About this partnership
We have joined together to further the unique role of the Vineyard movement in expanding the Kingdom of God in India. This involves:
- Partnering with Indian pastor-leaders to provide gatherings for the purpose of vision, training, care, and relational unity.
- Empowering Indian pastor-leaders to best identify, recruit, train, deploy, and care for emerging pastor-leaders.
We join the Indian Leadership Team in the goal to plant 50 Vineyard churches by 2025...with a strategic emphasis on creating city-centered hub churches which can then plant more rural churches in their region. We realize that this will require an increasing commitment from US and India Vineyards to invest in calling, sending, and supporting new leaders.Our Commitment as Partnering Churches
The India Vineyard Partnership recognizes that every local church has different resources and commitments to work with in serving the growth of the Vineyard in India. The Partnership embraces a form of commitment that every church can enter while maintaining the essence of effective commitment, including connection, consistency, and contribution. We understand the significant cost involved with individuals and teams coming to minister in India…as well as the investment some churches are making to individual pastors in India. We believe that ultimate strength and sustainability of what emerges will also require supporting the national leaders in strategic coordination, oversight, and training.
Participation of Business Leaders and Other Individuals in the Partnership
The Partnership recognizes that developing a Vineyard valuing expression of God's Kingdom throughout India also involves the resources and gifts of those in business, medical, and other vocationally experienced individuals that are a part of Vineyard churches or connections. This may include those who can serve in developing businesses to sustain Kingdom builders and reflect the Kingdom, medical professionals who could provide care and assistance, Biblical teachers who could provide training, counseling professionals who could provide ministry and training, and any other area where training could empower roles that serve the Vineyard churches.
The State of the India Vineyards 2016 by Alexi George
Population: 1.2 billion
Number of Vineyard Churches:
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Government: Federal Republic
Ave. Education: 12 years
India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. India is developing into an open-market economy. The country has capitalized on its large educated English-speaking population to become a major exporter of information technology services, business outsourcing services, and software workers. India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services.
Brad Bailey serves as the current Leader of the India Partnership. Brad has been the Senior Pastor of the Westside Vineyard (West Los Angeles) since 1991. He first spent some time living in India as a young adult and has now enjoyed nearly fifteen years of church partnership. Brad is married to Leah, who works at UCLA in oncology, and they have four children.
We invite any churches who would like to explore partnership in India to come and visit one of the core churches and leaders.
Consider joining our partnership by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact India for generations to come.