Doing The Stuff - Season 2
"Without His presence we have no power, without proclamation we make no difference and without practicality we never get traction."
This little statement has helped me understand why these three things are so important to the Vineyard. As a part of our Equipping the Saints series we will gather in January 2014 to be refreshed and empowered. The "Holy Spirit" will be the focus of this gathering and I hope you will be able to join us.
Phil Strout, VUSA National Director
When: January 22, 7 PM - January 25, 12 PM, 2014
Where: The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois: Urbana Campus (Urbana, IL)
Cost: $80 /person (+ $7 service fee)
$100 / person at the door.
Phil Strout is a gifted leader and communicator in the 21st century church. He brings over thirty-five years of experience in the areas of church planting and cross-cultural missions. Referred to as a “quintessential practitioner” for his work in Latin America and globally, Phil is not afraid to think outside the box and challenges others to do the same. Phil is a leadership coach as well as the author of God’s Relentless Pursuit: Discovering God’s Heart for Humanity.
For several years, Phil has served in the Vineyard on the board of Vineyard USA, as a Regional Leader, and as the Senior Pastor of Pathway Vineyard Church, a multisite church based in Lewiston, Maine. As the new National Director of Vineyard USA, an association of over 500 churches nationwide, Phil brings his non-hyped, down-to-earth, passionately authentic spirit and vision to leading the Vineyard Movement in its divine assignment.
For over 30 years Dianne has partnered with her husband Happy in leading the Vineyard Church of Champaign-Urbana, IL. After receiving her Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois, Dianne’s goal was to be a university professor. However, a radical encounter with the Holy Spirit turned her life upside down and she instead raised five children while preaching, leading and teaching as part of the Vineyard pastoral team. Dianne’s passions include Jesus (of course!), reading lots of books, walking with Hap, eating chocolate, drinking Starbucks, watching a good romantic comedy… and being an indulgent grandma. Dianne is the Spiritual Renewal leader for Vineyard USA and has a deep desire to see men and women join together in reaching the unreached in the power of the Spirit.
Robby and his wife Angie have 6 boys. He is a fifth generation pastor who was born to missionary parents in Japan. Robby had served as a youth pastor for 12 years for churches between 50 to12,000 members before he and Angie planted a Vineyard church in the downtown area of Aurora, Illinois (Chicago area) 14 years ago. Their church has many gang members, drug addicts, prostitutes and just simply down and outers as well as middle class. Yet God has shown up to powerfully change these people’s lives through this pastor and church. 70 % of their church came to Christ at their church and 60% of that through Power encounters (Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance or ministry of God’s manifest presence). The mayor of Aurora along with it's chief of police recently bestowed upon Robby and the Vineyard an acknowledgment that he and his Vineyard church have made a significant difference in Aurora's crime rate reduction. Robby also ministers extensively as an itinerate minister (in the U.S. and in over 30 countries) equipping churches in Power Evangelism. He was most recently featured in the movie "Furious Love" in 2010 and will be featured in another film to be released in 2012 called “Father of Light”.