Firm through the fiercest storm

Posted: 05 January 2018

Life has its ups and downs. At times it can feel that the very ground we are standing on is shaking under our feet, and all that we thought was solid is crumbling before our very eyes. How do we stand when these seasons hit us and shake our life to the core? Come along this Sunday as we work through Psalm 46 and wrestle with what it looks like to have our feet on solid ground.

Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Weekend Away 2018

Posted: 04 January 2018

Vine Church is going to the beach! Grab your towel and thongs for a weekend outside the city on the Northern Beaches.

Every family needs a holiday and this is ours; please join us for some much needed rest and rejuvenation of body and soul.

Speaker
Rev Dr Malcolm Gill
Lecturer at Sydney Missionary Bible College

Where
The Collaroy Centre
22 Homestead Ave, Collaroy
(40 minutes’ drive from the city)

Registration
vinechurch.com.au/weekendaway
Earlybird ends 31 January

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News

Peace & Joy

Posted: 22 December 2017

And just like that, another year has gone by and we're just a couple of days out from Christmas.

We've got three very special services planned and would love to have you join us as we close out our series by looking at Peace and Joy.

Christmas Eve
10am  Family carols service, BBQ and jumping castles for the kids
11pm  Candlelight service with Christmas treats and drinks from 10.15pm

Christmas Day
9.30am Contemporary carols service

I hope you can join us and bring along a friend who needs to make peace with God and find joy in knowing Jesus.

Finally, I want to thank you for an amazing year together. I'm so looking forward to all God has in store for us in 2018!...Continue Reading

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

Introducing Jesus

Posted: 22 December 2017

Jesus of Nazareth never held a political office, never wrote a book, never married, never attended university, and never visited a big city. He was a lower-class worker who died homeless and poor. Yet, in spite of all odds—obscurity, powerlessness, and execution—he is the most famous person in all of human history. Why?

Whether you're a seeker, sceptic or saint, why not start 2018 exploring the person at the heart of Christianity.

Jesus: his claims
Sunday, 14 January

Jesus: his character
Sunday, 21 January

Jesus: his verdict
Sunday, 28 January 

Jesus: his death
Sunday, 4 February

Jesus: his resurrection
Sunday, 11 February

Jesus: his call
Sunday, 18 February

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Christmas Offering update

Posted: 21 December 2017

I want to thank our church for the abundant generosity shown toward this year’s Christmas offering. We’ve so far given $9,628 toward five special projects that expand our care for people who need Jesus all around the world.

Here is the breakdown of how we are tracking against each project:

...
    Budget Given Still Needed
Made with Love (video) $1,500 $2,105
Send a Tanzanian bishop to GAFCON (video) $3,000 $584 $2,416
Build churches in new suburbs (video) $3,000 $1,228 $1,772
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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Light

Posted: 15 December 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been preparing for Christmas by looking at these kitschy words — peace, joy and all that stuff. So far we’ve seen that the words glory and grace speak to a deeper reality which ought to blow our minds and teach us to see Christmas as something wonderful and serious.

This Sunday we’re looking at the idea of light. Why do we hang lights at Christmas? Why can the Christmas message be summed up as the dawning of light? There's no more relevant subject for us as we struggle in a world filled with the darkness of death, disease, division, destruction, disappointment and divorce. Into our world, your world, the promise is: a light has dawned!...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Christmas Offering 2017

Posted: 14 December 2017

Each year our Christmas Offering focuses on expanding our care for people who need Jesus. This year we have a great range of special projects that we are asking you to give above and beyond your normal giving. We do it because we want more people to know of the extravagant generosity of God in sending his Son to bring hope that first Christmas. 

Made with Love

We are seeking to raise $1,500 toward gifts provided to
women we meet working in local brothels.

Send a Tanzanian minister to GAFCON

We are seeking to raise $3,000 toward the airfares and accommodation for a Tanzanian minister to attend...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News

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

Grace

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
10am 
Family carols service, BBQ and jumping castles for the kids
11pm  Candlelight service

Christmas Day
9.30am
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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
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