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Like music, our lives move to rhythms. Some people live by scattered, displaced rhythms, others live by fast paced, driving rhythms, still others prefer rhythms that are simple, slow and steady. We, at the Nelson Vineyard, have chosen these five rhythms to live by; that we believe could change everything. So dive in with us! Try living this way and see what happens!
God is and always has been about making all things new. So, we intentionally bring beauty to the people around us by seeking to beautify both someone in the Vineyard community as well as a neighbour, co-worker, friend, or acquaintance. We do this by: sending an encouraging note, fixing a computer, helping with home projects or anything else that would bring beauty to their lives so that Jesus can be more clearly seen. We also seek to bring beauty to the earth and our environment knowing that the care or defacement of God’s creation is in our hands. We want love accompanied by action to mark our faith community.
We intentionally listen to the voice of God; we regularly seek to slow down our busy lives to rest, be still and know God. We find blocks of time to stop our striving, our working and just enjoy Him. We then let His words shape our lives by acting on them. That listening spills out into our posture towards each other as we take time to listen to one another.
We intentionally share the table together. Throughout each month we enjoy community by eating with someone from the Nelson Vineyard community as well as a neighbour, co-worker or friend. We recognize that something happens around food that doesn’t happen at the office or the store. We relax, let down our defences, and we allow people into our lives in a real way. By breaking bread together, remembering Jesus, and the great feast to come, we seek to build true community. This rhythm is why we always eat together at our gatherings!
We intentionally study and meditate on the Bible, allowing it to permeat