Vineyard Aurora Church

A Contemporary Church Aurora, IL
Vineyard Aurora Church

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505 E Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60505-3420



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Who We Are

The Vision of Vineyard Aurora is "Developing World-Changers who will experience an express the Kingdom of God with the Love of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission, purpose, and mandate at the Vineyard church of Aurora is to continue the ministry of Jesus which he proclaimed in
Luke 4:18 - "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

Our Values are to Baptize, Train, & then Mobilize Disciples of Jesus who:
- Have a theology & practice of the Kingdom of God
- Pursue experiencing God
- Are a reconciling authentic community
- Express compassionate ministry
- Bring a culturally relevant mission

About Us

Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Charismatic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young, Young families, Hand-clapping, Lively, Downtown

Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Missions, Food Pantry

Passionate Reverent, Contemporary, Hillsong-style, Singer-Songwriter





Our Services

What are services like?
Church service at Vineyard Aurora are meant to help bring people to a deeper encounter with Jesus through worship, teaching, & prayer ministry. Worship is contemporary with many recent songs from Bethel, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, & an eclectic mix of worship music from week to week. There is a strong focus on community and everyone is greeted at the door with a smile and there is coffee in the cafe before church service Sunday mornings.

What is the community like?
Its very easy to get involved through programs like HomeGroups & Ministry Team. There is a great focus on Power Evangelism & creating a community that is intentional about praying for others in the neighborhood & to "go & BE the church to the world." Everyone is very intentional about praying for one another and to help develop relationships with one another as a church body.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome anyone who is searching or would like to know more about our denomination and what our beliefs are. We strongly encourage anyone who is visiting to stay after the worship service to receive prayer from our Prayer Ministry and to receive a word of encouragement and to meet with one of our church leaders or HomeGroup Leaders to discuss more about the Christian faith.

Leadership View all

Robby Dawkins

Robby Dawkins
Pastor Emeriti

Born to missionary parents in Japan, Robby had an early start in ministry. In his father’s church he began a children’s ministry at the age of 12, and became the youth minister at 16 years old. Robby says, “I knew from a young age that God had called me into ministry. My parents say that from the age of 2, I told people that I would grow up and be a missionary.” In many ways that has been the case in Robby’s life. Robby and his wife, Angie, married in 1992, have pastored the Vineyard Church of Aurora, IL since 1996. They feel God called them to plant in a poor urban community, and continually use “power evangelism” to gather for the church. They estimate that over 50% of current attenders have come to Christ at the Vineyard Aurora, and that almost ¾ of those have come through “power” encounters. “In addition to starting and pastoring this church, God has called me for the purpose of building up and equipping the local church with power tools for harvesting,” Robby shares. These “power tools” are prophetic ministry, healing, ministry of the presence of God, and deliverance from demonic power. Robby loves to tell literally hundreds of stories of his personal experiences, which include God using him and others he has mentored through the years to see God’s Kingdom “break in” with signs and wonders. Having been in over 30 countries around the world, God has used him to help build the church internationally as well. He has ministered in many Muslim countries and in 2 of the top 10 most dangerous countries according to Voice of the Martyrs magazine. This is the purpose of his ministry International Life Corps

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