Category - Reflection

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

Loneliness

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

Nourish Women’s Conference 2017

Posted: 10 May 2017

Overlooking picturesque Watsons Bay the women at church gathered last weekend to learn about Finding God Amongst Life’s Tangles. The autumn sun was in peak form for warm discussions and good banter, many laughs and even a few literal tangles as the day unfolded. 

We were treated to fine preaching as Janet Riley took us from the yearnings of Psalm 42 to...

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Author: Esther Neate / Categories: Events, News, Reflection

Sarah’s Weekend Away thoughts

Posted: 01 April 2017

With something like 160 of us, there were plenty of both old and new faces as Viners gathered at Collaroy for our annual Weekend Away. The stunning coastal setting was the perfect scene to be reminded of the immensity of our God as Joel Hollier led us on a journey into Hebrews in three parts.

First, we were challenged to expand our perception of how big...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, Reflection

Weekend Away Reflection

Posted: 29 March 2017

There's something profoundly moving about seeing community deepening, friendships formed, and God's people sitting under His word. This past weekend, Vine Church + St Michael's had the opportunity to head to Collaroy for our annual Weekend Away where over 170 people gathered for what was an exciting and encouraging time.

Sessions were spent hearing...

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Author: Joel Hollier / Categories: Events, Reflection

5 questions to ask of 2016

Posted: 28 December 2016

Just recently as a staff team, we took stock of what has been a busy and exciting year. Someone described the year as like being on a rollercoaster. Only the whole year was like the drop as we held on to the safety bar for dear life.

As we looked back on the year we could see the way that God had been working through each of the team members and in our...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: Reflection

Pray for uncompromising truth

Posted: 08 May 2016 / Revelation 2:12-17

Over the next couple of weeks we are looking at the seven things Jesus longs for for his church, from Revelation 2-3. We’d love you to pray that these seven things would indeed characterise our church.

This week, please pray that we’d be marked by uncompromising truth.

Day 1 That we would hold fast to the truth in God's word (Titus 1:9)

Day 2 That we...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Reflection, Sermon Series

Pray for fearless endurance

Posted: 24 April 2016 / Revelation 2:8-11

Over the next couple of weeks we are looking at the seven things Jesus longs for for his church, from Revelation 2-3. We’d love you to pray that these seven things would indeed characterise our church.
This week, please pray that we’d be marked by faithful endurance.

Day 1 That as we endure we would be marked by hope (Romans 5)

Day 2 That we would be...

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Author: Steph Toose / Categories: Reflection, Sermon Series

Pray for deep love

Posted: 17 April 2016 / Revelation 2:1-7

Over the next couple of weeks we are looking at the seven things Jesus longs for for his church, from Revelation 2-3. We’d love you to pray that these seven things would indeed characterise our church.
This week, please pray that we’d be marked by deep love

Day 1 Pray for Deep Love: That our hearts might burn with desire to know God more. (Luke 10:27)

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Author: Joel Hollier / Categories: Reflection, Sermon Series

Oxygen Conference

Posted: 10 August 2014

Oxygen Conference...an 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
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