God In The Waiting

God In The Waiting

On the first Sunday in Advent, when we’re waiting and anticipating Christmas, Georgia Gasson talks about staying close to God while we’re in similar seasons of waiting for the fulfilment of prayers and promises in our lives.

Thanksgiving Services 2017

Thanksgiving Services 2017

Steve Burnhope interviews James Tweats (who leads Aylesbury Vineyard’s Storehouse compassion ministries), Simon Neal (co-founder and director of the charity Every Life) and Daniel and Emily Smith (Senior Pastors of the soon to be launched Gloucester Vineyard church plant). These are the three projects that the Church is being invited to give to, financially, this Thanksgiving.

Money Matters

Money Matters

In the lead-up to our 2017 Thanksgiving Services, Steve Burnhope offers a broad biblical perspective on how, as Christians, we should think about our giving today — including: “Is tithing just ‘Old Testament legalism’?”

One in Christ

One in Christ

On Sunday 12 November, Vineyard Kids took over the running of both Services! Amelia Godden’s talk, to adults and children together, challenges us that even though we’re not all the same, we can stand out as one people of God by how we love and forgive each other.

Fostering and Adoption Sunday

Fostering and Adoption Sunday

Guest Speaker Helen Murphy, Senior Associate Pastor at Trent Vineyard, shares her passion to see the church embrace and engage with God’s heart for children through fostering and adoption. Helen also shares some of her own experience of fostering with husband Tom and their four daughters.

Do You Want To Change …?

Do You Want To Change …?

Christianity is not just a one-time event of becoming a Christian, but a continuous process of transformation, to increasingly become more like Jesus. Steve Burnhope suggests five questions we can ask ourselves that will show us whether we still want to change.

Commissioning Services

Commissioning Services

As we commission Daniel and Emily Smith as the Senior Pastors of the new Gloucester Vineyard Church, Steve Burnhope shares some personal advice and encouragement to them — three ways in which they should “pursue righteousness” (Isaiah 51:1–2) in their calling to church plant.

Baptisms Sunday

Baptisms Sunday

Steve Burnhope briefly explains the biblical basis for why we do this strange thing called ‘baptism’!

Dedication Service

Dedication Service

On the occasion of Ivy Whichelow’s dedication, Steve Burnhope explains how thinking about the love of Ivy’s parents (Amy and Ashley) towards her can help us grasp the love of God our Heavenly Father towards us.

Aylesbury Vineyard’s 20th Birthday Services Interviews

Aylesbury Vineyard’s 20th Birthday Services Interviews

During the Church’s Birthday Services, current Senior Pastors Steve and Lyn Burnhope interviewed Mick and Lynn Elias (the founding Senior Pastors) and Rick and Lulu Williams (the founding Senior Pastors of Riverside Vineyard, our ‘sending’ Church).

The video below features short interviews with some of the Church on the occasion of its 20th birthday. It also includes goodwill messages from Mick and Lynn Elias (the Church’s founding Senior Pastors) and Rick and Lulu Williams (founding Senior Pastors of Riverside Vineyard, our ‘sending’ Church).

Release from ‘Blame’

Release from ‘Blame’

Lyn Burnhope talks about the corrosive effects of ‘blaming’ and how through Jesus we can prevent it stealing our futures.

‘Big Questions’ 3 — Heaven and Hell

‘Big Questions’ 3 — Heaven and Hell

In the final talk in this series, Steve Burnhope talks about the challenge of ‘That was then, but this is now’ — how, whether we realise it or not, we’re all Bible interpreters, applying the Bible as the Word of God in today’s world — before sharing his perspective on the ‘Big Questions’ of Heaven and Hell!

‘Big Questions’ 2 — Creation

‘Big Questions’ 2 — Creation

Can we really expect people to believe “What the Bible says” in an Age of Science? In the second of our ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope continues from last week’s talk about the nature of the Bible as ‘God’s Word’ and how it helps us understand the Creation account in Genesis.

‘Big Questions’ 1 — The Bible

‘Big Questions’ 1 — The Bible

For some people, the Bible answers their questions about God. For others, it causes them! In the first of our ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope takes on “How can we expect people to believe the Bible any more, in an Age of Science?” “What do we mean when we talk about the Bible as ‘The Word of God’?” and “How can a text from the Ancient World tell us what to believe and how to live in the Modern World?”

Complete in Christ

Complete in Christ

What did the Apostle Paul mean, when he said that ‘in Christ, you have been made complete’? Steve Burnhope shares his thoughts on Colossians 2:10.

Aylesbury Vineyard Refugee Compassion

Aylesbury Vineyard Refugee Compassion

Rich and Becky Snaith explain some of the facts and background to the refugee crisis, answering some of the common misperceptions and placing everything in the context of what the Bible in general (and Jesus in particular) has to say about a non-judgemental welcoming and reaching out to the stranger in need. They also explain what we’re doing as a Church and how to get involved and find out first-hand what’s happening.

Creation as the beginning of our story

Creation as the beginning of our story

Lyn Burnhope shares some reflections on the significance for us of the image of God, the mission of God and Sabbath in the creation story.

The Parable of the Talents

The Parable of the Talents

Steve Burnhope explains how this very last parable that Jesus told his disciples in Matthew’s Gospel isn’t about “making the most of your God-given talents” — instead, it’s a parable about the Kingdom of God and the “now, but also not yet” times that we’re currently living in!

The Calling of Abraham

The Calling of Abraham

Steve Burnhope looks at the story of Abraham’s calling, when he first encounters God in Genesis 12, and what we can learn from that about the Invitation, the Cost and the Journey.

Choose Life

Choose Life

Guest Speaker Simon Guillebaud encourages us to pursue radical discipleship and shares about the cost of our calling in following Jesus and preparing for his return.