In the early 1980′s, Calvary Chapel San Francisco was birthed out of a UCSF student Bible study. With a change in leadership in 1990 came a change in affiliation, resulting in New Life Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
In 1994, about 40 adults felt led by God to follow the leadership in transplanting the church south to San Mateo. Our mission was “To make authentic, enthusiastic followers of Jesus.” As it grew in size, the San Mateo Vineyard met in local schools for several years until it settled in its present location in San Carlos (now Mid- Peninsula Vineyard Christian Church). Finally having a permanent venue enabled the church to more effectively execute its goals of drawing and equipping people for ministry, sending out church plants, and supporting ministries and mission groups.
As we have continued to grow over the last several years, MPVCC has been building relationships with the San Carlos community, seeking to establish a favorable presence in the area through service and outreach. We value community and encourage people to get involved in one of our many small groups that meet weekly in homes. We also highly value worship, often being characterized with a “Mary spirit,” meaning one of devotion to and worship of the Lord.