What is Reach?

July 21, 2016 | Pastor Steve Huffman

REACH was born out of a recurring dream of our Lead Pastor, Mark Pope, which underscored Jesus’ mission of saving lost people. Isaiah 54:2-3 says, “Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams” (NLT). What started as a dream to launch five church plants or campuses in five years has grown into a vision and a plan where we can already see God’s hand at work. Throughout REACH, it is our desire to not only extend the walls of the church but also to retain the spiritual vitality of our present Jackson Road Campus.

Who is Involved?
Because of the size of the vision, there are opportunities everywhere. Teams are being developed all around the Reach effort. Our onsite video campus, the “Chapel Venue”, has its own team, and there will be new teams emerging around all our multi-campus efforts. Leadership development groups are being created as we grow new leaders to assist and lead in different areas of ministry. Throughout the REACH initiative, there will be opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Where are we going?
We are open to wherever God is prompting us to go. We know that our current Jackson Road facility needs to expand to make room for people who want to encounter God with us. We look forward to new adventures and areas to extend our walls to influence our world—these will likely be church plants and developing new campuses.

Why is it important?
Over the past 20 years, The Vineyard Church has made a remarkable impact in our community simply by sharing what God is doing. Each year we see lives changed and incredible ministry happening both within the walls and outside the walls of our campus. We continue to see God’s hand in the work before us, and our desire is to continue to make room for new believers to encounter God. We also want to share what God is doing at our Jackson Road campus and extend that to our region through church plants and additional campuses. One of the fastest and most effective ways for people to encounter Jesus is through new church plants or multi-campus efforts.

How can I get involved?
If you are interested or have questions, please email Steve Huffman, Pastor of Campus Development, at to get involved in the multitude of opportunities in front of us!