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MPVCC — A Brief History

Mid Peninsula Vineyard Christian Church
Mid Peninsula Vineyard Christian Church 

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 to be released into the vocation God has for them, whether it be in the secular world, or as a missionary or church planter.

As we have continued to serve 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 are here to encourage people to learn to live life with God. We do not believe that God’s priority is ministries. We believe His priority is people. Because of that belief, MPVCC is focused on encouraging, training, and releasing people to do the plan that God has for their life. We keep it simple.