Join Our Team — Operations Director

Posted: 11 December 2017

Job Title:  Operations Director 
Reports to:  Lead Pastor 
Direct Reports:  Administrator 
Location:  Surry Hills 
Remuneration guide:  $35,000 – $55,000 pa
Special Conditions:  Part time 

Vine Church exists to connect people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Over the past six years, we’ve grown from a church plant meeting in a house to 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 to employ an experienced operations director to build systems, processes, policies and teams to facilitate the effective operation of...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Jobs


Posted: 08 December 2017

Last week started our Christmas series as we tried to get behind the kitsch of Christmas and understand the word Glory. We found an answer to the question: If God exists, why doesn't he show himself more clearly to the world? If you missed the message, you can download it here.

This Sunday we are getting behind another word which is overfamiliar, the word Grace. Here are some Bible passages to help you prepare for Sunday.

Also don't forget this series is a great opportunity to invite people to hear about the love God expressed in his son Jesus.

Christmas Eve
Family carols service, BBQ and jumping castles for the kids
11pm  Candlelight service

Christmas Day

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Unsinkable Faith

Posted: 24 November 2017

This Sunday we’re in between series and one of our student ministers, Seb Lane, is coming to speak on the subject of unsinkable faith from Matthew 14. It’s a great passage and an important subject for us to think about.

Also this Sunday, we're going to be having a time of sharing within the service over the things we were struck by and learnt during the vision series. We’d love for you to think through what God has been saying to you and our church over the past six weeks, and for you to jump up and share it on Sunday. 

Also don’t forget to get your Christmas Party tickets here before Sunday.

Hope you have a great weekend and look forward to gathering as a church with you...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Peace, joy and all that stuff

Posted: 24 November 2017

Most people think the Christmas message is about peace, joy and all that stuff. It's not that they're opposed to it, but it doesn't grip them or change them. It's just a bit… kitsch.

It has been said that "kitsch" is art without seriousness; art that is cute and doesn't make you think. But Christmas is not cute. It's serious and it’s wonderful. It's about peace for a divided world, hope for a dying world, and joy for a weary world.

Join us as we explore why Christmas is lame without Jesus.

Sunday, 3 December

Sunday, 10 December

Sunday, 17 December

Sunday, 24 December
Christmas Eve – 10am, 11pm

Monday, 25 December
Christmas Day –...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Fully engaged in giving back

Posted: 17 November 2017

I have spent this week giving thanks for the wholehearted generosity shown at Commitment Day last Sunday. We've had 72 family units generously commit to the work of connecting 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus [Link to last weeks message]. I can't wait to announce the total amount committed this Sunday at church. If you haven't yet made a commitment, please do so here before Sunday so I can include you in the totals.

This Sunday is the final in our series, Worship in Every Direction and we're going to see how we worship God by serving others. We've also got the Ministry Fair on after both services. This is a way of celebrating the various ways you are...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Ministry Fair

Posted: 17 November 2017

Join us after both the 10am and 4.30pm services this week for our annual Ministry Fair and BBQ! Think O-week, but without the drunk uni students. We'll be giving you the opportunity to learn about ways to serve our church and the community. Don't miss this chance to connect with ministry leaders and see how your unique giftedness can bless our church!

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News

Fully engaged in reaching out

Posted: 10 November 2017

This week we're thinking through our mission to connect 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus Christ. We've also got updates from our mission parteners, another video from Sean & Alan, plus it's Commitment Day.

Can't wait to see you then.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Commitment Day

Posted: 09 November 2017

Last Sunday we spent time as a church reflecting on a very basic principle of life: we give generously to the things and people we love. We were challenged by King David's love for God that overflowed with abundant generosity, and God's love for us which overflowed with abundant generosity in sending his Son to die for us.

We also celebrated the abundant generosity that we've seen in our church with some of our buckets overflowing, and others having increased 10 fold over the past 10 years. We do this because we love God and must do whatever we can so that more and more people can be connected to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus.

I am super thankful for your...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Fully engaged in paying it forward

Posted: 03 November 2017

My favourite food in the world is roast lamb. All Liz has to do to make me feel loved is to welcome me home in the evening with the smell of roast lamb wafting through the air. That smell is the sweet aroma of deliciousness.

The Bible says that when God’s people give with a generous heart, that our gifts are a fragrant offering that rises to God and pleases him (Phillipians 4:18).

This Sunday we are continuing our series on worship in every direction by looking at how we worship God with our money. This is an important issue to deal with. There’s probably no greater threat to worshiping God than our love for money.

Hope to see you there.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Fully engaged in digging deep

Posted: 27 October 2017

Worship in every direction is 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've missed the first two weeks of the series, you can grab them here.

On Sunday we will be looking at what it means to worship God by digging deep. We live in a fast paced world. We jump between jobs and careers, between channels and podcasts never resting or dwelling in one place for too long. We buzz across the surface of life, never venturing below the surface. In such a fast paced world we can lose the ability and seemingly lack the time to go deep into anything. But the danger in denying the depths is that we...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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