Jeff Vines spent twenty years on the mission field (Zimbabwe, New Zealand) planting churches and training leaders. From 1998 to 2005, he was the featured speaker on the weekly television broadcast Questions of Life and frequently debated agnostics and atheists alike on national radio. For two years, Jeff served as the teaching pastor at Savannah Christian Church in Savannah, Georgia. On January 1, 2008, Jeff became the lead pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in Southern California. Jeff is the author of Dinner with Skeptics: Defending God in a World That Makes No Sense, Unbroken: 8 Enduring Promises God Will Keep, and the newly released Divine Romance: How God Draws Us Nearer to Him. Jeff and his wife, Robin, have been married for 30 years and they have two children, Delaney and Sian. Jeff and his wife welcomed their first grandchild, a baby girl, in July 2018.
Talk Title: “Get Out of the Stands and Onto the Playing Field”
Description: In this message Jeff will share about the danger of becoming a fan of apologetics without any intention of getting into the game. Based on the last words in the book of Acts, Jeff’s talk will show how we have been unleashed on the world to make an eternal difference. When we take this mission seriously, we will not only be “ready in season and out of season to give a reason for the hope that is within us,” but we will also become an “active participant” in all that God is doing to help people far from him come near.