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We don’t presume to have all the answers so in an effort to assist you in your faith journey we offer the below list of documents and organizations that will help minister to others in ways Vineyard of Faith alone can not.

Here is a list of references starting with the categories. Click the "+" button for more information.

Bible

Bible Gateway

"Bible Gateway is your rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone . . . anywhere; in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions! Its simple yet advanced searching capabilities allow you to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on the keywords, phrases, topics, or Scripture references you have in mind. You’ll be inspired and encouraged – whether reading with your eyes or your ears (audio Bibles) – as you rely on Bible Gateway for all your Bible reading needs."

As a side note, Vineyard of Faith prefers to use the New International Version for the English translations and Reina Valera Contemporánea for the Spanish translations.

http://www.biblegateway.com/

Charities

Angel Tree

"Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the [your local] children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners."

Vineyard of Faith participates with this program and offers gifts every Christmas season.

prisonfellowship.org

Windsor Kids Festival

"Windsor Kids Festival is an annual event sponsored by the Christian churches of Windsor, California to express our Lord’s love by giving backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need for grades K-8. The festival also includes a day of free fun including games and food in addition to the backpacks at no expense to the participants."

http://www.windsorkids.org/

Compassion International

"Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults."

http://www.compassion.com/

Nebraska Lutheran Mission Society

"The mission of the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, USA is three part: saving souls, healing bodies, providing accredited Christian education"

http://www.haitilutheran.org/

Orphan Grain Train

"Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical and other needed items to people in 61 different countries including the USA."

http://www.ogt.org/

Lutheran World Relief

"Lutheran World Relief is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering."

http://lwr.org/

Lutheran Church Extension Fund

"The mission of Lutheran Church Extension Fund is to support the Church in fulfilling its mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a Christ-centered servant partner of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), ensuring that funds and services are available now and in the future."

http://www.lcef.org/

Family

MOPS - Mothers of Pre-Schoolers

A community for mothers to build relationships and find tools to educate their family.

http://www.mops.org/

Adventures in Odyssey

"Adventures in Odyssey presents original audio stories brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience. These fictional, character-building dramas are created by an award-winning team that uses storytelling to teach lasting truths. Maybe that's why over 20 million products have been distributed worldwide."

http://www.whitsend.org/

Focus on the Family

"Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles."

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/

Lutheran Special Education Ministries

"LSEM was founded in 1873. For more than a century LSEM served as a residential school for children who were deaf. But when the needs changed we changed too. Our name was changed from Lutheran School For The Deaf to Lutheran Special Education Ministries in 1990. We are a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. As we grow, we are now able to reach more children and provide programs and services for Lutheran churches and schools, as well as other Christian denominations."

https://luthsped.org/

Concordia Publishing House

"God's Word says it and research supports it—families have the most impact on their kids' faith development. Our Christ-centered resources encourage families to grow in faith in all life stages."

cph.org

Financial

eScrip

"eScrip is proven to be a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to the school, group or organization of your choice."

Vineyard of Faith is fundraising with eScript. There is no cost to the church member needs in order for them to be signed up with eScrip. It is just a matter of filling out some paperwork so that a percentage of your purchases can be transferred to Vineyard of Faith with the plastic cards you already use.

http://www.escrip.com/

Thrivent Financial

"We create financial strategies that help Christians be wise with money and live generously. We offer a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds, plus tailored guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century, we've helped our member-owners show God's love to others by being good stewards of the gifts they've been given."

https://www.thrivent.com/

Food & Shelter

2-1-1

"2-1-1 Sonoma County is an information and referral center that connects people quickly and effectively to community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone line and searchable online database."

http://www.211wc.org/
Phone: 211

Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless

"The Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless is the countywide nonprofit coalition of service providers, advocates, religious congregations, civic organizations, businesses, and individuals working to end homelessness and to assist people who have lost their homes."

There are a lot of listings for local charities here to help people get on their way which includes food and a place to stay.

sonomacountyhomeless.org

Redwood Empire Food Bank

"Since 1987, the Redwood Empire Food Bank's service has grown to meet the rising need for food assistance and expanded to focus on providing as much healthy food as possible and including nutrition education as an integral part of many of our programs. We currently assist over 78,000 Sonoma County residents every month. We provide food through our own three Hunger Relief Initiatives that focus on the unmet needs of low-income children, seniors, and working families. We also are a primary source of food for 175 community based charitable organizations that operate over 250 human service programs helping the needy, disabled and homeless in Sonoma County."

Vineyard of Faith works with this organization to bring food to serve to the community on the second Thursday of each month from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

http://www.refb.org/

Committee on the Shelterless

"COTS does much more than shelter and feed people who are homeless. We provide a wide range of services that enable individuals and families to break the cycle of homelessness once and for all.

"We also prevent homelessness by helping people in our community keep the homes they already have."

http://www.cots-homeless.org/

LCMS Resources

"What About?" Series

"What About?" is a series of 27 pamphlets, written by former Synod President Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions.

http://www.lcms.org/belief-and-practice

Lutheran Hour Ministries

Lutheran Hour Ministries is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide. LHM produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and outreach materials, to reach unchurched people in the United States and more than 30 other countries. LHM's flagship program, The Lutheran Hour, airs weekly on 1400 stations and the American Forces Network.

http://www.lhm.org/

Concordia Historical Institute

Department of Archives and History of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

http://www.lutheranhistory.org/

KFUO - Talk Radio

KFUO (850 AM) is the longest continually operating AM radio station in the United States. Owned and operated by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), KFUO-AM boasts an array of audio resources from worship services to inspirational music to in-depth study of God's Word through programs including "The Bible Study," "Ask the Pastor," "Studio A," and "Law & Gospel."

http://www.kfuoam.org/

Concordia Publishing House

"In 1869, Concordia Publishing House was founded as a small St. Louis printery with the mission to provide doctrinally sound materials for churches and individuals."

http://www.cph.org/

Lutheran Bible institute California

"Building on over sixty years of dedication to excellence in Bible study, Lutheran Bible Institute in California continues to be about the business of equipping the Church and its saints through Bible instruction that is faithful to Christ and the Gospel."

http://www.lbic.org/

Lutherans For Life

"Lutherans For Life believes that every human life—from conception to natural death regardless of physical or mental challenges or condition of dependence—is precious in God's sight."

http://www.lutheransforlife.org/

Magazines / e-Newsletter

Focus on the Family

"Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles."

Magazines family.christianbook.com/
e-Newsletter focusonthefamily.com/

Lutheran Women's Quarterly

A resource for Women

Magazine http://www.lwml.org/quarterly

"To keep LWML members and supporters informed around the United States, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League sends out LWML eNews — an electronic newsletter emailed to subscribers on a regular basis."

e-Newsletter http://www.lwml.org/quarterly

The Vine - Vineyard of Faith

At Vineyard of Faith we keep in touch with our members through a monthly newsletter titled "The Vine". You are welcome to ask for the letter to be mailed to your house through the mail by contacting our office or through our Announcement email program VOFannouncements

Office 838-8712
e-Mail groups.google.com (hit the "Join group" button and be sure to select option that will send you an email notifying you as each newsletter is posted.)

Schools

Concordia University System

"The Concordia University System (CUS) is comprised of ten colleges and universities affiliated with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Located across the United States, the colleges and universities offer over 160 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs. While each institution is unique, all ten campuses approach learning from a Lutheran context. The common goal is to develop Christian leaders for the church, community and world."

http://www.cus.edu/

Concordia Seminary - St. Louis, MO

"Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod."

http://www.csl.edu

Concordia Theological Seminary - Ft. Wayne, IN

"Concordia Theological Seminary is a vibrant community of students, staff, and faculty dedicated to teaching the faithful, reaching the lost, and caring for all. Since it’s founding in 1846, CTS, as an educational institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, has served God’s people by preparing men for the holy ministry, and more recently in preparing women to serve as deaconesses."

http://www.ctsfw.edu/

Synod

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

The church denomination that initiated Vineyard of Faith continues walk and be connect to.

http://www.lcms.org/

California - Nevada - Hawaii District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

The district that Vineyard of Faith geographically lies in.

http://www.cnh-lcms.org/

Neighboring LCMS Churches

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church - Santa Rosa

http://stluke-lcms.org/

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Healdsburg

http://mygslc.com/

VOF Archive

Podcasts

Thanks to this nifty thing called the internet, Vineyard of Faith can bring to you audio recordings of past worship services. For whatever reason you are not able to physically visit Vineyard of Faith on Sundays, we have provided a list of the latest recordings so that you can still receive an taste of what Vineyard of Faith does and provide an opportunity for you to hear the Good News.

vof.org

Documents

Things like past Newsletters are available to view in our online documents folder.

http://www.vof.org/documents

Workshop

OnAllCylinders

"Powered by Summit Racing Equipment, OnAllCylinders combines Summit Racing’s 40-plus years of tech expertise with a high-octane mix of industry news, event coverage, and cool features. Fuel your passion with helpful technical stories and videos to shift your projects into high gear."

http://www.onallcylinders.com/

Mentor Ministry - Facebook Page

Find shop articles and videos posted here.

https://www.facebook.com/VOFmentorMinistry