What We Believe

Our Mission

Love God — Love People — Serve Others — Reach the World 

These four things describe what Jesus did.  We are committed to being His disciples.  A disciple is someone who is following their Lord with the intent of learning to be like Him.  So, we are trying to grow into a community of apprentices of Jesus who are, in turn, producing more disciples. 

Love God

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment” (Matt. 22: 35-38) 

We do this through our practices of Worship, studying the Word and Spiritual Formation. 

Love People

“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matt. 22: 39-40). 

We do this through Small Groups, a commitment to Personal Growth and activities to develop Community Life. 

Serve Others

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms (1 Pet. 4: 10). 

We do this through learning to do Ministry, Outreach to others and acts of Compassion. 

Reach the World

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt. 28: 18-20). 

We do this through Evangelism, Missions and Church Planting. 

Our History

Mark & Julianne Maki began attending the Vineyard in Anaheim in 1985, a church of about 5,000 members.  They were leading small groups and recovery ministry programs for most of their time there.  Mark joined the pastoral staff in 1994.  In May of 2000, God called Mark & Julianne to plant a new Vineyard Church in the Walnut Valley, their home.  A small group of people began gathering in the park in July of 2000 to begin forming the new community.  In October, we moved into a lecture hall at Mt. San Antonio College.  In October of 2003, we began to sub-lease space from another church in our current location.  By January of 2007, we took over the lease and have, in turn been able to share our space with other developing congregations. 

Statement of Faith

We are part of a movement of churches called “The Vineyard: A Community of Churches.”  You can explore our overall history and read our statement of faith at the Vineyard USA website.

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