Category - Community

Christmas in the City

Posted: 20 November 2015

There are five women in the Bible mentioned in Jesus’ ancestry. All of them were real! They weren’t perfect and things weren’t easy for them. They were let down by the people they loved, but ultimately they were fearless in trusting God.

Join us this Christmas as we look at five stories of real women in Jesus’ family and discover that no matter how messy...

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An apology from last Sunday

Posted: 05 August 2015 / 1 Corinthians 5, 1 Corinthians 1:8-9

As a young Pastor, I am thankful for the privilege it is to be able to preach to the wonderful people of Vine Church.

Last Sunday’s passage (1 Corinthians 5) was particularly confronting to me personally. It challenged me to consider how I approach others who are in sin, and it also challenged me in how I deal with sin in my own life. I hope and trust...

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Author: Mike Wziontek / Categories: News, Community

Basic Series

Posted: 01 June 2015


Who is God? How do I relate to him? What does it mean to live as a Christian?

Basic is a seven week course which looks at the basics of the Christian life for those exploring what it means to follow Jesus. It is best suited to those who have recently completed Christianity Explored or anyone else new to Christianity. We spend three weeks looking at...

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Categories: Events, Community

Can the claims of Christianity be tested?

Posted: 03 April 2015

We had an amazing time this morning as we gathered together for our Good Friday service and considered whether there is any evidence for Christianity.

Professor John Dickson has written a helpful short article explaining how Chirstianity differs from almost every other religion in it's ability to be tested and verified.

You can read his article here. ...Continue Reading

Categories: News, Community

Rethinking the “20 minute” comment

Posted: 17 November 2014

Last night I made the comment that if you live more than 20 minutes away then you're going to find it difficult to be in community at Vine Church which will affect your ability to grow as a Christian.

There is something true about that, however it came across a bit simplistic and I'm sorry for that.

A number of people came up to me afterwards and...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Community

3 projects we’re excited about

Posted: 21 October 2014

In the past couple of months a few people have come to me wanting to give a portion of their annual bonus, tax refund, inheritance or redundancy package toward a specific project at Vine Church. Here are three I’ve let them know about:

Female City Pastor
First is Steph Toose joining our team as Female City Pastor. She starts in December this year with a...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News, Community

Oxygen Conference

Posted: 10 August 2014

Oxygen opportunity for church leaders to take 4 days out to breath in the goodness of God. This could not have come at a better time for Jules and I as last Monday, having dropped the kids off in Berry for 4 days, we walked out of our place into our local cafe (Salt), picked up our FW and XFW, and walked another 2 mins to Australian...

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Author: James / Categories: Events, Discipleship, News, Community, Reflection, Reviews

Training for our Community Groups

Posted: 17 July 2014

Are you a big picture or details person? Do you love the theory behind things or just getting stuck in? As I look out over our churches I see that at times we have heard so much about the WHY of Christian ministry but not always the HOW. Where are the little gems of wisdom that help us improve those practical things we need to get done in our Community...

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Author: James / Categories: Discipleship, Community

How do I stop knowing about God and start knowing God?

Posted: 20 May 2014 / Exodus 3-4

On Sunday night at church, we looked at Exodus 3–4 and how we all need to move from knowing about God to knowing God personally. But how do you do that?

In his classic, Knowing God, J.I. Packer answers that exact question. He writes,

How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is demanding, but simple. It is...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Community, Reflection

Questions about Vine Church finances

Posted: 14 April 2014

Thanks for everyone who engaged with last nights sermon in person and via response cards.

Here are a couple of questions I received afterwards regarding the discussion about finances.

What was the deal with your personal example last night?

One concern some people raised last night was my use of the personal example regarding giving. What I said was a...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Community
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