One of the main purposes of Church is to connect with God and with one another. We want to do whatever we can to help you get plugged in, make it easy to meet new people and get involved.

 

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Come and get connected. Find a place where you're accepted, affirmed and encouraged. Wherever you are and whatever you believe, there's a place for you to be yourself, make lasting friendships, and enjoy exploring faith.

FIND A GROUP

Connect Groups are at the very core of the Vineyard Church. If we want to grow in our understanding and connection with Jesus and with others, then Connect Groups are an essential part of that process. They're an amazing tool to help us make real and lasting relationships, create community and grow our focus upwards and outwards.

After all, you can get all the Bible teaching you want, but if you don't have a place to discuss, explore and practice it, then it just becomes information. Connect Groups are designed for you to:

  • Be accepted, affirmed and encouraged.
  • Explore, develop and thrive in your own God-given gifts and abilities.
  • Be part of building others up to become free and full followers of Christ.
  • Be challenged whilst being supported.
  • Provide an ideal training ground to practice those 'spiritual gifts' the Bible talks about.
  • Connect with pastoral support ministries should you find yourself in a difficult season.
  • Work out how to communicate the transformation you've experienced to others.

Can't find a group?

Perhaps you aren't sure which group would suit you?
Perhaps you're new to church and want to go at a slower pace?
Or maybe you have young kids and can't get out of the house in the evenings?
In which case, would you be willing to host a Connect Group?

GROUP MAP

Joining a Sunday team is a great way of connecting with others at the Vineyard. Let us help you to get involved and find a team that you'll enjoy being a part of.

If you're a young student (18-23 ish) then get connected with our student group. We meetup for various socials, a regular Connect Group on Wednesday evenings and always a monthly Sunday lunch. Drop Paige or Richard your contact details and we'll be touch with more info. 

WHAT IS ALPHA?

The Alpha Course provides a unique opportunity for you to discuss and explore Christianity and life's big questions in an informal, fun and friendly environment. Whether you're an atheist or have never considered any kind of spiritual existence, Alpha is a place where you can find out more about Jesus and ask questions in an open and non judgmental place.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Alpha runs over 10 Monday evenings, each beginning with a cooked dinner where you can meet and get to know others who've joined the course. After that, there's a short easy-to-listen-to talk addressing a particular question relating to faith, religion, spirituality and life. It's not meant to be treated as a lecture but more as an opportunity for you to explore what you really think. After the talk we break into smaller discussion groups over coffee & cake. It's the perfect time for you to share your thoughts about what's been discussed that evening. 

The whole purpose of the course is to provide a space where you can ask your questions about Jesus, about Christianity, the Church and Bible - so don't be shy!

You can expect a warm welcome each evening. Whether you're by yourself or coming with friends, we'll do our best to make you feel right at home. Lots of people want to try out the first evening before they commit to the whole course - which you are very welcome to do. The entire course, including dinner, is completely free.

WHEN IS THE NEXT ALPHA?

The next Alpha course begins on Monday 22nd January 2018 and will run for 10 weeks (every Monday). We start at 7.30pm and aim to finish by about 10pm. Included in the course is a Saturday session which looks at the Holy Spirit - who he is, what he does and how to engage with him