Date Founded: 1975
Membership/Number of Clergy: 181,474/2,852as of 2010
Headquarters: P.O. Box 2089, Stafford TX 77497
Schools & Seminaries: The Vineyard Institute trains church leaders and members in a distance education and online environment with some coursework shepharded by local pastors.
Core Beliefs: "From our beginnings Vineyard has been committed to the proclamation of the kingdom of God and to bearing witness to the deeds of the kingdom through healing (physical, emotional, and social), doing justice, and delivering those held captive by evil.
Since the kingdom of God is the future reign of God breaking into the present through the life and ministry of Jesus, we are a forward-leaning movement emphasizing the ever-reforming nature of the church engaging the world in love."
Short History: Founded by Kenn Gulliksen who founded a church in Hollywood in 1974, and felt that God called him to name it Vineyard in 1975. He transferred leadership of the seven Vineyard churches to John Wimber in 1982. The Vineyard Worship record label promotes their worship music to Vineyard and other Evangelical churches.
Local Churches: The Highland Vineyard is fairly close to campus at 1649 Cowling Ave., Louisville, KY 40205. Sanctuary, 630 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204 is also nearby. The Find a Church search box is on most pages of the website.