Kris Vallotton put out an article about things he has as values about the end times or eschatology. People from time to time ask about it so let’s take a look at what Kris values about the last days and why I think it might be misplaced.
Randy Clark is a man that lives with expectation. I have come to respect him very much. We do not share all the same doctrine but I still value him and his ministry. You do not have to be a Pentecostal to be used by the Holy Spirit. (despite popular belief)
One thing that became a real hallmark of the Vineyard Churches is servant evangelism that is compassion in deed. It was the driving force for a small movement of churches within the association and how they grew from a small cell into mega-churches. One of them is pastor named Steve Sjogren. he build everything in his ministry around the [...]
Vineyard Churches were designed from early one to be places that facilitate holistic ministry. They are called to operate as healing centers.
In continuing our study on what the Vineyard Churches believe, we are to the value that Vineyard Music brings to the churches in America. I would say no other movement had the impact on the larger charismatic Church, including the Hillsong movement. If not for the Vineyard, we would probably still be singing Send it on down.
One of the core values of Vineyard Churches is partnering with Holy Spirit. This is one of my favorite topics too. I actually wrote my thesis in seminary on Pneumatology. I love the Holy Spirit and I love being baptized in the Spirit. There is a big difference between be filled with the Spirit and knowing Holy Spirit, the Person. The [...]
I was probably 20 at the time and Mike Bickle handed me a book to read about evangelism. It was The gospel of the Kingdom by George Eldon Ladd. He was a Baptist pastor turned Fuller Seminary professor that had spend his life study what was the Kingdom of God. He is the one that coined the term, “Kingdom is here but not yet.”
We are going to begin a major study over the next few weeks into who the Vineyard are, what they believe and what are their values. If you are not sure who the Vineyard are, it is the movement started by John Wimber and led today by Phil Strout.
Mike Bickle was my pastor for quite some time. He imparted alot of practical knowledge, wisdom and prophetic revelation into me. I was just a teenager when it started and I was in my late 20’s when I left the International House of Prayer movement in Kansas City. I have always look back and realized that my time home in Kansas City [...]