Leadership model

There are currently 110 Vineyards churches in the UK which are part of a growing movement of over 1500 churches worldwide. The Vineyard UK and Ireland is led by John & Debbie Wright with a leadership group. Each geographical area has oversight. Our Area Leaders in East Anglia are Mark and Louise Williams.

Alan and Nicola are accountable to both Mark and Louise Williams and also to the Trustees of Potton Vineyard Church, currently John Burns, Andrew Johnson, Nick Jeakings and Sally Evans. Alan and Nicola receive oversight from Pete and Anne Barnes (Stevenage Vineyard) and Rev David and Anne Browne (St Barnabas, London)
Alan and Nicola are responsible for the leadership of the church. Decision making happens in relationship with those connected to the area involved. Pastoral leadership is delegated to Connect Group leaders for those they care for. Ministry team leaders are responsible for the areas they lead. Leaders within Potton Vineyard church are accountable to Alan and Nicola and meet regularly with them.

We value servant leadership

We believe that Christ has put significant leadership authority in the hands of the pastor and associates. We aim to exercise that authority with humility, selflessness, grace, care for the sheep, and a sincere desire to build up the Body of Christ. (Romans 12:9-10)