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Known By Our Scars

Known By Our Scars

Assistant Pastor, James Tweats, begins with the story of Jacob in Genesis 32 and then shares some of his own experiences of how life so often scars us — physically and emotionally. Our scars are an unavoidable part of our history, but how are they going to affect our future? Will they defeat us, or empower us? As with Jesus’ scars, will we allow them to become a place of blessing and victory and healing?

Who are we going to believe?

Who are we going to believe?

Nicola Neal speaks from the story of Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 in John chapter 6 and encourages us to see ourselves, believe about ourselves and say of ourselves not what the world around us sees, believes and says, but what Jesus sees, believes and says. Whose opinion are we going to come into alignment with?

Pursuing God in 2019

Pursuing God in 2019

Assistant Pastor and Head of Storehouse James Tweats encourages us in ‘pursuing God’ in this New Year of 2019 — starting with how the conversation went, when they discussed his pursuing of God in 2018 …

How can we have courage and overcome our obstacles?

How can we have courage and overcome our obstacles?

In this season of Remembrance and Thanksgiving, Young Adults Pastor Rachel Martin looks at the story in Joshua 6 of how by listening to God, obeying what he says, and having faith that he can make the impossible possible, the Israelites overcame the city of Jericho that was standing in the way of what God had promised them.

‘Make Lunch,’ ‘Tuesday Teas’ and ‘Link Lunch’ updates

‘Make Lunch,’ ‘Tuesday Teas’ and ‘Link Lunch’ updates

Continuing our series of updates during Aylesbury Vineyard’s Birthday Month (21 year anniversary of the church, 5 years since Steve and Lyn Burnhope became the Senior Pastors), Steve interviews Mim and Margaret about ‘Make Lunch,’ ‘Tuesday Teas’ and ‘Link Lunch.’

Church Growth, Storehouse and Children’s Ministry Updates

During the Church’s Birthday Month (21 year anniversary of the church, 5 years since Steve and Lyn Burnhope took over as Senior Pastors), Steve shows some statistics about the Church’s average weekly Sunday attendance, James Tweats (head of compassion ministries) shares about the growth of Storehouse, and Liz Machell (head of children’s ministries) talks about the growth in Vineyard Kids.

‘Go and make disciples’?

‘Go and make disciples’?

Jesus’ famous ‘Great Commission’ in the closing words of Matthew’s Gospel (chapter 28) challenges us to ‘go and make disciples.’ Aylesbury Vineyard’s Head of Youth Ministry, Amelia Godden, looks at what Jesus meant and how he himself went about it — focusing on the four invitations he gave his first disciples on their own relational journey.

An Interview with Tanya Malpass

An Interview with Tanya Malpass

Steve Burnhope interviews Tanya Malpass about her experience of being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour (with a prognosis of a twelve-month life-expectancy), how she found God in what happened, and how four years later she is alive and well and flourishing.

What does it mean ‘to lead’?

What does it mean ‘to lead’?

Young Adults’ Pastor, Luke Martin, explores some thoughts on what God’s kind of leadership looks like — whether it’s at work, school, family, home, community, or church — encouraging us to lead with patience, love, transparency, confidence and a willingness to step up, step out and not be afraid of making mistakes, to learn from along the way.

Am I good enough for God?

Am I good enough for God?

James Tweats shares about the times in his life where he's asked himself that same question (as many of us have) and looks at two Bible characters who also felt disqualified because of who they were and what they’d done: Moses, in the Old Testament, and Jesus’ disciple Peter, in the New.

Being Servant-Hearted

Being Servant-Hearted

Georgia Gasson looks at the exciting challenge of loving and serving others in the way we live our lives. Jesus modelled that for us — “The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve others and give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28) — but it’s still such an alien way of thinking!

Our Spiritual Diet

Our Spiritual Diet

Becky Stevens explores our spiritual hunger and thirst for God, looking at John’s Gospel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vineyard Essentials — Church Planting

Vineyard Essentials — Church Planting

The Vineyard is a movement of ‘churches that plant churches.’ Steve Burnhope introduces Daniel and Emily Smith to share their vision for the new Vineyard Church they’ll be planting in Gloucester in early 2018.