Apologetics Index
Association of Vineyard Churches

ChristianGrey Zone, Unsure, or Offkey Association of Vineyard Churches


Controversial movement that started out fine, but became known for its emphasis on experience over Scripture. Was responsible for giving the Kansas City Prophets an international platform. Its unbalanced approach to spiritual gifts (teaching the practice thereof without teaching people how to discern the difference between Biblical and un-Biblical teachings and practices) eventually led to such aberrancies as the Toronto Blessing Movement.

It appears that in recent years the Vineyard movement has matured quite a bit - a process that, perhaps, started around the time the movement cautiously distanced itself from the Toronto Blessing Movement.
John Wimber, Founder (1934 - 1997).

Phil Strout is the National Director and President of The Vineyard, USA.