Do you need a seminary or graduate degree to plant a church? Are you trying to figure out how your learning and development connects to discerning your calling? Join our conversation with pastors Josh Williams and Caleb Maskell on how theological education can both empower and, unfortunately at times, hinder church planting.
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Josh Williams is the Lead Pastor of the Elm City Vineyard Church in New Haven, CT. He is passionate about building reconciling communities that lead strongly, collaborate effectively, and cultivate a spirit of family. Josh has received his education from multiple communities: Yale University, New Haven’s homeless, his inner-city neighborhood of Kensington Street, and his beloved family, to name a few. He loves Star Wars, superheroes, and big dreams. He is happily married to his wife and fellow dreamer, Tina and they have a new daughter, Zoe.
Caleb Maskell leads the Society of Vineyard Scholars and is the Worship Pastor at Blue Route Vineyard Community Church. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Department of Religion at Princeton University, focusing on the history of American Christianity. He has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary and Fordham University.
Caleb is passionate about developing leaders and institutions that will help to produce a healthy, courageous, and hospitable future for the church in the 21st century. In 2007, he co-planted Elm City Vineyard Church in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife Kathy. They live in Media, Pennsylvania with their son Josiah and their daughter Emmanuelle.