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Kids  & CHILDREN ministry

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." –Matthew 19:14


As a church, we invite children of all ages to be a part of the growing, thriving ministry of our church. With spaces for newborns and toddlers in our nursery and classes for preschoolers and elementary school every Sunday morning, we welcome your entire family to take part in learning and growing towards Christ as a part of our faith-community.


Our mission in children's ministry is to reach and teach children of all ages about the love of God that they might know Him as their Savior and be able to share His love with others in their lives. Although they may not be able to fully express it, children have souls that are yearning for God and it is our goal to help them find and follow after Him as they grow. It is our desire that every child experience God-centered programs and activities at our church that will nurture them in developing their faith.


Sunday Mornings:  We offer childcare from Nursery through Jr. High during services

students

If you spend any time around Mark and Debbie Russell, you'll quickly learn one thing: they love students. And they see how each student is bursting with potential. They truly believe that the middle and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making.

That's why student ministry is so important to our church. We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and truly learn to listen to His leading in their lives. 


If you want more information or would like to talk about this ministry... contact Mark Russell or Debbie Russell


For more information call Mark at 226-3463 or Debbie 220-8928

kids start

preschoolers

Developed to give busy moms a break, Kid Start is child care with an educational twist. Basic phonics and simple math will be introduced along with lots of playing in the gym and on the playground outside.


Our hours are Monday through Wednesday, 9am - Noon

Ages 3 (Potty trained) - 6


Cost: 1 child = 75.00

2 children 125.00

3 children = 150.00

All cost are on a monthly basis. 


We will be starting on Tuesday, September 4th. Any holidays or changes in the schedule, including snow days, will be in conjunction with the Lake Superior School District. 


For more information call Debbie at 220-8928

Tuesday kinship

We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.

At our church, a community group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. These communities are about establishing relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in our time of need, and, as groups, be the hand of justice in our community and the world around us.


For more information call Mark at 226-1315


Worship ministry

The purpose of the Worship Ministry is to use music and song to provide an environment for people to glorify God and experience life transformation. Every week, thousands of people come together here to enter into His divine presence through thanksgiving, praise and worship.

 

Accomplishing this requires a large group of people who use their gifts and talents to serve God and minister to the hearts of His people. We would love to have you get involved. If you play an instrument, sing, or dance, we invite you to consider joining our worship family. Our Tech Team is always looking for camera techs, photographers, operators, producers and more. We would love to have you serve with us as we worship God through Worship, Arts, and Technology. If you are interested in being a part of our team, please contact us today!


For more info... call Serena Michaelson: 349-4267

Begin again

No matter what your story is, God has written it. Whether you've come from a diverse and rough background, or a relatively easy one - God is the ultimate author of your story. 


At Begin Again, we work together to help each other understand that story from God's perspective. Our desire is to see individuals grow and heal from their "Hurts, Habits, & Hang-Ups" that they have accumulated over the years in a safe environment that allows Jesus to come in and bring hope and healing to their lives. 


We meet at 6:30 on Monday nights. We sing a little, then begin exploring and discussing a topic that is relevant to our lives.  Topics like how to deal with things such as... shame, addictions, abuse, anger, codependency and unresolved pains from the past. All conversations are held in complete confidence, because we strive to be a safe place where people can share freely. A place where you can belong. A place to care and be cared for. A place where respect is given to each member while being encouraged to learn, grow and become the person God originally designed them to be!


Click here for more information on Begin Again...


Wednesday night EQUIPPING class

Every Wednesday night except on movie night (1st Wed) we gather together at 6:30 at the church to study, pray and encourage each other in learning how to move in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The people who attend this class become part of our prayer teams that pray for people at the end of our service on Sunday mornings. 


Few things are as puzzling or raise as many questions for us as Christians as the Holy Spirit. If we were honest, some of us would have to admit that we believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the "Big Gray Blur." We just don't "get" the Holy Spirit!


The bible certainly can help, since it says a lot about the Holy Spirit. For example, Jesus always referred to the Spirit as "He" and not as "It" (John 14:15-17). This tells us that the Spirit is a person and not some kind of intangible force like electricity or gravity—He is someone with whom we can relate. If you are a Christian, according to the bible you have been "born of the Spirit" (John 3:8), and you have the Spirit, because "if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ" (Romans 8:9).


But the bible also refers to the Spirit as the breath of God, wind, fire, a dove, counselor, helper, bringer of truth, giver of gifts, source of power. The Spirit is said to "fill" people, "come on" people, "speak through" people, even "move" people. It can all become very confusing. How should we today relate to God the Holy Spirit?

A simple way to think of the Holy Spirit's ministry in our lives is as the experienced or "felt" presence of God. Paul said that Jesus was the [visible] image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15). "Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father," Jesus said (John 14:9). The Spirit, on the other hand, is the felt presence of the invisible God, which means that the Spirit is meant to be experienced (see John 7:37-39; Acts 2:1-4, 17-21; Romans 8: 11,13-16).


We take all this in and much more to train and equip people to do prayer ministry, whether it's out on the streets or in a church service or just at home with their families. We believe that prayer Ministry is a vital part of demonstrating the power and active presence of God’s kingdom. In fact, you will find it hard to be at Vineyard without having someone offer to pray for you or be given the opportunity to be trained to pray for others. For the community of believers here, prayer ministry is considered an important expression of “normal” Christianity and therefore one of the core values of our church.


For more information call 218-220-7650

Ruby's food pantry

Once a month on the third Saturday, we bring up a semi-truck of food to give away. People pay a $20 donation which covers the expense of the truck and driver. In return they get anywhere from $125 to $175 dollars of food. This includes meats, milk products, bread and a large variety of other different food items. Volunteers come at 9 from different churches, school youth and social services and other community organizations to help organize and pass out the food. All are we once a month on the third Saturday, we bring up a semi-truck of food to give away. People pay a $20 donation which covers the expense of the truck and driver. In return they get anywhere from $125 to $175 dollars of food. This includes meats, milk products, bread and a large variety of other different food items. Volunteers come at 9 from churches, school and other community organizations to help organize and pass out the food. All are welcomed!



Here's what to expect:

There is a $20 donation per food share.

We recommend you bring 2 boxes or totes to carry the food you will receive.

When you arrive for the first time, you will need to register and sign in. This registration is simple and requires no documentation . After the first time attending, you will not need to register and will simply sign in. You will be provided a number and once your number is called, you will go through the line to receive your food share..


For more information call Shelley at 220-7651


mexico mission trips

Join Shelley as she joins up with the Duluth Vineyard Mexico mission trip to Mazatlán in January. They will participate in feeding outreaches, building projects, children's ministry to some of the poorest areas of Mexico. 


All ages are welcomed. All these trips are life changing as you are exposed to some of the most impoverished areas in the world where not only will you touch the heart of some of the most precious people you will ever meet, but they will touch your heart as well! Remember Jesus said... 


Matt 25:31-40

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.  "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'  "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'  "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'  


So Please, don't miss this opportunity to be God's hands and feet and voice to those hungry both for food and spiritual awakening!

  

For more information... call Shelley at 220-7651

Karate

Why are we teaching this Class? To help combat the small town mentality that believes their kids will fall prey to the drug/alcohol culture. Growing up in a small town myself, I understand how lack of opportunities to experience life on a broader scale leads to issues of boredom, which without a strong sense of self discipline and purpose and peer support, can lead someone to experiment with drugs and alcohol. In this class, we strive to equip our students to become more leaders than followers.

I also believe that by teaching kids about honor, respect, and self discipline they will become not only become better students, but better people all way round! 

  • Time: Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday. The four o'clock class is for upper belts, and the 5 o'clock class is for lower belt students. 
  • Cost: Monthly fees is 35.00. Adding children with in the same family is 15.00 for the second child, and 10.00 for every child after that.


For more information call Gerry at 220-7650

Bone STRENGTHENING class

Bone Builders is a nationally praised exercise program started by Tufts University 1995, designed to help prevent osteoporosis, improve bone mass and strength, and improve balance. The goal is to help seniors feel stronger, maintain their independence and quality of life and provide an opportunity to socialize. 


The Silver Bay class meets twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursday's. Beginning class starts at nine and goes to 10. The advanced class starts At 10 and goes to 11. All Ages are welcome!


For more information call Emily White (630) 269-5997 or emilyjwhite72@gmail.com      

training center

We believe one of the main task of the church is to disciple people. This includes being  discipled on one's own personal faith journey, that includes learning about the bible. This also includes being discipled in leadership, ministry and mission. By clicking on this link, you will connect to our training center. 

Don't miss these OPPORTUNITIES either

We encourage new ministries or new small groups to start all the time. If launching a new ministry is something that excites you, call us at 220-7650 and we will help get you the training and tools for you to launch your own ministry. 

  • INTERCESSORY prayer

    Every Wednesday morning Laurie Kallinen and Shelley Cheney meet with anyone who has a heart for prayer. They understand that nothing happens without prayer.


    For more information call Shelley at 220- 7651

  • second saturday breakfast

    Come enjoy a wonderfully freshly cooked breakfast as we gather for a time of fellowship and bible study. We eat, we sing, and then we break down into women and men groups to do their studies. 

    This once a month small group is offered for those whose time schedule doesn't allow them to mmet in one of the weekly small groups. 


    For more information call 220-7650

  • Beginning Pickleball

    Your invited to come out and discover for yourself what everyone is talking about.Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm. There is reason why pickle ball is the fastest growing sport in the US! Kids over 8 are welcomed!


    For more information call Gerry at 220-7650