Vineyard Springbrook Update on In-Person Worship

Phased Re-Opening Plan Hello, Vineyard Springbrook! I wanted to give you an update on our plans for reopening our church in the coming weeks.  Our staff has been working with the administration of Alcoa Middle School and the Alcoa City School system to create a phased approach to in-person gatherings.  I know that within our congregation our thoughts and practices …

Vineyard Maryville Update on In-Person Worship

We are resuming in-person worship services on Sunday, June 14th. (We’ll still have our online service available every week as well.) But we’re going to need your help as we follow the recommendations of medical professionals, government officials, and the CDC.  Please REGISTER yourself and anyone else coming with you for our 9am or 11am service. Due to space we have to …

Dan Wilt explaining the Examen

When life feels out of control, it is so helpful to find practices and rhythms to ground you to what is true. Few things have shaped and formed me as a follower of Jesus quite like the practice of examen. When I have the courage to show up and create space, the Holy Spirit has used this prayer practice to …

Great News from Africa

Josh recently gave a missions update as we worshiped online. But there was a lot of great news in a small amount of time! I wanted to make sure you got it all. So, here’s a recent email from Josh. As you’ll see, there’s actually much more than we can fully report! With all the craziness of the past couple …

CULTIVATING COURAGE, CALM+CONNECTION DURING CORONAVIRUS

This video is a group of therapists and authors talking about healthy habits during the coronavirus.  It’s full of really helpful and practical ways to thrive during this season. It’s not too late to sign up for tonight’s teaching. This is for anyone who is experiencing anxiety, frustration, fear, or stress related to all the changes we are experiencing. This …

HOLY WEEK STATIONS 2020

Easter will look quite different for many of us this year. And as we mourn the loss of the ways we have typically celebrated, we think it is incredibly important to remember that the story of Easter has not changed. In order to prepare our hearts and our minds for the celebration of the Resurrection, our hope is to walk …

Pause for Worship

One of the great opportunities in all of this disruption, is time to worship and perhaps regain some perspective about what matters most to us. Why not take a few minutes to worship right now! Let Your Kingdom Come God So Loved

PRAYER/LITANY FOR UNCERTAIN DAYS

by Fran Pratt In my county schools, restaurants, and bars are closed, and gatherings larger than 10 people are banned. I find myself in a very different life: less church work (we are still pastoring digitally as best we can), educating my kids at home, worrying about the world. My spirit is able to find gratitude and meaning. But my …

Culture Shock… and a culture in shock.

From Josh Armstrong: Any American that has traveled to a foreign country with a culture radically different than the one they are used to has probably experienced the psychological phenomenon known as culture shock. As my wife Amanda and I were talking about the effect of the coronavirus on people’s mindsets, it struck Amanda that previously rational people are acting …

vineyard maryville hires a worship pastor!

We are so excited to announce that we’ve hired David Hawkins to be our new Worship Pastor at Vineyard Maryville! He begins, officially, on April 20th. Please be praying for David and his family, as they are planning a cross-country move at a VERY odd time! David grew up mostly in the Midwest, which is where he met his wife, …