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.
The Holy Spirit...
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...Continue Reading
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.
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...Continue Reading
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!
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...
Posted: 29 January 2018
Join the men of Vine for a weekend of good food, relaxing together and having some fun.
We’ll be hearing from a bunch of guys about living a godly life.
Friday 23 February, 6.30pm
Drinks and talk
122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst
Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February
See event page for details
Friday night only – Free
Cabin full weekend – $120
Tent full weekend–$95
Saturday only– $70
Posted: 26 January 2018
I hope you're enjoying the year and our series Introducing Jesus. I find that over time my view of Jesus shrinks and I stop thinking he is wonderful. It's for that reason I love starting the year reading a gospel and reminding myself of how great Jesus is.
This week we're looking at Jesus' verdict on the world and the need for personal transformation. Have a read of John 3 before you come.
Also don't forget this Sunday is your last chance to let us know the responses from your friends to the question "What is your biggest objection to Christianity?" Can I challenge you to ask someone that question this weekend?
Hope you have a great public holiday and you find some time to...Continue Reading
Posted: 19 January 2018
We had an amazing time last week as we kicked off our new series: Introducing Jesus. It's an important series for two reasons. First, we don't want our love to grow cold for Jesus, so it's essential we start each year by looking directly at him in the gospels. Second, we want our friends and family to know him. And they won't, unless we know him and are confident enough to sit down and invite them to read a Gospel with us.
This Sunday we've got a great meeting planned as we look at the character of Jesus. No one ever lived like Jesus. Nothing he did ever fell short. What we see is that his claims are backed up by his character.
Can't wait to see you Sunday.
Posted: 12 January 2018
At the beginning of every year we spend time as a church looking at Jesus Christ. We do this because those of us who follow Jesus need to be regularly reminded that Jesus is not small and unimpressive, but is great and wonderful.
Another reason we start the year like this is because I believe summer is great time to invite friends and family along to church. At the beginning of the year people are often more open, flexible, and willing to try something new. So I'd encourage you to pray about who you might invite to church in this season.
P.S. Don't forget to get your early bird tickets to the Weekend Away here.