KINGDOM LIVING: Global

Global Missions: Here at Vineyard Gilbert we have a heart to see God’s Kingdom expanded in the regions and nations of the world. It is not merely a slogan. It requires major amounts of time, energy and money on an annual basis. It is our way of being involved in kingdom ministry across the street, and around the world.
 
In November of each year, we have a Heart for the Nations campaign, during which we raise finances for the support of these partners.

Vineyard Chilean Partnership

Vineyard Gilbert is part of the Vineyard Mission Partnership for Chile*. Our partnership is focused on assisting and resourcing Vineyard pastors, leaders, and churches in Chile in the areas of leadership, ministry, pastoral care, and church planting. One of the primary ways we partner together and deepen relationship with our Chilean friends is through short-term ministry trips.
 
Currently the Vineyard in Chile consists of 15 established churches and several church plants. The Chilean Vineyards are scheduled to be released to form their own Association of Vineyard Churches at the end of April, 2018. 
 
*(In the Vineyard we are committed to local church based mission and one of the ways this manifests itself is in the formation of mission partnerships wherein several Vineyard churches in the US form a partnership to work with and alongside Vineyard leaders in another nation).
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Himalayan Region Vineyard Churches

We partner with several Vineyard churches (mostly from Vineyard Canada) for church planting, education and training, leadership development and various other ministries, such as rescuing children at risk in the villages of the Himalayan mountains. Here at VCC, we now have five young people in the Kathmandu, Nepal Vineyard church that we support and educate on a monthly basis. Ministry trips to the Himalayan region are quite involved, but for those who qualify, it is a life changing experience.

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Children of the Himalayas

We are partnering with the churches of the Himalaya Region Vineyards to help some young children have an opportunity for an education and a better future. This is a long term project that is so rewarding and an opportunity for everyone to be involved. We believe this effort touches the heart of the Father in a special way, as we love and care for his children.

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Terry and Darlene Wildman (Rain Ministries)

Terry and Darlene currently live near Traverse City Michigan and pastor the Northport Indian Church in Leelanau County.

As RainSong Terry and Darlene travel North America and abroad, teaching, storytelling, sharing their music at First Nations gatherings, on Reservations, and also at Churches and Conferences.

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David and Fiona Killough (Overland Missions)

David and Fiona Killough work as missionaries with Overland Missions, and are based out of Angola South Africa. Overland Missions exists to take the Gospel of Christ to the most remote and forgotten places on earth. They identify these regions and begin the process to spread the good news of Christ until the Gospel has reached its full effect. This means not just sending a team of missionaries over to preach the Word, but deploying a measurable, accountable and effective strategy to empower the local believers to carry on the mission of spreading the Gospel among them in a sustainable way.
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Rick and Fran Love (Peace Catalyst)

Rick Love is the president of Peace Catalyst International, which organizes loving initiatives that create safe spaces and foster authentic relationships between Christians and Muslims. They also partner with Muslims to seek the peace of the city (Jeremiah 29:7), engaging with different sectors of society (e.g., government, education, NGOs, law enforcement, media, arts and entertainment, business) for the flourishing of our cities.
 
They affirm a distinctively Jesus-centered approach to peacemaking. They strive to imitate him, follow his teachings and demonstrate his love, while also learning from academics and practitioners of diverse perspectives.
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Missionaries with Frontiers Missions

Frontiers is an international organization, recruiting, sending and serving teams of ordinary people for long-term service to the communities of the Muslim world. Their members serve in businesses, community development, and other service capacities to help provide resources and knowledge through love and respect to those who are in need.
 
Vineyard Gilbert supports a number of missionaries with Frontiers, who serve in different capacities.
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Nathaniel Dunigan (AidChild)

Aidchild was founded by Nathaniel Dunigan. Dunigan first visited Uganda when he was Deputy Director of the Office of the Governor in Tucson, Arizona. A one-month assignment as a volunteer HIV-prevention educator had taken him to Africa where he met many children who were suffering and dying. On his return to the US, he resolved to make a difference, and completed a feasibility study for his Aidchild concept. At the age of 26, he resigned from his job, sold his car and belongings, and moved to Uganda. He had an initial budget of just $3,500. Two years later, Aidchild was chosen by the Ugandan and American governments as a model of pediatric HIV/AIDS care for the entire continent of Africa. A second center was created just after that, as was a treatment laboratory that has served the needs of more than 3,000 children and adults living with AIDS. Visit the website for AidChild