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9:30 – 10:45 am
EVERY SUNDAY
MORNING
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11:00 am

Our Location:
1357 Rice Road
San Antonio, Tx 78220

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Welcome Information

The Power of Prayer

Prayer has always been a pillar of Christian faith. The power of prayer is proven to have healing qualities, both emotionally and physically. Prayer is an important part of our worship services, fellowship groups and our daily lives. Many prayers have been answered, and miracles have occurred within our congregation, thanks be to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are offered for all age groups. In addition to children’s Sunday School classes, True Vine offers several adult classes. Sunday School is held Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:45 am.

Bible Study

Bible Study happens here at True Vine on several different aspects. You can be involved in Bible Study in one of our Joshua’s Army Cell Groups, or in our Leadership Academy, or in our Sunday School Classes. We teachers tackle difficult theological subjects and try to interpret and apply the subject matter to our lives. Studying scriptures in a group gives people the opportunity to discuss the meaning of God’s word and to share ideas on living out the gospel.

Family Fun

In our busy society, families need extra support. A strong faith life can help families build strong, loving relationship with God and with each other. Our church is a place for families to grow together

 

Relax, Release, & Relate, Relationship Retreat

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KCCCM

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Statement of Purpose

The Kingdom Covenant of Christian Churches and Ministries was established out of a deep concerns for seeing the people of God empowered and seeing good strong effective leadership and management in our churches and ministries. KCCCM will provide and establish the following:

  1. Provide education and training specifically in the areas of leadership
  2. Provide training for Intercessory Prayer and Missions
  3. Community development
  4. Educational enhancement
  5. Civic Awareness
  6. Facilitation of program and project development
  7. Assist church and ministries in resource development
  8. Organizational structure/development
  9. Provide covering through the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Church and Ministries and fellowship for independent, interdependent churches and ministries as well as those that are with a denominational affiliation (if needed).
  10. Provide fellowship with having to leave your current denominational affiliation.

Statement Of Who Are We

Kingdom is a key principle by which we operate. We are Kingdom people and therefore whatever we do must reflect the Kingdom of God.

Covenant in scripture is used to denote a solemn agreement. The covenant for this corporation serves as a reminder that we are in covenant with each other, with the Kingdom Council, and God.

Christian is a reflection of who we are. As an organization that will be involved in both Civic and Ecclesiastical MATTERS, we will continue to reflect the image of Christ.

Churches are God’s representatives of God’s presence here on earth. As group of churches we are working together to strengthen the local body thereby, empowering and impacting those we come in contact with.

Ministries just like the church are also representatives of God’s presence TOO. There are many ministries that God has called and raised up to do His will. Working together with the various churches we can strengthen one another.

 

On our logo, all letters are linked together. This is to signify that we are in Covenant together and that we are internally and externally joined to each other.

The Kingdom Covenant of Christian Churches and Ministries, is a FELLOWSHIP with an Ecclesiastical structure.

Mission Statement

The Kingdom Covenant of Christian Churches and Ministries will strengthen the local churches through fellowship, education, and training that will Empower and Impact our communities through economic development, financial investments, and pulled resources.

Our Goals

God’s first words to mankind were to be fruitful and to multiply. KCCCM is committed to the principle of multiplication at every level. The goal is to multiply believers, especially at the local church, thereby, strengthening the Kingdom of God

Our Strategy

Win, Consolidate, Fellowship, Disciple, worship, Teach, and Train is the strategy used to fulfill our Mission, Vision, and Goal. Win is preaching/teaching Godly principles that will strengthen, pastors and leaders. Consolidate by pulling our various gifts, talents, and resources to strengthen the people of God. Disciple is preparing leaders. Fellowship will cause our all to grow by knowing we are not alone. Worship will be used to bring the various churches and ministries together. Teaching and Training is the method used for strengthening the local church to function as the apostolic and prophet voice of the Lord.

On our logo, all letters are linked together. This is to signify that we are in Covenant together and that we are internally and externally joined to each other.

The Kingdom Covenant of Christian Churches and Ministries, is a FELLOWSHIP with an Ecclesiastical structure.

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Our Commitment

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True Vine’s Commitment to Excellence

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or even as Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Preparation_for_Service_of_CommitmentThat he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such things; but that it should be holy and without blemish” Ephesians 5:27).

We here at True Vine Church is committed to being the best church that we can possible be as described in the Bible. We want to be and are actively striving to be that glorious church that our Lord can present unto Himself, a church that is Holy and blemish-less.

 

We are committed toSenior_Associate_Pastor_Charles_H._Bell_reads_The_Service_of_Commitment upholding the standards that is laid out for us in the Bible through creative and innovative means of teaching, without compromising the Word of God.

We are committed to, working for, and working with a diversified group of people, regardless of their nationality or ethnic background. The Word of God is without racism; we are working to tear down the walls of racism that has kept us divided for years.

 

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We are committed to reaching the lost within our communities as well as reaching those in foreign countries. We want to spread the Gospel of Christ to those that will hear, so that lives can be transformed and people will be blessed having come into relationship with the risen Savior.

 

Children and Youth

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Ministry of Education

Our Life Application (Sunday School) is designed for all ages. Our lessons will challenge adults, children, and youth to moved towards becoming Christ-likeness in the work place, the homes, and, the schools. Our youth Director(s) will help to set standards in education whereby middle and senior high students can make crucial life decisions without the pressure to conform to an artificial standard. Our adult education opportunities are best described as “life-changing”, giving parents, couples, family members, and professional people the tools they need to live a victorious Christian life every day of the week. Most important, the process of Christian education at True Vine Church is committed to strengthening the family, so each person may reach their full potential through Christ.

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Anointed Children of Excellence (A.C.E.) Children’s Ministry

The name Anointed Children of Excellence(A.C.E) reflects the passion of our pastors to teach and train Pre-Kinder through 6th Grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives.

Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders.

A.C.E. programming will train our leaders of tomorrow today. We have some exciting features to get kids excited about God’s Word. A.C.E. is equipped with a variety of dynamic tools to accomplish this task.

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Holders Of The Torch (H.O.T.T.) Youth Ministry

The Holders Of The Torch (H.O.T.T.) youth ministry at True Vine Church is a growing, exciting and fun ministry.

The vision of the youth group is that all youth come to KNOW, GROW and SOW the seeds of Jesus Christ. It is also our prayer that we will reach and win lost students to Jesus Christ and to help them develop a stronger relationship with their family members and their peers.

One of the pressing goals of our Youth Department is to help our YOUTH life a sound Christian lifestyle as they are faced with the struggles of everyday life…especially the pressures that weight heavily on them during school.

Behind every activity, our desire is to accomplish at least two things:

  • To glorify God in everything we do and
  • To have the most fun possible doing it!

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

 

Pastor’s Bio

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IMG_8242Pastor Emma Marie Alexander was born in Misawa, Japan, while her father was stationed in the Air Force.  Her father George Coleman is a resident of Sacramento, California.  Her parents were married for fifty year before her mother passed away on January 14, 2009.

She met her husband the Rev. Dr. Trevor Dean Alexander,AlexanderGirls Regional Overseer for the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries, while they were both stationed in West Germany, in March 1985.  The two were married August 27, 1988, in Sacramento California.  They are the proud parents of three beautiful girls, Tara, Tasha, and Tonya.  Additionally, to her three biological daughters, she is the spiritual mother to countless sons and daughters that are author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and anointed psalmist. Upon her husband’s retirement from the army, the family moved to San Antonio in 1993.

Pastor Alexander received her undergraduate education at California State University, Sacramento, California.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Business Administration with minor in Business Management) and her Master of Art Degree in Religious Studies from the University of the Incarnate Word.  Pastor Emma is currently working on her certification as a School Principal.

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Pastor Emma is a woman called by God to change the lives of people around the world.  She is called to be a midwife, to help those that are spiritually pregnant to give birth to the things of God Her passion is to the body of Christ, bringing believers to spiritual maturity through anointed teaching.

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Regional Overseer

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Trevor and Emma

Overseer Trevor D. Alexander was born in Romford, Essex, in England. His parents, Calvin and Clarice Alexander are both from the Island of St. Vincent, located in the Caribbean Islands. Overseer Alexander spent a little over five years living in the Island of St. Vincent where he learned much about his roots and heritage.

teHe met Pastor Emma Marie (Coleman) Alexander while they were both stationed in West Germany, in March 1985. The two were married August 27, 1988, in Sacramento California. They are the proud parents of three beautiful girls, Tara, Tasha, and Tonya. Pastor Alexander retired from the U.S. Army and moved his family to San Antonio in 1993.

Overseer Alexander received his High School Diploma from Brittons High School, Rainham, Essex, England and received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas in Psychology (emphases on family) and Religious Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry, from Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas and a Doctor of Divinity form St. Thomas Christian College & Seminary.

Overseer Alexander has served in various positions in the Church Of God In Christ (C.O.G.IC). He has served as an Ordained Deacon, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Brotherhood President, Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Senior Minister, Sunday School Superintendent, Assistant Pastor, District Missions President, and presently he serves as the Senior Pastor and Founder of the True Vine Church. At the 2009 Annual Conference of the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries, the Presiding Prelate, The Most Reverend David M. Copeland, D. Min. and the Broads of Bishops elevated then Pastor Alexander to the Episcopal Office of Overseer. In 2012 and 2013, Overseer has been has teaching at the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops as part of the Liturgy Track.

Overseer Alexander is also bi-vocational leader. In addition to servicing as Senior Pastor and Central Regional Overseer; he also is serving at the University of Incarnate Word as the Director for Ecumenical Initiatives, the Office of Mission & Ministry and Adjunct Faculty in the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP).

Some of his accomplishments are: President of the Black Student Association 94-96, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Paul’s Award for Community Involvement, University of the Incarnate Word, Leadership Award for Psychology, San Antonio College “Heart Award,” National Dean’s List, the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, just to name a few of the many awards and decorations he has received. Trevor is also named in the 2008 Biltmore Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals and the 2010 Princeton Global Network of Young Executives

Since he and his wife co-founded True Vine Church, Pastor Alexander has not only carried his healing messages beyond his local assembly, but also into conferences across this nation of diverse background. Overseer Alexander has also ministered internationally in Canada and on the continent of Africa. He teaches and believes that we are called to impact and empower the lives of the people we come in contact with. You will truly enjoy his ministry as he moves deeper into the things of God.

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Ministries

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Who Are We

Thank you for stopping by and checking us out. We have put this page together with you in the mind……..to give you a thumbnail sketch of what our church, and some of our ministries.

  1. We are Charismatic in practice: We teach that all gifts of the Spirit are relevant to today’s church (I Cor. 12-14; Rom. 12:3-8, Eph. 4:11-16).
  2. We are Pentecostal in favor: We teach and believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Church is empowered through the Holy Spirit to be agents of God (Acts 1:8).
  3. We are Loving in fellowship: We teach that one of the proof of our discipleship is the love we have for each other (Jn. 13:34-35).
  4. We are Evangelistic in Emphasis: We teach and take Jesus’ last command to go and make disciples of all nations very seriously (Mt. 28:19-20).
  5. We are Bold in faith: We teach and believe that through the help of the Lord, we can do the impossible, believe in the promises of God, and expect miracles in the name of Jesus (Lk. 1:37, 18:27).
  6. We are Trinitarian in belief: We believe that there is only One God, who has revealed Himself in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.)
  7. We Ecclesiastical in Structure: We believe in Covering. True Vine Church Ecclesiastical Covering is by the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries, The Most Reverend David M. Copeland, Presiding Prelate

F.O.C.U.S.

F.O.C.U.S., the Fellowship Of Consecrated United Singles, is to create opportunities for fellowship, service, support and evangelism for saints in the unmarried state. Each consecrated single makes a covenant commitment to live under the lordship of Jesus and establish genuine fellowship relations with the saints and sinners without condemnation. Through organized fellowship meetings, specialized seminars, and small group gatherings, we will engage in saint-to-saint ministry. By using special events, wholesome Christian entertainment and scheduled fellowship, we create a covenant community that will become the crucible to introduce the unbeliever to the love of Jesus.

What is Fasting?

Biblical Fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. For ages fasting has been a normal part of a relationship with God. Fasting is an expression of wholeheartedness; this is made clear in Joel 2:12 – “Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting.”

Why Fast?

We fast to demonstrate to God that we are seeking God “with all our heart.” Fasting put things in proper perspective. When we deny ourselves food to focus on God and His desires we show humility. (Read – Psalms 35:13, 1 Kings 21:29, Ezra 8:21) When we are concerned about the things of God we will abstain from the enjoyment of food and humble ourselves to focus on what is important to God

FOCUS Monthly FAST

Singles we will fast with church dusk to dawn. Only drinking water & 100% Juices.If you elect to participate in the water-only fast, plan an extended fast, have a medical condition or taking medication, you should consult with your physician before you begin fasting

S.O.L.O. (Saving Ourselves for the Lord with Obedience)

The singles ministry of Empowerment Temple, is dedicated to encouraging, educating and empowering Christian singles to live their lives with abundance, excellence, and integrity. Our theme is Singles Taking Authority and Reigning (STAAR). The goal of SOLO is to provide activities, which focus on the total person. Our activities include Bible studies, fellowships, social outings and civic opportunities.

Fresh Start Program

The Pastor’s Fresh Start Scholarship Program is a special fund to assist students in their educational endeavors. The Lord inspired Pastor Alexander to implement the Fresh Start Program to help students and not just talk about helping. Many of us know how hard it is to ask for assistance when we fall on hard times. Hopefully, this fund will help eliminate some of the pressures, stress, and embarrassment associated with asking for assistance

Our Purpose

The purpose of this ministry is to provide a comprehensive scholarship program for our members who are pursuing higher education and/or training.

Our Vision

The vision of the Scholarship Ministry is to build up God’s people through higher education and inspiration in accordance with II Timothy 2:15. Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. This ministry seeks to prepare, support and empower our members to effectively serve others at home, work, church and in the community.

Our Objective

The objective of the Scholarship Ministry is to promote educational achievement and enrichment through ongoing academic, cultural, and fund-raising initiatives.

Cornerstone Couple Ministry

God created the institution of marriage in the Garden of Eden (Gen 2:20-25) and Paul tells us that the marriage relationship speaks to the intimate union between a believer and Jesus Christ (Eph 5:25-33). Unfortunately today, marriage is under attack more than ever, especially with the current culture questioning the definition of marriage. Solid marriages built on God’s Word create stable families and those families form the bedrock of a healthy church body.

The purpose of this ministry is:

  • To equip and strengthen marriages by helping couples discover God’s plan for their marriage as well as their unique roles as husband and wife through the study of His Word
  • To encourage and support couples in their marriage relationship
  • To connect couples with other couples in the body of Christ through fellowship so we can continually support and encourage one another
  • To provide couples the opportunity to serve the body of Christ together

Whether newlyweds or seasoned in years of marriage, we all need to learn more about what God has to say to us regarding marriage and we need support and encouragement in our marriage relationship.

This ministry is a great way to get involved and to get to know other couples within the church body.

Focus On The Family:

Every November True Vine focuses on family and issues that we are faced with in our families.

ofpcBased on the example of Jesus Christ in his compassionate and caring presence to the sick and suffering, it is the mission of the Office of Pastoral Care to:

  • A team of volunteers conducts regular, systematic contact with True Vine families who are beset with serious illness. This includes hospital and nursing home visits by team members, in addition to, and in close collaboration with the attention of our clergy.
  • Often included are home visits and telephone contact during extended recuperation or chronic illness, and special attention is also offered to the needs of caregivers in such situations.
  • Regular monthly meetings of the team provide training, mutual support, and updating of information and consultation with clergy about needs.
  • The goal of this team’s work is to convey an active caring by the True Vine family for its members, offering emotional support and practical assistance in times of incapacitation and suffering.
  • Make contact with visitors, which may consist of making phone calls.
  • Serve as the pastoral care liaison for our Pastors and the Pastoral Care Departments in the hospitals and healthcare facilities.
  • Establish, enhance and maintain lines of communication between the congregational needs and the pastors especially for those in the healthcare facilities.
  • Provide assistance to congregants that are seeking to strengthen their pastoral responses and outreach to those within our various communities who are sick, residing in healthcare facilities or are homebound.
  • Provide pastoral skills training workshops, days of spiritual enrichment and/or retreats, for the congregation
  • Provide consultation, information and referrals in matters that pertain to the pastoral and ethical care of the congregation.

KInsmen Fellowship (KIF)

The Purpose and the Organization

KInsmen Fellowship (KIF) seeks to train men in Christ-likeness as the standard for manhood. Our philosophy is that training and fellowship are the keys. However, we believe what men need most is training; training that will empower them to be the godly men, husbands, fathers, sons, and ambassadors for Christ Jesus that God has called them to become. Through fellowship we hold ourselves accountable to each other to help us reach our full potentials in Christ Jesus.

 

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Emma M. Alexander
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Trevor D. Alexander
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Vision Statement

True Vine Church is committed to improving and enriching the lives of the individuals, families, communities and nations, by working for and with a diversified group of people to make our society even richer because we have touched and impacted the lives of others.

Mission Statement

True Vine Church is dedicated and determined to outstretch our hands in friendship and in love by making a positive difference in the lives of adults, youth, children, and seniors, in a congregation, in a group, or in a one-to-one relationship, with caring dedicated staff to assist them in achieving their highest potential of growth, competence, and confidence.

Statement of Core Values

ONE: Lead a Spiritually Surrendered Life Through His Word and the Holy Spirit, we strive to bring the gift of a life that is fully surrendered to God. We approach all of our work and life under God’s control and leadership. Gal. 2:20; I Timothy 4:7

TWO: Maintain an Infectious, Optimistic & Enthusiastic Attitude We strive to be team players who encourage others and who have the best interests of the team at heart. There’s no substitute for a great attitude. Deut. 20:8; I Thess. 5:11

THREE: Be a Teachable Team Player We strive to maintain a teachable heart. We believe this is the key to successful, ongoing growth in life and ministry: to stay open to instruction, correction and improvement. II Tim. 3:16,17; Prov. 1:28-33

FOUR:Approach Work with Passion and Intensity We strive to maintain a fervent and dedicated spirit that remains faithful and perseveres in the midst of difficulty. We put our hands to the plow and don’t look back. We are dedicated to serving the Lord and His church WHOLE-heartily and with purpose. Col. 3: 23,24; Phil. 1:6; 3:10

FIVE: Honor and Value Ministry and Prayer Partners We fully strive habitually to affirm, encourage and celebrate others’ efforts. Without prayer partners and Intercessory Prayer Teams(Spiritual Warfare Attack Team S.W.A.T.), there would be no ministry or success. Deut. 20:8; 1Thess. 5:11

SIX: Hold Each Other’s Arms Up Our staff team is a special, God-planned family, brought together for a purpose His Church. Thus, we strive to respect, love, protect and support others in all ways possible. Exodus 17:11,12

SEVEN: Stay on Your Knees We are committed to pray for God’s supernatural involvement in the life of our Church, in our families, and in our ministries, in the individual member, and personal walks with Jesus. Humble yourself before God and expect Him to do great things as you seek to serve Him with all your might. l Thess.5:17;1 Peter 5:6,7

EIGHT:Defenders of the Church We are committed to Preserving, Protecting and Promoting, the Teaching, Testaments, and Traditions of the Church.

We are defenders of the faith