Our Mission

We want to create an environment for His presence in our church, in our families, in our schools and workplaces, and in our community...

because His presence changes everything!

“To create an atmosphere for God to move.”


No matter your background, your successes and failures, your race or socioeconomic status, you were created by and for an Almighty God.


We are an equipping place, and learning lab, for people to grow closer to Jesus and discover their gifts and purposes in Him.


God desires to meet us, to make Himself known, and to journey with us in the course of life. He is our greatest treasure!

Our Core Values

In the Vineyard, we see Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God as the overarching and integrating theme of the Scriptures.


We are not simply implementing the best church strategies and trying to accomplish what is humanly possible. Rather, our mission involves praying and finding power from God Himself to accomplish what humans could never accomplish on their own.

We pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the voice of God on behalf of others. This involves partnership with a Person beyond ourselves.

The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm.

When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian life.

Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire creation, breaking down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female.

Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway. We seek to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to reconcile what has been separated by sin.

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away.

We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community.

The Church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the Gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures.

To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart to reach those who are far away from God. As the Apostle Paul said, we are ready to “become all things” (1 Cor. 9:19-23) to all mankind to see many come to faith in Christ.

Your kingdom come. Your will be done.

Who We Are

We recognize the unique giftings of each individual. In The Vineyard, outreach, social justice, ministry, and mission don't come from committees. They come from people of compassion--people just like you--who are called by God for a special purpose. We frame our gatherings and mission around a biblical mandate based on God's gifting, calling, and leading for each person who calls The Vineyard "home."

Pastor Kevin and Shanygne Gullickson were pastors and leaders at the Tyler Vineyard Church in Tyler, TX, and worked full time for a national youth missions organization prior to sensing a call to plant The Vineyard in Sioux Falls.

They find their deepest desires fulfilled when people discover God's kingdom and begin seeking Him first in their lives--knowing that He is the ultimate treasure, and that life in Him is the ultimate adventure. Also, they love to hang out as a family, and want their family, as well as other families, to discover the thrill of serving God together.

Want to worship with us?

Come experience The Vineyard this Sunday at 10:30 am in the Gourley building at 6th and Main in uptown Sioux Falls (across from the Old Courthouse Museum).