Resources

OK, so the plan is to curate a growing list of helpful resources for potential church planters to chew on. Here are some to be getting on with.

READ:

The Vineyard Churches UK&I website has loads of great resources on it, and also there’s a section that explains the church planting process.

In the U.S. the Church Planting Taskforce for the Vineyard has developed a programme called Multiply Vineyard that is an amazing hub for all things church planting. The associated YouTube channel is fantastic.

Some of these will give a flavour of stories of planting and what’s involved, with differing approaches.

This paper by Tim Keller is probably the most accessible yet thorough argument for church planting around.

Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch

Church planting for a greater harvest

This explanation of what it means to be a Vineyard church is pretty helpful.

If you’re new to the Vineyard and wanted to read some of the backstory, then there are a couple of books that we have loved. One is The Way it Was by Carol Wimber which is a sweet read about the life and ministry John Wimber, and the other is a warts and all, very inspiring thorough history of the Vineyard movement up until the late 90s called The Quest for the Radical Middle.

LISTEN:

Our own podcast from Vineyard churches in Scotland : “Planted”

“How to plant a healthy church” podcast

“Ferment” Podcast

WATCH:

Exploring church planting with Michael Gatlin

The Origins of the Vineyard in Ireland

Vineyard Insights