Our purpose is based upon the Great Commandment:
Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” -Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)
The Vineyard believes that we should know what the Bible says and do it. So, we are committed to both loving others and demonstrating that love. It's as we connect in the context of community that we truly learn to love the way Christ commanded. Discipleship cannot occur in isolation. We need relationship with others who are on the same journey in order to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Our focus on our home groups is one of the main ways we make those deeper connections with others.