The Monroe Vineyard Church is a church plant of the Ann Arbor Vineyard Church starting in 2005. We are part of the Vineyard Movement started by John Wimber in the late 70's. We were called the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit and are empowered evangelicals believe that God works through His people today. We follow the Word of God, the Bible is the inerrant truth from God. We exercise and even rely on His gifts of the Holy Spirit to live our lives and help others to also do so.
We have partnered with Vineyard Village, a 501c3 established to employ people in reentry or recovery and needing a job. Our Proof Of Concept is the Fresh Start CoffeeHouse sharing the space with the church and operating during the week.
Monroe Vineyard Church Mission Statement
Our mission is to cooperate with the advancement of the Kingdom of God on Earth. Matthew 11:12 NIV1984 says, “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men [& women] lay hold of it.” We are those men and women who are laying hold of the Kingdom of God’s advancement. Jesus Himself when asked how to pray said in Matthew 6:9"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Jesus tells us how to get to the place of hearing and obeying the Father in what He is doing. Matthew 633”But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” We look to the five-fold ministry of the church to properly empower the church in this effort.
The five-fold ministry is the framework of our approach to our mission. This ministry includes the apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors, and evangelists. In the modern church this is most often seen in order of priority as either the pastor or teacher as the prime office and depending on the denomination then followed by the evangelist. In our church the prime office is the apostle, followed by the prophets, and teachers. Pastors and evangelists are extremely important but flow out of the apostolic reality of heaven coming to Earth through supernatural signs & wonders. Heaven is our pattern for life on Earth. This puts a priority on spiritual power & gifts. Instead of an intellectual approach to the Word of God, we see the stories in the Gospel as a pattern of life God wants for His bride on Earth. In addition, the apostolic work in a city or region is one of uniting churches and Christians into one body. The focus is on Kingdom building rather than church building of numbers, finances, and power.
We believe that this new movement of God is a new Era of the breaking in of the Kingdom of God here on Earth. “The Kingdom of God is at hand!” was Jesus’ pronouncement when He walked the Earth. Our vision is to see His Holy Spirit in action through healings, miracles, signs, and wonders until our region is overwhelmed by the Kingdom of God. That is our mission and call.
We are partnering with others in projects like the City Church Project to unify the efforts of all Christian churches in Monroe.
Senior Pastor Vic Holtz & Women's & Worship Pastor Paula Holtz are our founding church planters.
We are a church plant out of the Ann Arbor Vineyard Church in 2005. We opened in Cafe Classics coffee shop.
A couple of years into the plant we moved to the IHM Visitation Barn.
In 2009 we moved to the Harwood mall on LaPlaisance Road
FIND YOUR FAITH
We are a centered set church, unlike most bounded set churches. Bounded set church set boundaries and you are either inside following the rules or on the outside and not part of the church. As a centered set church, we have Jesus as the center of our attention and you are either moving toward Him or away from Him. Our goal is to redirect or turn people toward Jesus for a new life in Christ's direction and love.
In 2014 we moved to our current location in the second Harwood Ma;;. 14930 LaPlaisance Road.
In 2020 we opened the Fresh Start CoffeeHouse in this same space.