Discerning A Local Church’s Work In Global Missions

Discerning A Local Church’s Work In Global Missions

Vineyard Missions has asked me to share how our church, the Red Bluff Vineyard, is discerning and working toward joining a Missions Partnership. Our goal is to spend the next two years (or less) exploring where God is calling us, who God is calling us to, and how to best engage in global missions! I imagine we’ll pray a lot, have a lot of conversations, take a few trips, and really work hard to get more involved. Since Vineyard Missions has invited me to share this journey with you all, once a month you’ll have an opportunity to read about where we are at.

Traveling Abroad Safely: Trust + Wisdom

Traveling Abroad Safely: Trust + Wisdom

Finding security, we know, only comes through Jesus and trusting Him. He is first and foremost whom we rely on for security. He has plans and purposes for our lives that we have not dreamed of! These tips from field experts are not being shared to stir up fear in anyone’s heart, but to provide practical wisdom from the folks who have been thinking about security and doing this successfully for the many years since 9/11 when America awakened to the changing world of security needs.

Puerto Rico One Year Later: Thriving Through Maria

Puerto Rico One Year Later: Thriving Through Maria

September 20, 2017. It was a perfectly normal rainy day in Puerto Rico. Until it wasn’t. Sure there was a hurricane coming, but the whole event was only supposed to take 12 hours. The hearty, family-oriented communities built within cities, tucked away in mountain villages, and spread across the rolling countryside of Puerto Rico took the light warnings in stride and prepared as usual for a storm.

2018 Missional Leaders Meeting Live Stream

2018 Missional Leaders Meeting Live Stream

Vineyard Missions is thrilled to announce that you, your missions teams, and your church staff can join in all the excitement of this year’s Missional Leaders Meeting (MLM) even if you won’t be at the beautiful Colorado Springs’ Glen Eyrie Retreat with us. Yes, Vineyard Missions and Multiply Vineyard have again teamed up to bring together what has been called “our favorite conference in the Vineyard” (not that we’re biased or anything!). And since it is everybody’s favorite and everybody can’t squeeze in, we thought we’d share the love through technology. We are live-streaming so you can participate from home or the office.

The Debrief For Missions Teams - Part 5: A series of Sample of Questions by Category Used in Team Debriefs

The Debrief For Missions Teams - Part 5: A series of Sample of Questions by Category Used in Team Debriefs

So you’re home from a spectacular mission trip. Now what? This blog series breaks down the what, why, and how of a post-mission debrief. For both great memories and stressful experiences, a thorough debrief is perhaps one of the most important parts of the trip. It helps solidify in individual hearts all the things God was pouring into each team member. It can also redirect a fixated memory from stressful situations by recalling  the stories and events where God was working extraordinarily.

The Debrief For Missions Teams - Part 4: Trouble-shooting to Keep your Debrief on Track

The Debrief For Missions Teams - Part 4: Trouble-shooting to Keep your Debrief on Track

So you’re home from a spectacular mission trip. Now what? This blog series breaks down the what, why, and how of a post-mission debrief. For both great memories and stressful experiences, a thorough debrief is perhaps one of the most important parts of the trip. It helps solidify in individual hearts all the things God was pouring into each team member. It can also redirect a fixated memory from stressful situations by recalling  the stories and events where God was working extraordinarily.