Christian Weber: Vineyard Events - Embracing Behind The Scenes Ministry

Episode 42 October 19, 2022 01:23:03
Christian Weber: Vineyard Events - Embracing Behind The Scenes Ministry
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Show Notes

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay talks with Christian Weber about accepting Jesus into her heart at an AG church as a child, the freedom she felt when she walked into a youth group at the Sugar Land Vineyard, and the deep, lasting relationships she developed in that youth group. Christian shares about how she found herself planning events in the nonprofit sector as a teenager, and some of the things the Lord has spoken to her about a call to administration as a life of ministry. They discuss the importance of church staffs pursuing training in team dynamics and emotional awareness, and drop some Easter eggs about the 2023 National Conference coming up next summer in Colorado.

Christian Weber is the Events Director and Executive Admin for the National Director. She grew up in the Houston area and started attending the Sugar Land Vineyard church as a teenager, where she first heard the phrases “the now and not yet” and “kingdom theology.”. Through her involvement in that youth group, the Holy Spirit captured her heart and she knew she found a home in the Vineyard.

In 2005, Christian began working for Bert Waggoner, National Director for Vineyard USA at the time, as Events Director and Exec Admin, and she has continued to serve in this role for Phil Strout’s tenure as National Director through to today. Jesus has given her a heart for the Vineyard and the pastors and leaders she gets to serve. Christian and her husband, Ben, met and married at the Sugar Land Vineyard where he was on staff as the Youth Pastor for about 8 years before becoming an attorney. They have three awesome children, Chloe, Atticus, and Ivy. When they aren’t acting as a car service for said kids, they really enjoy concerts and great food!

Show Notes: Vineyard USA suggested reading for September Alpha Booklet “Why Jesus” by Nicky Gumbel https://bit.ly/3MlFmHD Emotionally Focused https://www.emotionallyfocused.org The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni https://amzn.to/3Tn1UK7 The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni https://amzn.to/3rVnbPp Andy Stanley: Trust Vs. Suspicion podcast https://andystanley.com/podcast/trust-vs-suspicion/ Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Discipleship by Peter Scazzero https://amzn.to/3evEeV6 The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team and the World by Peter Scazzero https://amzn.to/3eC9W2X

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