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Wisdom for Leaders

Bloom where you are planted

By on April 11, 2017

In the early 80’s my wife, Dianne, was invited to speak at a Women-A-Glow meeting.  I tagged along to help care for our newborn son and support her. As she preached, I clearly felt the Holy Spirit saying, “This is her calling!”  God had clearly planted the seed of…


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The Greatist Miracle

By on March 31, 2017

Miracle Day

Easter, the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the most spectacular miracle in the history of the world. It is the miracle of Jesus Christ rising from the dead, demonstrating a complete victory over Satan, sin, sickness and death. Jesus offers us an opportunity to…


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The Future Looks Bright

By on March 16, 2017

Beyond Central Illinois

Dianne and I just returned from a National Vineyard Leaders Meeting in Florida. The National Board, Regional Leaders, Area Leaders, and Ministry Leaders all converged in Ft. Lauderdale to be refreshed and renew our focus on where we’re headed. There are over 600 Vineyard congregations spread across…


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A Day for Love

By on February 14, 2017

A Day for Love
Each year, we set aside one day wherein we focus on love. In an effort to express our love, billions of dollars are spent each February on cards, flowers, chocolates and jewelry. Couples head out on the town for a date, school age kids exchange Valentine’s…

HAPPY LEMAN
URBANA, IL

Hi and welcome! I'm Happy. My wife Dianne and I are the founders of the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois, a multi-site church with 6 campus locations. Over the last 30+ years, I have learned alot about leadership in life and leading a church. I have made some mistakes and had some successes. I look forward to sharing the wisdom I have learned with you. I strive everyday to see Jesus as bigger, better, and more beautiful. And I am wholeheartedly committed to the ministry Jesus promised his followers in John 14:12: to be able to do the same and greater works through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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