with a passion to worship God,
who care for one another
and bring God’s love into a broken world”
The leadership structure of Vineyard Groningen consists of 3 elements, each with different roles and responsibilities: the Ministry Leaders Team executes, the Church Leader [pastor] leads and the Board validates and confirms.
Maurits (1978) and Margot Stevens (1981) are married since 2003 and have three children. Maurits serves as Pastor in Vineyard Groningen since January 2007. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord during his study on physical education in Groningen. He came to meet Margot at a sports and evangelism organisation (Athletes in Action) where Margot worked with. Together they began to explore how God could use them in mission, while Maurits began his studies on theology at the Evangelical Theological Acadamy. Church planting and strengthening the Church in Western Europe is really on their hearts. After a small adventure in looking for mission opportunities in Sweden, the international church in Assen came with the request to minister in their midst as pastors. Since then Margot and Maurits really fell in love with this church and her beautiful mission of reaching the international community in the North of the Netherlands.
The Ministry Leaders Team is the ‘workplace’ of the church. The ministries and ministry leaders translate the long term vision to their ministry through a yearly plan and budget
The Ministry Leaders Team includes the following ministries:
Vineyard Groningen is legally represented by the Board. The mandate of the Board is outlined in the by-laws.
The board currently consists of: