Category - News
Posted: 04 November 2016
Our prayer at Vine Church + St Michael’s is that God would make us a community of people who are:
Devoted to Christ (Magnification) by living for His glory and delighting in Him in everything
Devoted to growing in Christ’s likeness (Maturity) by engaging with His Word in community
Devoted to the body of Christ (Ministry) by using our time, talents and treasure...
Posted: 28 October 2016
"[A] community of love is meant to comfort the person who’s discouraged, to strengthen the person who’s weak, to encourage the person who has no hope, to come alongside the person who’s alone, to guide the person who’s lost his way, to give wisdom to the person lost in foolishness, to warn the person who’s beginning to wander, to correct the person turning...Continue Reading
Posted: 21 October 2016
One of the radical things which the Bible teaches is that there are no little people in the kingdom of God. We need each other because we are a body. And the body of Christ is not one big eyeball or nothing but a toenail: it is made up of many parts (1 Cor 12), and we are to function together in mutually helpful ways, recognising that while there are...Continue Reading
Posted: 14 October 2016
"Growth is the proof of life. It's natural and normal for all living things. Life never stands still. If you're not growing, you're dying." (Rick Warren)
One of the things we are devoted to as a church is growing. We want to be growing in faith, hope and love. Where there isn't growth there's decline and death. But where there is growth, there is joy and...Continue Reading
Posted: 30 September 2016
Are you satisfied yet? The search for fulfillment has plagued humanity for millennia, and doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. We live in a society driven by a seemingly insatiable desire for more- more wealth, more comfort, more knowledge, more experiences; and yet we are some of the least satisfied people in history. Have you ever thought that...Continue Reading
Posted: 23 September 2016
Life is by no stretch of the imagination plain sailing. Sometimes it feels like we are being blown and tossed on the seas of life and we can wonder whether we will ever find some solid ground. Psalm 46 says, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." I am looking forward to spending some time in this Psalm with you this Sunday to see...Continue Reading
Posted: 16 September 2016
Over the past two months we've spent our time wrestling with topics such as courage, guidance, and holy war as we've studied the book of Joshua. This Sunday is our last in the series as Andy Bryan teaches on Joshua's famous appeal at the end of the book to serve the Lord. We hope you can make it.
At the end of the service, there will be a time of sharing...Continue Reading
To be honest, this has been a bit of a rough week for me. This has been one of those weeks when I’ve been reminded over and over again just how easy it is to look at this world and get disheartened. Plans are frustrated, loved ones move away, and the brokenness of this world just hits home. I assume everyone knows the kind of week that I’m talking about. In...Continue Reading
Posted: 02 September 2016
Life can sometimes feel monotonous. We can feel like we’re on the treadmill going nowhere and yet expending much energy. This Sunday Andy Bryan will be speaking on Joshua 13-21 which has surprising insights for us on how to find meaning in monotony.
Also this week is the Ministry Fair. It’s going to be like O-week, but without the...Continue Reading
Posted: 26 August 2016
Decision making is one of the constant burdens of life. Whenever we 'do' anything, we make a choice. Choosing is unavoidable, and so are the consequences of our choices.
It's for this reason that Christians have always been fascinated with how God guides. We ask questions like: What is God's will for my life? How should I discern his voice and respond?...Continue Reading