Vineyard Brussels is a lively, growing church that started in 1987 when several families from the US came to Brussels with a vision to plant a French-speaking church. At first, they met together in one of their homes but, as others joined them, it became clear that God was building an international church which eventually became Vineyard Brussels.
Stages of Growth
- 1987: International Christian Fellowship (ICF), as the new church was known, soon outgrew its first home and moved to a series of larger locations in Brussels.
- Mid-1990’s: ICF developed contacts with the Vineyard movement in the UK. Teams visited Belgium, relations deepened and many Vineyard values and practices were adopted.
- 2002: The leaders explored the possibility of becoming a Vineyard church and began to build close ties with the Benelux Vineyards. It became clear that ICF’s core values were aligned with those of the Vineyard movement.
- January 2004: The church was officially welcomed as a full member of the Association of Vineyard Churches (AVC), becoming Vineyard Brussels.
- December 2004: Vineyard Brussels moved to a venue in Evere, which it rented 24/7, providing office, meeting and training space.
- April 2013: Vineyard Brussels moved to Auderghem/Oudergem.
People now come to Vineyard Brussels from across the city and throughout Belgium to meet together both on Sundays and during the week.