There was a time when James Brown could sing, “This is a man’s world…”, and be right. But today things are different. It’s now a lot less clear just how to be a man in this new world. Things like the toxic masculinity debate, movements...

At the risk of being too simple, I’d say successful church planting boils down to being the right person in the right place following God’s Spirit at the right time. Yet surprisingly the essential dimension of the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit is...

I came across a story about a mother whose child was having trouble falling asleep in the dark. Trying to be a comfort she said, “Oh honey, there’s nothing to fear in the dark and besides, the angels are near you.” To which the child...

If you’re a leader stress comes with the territory. I remember a time I was so used to pressure that I treated it as if it was my normal state of being not realizing just how much it was messing with my ability to lead....

Wimber’s Vision Wanting to bring perspective, balance and guidance to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Toronto in the mid-90’s, John Wimber prayed: “Lord, what do you want me to bring in the way of direction to this whole thing? As the leader of...

An observation As Empowered Evangelicals, is the Vineyard becoming more evangelical than empowered? Some point to what they see as a gradual drift away from classic Vineyard Holy Spirit ministry. Maintaining a message of power with little practice of it. Personally I don’t think so. Some of...

In my last post (Worship, Presence & Power) I rehashed the story of the Vineyard beginnings and how our founders unexpectedly began experiencing God’s presence and power as they engaged in what has now become the trademark of the Vineyard - intimate worship. Carol Wong, John...

It’s an often-overlooked detail that power ministry in the Vineyard was not the result of a group of people deliberating pursuing healing or spiritual gifts, or power evangelism or even a fresh outpouring of the Spirit. It was actually a rather unintentional thing. To hear...

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke...