Trinity Vineyard Christian Fellowship started in October, 1998; meeting in what was then called the Batavia Middle School. Three years later, there was enough strength and momentum to purchase a 100-year old church building in St Charles just east of the the library. Trinity Vineyard is part of a larger movement. It's one of about 1500 Vineyards around the world.
John Wimber was a founding leader of the Vineyard. His influence profoundly shaped the theology and practice of Vineyard churches from their earliest days until his death in November 1997. When John was conscripted by God he was, in the words of Christianity Today, a "beer-guzzling, drug-abusing pop musician, who was converted at the age of 29 while chain-smoking his way through a Quaker-led Bible study". He quickly caught fire for God. From the beginning, Vineyard pastors and leaders have sought to hold in tension the biblical doctrines of the Christian faith with an ardent pursuit of the present day work of the Spirit of God. Maintaining that balance is never easy.
Trinity Vineyard's Sunday service offers an opportunity to experience the presence of God through contemporary worship, a relevant message from the Bible, and practical prayer ministry.
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