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MISSION

We are a Christian student group on campus at the University of Windsor with a mission to Glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)

Dear student,
     Life is short. There is no time to waste. And your years at university or college are no exception. You may have ignored God in the past, but He has not ignored you. You may have sought God in the past, but now is not the time to stop. You can experience true joy. peace. hope. satisfaction. Right here. Right now. Come find life. ABIDE IN HIM.
Pastor Chris
Chris Eelman

The Vine is a Christian student group on campus at the University of Windsor that functions as an extension of Harvest Bible Chapel Windsor’s Young Adults Ministry. Our aim is to reach and disciple students in the Christian faith in order that they might passionately follow Christ through: obedience to the Word of God, prayer, worship, evangelism and service in the community and church.

“The Vine” takes its name from John 15:4 and emphasizes our commitment to abiding in Christ.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
John 15:4

Leadership

Each year our Student Group Leaders promote and represent The Vine as an on-campus student group, using their gifts and talents to serve other students.  If you are a student who would like to join our team, please email vinewindsor@gmail.com. This year our leadership team consists of Jon Grebe (President), Luke Gendreau (Vice-President) and Rachel White (Treasurer). Jon, Luke, and Rachel are all full-time undergraduate students at the University of Windsor.

Pastor Aaron Rock along with the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel Windsor give macro oversight to the ministry of The Vine. Pastor Chris Eelman helps to facilitate the ministry of The Vine.

The Great Commission is about making Disciples.

So What does a Disciple look like?

A disciple is someone who increasingly:

Worship

Worships Christ

Experiencing the sufficiency and expressing the supremacy of Christ through a lifestyle of worship.

Walk

Walks with Christ

Faithfully reading God’s Word, praying and fellowshipping with other believers.

Work

Works for Christ

Ministering to one another and serving in the capacity each person has been gifted.

In order to make disciples that Worship Christ, Walk with Christ, and Work for Christ we spend time regularly together:

 

Studying and boldly proclaiming God’s authoritative Word – the Bible

Lifting high the name of Jesus in unashamed worship

Praying with consistency and conviction

Sharing the good news of Jesus without fear

 

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What we believe

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind.  Different men, while writing according to their own styles and personalities, were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings.  Therefore, those applying themselves to study its literal, historical-grammatical context can accurately understand God’s Word.  Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life (2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-21).

THE TRIUNE GOD

We believe in the one living and true God, eternally (John 17:3) existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20).  Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being, and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience (John 1:1-4Acts 5:3-4).

GOD THE FATHER

We believe God the Father created all things in six literal days for His glory according to His own will (Revelation 4:11), through His Son, Jesus Christ.  He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption (Colossians 1:17Hebrews 1:3).

GOD THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:11418).  Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary.  He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8-9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him.  He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and man, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16).

GOD THE SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age.  He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.  He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, bringing that person into union with Christ and the Body of Christ.  The Holy Spirit sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, permanently indwells at salvation, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for Christ-like living and service (John 16:813:15Titus 3:5Ephesians 1:224:11-12Romans 8:9-1712:4-81 Corinthians 3:1612:4-511-1319Galatians 5:25Hebrews 2:1-42 Corinthians 12:12).

MANKIND

We believe that God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship.  Tempted by Satan, but in the sovereign plan of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death and condemnation to all mankind.  All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice.  Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God’s righteous wrath, all of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior (Genesis 3:1-6Romans 3:10-19Romans 1:1832).

SALVATION

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ.  Before Creation, God chose those who would be saved and granted this unearned grace solely based on His sovereign good pleasure.  Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone.  At salvation each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever.  Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end (Romans 8:37-392 Corinthians 5:211 Corinthians 12:13).

THE CHURCH

We believe that upon placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, the believer is made part of the Body of Christ, the one universal Church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The Scriptures command believers to gather locally in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, fellowship, the ordinances of baptism and communion, service to the local body through the development and use of talents and spiritual gifts, and outreach to the world to make disciples (Ephesians 1:22-23Acts 2:42-461 Corinthians 14:26Matthew 28:18-20). Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the Church under the watchful care of a plurality of elders. A church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16).

BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection symbolized by immersion in water.  The Lord’s Supper is the united commemoration by believers of Christ’s death until He comes and should be preceded by a careful self-examination (Acts 2:41Romans 6:3-61 Corinthians 11:20-29).

MISSIONS

We believe it is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and local church fellowship to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations.  We believe the primary focus and priority of this call is centered on efforts that establish, strengthen, and reproduce biblically-based churches, which will then plant churches that plant churches for future generations and God’s glory.

THINGS TO COME

We believe in and expectantly await the glorious, visible, personal, premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The blessed hope of His return has vital bearing on the personal life, service, and mission of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).  We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost.  The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell.  The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the manifested presence of God (Acts 1:39Hebrews 7:25-26).

Start Serving!

There are plenty of ways to be a leader through service to other students. Interested in heading up a small group for prayer and Bible reading on campus, leading other students in worship, sharing your faith on campus, providing or preparing food for events? Let us know! Email vinewindsor@gmail.com 

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The Vine is a ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel Windsor.

2001 Spring Garden Rd. Windsor, Ontario.

Sunday services 9:00 AM & 11:15 AM*

*Shuttle bus to the 11:15 AM service is available for University and College students.

vinewindsor@gmail.com

519-250-5520