Serving the Bridgewaters and Surrounding Communities

We focus on people.
Loving. Serving. Supporting.

Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”Matthew 22:37–39 (NIV)

Loving God, loving people into the kingdom, helping each other mature in Christ. We focus on serving individuals and families while strengthening the community around them. 

Our Core Beliefs

We Partner with the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, who resides in the disciples of Jesus, distributes gifts among us, enabling us to encounter God’s presence personally and corporately, and then to minister to the world around us in the power of the Spirit.

We Experience And Worship God

The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm. When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian life.

We Reconcile People With God And All Creation

Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire creation, breaking down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female. Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway.

We Engage In Compassionate Ministry

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away.

We Pursue Culturally Relevant Mission In The World

The church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the Gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures.

Who the Planters Are

Paul and Caryn have been members of the Vineyard Church in Kingston, Massachusetts, since 2005 and 1997 respectively. They have been actively involved for many years serving in various leadership roles. Some years ago, God planted the seed in their hearts to start a Vineyard Church in their area. On September 9th 2018, BVC opened it’s doors in East Bridgewater.

They are a blended family with two adult children. Paul enjoys family time, woodworking, antique cars, boating and traveling. Caryn enjoys family time, traveling, health & wellness, cooking, serving, coaching, and learning new things. Having started their walk with Jesus as adults they have hearts to see all ages, from all backgrounds, find and experience the true freedom and joy offered through living a life, on purpose, for Christ!

What We Believe

We Partner with Holy Spirit to Experience and worship God and reconcile people with God and all creation. We Engage in compassionate ministry and pursue a culturally relevant mission in the world.

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