2017 MISSIONS LAUNCH LUNCH - DEC. 4
About 85 of you came out to launch missions Dec 4th with a delicious lunch from Eli's Jerusalem Grill. Thanks so much for coming and committing to prayer and involvement! Below you can check out the Partnership trips being planned for India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Israel. The big focuses for this year are prayer, giving, going and hosting. What is His next step for you?
Missions at Inverness Vineyard may look a little different than you are used to. Instead of just picking out a place we think we'd like to "help," we prayerfully enter into partnerships. Missions at IVC is local churches partnering with local churches (in another culture). We "go" in order to encourage the Vineyard leaders and church planters who are already doing the work of the ministry and sharing the gospel of Jesus in their own culture and language. We recognize that God is already at work in every region, teaching people about Himself, so we desire to bolster the people on the ground doing His Kingdom work day by day. We let them know they are important and appreciated, that they are valued. We visit over a cup of tea in India or coffee in Kenya; we listen to their joys and struggles. We pray with them. And we learn from them and their culture life-giving ways of doing things and valuing things that we can bring back to our lives here in the U.S. On occasion, IVC teams join with other local Vineyard churches in collaborative teams to help serve in conference settings in other nations, such as caring for children, cleaning, intercession, teaching, or being on a ministry prayer team.
Home Team:There's lots of ways to get involved in missions without a passport. Check out some options or email Kim with your idea and see if it fits!
The number one need in missions is prayer! We need God's strategies, provision, passion and favor. Join us as we learn to pray in the redemptive plan of God for the nation He illuminates to you in 2017.
Go Teams: Here are our Partnership Nations:
This year we are focusing on Prayer and Family/Parenting Discipleship in Dehradun (north) India.
Aug 30-Sept 11, 2017
A Look Ahead
to a tentative 2018 schedule:
Dehradun-Fall 2018 (Marriage Mentoring with Woods)
Teams to Nica are lead by David and Christina Crim. This year's summer trip focus with be medical Missions. A team of up to 12 professionals is already half full.
Next Trip:July 19-29, 2017
Re-establishing our friendships in the Kenya partnership is our goal for 2017. Up to 3 more people can join a collaborative trip with Huntsville Vineyard.
March 17-30, 2017
Next Advanced Trip:
May 14-30, 2017
in conjunction with JNF.
Next Intro/Scouting Trip:
Oct 23- Nov 3, 2017
Home TeamPrayer Team:
Click here to be redirected to a secure PushPay site where you can pay on your trip or someone can donate to your trip for you. Be sure to pick "missions" from the drop down list and mention the country and name of person you'd like to sponsor.
Ever wonder what it is like to train and go on a mission trip? You can see what it takes to be a missionary and down-load an application here.
The team at VM USA works tirelessly to bring connections and resources for mission-aries, trainers, pastors & senders. If IVC doesn't partner with the country on your heart, it is likely that another local church in the U.S. does. Here is where you can check it out while you do your training here at IVC.