Serve the Church
+ Connecting volunteers with local needs
Connecting Volunteers with Local Needs — This group was started for Vineyard Church - Grafton as means of connecting volunteers and various opportunities both within the church and our local community.
We are a team of people who are passionate about making disciples and investing in the next generation of Christ-followers. Our vision is to plant at least three new churches by 2026. Our specific focus is to plant these churches within a forty-mile radius of Grafton so that we will be able to invest in and support these church plants as they begin to grow and become established.
We will be training and sending out pastors and leaders who will be a part of church planting teams. We will also be working behind the scenes to support those who are being sent out
+ Street Life Ministry
Despensa De La Paz is a food pantry on the south-side of Milwaukee. On the 4th Saturday of each month, we take a group of people down to serve. Some of us help greet the families, walk with them through the pantry, and help them bag their items while others make sure the shelves stay stocked and assist families with questions about how many items they are allowed to take.
Street Life is a ministry where we connect with people who are homeless on the streets of downtown Milwaukee and help meet some of their basic needs in very practical ways. We set up tables of food, books, clothing, toiletries, and other items in a parking lot and show love to a group of people who are hurting.
Family Sharing is a food pantry and resale shop that provides food, clothing, and other essential items at no cost to people in need in Ozaukee County. Approximately 42,000 pounds of food is distributed to 600 households per month, as well as nearly $6,000 worth of clothing, household items, and furniture. None of this could be accomplished without tons of community volunteers.
From the very start, our church has partnered with Family Sharing through annual financial support, hundreds of pounds of donated foods, and volunteering. Our team serves at Family Sharing monthly to help sort food for the pantry. We would love for you to be a part of the good that is being done here.
+ Addiction Recovery
This is an amazing way to love and support those who do not know the Lord. It is a team of people who serve in four distinct areas:
1. A weekly Bible-based recovery program for men and women in the Ozaukee County Jail.
2. Sunday Services in three Wisconsin prisons: Dodge, Kettle Moraine, and Taycheedah.
3. A bi-weekly Bible study at Teen Challenge residential house for women.
4. A weekly Bible study at WINDS sober living house for women.
Serve the World
Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Rahab Foundation exists to bring healing to families connected with human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. They facilitate quality of life improvements and help to restore dignity to the life of families linked to sexual commerce allowing them to reintegrate into society with alternative vocational skills. Vineyard supports Rahab foundation financially, prayerfully, and sends teams down to Costa Rica to help when needed.
In partnership with other Vineyard churches, we have been working to identify and address basic needs in some of the poorest communities in Belize (e.g., healthcare, education). These efforts go hand-in-hand with the work of raising up leaders and growing healthy, indigenously led churches.
There are a number of ways you can participate in our work there, and we send teams down to Belize on a regular basis. We are excited about what the future holds for the Vineyard in Belize.