For the Reluctant Flier: My 2017 Experience

For the Reluctant Flier: My 2017 Experience

I share this story from a place of extreme gratefulness to God…I had a traumatic experience flying as a young teenager, and it has left its mark on each of my flying experiences since. Two common themes for me in going was facing my fear of flying and leaving my children at home. As a parent of young kids, I have wrestled with having both my husband Jim and I leave the country together (on the same plane)! Both themes weave a web of fear that has kept me, at times, caught in its sticky threads. I’ll share the story of my trip to Ethiopia in March 2017.

Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Follow Up

Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Follow Up

A couple of weeks ago, we shared about the varied ways that Vineyard churches are responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. You can read that post here. We continue to hear of ways that local Vineyard churches are being the hands and feet of Jesus in this situation. We would like to highlight an opportunity to assist a ministry in Ankara, Turkey.

Are you on mission? Part 7 of 7

Are you on mission? Part 7 of 7

Is your Vineyard church involved in a missions partnership yet? If not, why not? Perhaps you’ve run into roadblocks or you don’t know where to start. Maybe you think your church is too small or you don’t have the money? You’re not alone. But let’s not just leave it there. Let’s push into those hesitations.

Tim Mengler, the Pastor of Crystal Lake Vineyard in Illinois and the Partnership Leader for the Mozambique Partnership, has asked to share his story and experience with missions partnerships. We are exploring how he’s faced these struggles and overcome them.

This is the final piece of a 7-part series. 

Are you on mission? Part 6 of 7

Are you on mission? Part 6 of 7

Is your Vineyard church involved in a missions partnership yet? If not, why not? Perhaps you’ve run into roadblocks or you don’t know where to start. Maybe you think your church is too small or you don’t have the money? You’re not alone. But let’s not just leave it there. Let’s push into those hesitations.

Tim Mengler, the Pastor of Crystal Lake Vineyard in Illinois and the Partnership Leader for the Mozambique Partnership, has asked to share his story and experience with missions partnerships. We are exploring how he’s faced these struggles and overcome them.

This is part 6 of a 7-part series. 

Are you on mission? Part 5 of 7

Are you on mission? Part 5 of 7

Is your Vineyard church involved in a missions partnership yet? If not, why not? Perhaps you’ve run into roadblocks or you don’t know where to start. Maybe you think your church is too small or you don’t have the money? You’re not alone. But let’s not just leave it there. Let’s push into those hesitations.

Tim Mengler, the Pastor of Crystal Lake Vineyard in Illinois and the Partnership Leader for the Mozambique Partnership, has asked to share his story and experience with missions partnerships. We are exploring how he’s faced these struggles and overcome them.

This is part 5 of a 7-part series. 

The 2015 Missional Leaders Meeting

The 2015 Missional Leaders Meeting

Each year, the leaders of Vineyard missions partnerships, key missions pastors of larger Vineyard churches in the USA, along with a group of leaders from Multiply Vineyard (USA church planting), gather together in Colorado Springs for relationship-building, training, and inspiration. This week, about 180 people will converge upon Glen Eyrie, which is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Garden of the Gods. 

Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Conflict inside Syria has been raging since 2011. But right now we’re seeing an incredible escalation of people being forced from their homes and fleeing their home country. Vineyard Missions has received a number of inquiries about what we are doing and if there is a formal response to this crisis. Our role today, like it has always been, is to help connect and equip Vineyard churches who then send out their own mission teams around the world. We know that by equipping the local church to carry out the important grassroots work of missions, and to gain a personal connection and cultural understanding of those whom they have been called to serve, is far more effective than any top-down approach we could orchestrate.  

Are you on mission? Part 4 of 7

Are you on mission? Part 4 of 7

Is your Vineyard church involved in a missions partnership yet? If not, why not? Perhaps you’ve run into roadblocks or you don’t know where to start. Maybe you think your church is too small or you don’t have the money? You’re not alone. But let’s not just leave it there. Let’s push into those hesitations.

Tim Mengler, the Pastor of Crystal Lake Vineyard in Illinois and the Partnership Leader for the Mozambique Partnership, has asked to share his story and experience with missions partnerships. We are exploring how he’s faced these struggles and overcome them.

This is part 4 of a 7-part series.