Beginning in 2015, the pastors and shepherds sought the Lord to reveal to us the unique purpose of Life on the Vine. Through months of prayer, conversations, reading Scripture, reflection, and interviewing members, the image God gave us was of a greenhouse. As we pressed further into the metaphor, we identified four “seasons” or movements of a greenhouse: Receive, Root, Grow, and Gift.
- Receive. We are received by God into this community. Members receive visitors with grace and hospitality as if each person was Christ visiting us.
- Root. We let our roots go deep in the soil of liturgy, prayer, and community.
- Grow. We change and grow as we respond to God’s work in our lives.
- Gift. Each of us has been entrusted with a ministry, listening and responding to a God who is already at work in every person, every place.