Category - Events
Posted: 09 September 2015
Living with Purpose
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. You are not an accident and your birth was no mistake. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. If you want your life to add up in the end, you must begin with God.
Join us this October as we celebrate the coming together of two...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Posted: 23 April 2015
We had an amazing turn out last night for our first Faith & Theology for the year, as we listened to Toby Neal present an overview of the Doctrines of Grace.
We looked at a number of things, including:
- the weightlessness of God in our cuiture and the need to have a deeper knowledge of him,
- the events which gave rise to the Protestant...
Posted: 27 March 2015
Soon after the Ayatollah Khomeini called for a fatwa on Salman Rushdie for his controversial book, The Satanic Verses, Rushdie said, ‘Doubt ... is the central condition of a human being in the 20th century ... We cannot any longer have a fixed certain view of anything ... Certainty crumbles in your hand ... Everything we know is pervaded by doubt.’
Posted: 23 February 2015
While for some of us Jesus rescued us literally from the gutters, for many of us our story of God saving us seems quite mundane. However, everyone who is a Christian has a story about how they came to follow Jesus and what God has done and is doing in their life. The Bible says that you were rescued from the dominion of darkness brought into the Kingdom of...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 February 2015
This Sunday we're going to be celebrating God's amazing work in the lives of his people as we baptise Frances Ng, Tom Baker and Mike Wziontek.
Baptism is an outward sign of the inward change Jesus promises to those who come to him. Baptism says: Jesus has washed my sins away (Hebrews 10:22); I have died and risen with Christ (Romans 6:1-7); and I pledge...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 February 2015
This year we're gathering the women of Vine Church together on a number of occasions to encourage each other through our fellowship and from God's word. These will be great opportunities to meet together, and the first is coming up this Thursday night, as we come together to talk about the topic of singleness.
For some women, singleness can feel like a...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 December 2014
Christmas Eve (4:30pm)
On Christmas Eve, we are getting together for a special service remembering the need to be ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus by looking at his parable on the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13).
Crown Street Public School
356 Crown Street
Christmas Day (9:30am, Shannon Reserve)
We're having a relaxed and low key...
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...
Posted: 13 October 2014
Open Forums are for anyone wanting to discuss objections to the Christian faith in an open forum over drinks in a local pub. No matter who you are — sceptic, seeker or saint — we’d love to have you join us. Each Open Forum begins with a 15 min talk, which will be followed by an extended Q&A dialogue.
This open forum we will be considering the topic: