VOW is comprised of members and attenders of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends churches and other Christians, who are committed to serving God with their talents and time.This is accomplished by working on selected and approved projects at various churches, camps, schools, missions, church planting efforts, and other evangelistic or Christian enterprises.Our work primarily involves construction, renovation and remodeling but many other areas are included as well. The needs are varied in God’s vineyard giving people ample opportunity to use a variety of talents and skills in His service.
VOW is a non-profit, charitable organization and is so registered as an approved, authorized agency of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church, which is incorporated in Oregon and also registered in Idaho and Washington. Northwest Yearly Meeting is an evangelical Friends yearly meeting which is also a member of Evangelical Friends International. A complete statement of faith is given in the Northwest Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice.
A brief statement to which each VOW member should subscribe is shown as follows:
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three
persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His
virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His
vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily
resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men
regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose
indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost:
they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that
are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.
After projects have been approved, members are contacted to see if
they are able and willing to serve. VOW members furnish their own
transportation and must not receive remuneration for the time spent
on the project. Project hosts may provide parking and utilities, and
in some cases lodging, and they shall supply all materials for the
Presidents: Dan & Linnea Stahlnecker