Equip plays a crucial role in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. Choose from a wide selection of free short courses that range from theological and biblical study to practical training. Each course is designed to empower and encourage, giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you rise to God's call.

// I pray... asking God... to give you wisdom to see clearly and really understand who Christ is and all that he has done for you. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future he has called you to share... I pray you will begin to understand how incredibly great his power is to help those who believe him.// Ephesians 1v17-19

Vineyard Introductions provides the essential foundation of our Equip training program. These 6 evenings will give you a good understanding of who we are, what we believe, and why we do everything we do. 

New-ish here? Then join us for an essential introduction to the Vineyard Church! Hear where we’ve come from and where we’re placed in the UK Vineyard movement - and the wider Church generally. Discover our core beliefs and values, and our vision for the future. You’ll learn how we use the ‘Kingdom of God’ that Jesus so often talked about, as a lens to look at the world; explaining how it impacts and informs the way we read the Bible (including ‘spiritual gifts’), the way we pray for healing, the way we choose to live and the way we care and serve the community. It’ll also provide you with a great opportunity to meet our Senior Pastors Chris & Fliss, connect with the team here and meet more people from the church including other newcomers.

If you've recently completed our "Essentials Part 1" course, then you only need to come along to the last 3 weeks of Vineyard Introductions (3rd, 10th, 17th October). Email the office to sign up!

Or sign up to the next Vineyard Introductions running in Spring 2018.

Jesus commissioned his followers to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matt 28:18-21

 How many of us find this challenging?
Are overwhelmed by it?
Or feel inadequate for the task?

Rising to the Call will give you the tools and confidence you need to respond to this commission. We’ll look at what the Bible has to say about it, the part the Holy Spirit plays in helping us to do it, including how we can use the gifting He’s given us, and how your unique presence in this world is essential to God’s redemptive plan for creation. This is an opportunity to learn with others, with a bit of ‘practice’! Join us to work out how individuals like us can play a part in bringing God’s Kingdom to the world around us. Topics include:

Prophecy & Hearing the Voice of God
Our Spiritual Authority
The Spiritual Battle
Doing Ministry like Jesus
Dream Interpretation
In the Market place

Rising to the Call has already started this autumn, but you can sign up to the next one in spring 2018.

Each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and it’s His desire that we fully understand and experience this. God created us for intimacy with Himself, enjoy connection with others, and to experience the freedom of being ourselves.


However, in this world we can feel disconnected, ashamed and alone. Instead of being God-conscious where we rest in the knowledge that our identity is safe and splendid, we tend to lean towards being self-conscious where we protect or pretend our identity. This leads us to loose sight of God’s glory and therefore our true worth as His image bearers.

God wants to restore all this to us, so that as His sons and daughters we joyfully reveal His nature to the world as we live freely ourselves. Each member of the Trinity is involved in helping us to understand and experience this. This 6 session course will help you to engage with, and restore your relationship to, all members of the Trinity -- so that you would know you are fearfully & wonderfully made in the image of God. 

We especially recommend this course to Connect Group Leaders as further training to your pastoral skills.

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made has already started this autumn, but you can find out about similar courses like Restore, that are starting in spring 2018.

Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools and families. The GLS is a two-day event featuring world class speakers and live worship, that creates a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply in many different situations.

// A great mixture of speakers, both inspiring and practical. Sometimes leadership conferences can major on the inspirational, but don’t offer practical ways to take it back into your own situation. This conference was different! // Phil
// Sometimes leaders run out of fuel, direction and purpose. The GLS is an ideal cure. it challenged me, recharged me, reminded me of God’s purpose for my life and taught me many lessons through the teaching and interactions with the attendees. A life changing event. // Andrew
// I wish I had heard all this in my 20’s. But since God is not finished with me yet, better later than never. // Gill
// I have just completed two pages of feedback notes for our church and that is just headline stuff not detail. It is like a shot of adrenaline. // Mike
// As someone who experienced the GLS for the first time at Willow Creek (us) itself last year, this year’s UK experience was almost better. I expected it to be a poor imitation, but it really does recreate the atmosphere, spirituality and gospel enthusiasm of the main event. // Gordon

If you’re a REGULAR MEMBER of the St Albans Vineyard then great news - you’re eligible for a whopping 50% discount!



  • Hit the blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ link
  • Enter the code GLS17HCMR to populate our discounted rates
  • Then simply purchase your tickets

Please note unfortunately this discount can’t be extended to book tickets for friends or colleagues who aren’t members of the church themselves. You’ll be sent a short questionnaire to verify who are you; if you fail to complete this then your ticket purchase will be void.

Volunteer Roles Available 

If you'd like to volunteer to serve on the day, then you can get a FREE ticket! Just email the church office to find out what's involved and volunteer.


The Vineyard Institute was formed to develop leaders at all levels of church life through high quality theological training. If you are interested in developing your theological, biblical and leadership theory and practical application, then Vineyard Institute is for you.

Care is the pastoral arm of the Vineyard Church. There are a number of relationship courses and ministries all designed to help you practically in different situations. Whoever you are, whatever you're going through, there's something here for you.

We running both Internships and a Discipleship Year here at Vineyard. If you are serious about engaging with Jesus and serving His Church, then contact Richard to find out more about what each of these involve.