Fully engaged in drawing together

Posted: 20 October 2017

Christian worship is an act of defiance. It is the daring [statement], in the midst of a lost, divided, unbelieving and disordered world, that despite appearances to the contrary, evil has been defeated and has forfeited its dream of conquest. Sin does not have the last word... Christ has conquered... All this is to be anticipated in our weekly worship experience.
— Bruce Milne

Last Sunday I launched a new series called Worship in Every Direction. It's based on the idea that worship involves our whole selves and our whole lives in ascribing worth to the God who made us and redeemed us. If you missed the message, go and check it out here.

This Sunday we are looking at what it...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Worship in Every Direction

Posted: 09 October 2017

A Christian is someone whose life is bigger than themselves. They look up and out, not just down and in. They dig deep and draw together when life is tough. And because they’ve been given so much by Jesus, they give back and seek to enrich the lives of others. This is a life fully engaged in worshipping Jesus. Join us this October as we look at what it means to worship in every direction.

Fully engaged in looking up
Romans 12:1-2
Sunday, 15 October

Fully engaged in drawing together
Hebrews 12:18-13:8
Sunday, 22 October

Fully engaged in digging deep
Colossians 2:1-10
Sunday, 29 October

Fully engaged in paying it forward
1 Chronicles 29:1-22
Sunday, 5 November

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Special service + party this Sunday

Posted: 06 October 2017

I can't wait to see you this Sunday for our special service and party celebrating the new name of our church and the life God has given us in Jesus. I will be preaching on Jesus teaching about the vine and the branches. Nate has pulled together a big band, and we're going praise God with all we've got. After the service there will be live jazz, free food and drinks, plus activities for kids. It's a really great opportunity to bring along a friend or family member, so if you haven't yet invited someone, why not do it now.

Don't forget that all services are cancelled at the church, and we will be meeting as a combned church at:

Sunday, 8 October – 4pm
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Don’t Waste Your Life

Posted: 29 September 2017 /

How do I make sure that I don't waste my life? Plenty of people have an answer for this question. Some will say travel the world. Others will insist on making an impact in whatever you do. Still more will see the answer in chasing and catching your dreams. But do any of the suggestions that we hear actually matter once our life is over?

This Sunday Simeon, one of our student pastors, will be digging into this very question. He's pumped to show us what matters in our life and the amazing change that brings each and every day.

Author: rebecca / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Changed Lives

Posted: 22 September 2017 / Titus 3

This is our final week in the book of Titus looking at the healthy church. We have seen Paul give instructions to his young protege on the church and the household. In this final week he turns his attention to living in society. How are Christians to live out their changed lives in society? Christians are often seen as out of step with society on a bunch of issues. So how are we to engage? How are we to be a healthy church in a challenging culture? How are Christians to live in society?

Come along this Sunday to dig into the Bible's teaching on living a changed life in society.

Author: rebecca / Categories: News, Sermon Series

A new name for an old church

Posted: 20 September 2017

You may have seen St Michael’s Anglican Church on the corner of Albion and Flinders St, Surry Hills – an old church with 163 years of history. Over the past few years, we've experienced a rejuvenation – there are new people coming along, kids being born and people exploring Jesus for the first time.

To reflect this renewal, we have decided to change our name to Vine Church. This new name conveys the life, love and freedom that we find in Jesus. It also reflects that we are all connected to each other as a genuine community (John 15:5). We'd love to invite you to celebrate this new name with us in October at a church service followed by a party with free food, drinks and...

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The story behind “A new name for an old church”

Posted: 20 September 2017

As you may be aware, Vine Church + St Michael’s came together under the leadership of Toby Neal two years ago in a unique partnership. Vine Church is a new church which has grown to be a vibrant community filled with young inner-city people exploring the life, love and freedom which Jesus offers.

St Michael’s, on the other hand, is a much older church, with over 163 years of history. Its vintage is symbolised by the 1853 Edmund Blacket church building which stands as a witness to the many generations of Christians who have followed Jesus in Surry Hills.

The merger of these two churches brought together the young and old. It’s a combination we think communicates the message of...

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Real hope

Posted: 15 September 2017

This Sunday is going to be a great time as we gather together as God's people to praise his Son and encourage each other. Andy Bryan is speaking from Titus 2 on what can keep us on fire living for Jesus. It's a great passage and Andy's message is relevant for us all.

Also this week I will be announcing the decision regarding the name of our church.

Don't forget if you're a lady to sign up for Girls' Getaway. I had a great time yesterday with Steph Leung helping her prepare her talk for the getaway on Psalm 16. You're going to have a fantastic time away building authentic spirituality and relationships.

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Join Our Team — Associate Pastor

Posted: 15 September 2017

Job Title:  Associate Pastor 
Reports to:  Lead Pastor 
Direct Reports:  Student Ministers, Interns (MTS) 
Location:  Surry Hills 
Special Conditions:  Full-time or Part-time 

Vine Church + St Michael’s exists to connect people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Over the past five years, we’ve grown from two churches — one a church plant and the other a small Anglican Church — into an exciting and vibrant combined community with over 200 people gathering each week. We love Jesus and are passionate about seeing him change lives.

1. Position Purpose

Vine Church + St Michael’s is seeking to employ an experienced associate pastor to oversee one – three...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Jobs

Join Our Team — Operations Director

Posted: 12 September 2017

Job Title:  Operations Director 
Reports to:  Lead Pastor 
Direct Reports:  Administrator 
Location:  Surry Hills 
Special Conditions:  Part time 

Vine Church + St Michael’s exists to make thousands of disciples across the city of Sydney. Over the past five years, we’ve grown from two churches — one a church plant and the other a small Anglican Church — into an exciting and vibrant combined community with over 200 people gathering each week. We love Jesus and are passionate about seeing him change lives.

1. Position Purpose

Vine Church + St Michael’s is seeking to employ an experienced operations director to build systems, processes, policies and teams to facilitate the...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Jobs
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