Welcome to our first every Vineyard church planting e-newsletter. We will be communicating to each of our pastors, as well as anyone else who wants to hear what we are up to, every other month throughout the year. As a movement, we’ve embarked on a pretty big church multiplication vision. We sincerely love the family of churches we call Vineyard, and we really do want to do whatever we can to help all of our churches reproduce. Right now there are lots of changes taking place in how we are accomplishing this and so this newsletter is one way we’d like to keep you informed and connected to all that we are doing.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone and everyone who might be interested. Heck, you could forward it to your entire church or Facebook friend list and it wouldn’t hurt our feelings at all! We want to communicate with anyone who cares about seeing the gospel of the kingdom being express through the multiplication of healthy, local Vineyard churches. Seriously, you could forward this right now and then continue reading. 🙂
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The 4 Components To Planting A Healthy Vineyard Church
We’d like to introduce what we’ve identified as the four necessary components to planting a healthy Vineyard church. We believe church planting is the result of our local churches being healthy and wanting to bring the reality of the kingdom of God to more communities. These components are designed to help facilitate just that: providing the encouragement, accountability, resources, training and freedom necessary to build the foundations for a successful church plant. While there is much more to be said about each of these components, here is a brief overview:
The Importance Of A Commitment To Church Planting
We are asking every Vineyard church to make a public commitment to church planting over the next ten years. All along the way the Vineyard has been known as a church planting movement: A community of churches who reproduce our communities of faith and discipleship to the next neighborhood, town or city. We do this not because we think we’re the best church in town, rather we just really like who God has called us to be and we want to reach our friends, neighbors and family members with the life-changing great news—the gospel of the kingdom. In this next season of our journey together as the Vineyard, we are asking every church to make a commitment to reproduce our churches.
So, why make a commitment? What’s the big deal about making a public commitment towards this?…Read More
My wonderful wife, Brenda, and I began a replanting process for the Vineyard church in Duluth, Minnesota way back in the fall of 1997. It has been a wonderful ride, raising our family, helping scores of people connect with God and become disciples of Jesus. I’ve been involved in regional and national Vineyard church planting leadership…Read More