As followers of Christ, we are called to spread the gospel to every nation. How can we do that effectively in the 21st century?
We believe it all starts with relationship. Since the turn of this century, Vineyard Missions has been a catalyst for helping pastors, leaders, and missionaries to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with emerging pastors around the world who seek partnership and have a desire to grow and lead. We're equally as active in building a network of relationships with Vineyard churches in the United States that are interested in playing a role in international missions. With these relationships in place, we can do what we’re uniquely qualified for: connecting and equipping Vineyard churches to raise up these indigenous leaders who will be the catalysts for a church-planting movement in their home county.
“For us it’s important to keep going back to the same area (in Kenya) because we are developing relationships we just wouldn’t have if we hopped around.”
Vineyard pastor - Huntsville, AL
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
- African proverb
We know that any church can participate and make a profound impact in international missions.
We've witnessed first-hand how churches both big and small, rural and urban, affluent and of modest means, have single-handedly made a difference. But we're also seeing how a diverse group of Vineyard churches can come together to "multiply their fruit" for the good of a church plant beyond our North American borders.
This is the power and purpose of connection through Vineyard
Missions. Our relational efforts, both at home and abroad, help the local church better engage with international opportunities.
- Have interest in a particular country or region?
- Want to collaborate with fellow Vineyard churches in the U.S. to make a stronger impact abroad?
- Need guidance on where to offer your support?
We can help. When you connect with Vineyard Missions, you'll be on the fast track to making connections that will change lives.
Missions often push churches out of their comfort zone.
For those willing to step out in faith, understanding where to go, what to do and how best to do it can be overwhelming. We help build confidence and restore a sense of comfort in this important missional work by equipping churches with the training and tools we know are proven and effective in the field.
Through continuous feedback from our partnership leaders, we see how the missions landscape is constantly shifting. We continue to adapt and add to our toolkit of equipping resources to meet the
needs of the local church, which includes valuable insights such as:
- Preparing and supporting long-term missionaries
- Building trust in a new culture
- Monitoring and evaluating team and partnership goals
- Strategizing with indigenous leaders to add value
As the local church partnerships evolve, reach new levels and become more relationally involved through short-term missions, our digital library of equipping resources can prepare any church-led team for the ongoing realities, challenges and successes that lie ahead.