Posted: 13 February 2020
Vine Church Annual General Meeting
Monday, 23 March – 6.30pm
Join us at 6.30pm for sushi and drinks before the AGM starts at 7pm in the church building
The AGM is important for us as a church because it is the way we take responsibility for the governance, administration and representation of our church.
At the meeting will elect members to four roles: Parish Council, Wardens, Nominators and Synod Representatives. We're thankful to those that have served our church throughout 2019.
This is the broader governing body of our church – the elected representatives are joined by the wardens and lead pastor.
To read more about the role and...Continue Reading
Posted: 24 January 2020
At Vine Church, we want to help you find a church home with us. We want you to have a sense of belonging and community, and to know what we're on about!
Onboard is a great place to find out about our church, what we believe, meet some of the team and other new people. We’re excited about where we are heading as a church, and we want to share with you the key purposes behind our church and the Christian life as we aim to reach Surry Hills with the life, love and freedom that Jesus offer.
Onboard runs monthly in a relaxed and informal setting on a Sunday. After Onboard there will be an opportunity to join a community group and start serving. We'd love you to come along!
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?