Category - Community

Loneliness: part 2

Posted: 17 August 2017

Following on from the post earlier in the week on loneliness, a friend shared with me today this article on why single is not the same as lonely.

"For those of us who remain single, we might not experience the unique depth of intimacy with one person that a married friend might, but we can enjoy a unique breadth of intimacy with a number of close friends...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Community, Reflection


Posted: 16 August 2017

Last week there was yet another article in the news on loneliness. Loneiliness is a massive problem many people in our city and our church face. The article gives 6 tips to avoid loneliness. Here's my adaption for our community:

1. When you meet up with people at church don't just talk about your job and social life. Share how God's been changing you,...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Community, Reflection

Man Camp 2017

Posted: 03 February 2017

Join us as we escape the city and head to the stunning surrounds of the Basin campsite, just one hour drive from Sydney. Always a highlight of the church calendar, Man Camp is one weekend you don't want to miss out on. We'll eat good food, relax together and be challenged with some thought provoking talks and discussions. 

When & Where: 24-26 February...

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Categories: Community

Help us create a playground for kids

Posted: 26 February 2016

Over the last couple of weeks a bunch of amazing volunteers have been working hard to create a playground at St Michael’s to help reach local families via a Playgroup starting in March. We need your help to make it great!

1. You can volunteer some time to help build, paint, create the space. Let us know here.

2. You can give to provide one of a number...

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

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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
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