FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
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OUTREACH RECIPIENT FOR APRIL The Outreach Board of First Congregational Church has selected The Vine Institute as our Outreach Mission Offering recipient. The Vine Institute is a multi-denominational school of theological education providing practical, relevant, Christian education, and leadership training. This 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation has operated in Utah for over 25 years. Founded in 1984 as the Utah Institute for Biblical Studies and located in the unique religious setting of Utah, the school existed to equip men and women to meet the challenges of sharing the Good News in the midst of the increasing cultural diversity of our world. Expanding its programs in 1998 to include graduate degrees and renamed Salt Lake Theological Seminary, the institution continued to offer effective leadership training combined with rigorous academic study and formative mentored experiences, making it an invaluable resource for Christian servants.
In 2010 the school began legally “doing business as” The Vine Institute, a diversified, decentralized, educational network serving developing leaders in Utah’s established churches as well as refugee and immigrant church communities. The Vine Institute continues the ongoing vision for Christian leadership training that includes formative mentoring. The mission is “Networking the Christian community for effective collaborative leadership.”
The leadership team of The Vine Institute has 25 years of experience teaching theological education and working cross-culturally both in Utah and abroad. In collaboration with many churches and organizations we have trained hundreds of active ministry leaders from more than 70 different congregations representing more than 30 denominations and 25 different cultures!
It maintains a reference theological library with an intercultural studies specialty which is accessible to students and ministry leaders. This library is housed at our church in Stoyer Hall.
Our Newsletter titled "Congregational Clarion" is published once a month. Please click HERE for a pdf version of April Issue 2014.
You will find a current calendar and many upcoming activities going on at First Congregational Church. If you would like a copy emailed to you please contact the church office at (801) 487-1357 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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