STEVE SJOGREN is the founding pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife Janie started with a small group of 5 that ultimately grew under his leadership to a weekend attendance of over 6,000 attendees. During this journey, Steve has mentored numerous church planters who launched likeminded churches in the Ohio Valley.
Steve’s first book, Conspiracy of Kindness, has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Steve’s books have sold over 500,000 copies. Conspiracy of Kindness has gained attention across a broad base of church leaders as an effective and creative approach to sharing the love of Christ. Steve’s passion for evangelism, church planting, and leadership development are reflected in his writing.
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Steve is considered by many in the church world to be the father of servant evangelism – the notion that “the kindness of God brings us to repentance” (Rom. 2:4). Steve is a multi-faceted pastor and a sought-after conference speaker. He is a leadership coach through his network and he leads several popular websites that include ServantEvangelism.com, ChurchPlanting.com, and Kindness.com.
“the kindness of God brings us to repentance”
When Steve first launched the Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, it had 37 people. Under his leadership, the dynamic congregation grew to more than 6000 in average attendance. From the onset, VCC had a strong emphasis on servant evangelism, small groups, church planting and caring for the needy. In 1997, following a medical accident and during his recovery, Steve became the Launching Pastor. Through the years the church planting internship program and Steve’s coaching efforts have produced several dozen successful church plants. Steve is currently focused on writing, speaking, and mentoring church planters.