Partners in the Harvest

Renewing our Commitment to the Great Commission

November 2020

Every year in the Fall, Grace Vineyard Renews our Commitment to the Great Commission. Here’s the latest news about what’s happening in Grace Vineyard Missions:

Vineyard Partnerships

After a lot of prayer and planning, our Missions Leadership Team has decided to join a Vineyard Missions Partnership.  We invited Mark Fields, director of Vineyard Missions for Vineyard USA, to speak to our congregation about Vineyard Missions, and Vineyard Missions Partnerships in particular.  Please watch this short video to hear what he had to say:

We were also privileged to hear from Rand Tucker, pastor of the Hyde Park Vineyard.  Listen to this short message to Grace Vineyard with Rand telling us about Hyde Park Vineyard’s missions journey and how they got involved in Vineyard Partnerships.

Grace Vineyard joins the Honduran Partnership

The Vineyard partnership that we felt led to join is the Honduran Partnership.  We invited the leaders of the Honduran Partnership, Jenny and Josue Hernandez, to give our congregation a quick intro.  Please watch this short video to hear what they had to say:

Missionaries We Support

Grace Vineyard Missions was launched about 15 years ago.  We spent over a year studying missions, interviewing churches and Missions Organizations,  and praying through various ways to implement a local church missions program.  We began partnering with several diverse missionaries, in various parts of the world, with various focuses – from unreached people groups, to orphan care, to Bible translation, and more.  We support these missionaries financially, with prayer, and with care.  Most of them have been able to visit our congregation, and we have developed a wonderful relationship with each of them over the years.  You can learn more about each of them with the following links:

Pledge to Missions

We financially support our missionaries through a faith pledge program.  Every October we invite you to commit to supporting the work of missions for the following year.  We then use those commitments to make our Grace Missions commitment to each of our missionaries so that they can plan their year.  Our goal is that 100% of people who call Grace Vineyard their home will make a financial commitment.  That may sound like a lofty goal, but it is actually completely doable – everybody can afford something. So whether you give $1 per month or $100 per month, or more, please make a commitment and let us know so we can let our missionaries know. Please submit your pledges to Grace Vineyard Missions for 2021 by clicking on this link: 2020-2021 Missions Pledge.  Thank you!

Our Purpose

The purpose of Grace Vineyard’s involvement in missions is to fulfill the great commission of Christ. We as a church body define missions as any endeavor outside our local congregation to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ by proclaiming the gospel of Christ, making disciples and relating to the whole need of mankind-spiritual and physical.

Missions Statement

We at Grace Vineyard believe we are called to fulfill The Great Commission of Jesus (Matt. 28:18-20) through sharing the gospel and praying for the lost, through supporting in our giving and in prayer those who minister to the lost throughout the world and through equipping, training and sending individuals and teams from our church to be Christ’s ambassadors. (Acts 1:8)

The Great Commission

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
— Jesus

How to Help

Give

Make a monthly faith promise pledge to the Missions Fund at Grace and support outreach missions & organizations around the world.

Your gifts are tax deductible.  You can donate now with a credit card by clicking here.

Go

Volunteer to go on a short-term missions trip sponsored by Grace Vineyard or another organization.

Pray

Pray alone & in groups for our workers.  Here’s our latest prayer bulletin: Mission Prayer Bulletin November 2020

Learn

Read missions biographies, books, missions newsletters, other missions related materials & study  Biblical passages regarding our responsibilities as Christians.