The Vineyard Philosophy
Please note the articles are from different sources and
referenced as numbered.
 The Vineyard philosophy of signs and wonders is expressed primarily in the teachings of John Wimber. Major points he emphasizes are:
| (a) The need for a paradigm shift in the Church (we must change our Western world view to that which integrates reliance upon supernatural influences);
(b) The charismatic movement is "where it's at" in church growth;
(c) We should be doing the "stuff" Jesus did;
(d) The supernatural practices beginning to emerge were of the Lord, and to be desired and pursued (i.e., hot, tingly sensations indicating healing taking place during prayer; trance-like euphoric states of "worship" characterized by a restful "alpha-wave"-type feeling, which is verification of the "presence" of the Lord; supposed "words of knowledge," "discerning of spirits," "personal prophecy," etc.);
(e) Every believer can walk, talk, and do the very things Jesus and the apostles did;
(f) The signs-and-wonders movement is the third wave of God's power manifesting in the 20th century (the first wave was turn-of-the-century Pentecostalism; the second wave was the charismatic movement);
(g) We are involved in spiritual warfare to take the Kingdom by force; for this, the major weapon is "power evangelism."