The small group of people gathered together for the first time in the living room of a Greenwood home.
They were looking for a way to affect their community through their faith, while avoiding the denominational dogma and politics that had tainted their previous church experiences.
Their mission was to bring the people of central Indiana into a meaningful relationship with Jesus and to impact the world for the cause of Christ.
What started as a congregation of about 15 people has grown to a church of 2,500. Vineyard Community Church was founded on a principle of inclusiveness, where people of all kinds could feel welcome, from businessmen to bikers.