June 8, 2009

Church Experiment #23: The Vineyard

A couple of months ago, I attended the Vineyard Westside and spoke about church as “family.” Because of my relationship with Tim (Westside’s lead pastor), visiting his church was like reconnecting with a brother.

This week, visiting the Vineyard Community Church (www.vineyardcincinnati.com) was like going home to Mom and Dad.

My spiritual journey began at the Vineyard more than ten years ago [now nearly twenty years ago]. I attended church a handful of times as a kid and even less as an adult (I went to my brother’s church a few times so I could play on his basketball team). After I met Evan Griffin in 1997 and reconnected with him in early 1999, I agreed to start reading the Bible, hanging out to discuss life, and visiting his church … the Vineyard.

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