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, Jay and Julia Pickerill reminisce about their younger years together in youth and young adult ministry. They talk about the importance of embodied connection over simply teaching information and how Julia was changed by being exposed to a theology of the local church. Julia also passes on a crucial word about longevity in pastoring.
In January of 2021, Julia Pickerill became one of the Senior Pastors of the Columbus Vineyard alongside her husband Eric, succeeding Rich Nathan, who founded the church in 1987. Julia and Eric have been a part of the Vineyard movement for twenty-five years, during which time they’ve held multiple roles in the Columbus Vineyard and served as church planters and Lead Pastors of Vineyard Amsterdam (Netherlands). They returned to the US in 2015 and transitioned into senior leadership of Vineyard Columbus in January 2021. Julia is a nine on the enneagram, is a really bad cook, dislikes writing speaker bios, has three fabulous kids, and relaxes by reading novels about existential threats.
Miracle Work by Jordan Seng
Vineyard USA’s recommended reading for May
The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller
The Tower of Geburah by John White
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.