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Community 2018-06-05T00:51:20+00:00

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Vineyard Brisbane West is a community of Christ-followers who enjoy meeting together and serving God and our wider-community. We value relationships above projects, yet we believe there’s a divine wellspring of life that God wants to bubble up in you and flow outward into the community.

Our hope is to see you sowing yourself, your gifts and your resources into both growing Kingdom Community and enjoying the fruit of it. Get connected to one of our Community Groups or ministries; build relationships and be a blessing to others; and if the Father prompts you to start something, we’d love to talk with you about giving it a go!

Community Groups are a vital way to live life together at Vineyard Brisbane West. Our groups are inspired by the Apostolic Church described in the book of Acts, chapter 2:

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people.” 

Community Groups exist for people to know one another and to be known as we follow Jesus together. To do that effectively, our groups have up to 15 people, who meet regularly for the purpose of building one another up spiritually & relationally and/or for evangelistic outreach.

Life-changing groups have the following characteristics: 

  • Upward Focus: Knowing God 
  • Inward Focus: Knowing each other 
  • Outward Focus: Reaching out to those who don’t know Jesus 
  • Forward Focus: Raising up new leaders. 

Keeping these last two in focus ensures that we grow and multiply just like the Apostolic Church who added to their number daily.

Our hope is that as relationships form at group, they will grow to transcend a once or twice a fortnightly meeting and spill over into each another’s ongoing rhythms of life.

Community Groups encourage a sense of family, a really healthy family! We may not always agree, but we’ll always feel safe, loved no matter what, forgiven when we do dumb things or say dumb or mean things. When something good happens for us, everyone will celebrate with us. When something bad or difficult happens, those same people will be the ones crying with us.

Community Groups make it easy for everyone to belong, where we think of how we’d like to be cared for and care for others that way. When we feel loved and accepted we want to keep coming back!

Our adult groups typically meet weekly or fortnightly in homes across Brisbane and Ipswich, where we spend time together sharing food, discussing the Scriptures, worshipping, praying, and looking for opportunities to serve one another and our cities.

The Community Groups season runs from February through November, and generally groups with available space can be joined at any point during that season. Some groups may take a break in school holidays or run for a shorter season following a specific program. We take Summers off from formal groups and encourage our community to gather in other ways.

Worshipping the King

In the Vineyard we love worshipping the King. Our fellowship has many passionate musos. If music is your thing you’re welcome to join our Worship Community. Contact Katrina McDougall or Dan Weekes to find out more.

Worship the King home group is once again available in 2018 if you’d like to host it in your home. See our weekly email newsletter for upcoming dates.

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Children

We have seen amazing growth and multiplication in our Children’s Ministry. This would not have been possible without our team of faithful volunteers. Children are a big deal for Jesus and so they are a big deal for us! We run a discipleship group during our Sunday gathering called Jump for ages 4 to 11.

If you’ve been part of our community for over six months and you’d like to invest in our kids then please let us know and we’ll begin the process of applying for a Blue Card.

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Youth

We are passionate to see our youth equipped to stand strong and be a light to their friends. Since 2017 we’ve seen 7 of them get baptised! We run our Gen Impact discipleship group during our Sunday gathering for ages 12 to 17.

If you’ve been part of our community for over six months and you’d like to inspire and invest in our youth then please let us know and we’ll begin the process of applying for a Blue Card.

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Women’s Group

We find that women rarely set aside time for themselves as they juggle the responsibilities of work and family. Our belief is that it’s essential for us to create space to hear what God is saying to us.

Our small group is friendly, supportive and relaxed. Come as you are… you’ll be loved!

Join us fortnightly on Wednesday evenings. Contact Helen Gould to find out when and where we’re meeting next.

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Spiritual Gifts

Join us for an 8-week course on Growing in Words of Knowledge. God is speaking all the time! Jesus tells us in John chapter 10 that his sheep know his voice. Learn to hear the secrets of God’s heart and how to share them with others.

We meet in Springfield on Tuesday evenings. Contact Helen Gould if you’d like more info.

Theology Group

Do you enjoy discussing theology? Join our Theology Group on the 2nd Monday of the month in Jamboree Heights from 8pm.

Contact Scott McQuaker for more info.

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Refugee Connect

The cry of God’s heart should be the cry of our heart! Refugee Connect is a registered charity set up as a Christian based refugee relief centre.

We help refugees and people seeking asylum who are in Brisbane to settle in and integrate with the wider community.

Contact Ken and Ros Myers if you’d like to get involved and for more info visit refugeeconnect.org.au

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