2024 Weekend Aways

Time away, together.

Whether you’ve been with us every week or are new to Vine Church, we would love you to join us on a weekend away. It’ll be great time together, relaxing with friends and hearing engaging Bible talks.


Why go away for the weekend?

At Vine Church we believe life is best lived in community and one Weekend Away is worth 40 Sundays of relational time. 

Our hope is that at each Weekend away you will have the opportunity to:

In 2024, we will be hosting congregation weekend aways, to provide you with the opportunity to gather with the people you do church with each week. 

2024 Weekend Aways

Weekend Away

Weekend Away

Weekend Away

"so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."
1 Thessalonians 2:8

Some FAQs about Weekend Aways:

We would love you to register as soon as rego opens for your congregations’ weekend away, so that you don’t miss out. More than that, we’d love to cater for you well! Feel free to reach out with your questions and get them answered.

If you have kids, we’d love to make sure that there are more than enough helpers and that we can give you a room that suits you and your family. There will be a kids program at the 9.15am Weekend Away only. 

Every year we have people who would love to come on the weekend away, but aren’t able to afford it. We have put aside subsidies to make this possible, and some people have already got in touch about them which is great! Please don’t be nervous about approaching us, we would love to chat to you about them. Matt Straw (matt@vinechurch.com.au) is the best person to talk to.

The weekend away is designed to be great from start to finish so we encourage you to come for the whole thing if we can. After early bird registrations close, day tickets and other accomodation options (if available) will be released. Please get in touch if you have more questions. 

Friday night will be a chilled and relaxed night. We know that not everyone will be able to make it at 6pm or 7pm so please join us when you are able. Please have dinner before you arrive (or bring it with you). There are lots of good options in the township of Stanwell Park or Helensburgh.

Just like our Sunday gatherings, we will have a great kids program running throughout the 9.15am weekend away during most sessions. 

There will be no creche or kids programs at 11am or 4.30pm weekend aways.

Yes, the venues we choose are very skilled at accommodating for different dietary needs. Please notify us in the registration form and we will ensure that is communicated to the venue. 

The details of the schedule are still being worked and will be tailored to each specific congregation. However you can expect time praying together, praising in song, interviews and testimonies, opening the bible, hearing from God’s word and enjoying meals together.

In addition we’ll have some time and activities to help you connect with others from your congregation. You’ll also get to enjoy the beautiful site and its surrounds during free time. We won’t jam pack it with too much organised activities as we know how important weekends are to relax. 

Yes (and no)! For those of us still in Sydney we will be able to gather for church at the services not on their weekend away. 

For instance:

  • 11am + 4.30pm services will happen on the Sunday of the 9.15am weekend away.
  • 9.15am + 4.30pm services will happen on the Sunday of the 11am weekend away; and
  • 9.15am + 11am services will happen on the Sunday of the 4.30pm weekend away.

Digging deep into God's word.

At each of the three weekend aways, we invite a guest speaker to open up God’s word for us. Each year we try to choose a topic of theological depth or a relevant issue. 

This year’s topic is “Practical Christianity”

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