What we believe

New Wine, New Wineskins emphasizes setting tables and building bridges. The Triune God we worship loves table fellowship. The Father, Son, and Spirit dwell in eternal loving and holy communion, creating the world so that we might participate in their glorious fellowship. This infinitely personal and relational God formed humanity in his image. The Bible is God’s own authoritative and true written word, communicating to us who he is and how we should live in light of his identity and loving actions towards us.


New Wine, New Wineskins exists to mobilize local churches and other Christian organizations to share effectively the good news of the Father, Son and Spirit’s just love and peace, foster meaningful dialogue with diverse communities, and identify and serve marginalized populations against the backdrop of increasing cultural divisions. New Wine provides consultation and training in such difficult areas as race and class, sexuality and gender, faith and science, and religious pluralism. The goal of New Wine’s work is to help equip generations of Jesus’ followers to extinguish hate, intolerance and misunderstanding and maximize grace and truth for human flourishing in our world today.

Our Mission

Transforming the church’s conflicts, both within the church and with the surrounding culture, into opportunities for unity through the Triune God’s grace and truth.

Our Vision

Jesus’ followers will be known for their healing impact in matters of cultural conflict and their support of marginalized people.

Our Values

  • Love Reflecting the posture of the Father, Son and Spirit (the Triune God) in engaging culture.
  • Truth Articulating a biblical understanding of God, humanity, and creation.
  • Civility Approaching areas of conflict with tenacious grace and an inquisitive posture.
  • Common Good Pursuing diverse partnerships in areas of conflict with others from across the cultural spectrum for human flourishing.
  • Advocacy Following God’s command to care for all manner of marginalized people groups.


Japanese bridges, Bridgetown, iconic tables, and potlucks adorn New Wine’s imagination and our history and story to the present day. If you look closely, you can find a table/bridge and an “n” and “w” in the New Wine logo. The brushstroke look of the logo embodies a scratchy, gritty, stretchable quality that is required of those who would be new wineskins through which Jesus pours out his new wine.

To learn more about our history, click here…

The New Wine team includes a diverse and collaborative group of faculty, coordinators, leaders, and consultants.
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Paul Louis Metzger

Founder and Director



Philip Berlin

Ministry Council Member

Paul Lyda

Ministry Council Member

James Sang

Ministry Council Member

Trudi Sang

Ministry Council Co-Chair

Tom Schiave

Ministry Council Member

Jim Sequeira

Ministry Council Member

Desiree Titus

Ministry Council Secretary

Cody Whittington

Ministry Council Member

CJ Young

Ministry Council Co-Chair

Board of Directors

Cliff Chappell

Board Member

David Greenidge

Board Member

Randy Grove

Will Haag

Will Haag

Board Member

Ross Halbach


Paul Louis Metzger

Founder and Director

Sudha Peethala

Board Member

Jody Rutherford

Board Member

Rod Sawatsky

Board Member

Gloria Young


Consultants to the Board

David Austin

Brett Bryant

Tripp Graziano

Tom Krattenmaker

Get Involved

New Wine, New Wineskins hosts conferences and events in-person and virtually. We share digital content via video, social media, podcast, blog, and our academic journal, Cultural Encounters. If you would like to get involved, we invite you to pray with us, donate to our nonprofit, and reach out if you are interested in volunteering.