In October, 2004, The Neighborhood Vineyard began in answer to the prayers of a team of people whom God called to plant a church in the Rancho Cucamonga/Etiwanda area. With a heart to see this community impacted by the love of God, we set out to love our neighbors as Jesus demonstrated through His life and ministry.
As we have pursued this mission, God has given us a task in our community as well as a living metaphor to understand the work He wants to do in every person’s life. This metaphor comes in the form of an abandoned train station, the Etiwanda Depot, found at the intersection of Etiwanda Ave. and the Pacific Electric Trail in Rancho Cucamonga.
When we see this old station, with its boarded up windows and barbed wire fences, we see the brokenness and pain we all have experienced. Our hope is to see this station’s potential restored, just as we know God’s heart is for every person to be redeemed and restored, to be living to their full potential. We also know that God’s heart is for us to play a part in the story He is telling. Therefore, we seek to see those who have moved from brokenness to healing to also be involved in bringing healing to others.
The essence of our calling is summed up in a single word: Love.
Our vision as a body of believers is to live as broken healed healers. We long to see people released from bondage, to see their potential restored, and to see them re-engage the world in love and service.
Therefore, our mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus who act as representatives of the Kingdom of God wherever we find ourselves. As we embody the church to the world, we challenge ourselves to step outside of our comfort zone and demonstrate radical acts of love and service to our neighbors and our neighborhoods.