Our History

“The Vineyard” is a movement of Christian Churches which began over twenty years ago in Los Angeles, California and was influenced by the Jesus Movement. Currently there are over 1200 Vineyard churches across 65 nations. Australian Vineyard churches are associated with “Vineyard Churches Australia” (www.vineyard.org.au) for accountability.

Through the leadership of John Wimber the Vineyard developed a distinctive identity around intimate, nonreligious worship; authentic relationships with God and others; a desire to build God’s kingdom in every arena of life; ministry to the poor; healing by the power of the Holy Spirit; and the idea that every believer has a part to play in the kingdom and should be equipped for it.