We've got lots of wisdom and experience to pass on.
Planters that spend time in local churches, attending training events, participate in hands-on training, and receive coaching are better equipped for the real-world church planting experiences that lie ahead, and have a much better chance of lasting for the long-haul.
- Michael Gatlin, Coordinator Vineyard USA Church Planting
Tier 1: Church Planter Intensives
The Multiply Vineyard team has developed curriculum for 4 different weekend church planting intensives: Discover, Health, Vision and Growth. Our desire is to provide local pastors with the material and support to host and lead these training opportunities in local Vineyard churches throughout the country. These are plug-and-play resources any church can utilize.
Tier 2: Internship Resources
A key Vineyard value is to equip believers to do the ministry. In addition to this, we want to train those who are called to plant and to pastor churches with our philosophy of ministry. Our pastoral intern program resources aims to fulfill this objective. We are providing resources to create a program that is geared toward those who could potentially be sent out to plant or pastor within 1-2 years.
We have developed resources and framework to help structure internships in your local church. We can provide content that will refine, refocus, or resource all churches whether the currently have an internship program or not. Please click below to download our internship development packet.
Internship Development Packet (PDF file for readability).
Internship Development Packet (DOC file for editing).
We are currently building more of these resources and would love your help and feedback if you have something great to share.
Tier 3: Vineyard Institute Degree
Current or potential church planters can now enroll in Vineyard Institute to earn a certificate of Biblical Leadership with a Church Planting emphasis. We have been partnering with VI to develop some core electives that will help students interested in planting to get trained and point to ongoing training for those who continue to pursue planting afterward.
Tier 4: The Residency+ Program
The Multiply Vineyard Residency+ Program is a year-long program hosted in a local church, that takes a potential planter/pastor through an intense course of formation, discipleship, and study which will address all the important topics they’ll need, including: spiritual formation, evangelism & discipleship models, Vineyard vision, and values, healthy church growth, and lots of practical ministry skills like leading leaders, preaching, budgeting, and more.
The Residency+ Program is the result of a partnership between Vineyard Institute, Multiply Vineyard and you, the local Vineyard church. We have found that the best training and development for church planters and pastors takes place in the local church, with all the hands-on, real-life ministry opportunities that naturally exist there, and is augmented by training and input from some of the best leaders and theologians the Vineyard has to offer. The VI Church Planter Residency Certificate helps to facilitate just that kind of training.