Posted: 21 December 2012 / Isaiah 9:1-7
Come and join us this Sunday night for some carols with vibe. The band has been practising and have chosen 6 great carols including folky 'God rest ye merry gentlemen.'
Toby Neal is going to be finishing off the series on Reasons for Hope by opening up the famous prophesy in Isaiah 9:
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light. . .
Posted: 02 December 2012
Come and join us this Christmas to explore how Jesus brings hope to our lives, our city and our world. This hope has the power to dispel the lurking suspicion that all our getting and spending amounts to nothing more than fidgeting while we wait for death. There are reasons for hope…
Join us at our new location:
Crown Street Public School Auditorium...Continue Reading
Posted: 30 October 2012
Toby was recently interviewed on 89.7 Eastside FM by Stephanie Watson in the episode "New approaches to religion in the east".
Posted: 25 October 2012 / 1 John 3:2
This Sunday we will be finishing our series in 1 John by looking at what some call the 'beatific vision' or the 'visio dei' (vision of God), about which the apostle John writes,
we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:2)
Hear how one writer describes what this experience will be like:
The highest...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 October 2012
Vine Church would like to invite you to our first ever Faith & Work event to be held at the office of Pacific Equity Partners with guest speaker Simon Pillar. Simon is a founder and managing director of Pacific Equity Partners, a member of St Thomas' North Sydney and he will be speaking on the integration of faith and work.
This event will be the first...Continue Reading
Posted: 07 October 2012 / Galatians 2:10
Update The festival was a hit. We talked to people about Fair Trade, Church in Surry Hills and the balloons were popular among the kids. More photos below.
The Surry Hills Festival is coming up on the 27th October and Vine Church is going to be part of it. The festival is all about the community coming together to celebrate arts, sustainability, music,...Continue Reading
Posted: 21 September 2012
This Sunday we are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Greg Clarke speaking on the topic: God & Art: Do the Arts give us access to the Divine?
What I am really looking forward to is hearing him combine a deep reflection on the gospel with an appreciation and understanding of culture. Greg has a great ability to make complex ideas clear and understandable and...Continue Reading
Posted: 19 September 2012
We have some great guest speakers coming up in our Sunday Services and also a Faith & Work night. Whether you are looking for a new church family or exploring the relevance of Jesus, we'd love you to join us:
God & Art: Does the Arts give us access to the Divine?
Greg Clarke (CEO of The Bible Society)
Sunday, 23 September, 4pm, Surry Hills Library
Posted: 14 September 2012
This Sunday we are looking at God's "yes" to their world from 1 John 2:12-17.
Very often we think of God's laws and commands as his "no" to us and the world.
"No, don't do that!"
"No, don't touch that!"
"No don't say that!"
As a result whenever Christians start talking about what we should and shouldn't do we come across as boring grumblers who...Continue Reading
Posted: 10 September 2012
Are our community groups missional?
Here are some things to help you assess your groups health:
"A missional small group is not necessarily one that is doing some kind of specific evangelism program (although that is to be recommended). Rather, its members
• love and talk positively about the city/neighborhood
• speak in language that is not filled...Continue Reading