Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland

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Jesus told all his followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”  We are a people who have been sent. God has a purpose and a plan. God has a mission. The church was made for mission – locally, nationally and internationally.

We want to ensure that all our churches have the opportunity to fulfil the biblical call to go and make disciples of all nations, as we extend God’s Kingdom together everywhere, in every way.

The Vineyard and Mission

We want to fulfil our mandate in the way we undertake cross-cultural ministry, working in partnership and with a desire to honour, serve and learn from our partners in other countries and cultures. Our Missions Team is here to encourage and equip every vineyard church to be engaged in cross-cultural mission. Our desire is that the commitment to “go and make disciples” would develop into long term healthy partnerships in which disciples are made, churches are planted, neighbourhoods are transformed and whole countries are changed.

Contact

Nick Sutton
For questions about Mission teams and partnership from the UK & Ireland please contact our Missions team, which is led by Nick Sutton at Coventry Vineyard.

Mission Values

Empowering Local Church-Based Missions (LCBM)

Jesus commissions and empowers the local church for mission. As each local vineyard church takes the Spirit-led initiative and responsibility in working toward a bigger vision and calling in a nation, they strategically work with local (indigenous) leaders and serve them with humility, flexibility and partnership. This might might include sending short term teams, pioneering in a place where there is no local church, working with missions agencies, or sending long-term cross cultural workers.

Building partnerships as a key strategy

Partnerships are groups of churches who join their strengths, skills and resources to serve the growing Vineyard movement in a nation or within a people group. Each church shares in the vision and in the development of a strategy to fulfil God’s call for their churches. A partnership allows small to medium size churches to make a significant contribution; no church is too small, and no church plant is too new. Together, a partnership is able to do things that a single church, with limited resources, may not be able to do.

Establishing church planting movements

As a global family we want to see thriving, Kingdom-centred churches that plant churches that plant churches. The ultimate goal of the Vineyard’s missional efforts in the world is a healthy reproducing church-planting movement in every nation that is sustainable for years to come. We are committed to working cooperatively with other AVCs and multiple churches in partnership together to establish sustainable church planting movements.

Raising up and releasing local leaders

We are committed to discovering, empowering and developing the local leaders that God is calling to lead in their own nation. Our desire is that their God-given leadership would increase as our role decreases. We honour the people groups among whom God calls us to work in humility, sharing as much as possible of their lives, lifestyle, language, and seeking to establish long-term, relationships so that our values and ministry are caught as well as taught.

Contextualising Vineyard values in each culture

We believe that the gospel of the Kingdom has its greatest impact and long-term effect when it is presented through the language, customs, and culture of those who are its recipients. We are committed to sharing our core Vineyard values and allowing people to be led by the Holy Spirit in discovering how these core values are expressed within their culture. The expectation is that people within a culture will have the primary role in the contextualisation of structure, and Vineyard values, in their culture.

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