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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

Admin. Asst. Jackie Endsley, 614.259.5341

Dawn Stickel, 614.259.5503

Admin. Asst. Calah Todd, 614.259.5245

Joyce Shuster, 614.259.5303

Admin. Asst. Deb George, 614.259.5358

Admin. Asst. Macy McPeek, 614.259.5369

Admin. Asst. Jackie Endsley, 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. Deb George, 614.259.5358

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

La Viña de Columbus


Sundays, 11:30am

Admin. Asst. Tina Pinardi, 614.259.5305

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

Admin. Asst. Valerie Middleton, 614.259.5242

Church Planting

Alen Auguste Fusion: High School Pastor

Community Center

Andrew Oswalt Lane Avenue Campus Pastor


Andy Saperstein Community Life Pastor

Counseling Center

Bill Christensen Associate & International Ministries Pastor

Sarah Porto, 614.259.5409

Empowered Life

Valerie Middleton, 614.259.5242

Financial Ministry

Kent Irwin, 614.259.5505

FUSION: High School

Jackie Endsley, 614.259.5341

FUSION: Middle School

Jackie Endsley, 614.259.5341

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

Kwesi Kambon, 614.259.5237

Phase III

Contents August 2014

4. Why Vineyard Columbus Encourages Women... by Rich Nathan

6. Global Impact

11. Connect

14. Grow

18. Serve & Lead

22. Finding God in the Little Things by Kristin MacCaughey

24. Give & Receive

26. August Calendar



Sher Isaacs, 614.259.5328

Small Groups Life

Deb George, 614.259.5358

Support & Recovery

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

Service Times & Locations Cooper Road Campus

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, OH 43081

Saturdays, 6pm and Sundays, 9am & 11:30am Spanish-Speaking Service at Cooper road Campus

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 Co-Ed Small Groups 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 Kwesi Kambon Men’s & Community Engagement Pastor Linda Heselton Children’s Pastor Lorie Kaufman-Rees Support & Recovery 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 Pastor Pastors may be reached by contacting his/her assistant at the extension given. All staff members are listed at

When we study Paul’s teaching about spiritual gifts, we see that

By focusing upon the coming kingdom, abolitionists during the

gifts are not given due to human merit, ethnic origin, social status

19th century said that slavery does not reflect God’s ultimate

or gender, but are simply the result of the will of the sovereign

purpose for this world. They understood that there is a trajectory

Holy Spirit, as well as the grace of the risen Christ (1 Corinthians

to scripture. It points ahead of itself toward God’s ultimate

12:7, 11; Romans 12:6-8). There is no text that limits the endowment

reign. And in the ultimate reign of God there will be no slavery.

of leadership or teaching gifts simply to men.

Likewise, when the ultimate reign of God comes, men will not

Thus, as I consider whether a role in the church ought to be open to a person, my first question is, “Has the Holy Spirit sovereignly gifted that person for that role?” If I see teaching gifts or leadership gifts in a woman, I find myself in the position of the Apostle Peter, who, when he was challenged by the Jerusalem church because he had eaten with Gentiles, said, “The Holy Spirit fell upon them just as he did upon us at the beginning. So, who was I that I could oppose God?” (Acts 11:17). I never want to find myself opposing what God is doing in the life of another person. If God is gifting a woman to teach, lead or church plant, then who am I to stand in God’s way? Third, women’s roles are to be determined with an eye to the coming Kingdom of God. The central message of Jesus was the in-breaking of the Kingdom of God. This means that through the coming of Christ, God’s reign, God’s rule, was breaking into this world. Christ introduced the age to come into this world in which


God would reign unopposed. In the coming age, every other rule, he conversation concerning the appropriate roles for

our starting point in scripture? If we start with creation and

every dominion, every power and every authority that stands in

women in the church today starts, unsurprisingly, at the

redemption, we have a foundation of basic equality between

opposition to Almighty God will ultimately be destroyed. Because

beginning of the Bible in Genesis 1 – the fundamental

the sexes.

Christ introduced that future age in his first coming, we get to

creation text:

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the

church is by spiritual giftedness.

So when we wrestle with theological, ethical or practical problems in the church, we must ask the question: What is God’s ultimate

sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the

My understanding of appropriate roles in the church is based

purpose? To find God’s ultimate purpose we must ask: What will

creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind

on my conviction that spiritual giftedness determines one’s

the coming kingdom of God be like? What will the world be like

in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and

role in the body. The Vineyard movement has been shaped by

when Christ returns and sets up his kingdom here on earth?

female he created them (Genesis 1:26-27, emphasis added).

our experience of the Holy Spirit. Our experience is that the

Equality between the genders was established in creation. Equality

Holy Spirit is non-discriminatory among us. For example, we

between the genders was confirmed in redemption.

read, “Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for

emphasis added). This text is fundamental to the worldwide

all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28, emphasis added).


A second way to approach the subject of women’s roles in the

taste something of God’s ultimate purpose right now.

out my Spirit in those days and they will prophesy” (Acts 2:18, Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Empowered Evangelical streams of the church. And it is also a good example of why evangelicals need the perspective of the charismatic emphasis on giftedness.

rule over women. The Binding of Women’s Consciences If it is not ever the will of God that women teach men, then the multitude of women who believe they are called by God to preach in a church (or lead a co-ed small group, or teach in a Bible college or church plant) are in serious error. And according to the very conservative argument, the source of their error must either be the world, the flesh, the devil or some combination thereof. In other words, although a woman may believe that she is called (and despite the fact that she may have had this calling confirmed by her church, her leaders and abundant fruit via conversions and changed lives), her so-called “calling” is a product either of a society in rebellion against God, her own over-active imagination or unchecked ego, or the devil’s deception. I want to make an appeal with all my heart to fellow leaders. Do not allow women in your group or congregation to spend years second-guessing themselves – wondering whether they are full of pride and selfish ambition because they feel called to leadership or teaching. If you believe that the Bible does not prohibit women from leading or teaching, then boldly say so. Bless women in your group or congregation. Affirm their gifts. Actively work to promote them in various roles. In your teachings, use women as examples of leaders. In other words, don’t just wait for a courageous woman to emerge. Look around for women who can be promoted. In so doing, you will be following the path of your Lord, about whom Dorothy Sayers wrote in her book titled, “Are Women Human?,” “Perhaps it was no wonder that women

The Lord taught us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer, “Your kingdom come,

were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross. They had never

your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). What

known a man like this man. There never has been such another.”

are we praying for in that petition? We’re praying, “God, bring your

Two millennia is enough time for women to meet other men who

reign into this world now just as it will be when Jesus returns and

are like that Man.

sets up his eternal kingdom.” “Bring your reign into this world now in such a way that my mother’s cancer is healed.” “God, bring your reign into the world in such a way that my friend decides not to leave her marriage, but chooses instead to be reconciled.” “God,

Pentecostals and charismatics have tended to be more affirming

bring your reign into the world in such a way that hungry people

So in approaching the subject of appropriate roles, one of the

of women in ministry, largely because of their understanding of

are fed, thirsty people are given clean water, and children are loved

fundamental questions that we need to answer is what is

the Spirit and his gifts.

and protected and not sold into prostitution.”



new members of vineyard columbus may 2014 newcomer’s class

cooper rd

Ronnie Kochanowski

Daniel Aghaenu

Gary Landrum

Shayne Abney Jada Alfred Ch’elynn Bah Brian Bailey

Daymon Baker Sheri Baker Shaka Bello Katherine Bevington Erin Brigham Mary Lou Brill-Nisley Emmett Brown Amanda Burkey Stephen Burkey Leon Chou Shara Collier Kenneth Cooper Nicole Corde Laura Crabtree Monica Dawson Hannah DePinto Amy Dougan Elida Etienne Didne Garrett Heather Gladigan Wendy Gladigan Elijah Griffin Sondra Hale Tricia Hale Perry Hunter Rebecca Hurd Mattie Ibe Alton Jones Justin Kershaw


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Rebecca Koeth Kenashia Lewis Kevin Lloyd Madison Lloyd Sherry Lloyd Shalonda Mason Cassie Mathias Melissa Maxson Tandi Musuraca Anthony Neely Norbert Ngefack Maudie Orraca-Tetteh Kamika Oyelana Natasha Phillips Adrianna Quinones DeAnna Rabe

sawmill Keith Beeson Kelly Berg Dawn Murray Mark Stevens

lane avenue Jessica Askew Luke Askew Jason Cokes


Anita James Maria Patterson Raymond Woods

la viña

Arlanders Reavish

Angelia Garza

Stephan Reavish

Marco Gomez

Jeneva Snodgrass

Jannerys Hernandez

Mark Southam

Fidel Quinones

Shannon Southam

Yvonne Rosado

Gladys Sowa Ryan Squire Melinda Stepter Michael Stinson Charles Stringer Tammy Ward Sue Weaver Markisha Wilder Nathaniel George Wilkins Kevin Williams Irina Yakhnitskiy

joshua house Naomi Alula

Kristen Hunter Eli Loughridge Caroline Moore

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

Sunday, September 14, 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, November 9

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].


C.S. Lewis Book Club

3rd Mondays, August 18, 7pm Join us at the Bookstore to discuss the writings of C.S. Lewis. For more info, contact Era, [email protected].

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 Not meeting August 2 & 3 at 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.

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

marriage & family life Chosen4Love

3rd Thursdays, 6:45-8:30pm, not meeting in August 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, 614.781.0392 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].

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


phase iii

Singles Book Club

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].

Transforming Hearts Lunch Group

Phase III

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].


Singles Movie Night, “Bella”

Friday, August 29, 7:15pm Sooner or later every one of us will face an irreversible moment that will change our lives forever. If it hasn’t happened to you yet... it will. Bella is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever. Bella won the “People’s Choice Award” at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival’s Grand Prize Award Winner for Best Dramatic Feature. The movie will start at 7:30 sharp. Please arrive by 7:15 to avoid disturbing others and stick around for the table discussion afterwards! Snacks provided. For more info, contact Urko Wood, [email protected].

Girlfriendz Night

Friday, September 12, 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

3rd Fridays, 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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1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm Please join us as we explore amazing books. This month will be reading “Postcards from Fred,” by Brad Whittington. In September, we’ll read “Cross Roads,” by Wm Paul Young. For more information, contact Karen Marshall, ksmarshall_ohio@ 2nd & 4th Sundays, 1:30pm, Raisin Rack, 2545 West Schrock Road Please join us after the 11:30am service to connect, grow and discuss the amazing morning messages. For more info, contact Mitzi Smith, 614.440.7691 or [email protected].

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].

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 & recovery 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 support.recovery@


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

Lil’ Tots Meet-Up

Wednesdays through August For moms with young kids during the summer months while Lil’ Tots Open Gym is closed. Locations change every week: playgrounds, parks, pools, Columbus Zoo and more. To be added to the distribution list for meeting times and locations, email [email protected].

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

Saturday, August 2, after 6pm service Sunday, August 3, after 9am & 11:30am 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, August 16, 6pm, Cooper Road Campus Sunday, August 17, 9am & 11:30am, Cooper Road Campus Next Baptism: Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5

empowered life

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

Open Prayer for Healing Sessions

Saturdays, August 9 & 23, 9-11am Thursday, August 14, 7-9pm Monday, August 25, 7-9pm Open to anyone needing physical, emotional or deliverance healing prayer.


3rd Fridays, August 15, 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 1: Intro to Healing Prayer

Saturday, September 6, 9am-2pm Taught by John Cook, Sue Burkett and Healing 1 Team members An overview of the healing ministry of Jesus, as well as Vineyard’s beliefs regarding prayer ministry and the Kingdom of God. This class is mandatory for anyone who wishes to be a part of the Prayer Ministry Team at VC. Please register online.

Healing 2: Physical Healing, Inner Healing & Extended Prayer

Saturday, September 20, 9am-1:30pm Do you have a passion to see God heal? This class goes into greater detail regarding physical healing and begins to look at the issues involved in inner healing. You can become someone who brings the Kingdom of God into the lives of the critically or chronically ill. Previous completion of Healing 1 is required.


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Small Group Leaders

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.

Financial ministry

Designing Your Legacy: Estate Planning Workshop

Saturday, August 9, 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. Learn from experts; no pressure, no commitments, no cost. Please register online at, keywords Estate Planning.

marriage & family life

Before I Become A Husband

Saturday, August 9, 9am-1pm Learn what the Bible says about Christian marriage and how to become the gift that God wants you to be for your future wife. Open to single and dating men. Intended as a follow-up after our Dating without Drama class. Register online. For more info, contact Mindy Layman at 614.259.5365 or mindy.layman@

Before I Become A Wife

Saturday, August 9, 9am-1pm Learn what the Bible says about Christian marriage and how to become the gift that God wants you to be for your future husband. Open to single and dating women. Intended as a follow-up after our Dating without Drama class. Register online. For more information, contact Mindy Layman at 614.259.5365 or [email protected].

Journey to Oneness

Tuesdays, August 19-September 9, 7-9pm This class will teach married couples how to achieve harmony, chemistry and synergy in their relationship. It will encourage and equip you to honor God in your marriage. By attending this class, you will be eligible to participate in Begin Again or be coached by a marriage mentor couple. Register online. For more info, please contact Laura Wallace, 614.259.5390 or laura. [email protected].

Just Me & the Kids

Culture Shock USA

God Wants to Restore Your Marriage: Begin Again Weekend

DivorceCare for Men

Thursdays, September 18-October 23, 6:15pm-8:30pm Registration deadline: September 1 This is a six-week program to help build healthy singleparent families. Children are welcome and dinner is provided. Applications are available online or at the Info Counter. An interview is required after receipt of application and prior to attendance. For more info, contact Mindy Layman, 614.259.5393 or [email protected].

Friday, September 19, 6:45-10pm Saturday, September 20, 8am-2pm Follow-up classes: Fridays, September 26-October 31, 6-9:30pm Interview & Application Deadline: September 3 A marriage restoration weekend with a six-week follow-up led by coach couples. Please attend Journey to Oneness as a prerequisite class. Application and interview process required. Applications are available online or by contacting Laura Wallace, [email protected].

support & recovery

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

Caring for Loved Ones – Caregiver Support

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. This co-ed caregiver’s group will provide understanding in a non-judgmental environment to help you as you care for your loved one. Each meeting includes teaching, personal sharing and ministry time. For more information, contact Bev Williams, be[email protected] or Debbie Johnson, 614.529.5289.

Co-Dependency 101

Saturday, September 13, 1-3:30pm Do you find your relationships difficult or wonder when love is to be sacrificial and when it is healthy to say “no”? Our strength of compassion can sometimes become a weakness when we do not know the answer to those questions. This one-day free interactive class is taught by a Christian counselor and is open to men and women of all ages. No pre-registration required. For more information, please contact Toni King, [email protected].

Adjusting to a New or Different Culture Tuesdays, through August 5, 7:30-9:30pm 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. To register, contact [email protected]. Thursdays, August 21-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].

DivorceCare for Women

Tuesdays, starting September 9, 7pm DivorceCare is a caring group of women who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This group is closed after the third week. For more info and to register, contact Merry Neff, 614.804.7426.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

1st Tuesdays, 7-9pm, not meeting in September This group is an opportunity for grandparents to share the joys and struggles of parenting again with those who understand. Each month guest speakers will address a relevant topic. Childcare is available upon request and registration. For more info, contact Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289 or debra.johnson@


Thursdays, August 13-November 19, 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 & Recovery Team, 614.259.5289 or Tammy Budde, [email protected].

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


Healed from the Inside Out

Starting September 4, 7-9pm, pre-registration required A group for women of all ages seeking healing from past hurts of any type of abuse (mental, physical, verbal, sexual, spiritual). We’ll learn together how to understand what it truly means and feels like to be a daughter of the Most High and allow him to heal us from the inside out. Please register by contacting Rhonda, [email protected], or Debbie Johnson, 614.259.5289.


Tuesdays, September 9-October 28 This is an eight-week closed support group offering hope, healing, encouragement and accountability for women who want to be more hungry for God and less dependent on food (compulsive or emotional eating) or dieting (obsession with weight or exercise) to meet emotional needs. Meetings will include a short teaching, group discussion and prayer. There is no cost, but space is limited so please pre-register. For more info, contact Meg Kuta at [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].

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, [email protected].


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].

Hearts Restored Recovery Class

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm Not meeting in August, 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@

Tuesdays, September 9-October 28, 6:30-10pm Women who experience sexual betrayal in marriage often need help to both cope and recover. This eight-week group will cover specific topics that are key to a woman’s healing, such as the effects of trauma, establishing safety, healthy self-care, building a support system, setting boundaries, managing triggers and planning for the future. The workbook “Journey to Healing and Joy” will be used; homework will be required. After the first session, this group will be closed to new participants. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact [email protected].

Understanding Anger & Conflict

other opportunities

Loving Someone with Mental Illness

Wednesdays, starting September 3, 7-9pm These eight to 10-week co-ed classes are open to all and can be joined at any time. There is no cost and no registration.

180–Men’s Sexual Wholeness

Mondays, 7pm We help men recover from sexual sin and return to God. This ongoing recovery group is open to all men and meets weekly throughout the year. This group helps men live lives of purity in spite of years of sexual addictions as well as those struggling with sexual temptation. Includes worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring and prayer. For more info, contact John Doyel, 740.649.6050 or [email protected].



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Education & Prevention of Stroke & Heart Attack Thursday, September 25, 6-7:30pm, Vineyard Community Center Wednesday, October 8, 6-7:30pm, Vineyard Community Center For more info, contact Sarah Miller, [email protected].

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 for Zone After-School Program

Volunteer Opportunities

global café


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

Night of Encouragement

For Teachers & School Administrators Tuesday, August 12, 7-8:30pm We recognize that your job is immensely important and very difficult! Come for a night of refreshment, equipping and reenvisioning. Experience great community, terrific worship and empowered prayer to equip you to make a difference in the lives of young people. Please RSVP at kerry.davis@ so we can have the proper amount of refreshments.

Coaches, Referees & Volunteers Needed

Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading Consider coaching kids in grades K-6 this fall! Evaluations take place in early November. Practices begin in December (commitment is one hour per week). The basketball season is January-mid-March (one hour per week for eight weeks). For more info, contact Jerome Smith, 614.259.5395, jerome.smith@

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 Winter 2015 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 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].

Vineyard Free Health Clinics

We need pharmacists, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists and prayer volunteers. For more information, contact Carol Achmoody 614.259.5512 or carol.achmoody@


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Mondays-Fridays, starting September 2, 3:30-6pm If you love Jesus and kids, we would love to talk to you about volunteering with the Zone! Volunteers can serve as classroom helpers, homework helpers, reading buddies and tutors. A few hours a week can make a big difference! To volunteer, contact Nikki Mills, [email protected].

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.

Airport Pickup & Temporary Housing

Between 1,200-1,400 new international students will arrive in Columbus July 15-August 22. IFI hopes to reach out in God’s love to these students by offering airport pick up, temporary housing, a welcome picnic and a furniture sale. Consider opening your home for a few days, picking students up at the airport, bringing food to a welcome picnic or helping with the furniture sale. For more info, visit

English Conversation Partner or Friendship Partner

Become a conversation partner for an international student. Meet weekly or bi-weekly to help them practice their English, learn about American culture and more! We are also looking for individuals and families to be friendship partners. Meet with an international student or couple once a month for a meal or other activity. For more info, visit culture-cuisine-church-small-groups.pdf.

IFI Internship Program

Do you have intern positions in your place of work? IFI is committed to annually train international students studying in the United States in three core areas: spiritual and character formation; ministry and evangelism; and technical work skills. 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

Zambia Mission Trip Interest Meeting

Interest Meeting: Saturday, July 26, 4-5pm Update! Trip is rescheduled for April 9-24, 2015. Pastor Dan Franz will cover basics of the trip and how to apply. Receive detailed info handouts and watch a short video of what a trip looks like first hand. Hope to see you there! For more info, contact Pastor Dan Franz, [email protected].

lane avenue campus

Opportunities to Serve in Prayer

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].

la viña

La Viña Worship Team

Sundays, 11:30am. Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7pm We are looking for musicians to volunteer on our Worship Team. You do not need to speak Spanish. Contact Irene Casale-Petrarca, [email protected]. Domingos a las 11:30am. Practicas los martes a las 7pm Estamos buscando músicos que puedan servir como voluntarios en el equipo de alabanza de La Viña los domingos a las 11:30 AM. Los ensayos son los martes a las 7 PM. Contacto Irene CasalePetrarca, [email protected].

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].


Girlfriendz Group Volunteers 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].

support & recovery

Become a Lay Counselor

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 & Recovery Team, 614.259.5289 or support. [email protected].

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


Become a Support & Recovery Group Leader

If you’ve benefited from support and healing during a difficult life situation, consider leading a support or recovery group. S&R 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 & Recovery 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. 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]. Barbers Needed Saturday mornings We have a barbershop now at both of our pantries. Licensed barbers are needed to give some time and talent to shaping up those who could benefit from a free haircut. Contact Rhodie.


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Homeless Ministries Drivers Needed

Drive one Sunday a month, 7:15am-12:15pm Help bring our homeless friends to the 9am Sunday service. Pick up and drop off using our ministry van from the downtown area. Must be a Vineyard Columbus member with a good driving record. For more info, contact Buddy, 614.306.5912 or [email protected].

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@

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.

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 [email protected].

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].


Franklin Medical Center Parenting Classes

Human Trafficking Updates

Men Serving Men – Prison Ministry

worship arts

Do you have a heart for parent-child relationships? 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. 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

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.

Serve with Worship Arts

Weekend Service Media Arts Team

Be a part of the team that supports the weekend services. 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

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

We need volunteers to guide clients through a user-friendly, web-based computer program in order to access public benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, free tax filing, etc. This program is easy and rewarding! If you are a church member and would love to serve in this way, contact Rhodie Shreve, 614.259.5441 or [email protected] (to serve at the Fifth Avenue or Northside Food Pantries), or contact Maria Broeckel, 614.259.5296 or [email protected] (to serve in the Vineyard Community Center). More info can be found online at

The Worship Arts Ministry is looking for experienced musicians (all instruments and vocalists) for our Worship Teams at all of our campuses, Joshua House, FUSION: High School and FUSION: Middle School services. If you are musically gifted, sense God’s calling and have a passion for worship, pick up a worship application at the Info Counter or contact Danielle Evans, 614.259.5310 or [email protected]. We are specifically looking for instrumentalists (especially non-traditional instruments) and bi-lingual vocalists.

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].

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


Judy, along with the Zone staff and volunteers, take a personal

“I miss him every day, but I know this is but a speck of time on this

interest in the children that come every day after school. Judy

earth, and we will spend eternity together. We had a really good

consistently makes herself available, and the kids she reads with

marriage. I thank God for every day he allowed us to be together.

eventually realize she’s a safe person. Just sitting with Judy to

It’s good for me to volunteer because I need to be able to socialize

interview her, I could tell that she is an encouraging and nurturing

and be around other people. I’m so grateful that I can come to

person, which must go a long way with the kids. The occasional

Vineyard Columbus and volunteer. It’s so rewarding.”

batches of homemade cupcakes Judy makes for her classroom have earned her the affectionate nickname “the cupcake lady.” This past year, Judy spent her entire time in the reading program with one boy in particular, rather than two or three children as in past years. He was in third grade, but could barely read. Not only was he behind in school, but he was also bullied and teased by other children. Because of this, he was unsure of himself, and Judy


had to build rapport enough for him to see her as a safe person.

helpful as a parent, I wouldn’t tell you the fancy swing or the

renewed their wedding vows for their 20th anniversary in a

Nikki Mills, the academic coordinator for the Zone, works with

early childhood development books. I wouldn’t even say coffee,

ceremony officiated by Pastor Stephen Van Dop, who knew them

parents, teachers and schools to help the children in their program.

although there are days when caffeine is a great substitute for

both well. After the loss of her husband in 2006, Judy attended

She noticed the way that over time Judy’s reading buddy gained

a full night of sleep. At the top of my list of things I can’t live

Grief Share, a support group through Support & Recovery ministry.

confidence as she invested time with him.

“Through the Grief Share program, I came to realize that God

“It’s so much more than reading,” said Nikki. “The kids really see

looking. We all need someone like this in our life. For many children

was where he wanted me to be.”

serve the children. Without them, they wouldn’t be able to provide

in our community, Judy Grubb is that person.

One of those “little things” God called her to was reading with kids

may have seen her helping as a weekend greeter, in Newcomer’s Class, ESL classes, or with a Women’s or Single’s conference. And once a week, for about half an hour, Judy is a reading buddy for a child in the Zone After School Program in the Community Center.

“The Zone staff felt that I would be good as a reading buddy, maybe because I’m older, and some of the kids don’t have grandmas and grandpas that are nearby,” she shared.

V I N E YA R D C O L U M B U S . O R G .

one-on-one time to kids on a regular basis. This is one of the key ways that they share the love of Christ with children from our community. “We’re all about Jesus. If kids were loved, safe and seen, it was a good day for us,” said Nikki. She emphasized that all the Zone staff and volunteers are very intentional in befriending kids and

Over several years, Judy has been a reading buddy for numerous

adults in our community, one life at a time. They recognize that

Judy first got involved with Vineyard Columbus with her husband,

children. With a smile, she described to me her joy she receives in

many who come to our Community Center don’t attend church,

Bob, in 2001. He had been an usher at Ohio State University

helping kids grow not just their vocabulary, comprehension and

so they want to provide the Zone kids with after-school activities

athletic events for years, so once they started attending, he quickly

verbal skills, but also their self-confidence.

and teaching about Jesus.

got involved as an usher in the Hospitality Ministry.


at the Zone.

great love.”

her as a grandparent figure.” Having volunteers like Judy helps the Zone staff better love and

Judy is a faithful volunteer in many ministries in the church. You

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with

has more confidence in himself.

something big but all the little things in which I was serving him

even a person to spoil their grandchildren when parents aren’t

Mother Teresa said:

level. After much care and attention, he now can read better and

was diagnosed with terminal cancer. A year later, Bob and Judy

he wanted me to be involved. After several years, I felt it was not

with the kids at the Zone every week, I am reminded what

O R Z O N E V O L U N T E E R , C O N TA C T N I K K I M I L L S , N I K K I . M I L L S @

daughter was born. If you were to ask me what has been most

lives is crucial. They are another safe relationship, and sometimes

I think about Judy Grubb, and her nurturing, patient presence

that he needed to learn. Judy made flashcards for him, and slowly

Bob and Judy were saddened to receive news in 2003 when Bob

The role that grandmothers and grandfathers play in children’s

grows, I pray she will have lots of caring people to help her. When


About six months ago, my world turned upside down when my

still had a plan for my life. So I looked for something big in which

to trust God with big and little things. As my own daughter

His teacher gave the Zone staff and Judy a list of vocabulary words helped him to learn and understand what he needed for his grade

without: grandparents.

Children need spiritual role models to show them what it means

“A lot of the kids, because they have so much difficulty with their

Although Judy enjoys many close relationships with family and

“He really loved being an usher. He did that up until he really

reading, are picked on a lot. And when they’re not good at reading,

loves volunteering, dealing with the loss of her husband is still

couldn’t do it anymore,” described Judy.

it affects many things in their young lives. I try to encourage them.”

difficult sometimes.



American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 6, 4-9pm Please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule your appointment, or sign up at

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, we would like to ask our church family to help us collect some specific items that are needed right now to add to our purchases from the MidOhio Foodbank. These items are: canned meals (soups, stews, ravioli, SpaghettiO’s, etc.), canned meats (tuna, chicken, pork, etc.) and canned fruits and vegetables.

Summer Donations for the Homeless

We are looking for 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 diapers of all sizes and wipes. We accept baby clothing sizes 0-18 months, pack n’ plays, Similac Isomil and Advanced Baby Formula and infant car seats. Items can be dropped off in the donations container in the Ministry Center Lobby marked “Value Life Donations.” 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. [email protected].


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].

Parent Coaching

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].

Professional Counseling Center

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.

The Zone After-School Program

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.

Monday-Friday, starting September 2, 3:30-6pm; grades K-8 It’s back-to-school time! Registration for the 2014-2015 Zone After-School Program will begin on August 5. We offer homework help, academic enrichment, recreation, crafts and much more! Annual registration fee is $50/child. To register, or for more information, contact Dee Bennett, 614.259.5251 or [email protected].

Immigration Counseling Services


Hospital Visitation

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

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. Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will begin August 11. There is a $25/student annual registration fee (due with registration). For more information, please contact Nann Horn, 614.259.5507 or [email protected].

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.

Medical Clinic –

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.

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

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.

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.

Our Support and Recovery 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 & Recovery Team, 614.259.5289. to contact vc staff, call 614.890.0000, by last name, or e-mail using [email protected]











Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Baptism Class after 6pm service

HS • fusion: high school IFI • international friendship JH • joshua house


M & FL • marriage & family life MS • fusion: middle school S & R • support & recovery

Baptism Classes after 9am & 11:30am services

Red Cross Blood Drive 4-9pm

Phase III 9:30am

VK • vineyardkids VI • vineyard institute

Before I Become A Husband 9am

Soul Provider 6:30pm Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Singles Book Club 7pm

Before I Become A Wife 9am Open Prayer for Healing 9am

Engage 7pm (Sawmill Campus)

WM • women’s ministry UM • urban ministry









Estate Planning Workshop 9:30am


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

Open Prayer for Healing 7pm

Night of Encouragement for Teachers & School Administrators 7pm (Vineyard Community Center)

Mtg. • meeting Sem. • seminar Trng. • training



Baptism 9am & 11:30am



Open Prayer for Healing 7pm



Baptism 6pm

Encounter 7pm



Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Singles Book Club 7pm

Journey to Oneness 7pm



Celebrate Recovery 7pm




Open Prayer for Healing 9am



Celebrate Recovery 7pm

Journey to Oneness 7pm

Singles Movie Night 7:15pm







august 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]