Vineyard churches across the United States, diverse in shape and size, are impacting the world for the glory of God and the well-being of people. This is our story.
National Director, Jay Pathak, shares every 100 days on what's in the forefront at Vineyard USA. Jay shares highlights of the newly appointed National Team’s work together and focus for the next 100 days and beyond.
The new year begins with new changes across our Vineyard family of churches. After hours of prayer, staring at the map, and communication with so many Vineyard pastors, we are excited to share the finalized new map of our nine new regions.
In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Dr. Charles Montgomery Jr. shares about how God disrupted his path to a lucrative career in engineering with a call to ministry, the cultural shift he experienced in working at a Vineyard Church, and what his upbringing uniquely adds to his church. Charles and Jay then talk about the work being done within Vineyard Associations and what they are excited about for the future of the Vineyard. Charles leaves us with a word about the winding road to reconciliation and an encouragement for pastors who are hesitant in engaging this crucial work.
Charles A. Montgomery, Jr serves as the Associations Strategic Coordinator for Vineyard USA and Teaching Pastor at Vineyard Columbus. Charles also founded a successful multiethnic Campus (Vineyard Columbus East) and has pastored there since 2012. His passion is to develop Beloved Communities as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, an alumnus of Charles’ alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Charles has a B.A. in Mathematics from Morehouse, a Master of Divinity from Emory University (Ga) and a PhD in Ethical and Creative Leadership from Union Institute University (OH).
He has earned several credentials in Diversity Training and is a Certified Spiritual Director through the Sustainable School of Faith.
He considers his greatest accomplishment (ok, grace) being married to his childhood crush, Kimberly. Charles and Kimberly are avid Buckeye fans (Go Bucks!) and make their home in Columbus Ohio.
Vineyard USA suggested reading for August
Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Roadmap to Reconciliation by Brenda Salter McNeil
More than forty years ago, God gave the Vineyard a gift to steward. It was a gift rooted in a powerful vision of what church could be like with Jesus’s theology and practice of the already and not-yet Kingdom of God at its center.