Mike and Julie Yoder: Church Transition - A Stewardship of Grace

Episode 25 June 15, 2022 01:27:02
Mike and Julie Yoder: Church Transition - A Stewardship of Grace
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Mike and Julie Yoder: Church Transition - A Stewardship of Grace
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In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay Pathak talks with Mike and Julie Yoder about each of their early years and how they met, how they’ve navigated career paths in faith, and their process of transitioning into leadership of an established church. They also discuss working through disillusionment, and how character is shaped through risks of faith and obedience. Mike and Julie Yoder serve as the Senior Pastors of The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois and have recently accepted a role as Regional Leaders for the Midwest Central Region. Mike grew up in Arthur, Illinois as a Mennonite. He came to the Vineyard in the early 2000s and fell in love with the Holy Spirit and a girl. Mike decided to make the Vineyard his home and marry the girl. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Christian Studies from Crown College in 2002. Mike went on to spend 13 years in the business sector before joining the staff at The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois in 2015. Mike has a passion for organizational clarity, community partnerships, tackling tough conversations, and doing Holy Spirit ministry. He is currently getting his Masters of Divinity from Global Awakening Theological Seminary. Julie grew up in Champaign, Illinois, and was raised in the Vineyard. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2004 and spent 4 years as a public school reading teacher. Julie is a 2009 Vineyard Leadership Institute graduate. She has spent over 15 years communicating, leading, and developing others. Julie is passionate about helping people encounter Jesus and partner with the Holy Spirit in their everyday lives. She leads the preaching team and is committed to helping communicators find their voice. Together, Mike and Julie are committed to building and cultivating the Kingdom culture of family in their church. They love partnering in ministry and in parenting their four children; Ty, Tate, Maggie, and Molly. Show Notes: Power Healing by John Wimber and Kevin Springer Vineyard USA’s recommended reading for June https://amzn.to/3bfbTjL The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni https://amzn.to/3aXhuLt Sign up for a regional gathering near you! https://vineyardusa.org/events/ Vineyard Church of Central Illinois https://tvc.us School of Kingdom Ministry (SoKM) https://www.schoolofkingdomministry.org Socials: Vineyardusa.org @vineyardusa Vineyard Church of Central Illinois: @vineyardcentralillinois SoKM Social: @schoolof kingdomministry.org

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