Starting with Church

During our first Forge weekend in January, a statement was made that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about: We have a hard time stopping starting with church. Out of context, it’s a bit confusing, so let me fill it out a bit. Last week I wrote about one of the...

What We Are Dreaming

This was originally published over at DublinChurchPlant.com in 2012. Thought it might be helpful to repost. As we have spent time over the past 2 years dreaming about this new community and what it will look like, some key themes have risen to the top. This section...

Carrots and Sticks

Over on our family blog (TheWilsonsInDublin.com), I’ve started a  series of posts explaining how we got from Ithaca to Ireland. In one of last week’s posts I talked a bit about a very difficult time our family went through from 2007 to 2009. In recounting...

A Couple Thoughts on Transformation

What is our goal? Whether we are talking about our Sunday service, our kinships, or really anything we do as a church, when we get to the question of, “what are we hoping to see happen out of this?” it always comes down to transformation. Will what we do,...

Week of Prayer & Fasting @ the Vineyard

If you’ve been at the Vineyard over the past couple of Sundays, then you’ve probably heard that we are taking this next week as a week of prayer & fasting.  While we’re sure some of you have had some experience with prayer & fasting in the...