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VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities

Vineyard Justice Network

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual   more info 2d 5h 52m $80.00 $5.39
Student Rate
You may select this rate if you are currently enrolled in a degree program. Saturday breakfast and lunch included.
2d 3h 52m $45.00 $3.47
At the Door 3d 8h 22m $80.00 $5.39
One Day 3d 12h 52m $40.00 $3.19
Childcare - $30 per child, per day 5h 22m $30.00 $2.64

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

A Forum on Seeking the Peace of Our Cities

How is God calling you and your church to serve the poor? Are your engaging your head, heart, and handsDoes 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.

For 2 days, we'll worship together and learn with key Vineyard leaders like David Ruis, Tri Robinson, Rose Madrid-Swetman, Rich Nathan, and Cheryl and Lance Pittluck. They, along with other leaders like Robb Morgan, Noni Farrelly (UK), Beth Wood (Canada), and local city council and community organizations will help us connect our lives of worship with a Kingdom approach to key issues of community partnerships, immigration and refugees, racial reconciliation, ending poverty, and tending creation.

Together, we will reflect on the "liturgies" of our towns, neighborhoods, and cities, and we'll lean in on how being "naturally supernatural" makes all the difference in doing justice for the long haul. We must cultivate our spiritual practices, as they will make or break our ability to truly love ourselves, our neighbors, and our cities. Together, we will cry out to Jesus: "Lord, have mercy on us, who are sinners."

HEAD  Come to the VJN 2017 FORUM to get the resources you need to both a deepen and 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.  

HEART   We want to do this first and foremost as Kingdom witnesses for the sake of our King Jesus. We want to demonstrate how our personal experience of God's mercy leads us to demonstrate God's justice, and this creates relationships where it may seem impossible and unjust systems and structures can be healed.  David Ruis and Vineyard Canada have been helping to shape the conversation with more of an eye towards the state of the “Vineyard-activist soul,” as well as the spiritual practices that leaders must cultivate in order to attend first to the leading and in-filling of the Holy Spirit, lest we commit injustices wherever we might want to sow peace.

HANDS  We'll highlight how we want to approach some key areas through the lens of Kingdom-formation and worship: community partnerships, refugee and immigration engagement, ending poverty, racial reconciliation, and tending creation.

  • 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?


Pre-Conference Events - optional

Thursday, October 19    

7-9pm dinner and worship with Vineyard Canada

THURSDAY DINNER
For anyone who comes into town Thursday night, David Ruis and the Canadians are hosting an informal dinner and worship gathering. Cost is $10 at the door.

Friday, October 20

8:30AM-12 PM | Lab /Immersion Experience in the Local Community 

FRIDAY LAB/IMMERSION EXPERIENCE
We'd love to have you join us for an "immersion experience" from 8:30am-12pm on the Friday morning before the conference begins. Folks will have an opportunity to visit a Vineyard community center(Sunrise Outreach Center), meet with local city officials and community leaders, participate in a "prayer tour" of Yakima, and serve a home for survivors of trafficking or serve in a food pantry.

Schedule

Friday, October 20

Registration 12-1:30pm

1:30-3:10 PM: Session 1:The Liturgy of Our Lives, The Liturgy of Our Cities David Ruis

3:20-4:45 PM: Session 2: Immigration and Refugee Engagement Rich Nathan

4:55-6:00 PM: Workshops that will dive into the nuts and bolts

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

7:30-9:30 PM Session 3: Lifelong Journeys of Mercy and Justice A Conversation with Lance Pittluck, Rich Nathan, and Tri Robinson

Saturday, October 21

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM-10:45 AM Session 4: Becoming a Reconciling Church Panel

10:45 AM-12:15 PM Session 5: Mutual Community Partnerships and Mobilization Panel

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

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

2:45-4:00 PM Session 6: Disrupting the Evangelical Staus Quo Tri Robinson

Speakers

David Ruis national director, Vineyard Canada

Cheryl Pittluck social justice pastor, Vineyard Anaheim 

Rich Nathan senior pastor, Vineyard Columbus

Kathy Maskell pastor of discipleship, Blue Route Vineyard

Rose Swetman Vineyard NW regional leader

Tri Robinson founding pastor, Boise Vineyard + founder, i61 Ministries

Lance Pittluck lead pastor, Vineyard Anaheim

Dave Hanson pastor, Yakima Vineyard 

Robb Morgan pastor, Delaware City Vineyard

Beth Wood national coordinator, Vineyard Canada

 more to come...

Workshops

Beth Wood, Vineyard School of Justice, Canada: 8 essential movements to create "Justice Flow" in your community. 

Deniz Perez, Quinnipiac Law School: how to host a "know your rights" workshop for undocumented immigrants

Robb Morgan, Delaware City Vineyard, Ohio: community partnerships 101

Terra Montford, i61 ministries

Lance Pittluck, Anaheim Vineyard: spiritual formation for the long haul

Terri Hasdorff, Convoy of Hope: the "secret" of empowering women, disaster relief

Noni Farrelly, GrowBaby, UK: how supporting new moms can transform a neighborhood 

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

Tri-Cities Airport (PAS) in Pasco, Washington, is 83 miles away, or 1-hour and 15-minute drive. A car rental would most likely be necessary, but VJN is also planning on arranging some airport pick-up and drop-off shuttles.

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

Hilton Garden Inn $134/night 2 1/2 blocks from the church

Hotel Maison $174/night  2 1/2 blocks from the church, free breakfast

Red Lion Hotel $74/night 6 blocks from the church, free Yakima airport shuttle

Howard Johnson Hotel $80/night special rate, mention "vineyard justice network" when booking 7 blocks from the church, free breakfast and wifi

 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.

The Vineyard USA Ethnic Diversity Working Team is also offering separate scholarships for Vineyard pastors and leaders of color. To apply, click here

 

FAQs

 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event would be appropriate for 12+. Childcare is offered for infants-5th grade.

What's the refund policy?

You can receive a full refund, minus Eventbrite processing fees, until October 5. After that, we will not be able to issue refunds.

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?

 

 

Have questions about VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities? Contact Vineyard Justice Network
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Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Yakima
221 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Yakima, WA 98901

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)


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Vineyard Justice Network

 

 THE VINEYARD JUSTICE NETWORK EXISTS TO EMPOWER VINEYARD PASTORS AND LEADERS TO PURSUE AND ENACT THE JUSTICE OF GOD’S KINGDOM.VJN WILL EQUIP YOU BY CONNECTING THE WORK OF HEART, HEAD, AND HANDS WITH KEY ISSUES OF STRUCTURAL INJUSTICE AND LEADERSHIP.

VJN IS DEDICATED TO SHOWCASING THE WORK OF VINEYARD CHURCHES AS THEY CONFRONT INJUSTICE, CREATE SOLUTIONS, AND SHARE THEIR STRUGGLES.

 

 VJN PROFILES VOICES FROM THE FRONT LINES, WRITES BOOK REVIEWS, AND OFFERS TRAININGS TO KEEP THE VJN COMMUNITY ON TOP OF CURRENT RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.

 

We offer holistic wisdom to all our churches, along with many easily-accessed resources for getting started and growing with a missional, kingdom-centered approach. OUR NETWORK ALREADY SPANS VINEYARD CHURCHES ACROSS 32 STATES, IN EVERY REGION. WE’RE ALSO ENGAGED WITH SISTER NETWORKS IN VINEYARD CANADA, UK&IRELAND, AND VINEYARD NORDIC.

The VJN Steering Committee is currently led by Dave Hanson, Kathy Maskell, and Cheryl Pittluck. 

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