Planning a visit to Arvada Vineyard? Start here.
5855 Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg. B
Arvada, CO 80003
Sunday Mornings: 9:00 AM + 10:45 AM
What To Expect On Sundays...
WHAT ARE YOUR GATHERINGS LIKE?
At Arvada Vineyard, our gatherings have three primary components: worship, preaching of the Word, and prayer ministry time. Our gatherings are casual in dress and atmosphere and typically last around an hour and a half.
WHEN I GET THERE, WHERE SHOULD I START?
If you are a first-time guest with us, please stop by the Welcome Center in the lobby. We have a little something for you to thank you for checking out Arvada Vineyard. Plus we'd love to meet you!
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT ARVADA VINEYARD OR GET CONNECTED OUTSIDE OF SUNDAY?
If you'd like to learn more about Arvada Vineyard, we regularly invite newcomers to AV to get coffee with a pastor. This is a great place for you to hear more about the mission, vision, and values of our church and get to know someone from our leadership. If that sounds interesting to you, email email@example.com to set something up!
I'M AN OVERACHIEVER... WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE COMING?
As a part of the Mile High Vineyard family, the Arvada Vineyard has an amazing Mobile App where you can find all of our upcoming events, Sunday connect card, podcast and more. Our app is available from all app stores but here are a few of the popular ones.
Visiting with kiddos? What to expect.
Check-in for our KidVenture classrooms opens 15 minutes prior to the Sunday gathering at the Kids' Check-In area in our lobby. Each Sunday, our KidVenture Kids staff and teachers have planned engaging, fun, and age-appropriate lessons and activities for all children from 10 weeks of age through 6th grade. Sometimes our check-in area can get a little crowded so feel free to print the KidVenture New Families form to make your Sunday experience smooth & quick.
For our youth, preteens from 4th-6th grade are invited to check in to our EPIC Youth class. If you have 7th - 12th graders, they are invited to hang out with the Engage Youth. While these happen each Sunday, these classes are only available during the 10:45 service.
Parents with newborns are welcome to bring their babies into the auditorium with them up to 10 weeks of age. We also have all of our services streamed into our family room for parents who, for one reason or another, would like a more private area for them and their kids.
10 WEEKS - 6TH GRADE
SUNDAYS 9:00 AM + 10:45 AM
4TH - 6TH GRADE
SUNDAYS 10:45 AM, WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM
MIDDLE - HIGH SCHOOL
SUNDAYS 10:45 AM, WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM
Want to get connected? Here's how...
At AV we believe life is best lived in circles, not in rows. Though joining together for church services (where we sit in "rows") is very valuable, we believe that real-life transformation is found most often in the context of community, where we can get to know one another more, build relationships, live life together, be transformed to be more like Jesus, and help transform the world around us (neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, cities, etc.).
We aim to facilitate this kind of transformational community through what we call "Circles."
Life Circles are at the core of our church. They are available throughout the year and are similar to small group Bible studies. Worship, scripture and prayer are essential elements of any Life Circle. Also, most Life Circles often choose to add a social justice component to their group – whether it's working with refugee families, supporting a Compassion child together, helping shut-ins in their neighborhood or raising money for an organization or cause.
We also have Social Circles which run mainly in the summer and winter. These groups meet together around a common interest, activity, sport or stage of life. In the past we've had Social Circles that were about everything from soccer to crocheting to poker nights to family potlucks in the park.
We love our city, and hope you do too!
At Arvada Vineyard our vision is to partner with what God is already doing in bringing about reconciliation and redemption to the poor, marginalized and oppressed - both locally and abroad; and doing so within the context of the local church. To that end, we partner with a variety of projects and ministries around our city & internationally to serve our neighbors, community, and world.
All about the Arvada Vineyard leadership.
Here at Arvada Vineyard we are part of the Mile High Vineyard family of neighborhood churches. So our staff is made up of both local pastors & leaders as well as Mile High Vineyard central staff that help us do together what we couldn't do alone. We would love to connect and meet with you (No seriously we really do!) so feel free to email us if you have any questions about the Arvada Vineyard.
COREY GARRIS > ARVADA NEIGHBORHOOD PASTOR
Corey Garris is Chief of Staff at the Mile High Vineyard. He joined our staff in January 2014, as the completion of a ten-month journey he and his wife Cyndia had embarked on to determine the Lord’s direction for their future. Prior to working at MHV, Corey oversaw the development of campuses at Vineyard Columbus, was a campus pastor himself, and also helped send out church plants.
Corey knows firsthand the impact that the Gospel, good leadership, consistent discipleship, and living life in community can have on someone. He’s passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives in our city and about neighborhood churches being life-giving communities that profoundly impact their neighborhoods and communities. As Chief of Staff, Corey is responsible for supplying pastoral care and leadership to the church as well as overseeing the development of MHV Neighborhood Churches throughout the Denver metro area.
Corey is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in Criminal Justice. He and Cyndia have been married since 2003 and have two daughters, Ava and Rylee.
JAY PATHAK > PLANTING PASTOR
Jay Pathak is the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard. Prior to planting our church in 2001, he served as a leader in the Columbus Vineyard’s young-adult ministry, Joshua House, and as an intern to the senior pastor, Rich Nathan, in Columbus, Ohio.
As the Lead Pastor of the MHV, Jay strategically guides the mission and vision of the church as a whole, is the main teaching pastor and provides oversight to each of our neighborhood churches. He has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other groups in both conference and classroom settings. In addition, he is a member of Vineyard USA’s Executive Team.
Committed to engaging and impacting those outside the church walls, Jay created the Engage video series with Carl Medearis – a seven-week course designed to create space to discuss the person and teachings of Jesus in an non-threatening environment – and co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave Runyon. This unique and challenging book asks the question: “What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live right next door?”
Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He and his wife, Danielle, were married in 1998 and have two daughters, Jasmine and Sofia.
BECCA KNUDSEN > EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Becca Knudsen serves as the Executive Pastor for the Mile High Vineyard. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Becca moved to Colorado in 2005 with her husband Chris to pursue a Masters in Music at the University of Colorado. While in school, she realized and embraced her desire to do ministry. She worked part time for the church until she graduated from CU and then came on full time.
As our Executive Pastor, Becca oversees all the logistical and tactical needs of the Mile High Vineyard. Becca has helped to establish more structure and systems in the church to allow for church growth and excellence in all we do. One of the key systems she has developed and implemented is called "peace management," which helps our staff, church and many others learn to mange their lives better so they live from a place of peace, rather than from a place of stress.
Prior to moving to Colorado, she was involved in the Grove City Vineyard and served as a Young Life Leader for five years in Columbus, Ohio. Becca and her husband Chris, whom she met in middle school, were married in 2004. They have two children, Eloise and Soren.