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International Ministries

At Vineyard Columbus, we are committed to our whole church being engaged with the whole world, both locally and globally. Whether supporting long-term work and sending short-term teams around the world, or through serving international communities right here in Central Ohio, we are excited to be partnering with God in bringing his kingdom to the whole world. Read more below to see how you can get involved!

Local International Ministries

Immigrants and refugees to the Columbus area need our outreach and support. Our Local International Ministry provides opportunities for all of us to easily plug in and serve. You can engage with our international community through outreach events and ESL classes. Our desire is to love international friends in practical ways:

ESL

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are a ministry of Vineyard Columbus dedicated to equipping refugees and immigrants by providing teaching which increases their functional grasp of the English language in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Volunteer International Ministry Teams

Volunteer International Ministry (VIM) Teams are campus-specific and churchwide teams where you can serve with others in International Ministries. To help pray and care for missionaries, host campus events, organize international trips, and serve alongside others in all things international, click the link below.

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Other Volunteer Opportunities

Go to our VC Serve page to learn more ways to help our international friends.

  • Vineyard Free Health Clinic
  • Immigration Counseling Services
  • Vineyard Columbus Food Pantries  
  • Citizenship classes  
  • Developing practical skills  
  • Extending hospitality at Vineyard Columbus
  • Sharing our faith and core values
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Global International Ministries

Vineyard Columbus is excited to be supporting nearly 20 Vineyard individuals, families, and ministries engaging in long-term work in a dozen countries from Brazil to Indonesia. Over the next 12 months, we’ll also be sending a dozen trips to learn and serve around the globe, and are stirring vision, service and prayer for the work of the kingdom around the world - for more information, click the button below or get in touch.

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How to Pray

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Click each country/region/continent below to learn how to pray for that region.

Brazil

Central Asia/Caucasus/East Asia

Europe

Middle East

North & East Africa

International Ministry Trips

Over the next 12 months, we hope to send 12 groups of VC people on trips around the world to learn, serve, and gain God’s heart for the nations – the earth is the Lord and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it! (Psalm 24:1) See below for a list of upcoming trips and come travel with us! Any questions? Contact International Ministries.

Angola

May 8-22, 2024  
(closed)

This will be a multifaceted mission trip to a country that has yet to recover from the injustices of colonialization and a brutal twenty-seven year civil war. In spite of huge oil and diamond resources the majority of the population are subsistence farmers and live on about two dollars a day. Few have any access to healthcare. The first week will be spent in southern Angola. We’ll reside in the city of Lubango, visit CEML Hospital (ceml.org) and the remote Rio da Hulia Clinic, spend an afternoon in a huge open air market like you’ve never imagined, visit sites of agricultural development, participate in the exuberant worship of an Anglican church plant in Katchambuma and sight see at some geological wonders. Then we’ll fly via Mission Aviation Fellowship (mafangola.com) to the remote village of Cavango and the Clinica da Missao de Cavango for a week of cultural emersion and Kingdom ministry. We will serve in the hospital, pray for the sick, provide ministry to children, work in an ongoing agricultural project, be a blessing to missionary families and enjoy some awesome scenery. Questions? Email Dick Pope.

Cambodia

July 3–14, 2024
(Grandview Campus)    

We will take a 12 day trip to Cambodia with the primary task of connecting to the Asia's Hope orphan home that Vineyard Columbus supports. Asia’s Hope is widely recognized as an organization that provides effective solutions for kids who cannot be safely reunited with their families of origin, and so they enable kids to live in this home as a "forever family.” This means we get to spend time connecting with children who have been part of our home for years! We’ll spend time getting to know them, playing with and learning from them, and being an encouragement and a refreshment to the parents of the home. This trip is highly relational, and so much fun!

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Puerto Rico

Viña Students
June 15-23

Egypt

October 2024
November 2024

Brazil

November 17–30, 2024    

Primary objectives for this trip are missionary care for two VC-supported missionary families, to encourage the core members of the emerging churches, and help invite people into fellowship with the young churches. Activities might include sharing testimonies, preaching, praying, small group participation, ministry to people in their homes in outlying areas, and street meetings (prayer offered), English conversation hours. For more information, please visit the Xingu Mission home page.

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For additional information, please contact International Ministries.

International Ministries Events

ESL - Men's Conversation Hour
May
15
Jul
31
ESL - Men's Conversation Hour
Wednesday
May 15, 2024
 – 
Wednesday
Jul 31, 2024
10:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday and Friday for a dedicated time to practice engaging in conversation for English Language Learners in our community.

Serve at this event
ESL - Women's Conversation Hour
May
15
Jul
31
ESL - Women's Conversation Hour
Wednesday
May 15, 2024
 – 
Wednesday
Jul 31, 2024
10:00 am
 – 
11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday and Friday for a dedicated time to practice engaging in conversation for English Language Learners in our community.

Serve at this event
Cambodia 2024 International Ministry Trip
Jul
3
Jul
14
Cambodia 2024 International Ministry Trip
Wednesday
Jul 3, 2024
 – 
Sunday
Jul 14, 2024
9:00 am
 – 
3:00 pm

We will take a 12 day trip to Cambodia with the primary task of connecting to the Asia's Hope orphan home that Vineyard Columbus supports. Asia’s Hope is widely recognized as an organization that provides effective solutions for kids who cannot be safely reunited with their families of origin, and so they enable kids to live in this home as a "forever family”. This means we get to spend time connecting with children who have been part of our home for years! We’ll spend time getting to know them, playing with and learning from them, and being an encouragement and a refreshment to the parents of the home. This trip is highly relational, and so much fun!

Serve at this event
Brazil Ministry Trip
Nov
17
Nov
30
Brazil Ministry Trip
Sunday
Nov 17, 2024
 – 
Saturday
Nov 30, 2024
10:00 am
 – 
3:00 pm

Primary objectives for this trip are missionary care for two VC-supported missionary families, to encourage the core members of the emerging churches, and help invite people into fellowship with the young churches. Activities might include sharing testimonies, preaching, praying, small group participation, ministry to people in their homes in outlying areas, and street meetings (prayer offered), English conversation hours. For more information, please visit the Xingu Mission home page.

Serve at this event

Get Involved

We have many opportunities for you to be a part of our international ministry.

Third Wednesday Global Meetings

This is a great way to learn more about International Ministries. Every third Wednesday from 7-8:30pm we hear stories of Vineyard people around the world, pray for the nations and seek God to learn more about his desire to bless and make disciples of all nations. For more information contact us.

ESL Classes

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are a ministry of Vineyard Columbus dedicated to equipping refugees and immigrants by providing teaching which increases their functional grasp of the English language in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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International Ministry Trips

If you sense God inviting you to step out and travel on one of our upcoming trips, here is a list of upcoming possibilities.

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