Welcome to the second edition of our church planting e-newsletter. Throughout the year we will be communicating with pastors, potential and current church planters and anyone else who wants to hear what we are up to, every other month via this e-newsletter. There are always lots of changes taking place in how we are accomplishing our goal of planting 750 new churches in the next 10 years and we want to keep you informed and connected to all that we are doing.
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In this edition, you will hear all about how the Vineyard USA Church Planting Team is developing the use of Partnerships to plant more churches in the United States. We hope you enjoy!
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Partnering Together To Plant Healthy Vineyard Churches
I’d like to invite you into a new and old way to think about church planting in America: Partnerships. It’s new because many of our current churches have not adopted this strategy here in the United States. Many of us have adopted the false idea that we need to plant new churches all by ourselves. And its old because we’ve been partnering together to plant churches for a long time internationally. See, its a new and old idea!
“In regard to church planting, I believe the the idea of incorporating partnerships is a brilliant step forward,” national director Phil Strout says. “I think it is very exciting to think of churches partnering together to plant more churches in the United States.”
We accidentally did this in Duluth, and it worked brilliantly. We had been praying about a new Vineyard church in Superior, Wisconsin…Read More
Partnership Beginnings In The U.S.
Church planting partnerships have already taken root in some areas of the United States.
Jim Pool, of the Renaissance Vineyard in Detroit, has seen the beginnings of partnerships both here and abroad; his church of about 150 people has been working with other domestic Vineyard churches to begin building an Ethiopian Vineyard church planting movement. And at the same time he has also recently begun dialogue with other Vineyard churches in southeast Michigan to see how they might partner together to see more churches planted in metro Detroit.
Mike Turrigiano is a member of a partnership working to provide resources to existing churches and…Read More
The Church Planting team is “All-In” for the National Conference this summer. I am personally looking forward to getting together with my Vineyard family. I have always returned home from these conferences with a new sense of vision, new ideas on how to lead our community…Read More