Our Ministry Vision, Goals, and Roles

Developing our leaders is an important part of our ministry.  In this module you will learn about our Vineyard H20 Ministry vision, goals, and roles.  It's important for us to understand the foundation as we build a stronger ministry.

H20 Ministry Vision

At Vineyard we believe every member is a minister.

Our Vision provides a framework for and guides everything else we do, and building the skills and talents of our leaders is important to the success of our ministry.  

One of the top things when asking parents what they want to see happen in the lives of their children is for them to feel loved and accepted by others. We do this by offering students an opportunity to experience and practice the love of God.   We strive to make this a place that students can call their own, and where they want to invite their friends to come.

We want to help students engaged passionately in a relationship with God.

We accomplish this through setting clear goals.  Our Goals allow us to clearly measure the success of what we do and how we do it.  In the next section You will learn about our Ministry Goals.

H20 Ministry Goals

The Five E's and our Goals

Our ministry goals provide a clear picture of what success looks like.   They are driven by our vision and the five E's of our Vineyard ministry. 

The Five E's are:

  • Exalting
  • Equipping
  • Encouraging
  • Evangelism
  • Empowering

The next few pages will introduce you to each goal that aligns to one of the five E's.

Exalting

We will bridge the gap between children’s worship and Young adult style.

We will do this by:

  1. Working with Jessica and process through what interactive worship looks like.
  2. Including more JH students in worship.
  3. Teaching a series that mirrors main service yearly worship focus.
  4. Having some youth worship nights JH specific.
  5. Recruiting, train and develop new worship leaders and sound volunteers.

Equipping

We will Increase first serve opportunities  

We will accomplish this by

  1. Promoting Harvester’s events to middle school students.
  2. Continuing to develop swap events.
  3. Creating service opportunities based on students sparks.
  4. Creating a student led service team that can lead and organize service projects.
  5. Organizing and lead a missions trip.
  6. Tracking students that are serving in our sparks program with a great degree of accuracy. 

Encouraging

We will increase the numbers of students and leaders in our sparks program.

We will accomplish this by:

  1. Continue to pour into core leadership team and tweak and develop a solid structure.
  2. Report and track a system of success metrics and openly promote this program to parents. (baptisms, mentorship placements and spark assessments, God stories)
  3. Create more incentives to bring friends and come.(spark outreach event nights)
  4. Communication of Sparks programming to parents via parent meeting (August) and video promotions
  5. Spark program and school partnerships. Establishing a point person in each local middle school where we have a sponsor of our program.
  6. Church wide communications and church body buy in to our program.
  7. Recruit 12 new student mentors.

Evangelism

Goal #1: We will increase weekend attendance and event totals as well as decisions to follow Jesus and baptisms

We will accomplish this by:

  1. Developing a guys Middle school group. (Similar to Girls for God)
  2. Building a community at our weekend services.
  3. Creating 5 large JH events
    1. Wiffle ball tourney and Saturday night mini events
    2. Flag Football tourney
    3. Muckfest
    4. The amazing race
    5. Mission Impossible
  4. Doing a better job in promotions. (what if all of our church were promoting youth ministry?)
  5. Partnering sports programs with youth group.
  6. Working with Tim Rupp (Intern and Saturday night director) on rebuilding Saturday night structure.
  7. Working with the Sunday night director on rebuilding Sunday night structure.

Goal #2: We will see students come to know Jesus and be baptized.

We will accomplish this by:

  1. Create outreach events and weekend service programming with opportunities to accept Jesus.
  2. Sync yearly curriculum with children’s ministry with baptism focuses.
  3. Have 2 large opportunities for baptism at Summer Camp and a fall event.

Empowering

We will see an E thread developed into our Sparks program and an atmosphere of Middle School students that are praying for each other. 

We will accomplish this by:

  1. Have an empowering style small group on Wednesday nights in 2016. 
  2. To develop a Middle School prayer team.
  3. Teach lessons on prayer including 5 step prayer model.

Middle School Leadership Development

We will recruit, train, and develop our leadership team.

We will accomplish this by:

  1.  Specific youth leadership training sessions.
    • Communication to teenagers
    • Minding our ministry ( The why’s of framework )
    • Planning goal setting
    • Leading well
    • How to lead a small group
    • Diving into our structure
  2. Set up ARTAFFER queues within CCB to manage
  3. Create a visual recognition board for our students and leaders

H20 Roles

Our Ministry Roles

1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 18

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 

In the Vineyard H20 Ministry we have 4 Roles.  Each of these roles is important to our success.  

  • Games Leaders    
  • Greeters/ cafe    
  • Relationship builders    
  • Teachers

The next few pages describe each role in detail.

Games Leader

The Games Leader is responsible for developing and facilitating, or delegating facilitation of,  games for Weekend and Wednesday services.  Prior to each service the Games Leader should have the game prepared and instructions documented.

Greeters and Cafe Workers

Greeters are responsible for welcoming students to H20, helping them Check-In at the Check-In Stations, and encouraging them to complete the Question of the Day for each service.  They should be positioned either outside the Venue doors by the Check-In Stations, or just inside the doors.

Cafe Workers responsible for ensuring the cafe is opened 10 minutes before service starts and closed 10 minutes after service ends, and selling items from the cafe to students.   While the Cafe is opened they are responsible for the items and money bag in the cafe.  Unauthorized individuals should not be behind the cafe counter while it is open.

Relationship Builders

Relationship Builders are responsible for greeting and getting to know students, encouraging them to seek out their spark and build relationships. Individuals in this role are encouraged to attend youth events, extra curricular activities and be a role model or mentor in the lives of our students.

Teachers

Teachers are responsible for teaching the message at weekend or wednesday services.  Teachers should have their lesson prepared and practiced before their scheduled service time.  In the event they cannot attend they are responsible for finding a replacement with enough time for another individual to prepare and practice the lesson before the service.

Conclusion

Next Steps

This concludes this module.  Thank you for completing this module on our ministry vision, goals, and roles.  

In the class session to come you will have an opportunity to ask questions and talk about how you can and will contribute to our goals and vision.