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Facebook IconJune 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Remember the poor. Be reconcilers. Do justice. New podcast up on our blog, SoundCloud, and iTunes! We're featuring Stephanie Snow of @hydeparkvineyard and their church's current series on racial reconciliation. Link in bio.

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June 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Retweeted Pope Francis (@Pontifex):

Go forth and reach out to all people at the margins of society! Go there and be the Church, with the strength of the Holy Spirit.

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June 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Retweeted Brian Zahnd (@BrianZahnd):

If in saying "Jesus wasn't political" you mean he didn't address political issues, you're wrong. If you mean he wasn't a D or R you're right

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June 23, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Retweeted Vineyard Churches (@VCUKI):

Growbaby is now in around 20 Vineyard churches. Put the date in your diary for @KingstonVnyrd’s conference // 4th November in London. https://t.co/oHaZKebYhh

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Facebook IconJune 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Retweeted Donnell Wyche (@donnell):

“Diversity that relies on colorblindness leads to chaos.” -@sarahshinsays at #SVS2017

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June 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Retweeted Matthew Walker (@BeardedPastor):

"We meet God in the community, not merely through the community." Janna Gonwa #SVS2017

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Facebook IconJune 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Retweeted Matt Croasmun (@mattcroasmun):

Great conversation about immigration, security, and following Jesus at #SVS2017 https://t.co/K4pEEk6r0V

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June 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Retweeted Donnell Wyche (@donnell):

We cannot subjugate the flourishing of some in order provide for the flourishing of others. If we are a body we must all flourish. #SVS2017

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June 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Retweeted Donnell Wyche (@donnell):

Black people cannot flourish in a police-state that devalues their right to exist.

A reflection from the Body Politic seminar #SVS2017

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Facebook IconJune 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Retweeted Vineyard USA (@vineyardusa):

Please join us in prayer for the @vineyardsvs gathering happening at Yale University all this week. https://t.co/aeuHH0vdHQ

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“Friends: this would be a great time to pray for the eighth annual Society of Vineyard Scholars conference,... https://t.co/i81jsesUI3”

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Facebook IconJune 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

During our SVS panel on "The Strangers in Our Midst: Exploring Kingdom Responses to Refugees and… https://t.co/3VwTTJji7v

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Facebook IconJune 22, 2017 at 11:53 am

Retweeted HPVC Justice Team (@HPVC_Justice):

Different Together: A Journey Towards Justice and Reconciliation with Stephanie Snow https://t.co/ODJzXpylG2 via @vineyardjustice

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Different Together: A Journey Towards Justice and Reconciliation with Stephanie Snow – Vineyard Justice Network

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In this podcast, Kathy Maskell sits down with Stephanie Snow, justice ministry leader at Hyde Park Vineyard Church in Chicago, IL.

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Facebook IconJune 22, 2017 at 11:53 am

We interviewed Stephanie Snow @HPVC_Justice on her church's and personal journey towards racial reconciliation: https://t.co/tJElIEdwbN

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Different Together: A Journey Towards Justice and Reconciliation with Stephanie Snow – Vineyard Justice Network

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In this podcast, Kathy Maskell sits down with Stephanie Snow, justice ministry leader at Hyde Park Vineyard Church in Chicago, IL.

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Facebook IconJune 22, 2017 at 9:00 am

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NURTURING RECONCILIATION:
In this podcast episode, VJN sat down with Stephanie Snow, justice ministry leader at Vineyard Church of Hyde Park. Stephanie shares about "Different Together," an exciting sermon series her church is doing right now on racial reconciliation, as well as her justice journey that has led her to become a lawyer with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, MO.
http://vineyardjusticenetwork.org/different-together-a-journey-towards-justice-and-reconciliation-with-stephanie-snow/

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Facebook IconJune 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

NEIGHBORING +JUSTICE: Jamie & Michelle Wilson talk about connecting with their local mosque: https://t.co/xidINe2GTG @Str8OuttaTekoa

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Justice in Our Neighborhoods: Jamie And Michelle Wilson – Vineyard Justice Network

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In this podcast, Jamie and Michelle Wilson talk about what it means to partner for justice in the neighborhood: How local churches can meaningfully engage justice issues in their own communities, multiply the Kingdom, and build the reputation of Jesus by investing in community partnerships.

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Facebook IconJune 7, 2017 at 1:09 am

We’re prepping our panel on immigration, responding to @PhilStrout pastoral letter on refugees. Looking forward to a great conversation! https://t.co/iSM6SlgmRH

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“SVS 2017 Conference Program Online Now! Check it out...there's still time to register for this incredible conference https://t.co/BRI2FvoHaM”

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Facebook IconMay 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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Hanna shares, "It IS possible to have joy in the midst of suffering and persecution. It is a grace to experience meekness, to forgive, to be a person of peace. When we respond to the cry of the least of these, we receive God's joy and peace." @brvchurch

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm

FREEING SLAVES: A journalist's confession of being raised by a domestic slave.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/

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My Family’s Slave

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She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

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The work of kingdom justice begins with speaking out the truth of God--establishing the biblical truth that God is on the side of the poor, the needy, the outsider, the stranger.

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Facebook IconMay 6, 2017 at 8:29 am

NURTURING RECONCILIATION: Audio and video recordings from 2016 Vineyard Diversity Conference, "Better Together" is now available! Free audio download here, http://vineyardjusticenetwork.org/better-together-diversity-conference-recordings/

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Better Together Diversity Conference (Audio) - Vineyard Digital Membership

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Free audio teaching (6 hrs.) of the Vineyard Better Together Conference.

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Facebook IconMay 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

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Mark your calendars for VJN 2017!

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VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities // Yakima // Oct 20-21

VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities // Yakima // Oct 20-21

SAT. BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE | SPECIAL HOTEL RATES | HOST HOUSING AVAILABLE

How is God calling you and your church to serve the poor? Are your engaging your head, heart, and hands? Does your church already have community partnerships, or do you run your own legal clinic or homeless outreach? Or maybe you're just beginning your compassion and justice journey.

Come to the VJN 2017 FORUM to get the resources you need to both a deepernand broaden your church's approach to "seeking the peace of your city"--whether you're from a small town of 5,000 or an urban center of 1 million. We want to do this first and foremost as Kingdom witnesses for the sake of our King Jesus. We want to demonstrate how God's mercy leads us to God's justice, and this creates relationships where it may seem impossible and unjust systems and structures can be healed.

A Forum on Seeking the Peace of Our Cities


If your church disappeared from your neighborhood tomorrow, would anyone in that neighborhood notice?
How can your church, small group, ministry, or church-plant to be more missional in identifying and developing community partnerships?
How can we move from client-provider relationships to more mutual, empowering relationships when serving vulnerable people like refugees, undocumented immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated?
How do churches pursuing the Justice of the Kingdom be culturally relevant to the poor and marginalized communities in their own backyard? And serve alongside them?
How does caring for the environment cultivate the peace of our cities?
What does reconciliation (with God and with each other) look like in your neighborhood/town/city?

Why do we need a Vineyard Justice Network?

Vineyard Justice Network (VJN) does not exist to promote a singular ministry, nor are we trying to start a non-profit for Vineyard USA. Instead, we're focusing on bringing together our Vineyard church pastors and leaders who are already tackling one of the three targeted areas of structural, systemic injustice: human trafficking, poverty, and the environment.

VJN offers a new space to have conversations that either aren't happening, are happening in isolation, or are sporadic. Within our movement, we so rarely even celebrate or highlight the significant justice work that is going on in our Vineyard churches. We recognize that it is essential for existing Vineyard pastors and leaders to shape the conversation with an "inside-out", rather than a "top-down" approach.

In particular, part of the leading edge of VJN points to the question: what does it look like and mean for the poor to lead the way in ending poverty? This can be reframed to: what does it look like and mean for the exploited to lead the way in ending exploitation, the trafficked to lead the way in ending trafficking, the homeless to lead the way to ending homelessness, the undocumented immigrant to lead the way in immigration reform?

Schedule

Friday, October 20

8 AM Registration Opens

8:30AM-12 PM | Lab Day in the Local Community

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 1

3:30-6 PM: Session 2

6:00-7:30 PM Dinner on your own

7:30-9:30 PM Session 3

Saturday, October 21

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:30 AM-10:45 AM Session 4

10:45 AM-12:15 PM practical workshops that will dive into the nuts and bolts

12:15-1:30 PM Lunch (provided on site)

1:30-2:45 PM: practical workshops that will dive into the nuts and bolts

2:45-4:00 PM Session 6

Speakers

coming soon

Workshop Facilitators


coming soon



Travel and Lodging

Airport

The closest airport is Yakima Air Terminal, about 4 miles away (10 minute drive) from the church. Alaska Airlines is the only airline option. McAllister Field, 2406 W Washington Ave B, Yakima, WA 98903

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 145 miles away, or a 2 hour drive. A car rental would most likely be necessary, but VJN is also planning on arranging some airport pick-up and drop-off shuttles.

Hotels

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Host Homes

Yakima Vineyard would also welcome the opportunity to place people in host homes. For more info, email dave[at]vineyardjusticenetwork[dot]org.



Scholarships

We have a limited number of travel scholarships available. If you'd like to apply, please send an email to contact[at]vineyardjusticenetwork[dot]org with the total cost of your travel budget, as well as the amount you're requesting.

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April 21, 2017 at 12:05 am

Vineyard Justice Network - VJN shared Vineyard USA's video.

Great resource just released from Vineyard Resources to help us have reconciling conversations.

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Vineyard USA

Do people in your congregation struggle to be like Jesus when they have challenging discussions on Facebook, in family gatherings, or in your church? Do you?

After many months of planning, HARD CONVERSATIONS has just been released by Vineyard Resources "for such a time as this" in our culture today - http://bit.ly/2pH64SV.

Written to be read by every person in your congregation, this 20 page short read will help each member of your church understand how we can reflect Jesus to one another – even as we face the difficult issues of our time.

Phil Strout, our National Director says, "There are a lot of different points of views on many subjects today. How do we have hard conversations with others, maintain integrity with our beliefs, and do so in a winsome way so we learn how to really listen to others? This takes coaching. Vineyard Resources has produced a very small booklet that will help us address how we have conversations about critical issues in today's world. I'm so proud of the folks there and this material they have created for us. I highly recommend this to you for training, for teaching, and for all of our growth."

Released today, copies are available today in bulk from Vineyard Resources – http://bit.ly/2pH64SV

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