Posted: 28 July 2020
Join us on Sunday online at 10am and 4.30pm
This Sunday was mean’t to be the relaunch of services at Vine Church. But given we are seeing COVID cases growing in Sydney, with some local hotspots (thank you Harpoon Harry!) we’ve decided to postpone the relaunch to Sunday 16 August.
This is disappointing for us all. I hope you feel the loss.
Christ bled and died to overcome the way sin scatters us into seperate tribes and isolates us as self willed people. He died to bring us to God and to remove the hostility between nations, families and neighbours. Every time we gather, we proclaim the miracle of what Jesus has done in bringing us together....Continue Reading
Posted: 23 July 2020
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose is the signature rallying cry of coach Eric Taylor's high school football team in the TV series Friday Night Lights. Coach Taylor draws in these wayward young men and gives them a vision for what they could be (clear eyes), loyalty to their teammates (full hearts), and an undying confidence that whatever the scoreboard says right now, they will win in the end (can't lose).
Every Christian on team Jesus has the same motto, and it's the work of the Holy Spirit who helps us play the game before us.
The Holy Spirit gives us clear eyes to see what truly matters in life.
He gives us full hearts that are passionate for Jesus and teammates. ...Continue Reading
Posted: 29 June 2020
We're thankful to God for the way he has worked through Vine Church in 2019. It was a year where our church grew significantly, people came to know Jesus for the first time and we pursued our Connect Building Renewal. Click below to read our 2019 Annual Report.
Posted: 22 May 2020
Drugs, politics, pornography, domestic abuse, and euthanasia are just some of the complex issues Christians face today. They raise questions that become heavy with our own life experiences and today's cultural expectations.
Join us as we bring these loaded questions to the Bible and seek to engage where people are at with insight, passion, and faith
Drugs & Alcohol: Is there anything wrong with getting drunk and high?
Sunday, 7 June 2020
Dave Jensen, Former Captain in the Australian Infantry and Pastor at EV Church
Public Faith: Should Christians impose their morality on society?
Sunday, 14 June 2020
Michael Kellahan, Director of Freedom for Faith
Pornography: Is...Continue Reading
Posted: 26 April 2020
We are living in a moment of unprecedented uncertainty, and we’ve been confronted with the fact that our jobs, our investments, our health, our families, our nation, even our way of life is insecure and fragile.
Our world is reeling from events beyond our control and we find ourselves vulnerable to the spread of disease, the decline in financial markets, instability in employment, and the decisions of our leaders and our neighbours. We are experiencing massive impact on our lives, our health, our work and our leisure.
Where is God in all this and what is he saying to a world during troubled times?
The prophet Habakkuk in the Bible speaks to his nation in the midst of their...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 April 2020
This season of uncertainty is likely to continue as the economic impact of Covid–19 grows. We know of many people already that have been stood down, made redundant or had their hours cut significantly. Many families with kids are cut off from family support and childcare, and many of our 4.30pm congregation are significantly impacted by the cuts experienced in part time and casual jobs. Through all of this, God is still sovereign and loves us immensely.
Giving to the Covid Care Fund
This week we have been able to open the 'Covid Care Fund' through the Vine Church foundation. This is tax deductible to give towards, and will be administered by Kate Stace (our Director of...Continue Reading
Posted: 02 April 2020
Jesus shocked the world when he died and came back to life three days later.
He was God himself who traded his life for our freedom from death and sin. Today, we can break free from fear and guilt because Jesus went from death to life.
Whether you come to church or haven't been in years, we'd love to invite you to celebrate Easter online with us! In uncertain times, Jesus offers rock solid hope because of what happened that first Easter. In uncertain and anxious times, we'd love to welcome you into our community and share with you how Jesus offers hope beyond the grave. If you have never stepped through our doors, joining us on online is a great way to experience church for...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 March 2020
We live in unprecedented times! As health updates and information has changed, the staff team have met to discuss options for us as a church. We are committed to caring for the vulnerable, and this has led us to make difficult decisions.
Watch a video from our Lead Pastor, Toby Neal here
What's the plan?
As we face this unpredecented health crisis, we know that God is still sovereign and He loves us. We are committed to gathering together – although that will look different for the time being. We want to love and care for one another, keep growing in our love and knowledge of the Lord Jesus and continue to adapt as necessary as time goes on.
Sunday Gatherings will be...Continue Reading
Posted: 13 March 2020
The health and safety of every person who walks into Vine Church continues to be a top priority for us. We are carefully monitoring the evolving COVID–19 (Coronvavirus) situation through NSW Health, local health authorities and the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. We continue to take a proactive approach to keep our community healthy, but at the moment there is no need to avoid gatherings if you are well. While we are not currently making any changes to events or schedules, we are taking the following extra precautions to mitigate risk:
1. In our facilities we are encouraging a greater level of hand washing and cleaning, especially with kitchen supplies and utensils. There will be...Continue Reading
Posted: 12 March 2020
Whether you've been with us every week or are new to Vine Church, we would love you to join us on our weekend away. We're going to have a great time together at the beautiful Stanwell Tops, relaxing with friends and hearing Bible talks.
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 June (The Tops Conference Centre)
Speaker: Derek Hanna
Derek lives in Brisbane with his wife Jacqueline and their three boys where they attend Ithica Presbyterian Church. Derek works for Geneva Push, one of our global partners where he helps new churches start all around Australia. Derek loves cricket, reading, and spends his time buying things faster than his boys can destroy them.