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a family of churches and ministries for the renewal of all things

About us

We started Central Vineyard in 2006, growing over time to become a large church meeting across five services in four Northamptonshire locations. Whilst we were grateful for growth, what we longed for was multiplication and as a result we begun to imagine new ways of functioning as a church gathered across multiple locations.

By reimagining what multiplication in our context might look like, we started to move away from being defined as one church meeting in multiple locations, and started to function more as a family of unique churches. This enabled us to simplify our structure, giving each church location more local identity and enabling us to go further than we'd previously imagined, while remaining rooted in the conviction that we are better together than we are alone.

CV Family is a shorthand way to express our commitment to continue working together as four unique Vineyard churches, gathered across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, each birthed out of the legacy and DNA of Central Vineyard.

Steve & Tammy Gee
Founding Pastors

Steve & Tammy Gee
Steve & tammy Gee

Steve & Tammy have been in pastoral ministry for over 22 years, they have led and help to plant four other Vineyard churches and they are about to launch Garden City Vineyard in Milton Keynes. As well as helping to co-ordinate our activities as the CV Family they also serve Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland as Regional Leaders for the North, Midlands and East.

Our Commitments

1.UNIQUENESS
We recognise each church serves a unique community, so we want to champion unique expression, meaning:

Each church  functions with a their own local identity.

Each church has their own articulated vision and strategy.

Each church will give and receive assistance for the overall health of one another.

2. RELATIONSHIP
Our bond is mutually beneficial, rooted in relationship, meaning we will work toward:

Regular moments to be relationally connect together.

A willingness to share our events and resources with one another, so we all get to benefit.

A commitment to learning together and sharing best practices with one another.

3. MULTIPLICATION
One of the primary purposes for our connection, is to plant even more healthy reproducing churches, by:

Proactively participating and budgeting toward multiplication through church planting.

Developing church planting pipelines in each local church context.

Participating in the training opportunities, for our teams and potential planters.

linked churches

There are currently four unique local Vineyard churches gathering across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.

Central vineyard
(Northampton)

Kettering vineyard
(Kettering)

Nene Valley Vineyard
(East Northants)

Garden city vineyard
(Milton Keynes)

Ministries

Some of the ministries birthed out of our churches.

CHURCH PLANTING VISION
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc is a globally significant area between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge. It is formed out of five ceremonial counties north west of London and home to around 3.5 million people.

There have already been 11 Vineyard churches planted across this Oxford-Cambridge Arc and we are keen to play our part alongside the wider Vineyard family in seeing a total of 50 (so a further 39) churches planted across this area.

*We don't know where every church will be, and this map simply gives a visual representation of what it could look like.

In order to see more churches planted, we want to cultivate a church environments that acts as a catalyst for potential planters to be identified, trained and released to plant even more churches. Our Church Planting Residency Programme, invites those who sense a call to church planting or pioneering leadership to join us for a period of 24 months, for an intense season of preparation and training.

This will help potential planters become immersed in the life and leadership of a local church, giving them ministry experience and the support needed as they prepare to launch a new church, this will be aided by the discernment process and training offered via the Multiply Vineyard team and the contented distributed via the Vineyard Training platform.

OUR RESIDENCY WILL INCLUDE: