Outreach

At the Liberty Vineyard, we are committed to welcoming the Kingdom of God locally in Lilburn and in lands around the globe. Contact Jim for more information or to get involved: Come join us on mission!

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SAVE THE DATE: Nov 3rd – 5th, 2017 – Gleaning Mission Trip with Liberty Vineyard Church!
Come join us for a weekend gleaning mission trip to feed the hungry in Tifton, GA . . . We will glean crops (possibly apples, butterbeans, or sweet potatoes), donate produce to local food banks, learn about domestic and global hunger, and discover how one person really can make a difference!

Cost: $75.00 each for this two-day mission trip (meals & accommodation included)!

Click on the graphic for more information:
Gleaning 2017 save the date

On April 22nd, 2017, from 9:00am – noon, we are going again to serve at the Lilburn Co-op! Let us know if you’d like to join us!

outreach April 2017

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Get involved any time with our prayer shawl / prayer square / preemie baby clothes ministry – click on the graphic for more information:
prayer shawl ministry

Outreach stories . . .

We seek to live a lifestyle of reaching out to others . . . here are just a few stories of ways in which we have served locally or globally, welcoming the kingdom of God by being the hands and feet of Jesus.

March 2017:
We served a family in our church who needed some extra hands for a morning of heavy lifting, decluttering and cleaning. Many hands truly did make light work, and the family was greatly blessed and thankful!

February 2017:
We served at Lilburn Co-op by mowing, cleaning, repairing, and sorting out donations of clothing and food to be distributed to needy individuals and families in our community, while strengthening relationships with one another (as always happens when we go on mission together!) You can check out the Lilburn Co-op website to see some donation ideas in preparation for our next outreach there! lilburn-coop-logo

January 2017:

December 2016:

November 2016:

October 2016:
We collected food for the Lilburn Co-op and donated a carload of nonperishable items to help needy famililes in our community.

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June 2016

May 2016

April 2016:
We prayed for and wrote cards of encouragement to vineyard iwata, which is located close to the devastating earthquakes earlier this month in Japan, in order to encourage them as they serve those in the affected area.

March 2016:
We held a food drive to collect food and household items to be distributed to local families in need via the Lilburn Co-oplilburn-coop-logo

February 2016:
We showed the love of Jesus to people in our community who were passing by, as we gave away a lot of beautiful Valentine roses!
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January 2016:
We served at Lilburn Co-op by sorting out donations of clothing and food to be distributed to needy individuals and families in our community, while strengthening relationships with one another (as always happens when we go on mission together!) You can check out the Lilburn Co-op website to see some donation ideas in preparation for our next outreach there! lilburn-coop-logo

We seek to reach out to neighbors and nations . . .

2015 outreach stories
December 2015:
We made a donation to our friends Wind wind logo for their upcoming mission trip to Japan, following their wonderful service to us this month when they came all the way from Myrtle Beach to play in our morning worship service and a Saturday evening Night of Worship. We completed our sixth quarterly cleanup with Adopt-a-road on Harbins Road in Lilburn. liberty adopt-a-road

November 2015:We sent a team of 13 people from Liberty Vineyard to a gleaning weekend event with Harvest of Hope / Society of St. Andrew. society of st. andrew We learned about domestic and global hunger and did something practical about it by gleaning 3248 lb of apples in North Georgia which were immediately donated to local food banks and distributed to families in need (9750 servings!). We also prayed for and sent support to Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.

October 2015:We shopped for, assembled, and donated a dozen or so gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child, transforming the lives of children and families around the world with the good news of Jesus Christ! occ We also participated in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (a week early) by praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution around the world, and writing letters to some who are imprisoned for Christ.

September 2015:
We “prayed the news” regarding the Syrian refugee crisis several times this past month, gave a donation to “World Vision,” and had participatory prayer for the refugees & those serving them.

We completed our fifth quarterly cleanup with Adopt-a-road on Harbins Road in Lilburn. liberty adopt-a-road

August 2015:
We personalized 170 gift bookmarks to encourage all of the staff members at Lilburn Elementary School, as we made a commitment to pray for them during the 2015-16 school year.
Lilburn Elementary School bookmarks

July 2015:
We put together 20 bags of school supplies for students at Lilburn Middle School (with everything from tissues to thumb drives, paper to protractors), to help them and their families, teachers, & classrooms, to get the best possible start in the new school year. 20106_10152962610638456_5924934822897550788_n 11403010_10152962610253456_2241363623925729334_n 11231033_10152962611298456_1644988849323640745_n 11223491_10152962611383456_7753447321975091488_n 11694818_10152962611223456_915310075320790117_n 11781758_10152962611353456_2183434767091831093_n

We blessed and got to know our neighbors at Royal Restaurant (under new management; now featuring Senegalese cuisine) by going as a group to eat together after one of our church services. Royal lunch July 2015

June 2015:
Because we had prayed for those affected by the attack on Dallas police headquarters earlier this month, and in light of the FBI & Homeland Security warnings of possible terror threats this week, we wrote cards of encouragement, prayer, and thanks to Lilburn police dept
who “enhance the quality of life in the City of Lilburn by working cooperatively with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, resolve problems, preserve the peace, and uphold the law.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT) – “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”

We also made a donation from the church to ijm logo

May 2015:
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A couple of us did a prayer brunch with some ladies from another area Vineyard church, and brought a bunch of books from Restoration Resources to give away. (Restoration resources provides books, CDs, and more very inexpensively to help with life & learning, Bible & prayer, growth & healing, purpose & passion. Many of the resources are gratefully received by donation!)

April 2015:
We sent a donation and notes of encouragement from Liberty Vineyard to samaritan's purse logo, to help victims affected by the devastating tornadoes that tore through the Midwest (USA) on April 8th & 9th.

March 2015:
We completed our third cleanup day with Adopt-a-road on Harbins Road in Lilburn. Here’s one of the signs Gwinnett County put up on our behalf! liberty adopt-a-road

February 2015:
Beverly, one of our leaders, who ministers around the world through providing Christian counseling, missionary care, and spiritual formation, traveled to Turkey, France, and Switzerland for further training, connection, and refreshment. We are honored that God has opened doors of opportunity for Beverly and others in our midst to care for others around the globe so that each one can fulfill God’s calling on their lives to the fullest. If you’d like to support Beverly or find out more about her ministry, please visit New Song Christian Counseling Untitled

January 2015:
We made considerable headway on renovating “the space behind the wall” in our location in Lilburn. Plans were drawn up and deconstruction-before-construction began! Our new space will include children’s rooms, a commercial kitchen, office / meeting space, a youth loft, and our main space which will seat a couple of hundred people! We are hoping we can meet in there for services within the next several months.

2014 outreach stories
December 2014: We collected food and household items to distribute to local families in need via the Lilburn Co-op in advance of Christmas.

November 2014: We sent a team of 9 people from Liberty Vineyard to a gleaning weekend event with Harvest of Hope / Society of St. Andrew. We learned about domestic and global hunger and did something practical about it by braving cold temps in November in Northern Alabama to glean turnips which were immediately donated to local food banks and distributed to families in need.

October 2014: We prepared all month for our November 1st Block Party. Despite very cold and windy temps, we had a fabulous gathering in our parking lot with our neighbors – people of all ages & businesses – joining together for an afternoon of food, fun, and friendship. Thanks to everyone who came and helped our Liberty Vineyard family show love to our community in a practical way . . . Spiced Right, Royal Restaurant, En Pointe School of Dance, Swanky Paws pet grooming, Mark & Ian with SCREAM ministries, John, Wayne & Barbara, Briana, Sarah, Party Time (bouncy houses)
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September 2014: During one of our regular “work days” (building renovations), we served our community by doing our first “adopt-a-road” cleanup (a project with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful). We picked up trash and took down old signage along our assigned 1.2 mile stretch of Harbins Road.

August 2014: We reached out to our neighbors across the parking lot and built relationships by having lunch together at Royal Restaurant & Sweets (an Indian / halal restaurant). royal restaurant lunch

July 2014: We prayed together for and sought ways to intentionally reach out to our Muslim neighbors (across the street and around the world) during their season of Ramadan (June 28th – July 27th, 2014). Also nine of us went on a summer youth gleaning mission trip with Harvest of Hope / Society of St. Andrew. We gleaned potatoes & sweet corn, donated produce to local food banks, learned about domestic and global hunger, discovered how one person really can make a difference, through an emphasis on worship, realized the relationship between faith and service to the poor, demonstrated love for the body of Christ by experiencing the unity of the Spirit, embraced a nutritious, simple, healthy lifestyle, and responded to the gospel of Jesus Christ by making a commitment to continue to feeding the poor and to make service a lifestyle, rather than a once-a-year event.

June 2014: We sent a team of both counselors and students to Camp Vineyard with 400+ youth from the southeast for a week of camp craziness + Vineyard values, high-energy activities and equipping of the next generation of leaders.

May 2014: Some of our teens served at a SCREAM Ministries Gym Jam, reaching dozens of children with the good news of Jesus Christ.

April 2014: We brought meals to a family with ongoing medical treatments. We helped a family move their belongings out of storage into their new home and prayed for God to bless them in their home and community.

March 2014: As a church we are praying together daily using the resource, Seek God for the City, a prayer tool to help us intercede for Lilburn and Atlanta and cities around the world which God has laid on our hearts. This month we also rallied around an extended family in our church who have experienced tragedy, by providing spiritual, emotional, and practical support.

February 2014: We provided groceries and transportation assistance for a family in our community who were experiencing health and financial challenges.

January 2014: Five of us traveled to Asheville, NC, to serve at YouthQuake, a Spirit-filled youth conference with several hundred participants from all over the southeast. We had opportunities to assist the leadership team, pray for and encourage youth, and go out in teams to pray for people in the community.

2013 outreach stories
December 2013: We rallied around one member of our congregation and his family during his lengthy hospitalization and recovery, by praying, encouraging, visiting, and offering practical assistance.

November 2013: We had a great outreach volunteering at the Lilburn Co-op. Seventeen of us (of all ages!) packed holiday food boxes, sorted bread, donated food & clothing, and strengthened our relationships with one another. You can check out the Lilburn Co-op website to see some donation ideas in preparation for our next outreach there!

Local outreach

Locally, we share God’s love in our community by supporting these ministries:

Lilburn Co-oplilburn-coop-logo

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Global outreach

Globally, we participate in Vineyard Missions vineyard missions logo
and connect relationally to partner in missions with others in the body of Christ.

Check out Vineyard-All-In for stories of the Kingdom of God breaking through around the world and for ways to connect:

Vineyard missions

Check out this video from Vineyard Missions:

Prayer tools:
Seek God for the City
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim WorldJune 28th – July 27th, 2014: Join millions of Christians around the world who participate each year in this largest ongoing international prayer focus on the Muslim world. Coinciding with Ramadan, Christians worldwide are called to make an intentional effort to learn about, pray for and reach out to Muslim neighbors . . . across the street and around the world.
How to Pray for Missionaries (Wycliffe)
30 Ways to Pray for Missionaries (Encompass World Partners)
Seven Ways to Pray for Your Missionary (OMF International)

2015 mission trip – Nov 6th – 8th, 2015 – All ages at Liberty Vineyard are headed to a weekend gleaning mission trip in Dahlonega, GA, to end hunger (with Harvest of Hope / Society of St. Andrew). We will glean crops (possibly apples), donate produce to local food banks, learn about domestic and global hunger, discover how one person really can make a difference, through an emphasis on worship, realize the relationship between faith and service to the poor, demonstrate love for the body of Christ by experiencing the unity of the Spirit, embrace a nutritious, simple, healthy lifestyle, and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ by making a commitment to continue to feeding the poor and to make service a lifestyle, rather than a once-a-year event. I’m interested in the Nov 2015 gleaning mission trip!

Gleaning invitation

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