As a local church committed to a partnership, getting invested in and engaged with your international partner is needed if there is to be fruit. The following resources provide the necessary background to understanding our unique perspective on missions as well as background on building a missions partnership, what to expect, and what is expected from the local church.
As the partnership model continues to grow and expand, new learnings are destined to become best practices. Check back frequently as we continue to add more partnership-specific content.
Vineyard Missiological Foundation (link)
This spells out our common foundation for missions, expressed through five common commitments that align with our core values.
This comprehensive read spans from visioning to evaluating partnership efforts and serves as "how to" guide that will help any local church in setting a strong foundation for missions and cross-cultural partnerships.
This page is a portal to trainings that we have done in the past.
This manual is used to train new partnership leaders and their teams in forming an effective partnership structure.
Leadership Guides (link)
These simple leadership development resources can be used within your church and around the world.
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.
by K.J. Frolander, Inverness Vineyard Church
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.