Category - Discipleship
Posted: 22 February 2017
On Friday night, around 40 women gathered in the church hall at St Michael's for the inaugural Ignite evening. A beautiful space was created for conversations that encouraged vision and ideas. We started to think and pray for the year ahead over an amazing dinner.
Carmen inspired us by sharing how God grew her through a difficult time; she shared that it...
Posted: 05 May 2016
One of the staples of the Christian life is reading the Bible for yourself daily. As we read the BIble for ourselves, we grow to understand and know God more. As we read the Bible, the Holy Spirit changes our hearts to love God and his ways more and more. This term we want to help all our members be more devoted to God by helping them with their...Continue Reading
Posted: 01 June 2015
During the last six weeks we have been looking at the Doctrines of Grace, and over this time I have been asked the question, “What do other Protestant churches believe about this topic?” And the fact is that the Protestant churches have been split on this issue for a long time. And therefore, we would never say to somebody, ‘You can’t join Vine Church...Continue Reading
Posted: 27 April 2015
We had a great night on Sunday thinking through whether God really is in control of our world.
Here are a couple of resources to help you keep thinking through this:
Widow, Lisa Beamer's thoughts on God's sovereignty over the September 11 tragedy (read online)
"God knew the terrible choices the terrorists would make and that Todd Beamer would die as a...Continue Reading
Posted: 09 April 2015
As God's people from all nations gather around His throne they cry out with a loud voice saying, "Salvation belongs to the Lord" (Revelation 7:10). This cry is what has lead believers over the centuries to see that our every step of our salvation is a gift from God. In our new series 'Doctrines of Grace'...Continue Reading
Posted: 22 January 2015
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
— Gospel of John 20:30-31
At the end of the Gospel of...Continue Reading
Posted: 01 October 2014
Vine Church seeks to grow each members identity in Christ that they may mature in their walk with God. Through our 'LEARNER' Identity, Vine Church members can use resources such as online talks, articles, and books to grow in their knowledge of God. Below you will find a listing of such helpful resources that anyone can use on their own, in their Gospel...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Posted: 29 July 2014
Vine Growth Short Courses
As we seek to provide Vine Church with practical training in different areas of ministry life, we come to looking at how to prepare to lead other's in God's Word. But firstly, we need to understand that this training is not 'how to lead other's in God's Word' but instead 'how to prepare to lead other's in God's word'. In my...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 July 2014
Are you a big picture or details person? Do you love the theory behind things or just getting stuck in? As I look out over our churches I see that at times we have heard so much about the WHY of Christian ministry but not always the HOW. Where are the little gems of wisdom that help us improve those practical things we need to get done in our Community...Continue Reading