Why Bother With Church?

Why Bother With Church?

Steve Burnhope explores some of the reasons why, in our postmodern world, increasing numbers of Christians are separating the idea of relationship with Jesus from relationship with his Church.

How can we be a reconciled and reconciling community?

How can we be a reconciled and reconciling community?

Guest Speaker Kiera Phyo asks how, in a fractured and divided world, we can be saved from a life that’s all about me, surrounded by people like me — listening to the stories of others, seen through their eyes … addressing broken relationships that we’ve ignored … and being hospitable, inviting others to share meals with us, making unlikely friendships, just like Jesus.

Being Brave

Being Brave

In our recent All-Age Service, children’s leader Andy Stevens talks about what we can learn from Joshua, Jesus, and Martin Luther King Jr about being brave and trusting God in the fight for good.

What Do We Mean By ‘Dedication’?

What Do We Mean By ‘Dedication’?

It’s easy to assume that living a ‘dedicated’ life is just for special people, like Mother Theresa, but Steve Burnhope argues that actually, we’re all dedicated — the only question is, to who or what. Everything in life is in competition for our devotion — not just the space we have left over, after the things we ‘have to’ do — and we may be surprised to see what’s winning!

Who Am I To You?

Who Am I To You?

In last week’s talk, Jesus is the Question, Steve Burnhope talked about the two questions Jesus asked his disciples: ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who am I to you?’ This week, he challenges us to switch them around and for us to ask Jesus those questions: ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who am I to you?’

Jesus is the Question

Jesus is the Question

It’s remarkable how, in the Gospels, rather than just delivering answers Jesus spent so much time asking questions — up to 300 or more, by some counts. And apparently, he directly answered only three! Steve Burnhope suggests why this may have been, and invites us to think about the questions Jesus might be asking each of us, at the start of this New Year, 2018.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Glory to God in the Highest!

That was the angel’s message to the shepherds in the Nativity — but what does it mean? Lyn Burnhope explores the questions: What is ‘God’s glory’ and how is that meaningful to us?

Christmas in Perspective

Christmas in Perspective

How we feel about Christmas this year will depend a lot on our perspective. At Aylesbury Vineyard’s Christmas Services 2017, Steve Burnhope talks about the perspectives of Mary and Joseph and how challenging the events of that first Christmas would have been for them.

The God Who Invented Christmas

The God Who Invented Christmas

At Aylesbury Vineyard’s Carol Services 2017, Steve Burnhope explores some of the weird ingredients that feature in the Christmas Story and why God might have deliberately made them that way.

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.