As men, we give time and energy towards building so many things. We build decks or put together furniture. We raise kids or build relationships. We grow a career or build a retirement portfolio. But, ultimately, the most important thing we build is our lives in Christ. How do we create a life that is “well-built” and develop an experiential relationship with Jesus that can withstand even the most difficult times? That’s the focus for our 2023 Vineyard men’s conference, Built To Last.
We’re excited to have Vineyard Pastor Joel Seymour as this year’s guest speaker. Joel is a veteran church planter, pastor, and now a member of the National Leadership Team of Vineyard USA as a Super Regional Leader. He has a powerful story of God’s transformation in his own life and a long track record of helping men connect with Christ and his purposes for their lives. You won’t want to miss our 2023 conference!
Registration is just $30 and includes breakfast on Saturday morning.
Joel Seymour is a Super Regional Leader for Vineyard USA.
Joel’s passion for the Vineyard began as a teenager when he watched John Wimber’s testimony video (yay VHS!). He knew he found his home when, as a college sophomore, he took the Fuller Seminary class MC550 “Healing and World Evangelism” led by Wimber and C. Peter Wagner.
In 1998, Joel and his wife Kristi planted their second church – the Lancaster Vineyard in Lancaster, OH and Joel has served there as the Lead Pastor. He has been deeply engaged in his city, bringing together the social, private, and public sectors through the Art of Neighboring Fairfield County initiative. Joel also started the Small Town initiative within Multiply Vineyard. He has served as both an Area Leader and a Regional Leader within Vineyard USA. He looks forward to drawing on his experience to encourage, equip and empower local pastors.
He desires to give back to the Vineyard because of all it has given him: ongoing rich experiences of the Father’s heart, a naturally supernatural walk with the Spirit, and Kingdom Theology to undergird it all.
Joel and Kristi have raised 3 great kids – Jesse, Luke, and Emmie. Jesse and his wife Cassie live in the Hilton Head, SC area and are a part of a Vineyard church plant. Luke recently moved to Alaska to join the Alaskan Air National Guard rescue unit. Emmie graduates High School in 2023 and has plans to study nursing and theology.
Joel enjoys playing guitar, leading worship, laughing, and most of all, taking long daily walks with his wife.