Derek Osburn • Lead Pastor •

Derek Osburn • Lead Pastor •

The Church is an amazing thing. So people refer to it by a building, others a group, or a tribe. although all of these could be argued I believe that the church is collectively what we make it as we are the church. And if we are the church then I beg the question, how good are we at it?

How good are we at authentic fellowship?

How good are we at equipping the saints?

How good are we really about engaging our community?

How good are we really about spreading the gospel?

Not just The Vine, but THE GLOBAL CHURCH?

I have always wondered what God will say to us all individually when we get to him at the end of our time on earth. I long to hear the words Good and Faithful servant. Will I be? Will you be? Only time will tell. Since we are the bride of Christ then we must act like it. Anything and everything we can do to make ourselves known to Him and know Him is the goal. We should be doing everything we can to aid in what it is He is asking of us corporately and individually. When I think about The Vine I can’t help but get excited about what God has done, what He is doing, and what He wants to do with a Tribe of people like ourselves. I can’t help but get excited as I see people’s lives being changed, and people coming and people going, and all that makes up this wonderful mess that God so loved that He did everything He could to save us through His son. We since we are here to encourage and lift us each other……Good job. I love you all and I hope and pray for you all constantly. I can’t go one day without God bringing someone else to the forefront of my mind to pray for. You are truly on my heart. 

I believe that if we will truly pray for each other and equip each other then there is no end to what God can do within our midst. Let us all take this road and see where God leads.

This summer has been good, but God has such big plans for us this Fall. I can’t wait to see what He will do. 




Derek Osburn