Why church planting?
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.
Locally this means we are working with a number of other Vineyard churches that we've helped to start over the years, as an informal family, relationally bound together, to multiply churches across the south east corner of the midlands and beyond.