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Church Planting & Internships

Church Planting

In the Vine is a church that is comitted to planting other churches. Our motivation is aptly summed up by our friends at Redeemer City to City:

"The Apostle Paul, arguably the greatest missionary in history, had a simple, two-fold strategy as he set out to bring the gospel to the Gentile world. First, he went to the cities (cf. Acts 16:9, 12), and second, he planted churches in each city (cf. Titus 1:5 - "appoint elders in every town"). Having done that, he could say that he had "fully preached" the gospel and that his work had been accomplished (cf. Romans 15:19, 23). His assumption was that once a church was established everything necessary for the spread of the gospel would follow.

Today, research shows that new churches are the best way to reach new generations, new residents and new people groups in a city with the gospel. In fact, they are up to 6 to 10 times more effective at attracting people to the gospel than older, more established churches. Although we desperately need the existing churches to continue to grow and maintain faithful gospel ministry, if we are to reach the rapidly growing numbers of people in cities who do not know Christ, we need hundreds and thousands of new churches to be established in those cities."*

If you have interest in church planting, or suspect God might be calling you to help plant a church, please contact us. We'd love to have a conversation.

Internships

Whether you're a prospective church-planter or simply wondering if God has a pastoral call on your life, we invite you to consider applying to serve as an intern at In the Vine. It's a great way to learn, grow, and discern if God might be calling you to pastoral ministry or church planting. Contact us to start a conversation.

 

* Quote is from the Redeemer City to City website.