How can I believe in Jesus when his followers have done terrible things?

Posted: 16 March 2018

'The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.' (Brennan Manning)

This Sunday (5pm) we're continuing our series My Problem with Christianity by looking at why anyone could believe in Jesus when his followers have done terrible things. What do we do with the many accounts in history of the failure of Christians to live up to the teaching of Christ?

Don't forget 10am church is not meeting as we will still be away at the church weekend away in Collaroy. But do join us at 5pm.

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, Sermon Series

Easter 2018

Posted: 16 March 2018

It’s been said that Christianity is the only religion whose God bears the scars of evil. Easter tells us that God hasn’t abandoned our world. In our own history, he sent his son Jesus to suffer and die because he loves us. And he rose to life to give us a hope that cannot be disappointed by death.

Join us this Easter as we look at the ultimate love and real hope Jesus brings.

Good Friday

Friday, 30 March – 10am
Contemporary service + hot cross buns

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 1 April – 10am & 5pm
BBQ, live jazz, and jumping castle for kids at 10am
After party at The Soda Factory at 5pm

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News, Sermon Series

Isn’t Christianity anti-freedom and anti-sex?

Posted: 09 March 2018

There are many reasons why people have problems with Christianity. Last week we looked at the problem of science and this week we are looking at the more personal problems of freedom and sex. Isn't Christianity anti-freedom and anti-sex? My guess is that this is perhaps the biggest problem people have with Christianity.

Join us this Sunday as we explore what freedom is and where it is to be found.

Don't forget tonight is WIMBLEPONG. Get your sweat bands on and bring a friend from 7pm at the church hall. There will also be free hot dogs, live DJ and prizes for the winner.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

My Problem with Christianity

Posted: 27 February 2018

We surveyed our city and discovered the top four problems people have with Christianity. Join us during March as we look at our city’s barriers to belief in Jesus.

Hasn’t science buried God?
Sun, 4 March

Isn't Christianity anti-freedom and anti-sex?
Sun, 11 March

How can I believe in Jesus when his followers have done terrible things?
Sun, 18 March

If God exists, wouldn't he prevent evil and suffering?
Sun, 25 March

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Last chance to register for Weekend Away!

Posted: 27 February 2018

We’re very excited for the Weekend Away coming up on March 16-18. We've got an amazing lineup of speakers on a range of topics which you can see below. The weekend is a great balance of time together as a church and relaxing on the coast with friends. As someone said, the weekend's benefit to your spiritual life and connectedness at church is the equivalent of 6 months of Sunday services. So far we’ve had over 100 people register but there’s still a couple of spots left.

If cost is at all an issue for you or a friend please get in contact as we’d love to help.

Registrations close Wednesday night.


Main Sessions

The Holy Spirit...

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Speaking the Word One to One

Posted: 23 February 2018

This Sunday we have guest speaker, Richard Borgonon, joining us all the way from London. Richard runs his own insurance broking and consulting company but spends the majority of his time sharing the Bible with senior executives in London. He's going to be sharing a simple way for us to read the Bible with our colleagues and friends. You can watch an introduction to his ministry here.

Richard is going to be speaking at both 10am and 5pm, plus he will be doing a special workshop at 2pm in the church office for those who are interested in finding out more.

Don't forget that tonight the guys at church are meeting on the rooftop at The Taphouse at 6.30pm as the kickoff to Man...

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Jesus: his witnesses

Posted: 16 February 2018

This Sunday is the finale in our series Introducing Jesus, and we are privileged to have Phillip Jensen coming to speak on what it means to be a witness to Jesus.

Next week, we have another guest speaker all the way from London, Richard Borgonan, speaking on "How to Share the Word One to One". For those interested, he is also doing a special training workshop on Sunday 25 Feb, 2-4pm in the church office.

Hope you have a great weekend. See you Sunday.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Jesus: his resurrection

Posted: 09 February 2018

We had an amazing Vision Sunday last week looking at the heart of the gospel – the death of Jesus. I hope you were inspired and challenged and looking forward to this year at church.

One of the things my family is looking forward to is the Vine Church Weekend Away coming up on Friday 16 - Sunday 18 March. We’ve got a great speaker, it’s a great location, and you’ll be in the company of some awesome people. Don’t forget we’ve extended the early bird price until this Sunday. Get in while it’s cheap.

Also this Sunday we are nearing the end of our series Introducing Jesus. We’re looking at the evidence for his resurrection. Did he really rise? How do we know? Couldn’t the...

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Vision Sunday 2018

Posted: 02 February 2018

This Sunday is VISION SUNDAY! It’s a chance to hear where we’ve come from and where we’re going as a church. There’ll be stories, book giveaways, embarrassing photos from the past and next steps for us all to take in following Jesus.

Also, it just so happens that this year Vision Sunday coincides with the topic of Jesus' death in the Introducing Jesus series we are in. What better way to talk about why we exist than to reflect on what Jesus was willing to do, to redeem us and gather us as a church!

The foodies team have got an amazing lunch and dinner organised after the 10am and 5pm services. You guys are legends! So plan to stay around and enjoy Vision Sunday 2018!


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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News, Sermon Series

2018 Annual General Meeting

Posted: 01 February 2018

Coming up on the evening of Wednesday 21 February (6.30-9pm) is the Vine Church Annual General Meeting. It's a fun and important night when we give thanks for the ministry that has been happening at church and how God has provided for our financial needs.

On the night will elect:

  • 3 wardens, and
  • 0, 3, 6, or 9 parish councillors, and
  • 1 synod representative.

Wardens, parish councillors, and synod representatives play an important role in the mission of our church by ensuring that our church is effectively administered, governed and represented.

This year we are seeking new members to join the parish council as some of the existing members are withdrawing from...

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