Who is The Vine?
How did we get here?
The Vine Wesleyan Church started in Lancaster on March 20, 2005. We were a strategic new church-start of Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church and The Western New York District of the Wesleyan Church. In 2001, God gave Eastern Hills a dream to begin another congregation in the Western New York region. After a couple of years of prayer and planning, Christopher and Tammy Baldwin were selected and began work on the church in June of 2004.
The Vine is a church with a solid, traditional, historic foundation and relevant approaches to ministry. We like to think of it as a place where the atmosphere is relaxed, the people are real, and the faith is relevant. For many, the faith in God they knew growing up has been awakened with a vital present connection with Jesus today. For others, the Vine is a place where God has become real and central to their lives like never before.
The Vine is a church that is in the Lancaster/Depew area. Our desire is to become a vital member of the community, making a difference in many lives and families in the area.
On Sundays, there are about 300 people that gather. We are a community of faith large enough to do significant ministry, while not so large that people are lost in the crowd.
The Wesleyan Church
The Vine Wesleyan Church is one of 33 Wesleyan Churches in New York and northern Pennsylvania. Click here for more information regarding our local district.
The Vine Wesleyan Church is part of the Wesleyan denomination. There are currently about 3,600 Wesleyan churches in over 40 nations worldwide. In the United States and Canada alone, there are over 1,700 local congregations. Click here for more information regarding the Wesleyan Church.
Who are the Wesleyans?
The Wesleyan Church is an evangelical, Protestant denomination. We offer the good news that faith in Jesus Christ makes possible a wonderful personal relationship with God, a holy life empowered by His Spirit for witness and service, and assurance of eternal life in heaven. Our name is in honor of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, whose emphasis on a life of faith, self-discipline, and perfect love is our example.
For more information on the core beliefs of the Wesleyan Church, click here: http://www.wesleyan.org/beliefs/