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 original Jackson Road Campus.
Who is Involved?
Because of the size of the vision, there will be opportunities for everyone to get involved. Each location has teams dedicated to helping share the message of Jesus.
Where are we going?
We are open to wherever God is prompting us to go. We look forward to new adventures and areas to extend our walls to influence our world.
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!
When we started this initiative called REACH, we also had a heart for church plants. We felt like God wanted to develop future leaders to launch independent Vineyard churches in the area.
South Bend Vineyard Church
The first church plant from REACH is South Bend Vineyard Church led by Pastor David & Kim Murrell. They are located in South Bend and began gathering in January of 2018.
If you are interested in South Bend Vineyard Church, check out their website: sbvineyardchurch.org
Lighthouse Vineyard Church
The second church plant from REACH is Lighthouse Vineyard Church led by Pastor Clint & Rose Schwartz in Elkhart, IN. They began gathering in the summer of 2018.
If you are interested in Lighthouse Vineyard Church, check out their website: lighthousevineyard.church
Cornerstone Vineyard Church
The third church plant from REACH is Cornerstone Vineyard Church led by Pastor Matt & Leah Poorman. They will be sent out in April 2019.
If you are interested in Cornerstone Vineyard Church, check out their website: cornerstonevineyard.church