Benefits & Responsibilities

”...built on the foundation of apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:20

Partner Church

Benefits:

  • A life-giving relationship with apostolic overseer/team
  • Resourcing through other leaders from the network
  • Connected covenantally with the VM network of churches and ministers
  • Expenses covered for Senior Pastor and spouse at the Vanguard Ministries Conference and Partner Pastors Retreat
  • Coaching for Senior Pastor
  • Ordination credentials
  • Covenant memberships for staff (based on a sliding scale)
  • Includes consulting and mentoring resources
  • Vanguard Ministries resources at 20% discounts (plus shipping & handling) and additional resources at 15% discount (plus shipping & handling).
  • Networking opportunities
  • Assessments, profiles, and tools for staff and leadership evaluations
  • Placement services – for staffing needs of church
  • Membership certificate – for church and Senior Pastor
  • Personal ministry and care for pastor
  • Network Resource Visits – two visits per year
  • Trans-local/Itinerant ministry recommendations
  • Logo use

Responsibilities:

  • Dues – Churches will pay 5% of their unrestricted general church income ($25K cap) plus the pastor’s tithe (or the equivalent amount).
  • Event Participation – Attendance strongly encouraged at the annual Leadership Conference and Partner Pastors Retreat.
  • Apostolic Visits – A minimum of two weekend visits per year by the apostolic overseer is required. Partner provides transportation and lodging expenses. A love offering or honorarium is optional.
  • Beliefs – All members are expected to maintain faithful adherence to the VM statement of faith and core values.

Participating Church

Benefits:

  • A life-giving relationship with apostolic overseer/team
  • Connected covenantally with the VM network of churches and ministers
  • Coaching for Senior Pastor from apostolic overseer or other leaders
  • Ordination credentials
  • All other benefits, products and services may be accessed on an ala carte basis [added cost]
  • Membership certificate – for church and Senior Pastor
  • Personal ministry and care for pastor
  • Network Resource Visits – one visit per year
  • Trans-local/Itinerant ministry recommendations
  • Logo use

Responsibilities:

  • Dues – Churches will pay 2% of their unrestricted general church income ($25K cap) plus the pastor’s tithe (or the equivalent amount).
  • Event Participation – Attendance strongly encouraged at the annual Leadership Conference and Partner Pastors Retreat.
  • Apostolic Visits – A minimum of one weekend visit per year by the apostolic overseer is required. Partner church provides transportation, lodging expenses, and honorarium or love offering.
  • Annual Missions Offering – One annual Missions offering received for the support of VM Global Missions efforts (every October)
  • Beliefs – All members are expected to maintain faithful adherence to the VM statement of faith and core values.

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