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Creating Community Partnerships for Church Plants

Justin Juntunen

Justin Juntunen

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Your community has needs. Your community likely has people who have been working to meet those needs before your church was planted. Watch this conversation about how church plants can build partnerships with local organizations and non-profits as you work collaboratively to love your cities.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Ways to begin to identify the needs of your neighborhood
  • How to partner with organizations already at work in your community
  • How to balance the tension of community partnerships

“As a church planter, I didn’t want to be a hero for the community. I wanted to hear the needs of the community and partner to work on that.” —Judy Marshall

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“People aren’t just pulses to preach to, everyone is called to kingdom work.” —Steven Schenk

Timeline:

6:05 Sensing a call to partner in you community
23:13 Nuts and bolts of Partnerships
27:58 How to decide who to partner with
39:00 How to find organizations to partner with
44:30 Tensions of community partnership

“It is helpful for churches to learn who is already doing the work in your community.” —Dave Hanson

Resources

VJN’s Ending Poverty Resources
Christian Community Development Association
Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission by David E. Fitch
How to Partner with La Viña Ebook
How to Partner with a La Viña Church Webinar
VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities // Yakima // Oct 20-21

Panelists

Judy Marshall, Lead Pastor, Harvest Vineyard Church in Waterloo, IA
Steven Schenk, Director of the Buffalo Urban Mission Partnership, and Lead Pastor, Buffalo Vineyard, Buffalo, NY
Dave Hanson, Founder and Executive Director of Sunrise Outreach Center and Co-Pastor at Vineyard in Yakima, WA
Kathy Maskell, Vineyard Justice Network Steering Committee Member and Discipleship Pastor, Blue Route Vineyard, Media, PA

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