We often describe ourselves as the "radical middle"--the
radical middle between traditional evangelical churches
on the one hand and the charismatic/pentecostal churches
on the other hand.
We are a part of the Vineyard Association of Churches. Vineyard churches root their theology in Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God, embracing an ‘inaugurated eschatology’ – where God’s beautiful future is breaking into our present experience. In the Vineyard, we see Jesus' teaching on the Kingdom of God as the overarching and integrating theme of Scriptures.
"What is a Vineyard church?"
The Vineyard is a growing denomination with about 600 churches in the United States and over 2,400 in the world. Some describe us as “empowered evangelicals” because of our unified emphasis on both the Word and the Spirit. We also often describe ourselves as the “radical middle”—the radical middle between traditional evangelical churches on the one hand and charismatic/Pentecostal churches on the other. We embrace all basic evangelical doctrines such as: the divinity of Christ; the literal death, burial and resurrection of Christ; salvation as a gift of God, by grace, through faith; the infallibility and authority of Scripture, etc. We also welcome the present active power, presence and gifts of the Holy Spirit, but we do it without any hype.