Kay & I first encountered Vineyard ideas around 1989 through books passed around a little ad-hoc group of missionaries in Japan desperately seeking God’s presence. When we moved to the United States in 1991, we found a Vineyard church. I remember the excitement of learning that they actually had classes on how to pray for healing.
From 1991 to 2006, we were active in a few different Vineyard churches. And this year, the Vineyard movement celebrates 25 years, so Kay & I have been mixed up with this strange group for a good chunk of its history. Here’s an 18-minute video that does a nice job of capturing the heart of this movement:
There used to be several Vineyards in San Jose. Today, that number is zero. But we’re still Vineyard people at heart.