Welcome to our Updates page! We'll be keeping this page updated daily with everything you'll need to know in the coming weeks.
If you missed the most recent message, you can watch it on YouTube.
Many of you already choose to give your tithes and offerings online. Now is a great time to consider doing so if you aren't already. We are encouraging you to listen to the Holy Spirit and trust the Father when He says that He will do more than we can ever ask for or imagine.
Updates for the week of May 25th
After another week of quarantine, I sense that we are all way past cabin fever. I feel for the extroverts who desperately want to connect with others. I miss seeing people and catching up over a meal or cup of coffee.
For many, this season has led to stress, anxiety, and depression. How do we handle life when we face these fears and obstacles?
"We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. 2 Corinthians 6:10a TPT
How did Paul live in constant pressure and continually rejoice? How could he carry sorrow and write statements like "rejoice always" to the Philippians?
I believe Paul always carried a high view of God into every situation he encountered. The Latin phrase "Coram Deo" describes this as "living before the face of God". Having a a view of the all powerful Creator who loves me enough to give His life for me doesn't change my circumstances, but it certainly impacts my perspective.
What does it mean to you to live before the face of God? How may your life be different if you daily cultivated a high view God?
We are making plans to start up live services again on Sunday, June 14th. This, of course, is subject to guidelines from the Governor's and Mayor's offices. As of today, Phase 3 protocols from the Governor's office, allowing groups of up to 100 to meet in Marion County will begin June 1st.
We are preparing procedures for reopening the building. We have invested in commercial foggers to sanitize all surfaces, along with taking all necessary steps to make everyone feel comfortable and have a wonderful worship experience.
We'd love your input on coming back together live on Sundays. Please click here and fill out a quick online survey. It should only take about 1 minutes and will help us in our preparations to reopen. It is anonymous and we appreciate your participation.
Thank you for adapting to the Sunday services online. Last week, I thought Tana Cook brought a great message on trusting God. This week, Scott Himes is going to wrap up our Faith Over Fear series. Host a watch party on Facebook and invite your friends to attend online Services this Sunday, at 9:30 and 11:00 am. We will be on Facebook Live and YouTube Live, as well as our website.
During this time, we are trying to give each of staff pastors a rest. Tana Cook will be taking the next few weeks to rest and refresh her soul. If you need anything from Tana during this time, please contact myself or Scott Miller and we will try to assist you.
I have been challenged this last week by a book you may have heard of called, "Not a Fan" by Kyle Idleman. I am going to launch a series on Sunday, May 31st, by the same title. The question Kyle asks is, "Are you a fan or a follower of Jesus?" You won't want to miss this series. I encourage you to get the book and read it as well.
Our Prayer Line is continuing to take calls. The phone line is open every day. For prayer, call 317-222-5510 ext. 4.
Helping people within our spiritual family and caring for our neighbors and the poor cannot be done without you. You can give online at our website. You can mail in your tithes and offerings to:
Vineyard Life Church
612 N. High School Rd.
Indianapolis, In 46214
If you need prepaid offering envelopes, contact Starla and we will send you a packet.
Visit our website at vlindy.com for updates and information.
Each week our Kid City team is providing resources for our children to continue to grow as young disciples. Check out the resources at our Kid City page on the website.
Remember, God loves you, you are His child, and He is going to take care of you; and we are here to help.
In His Presence,
Tony & Lori
march 13th, covid-19 update