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Family Reunion – Vineyard USA National Conference

By on August 4, 2017

All Together

About a dozen of our Vineyard Pastors are back from the National Vineyard Conference in Anaheim, CA. In all, the conference hosted over 1,500 adult leaders and about 800 children and youth from all over the USA. It was exciting to see the 600 Vineyard USA churches come…


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Fathers of Faith

By on June 16, 2017

Tall Challenge

Being a father in today’s world is very challenging. With the rise of broken families, decreasing parenting skills, and a number of other reasons, the “art of fathering” seems to be on the decline across our country. Yet with the father’s role so important let’s take a few…


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Wisdom for Foundations

Invest, Include, Invite

By on June 8, 2017

Life is Relationships

When the dust settles, the bests thing in life are really our friends, family, and workmates—our relationships. These aspects of life are what make it so rich. It is someone to rejoice with when things are going well and someone to cry with when things go…


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Hearing the Voice of God

By on May 25, 2017

What a privilege to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Amazingly, our God is a speaking God! John 10 speaks of “hearing the voice” of God 5 times alone. (John 10: 3, 4, 5, 16, 27).
Awesome Privilege
Ponder with me for a moment—our God communicates with us all the time….

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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