The Vineyard Genetic Code

500px-Vineyard_USA.svgLocal church based missions is part of the genetic code of the Vineyard. John Wimber, its founder, always said that equipping of the Saints is crucial and that “Everyone gets to play!” – meaning simply that in the church every member has something to offer. At a Vineyard pastor’s conference in September 1992, Wimber taught on 10 areas of ministry that were essential to any Vineyard church, which he called the “Vineyard Genetic Code.” This Code includes common denominators that identify the Vineyard as a family. Among these is a commitment to missions and church planting at home and the world abroad.

A Partnership Model

hands2The Vineyard uses U.S. based partnerships to further missions. A partnership is a group of churches that voluntarily come together and choose a particular target area to focus in. No church is expected to go it alone! Together, along with the people living in the target areas, they develop a strategic plan and carry out the vision. Partnerships make cross-cultural and trans-local missions available to churches of all sizes. In partnership, the total burden does not fall on one church and the work in the targeted area does not fluctuate with the life of a single church. In addition, new opportunities for fellowship and friendships are available among the partners. As the African proverb says, “If you want to go fast – go alone. If you want to go far – go together.”

The Vineyard Church of Conroe has partnered with the Vineyard Nicaraguan Partnership . We send groups down throughout the year to assist Nicaraguan church planters, as well as partner with local ministries to serve. Preston and Carrie Kolb were sent out from our community in the summer of 2011 to serve in Nicaragua.

Contact Brian Fox to learn more about how you can be involved!


Since 2002, Vineyard Missions USA has served as the missions arm of the Vineyard, A Community of Churches. Each of the more than 550 churches belonging to the Vineyard USA community is an independent local congregation and has full autonomy, with responsibility for its own decisions, including its missional efforts.