A New Freedom

Posted: 15 June 2018

God's grace is amazing, abundant, and free. There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves. To all of that we might happily agree but if this is the case, that Christ has done it all, then why would I ever need to change the way that I live? If he's got sin covered then why would I stop doing it?

Join us this Sunday as we continue digging into Romans 5-8 by working through chapter 6 together. These are dense sections of the Bible that push us to think deeply about who we are as followers of Jesus and what difference that makes for our lives each and every day.

Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Going Global

Posted: 15 June 2018

Around the world, Christianity is on the move as people respond to the good news of Jesus. Join us this July as we go global and learn about, pray for and give to global mission. This is your chance to:

Hear updates from our global partners and discover what God is doing in Africa, Europe and beyond.
Give to support exciting projects our global partners have under way.
Pray for the proclamation of the gospel around the world. 

Join us each Sunday to hear about these exciting opportunities.

Come along to The Big Fat Global Quiz to raise money and learn more about missions while having a fun night enjoying tasty food and good company.

Friday, 20 July – 7pm
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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News

A New Life

Posted: 08 June 2018

This Sunday we're continuing our series NEW looking at the new life Jesus offers. In particular, we're looking at why sin and selfishness are part of human nature, and how Jesus came to liberate us from the power and penalty of sin. Have a read of Romans 5 before you come along.

Also, don't forget this Sunday is the last day to register for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?. We're using this event to encourage the gift of hospitality in our church and to deepen relationships across the church.

Hope to see you Sunday.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Join Our Team — Ministry Apprentice

Posted: 07 June 2018

Job Title:  Ministry Apprentice
Reports to:  Lead Pastor
Location:  Surry Hills
Special Conditions: Full time (3.5 days ministry experience + 1.5 days MTS curriculum)
Open to male and female applicants

Vine Church exists to make thousands of disciples across the city of Sydney. In the past four and a half years, we’ve grown from a small group of people meeting in an inner city townhouse into an exciting and vibrant community with over 200 people gathering each week. We love Jesus and are passionate about seeing him change lives.

1. Position Purpose

Vine Church is offering a two year, hands-on, full-time ministry apprenticeship called the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS)...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Jobs

Join Our Team — Student Minister Position

Posted: 07 June 2018

Vine Church exists to make thousands of disciples across the city of Sydney. In the past seven years, we’ve grown from a small group of people meeting in an inner city townhouse into an exciting and vibrant community with over 200 people gathering each week. We love Jesus and are passionate about seeing him change lives.

1. Position Purpose

Vine Church is seeking male and female student ministers who want to be trained in leadership and church ministry in an urban environment. The position will require at least the same level of commitment expected from one of our core members in the church (i.e. leading a ministry), and for the spouse (if applicable), at least the same level...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Jobs

A New Hope

Posted: 01 June 2018

This Sunday we're starting a new series called NEW. It's about the new life Jesus gives those who place their trust in him. The problem with the new life Jesus gives is that our old life keeps trying to get the upper hand. How do we wrestle with the tension of this? That's what this series is all about.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday as we explore Romans 5:1-11.

Yours in Christ,

Toby Neal

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

NEW

Posted: 31 May 2018

The world and its religions are constantly telling us to be better people: lose weight, be disciplined, change this, work harder. But Jesus offers something entirely different. He offers to make us new. That’s what Christianity is about! But having been made new, what do we do when the old self rears its ugly head again?

Join us over June-July as we delve into Romans 5-8 and explore the new life Jesus offers us all.

A new hope (Romans 5:1-11)
Sunday, 3 June

A new life (Romans 5:12-21)
Sunday, 10 June

A new freedom (Romans 6:1-23)
Sunday, 17 June

A new struggle (Romans 7:1-25)
Sunday, 24 June

A new power (Romans 8:1-17)
Sunday, 1 July

A new perspective (Romans...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

How does prayer help when I’m hurting?

Posted: 25 May 2018

A friend of mine sent me a text this week saying, "I’m pretty ticked off with God right now and I find it so hard to express that to him so we have a bit of a stalemate going on.”

What do you do when that's how you feel? Well, the Bible teaches that we need to lament: to bring our complaints to God and to beg him to act. This is something us Aussies aren't so good at. We love to complain on social media, to our friends, colleagues and family, but rarely do we complain to God. No wonder we live frustrated and anxious lives. Join us at church this week as we look at how the prayer of lament can help us when things aren't going great.

Can't wait to see you there.

Toby Neal

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

How should I pray?

Posted: 18 May 2018

This Sunday we are exploring the most famous prayer in the world: The Lord’s Prayer. In it, Jesus teaches us how to pray and what to pray for. This prayer challenges us as to what is truly important and worth giving our lives to.

For all the women out there, please don't forget that this is the last week to register for our annual day conference for women, Nourish. We’ve got an outstanding speaker this year and you’ll enjoy great fellowship together. Sign up here.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Does prayer change anything?

Posted: 11 May 2018

This Sunday we're continuing our series on prayer, looking at whether it really changes anything. Some people argue that the only thing prayer changes is the prayer itself.

Others suggest that prayer changes God, and unhelpfully use it as some kind of stick thinking they can force God's hand.

So here's the question: does prayer change anything?

It's a massive question and I hope you come ready to discover the Bible's suprising answer.

Also this Sunday it's Mothers Day. Don't forget to plan a phone call to mum or to visit. Our amazing foodies team are putting on a wonderful spread after morning church, so bring your mum along. Plus there'll be stories at both 10am and...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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