Posted: 08 January 2020
The Road Trip That Changed The World
The social commentator, Mark Sayers, describes contemporary life as a road trip ‘offering the tantalizing possibility of freedom.’
The horizon invites us forward, its hidden promise urging us to accelerate into the future. Behind us our pasts and our pains mingle with the exhaust fumes and evaporate into the cooling night air… Yet the thrill of speed and the romance of the open road before us cannot mask the truth that we are lost. We have no map... and we are not sure where we are going.
But our dream is a destination-less dream. We drive into the unknown know not where we are going. We are promised freedom, but experience anxiety and...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 December 2019
We live in an increasingly anxious world, and Christians are not immune from mental health struggles.
Join us in January for our two part anxiety seminar with Lindy Hadges. Lindy is a counsellor with years of experience helping people through struggles with mental health and anxiety. She is a Christian, but her practical strategies and tips will be helpful for everyone. If you struggle with anxiety or would like to support those that do, we'd love to have you along.
Part 1 – Tuesday, 14 January (7pm)
Part 2 – Tuesday, 21 January (7pm)
Lindy shared part 1 with our church in July and it was so popular that we have asked her to come back! If you attended the...Continue Reading
Posted: 04 December 2019
Kanye West recently reminded the world with his new album that there is a king of heaven and earth who is good – he brings life and light, and loves us deeply. Whether you go to church, or haven't been in years, we'd love to invite you to celebrate Christmas with us.
Sunday, 8 December (10am & 4.30pm): Jesus is King – Fact or Fairytale?
Sunday, 15 December (10am & 4.30pm): Jesus is King – Why do we need him?
Sunday, 22 December (10am & 4.30pm): Jesus is King – Why can't we see him?
Tuesday, 24 December (5pm): Christmas Eve Family Carols Service + BBQ, jumping castle and activities for the kids
Tuesday, 24 December (9pm):...Continue Reading
Posted: 13 November 2019
It's time to dust off Mariah's Christmas album, pull out the tinsel and celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus with the Vine Church fam!
Join us at 'Tropic Like It's Hot', our annual Christmas Party. There'll be great food, fun games for adults and kids and ice cream!
Saturday, 14 December (4pm–8pm)
Vine Church Backyard
Kids welcome! BYO Drinks
Click here for tickets
Please note ticket sales close on Monday, 2 December
Posted: 16 October 2019
We are living in an age of fragmentation.
Loneliness and anxiety are worldwide epidemics; tensions fester between different social tribes; our sense of belonging is temporary and shallow; we feel adrift amidst the constant churning of relationships and jobs; hyper-mobility leaves us giddy with choice; hyper-connectivity crowds our minds with static; our sense of self ever shape-shifts and we struggle to find our true self; we're constantly seeking out the next life upgrade.
Our city needs Jesus! We need the life-changing connection he brings. This is what the future of Vine Church is about. People connected to the life, love and freedom Jesus offers. Join us as we set our...Continue Reading
Posted: 05 September 2019
Singleness, separation, friends with benefits, cohabitation, masturbation, pornography, sexual brokenness, divorce...all touchy subjects.
Join us for a three week series as we discuss what Jesus has to say about love, sex and marriage.
September 8 – Real Marriage: naked and not ashamed
September 15 – Love and the Dating Game: flexting, flirting and falling in love
September 22 – Sex on a Desert Island: singleness, solo-sex and sexual brokenness.
Posted: 25 June 2019
The Beatles said
“All YOU NEED IS LOVE”
but then they broke up.
Love is the thing we all know we need. And yet love is the thing we struggle so much to get right. It is a vague and often overused term; sentimental and squishy. It is rarely strong and enduring. God is love. There can be few more famous statements in the Bible, and few more wonderful. And by this statement, we don’t mean God is squishy and sentimental, but that he’s willing to pay whatever it costs to look after those he sets his heart upon. We need a bigger picture of God’s love — the height, the depth, the width and the breadth of God’s love — especially as it relates to his authority, his jealousy, his...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 June 2019
Saturday August 3 – 2.30pm
Join us at Nourish 2019, where women of Vine Church gather, encourage one another and learn from God's word.
Often we struggle to see God at work in the world, and in our own lives. We know he's there, but what does that look like?
This year, Nourish is all about God's limitless power and limitless blessing in our lives - all of the abundant provision and things that he has done for us. We want to encourage one another spending time together, teach each other and enjoy great barista coffee and food together. Coming to Nourish is a great way to grow in your faith, and get to know other women at Vine Church.
What will Nourish look like?
Posted: 03 June 2019
Starting Friday 14, June
The Jungle is a kids club hosted by Vine Church, Surry Hills. Every Friday afternoon (during school terms) kids can come to hang out, play some games and explore who God is. Everyone in years 3-6 is welcome at the Jungle!
Who are the leaders at The Jungle?
The Jungle is led by Bruce Linton, who has over 30 years experience running programs for kids. Bruce is currently involved in teaching Special Religious Education (SRE) at Crown St and Bourke St Public School. Bruce’s team of leaders all hold current working with children checks and have completed training in safe ministry.
I would like to bring my child to The Jungle. What do I need to...Continue Reading
Posted: 28 May 2019
Over this series we've had more than 70 visitors - friends, colleagues, family members and lots of people who don't normally come to church. If you have someone in your life who doesn't normally come to church or know much about Jesus, the next three weeks are an amazing opportunity to bring them along.
Our weeks can often feel like they are crammed full of iCal reminders, running late to catch up with friends, and turning around on a Sunday night to do it all again. In the midst of all of this, it's easy to keep running on autopilot.
This Sunday Al Stewart will be preaching on 'What's the point when my calendar is full but I'm running on empty?' - giving us hope in a busy...Continue Reading