church planting

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Why church planting?

“The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city, and the continual corporate renewal and revival of existing churches in a city.”
- Tim Keller -

Church planting is about extending our reach to the next town, city or neighbourhood, with a desire to see more of our friends, family, neighbours and co-workers connected with the life changing message of Jesus. It's not because we think we're better than anyone else or any other church, it's simply because we want to play our part in reaching those who have yet to encounter Him.

We believe that healthy churches grow and reproduce, and we see this same pattern in the New Testament, where the people from one church go to a neighbouring town or city and start another church.

When you trace the expansion of Christianity throughout the book of Acts from Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria and to the ends of the earth, you see that it was church planters who led the way. They didn't just do missionary outreach, they left something behind, they planted churches. We want to follow that pattern; helping people in every community become apprentices of Jesus.

Further to this, studies have consistently shown that planting new churches is by far the most effective means of reaching unchurched people with the Gospel. Statistically, new churches best reach new generations, new residents and new people groups.

Church planting residency.

“Multiplying churches means planting churches that go on to plant other churches, that go on to plant other churches, that go on to plant other churches. That's how addition becomes multiplication. When you tally it up, the long term potential is astounding.”
- Bob Logan -

In order to see more churches planted, we want to cultivate a church environment that acts as a catalyst for potential planters to be identified, trained and released to plant even more churches. Our Church Planting Residency Programme invites those who sense a call to church planting or pioneering leadership to join us for a period of 24 months, for an intense season of preparation and training. This will help potential planters become immersed in the life and leadership of a local church, giving them ministry experience and the support needed as they prepare to launch a new church,


*Please note there is an additional application required for the Vineyard Leadership College.


The call

The Call  is a space for those who feel God is calling them to leadership within the Vineyard, to explore who God has made you to be, what he has made you to do and what’s next in answering the call he has put on your life. Whether you want to be trained to plant a church, lead a ministry area, press into succession plans or simply continue exploring God’s call on your life, this is for you.

Online - 21st November 2023

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Vineyard leaders gathering

This is the moment each year where leaders from around the movement gather under one roof, for the re-envisioning of hearts, the stirring of the Spirit and the regathering of a family.Whether you are a seasoned pastor or a newly-appointed ministry leader, you are invited to come and join an expectant tribe as we gather around God’s presence.

Nottingham - A: 22nd - 23rd April 2024 | B: 5th - 26th April 2024

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Multiply Summit

The Multiply Summit is gathering those exploring a call to church leadership, those currently pioneering and church planting, and leaders wanting to cultivate a culture of multiplication. We will be gathering to worship as one community, as well as breaking into specific streams tailored to your context.

Nottingham - 23rd to 25th June 2024

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Some helpful church planting and Vineyard related podcasts.
Multiply Podcast
Planted Podcast
How to plant healthy churches podcast
How to plant healthy churches podcast


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