About us

We are a Vineyard Church that is nestled along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Silver Bay, MN. Vineyard is a community of believers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and vision; united by a relationship with Jesus. Vineyard is not a church the way society normally defines it. Vineyard is a family. A family with members who have an intimate relationship with Jesus and others who desire to know Him better and still others who don't know Him at all. A family who gathers on Sunday Mornings and throughout the week to worship God, to pray, to learn, and to just hang out. We are a community of believers who love God and want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those all around us.... 

OUr mission

To be conformed to the image of Christ so that we can partner with God in fulfilling the Great Commission! Our strategy in fulfilling the great commission is to first reach out to our community  by doing the works of the kingdom, like healing the sick and feeding the poor and Inviting them to have an intimate relationship with God, We then hope to connect them to healthy relationships with other Christians, encourage them to grow and mature in their faith to the point of discovering for themselves  their personal calling and mission to our city and the world.  

Our passion is OUTREACH! 

We committed to spreading God's love wherever we go. We are passionate about showing you who Jesus is. Whether it is in our own neighborhood or across the globe, we can tangibly express God’s love for humanity through our outreach projects such as Ruby's pantry,  harvest party, fathers daughter ball, monthly movie night, concerts and mission trips. Join us as we extend our mission beyond our walls and share the love of Jesus in our local and global community. We are strategic about reaching the greater North Shore area for Christ in a number of ways, and we've highlighted one of our ministries below.

We also feel it is important for our members to take their faith outside our church walls and to make an impact for Jesus Christ, not only in our community but around the world. God has used our church to serve people in other countries such as Mexico, Africa, England and Ireland.

Outreaches

  • ruby's pantry

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  • harvest party

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  • father's daughter ball

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  • movie night

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  • begin again recovery groups

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  • Bone builders

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  • karate classes

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  • beginning pickleball

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  • summer barbecues


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  • Christmas plays

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  • community connect

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  • drama productions

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  • Open gym night

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  • concerts

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  • kids start preschool program

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  • salvation army christmas giveaway

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  • vacation bible school

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  • men's retreats

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  • mission trips to mexico

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  • citywide matthew party

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  • habitat for humanity

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  • outdoor youth rallies

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  • servant evangelism

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  • ywam outreaches

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OUR TEAM


  • Senior Pastor

    gerry cheney


           

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  • Senior Pastor

         Shelley Cheney      

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  • Youth Pastors

    Mark & Debbie Russell

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  •   Worship

    serena michelson

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  •   Administrator

          jim lukken

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  •    Children's Ministry

    Emily White

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  •    Jail Ministry  & Children's pastor

    Wally Crabtree

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what we believe

We Believe:  1. God the King and the Holy Trinity  WE BELIEVE that God is the Eternal King. He is an infinit e, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. 


2. God the King: The Creator and Ruler of All Things  WE BELIEVE that God's kingdom is everlasting. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing and mankind. God created all things very good. 


3. Counterfeit Kingdom: Satan and Demonic Hosts  WE BELIEVE that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of God's presence and, as a usurper of God's rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. 


4. The Kingdom in the Creation of Man, the Fall and the Doctrine of Original Sin  WE BELIEVE that God created mankind in His own image, male and female, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. Under the temptation of Satan, our original parents fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness and God's judgment of death to the earth. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to God's good creation. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam's original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to God's judgment of death and captive to Satan's kingdom of darkness. 


5. God's Providence, Kingdom Law and Covenants  WE BELIEVE that God did not abandon His rule over the earth which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants which revealed His grace to sinful people. In the covenant with Abraham, God bound Himself to His people Israel, promising to deliver them from bondage to sin and Satan and to bless all the nations through them.  WE BELIEVE that as King, God later redeemed His people by His mighty acts from bondage in Egypt and established His covenant through Moses, revealing His perfect will and our obligation to fulfill it. The law's purpose is to order our fallen race and to make us conscious of our moral responsibility. By the work of God's Spirit, it convicts us of our sin and God's righteous judgment against us and brings us to Christ alone for salvation.  WE BELIEVE that when Israel rejected God's rule over her as King, God established the monarchy in Israel and made an unconditional covenant with David, promising that his heir would restore God's kingdom reign over His people as Messiah forever. 


6. Christ the Mediator and Eternal King  WE BELIEVE that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with I srael and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, as fully God and fully man in one person, He is humanity as God intended us to be. Jesus was anointed as God's Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating God's kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation, preaching the good news of salvation, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead. Gathering His disciples, He reconstituted God's people as His Church to be the instrument of His kingdom. After dying for the sins of the world, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, fulfilling the covenant of blessing given to Abraham. In His sinless, perfect life Jesus met the demands of the law and in His atoning death on the cross He took God's judgment for sin which we deserve as law-breakers. By His death on the cross He also disarmed the demonic powers. The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesus' birth from David's house, His Messianic ministry, His glorious resurrection from the dead, His ascent into heaven and His present rule at the right hand of the Father. As God's Son and David's heir, He is the eternal Messiah-King, advancing God's reign throughout every generation and throughout the whole earth today. 


7. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit  WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them. The Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.  WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church. 


8. The Sufficiency of Scripture  WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. 


9. The Power of the Gospel Over the Kingdom of Darkness  WE BELIEVE that the whole world is under the domination of Satan and that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people therefore are under God's just judgment. Through the preaching of the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts and sanctifies through Jesus by the Spirit all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. By this they are released from Satan's domain and enter into God's kingdom reign. 


10. The Church: Instrument of the Kingdom  WE BELIEVE in the one, holy, universal Church. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the living Body of Christ, of which He is the head and of which we are all members. 


11. Baptism and the Lord's Supper  WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: water baptism and the Lord's Supper. Both are available to all believers. 


12. The Kingdom of God and the Final Judgment  WE BELIEVE that God's kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ - His return to the earth as King. After Christ returns to reign, He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. Finally, God will be all in all and His kingdom, His rule and reign, will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth, recreated by His mighty power, in which righteousness dwells and in which He will forever be worshipped