Behind The Scenes Of Elm City Vineyard’s Planting Story

In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church Podcast, Dr. Matt Croasmun gives a “behind-the-scenes” look at the early days of the planting of Elm City Vineyard in New Haven, CT.

Matt Crousman

Matt Croasmun

Director of Research and Publication at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture

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The Elm City Vineyard in New Haven, CT is an urban, multi-ethnic church that bridges across the socio-economic strata. This is a “behind-the-scenes” look at the early days of the planting of ECV. Baked in to their early DNA was the idea of ECV being a church community modeled after a teaching hospital where both failure was acceptable as a teaching tool and raising up new generations of leaders was the norm. This is an inspiring and very accessible conversation for everyone in the trenches of church planting or considering planting.
Producer’s note: This interview was recorded before the COIVD-19 quarantine.


Our Guest

Dr. Matt Croasmun

Dr. Matt Croasmun is an Associate Research Scholar and Director of the Life Worth Living Program at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, a Lecturer of Divinity & Humanities at Yale University, and a Staff Pastor at the Elm City Vineyard. He began working with YCFC after completing his Ph.D. in Religious Studies (New Testament) at Yale in 2014. While a doctoral student, he and his wife Hannah, along with Caleb and Kathy Maskell, planted the Elm City Vineyard, a dynamic, diverse, urban church in the heart of New Haven, CT. With deep grounding in both the church and the academy, Matt brings to all of his work a passion for the intersection of the life of faith and the life of the mind. He serves on the steering committee for the Society of Vineyard Scholars for Vineyard USA. He has served as a guest preacher in churches of varied denomination all over the world. He is an advocate of interfaith dialogue and serves as a faculty advisor for the Yale Humanist Community and the Life Worth Living Fellows. He and his wife Hannah live in New Haven with their daughter Junia.


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