Church Merger

February 4, 2005



The cat’s out of the bag: City Vineyard Church and South Bay Vineyard are merging! “Acquisitions” happen in the church world, but mergers are rare. It will be like a new church, so the pastorS (plural, they will be co-pastoring) have said they want a new name. (Unfortunately, “Scum of the Earth” is already taken.)

Ooh, ooh! I’ve got an idea!
[Vineyard All-Stars shirt]

Or how about this one?
[Vineyard United]
(I particularly like the devil with pitchfork.)



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Church Merger

  1. I like Scum of the Earth! What a cool idea.

  2. Ha ha! Is the South Bay Vineyard the one that spun out of your church a few years ago?

  3. Yup. SBV is probably struggling with thoughts of “our church plant failed,” but the reality is that we need them as much as they need us.

  4. “Scum of the Earth” is here in CO. Lol! I’ve always loved that name. I have yet to visit…but I will one day.