Vineyard Columbus Church Planting Training Tracks

Vineyard Columbus follows the National Vineyard Church Planting team’s four step process and has also created specific opportunities for prospective planters to accomplish these steps. There are four tracks that a person may take to partner with us in The 20in10 Initiative.” Through these tracks, we will seek to identify leaders, shape and nurture the Vineyard DNA in prospective planters, facilitate leadership development, and offer practical instruction for each step of the planting process. The four tracks are:

1.  The Church Residency Program 

A one year program that meets at Vineyard Columbus one weekend each month. These sessions focus on formation, vision, evangelism, and practical church planting issues. This track is great for those who live in Columbus or reside out of town but able to travel to Columbus for one weekend a month. 

For more information about the Residency Program, click here

2.  Church Planting Boot Camp

The Church Planting Boot Camp part of the Vineyard Institute (VI) mentoring program and has been specifically designed to identify and nurture the skills necessary to be a church planter or be part of the a core leadership team. Due to the magnitude of The 20in10 Initiative,” the design of the CPBC mentoring sessions is to offer each VI student an honest appraisal of her/his aptitude for church planting. This track is available for those living in the Columbus area.

Each Boot Camp quarter provides training, assessment, and mentoring opportunities. Each quarter, students are given practical opportunities to think through and act on the essentials of the Gospel, preach, share their faith, and develop the leadership skills needed to plant a church. 

A major component of each mentoring quarter is to provide both practical opportunities to hone our church planting skills. These sessions also provide a safe context for constructive evaluation from mentors and classmates. Through the evaluation process, the mentors will be able to address how you might best serve in a church plant.

For more information about the Vineyard Institute, click here.

3.  Campus Internships

Internships offer an opportunity to join the extension ministry of Vineyard Columbus by supporting our campuses and our campus pastors. In this context, potential planters will be able to sharpen their church planting skills. This track is available for those living in the Columbus area.

4.  Staff Opportunities 

These positions are limited, but are designed for persons with seminary training and ministry experience who will be able to contribute to the ministry of Vineyard Columbus while also receiving extensive training and mentoring. If available, these opportunities will be posted on the Vineyard Columbus Job Opportunities page. This track would require a move to Columbus.