PURPOSE OF OUR GATHERING

Basileia Vineyard's understanding of the church is based on our understanding of the kingdom of God. We believe the purpose of the church is to advance the rule of God on the earth by continuing the ministry of Jesus in word, deed and life through the power of the Holy Spirit.

We have a theology of power that affirms the present day ministry of Jesus through spiritual gifts given to the church to win the lost, heal the sick, care for the poor, cast out demons, and disciple as we live according to the fruit of the Spirit.

We also have a theology of pain knowing that the kingdom will be consummated only at the return of Christ. We teach how to suffer in Christ's name but never to befriend our sickness. Our call is to participate with Jesus in destroying the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and, like Jesus, our desire is to do what the Father is doing (John 5:19) at any given time.