Local Church Resources

These resources have been designed and aligned to help local churches take the next important steps in growing a vibrant, cross-cultural missions ministry. Whether a Vineyard church has 100 members with simply a heart for missions, or 10,000 members with a missions staff, these resources and related stories are universally applicable.

We will regularly add content to provide guidance and offer much-needed encouragement to the local church on their missions endeavors.  

Discerning God's Missional Heart for Your Church (PDF)

This document walks readers through Ignatius's Practice of Discernment to help inform the decision-making process. 

Vineyard Missiological Foundation (link)

This spells out our common foundation for missions, expressed through five common commitments that align with our core values. 

Overview of Vineyard Missiology (PDF)

This overview is an expanded read of our missions foundation, providing deeper context. 

Trainings (link)

This page is a portal to trainings that we have done in the past.

The Partnership Philosophy of Vineyard USA (Vimeo link)

Phil Strout, National Director of Vineyard USA, explains why partnerships and working together are the bedrock of Vineyard Missions and cross-cultural success.  

Short-Term Travel Medical Insurance (link)

Vineyard Missions has contracted with Seven Corners to provide reduced-rate, quickly accessible travel medical coverage. Enrollment is completely online.

Leadership Guides (link)

These simple leadership development resources can be used within your church and around the world.

i-61 Ministries Small Group Series (link)

Vineyard Boise’s i-61 Ministries has just released a free, 9-week small-group video series focused on Jesus’ mission in the world, based on Isaiah 61. Through user-friendly online videos, the series focuses on developing a heart for justice and compassion in your missional life and explores seven areas of global crisis. Inspire your partnership churches and congregation members by discussing through this 9-week study together.

Book Recommendations (link)


Experience is widely considered the greatest teacher. However, learning from those who have first-hand experience is a close second, which is why we are making available tools, guides, videos and other resources created by Vineyard churches without being edited or altered by Vineyard Missions. While there might be some duplication across this content and within other resources, the experiences and perspectives that inform these materials are often unique to the church team that developed them, and we see great value in sharing these different perspectives that align with our common practices.

If you have materials that would be valuable to share with the broader Vineyard family, then connect with us

Praying for the Nations: A Daily Prayer Guide for Short-term Missionaries  (Book)

by K.J. Frolander, Inverness Vineyard Church

Softcover Book 
Kindle Edition 

In order to better prepare Vineyard teams for cross-cultural work and thinking, this 75-page book offers a wide-angle lense for prayer for whatever country you are entering. It is designed in a handy day-by-day format that can be used month after month, by turning to the page corresponding to that day’s date to pray for common topics with which nations struggle.

Short Term Missions Training Guide (.pdf)

Submitted by Glenn Schroder, Portland Vineyard (2016)

Short-Term Missions Trip Application and Release Form (editable google doc)

Submitted by Inverness Vineyard Church (April 2018)