I read a few negative things about it. If this is true then I don't think it's a good approach. What I read basically said that the guy who started WC learned from Robert Schuller and that he's basically trying to win new people for his church with new methods but basically he's watering down the bible and avoiding stuff which might upset people. The aim of these churches is basically to recruit new members with all kinds of new appealing things such as rock music and multimedia stuff. I don't like this at all and I'm very sceptical of new approaches. Christians do as if the normal church isn't good enough anymore, they new "new churches" which have all kinds of new things to attract people. This sounds like either the churches become more modern and include stuff which people can relate to or the people will all get lost. If somebody is serious and wants to convert then he'll also convert in a normal church. This whole stuff which is only supposed to lure people into church is futile in my opinion. And what I also cannot stand is this new evangelism method which goes like: HEY! God loves you! God has a wooooonderful plan for you life! I cannot stand this stuff. Would you evangelize this way? I wouldn't. I think Ray Comfort's approach of showing the people that they are sinners is much more biblical and also better. If we only make people convert by telling them that God wants to make them rich then this isn't even a real conversion. But the fact that many christians are jumping on this "we need new churches and new methods to reach the lost" bandwagon concerns me. I have been to a Vineyard church a few times. It was always the same! We always sang the same songs. The whole program was always the same. I already got aggressions when they sang a few songs which started to annoy me real quick. The program was always the same. First of all we sang songs. Then there was a sermon but it was basically motivational stuff and no real biblical message and also nothing about repentance and after the sermon we sang again for at least 1 hour! This wasn't my thing. I cannot say wether all Vineyard churches are like this but I have the impression that motivational stuff is much more important today than anything else. The people shall feel good. I really cannot hear this stuff anymore. This "you don't have to have defeat in your life" stuff.