1200 links to Christian Resources
Katherine Walden of Harvest has maintained these links for years and now offers it to us. Look through the many categories -- you should find many things of interest here.
Our closest neighboring Vineyard church, Avenue Vineyard, just 8 kilometres directly west of us, now has their own website. Check them out!
BUY GARY BEST'S BOOK!!
"Naturally Supernatural" by Gary Best was published at the end of 2005. This excellent work, at the very heart beat of the Vineyard movement, can be purchased through this site. Click on this link.
Tired of reading news with an anti-Christian bias? Then why not click on to this link and get some biblical, faith-filled perspective from some great Christian writers and journalists around the country!
"The harvest is plentiful -- it's also broken!" says Ken Dyck, author of Freedom Session. This realistic assessment calls for a powerful and effective approach to discipleship that also involves deep healing for the inner man. Freedom Session is proving to be that tool for us. The sessions run from September to June, and not only provide good teaching but also a deep sense of belonging through a weekly small group ministry that has a clear and penetrating purpose. Freedom Session produces people who are fit to live with, and people who are fit to become leaders in the church and society.
I LIFT MY EYES WEB MINISTRIES
This website, maintained by our own Katherine Walden, is like visiting a library. It contains several hundred pages of helpful resources amassed over the years, plus several hundred excellent links to other sites.
Harvest Vineyard has sent teams to work with Iris Ministries in Maputo, Mozambique twice now, so we have a vested interest in this vibrant ministry.
NATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER
We strongly support having a house of prayer in our nation's capital, and a few of us have been there to pray.
Off The Map
This is by far and away one of the best resources for postmodern evangelism that we've seen. They embrace an approach called OA, which stands for Ordinary Attempts, another way of saying, "Evangelism for Dummies." It is fresh, innovative, outside the box stuff. Enter here and subscribe to their free newsletter.
Old Strathcona Vineyard
Old Strathcona Vineyard, planted in 1995 out of Harvest Vineyard, now has their own website. Check it out!
The three Vineyard congregations in Edmonton are one legal entity incorporated under the name "Vineyard Christian Fellowships of Edmonton." We share a common office, administrator, bookkeeper, accountant, equipment and resources. We hold joint staff meetings once a month, celebrate Christmas together, hold some joint services, and send all of our paid staff on an annual retreat each spring to Banff National Park.
RESOURCES FOR THE DISABLED
An excellent starting point to find positive resources and support for disabled persons and their loved ones.
Serenity Funeral Service Society
Harvest Vineyard is a founding member of Serenity Funeral Service Society, a non-profit business which is owned and operated by scores of Edmonton churches. This society was formed to drive down the rapidly escalating costs of funeral services and the effects are now apparent in the marketplace. Any family that attends one of the Edmonton Vineyard churches will receive a significant discount on their funeral arrangements. Serenity's Mission Statement reads: "To provide compassionate Christian service with dignity while offering affordable prices on a non-profit basis by using the local church." Click on their link for more information.
Theological Education in the Vineyard
In the summer of 2004, the theological task force of Vineyard Churches Canada developed a plan for theological mentoring called THOUGHTWORKS. The initial vision, a slide presentation, the entire curriculum, and a schedule for weekend theollogical intensive courses can now be found on a new website exclusively devoted to THOUGHTWORKS. To access that website, please click on the link below where it says, "Go there".
THEOPHOSTIC PRAYER MINISTRY
Dr. Ed Smith has produced some excellent resources for training people to facilitate healing in the lives of others through a prayer ministry that enables the recipient to hear truth from the Lord. As Jesus says, "You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free!"
Vineyard Bible Institute
An abundance of excellent courses are available through this website. A special attraction here is the Vineyard emphasis on Kingdom of God theology.
Vineyard Churches Canada Website
The Vineyard Churches Canada website is intended to help foster and develop communication, relationship and faith among the Vineyards in Canada. Join the Online Community, create your own Passion Profile, browse the articles and resources, and look through the different ministry sections.