Vineyard Christian Fellowship is a small church replant in DeKalb, IL is seeking donations to send our leadership team and their families to our National Conference, "ALL IN" in Anaheim, California. The Vineyard hosts this conference every two years and this year's retreat is going to be one of the most exciting gatherings we've ever had together. It's geared towards leaders and their families.
The Vineyard Movement: All In - July 15 - July 18, 2013 is a call to see the Vineyard movement become an "all in community" for the kingdom of God. Reaching the hearts of 21st century people will take everything we've got, with no holding back.
FOR VINEYARD KIDS: This is a conference you won’t want your kids to miss! Our goal is to create an environment where our kids can encounter God. They will be challenged in creative and active ways to take their relationship with God to the next level, whether they are just starting out being a forever friend with Jesus or have been following him for years. As they experience being a part of the larger Vineyard family, they will have the chance to build relationships with other leaders, receive the affirmation that they are valuable, not only to God and their families, but to the Vineyard movement, and will have lots of fun, too! This is the time to invest in the younger generation.
FOR VINEYARD YOUTH: Have you ever heard someone tell a story and then say, "You had to be there!" Well this conference is one of those moments. You don't want to miss it. God is going to start something, and trust me, you want to be there! This is more than just another youth conference. It's more than a meeting, more than some music, and more than the teachings. This is a statement-that teens of the Vineyard are rising up. This is a launching point - God is going to ignite your faith, your call, and your boldness. And this is an historic moment - in the years to come, people will look back at this moment in their lives and say, "This is where it all started for me!"
Although each of us can contribute indidvidually, we would like to be able to fundraise as much of the trip as possible through outside sources, in order to prevent hardships to the team and their families. As a church replant, this conference is crucial to our team-building efforts and the momentum of our church. We appreciate any donation that you can make towards this trip, which will provide training, encouragement and some fun for our key leaders and their children. There will be 8 adults and 5 pre-teens/teens traveling together and the cost per person for airfare, lodging and the conference is approximately $800. We appreciate you and thank you in advance for any size donation that you can give on our behalf.
All donations are tax-deductible, as defined by law.