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.

Tuesdays 7.45pm-9.45pm
20, 27 Feb & 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 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

Please note, we ask you to please complete Vineyard Introductions before you join Rising to the Call.

Tuesdays 7.45pm-9.45pm
20, 27 Feb & 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 2018

These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun! 

Each evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week. All the workshops are completely free - come along to as many as you like! Find out from Marna when the next set of workshops are running.

 

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

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.