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!
Get involved!Click here for instructions to make Blessing Bags for the Homeless
Most of these supplies can be purchased at Walmart, except the Bibles which are available at Dollar Tree stores.
2-1/2 gallon plastic bags – nice and roomy – they have a zipper closure
socks – 24 pack of men’s black crew socks (warm and good for job interviews)
meat & crackers or vienna sausage or other canned protein
bar of soap
plastic spoon & applesauce
hotel shampoos / conditioners / hand creams
toothbrush & toothpaste
Here are some photos from previous gleaning mission trips (so far we’ve gleaned green beans, potatoes, corn, radishes, apples, broccoli, cucumbers):
We’ve gone on 5 gleaning trips since 2013 – come join us next time! Thank you to our hardworking gleaners (names in bold are people who have gone multiple times): Abigail, Allen, Amy, Beverly, Cascade, Dawn, Elaine, Esther, Ian, Jacob, Jillian, Jim, Karen, Karis, Kelsey, Laura, Madison, Michael, Nancy, Paul, Zac
SAVE THE DATE: TBA 2019 – Gleaning Mission Trip with Liberty Vineyard Church!
Come join us for a weekend gleaning mission trip to feed the hungry . . . We will glean crops, donate produce to local food banks, learn about domestic and global hunger, and discover how one person really can make a difference! Ages 5 and up are welcome – some team members can do the heavy lifting and some team members can offer encouragement and cups of cool water!
Cost: $75.00 each for this two-day mission trip (meals & accommodation included)!
Click here for more information.
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.
Our children’s choir, the Celebration Singers, performed two mini-concerts at Sunrise at Five Forks, bringing joy to the main level residents and those in memory care. The children sang “Amazing Grace”, “Caterpillar”, “Clouds”, and “Kye Kye Kuli”.
We served at the Lilburn Co-op, reaching out to families and individuals in our community by offering practical assistance with food, clothing, and household items.
We celebrated World Relief Refugee Sunday by praying for refugees around the world and giving financial support to World Relief.
We did our 16th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. The bridge construction is finally completed, so we were able to walk straight through for the first time in over a year!
We again made “blessing bags” at the start of our worship service to give away to individuals who are homeless. We assembled clear ziploc bags containing: New Testament Bibles, warm black socks, water bottle, toothbrush, toothpaste, nut bar, cereal bar, bar of soap, plastic spoon & applesauce, chocolate bar, can of Vienna sausages, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, hard candy, hand cream, chewing gum. We added invitations to church, lists of phone numbers / website for help agencies in our area, and personal notes of love and encouragement. We prayed over the recipients of each bag and at the close of the service we each took bags to distribute in coming weeks.
We wrote cards of encouragement and prayer for the principal and 7 vice-principals at Lilburn Middle School (as a practical outcome of praying for schools following tragic recent school shootings). We delivered the cards along with a box of “Merci” chocolates each – we greatly value the rich relationships we have with this wonderful school staff!
We did our 15th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. The bridge construction is getting closer to completion!
We made “blessing bags” to give away to individuals who are homeless. At the start of our worship service, we assembled clear ziploc bags containing: New Testament Bibles, warm black socks, water bottle, toothbrush, toothpaste, nut bar, cereal bar, bar of soap, plastic spoon & applesauce, chocolate bar, can of Vienna sausages, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, hard candy, hand cream, chewing gum. We added invitations to church, lists of phone numbers / website for help agencies in our area, personal notes of love and encouragement, and decorated with Valentine stickers. We prayed over the recipients of each bag and at the close of the service we each took bags to distribute in coming weeks.
We prayed daily along with many thousands of other believers during the season of Lent using the prayer guide, Seek God for the City.
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
We seek to reach out to neighbors and nations . . .2017 outreach stories
We did our 14th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. The bridge construction continues!
A team of eight from Liberty Vineyard Church (4 adults, 2 teens, 2 children) trekked down to south Georgia to spend the weekend learning about food insecurity and doing something about it! The group of 30 from several churches around the state together gleaned 1700 lb of broccoli and 1400 lb of cucumbers!
We prepared shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child as we do each year! What a joy to share the love of Jesus in a practical way with children, their families and communities all around the world!
A small team from Liberty Vineyard Church walked with Compassion to end child poverty. Our team managed to raise the 2nd highest amount for a group in the Atlanta area, raising $675 in our first year to participate in this wonderful initiative!
We prayed for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted (International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church), gave a donation to Voice of the Martyrs, and received prayer bracelets as a reminder to keep praying.
We did our 13th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn, made more exciting by the road construction going on in the middle of our stretch!
We delivered a large quantity of school supplies for students at Lilburn Middle School and had a beautiful prayer time with staff and teachers as we cried out to God on behalf of the many students who face heartbreaking situations in their lives. What a blessing it is to partner with our neighbors in the community in this way!
We served together at Lilburn Co-op and En Pointe School of Dance. Our prayer shawl ministry made 20 beautiful prayer shawls for the residents of a local memory care facility (where one of our church members resides!)
We did our 12th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn.
We provided school supplies for students at Lilburn Middle School. While we were there, we also provided dozens of cupcakes for the employees of the school and had the opportunity to pray with people.
We served together at the Lilburn Co-op.
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!
We did our 11th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup!
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!
We sent cards of encouragement and prayer to each of the local businesses in the immediate vicinity of our rented space: Ceci’s Pet Paradise, New Image Hair Salon, Kay Cleaners, Elad Signs, Hachem Food Market, Flo Hair Braiding, El Buritto Loco Restaurante, Mi Bella Hair Salon, Torito Western Wear, Sausage World, and En Pointe School of Dance. We prayed for Kingdom transformation of our whole community and for the light of Christ to shine brightly in the hearts of each business owner, employee, and customer.
We did our 10th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn.
We put together many shoe boxes of Christmas gifts through Operation Christmas Child to send to children in need around the world.
We collected food for the Lilburn Co-op and donated a carload of nonperishable items to help needy famililes in our community.
We did our 9th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn.
We put together 50 bags of school supplies for students at Lilburn Middle School, in order to help them get the best start possible for their school year. We prayed with teachers and staff when we delivered the supplies.
We did our 8th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn.
We baked “tasty treats for teachers” and took them over to the teachers at Lilburn Middle School, to encourage and thank them for investing in students all year.
We prayed for and wrote cards of encouragement to , 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.
We held a food drive to collect food and household items to be distributed to local families in need via the Lilburn Co-op
We did our 7th adopt-a-road cleanup!
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!
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!
We made a donation to our friends Wind 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.
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. 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! 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.
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 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.
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
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.”
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!)
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
Locally, we share God’s love in our community by supporting these ministries:
Globally, we participate in Vineyard Missions
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:
Check out this video from Vineyard Missions:
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!