this series as we dig deep into the core values of the Vineyard, learning how to apply them to our lives.

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Rockin' relationships.

Our relationships take up a significant portion of our time and resources and have a huge impact on the trajectory of our life. Join us for this series as we discover what the Bible has to say about our relationships with God, with those around us, and with our community. 


ALL IN...

Most of us have discovered by now that half-way Christianity does not work. If we want to be fully available for what God has for us, then we must commit to being all in – in dedication, in worship, and in everyday life.

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Nuts & Bolts: Vineyard Values

What makes the Vineyard Church unique? What are we all about? Join us for this series as we dig deep into the core values of the Vineyard, learning how to apply them to our lives.



RADICAL FORGIVENESS

If Christianity is to be a compelling and relevant voice in the twenty-first century, it needs a fresh message, a return to our roots – forgiveness. This series takes us through some tough questions about forgiveness: Should we always forgive? How do I forgive? Is forgiveness always even possible?

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ADVENT 2016: BECAUSE OF BETHLEHEM

The Advent season is wonderful time to remember the Christmas story – a story that is rich with wisdom and life lessons. Join us this season as Pastor Jon takes us through the advent story from a fresh perspective.


The Spirituality of doors

Life gives us many choices. We often describe these moments in life as doors that God may open or close to us. Sometimes these are big decisions, unexpected events, or simply the doors of day to day living. We'll explore how to use practical wisdom and listen for God's voice in approaching these doors in our lives.


Jesus For President

A reminder that our ultimate hope lies not in the political options of our day, but in Jesus and his kingdom. If we place our hope in the imperfect kingdoms of this world to fix our brokenness, we will end up disappointed and disillusioned. Our trust should ultimately be in Christ and Christ alone to repair the state of our world.


Responding to the flood

On the weekend of August 13th, flood waters rose to record-high levels in Baton Rouge, resulting in one of the worst disasters our area has ever seen. Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge has and will continue to be a place of hope for our community. Pastor Jon addresses our church in this difficult time, rallying us together to help rebuild our city.


religion saves and other things the bible doesn't say

"God helps those who help themselves" is not one of the 10 commandments, although a surprising percentage of our society believes that it is. Somehow we've come to believe that the Bible, our authoritative source of God's truth, says certain things that it doesn't actually say. Sometimes these phrases have inherent bits of truth to them, but it's important for us to separate fact and fiction. Follow along as we unpack these phrases and discover the truth.


Mine: Learning to Let Go

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth," Genesis 1:1. Everything belongs to God: our time, our money, our possessions, even the very breath in our lungs. Biblical stewardship starts with this understanding that everything is God's, yet he has entrusted us to care for his creation. Join us for this series as we unpack what the Bible has to say about stewardship.


Addiction, Recovery, & God

30% of the world struggles with some kind of addiction. This statistic doesn't even account for our culture's issues with TV, video-games, phone/tablet use, or other addictive tendencies. We want to be the kind of church that welcomes those struggling with addiction with open arms. Follow along with this series as we look to the Bible for guidance concerning addiction and recovery.


Developing Spiritual grit

True spiritual grit is character rooted in the person of God. Spiritual grit is resilience—the courage and ability to get up when you fall, to keep running when you’re bone-weary, and to keep your eye on the goal even in the murkiest moments.


The Jesus IMPact

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name. Join us for this series as we explore the vast impact Jesus has had on our world.


Repenting of religion: Finding freedom from judgmentalism

We human beings are burdened by our tendencies to harshly judge others and ourselves. Unfortunately for believers, this bent is as prevalent in the church as it is in the world. Join us for this series as we find freedom from judgmentalism by focusing on love. Without love we are but a "resounding gong or a clanging cymbal" (1 Cor 13:1)


Anxious: Faith in a world of worry

Our culture is frantic with worry. But we are called to live and think differently from the worried world around us. It is a spiritual problem – its solution is rooted entirely in who God is. This series encourages us to root our faith in who God is, not in our own will power, and be free from anxiety.

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ADVENT

The advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the coming of Jesus. The Christmas story is full of great lessons that can help prepare our hearts for this season.


Gratitude

It's so much more fun to be positive and full of gratitude! We simply feel better when we're thankful for the blessings that God has given us. Scripture reminds us of the importance of gratitude in our daily lives.


REDEEMING REVELATION:
Looking at life from the perspective of heaven

The book of Revelation is full of relevant teachings for the whole church, and you don't have to be an enlightened code-breaker to understand and receive the heart of Revelation. Join us as we discover the last word from Scripture on evil, worship, salvation, & Heaven.


LIFE ON THE VINE:
The 5 CORE VALUES OF THE VINEYARD

What makes the Vineyard Church unique? What are we all about? Join us for this series as we dig deep into the 5 core values of the Vineyard.


Soul keeping

When is the last time you thought about the state of your soul? The health of your soul is the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It's the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith. Rediscover your soul in this practical and relevant series.


The Greatest Force

A message from guest teacher, Kris Miller, on the powerful forces in our world, and the greatest force of them all: God's love.


MORE: WHEN A LITTLE BIT OF THE SPIRIT IS NOT ENOUGH

Many of us long to experience more of God's presence, but don't know how to get there. In this series we explore what it looks like to have an everyday experience with the Holy Spirit – hearing His voice, knowing His love, and walking in His power.

Click here to view the sermon archive.


THE ART OF NEIGHBORING

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally?


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Grow: Becoming the me I want to be

Spiritual growth is not just about becoming "holier", but more "you-er". God wants to help us become the best version of ourselves – the "me" that I want to be!

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Sunday Services


Join us every Sunday at 9am or 11am for our weekly gatherings.

It's a time of worship, word, and celebration. Kids have a special service where they learn about Jesus on their own level, and our nursery is available for the little ones too. Youth also have their own gathering after worship during our 2nd service. We hope you can join us! 

16761 Tiger Bend Road  // Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Sunday Services


Join us every Sunday at 9am or 11am for our weekly gatherings.

It's a time of worship, word, and celebration. Kids have a special service where they learn about Jesus on their own level, and our nursery is available for the little ones too. Youth also have their own gathering after worship during our 2nd service. We hope you can join us! 

16761 Tiger Bend Road  // Baton Rouge, LA 70817

The Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge is more than just a church for Sundays.  In addition to our weekend services, we have Life Groups throughout the week in our Spring and Fall seasons, as well as ministries on Wednesday nights for kids and youth.  Beyond formal meetings, we're dedicated to the idea of building an authentic community with real-life friendships. When you meet someone on Sunday, bring them to your next movie night or coffee run. Authentic community is fun!

Here is what you can expect during our Sunday morning gatherings:
 

WORSHIP

In addition to living lifestyles of worship to God, we believe that gathering to worship corporately is a vital part of the Christian life. At the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge, we want to foster an atmosphere where people can freely express their love for God in worship with the community of believers. So whether you prefer sitting, standing, kneeling or dancing, we hope you feel freedom to to worship in a way that enables you to connect with God. The goal of our worship music is to help create a space for people to experience the presence of God.

The Vineyard style of worship can also be described as non-hype. We love to worship passionately, but we also want to let God be God. We desire authenticity and simplicity in our worship. We're not interested in trying to stir up an extreme response or manufacture some kind of fake spiritual energy during worship. We simply invite the Holy Spirit to be present and reign in our time worship and welcome what He brings.


Communion

At the last supper with his disciples, Jesus broke bread with them and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me'" (Luke 22:19). We take communion together several Sundays a month to remember Christ's sacrifice.  Whether done in a group or as an individual, it is a way to honor Jesus and to remember what He did for us on the cross.
 

PRAYER MINISTRY TIME

Prayer is an integral part of our faith that allows us to connect with God. God’s spirit works in us through prayer, healing our wounds and changing our lives. We want to stand with you in prayer through the joys and challenges of life. At our gatherings, you’ll find prayer teams ready to pray with you about anything that’s on your heart.

 

WATER BAPTISM

Baptism is a public expression of one’s faith in God and an outward sign of the Holy Spirit at work inside of us. We offer baptisms during our Sunday services several times each year. If you are interested in being baptized, or just learning more about it, feel free to talk to anyone from the Vineyard staff — we would love to chat with you.

 

SERVING

When Jesus came, He came to serve.  Having a servant’s heart requires us to move beyond thinking of ourselves to putting others first. Serving can take on any number of forms: volunteering in with the children’s ministry on a Sunday morning, helping a friend move over a weekend, or donating your Thanksgiving dinner to feed the homeless. Whatever it is, be it great or small, there is an undeniable joy in serving others and we encourage you to discover it.  We have many opportunities to serve weekly.  If you'd like to get involved and start serving, send us a message, and we'll contact you soon!

 

Welcoming the HOLY SPIRIT

Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell inside of us and empower us to do God's work here on earth. We believe the Spirit is alive and active today and must be embraced before it can become an integral part of a believer's life.  In order for this to take place one must simply welcome the Spirit into their lives and "practice" responding and walking in that power. We regularly invite and welcome the Holy Spirit to empower us and speak to us in our Sunday gatherings.

 

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Nursery


"Let the children come to me, don't stop them! For the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." Mark 10:14

Nursery: 0-35months

Nursery


"Let the children come to me, don't stop them! For the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." Mark 10:14

Nursery: 0-35months

loving our children

Our ministry to children at the Vineyard begins in the nursery.  We see our time with infants and toddlers as an opportunity to express the love of Jesus to them every time we hold them, feed them a bottle, and care for their needs.  During their time in the nursery, they will have supervised free play. They'll hear stories and songs about God, and they'll be prayed for by our trained nursery volunteers. 

Our main mission in the nursery is to bring babies face to face with Jesus.  Jesus loved kids and valued spending time with them and we want to follow his model the very best we can.  Therefore, we seek to provide a safe and welcoming place where parents feel confident that their children are being cared for and taught with the same love that Jesus has for them.  We gladly accept this responsibility to love on your precious babies.   Our nursery and kids volunteers go through a rigorous application process which includes extensive training and a background check.

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kids


Pre-K: 3-4yrs
Kids Ministry : K–5th grade

email: kids
@vineyardbr.org

kids


Pre-K: 3-4yrs
Kids Ministry : K–5th grade

email: kids
@vineyardbr.org

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide a fun, loving environment for children in which they can learn about the Bible and experience the love of Jesus. We desire to assist parents in laying a solid spiritual foundation of Biblical principles that will guide them throughout their lives. Children are the future, and they will shape the destiny of our world! We believe it is extremely important that we develop a world view of Kingdom Living in our Kids.  We are focused on building and strengthening a real and growing relationship with Christ through relevant and age appropriate biblical teaching and practical life application skills. We encourage you to come visit and spend some time with us. We would love to get to know you and your family!

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Children can connect with God and encounter the Holy Spirit the same way adults do. We desire to cultivate an environment that nurtures each child’s personal relationship with God, so that younger generations will grow up passionately in love with their Heavenly Father, with roots that run deep, and a faith that is unswerving. Children will get to worship together, play together and be given consistent opportunities to engage in the service through fun activities and creative interactions.

WHAT DO WE VALUE?

Our primary value in the Vineyard Children’s Church is relationship. We want to do everything we can to draw kids into a genuine relationship with God and with each other – that's where real life-change happens! One way that we effectively do this is by creating an environment that is real, relaxed, safe, relevant, and, of course, fun! We are committed to giving our absolute best, relying on God as the source of everything we need. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Therefore, things like team training, punctuality, preparedness, and attitude are very important to us.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Here at the Vineyard, we believe that everyone gets to play. We are all part of what the Bible calls the ‘Body of Christ’. Each of us has been given specific gifts for the purpose of honoring God and blessing others. In the Vineyard Children’s Church, we are in search of people who are living examples of Jesus; people who are "FAST": Faithful, Available, Servant-Hearted, and Teachable. We believe that as we allow God to work in and through us, our lives will have a profound impact on our children, our community, and our future generations. You are invited to serve alongside us in one of the most effective investments your life can make! 

You can apply to serve on our Sunday morning Children's Ministry team by clicking here.

Vineyard Kids Safety Policies clicking here.

You can apply to serve on our Wednesday evening Kingdom Rangers team by clicking here.

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Youth


Sundays @ 11am (6-12 grades)
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (6-12th grades)

Youth


Sundays @ 11am (6-12 grades)
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (6-12th grades)

We meet every Sunday at 11am and Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Each Sunday 11am service, after our time of worship, our youth have a service that is focused on seeing them connect with God and encounter the Holy Spirit in the Life Center.  Our Wednesday night hangout is starts with a couple crazy games that lead into a short message and small group time where we discover how God is working in our lives. We desire to cultivate an environment that nurtures each youth’s personal relationship with God, so this generations will grow up passionately in love with their creator, with roots that run deep, and a faith that is unswerving. Youth will get to worship, play games, and be given consistent opportunities to engage in service together.

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide a fun, loving environment for youth in which they can learn about the Bible and experience the love of Jesus. We desire to assist parents in laying a solid spiritual foundation of Biblical principles that will guide them throughout their lives. Youth are the future, and they will shape the destiny of our world! We believe it is extremely important that we develop a world view of Kingdom Living in our youth.  We are focused on building and strengthening a real and growing relationship with Christ through relevant and age appropriate biblical teaching and practical life application skills.

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Directions


Directions


Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge  16761 Tiger Bend Road // Baton Rouge, LA 70817