"Being the Best Church FOR the Community"
Fellow Pastors & Leaders
Join us for a time of uplifting fellowship and training at our upcoming Pastor Seminar! Guest Speaker, Pastor Doug Roe of the Dayton Vineyard Church, will be sharing his valuable experience how to be the best church for the community.
Register on Eventbrite using the link below or call our office at 727-536-2273. If you RSVP, the cost is only $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Additional staff members receive a discount: $20 for additional staff. $30 at the door.
You won't want to miss the engaging tool and tested wisdom you will gain!
Pastor Doug Roe, Guest Speaker
As a teen, Doug Roe found Christ and was looking to be of a part of a church that was doing what Jesus did. In the 1980s, he was introduced to the ministry of John Wimber and the Vineyard Church movement. Doug and his wife Marcie, found the church they had been looking for the moment they walked into the Vineyard Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Doug, who always desired a role in church leadership, would join the staff of The Cincinnati Vineyard, leaving his job in corporate America. It was during that time Doug would meet Scott Sliver, a worship leader and a small businessman. Becoming friends, the duo would learn they shared a unique dream: to see a church like the Vineyard in Dayton.
Doug founded what is now the 1,500 member Dayton Vineyard in 1990. Through his efforts, 5 other Vineyard churches have been planted in the area.
From their inception, they began to feed the poor and now are largest food provider in the area. They are currently feeding over 1,000 families monthly and supply 4 other food pantries in the area.
They began a Life Enrichment Center that serves the greater Dayton area. It is now self-sustaining and on it's own but partners with other Vineyards. The Center Serves the community through:
Service and kindness evangelism
The Lord has used Doug to raise up the Vineyard Church to outwardly focused and participate as "lifestyle acts of kindness." A significant portion of the Dayton Vineyards budget is committed to community outreach. For example, they recently did 20 egg hunts in 20 different parks throughout greater Dayton. Doug is implementing an adopt-a-neighbor program for the entire church.
"(It) is not about becoming the best church in the community...(it's about becoming) the best church for the community..." --Eric Swanson