About this partnership
Our partnership includes both churches and individuals all working to our strengths in the multifaceted mission in Tanzania. Our vision is to plant indigenously-led kingdom churches supported by training and resource churches in key regional areas.
Our main focus as a partnership in the past few years has been church-planting. Our strategy has been to launch a Kingdom Church Planting network. We offer to train and launch new church planters with any denominational affiliation. We begin with a large group of 60-80 of those interested and host yearly Kingdom Church planting seminars. Out of this group, approximately 20% indicate an interest in going through our year-long training to learn about what it looks like to plant a Kingdom Church. In the last 18 months, about half of those attending our training are (or have already) planted either a Vineyard Church or a Kingdom Church in another denomination.
Central Vineyard, Columbus OH - Adrienne Cannell
The Order of Sustainable Faith, Franklinton, OH - Jared Boyd
Amadeo Church, Queen Creek, Arizona - Ben Cloud
Vineyard Church, Dothan, Alabama –Lyle Peluso
Vineyard Cleveland, Believeland, OH - Eben & Sara Brusco, Tom & Ania Wadsworth
Mark Walker - Seaside Vineyard, Beaufort S.C.
Mark is a seasoned pastor and missional leader in the Vineyard movement and provides on-the-ground coaching and leadership in helping us navigate the challenges that come up in working to plant churches and meet community development needs.
Paul Strait - The Roger H. Strait Memorial Foundation
Paul is helping us equip pastors and church-planters with basic “first responder” emergency medical training and equipping churches to start primary school English language schools using the Bible as a curriculum. Paul’s work in Tanzania aligns so well with our desire to plant churches that meet the immediate and tangential needs of the poor.
Tom & Ania Wadsworth- The Roger H. Strait Memorial Foundation
Adam & Leslie Babcock - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (www.vineyarddaressalaam.or.tz, www.bonmission.org)
Adam and Leslie pastor the Vineyard Church in Dar es Salaam. Vineyard Dar es Salaam is an international, multi-ethnic church located in the Mbezi Beach neighborhood of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Dar Vineyard is a resource church that in many ways sets the tone for the Vineyard movement in Tanzania. Their long-term partnerships, work with the poor, and multi-faceted ministries in the community demonstrate Vineyard values so well to our new leaders and church-planters in Tanzania.
Arusha Vineyard Church, Arusha, Tanzania
David & Judi Owens provide on-the-ground support and training to local leaders and pastors. Our US Partnership works closely with the Arusha Vineyard Church, a multi-cultural english-speaking church. David & Judi are working to help us form a health and emerging AVC Tanzania.
Population: 49.6 million
Number of Vineyard Churches: 7
Primary Religion: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, and Islam
Average Education: 9 years
Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income, but has achieved high growth rates based on its vast natural resource wealth and tourism.
Community Development & Entrepreneurship
Consider joining our partnership by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact Tanzania for generations to come.