Vineyard Church Glendora desires that all nations come to know of the saving grace and love of Jesus.Â Because of this, we have developed strategic partnerships with those building the Kingdom of God throughout the world.Â We are not only committed to individuals and organizations reaching out to the unreached outside of our immediate congregation, but we are also committed to developing ministries and teams from within our church as we see needs arise.Â Contact the church for information on upcoming trips.
There are 5 churches located on the Island of Bohol, 3 on President Garciaâ€™s Island north of Bohol, and 2 on the Island of Cebu.Â Most are located in rural areas where the population consists of subsistence farmers and fishermen.Â The churches are small, because there is no public transportation available in most areas, limiting the ability of locals to attend. Bohol is the 10thlargest Island in the Philippines, but is a very poor province economically.Â Most of the population is subsistence farmers or fishermen who rely on todayâ€™s earnings to feed their family today.
We believe that the Visayan Vineyard churches have the potential to saturate the province with multiple small churches. We see our role as providing training and equipping, challenging and encouraging our brothers and sisters to reach out to their communities with the love of Christ.
Vineyard Community Church works alongside the Visayan churches in various ways. Current activities include:
Student Sponsorship Program â€“ there are 54 elementary and high school studentsÂ attending school courtesy of sponsors who provide uniforms, backpacks,Â shoes and socks, school supplies, and school expenses.
Scholarship Program â€“ 14 students are attending various colleges and/or trade schools on scholarships, ranging from nursing to computer science.
Pastors Christmas Gathering â€“ each year we provide funds for the Visayan Vineyard pastors and their families to gather for a Christmas celebration.
Occasional Aid â€“ from time to time funds are provided for medical and other emergencies.Â We provided a replacement motor for a pump boat, a scooter for Pastor Ronnie Tacatani to use, funding for the incorporation of Vineyard Visayas, and for acquisition of VCF Dimiaoâ€™s property.
Aquaponics â€“ we are currently working on an aquaponics installation that will provide the local church membership with food, allow them to bless their community, and still have some excess food production to sell. We have a prototype up and running in Covina, and are planning others for local use. Our dream is to be able to provide the installation, start-up needs, training, and on-going support for multiple aquaponics installations throughout theÂ Visayan region and beyond.
Short-term missions teams â€“ we sent a team to Bohol in 2006, and 2009, and are planning to take a team in April or May of 2011 to work with a gathering of the Visayan Vineyards.
Out of Africa Missions is based in George, South Africa and operates a variety of projects aimed at uniting individuals, ministries, organizations and churches in demonstrating Godâ€™s love and mentoring people to make a difference in their communities. Click here for more info.
Greater Europe Mission desires for God to expand His Kingdom through all the peoples of Europe to the world. They accomplish this by rapidly reproducing churches throughout Europe. Click here for more info.
Mobilizing international teams to build transforming communities. International Teams sends 1200 workers to 210 teams in 66 countries to implement the transforming mission of Jesus. Vineyard Church Glendora supports a missionary to a Muslim community in North Africa.