At Vineyard Uusimaa we want to live out our faith in practice and build a Bible-based community where people are committed to Jesus and guided by His love to invite others into unity with Him. 1 Cor. 4:20 Our mission is built on four pillars: Love God. Love people. Build character. Live in community.

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  1. Loving God is our response to His love for us (1 John 4:19). From this understanding of the depth of God’s love for us has been born a trust in Him.
  2. We want to worship God and to live for Him.
  3. We listen to His voice daily.
  4. His Word and the understanding that we are members of a new covenant with Him guides us.
  5. We don’t live simply for experiences although we cherish God’s presence. Our faith is not based on feelings.

Love people

  1. Love determines our attitude to those around us. To live for God means to live for other people as well. (Phil. 2:1-5;)
  2. helping edited ver1We value openness and grace in our relationships.
  3. We value a relaxed and gentle atmosphere in our community.
  4. We encourage serving in practical ways, inside and outside the Christian community.
  5. We encourage Kingdom living in everyday life: Jesus lives through us.
  6. We encourage acceptance of difference which goes beyond mere tolerance.

Build character

  1. We encourage character growth. By building Character we become more loving people, displaying the fruits of the Spirit of God (Gal. 5:22-23;)characterTraits
  2. We emphasize intentional steps to growth remembering that we are all “in process”.
  3. We encourage speaking the truth in love knowing that this is a sign of maturity (Eph. 4:15;)
  4. We don’t need to fear mistakes nor conflict when we are motivated by love.
  5. Seeking God’s Kingdom is number one in our lives.

Live in community

  1. We go against the strong current of individualism in our society and encourage people to live in community.relationships are messy
  2. In community we are built up and healed.
  3. Our community is Jesus-centered not leader-centered.
  4. We encourage everyone to find their unique spiritual gifts and to use them for the building up of others, both inside and outside the church (Eph. 4:15-16; John 3:17; Matt. 25:31-46;).
  5. Our community doesn’t focus on “running a program” but rather we encourage each other to be outward focused, to “be the church”.