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Ministry Contacts

Vineyard Columbus Pastors


Rich Nathan Senior Pastor

Jeff Baker, 614.259.5323

Executive Asst. Shelley McWherter, 614.259.5313

Stephen Van Dop, 614.259.5303


Dawn Stickel, 614.259.5503

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303

Admin. Asst. Deb George, 614.259.5358

Sarah Porto, 614.259.5409

Admin. Asst. Macy McPeek, 614.259.5369

Admin. Asst., 614.259.5341

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Admin. Asst. Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310

Executive Asst. Shelley McWherter, 614.259.5313

Admin. Asst. Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441

Admin. Asst. Dawn Stickel, 614.259.5503

Admin. Asst. Jeannine Panovich, 614.259.5316

Admin. Asst. Jessica Schultek, 614.259.5235

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Admin. Asst. Deb George, 614.259.5358

Admin. Asst. Richelle Chaffin, 614.259.5415

Admin. Asst. Dawn Stickel, 614.259.5503

Admin. Asst., 614.259.5341

Admin. Asst. Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289

Admin. Asst. Liz Ward, 614.259.5335

Admin. Asst. Tina Pinardi, 614.259.5305

Admin. Asst. Laura Wallace, 614.259.5390

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Admin. Asst. Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303

Amanda Nash Community Life Pastor

Church Planting

Andrew Oswalt Lane Avenue Campus Pastor

Community Center

Andy Saperstein Community Life Pastor


Bill Christensen Associate & International Ministries Pastor

Counseling Center Empowered Life

Valerie Middleton, 614.259.5242

Financial Ministry

Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505

FUSION: High School

Ellie Detrich, 614.259.5468

FUSION: Middle School

Michael Doom, 614.259.5517

Global Café

Benson Endicott, 614.259.5463

International Ministries

Macy McPeek, 614.259.5369

Joshua House

Richelle Chaffin, 614.259.5415

Marriage & Family Life

Laura Wallace, 614.259.5390

Men’s Life

Andy Saperstein, 614.259.5358

Phase III



Sher Isaacs, 614.259.5328

Small Groups Life

Deb George, 614.259.5358

Support for Life

Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289

Urban Ministry

Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441

Value Life

Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318


Tina Pinardi, 614.259.5305

Vineyard Institute

Ahdra Young, 614.259.5340


Liz Ward, 614.259.5335

Worship Arts

Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310

Weekday Building Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Ministry Center doors only open

Monday-Friday 5-10pm

South Main Lobby doors only open

Contents October 2014

4. When You’re Not in the Mood to Pray

by Rich Nathan

6. Global Impact

11. Connect

14. Grow

18. Serve & Lead

22. A Warm Welcome at La Viña by Brooke Bohinc

24. Give & Receive

26. October Calendar Service Times & Locations Cooper Road Campus

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, OH 43081

Saturdays, 6pm and Sundays, 9am & 11:30am

La Viña de Columbus

Spanish-Speaking Service at Cooper road Campus

Sundays, 11:30am

Joshua House

20-Somethings at Cooper Road Campus

Sundays, 6pm

Sawmill Campus

6561 Dublin Center Drive Dublin, OH 43017

Sundays, 9am & 11am

Lane Avenue Campus

The Ohio 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Drive Columbus, OH 43210

Sundays, 10am

East Campus

Berwick Altn. Elem. School 2655 Scottwood Road Columbus, OH 43209

Sundays, 10am

Brett Evans Fusion: Middle School Pastor Charles Montgomery East Campus Pastor Craig Allen Worship Arts Pastor Craig Heselton Executive Pastor

Dan Franz Urban Ministry Pastor

Daniel Nathan Community Center Pastor Diane Bauman Volunteer & Value Life Pastor Insoo Kim Ministry Strategies Pastor Irene Casale-Petrarca La Viña Campus Pastor John Cook Adult Education Pastor Jonathan Rue Young Adult Pastor Kerry Davis Community Center Pastor Kerry Davis Fusion: High School Pastor Kwesi Kambon Community Relations & Special Projects Pastor, 614.259.5237 Lorie Kaufman-Rees Support for Life Pastor Marlene Nathan Women’s Pastor Mike Szlapak Children’s Pastor Ron Hitchcock Marriage & Family Life Pastor Scott Engebretson Sawmill Campus Pastor Stephen Van Dop Church Extension & Evangelism Pastor Sue Burkett Discipleship, Empowered Life & Spiritual Formation Pastor, Admin. Asst. Valerie Middleton, 614.259.5242 Pastors may be reached by contacting his/her assistant at the extension given. All staff members are listed at


person doesn’t have to read the Bible for very long before

Of course, it is entirely possible that we are not in the mood to pray

discovering that one of the main businesses of life is

because we know that God is putting his finger on something that

prayer. The gospel writer, Mark, tells us that in the

we do not wish to change. So we avoid God and we avoid prayer.

morning a great while before day, Jesus rose and went out to a lonely

But if unwillingness to change is not the issue, take comfort! Not

place, and there he prayed. The apostles didn’t allow themselves to

being in the mood to pray is a normal experience.

get distracted with the busyness of life. Instead, they determined to give their attention to the Word of God and prayer.

need to be in a “homework mood” to do our homework, or in an

Prayer is the main way God changes us. “Prayer – secret, fervent,

“exercise mood” to exercise, or a “piano-playing mood” to practice

believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness,” wrote

piano. Anyone who has become a success at anything has done

the missionary William Carey. John Wesley, the founder of the

so by refusing to be determined by his or her moods. Successful

Methodist church, once said, “God does nothing but in answer to

living comes from making a decision (to pray, to do homework, to


exercise, or to practice the piano) regardless of how we feel. The

Yet, if we’re honest with ourselves, we often find that we are not

pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to

in the mood to pray for even 10 minutes. How should we act when

neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not

we’re not in the mood to pray? Here are some common ways that

in a praying mood because it would be dangerous to remain in so

we think about prayer that hinder us:

unhealthy a condition.”

great 19th century preacher, Charles Spurgeon, wrote: “We should

1. Prayer is not a spiritual test. For many people, a discussion about prayer reminds us of tests

3. Great feelings are not always associated with great answers to prayer.

that we have failed and spiritual standards that we haven’t met.

Hudson Taylor, the great missionary to China, received many

When we are asked, “How’s your prayer life? What has God been

extraordinary answers to prayer. Someone asked him late in life

speaking to you about in prayer?” or “How are you doing in your

whether he always felt joyful when he prayed. He replied that

devotions,” the typical reaction of most people is to feel shame.

“his heart usually felt like wood when he prayed” and that most

For most people, if we’re honest, we say, “Not very good. I’ve been

of his major victories came through “emotionless prayer.” John

failing on the test of prayer. I get so distracted with busyness, with

Wimber, the founder of the Vineyard Movement, rarely “felt”

getting the kids ready for school, and a million other things. I’m

anything. Yet he saw amazing answers to his prayers for healing.

not doing well at all regarding my prayer.”

My personal experience is that there has been no relationship

But prayer is not a test, which we pass or fail, or a standard that we fail to meet. Prayer is a privilege. We don’t have to get direction from God. We get to receive direction. We don’t have to satisfy our spiritual thirst. We get to drink in God’s presence. We Christians should not pray as an obligation or as a spiritual merit badge. Rather, prayer is something we get to do.

between my feelings and God’s responses.

4. No wonder it is hard to pray. We are trained in America to be self-reliant from childhood on, and to depend upon nobody. Our sinful pride gives good old American self-reliance a boost by demanding independence, especially from God. In addition, there is nothing Satan wants

2. Not being in the mood to pray is a normal experience.

to prevent more than us praying. An old nursery rhyme states:

It is important to recognize that not being in the mood to pray

world, and from the enemy, is it any wonder that we are often

is an incredibly common experience for Christians, even great

not “in the mood” to pray?

Christians. The fact is, no one “feels spiritual” all of the time. Moods shift, moods change like the weather. It is not always sunny (especially in Central Ohio). A cloud often dims our capacity to see the face of God. The spiritual life is simply not a continual


We do not need to be in a “prayer mood” to pray anymore than we

“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.” With all the opposition we face from our own flesh, from the

When you are in the mood, pray! When you are not in the mood, pray!

mountaintop experience for anyone. Even Jesus cried out, “My

As one English pastor put it, “When you cannot pray as you would,

God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

pray as you can!”



new members of vineyard columbus july 2014 newcomer’s class


Benjamin Brown

cooper rd Sarah Acker

Denise Fiallos

Adeola Balogun

Lynn Geiger

John Burton

William Geiger

Cynthia Coleman

Leah Kranstuber

Douglas Coleman

Daniel Manges

Siatta Dennis

Tamara Manges

Latrice Everett

Mercy Mbugua

Karen Farrell

Sheila Mbugua

Barbara Free

Michelle Schuster

Rida Gibson

Ronald Schuster

Jan Gray

Tia Starr

Shelvonna Green

lane avenue John Forloine

David Peterson

la viña

Ligia Alvarez Maria Lorenzetti Magbis Maldonado Jose Torres Maria Torres

joshua house Eryn Flemmings Emelie Hall Shahbaz Khan Matthew Seidel

Martina Grundy Carisa Hall Steven Hall Dawn Hendricks Christine Houghtaling Christy Howell Melissa Jacobs Stephen James Tessie Johnson Linda Jones Patricia Jones Jimmy Kawa Jeffrey Keys Dyanne Knight Justin Kojok

Looking for a Small Group? Check out the Small Group Finder at, keywords Small Group, or let an expert walk you through the process of finding a small group that’s just right for you. For more info, contact Deb George, 614.259.5358 or [email protected].

Newcomer’s Class Vivian Kojok Ashley Liming Logan Liming Andrew Lyons Isaac Mansaray Dianna McMahan Cheriece Moore Leah Morgan Beth Myatt Ivy Norris Phyllis Office Anthony Okonkwor Josephine Okonkwor Omolola Olaoye Edward Orlowski Nancy Orlowski Dennis Pierce April Randolph Andre Saunders Kimberly Saunders Diallo Sewell Erika Simmons Olufemi Sonoiki Jeffrey Stevens Dianna Taylor Christopher Turner Kim Williams Aaron Woodring

Sunday, November 9, 2:30-6pm Taught by Senior Pastor Rich Nathan Meet pastors and learn more about the history and beliefs of Vineyard Columbus. This class is required for membership. No pre-registration is necessary, unless you need childcare (available for ages 1 and older). Register for free childcare online. Next Newcomer’s Class: Sunday, January 11

La Viña: Spanish-Speaking Campus

Sundays, 11:30am, in the Chapel La Viña is a Spanish-speaking service at Cooper Road Campus in the Chapel. Our vision is to serve the Spanish-speaking community of Columbus, introducing them to the love of Jesus and seeing their lives transformed by the power of God. We are not just a church; we are a family in Christ. You are welcome to come as you are. To find out more, please contact Irene CasalePetrarca, 614.259.5254 or [email protected].

La Viña: Servicio en Español

Domingos, 11:30am, en la capilla (Chapel) La Viña es un servicio completamente en Español, nos reunimos en la capilla (chapel) en Cooper Road. Nuestra visión es servir a la comunidad de Columbus, presentándoles el amor de Jesús y ver sus vidas ser transformadas por el Poder de Dios. No somos solamente una iglesia además somos una familia en Cristo. Bienvenido como eres! Para más información, contactar a Irene Casale-Petrarca, 614.259.5254 o [email protected].


Wednesdays, 7-9pm, offsite meeting on October 15 Taught by John Cook and Anthony Cannon A midweek service between “big church” and a small group. Weekly gatherings will consist of worship, teaching, table discussion, fellowship and prayer ministry to help you transition from weekend services to small group community. Childcare is available. For more info, contact Deb George, 614.259.5358 or [email protected].


C.S. Lewis Book Club

Jeremiah 30:2 Writer’s Group

2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30-8pm Whether you enjoy journaling, poetry, or are working on short stories, novels or memoirs, you are welcome. This group offers support and encouragement for your writing projects. Come prepared to write, share and be part of a community of writers who love the Lord and want to develop this special gift. For more info, contact Jacqui Lewis-Lyons, 614.260.6637.

fusion: high school & middle school

For information on youth ministry at all our campuses, please visit and select “Locations.”

FUSION: High School Ministry

Saturdays, 6pm & Sundays, 11:30am, Cooper Road Campus Come meet God through a relevant message, passionate worship and connecting with other students! We meet on the second floor of the Ministry Center.

FUSION: Middle School Ministry

Saturdays, 6pm & Sundays, 9am & 11:30am, Cooper Road Campus Come meet God through a relevant message, passionate worship and connecting with other students! We meet in the Community Center Dance Room during the main services.

Parent Meeting: Grades 6-12

Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, after the weekend services We are super excited about what God has planned for Fusion High and Middle School this year! Parents, please attend one of these important meetings to hear the vision, meet the staff and see how you can partner with us to help your child navigate treacherous teenage waters. Let’s work together and see what God will do in the lives of our children.

joshua house The Service

Sundays, 6pm Joshua House is a community of people seeking to know God better. We gather together weekly for a service geared toward people in and around their 20s – young working adults, students, married couples, families and single people. Our style is informal, our message is relevant and our worship is modern. To learn more, check out

Campus Ministry

We have ministries at OSU, Columbus State, Capital University, CCAD and Otterbein. To connect, please contact Jess Gatton, 614.259.5288.

3rd Mondays, October 20, 7pm Join us at the Bookstore to discuss the writings of C.S. Lewis. For more info, contact Era, [email protected].


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to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


marriage & family life Chosen4Love

3rd Thursdays, 6:45-8:30pm Chosen4Love is a community of families with a passion for adoption and foster care. We serve as a resource for adoptive families and for people considering becoming foster or adoptive parents. We meet monthly (with childcare) for fellowship, sharing, prayer and periodic guest speakers. For more info, please contact Julie Pierce, 614.625.7335 or [email protected].

Home School Network

We are a Yahoo! Group network designed to support homeschoolers. We offer information, mom’s prayer nights, social times for moms and their children and many other opportunities to connect. For more information, please contact Bethany DeCrane, 614.891.4002 or [email protected].

phase iii Phase III

A Ministry of Time and Talent for the Third Phase of Life 1st Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am, Vineyard Community Center This ministry provides a place for retirees, those of retirement age or those approaching retirement to connect, grow, serve and lead in the Kingdom. For more info, contact Joanie Taddeo, [email protected].

sawmill campus Engage

1st Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Sawmill Campus Engage is a monthly prayer service where attendees meditate on scriptures and listen to what the Lord is saying. There is also a focus on prayer for special needs, congregational leaders and programs. For more info, please contact Dustin Jasinski, [email protected].


Girlfriendz Night

Friday, November 14, 7:30-9pm If you want more married and single girlfriends who listen, inspire and support you, join Sher, Singles Ministry Coordinator, as we connect and plan more girlfriend activities, groups and events. Snacks provided. Please register online. For more info, contact Valerie Freeman, [email protected].

Girlfriendz Game Nights

Singles Book Club

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm Please join us as we explore amazing books. In October we’ll read “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn. For more information, contact Karen Marshall, [email protected].

Free Social Friday Dance Classes

1st & 3rd Fridays, September-May, 7:30-10pm These free dance classes are followed by practicing to music and socializing. Adult singles and married couples are welcome. No partner is necessary. No childcare is provided. Dress is casual. For more info, contact Debbi Brannon, [email protected].

support for life Celebrate Recovery

Fridays, 7pm A Christ-centered recovery fellowship for those desiring to heal from any hurts, habits or hang-ups. This is a safe place to share pain, struggles, victories and hope with others focused on Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include worship, teaching, sharing and fellowship. Come experience God’s loving power to transform! No childcare available. For more info, contact Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289 or supportforlife@

Mom’s Refresh

Friday, October 24, 9:30-11am Next meeting: Friday, November 21 Moms of young children gather to get refreshed in God. We have a time of worship, a short devotional and ministry time to help us recognize God in this crazy stage of life. We provide childcare for $3/child, $5/family for children ages 1-5 who are registered. Afterwards, we bring lunches and eat together with our kids from 11am-noon. Contact Kayla Price at price.kayla.m@ to register for childcare or for more information.

Soul Provider

A place to connect with God & other moms who are single 2nd Fridays, 6:30pm Soul Provider is a ministry for moms who are single with children up to 18 years of age and still in high school. Please join us for dinner, kids’ programming and a time for spiritual encouragement and renewal as we rely on the Lord who “restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3). For more info, contact Zandra McEntie, 614.899.8390 or [email protected]. Dinner and childcare (ages 1-12 years) are FREE, but you must register in advance by contacting Carrie Lucas, 614.259.5345 or carrie. [email protected].

vineyardkids Harvest Bash

Friday, October 31, 6:30-8:30pm, Cooper Road Campus For ages 2-14 years & their families; $2 per child Join us in a friendly, safe environment to celebrate Jesus this fall. Children can win prizes and candy at over 60 games, enjoy inflatables, go through a hay maze and more. Kids may wear God-honoring costumes. To volunteer, see the Serve & Lead section.


Connect with us on Facebook. Find us by searching “Vineyard Columbus Women’s Ministry.”

Lil’ Tots Open Gym

Wednesdays, 10am-noon Meet in the Community Center Gym for tons of fun. This free open gym is designed for children ages 5 and under to promote social and gross motor development. Adults must accompany and supervise their children. For more information, contact Emily Wilkins, [email protected].

Friday, October 10, 6pm, Sawmill Campus Join Christian girlfriends, married and single, for a fun night out. Please bring games, dominoes or cards and a snack to share. For more info, contact Valerie Freeman, [email protected].


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to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


Are You a New Follower of Jesus?

We would love to help you get started in your journey. For more info, please contact Sue Burkett, 614.259.5379.

Baptism Classes

Saturdays, November 15 & 22, after the services Sundays, November 16 & 23, after the services In order to participate in baptism you must attend one of the required classes listed above. More info on baptism may be found online or at the Info Counter in the Lobby.

Baptism Celebrations

Saturday, December 6, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus Sunday, December 7, 9am & 11:30am, Cooper Road Campus Next Baptism: January 31 & February 1, 2015

Acts of the Apostles

Mondays, 7-8:45pm, beginning October 20 or Tuesdays, 10:15-11:45am, beginning October 21 Pastor John Cook teaches through the Acts of the Apostles verse-by-verse, with in-depth teaching and how to apply God’s Word in our lives. Detailed notes handed out. Each class stands alone; no need to attend each session. Classes are 90 minutes in lecture format. No childcare is provided.

Community Center

Search for Significance Workshop

Sundays, October 5-November 16, 2-4pm This eight-week co-ed group targets self-defeating thoughts that trigger self-doubt, fear, and a cycle of negative thinking. We want to walk alongside you on this journey to discovering your true significance from God’s perspective. We will use Robert S. McGhee’s, “The Search of Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes” as the foundation. Copies are available at the Bookstore, but purchasing the book is not required for participation.

empowered life

For more info about Empowered Life events, contact Valerie Middleton, 614.259.5242.

Open Prayer for Healing Sessions

Saturdays, October 11 & 25, 9-11am Monday, October 13, 7-9pm Thursday, October 30, 7-9pm Open to anyone needing physical, emotional or deliverance healing prayer.


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3rd Fridays, October 17, 7pm At Vineyard Columbus we are empowered evangelicals, which means that we want to make room in our lives for the Holy Spirit. Encounter is an opportunity to engage the Holy Spirit through worship, the arts and spiritual gifts, encounter his presence and experience his power. No childcare is provided.

Healing 3: Deliverance, Generational Healing & Restoration

Saturday, October 4, 9am-1:30pm Do you desire to see your brothers and sisters in Christ free to live as God has called them? This class is an introduction to learning how to pray for Kingdom freedom in the lives of others. Healing 1 and 2 must be completed before taking this class.

marriage & family life


Marriage and Family Life has a parent coach ministry where parent coaches encourage and equip parents to honor God and reflect his love to their children. If you are interested in being coached as a parent, contact Angel Self, 614.259.5496 or [email protected] to receive more info.

Saturday, October 11, 9am-3pm Join us to find hope for a new, present or future relationship. Living Single enables you to take healthy steps toward all types of relationships. The DVD series will be facilitated by Earl Fisher, Ph. D., [email protected]. Adults in the community welcome. This event is free, however workbooks will be available for $10 at the door. We will take a collection and order pizza or you may provide your own lunch. Please register online.

Parent Coaching

Blueprints for the Family: Foundations for Parenting

Serve & Lead.

Saturday, November 15, 9am-1pm This class is designed to encourage parents to walk faithfully with God as they parent their children. It is required for those interested in being coached as a parent. Register online. Childcare is available (ages 1 and up) for $3/child or $5/family if registered at least a week in advance. For more info, contact Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365 or mindy.layman@

Small Group Leaders

How2Become1 Premarital & Stepfamily Classes

Looking for Ways to Serve in Healing Prayer?

Go to page 18 and see “Hospital Visitation Training” under

Living Single Seminar

support for life

You can find a complete list of our Support for Life groups online at or by visiting the Small Groups Counter in the Lobby.

Healthy for the Holidays

Thursdays, October 2-November 6, 7-9pm Open to all committed dating and engaged couples and those remarrying and/or creating a stepfamily. Learn how to have the kind of marriage God intended. Required for those getting married at Vineyard Columbus. Open to all. Cost is $10 per person. Register online. For more info, contact Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365 or [email protected].

Saturday, November 22, 9am-1pm The holidays are full of fun, festivities, families – and when you add that all up, that can equal STRESS! Join us as we consider why a holiday that is characterized by peace, hope and joy can be such a difficult time for so many people – and learn how to manage your expectations, appetite, budget and relationships in a healthy, not harried, way this year! Childcare available $3 per child, 5$ per family with advance registration only. For more info, contact the Support for Life Team, 614.259.5289 or [email protected].

Beginning Tuesday, January 13, 6:30-9:30pm 15 weeks, 15 different instructors, one epic story. Perspectives in the World Christian Movement is coming to Vineyard Columbus January 13th. Learn about God’s plan for reaching all the nations. This course will teach you the theological, historical and strategic basis for missions. Cost is $250. University credit is available for $500. For more information or to register: Search for Columbus Ohio 2015 class. For more information, contact Donna Kuhn at Donna_ [email protected].

Parent Seminar: Right of Passage

Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

Guiding Your Teen into Adulthood Monday, October 20, 7-8:30pm Childcare available (ages 1 and up) for $3/child or $5/family if registered at least one week in advance. Register online. For more information go to, keywords Parent Seminar, or contact Laura Wallace, 614.259.5390 or [email protected].

Thursdays, starting October 9, 7-9pm, pre-registration requested by October 7 (not meeting October 30) This is an eight-week co-ed class providing biblical wisdom and practical advice on dealing with and learning to overcome depression and anxiety. Each class includes teaching, sharing, homework and prayer. For more information and to register, contact Toni King at [email protected].

Financial ministry

Dating Without Drama

Caring for Loved Ones – Caregiver Support

Saturday, November 8, 9am-1pm Open to all singles and dating couples. This class will provide practical info on how to begin and sustain a vibrant dating relationship by avoiding the drama that unfolds whenever dating relationships lose their focus and purpose. Cost is $5 per person. Scholarships are available. Register online. For more info, please contact Mindy Layman, 614.259.5365 or mindy. [email protected].

Would you like someone to visit your small group to teach on hearing God, healing or other Empowered Life subjects? Contact Valerie Middleton, 614.259.5242 to find out more about our small group visitation teams.

international ministries Perspectives 2015

Designing Your Legacy: Estate Planning Workshop

Saturday, October 25, 9:30am Learn how to pass on your values, not just your valuables. Learn from experts how to establish your own living trust, as well as other important issues and documents. No pressure, no commitments, no cost. Please register online at, keywords Estate Planning.

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7pm If you provide long-term or short-term care, or if you are caring for a terminally-ill loved one, you’re invited to join this support group. Each meeting includes teaching, personal sharing and ministry time. For more information, please contact Bev Williams, be[email protected] or Debbie Johnson, 614.529.5289.

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

1st Tuesdays, 7-9pm This group is an opportunity for grandparents to share the joys and the struggles of parenting again with those who understand. Each month guest speakers will address a relevant topic. Childcare is available upon request and registration. Please contact Debbie Johnson at debra.johnson@ or 259-5289 for more information.

Culture Shock USA

Fridays, October 17-December 19, 7:30-9:30pm Culture Shock! Discussion and support for individuals and families new to the USA or recently returned from living abroad. Together we will learn how to process and adjust to the many life changes we are experiencing. Each meeting introduces a new relevant topic, discussion, practical help and prayer. Space is limited. Please contact janara.walker@vineyardcolumbus. org to register.

DivorceCare for Men

Thursdays, through November 13, 7:30-9:30pm DivorceCare is a friendly and caring group of men who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This 13-week support program is for men who are separated and/or divorced and it can be joined at any time. For more info, contact Ian Best, [email protected] or contact Support for Life, 614.259.5289.


Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm This co-ed discussion/support group for those grieving the death of a loved one lasts 13 weeks and can be joined at any time. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. For more information on this Bible-based program, contact the Support for Life Team, 614.259.5289 or Tammy Budde, [email protected].

Integrity for Women

This group is for women who desire healing for sexual brokenness while finding freedom from addiction, shame and rejection. This group is cyclical and is closed to new participants after the first class. Pre-registration is required. For more info, email [email protected].


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Loving Someone with Mental Illness

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm Not meeting in December & April Support group for families and friends of people with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, etc.). Each meeting includes a short teaching, discussion and prayer. For more info, contact Karen Twinem, 614.439.8475 or Jane Flewellen, jflewellen@

Understanding Anger & Conflict

Wednesdays, 7-9pm Anger and conflict are part of our lives. Learn what God has to say about these basic issues, how to resolve conflict and live in peace with others. For more information about this group, please contact Debbie, 614.259.5289 or debra.johnson@

Operation Danger Close

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9-10:30am Formerly known as Operation Freedom, this co-ed group is for current and former military personnel troubled by combat deployments. The group uses a programmed text followed by prayer to explore the Christian response to combat. Contact Dan at [email protected]


Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm We disciple 1st-6th grade kids by helping to shape values, build character and provide the tools needed for students to develop a strong moral foundation through: Biblical teaching, Scripture memorization, building relationships with leaders and peers and having fun! Cost: $30 per child per school year (includes: T-shirt & workbooks) Register and pay online at or sign-up at the VineyardKids or Kidz Quest counter during the weekend services.


Hearts Restored Support Group

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7-9pm When women experience sexual betrayal in marriage, they are in crisis and need understanding and encouragement. This group is open to anyone who feels they need help. At each meeting, there will be a short teaching, but the main focus will be on sharing and prayer. No registration is necessary. For more info, contact [email protected].

A Soldier’s Prayer

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm This is a time of prayer for servicemen, their families and friends. For more information contact Marvin Daniels at [email protected]


Baby Dedication Classes

Saturdays, October 18 & 25, 7:45pm Sundays, October 19 & 26, 1:15pm Application deadline: Sunday, October 26 Attendance is required on a one-time basis. Please bring your completed application to the class. These are available online and at the Info Counter. Baby Dedication: Saturday, November 8, 6pm & Sunday, November 9, 11:30am For more info, contact Beth, beth.b[email protected]. Next Baby Dedication: February 21 & 22

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


If you are not sure where you want to serve, or want to explore other opportunities, please contact Diane Bauman, 614.259.5318 or [email protected]. You can also find a complete list of our Serve & Lead opportunities at, keywords Serve and Lead.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 3-5pm, and Fridays, 12-5pm, for 2-3 hours. For more info, contact Jeff, 614.259.5323 or [email protected].

community center

Coaches, Referees & Volunteers Needed

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Consider coaching kids in grades K-8 this fall! Evaluations take place in early November. Practices begin in December. The basketball season is January-mid-March (commitment is one hour during the week and one hour Friday or Saturday mornings for eight weeks). For more info, contact Jerome Smith, 614.259.5394, [email protected].

Teach a Class at the Community Center

If you are a member of Vineyard Columbus and want to share your talents with the community, consider teaching a class at Vineyard Community Center. We will soon be working on our programming for this winter and would like to include your program. Computer training, education, dance, gymnastics, arts, sports and fitness are just some of the areas in which you can serve. We especially need computer classes and art programs. We are open to new program ideas as well. For more info on how to get started, contact Kerry Davis, 614.259.5502 or [email protected].

Zone After-School Program

Monday-Friday, 3:30-6pm Volunteers can serve as classroom helpers, homework helpers, reading buddies and tutors. A few hours a week can make a big difference in the life of a child! To volunteer, please contact Nikki Mills, [email protected].

Vineyard Free Health Clinics

We need dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists and prayer volunteers. For more information, contact Carol Achmoody 614.259.5512 or [email protected].

empowered life

Hospital Visitation Training

Wednesday, October 8, 7-9pm or Saturday, October 18, 9-11am If you would like to visit attendees or members of our church who need short-term hospitalization, please attend one of these training dates.


October 2014 •

global café

Global Café Volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers with a sunny disposition who share our desire to serve others for Christ through an enriched atmosphere of fresh, from scratch, all-natural food. For a list of ways to volunteer, visit global-cafe/serve-lead.

international ministries VC International Teams

For more information about our teams sharing Jesus overseas, email us at [email protected].

Disaster Relief Volunteers Needed

VC is forming teams to serve in disaster relief response. We’re looking for men and women interested in serving in first response, search and rescue, shelter support, debris clean-up and construction. If interested, please contact Janara Walker, 614.259.5410 or [email protected].

English as a Second Language Volunteers

If you have a heart for internationals and enjoy teaching, we need volunteers to teach and assist our daytime and evening ESL classes. For more info, contact Janara Walker, 614.259.5410 or [email protected].

International Friendships (IFI)

International Friendships (IFI) is a ministry that partners with Vineyard Columbus to show hospitality and God’s love to international students at OSU. Please see the volunteer opportunities below. For more info, contact Jessica Burchett, [email protected], or Jon-David Hawks, 740.258.4042.

English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner

Become a conversation partner for an international student, help them practice their English, learn about American culture and more! We also need individuals and families to be friendship partners. Meet with an international student or couple monthly for a meal or activity. For more info, visit

IFI Internship Program

Do you have intern positions in your place of work? We would like to place interns (20 hours/week) in the chemical industry, actuarial science, finance/accounting, statistical analysis, web design/media and marketing. Change the world, one international student at a time! For more info, contact Estera Pirosca, [email protected]. For financial donations, visit

Meals for Friday Night Bible Studies If you love to cook and feed large groups of people, this could be the perfect service opportunity for you. IFI needs people to help organize, prepare and distribute food at these meetings. If you or your small group are interested in serving, contact Tiria, [email protected].

Small Group Outreach for IFI

Is your group looking for an outreach opportunity that involves impacting the nations with the gospel? IFI reaches out to international students at OSU. There are several opportunities for small groups to help “reach the world” together. Your small group can help by preparing food for a Bible study, making welcome bags, greeting new students, hosting a used furniture sale and more. For more info, visit


Singles Event Team Needed

Random Fridays We need good organizers and communicators to help make people feel welcomed, develop strong friendships and get connected into our community through activities and events. Contact Valerie Freeman, [email protected].

Social Fridays Dance Class Volunteers Needed

1st & 3rd Fridays, September-May, 7:30-10pm If you like helping people feel welcome or know how to Cha Cha, Swing, Rumba and Waltz, join our team and be a part of one of the most fun ministries at Vineyard Columbus. For more info, contact Debbi Brannon, [email protected].

lane avenue campus

support for life

There are many ways you can serve in prayer at Lane Avenue Campus (prior to our service, for individual’s requests, for our community and world, etc.). More info about each opportunity is available online at or contact Elisa Katschka, [email protected].

Lay counselors are trained Vineyard Columbus members who come alongside brothers and sisters in Christ going through difficult seasons. Please fill out an application at supportandrecoveryapplicationtoserve. For more info, contact the Support for Life Team, 614.259.5289 or supportforlife@

Opportunities to Serve in Prayer

marriage & family life Parent Coach Training

Saturday, November 1, 9am-4pm Many parents would like to meet with others who have navigated the challenges of raising children. We have opportunities for both single and married parents to serve as parent coaches. If this sounds like you, we can train you to share the grace that God has given you to encourage parents as they seek to follow the Lord in raising their kids. Contact Laura Wallace, 614.259.5390 or laura.wallace@vineyardcolumbus. org, for more info or for an application.

men’s life

Helping Hands

Saturdays, 9am-12pm Helping Hands is a ministry supported by men who desire to serve families in our community who need help with minor repairs and upkeep around their homes. These families are usually made up of single-parent homes, the elderly or those who cannot afford to pay for the repairs on their own. If you are interested in volunteering, please leave a message at 614.259.5326 or [email protected].

Become a Lay Counselor

Become a Support for Life Group Leader

If you’ve benefited from support and healing during a difficult life situation, consider leading a Support for Life group. Support for Life groups provide an opportunity to experience love and healing alongside those with similar struggles. Please fill out an application at For more info, contact the Support for Life Team, 614.259.5289 or [email protected].

urban ministry

Urban Ministry is a bridge between our church and the people of Columbus. We give food to the hungry, care for the sick and bring hope to prisoners and the homeless. For a more complete list of ways to serve, visit or contact Rhodie Shreve for details, 614.259.5441 or rhodie.shreve@

Food Pantry Ministries

Our Locations: Fruit of the Vine Food Pantry: 181 East Fifth Avenue We especially need extra hands for our Farmer’s Market at our Fifth Avenue Pantry: 3rd Saturdays, through October, 8:15am Small groups need to be scheduled to serve at Fruit of the Vine Pantry, so contact Rhodie. Individuals may serve any Saturday, 8am-12pm. Carpool if possible, due to limited parking space.

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


Northside Food Pantry: 4664 Cleveland Avenue For Northside Pantry, park along Chester Road to allow guest parking around the building. You can also help once a month to sort food at Vineyard Columbus. Find info about each pantry at, keywords Food Pantries, or request an info sheet by email from Rhodie. Community Fellowship Dinner 1st Wednesdays, 6pm, Northside Food Pantry 4664 Cleveland Avenue To sign up, please contact Lorraine Mercado, 813.507.9388 or [email protected]. Garden for Others Serve in the Urban Ministry Community Garden on North Fourth Street, just minutes from the food pantry. Individuals and small groups welcome. No experience necessary. Email Kelly your availability at [email protected]. Monday Night Service Mondays, 6pm, Fruit of the Vine Pantry, 181 East Fifth Avenue Small groups can plan, prepare and serve a meal (we can provide meal ideas). For more info, contact Kelly, 614.915.2743 or [email protected].

Homeless Ministries The Vannie Project

This ministry makes sleeping mats for the homeless using plastic grocery bags. Volunteers are needed to prep the bags and also to crochet the mats. For more info and a schedule of meetings, contact Dixie Vargo, 614.937.7445 or [email protected].

Prison Ministries

Help inmates grow into disciples of Christ.

Women Serving Women – Prison Ministry

Become a part of changing lives. There are different ministry opportunities for women to serve in at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and Franklin Medical Center – Zone A. For more info, contact Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or deborah.scott@

Franklin Medical Center Parenting Classes

We would like to offer parenting classes for pregnant moms at the Franklin Medical Center, the prison hospital. If you are interested in volunteering and feel called by the Lord to equip moms in prison, please contact Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or [email protected]. Class materials will be provided. Some training is necessary.


October 2014 •

Men Serving Men – Prison Ministry Franklin County Jail, Jackson Pike & Delaware County Jail We minister to men at worship services. Volunteer with worship, prayer team or just help at the service. Delaware County Jail: 1-2 Saturdays/month, 10-11:30am Franklin County Jail: 3rd Saturdays, 8-10:30am

Jackson Pike: 3rd Saturdays, 6:45-8:45pm Contact Scott Osborn, 740.244.6528 or [email protected]. Franklin County Jail: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8-10:30am Contact John, 614.578.8371 or [email protected].

Construction Trainers Circleville Department of Youth Services Outreach Training: Mondays, 10am-12pm, in Circleville We are looking for men with construction/handyman backgrounds to help provide basic training for young boys in Vocational Bridge Professional Classes. For more details, contact John Holt, 614.554.3797 or [email protected].

Visiting the Elderly

Bryden Place: Thursdays, 7:20-8:30pm, 1169 Bryden Road Minerva Park: 2nd Sundays, 2pm, 5460 Cleveland Avenue Sterling House: 1st & 4th Sundays, 2-4pm, 6377 Cooper Road Help with a service and visit with the residents. For more info, contact Chuck Fisher, 614.259.5403.

Minerva Park Health Care & Rehab

Tuesdays, Bingo Night, 6:30-7:30pm Thursdays and third Saturday, Bible study Visit with residents for Tuesday Bingo Night. We also ask the residents who they would like to pray for during this time. Small groups are encouraged to come and you can bring your children and your dogs! Contact Rhodie, 614.259.5541 or rhodie. [email protected].

value life

Baby Items Sorting/Organizing

We are looking for someone to help sort baby items and keep the Value Life store room organized. If you have great attention for details and love to organize, this is the opportunity for you! Help needed 2-4 hours, once or twice a week: Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday between 11am-3pm. Please contact Jeannine Panovich, 614.259.5316 or jeannine.panovich@

vineyard institute (vi)

Vineyard Institute (VI) is the premier educational provider for the Vineyard movement, formed to develop leaders at all levels of church life through high quality theological training. Visit to apply. For more info, contact Ahdra Young, 614.259.5340 or [email protected].

vineyardkids AWANA

Disciple 1st–6th grade kids by helping to shape values, build character and provide the tools needed for students to develop a strong moral foundation. For questions or more info, contact Ryan Hatfield at [email protected] or (740) 404-2517.

Harvest Bash

Friday, October 31, 6:30-8:30pm, Cooper Road Campus Volunteer to make this large event a welcoming, fun experience for kids 2-14 years old. Set up on Thursday, October 30 at 12pm or 7pm. Helpers needed during and after Harvest Bash, too. To serve, contact Jerrie Charles, 614.259.5413 or jerrie.charles@


Hearts Restored Training Class

Saturday, October 18, 9-10:30am Hearts Restored, a ministry dedicated to the healing and recovery of women wounded by their spouse’s sexual betrayal, is hosting a special training for Vineyard pastors and leaders. Learn more about this problem, the resources we have available and how to offer support in a helpful and effective way. Open to pastors, small group leaders, counselors, lay counselors and Hearts Restored volunteers/mentors. To register, email your name and contact information to HeartsRestored@iCloud. com. Seating is limited.

Women in Leadership

If you are a woman who feels called to leadership, contact [email protected] to learn about upcoming training classes and leadership opportunities that may be available to you.

Human Trafficking Updates

Would you like to receive email updates related to what Vineyard Columbus is doing to fight human trafficking? Contact Connie Anderson at [email protected]. Facebook users: check out the “Price of Life - Great Lakes East Region” Facebook page for regular updates on the global, national and local fight against human trafficking and ways to get involved.

worship arts

Serve with Worship Arts

The Worship Arts Ministry is looking for experienced musicians (all instruments and vocalists) for all our Worship Teams. We are specifically looking for instrumentalists (especially nontraditional instruments) and bi-lingual vocalists. Pick up a worship application at the Info Counter or contact Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310 or [email protected].

Weekend Service Media Arts Team

We need skilled volunteers to help with live video, live graphics, lighting, camera, audio mixing and stage work during the weekend services, especially for Joshua House. Computer experience preferred for live graphics and video. Experience required for audio mixing. No experience is needed for camera, stage and lighting. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at [email protected].

Early Childhood Worship Ministry

Share your love for Jesus with children through music! Volunteer to lead children in worship once a month during our weekend services. Contact Myra Gaiters, 614.259.5486 or [email protected].

other opportunities Writers and Editors

If you have professional experience writing or editing, and would like to volunteer your talents to encourage others, please contact vineyard.communication@vineyardcolumbus. org. Please include two two-page samples of your work.

Daytime Clerical Assistance

Weekdays, Thursday and/or Friday The Volunteer Ministry is looking for people to assist with clerical tasks. If you’re available 2-4 hours between 10am-3pm on Thursday and/or Friday weekly, contact Jeannine Panovich, 614.259.5316 or [email protected].

Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors Needed

Guide clients through a user-friendly, web-based computer program to access public benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, free tax filing, etc. If you are a church member and would love to serve, contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or [email protected] (for the Fifth Avenue or Northside Food Pantries), or contact Maria Broeckel, 614.259.5296 or [email protected] (for the Vineyard Community Center). Learn more at

Baker’s Delight

If you enjoy baking and serving, we need you! We serve the women’s shelter, single moms, children’s volunteers, various women’s ministry events, newcomer’s class, nursing homes and many others. Contact Mia Byrne, [email protected] or 614.751.5083.

Bridge Builders

Be a friend to an awesome child, teen, or adult with special needs! Bridge Builders is a ministry for people affected by disability who want to be part of VC Church Community during the 9am service. For more info about serving children: [email protected]; middle school: christy[email protected]; and teens/adults [email protected]

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


At age 19, Magaly moved to Sydney, Australia with her mother, Eva,

Petrarca, who was the Pastoral Coordinator for La Viña. At that

and brother, Antonio, to be close to her mother’s family. In Sydney,

time, Irene was praying for and planning to launch La Viña, which

Magaly attended university and built a life for herself. Although

she started a month later and now pastors. After hearing Irene’s

she enjoyed living in Australia, her brother did not, which led to his

vision for the Spanish-speaking campus, Magaly responded as a

move and the eventual move Eva and Magaly made to the United

servant and committed to volunteering in any way she could.

States. Family is so important to Magaly that Sydney could not feel like home without them.

After La Viña began holding services, Magaly got laid off

After moving to Columbus, Ohio, Magaly got a job with Chase as

surprise by this, but also how she saw God’s hand in it. “This past

a mortgage underwriter. With her love of numbers, the job was a perfect fit. “My boss was great, as were my co-workers and schedule. I also loved the salary I was making!” Outside of work, Magaly spent much of her time living “la vida loca,” which included a lot of time at bars drinking with friends late into the night. “I thought church was too boring, and I didn’t believe that going would fix my life. Plus, I don’t like waking up early on Sundays,” she said with a laugh. Despite Magaly’s excuses, her good friend, Niny, continued inviting Magaly to Vineyard Columbus. By the time she felt ready to give the church and God a chance, Magaly was overwhelmed by the emptiness in her life.


year has worked like a snowball effect. I think everything needed to happen as it did so I could really commit to God and grow in the community of La Viña.” Based on the views she had of God before receiving Christ, Magaly would have seen her lay-off as punishment. Now, she beamed when stating that our God is a God of love. God used this difficult time in Magaly’s life to grow and transform her as his disciple. Irene agreed that she’s seen much growth and transformation in Magaly in the past year. It is easy to see that Magaly is thirsty for more of God and desires to grow in her understanding and love for him. Magaly’s faithfulness to La Viña has encouraged Irene.

Growing up, the most interaction Magaly had with God

“Magaly committed to La Viña even before it launched. She has

and the church was her baptism as an infant and her first

been helping with the Hospitality Team since the beginning and

communion in the Catholic Church. For her, the rituals felt more

volunteers for our events.” Irene noted that because of Magaly’s

about maintaining the cultural norm than about her personal

involvement with La Viña, Magaly got baptized in December 2013.

transformation or being embraced by a community of believers. “We were God-believers, but we didn’t have a Bible at home and we never prayed,” Magaly explained. “God was only mentioned when we did something wrong. Our parents would warn me that

On any given Sunday, you can find Magaly, with her boyfriend, Jose, greeting those who walk into the La Viña service. “I want everybody who sees me at the door to feel welcomed in the same way I was welcomed.”

“I am still in diapers.” That is how Magaly Centeno describes

if I did something bad, God would punish me,” she said while

the stage of Christianity she is in now. As Magaly sat across me,

shaking her finger in a pretend scolding.

The main thing that Magaly wanted to communicate about her

“I came cautiously to my first church service at Vineyard Columbus

story is that Jesus brings change. “I feel like another person. I know

pouring out the story of her life – the way she encountered Jesus at Vineyard Columbus, and how she is growing at La Viña, our Spanish-speaking campus – what resonated with me was that this woman is an example of God’s goodness. Magaly is being transformed into a disciple of God and welcomed into his family through the help of this church. Magaly was born in Machala, Ecuador. When she was 15, her parents divorced, which she described as changing everything. As the youngest of five siblings and the only child still at home, Magaly was most directly affected by the divorce. “I am more


unexpectedly from her job. As she shared, you could still sense her

in August of 2013. I’d never been to a church in the United States and expected little of the service.” Despite her low expectations, the Holy Spirit was moving. Ten minutes into the service, Magaly was in tears. “I felt that all Rich Nathan was saying was about me.”

that, because people that used to know me can see the change in my life. I feel free.” What Magaly loves most about Vineyard Columbus is that we follow God’s pattern and there is something here for everybody. Both Magaly and Irene describe the people of

When the service ended and Rich asked for people who wanted to

La Viña as a family. “You can feel the love of God in every smile and

receive Jesus to come forward and get prayer, Magaly didn’t think

person that walks in,” Magaly shared. If Magaly is but a glimpse of

twice. “I just walked. I was on the 2nd floor, so it was a really long

what you can see when visiting a La Viña service, then you are in

walk,” she chuckled as she remembered the experience. “I felt like

for a warm welcome.

every tear that was coming out of me was healing my heart.”

For more information about La Viña, please contact Pastor Irene

mature now so I understand what happened,” she said, but that

Magaly’s first visit was just the beginning. She started attending

Casale-Petrarca, 614.259.5245 or irene.casale@vineyardcolumbus.

still didn’t take the sadness from her voice or the tears from her

Vineyard Columbus regularly and went to the Newcomer’s Class

org. Para más información, contactar a Irene Casale-Petrarca,

eyes as she spoke.

that September. During the class, Magaly met Irene Casale-

614.259.5245 o [email protected].



Backpack Drive

It’s back-to-school time! Do you know what that means? Great deals on backpacks! Urban Ministry is looking for new, sturdy backpacks to be used during the Christmas season to be delivered to the homeless camps. Please label the backpack “Urban Ministry” and place them in the wire bins at any entrance. Contact Jenney Rice, jenney.rice@vineyardcolumbus. org, with any questions.

Aunt Mary’s Story Book Project

Women Serving Women prison ministry offers a program to incarcerated moms that enables them to record themselves reading a book to their children. We gift wrap the CD and the book to send to the children. We are now accepting donations of new gift wrapping paper, CDs (blank CD-R, preferably printables) and bubble mailing envelopes (“Airjacket” sizes 4, 5 and larger). Please contact Deborah Scott, 614.259.5348 or [email protected].

Haiti Orphanage Donations

Help us support our partnership with Eyes Wide Open Int’l. by donating new items for children (ages 2-18). We need flip flops, packages of underwear, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and girl’s hair bands. For more info, contact Valerie Freeman, [email protected] or drop off donations in a bag or box clearly marked “Singles/Haiti.”

Maize Road Elementary Needs

2014-2015 School Year As a community partner since 2008, we know many children are raised by under-employed or unemployed single moms. Please bless those in need by donating new or gently used outerwear, hats, gloves and scarves in youth sizes S-XL. Please drop off donations marked “Singles/Maize.”

Planned Giving

If you would like to discuss estate planning, contact Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505 or [email protected].

Special Food Pantry Request

In addition to the personal care items we always need, please help us collect some specific items that are needed right now to add to our purchases from the MidOhio Foodbank. They are canned meals (soups, stews, ravioli, SpaghettiO’s, etc.), canned meats (tuna, chicken, pork, etc.) and canned fruits and vegetables.

Donations for the Homeless

Please donate men’s only T-shirts (sizes L-3XL) and any size of men’s sweatshirts, socks and jeans. Also, used/clean or new blankets and propane. Please mark and place donations in the Urban Ministry bins located near the church entrances.


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Value Life Donations

Our greatest need is size 9-12 months, sleepers, onesies and outfits. Other items needed are diapers all sizes, formula and bottles. We always accept pack n plays, infant car seats, baby blankets and clothing size 0-18 months. Items can be dropped off in the Donations container in the Ministry Center Lobby marked “Value Life.” Financial donations can be made by writing “Value Life” in the Memo Line of your check. For more information, contact Diane, 614.259.5318 or diane.bauman@

Harvest Bash Candy

Please donate bags of wrapped, fun-sized candy (no gum) in designated bins by the main entrances at Cooper Road through Sunday, October 26.


Funeral Needs

If you are a member of Vineyard Columbus and in need of funeral and pastoral care services, please call 614.206.7802.

Food Pantries

Our Urban Ministry has two food pantries that serve the community of Columbus. For more info, contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or [email protected], or visit, keywords Food Pantries.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a ministry that will do minor repairs and upkeep in your home if you cannot complete them on your own. Most jobs are completed on Saturday mornings between 9am-12pm. If you need some help around your home, please leave a message for an assessment at 614.259.5326 or email [email protected].

Hospital Visitation

If you are a regular attender of Vineyard Columbus and in need of visitation for short-term or long-term hospitalization, rehab, nursing home or home visitation, please call the Hospital Visitation Line, 614.259.5239.

Immigration Counseling Services

Saturdays, 10am-12pm, Vineyard Community Center We provide low-cost consultations for those who need assistance with the immigration process. Our services include, but are not limited to, filing of applications for a green card, citizenship and relative petitions. No walk-ins; by appointment only. Consultations are $30. All information is confidential. For more info, please contact Beth Watkins, 614.259.5289 or [email protected]

Lay Counseling

Our Support for Life Ministry has a team of lay counselors who come alongside people in difficult times to minister insight, healing and spiritual growth. If you’re a member or regular attender and would like to meet with a lay counselor, please apply. Applications may be found online at For more info, contact the Support for Life Team, 614.259.5289.

Parent Coaching

medical needs

Free Medical, Chiropractic, Dental & Vision Clinics

Vineyard Free Health Clinics: 6000 Cooper Road, Westerville & Fifth Avenue Clinic, 171 East 5th Avenue, Columbus We provide free medical, chiropractic, dental and vision care to patients who have no Medicare, Medicaid or health insurance and incomes below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. For more information, call 614.259.5428. Si usted sólo habla español, puede comunicarse con la clínica latina al 614.293.9906.

Marriage & Family Life offers a coach ministry in which parent coaches encourage and equip parents to honor God and reflect his love to their children. If you are interested in being coached as a parent, please contact Angel Self, 614.259.5496 or [email protected].

Medical Clinic –

Professional Counseling Center

Medical Clinic – Cooper Road: 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings.

The Vineyard Counseling Center’s clinically-trained counselors offer a biblically-based approach to help people achieve wholeness in all aspects of their lives. We also have male and female Graduate Candidate Interns, $15/session, with experience in seeing children, teens, adults and married couples. For more information or to make an appointment, call 614.259.5409.

The Ohio Benefit Bank

The Ohio Benefit Bank assists moderate to low income families apply for over 20 public benefits, such as food stamps, Medicaid and HEAP. Veterans can get assistance in accessing records and applying for educational benefits, too. Call the OBB hotline, 614.259.5352, for an appointment at the Vineyard Community Center. OBB assistance at our Fifth Avenue or Northside Food Pantries is available Saturdays from 8-11am. Call 614.259.5441 for an appointment.


Life Skills for High School Students (grades 9-12) Our mission is to guide high school students in scholarship, leadership and discipleship development through homework assistance, service opportunities and small group discussions to support their transition beyond high school. There is a $25/ student annual registration fee (due with registration). For more information, please contact Nann Horn, 614.259.5507 or [email protected].

Fifth Avenue: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday evenings. Walk in, first come, first served. We can see 10-12 patients (dependent upon staffing). Sign-in begins at 5:30pm; line forms earlier. We provide diagnosis and treatment of illnesses only. No lab tests, injections, physicals or X-rays. Walk in, first come, first served. We can see 10-20 patients (dependent upon staffing). Sign-in begins at 5:30pm; line forms earlier. We provide diagnosis and treatment of illnesses only. Basic work physicals available by calling 614.259.5428 prior to coming to the clinic. No lab tests, injections or X-rays.

Dental Clinic –

Fifth Avenue: Thursday evenings. For residents of all zip codes. Walk in, first come, first served (usually the first four people are seen). Sign-up posted by 7am Thursday. Must return no later than 5:30pm to be seen. We provide dental exams, X-rays, fillings and extractions. No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics or dentures.

Dental Clinic –

Cooper Road: By appointment only. We provide dental exams, fillings, extractions and cleanings. No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics or dentures. Call 1st & 3rd Fridays, 9-9:45am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428. (Line will be open based on availability of new patient appointments.)

Vision Clinic – Fifth Avenue & Cooper Road: By appointment only. We offer eye exams and vouchers for free glasses to those who qualify. Call Fridays, 10-10:30am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428. Chiropractic Clinic – Cooper Road: By appointment only. We provide evaluation and short-term care for those with pain involving the head, neck, back or joints. No X-rays. No ongoing care. Call Fridays, 10-10:30am to schedule appointments, 614.259.5428.

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]







ministries HS • Fusion: High School IFI • International Friendship

Engage 7pm (Sawmill Campus)

Harvest Bash Set Up 12pm & 7pm

Singles Book Club 7pm

How2Become1 7pm



Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Healing 3 9am

Social Dance Class 7:30pm

FUSION: Parent Mtg. a.s.

Midpoint 7pm

JH • Joshua House


M & FL • Marriage & Family Life MS • Fusion: Middle School


SfL • Support for Life

Search for Significance Workshop 2pm

VK • VineyardKids

FUSION: Parent Mtg. a.s.



Phase III 9:30am

Midpoint 7pm

How2Become1 7pm

Soul Provider 6:30pm


Hospital Visitation Trng. 7pm

Overcoming Depression & Anxiety 7pm

Celebrate Recovery 7pm


Open Prayer for Healing 9am Living Single Seminar 9am

VI • Vineyard Institute WM • Women’s Ministry UM • Urban Ministry









a.s. • after the service(s) Grp. • group Mtg. • meeting

Search for Significance Workshop 2pm

Open Prayer for Healing 7pm Hearts Restored Support Group 7pm

Sem. • seminar Trng. • training

Staff Retreat: Building Opens at 5pm

Staff Retreat: Building Closed

Singles Book Club 7pm

How2Become1 7pm

Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Overcoming Depression & Anxiety 7pm

Encounter 7pm

Midpoint (offsite) 7pm


Baby Dedication Class 1:15pm Search for Significance Workshop 2pm



Acts of the Apostles 7pm

Acts of the Apostles 10:15am

Parent Seminar 7pm



Midpoint 7pm

C.S. Lewis Book Club 7pm

Hospital Visitation Trng. 9am

Social Dance Class 7:30pm


Hearts Restored Trng. 9am Baby Dedication Class 7:45pm


How2Become1 7pm

Mom’s Refresh 9:30am

Overcoming Depression & Anxiety 7pm

Celebrate Recovery 7pm


Open Prayer for Healing 9am Estate Planning Workshop 9:30am Baby Dedication Class 7:45pm


Baby Dedication Class 1:15pm Search for Significance Workshop 2pm





Acts of the Apostles 7pm

Acts of the Apostles 10:15am

Acts of the7pm Apostles 10:15am Midpoint

Hearts Restored Support Group 7pm








Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Open Prayer for Healing 7pm

Harvest Bash 6:30pm

How2Become1 7pm




october 2014

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]


bookstore 614.891.6440

monday closed tuesday 12-5pm wednesday 12-5pm thursday 12-5pm friday 12-5pm saturday 5:30-8:15pm sunday 8:45am-1:45pm closed during services

to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]