Vine Church is all about Jesus. We are a group of people who seek God, love others and serve the city. We don’t expect everyone to be Christian, in fact we love the fact that many are coming to check out Jesus for the first time. Our prayer is that we would be a community where you can seek God in an honest and authentic way, where there is genuine love for others who are different from us, and where the city is served in creative and practical ways.
As a church we seek to uphold the central truths of the Christian faith. For more information about what we believe see our doctrinal statement here.
If you would like to know how you can know God, please start here.
If you would like to discover more about Jesus in a relaxed atmosphere, please check out our Christianity Explored course.
Toby Neal, Lead Pastor
Toby originally studied accounting and finance (B Com (Acc), B App Fin) and worked in the industry for a couple of years before moving into church work. He has worked for St Philips York Street, St Andrew's Cathedral and Christ Church Gladesville. In 2011 he graduated with a B Divinity (Honours 2A) at Moore Theological College and is ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
Toby lives in Surry Hills with his wife Liz and his two girls Maisy and Evie. He especially enjoys training for triathlons, having competed in two at Ironman distance.
0417 405 866
James Stinson, Discipleship Pastor
James originally worked as a professional photographer before moving into church work. He has worked for St George North Anglican Churches and St Matthias Centennial Park. In 2011 he graduated with a B Divinity at Moore Theological College and is ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
James lives in Surry Hills with his wife Jules and his daughter Jemima. He especially enjoys road cycling, craft beer, and urban city life.
0412 920 881
Affiliation and governance
Vine Church is a ministry of New Churches (a department of the Sydney Anglican Church) and licensed to Bruce Hall. It is supported by a host of Christian friends and St Philips York Street with their pastor Justin Moffatt, who mentors Toby.
The financial management of Vine Church is overseen by an administration committee made up of the pastor (Toby Neal), treasurer (Ben Waterhouse), and two committee members (Aaron Binsted, Derek Repp). This group ensures that the finances of the church are properly managed and that any governance matters are dealt with in an ethical way. Members of the church are invited and should get in contact with one of the committee members if they would like to discuss any matters pertaining to the governance of the church.
The spiritual leadership of Vine Church is conducted by two groups: ministry team leaders and community group leaders. Both these groups meet regularly during the year to plan how we will achieve our mission and care for those in our church. These groups are a mix of men and women who love Jesus and committed to the vision of Vine Church.
If you would like to speak to one of the men or women leaders at Vine Church, or would like more information about one of our meetings please don't hesitate to contact us below.