What Did Our Survey Tell Us About Vineyard Columbus?

Every two years, Vineyard Columbus takes a survey of our congregation. Our most recent survey was taken in April 2016. What did we discover about our church? We are becoming more racially diverse. I recently had a conversation with a sociologist at The Ohio State University. One of her fields of specialization is multi-racial churches. She told me that according to her study, what we are doing ...

How to Build a Multi-Generational Church

I was talking to a young couple recently about the rising age of church planters in the Vineyard movement. Thirty years ago, the average Vineyard church planter was in their late 20s. Now, they are in their 40s. I made one of those off-handed Baby Boomer remarks to them: “It seems to me that lots of Millennials are afraid to push out of the nest! They just won’t strike out on their ...

God’s Timing is Perfect

I came to Christ at a Passover dinner when I was 18 years old. The Passover dinner was part of a fellowship meeting led by a man in his 50s named Don. Don had a very troubled past. He was an alcoholic.  He and his wife would frequently fight over Don’s abuse of alcohol. One night when he was severely depressed, he decided to kill himself by driving his car onto some railroad tracks in ...

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