Leadership

One of the cores to a healthy church is teaching the community through preaching. Watch this conversation on how to hone your best message and find your voice while preaching. What You'll Learn: The importance of knowing your audience and finding your voice Tools to use for preparing sermons How to spend your sermon prep time “It's not just about passing along information. This is about aligning our lives in obedience to Jesus.” —Michael Gatlin Watch the Full Recording “Through preaching, the audience has to see that the kingdom life is plausible. —Andy Smith Listen to the Full Audio  [audio m4a="http://vineyardwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Vineyard-Preaching-Essentials-audio_only.m4a"][/audio] Timeline:The purpose of preaching 10:30 Finding your voice 21:00 Knowing your audience 24:50 How to handle critique 26:57 How to spend your prep time 33:33 Planning your preaching calendar 36:26 The most impactful sermon series' 40:00 Balancing your Time 42:16 Tools to use 46:10 Illustration and application ...

My Christian leadership journey began deep in the trenches of the New Age movement. I worked with a bestselling author and planned my life via Feng Shui and Astrology. God was like a kindly grandfather I checked in with most days, who had (it seemed) left a series of complex, esoteric roadmaps for how to make life work. As I learned different spiritual techniques, I taught others. Were you to walk into a happy hour in Philadelphia in the mid-90s, you’d have likely seen me at the bar, sketching plans on a cocktail napkin to help a friend Feng Shui their apartment. My mentor was a woman, as were most of the authors and speakers I admired. It never occurred to me I couldn’t follow in their footsteps. I led workshops at yoga studios with titles like “Feminine Magnetic Power.” But I...

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...

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...

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      ...

When I was in my early twenties, I belonged to a church that had a married couple as the co-senior pastors. The woman was ordained and functioned with every bit of pastoral authority as her husband. This was my first experience in a church outside of the Roman Catholic Church in which I was raised.

There are quite a number of books now on the topic of women in leadership and it is helpful to be familiar with some of the content! We have posted a bibliography of books with a short summary of each (see below), but we will also give a more in depth look at specific ones. Our team has read many books on the topic of women in leadership—both in and both of the church—and we will share our opinions on these. Since I(Dianne) always enjoy personal stories, this month I chose the to spotlight a book filled with compelling stories from BOTH men and women and how they changed their mind about women in leadership. This book does not cover all the theological bases. Other books do that very well. However, it is a fun and encouraging read and I love...