Our nation Scotland generally and statistically is unhealthy in the areas of diet, obesity, physical activity and mental health. Many marriages end up in divorce leaving a trail of damage and pain in the wake. Churches in Scotland are ageing, becoming irrelevant and ten congregations are closing their doors every single month. But we believe this is not God’s vision for His children and church.
We have a vision of thriving people, churches, cities and nations.
This means we see them flourishing, prospering, growing and developing vigorously.
We have a vison of a THRIVING worshipping people who enjoy life with their God and have a burning desire is to make Him famous. They are blessed and healthy in body, mind and spirit. Babies and plants need the right environment and nutrients to thrive and we believe healthy relationships are the good soil where nurture and healthy growth comes from.
Not only are nutrients essential for health but so is the absence of toxic and unhealthy substances. So we will ensure our people are nurtured in the good soil of healthy relationships and growing strong with a healthy diet and regular detox. We see each person living (like Jesus) in a healthy and vibrant restored relationship with God, self, others and creation. We will ensure each person has a family and Personal Trainer who is a friend coaching and inspiring them in these 4 vital relationships which are they key to a flourishing life.
The fruit that is birthed will lead to THRIVING marriages, families, friendships and businesses. Each person will be released into their full leadership potential who bless and serve others.
We see a people with vibrant relationships who view their work not as a toil to be endured but who view their work as their purpose to bring beauty and flourishing to the world. Our people enjoy their work and see it as a significant part of their purpose and calling to influence the arts and entertainment, media, government, education, sport and business leading to city transformation. Through influence we see these people impacting their workplaces with peace, joy, order and success.
Blessing and joy is found in the home and in a healthy family. We believe every person in Dunfermline is invited to come home and enjoy the peace, security, hope and joy of being at home with Father. Every life was made in the likeness of God and has incredible purpose and we want to help people rediscover their original purpose in this world. And we believe this invitation starts with love and kindness and compassion. Our people love Dunfermline and are prayer warriors for the city and its people for its success and welfare.
Our people have a heart for all people especially the poor, broken, hurting and needy. Like Jesus they are known as a people who eat and drink with the people of the city in order to listen to them and to serve them. We see Dunfermline filled and saturated with people who are loving and serving the needs of the city practically. Our people spray the fragrant “good news” aroma all across the city to bring God’s kindness, power and transforming message.
Our people are fluent in the “good news” and confident to share their story at every opportunity seeing the needs of our city and are meeting those needs by serving the city in love.
This vision of people and city transformation is not just for the city of Dunfermline but we see it spreading to other cities across Scotland, Europe and the world.
By 2025 the Vine Church will serve and impact 5 cities.