Author: Vineyard Women

I grew up with a strong feminist mother in a liberal home. My mother had been a Methodist but had abandoned her faith in her 20s. She always talked about empowering me. She taught me that I didn’t need to be ashamed of being a strong woman. She told me that I had the freedom to be whoever I wanted to be and do what I wanted to do. (She even sat me down when I was 13 to let me know if I decided to start having sex, just to let her know so she could get me on birth control.) I was naturally a rebellious child, and in many ways, I responded by rejecting much of her liberal worldview. I didn’t drink, didn’t smoke, and certainly didn’t have sex. When I decided to start following Jesus in my teenage...

Melody Winderweedle shares a sermon on the story of Jesus and the Samaritan women at the well in John 4. [audio mp3="http://vineyardwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017.06.25-A-Scandalous-Encounter-John-4-Melody-Edit.mp3"][/audio] Original Link   ABOUT THE SPEAKER      Melody Winderweedle and her husband Bud pastor the Vineyard Chattanooga.    ...

Marie Lancaster shares what it means to live a "normal" Christian life. [audio mp3="http://vineyardwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/031917.mp3"][/audio]     ABOUT THE SPEAKER Marie Lancaster serves as Co-Senior Pastor with her husband, Duke. She is from southern Indiana and is the daughter of an Assembly of God Pastor. She is a powerful speaker and teacher and has proven herself as an administrator in both secular and Christian organizations. Her team building skills have allowed Marie to be an effective leader and she has helped develop and oversee children's and women's ministries at the Vineyard over the years. Marie has served in nearly every aspect of ministry and is highly respected for her leadership. Marie was ordained in 2007. She works full-time at the church. She and Duke have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.      ...

Julie Yoder shares about finding joy at the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. Original Link - The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois     ABOUT THE SPEAKER Julie Yoder Growing up with four brothers, playing college volleyball, teaching 4 years at the middle school and being raised by pastor parents was fantastic preparation for ministry! In addition, Julie is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, Vineyard Leadership Institute, Vineyard Bible Institute and the School of Kingdom Ministry. She served for 5 years as the Small Group pastor at the Vineyard of Central IL (Urbana). Now, she, along with her husband Mike, are the Executive Pastors there. They love partnering in ministry and in parenting their three rambunctious children; Ty, Tate, and Maggie. Thankfully, they live across the street from her parents, Happy and Dianne Leman!    ...

Today we are sharing the leadership Journey of Jeanne Moore who currently serves as the spiritual growth pastor at the Vineyard Church in Greenwood, Indiana. Here is Jeanne! My name is Jeanne Moore, pastor, speaker, writer, wife, mother, sister, friend and most importantly, treasured daughter of the Most High King! Tracing my journey towards growing into a God-impassioned woman in leadership, I rewind the clock thirty-some years. Being entrenched from birth in a small Baptist church on the near Eastside of Indianapolis, at the young age of twelve, I said a big “YES” to Jesus and took the plunge in water baptism. The anchor embedded in my heart through my youth played a huge part in the beginning of acquiring a “head” knowledge of God, I refer to it as knowing about God. Fast forwarding through the many bends, dead-end roads, and poor...

Le Que explores the conversion of Cornelius and parts of her own journey developing identity in a pluralistic context. Original Link - Coast Vineyard Church     ABOUT THE SPEAKER Le Que Heidkamp is co-lead pastor alongside husband Jeff, and oversees training, technology, and works with staff on operational and organizational development. She serves VineyardUSA by teaching others about multiethnic church leadership and church planting. She enjoys reading, writing, and having fun with Jeff and their two daughters. You can reach Le Que at leque@mercyvineyard.org.  ...

Christina Lowery shares a powerful message about taming the tongue.  Christina shares about the power of our words and what we speak out.  A tamed tongue is a result of a healed heart. Original Link Just Sayin' - Part 1, The Power of the Tongue from Crossroads Vineyard on Vimeo. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Christina Lowery and her husband Joel are Co-Lead Pastors of Crossroads Vineyard, a life-giving church they planted in Fredericksburg, VA in 2008.  Joel and Christina parachuted into the Vineyard in 2001, when they felt strongly that they had found their long-lost tribe at the TylerVineyard in Tyler, TX.  It was there that they gained a heart for church planting and were sent back to their hometown to launch Crossroads. Christina is a gifted teacher who loves to make biblical truths applicable to everyday life and finds full joy in sharing with others all that God is teaching her...

Dianne Leman interviews Rachel Conner in this interesting talk.  Rachel Conner has been an active participant in the life and activities of the Sugar Land Vineyard since 2001.  She serves on the Senior Pastor’s Council, the teaching and preaching team, pastoral care team, and the spiritual formation team. She is also a working spiritual director trained at Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction.  Rachel is passionate about the practical application of God’s word, prayer and helping others find and hear God’s workings in their lives. Rachel will be sharing at the Vineyard USA National Conference in July 2017. Original Link Rachel and her husband, Stephen Rachel and her 2 daughters, Fharen and Briana      ...

The Missional Leaders Meeting was a gathering of leaders from across missions and church multiplication to empower, equip, and encourage missional kingdom work.  Kathy Maskell talks about going back to Jesus and His Mission.  John Wimber once said, "There is no ministry but the ministry of Jesus." and Kathy explores what this looks like today in her talk. Original Link ABOUT THE SPEAKER Kathy Maskell is the pastor of discipleship at Blue Route Vineyard Community Church, and she also leads the Vineyard Justice Network. Raised by Buddhist parents in San Diego, Kathy began her eastbound journey by first studying literature and poetry at the University of Chicago. While there, she got rocked by Jesus’s kindness and power. Kathy then pursued a teaching career, spanning from elementary to high school. While in New Haven, CT, Kathy worked for six years as the U.S....