Who we are
About Pastor Carlos
Pastor Carlos' passion is to be the voice, eyes, ears and hands of all those in need of salvation, love, compassion, and broken.
The Vine Ministries International Vision and Mission The Word of God is our true foundation. The Bible clearly states who you were created to be believing in Jesus, belonging to family, becoming a follower, and building God’s kingdom. Our mission is to help you fulfill this calling and live out the fullest life in Christ imaginable.
BELIEVE Belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God is a process that ultimately provides the bedrock for your faith. Our desire is to reveal the nature of God and who He created you to be in order to strengthen your faith and surrender to His grace. BELONG Relationships play an essential role in your spiritual life and in your walk with God, and they’re rooted in belonging to a greater community. In fact, Jesus commanded us to love God and love one another. We all have a need to belong, and it’s through loving, helping and protecting one another that we have opportunity to live out these greatest of commandments. BECOME To be Christ-like is to move away from a self-centered existence to a Christ-centered life of doing and loving as He does. But this transformation isn’t done on our own – it’s begun and completed through God’s generous grace and power. Through practical steps in God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, and relationship with God and others, our emphasis is to help you become more like Christ in your own personal spiritual growth and development. BUILD Discover how God is calling you to give to others what the Lord has already given to you. Acting as his hands and feet by using your gifts and talents, you can help build the kingdom by the giving of yourself in making disciples and helping others move toward spiritual maturity. Our Core Values WE LIVE TO GIVE WE LOVE TO SHEMA (OBEY) WE FIGHT FOR INNOCENCE WE ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT EXCELLENCE WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GROWTH WE AREN’T SETTLING FOR RELIGION, WE’RE GOING FOR ROMANCE Our Beliefs THE TRINITY It is the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God and that He is eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man. The Son Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures—God and man—in one person. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. THE ATONEMENT Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing—body, soul, and spirit—and all of God’s provisions for His saints are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated. CHRISTIAN LIFE We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence, God’s provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions. BAPTISM & COMMUNION The Word of God presses on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is identification with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers. Our Vision: To serve the body of Jesus by sharing the full gospel, create disciples for the 5-fold ministries described in Ephesians 4:11-16 Equip the believers for good works for cities, regions, and nations. · Build up the Body of Believers in growth and maturity · Create unity of faith · Increase in knowledge about God, Jesus and the Kingdom · Grow believers to be mature in their faith with sound doctrine · Develop strong believers who are secure in their faith · Mature the saints to be able to stand in the face of the challenges and deceits of the world · Disciple believers in continual growth with an ever-increasing outward manifestation of love Apostle: Dream Awakeners* in the Kingdom of God. Prophet: People who score highest with a Prophetic position are Heart Revealers* in the Kingdom of God. Evangelist: People who score highest with an Evangelist position are Story Tellers* in the Kingdom of God. Pastor: People who score highest with a Pastoral position are Soul Healers* in the Kingdom of God. Teacher: People who score highest with a Teaching Position are Light Givers* in the Kingdom of God.