Many of us associate sacred space with a religious site or a church, but in reality, it can be any place in which we encounter the Spirit of Jesus, any place that is set apart by and for the presence of God. A bush in the back side of the wilderness became a sacred space when it caught fire; its unusual flame attracted Moses to a missional encounter with YHWH. The muddy water of the Jordan River became a... more
Some reflections on what happens when the Church seeks first the Kingdom, on where the Vineyard has been, and where the Spirit is leading us. July 25, 2018, at Portage, the 2018 Vineyard Canada National Gathering, in Montréal.
Jesus gave me a gift today.
A beautiful gift.
I met Kareem.
It's certainly been a full week and a bit. Certainly blew me out of any social media presence as I've been pretty focused on serving with our amazing team of Vineyardites who were the blood and guts in pulling off our Canadian #VTribe National Celebration here in Montreal. Amazing time. My people. My home. Much to unpack about that later, and... more
Starting Date: October 2018
Vineyard Brussels in a growing international church of the Vineyard movement located in Brussels, Belgium. With a congregation of about 400 members from over 50 nationalities, and a newly purchased facility in the heart of the « European Capital », we are looking for an experienced senior pastor who senses the call of God to lead this church forward in this challenging... more
We find ourselves in a time of social and cultural upheaval, where "hidden things are coming to light" and movements like #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, #IdleNoMore and LGBTQ equality are challenging traditional power structures and ways of thinking. In such seasons, it is easy to polarize along lines of "us and them" and treat people with different views as adversaries. Unfortunately, churches sometimes... more
This past weekend, Vineyard Montreal completed hosting the second module (of five) in the School of Mercy and Justice. Since this is the pilot year for this school, we didn't quite know what to expect. I am happy to report that thus far it has been a rich learning experience for all involved. The school's content encourages people to explore their own spiritual journey and, in doing so, become better... more
Well it certainly has been quite the journey these last several years since Anita and I stepped into the National Director role for the Canadian #VTribe.
Moving through a national repositioning in 2015 which we identified as "From Silos To Integration," we tackled what it meant to be a people "Dwelling In The Borderlands" in '16. Upon much reflection, sifting through prophetic nudges coast to coast and... more
Here are the video sessions from METANOIA WEST! (OCT 12-14, Langley BC)
Metanoia means to think again. In these sessions we explore what it means that "Health Begets Health".
For a variety of reasons, only the teaching portion of the sessions is available.
Session 1 of 4 | David and Anita Ruis
A message from Noel Issacs, Director of the Vineyard Himalayas...
Join us for the annual Prayer and Worship Summit in Edmonton!