A Letter From Phil: Looking Forward (English and Spanish)

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today’…” (Hebrews 3:13a). Friends, I have never met a fellow pastor who said, “I receive too much encouragement.” If we have a problem with anything as pastors, it’s that we don’t receive enough encouragement to keep our hearts fueled and burning along the way! […]

Why Celebrate Christmas And Advent?

WHY CELEBRATE ADVENT & CHRISTMAS? By Dan Wilt for the Vineyard Digital Membership “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” ring the words of an old Christmas song. But why? Why does celebrating Christmas, and the season of Advent that leads up to it, matter? Yearly Rhythms Help Us Remember In the early centuries of the […]

Leadership & Unity

“God’s heart is for unity, and He wants to show us how we can lead people toward this truth.” :: About Julie Yoder Growing up as the only girl amongst four brothers and being raised by pastor parents was incredible preparation for the challenges of ministry! Julie has spent a decade now on staff at […]

Follow Well To Lead Well

Just the other day, my oldest son, Silas (age 7) ran to me and indignantly announced that his younger siblings were not listening to him. He brought this to my attention because he obviously felt I needed to respond to this grave injustice. I felt sympathy for him… for maybe 3 seconds. Then I quickly […]

A Letter From Phil | July 2020 (English & Español)

Dear Vineyard Family, Jan and I have just come back from some down time where we took the chance to unplug and get out of the house for a while. It was a hot couple of days here in Maine, in the upper 90s and the sun was shining, so we drove to the coast. […]