About this partnership
Like threads of different colors, God has pulled together a group of friends—Africans, Canadians, and Americans, and native Zimbabweans—who share a sense of calling to Zimbabwe.
We’re members of a Vineyard church-planting partnership that is working to plant a Vineyard in the capital city of Harare—an equipping church, led by an indigenous, black Zimbabwean individual or couple that has the capacity to enroll, equip, and send out a new generation of church planters across this desperate nation. We think of our individual parts in this partnership as different colored threads in a tapestry God has been weaving together against the very dark background of one of world’s poorest and most chaotic nations.
Population: 13.7 million
Number of Vineyard Churches:
Primary Religion: Protestant
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Ave. Education: 11 years
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. Zimbabwe's economy depends heavily on its mining and agriculture sectors. Infrastructure and regulatory deficiencies, a poor investment climate, a large public and external debt burden, and extremely high government wage expenses impede the country’s economic performance.
Current Church Partners
Vineyard Christian Church, Florence, KY USA, Barry Long
Vineyard Church Northwest, Cincinnati, OH USA, Van & Laurie Cochrane
Vineyard North, Grand Rapids, MI USA, Ray & Carol Befus
Vineyard Church, Perrysburg, OH USA, Bill & Barb Herzog
Initiative 360 – Take it Global, Niagara Falls, ON Canada, Artaj Singh & Tim Windsor
Getting Engaged With Us and Our Mission
Pray With And For Us
Please commit to pray for us and our partners on the ground in Zimbabwe. We need the wisdom and power of God to see this nation and this people encounter the kindness and compassion of God. We are currently seeking to establish a new Vineyard Church Plant in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Our partnership has sent a Zimbabwean couple from the USA to gather, identify, and train key leaders and help them initiate this church plant sometime in 2015. If you are praying with us please let us know either by email or on our partnership Facebook page.
Consider joining our partnership by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact Zimbabwe for generations to come.