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Guest Speakers’ Talks

Jesus the ‘Influencer’

Jesus the ‘Influencer’

Guest Speaker David Graham, Lead Pastor at Southcourt Baptist Church in Aylesbury, talks from John chapter 4 about Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, where we see Jesus as the great ‘Influencer.’ David encourages us to become imitators of Jesus in four ways: his ‘personal’ influence, his ‘present’ influence, his ‘boundary pushing’ influence and his ‘place changing’ influence.

What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

Guest Speaker Matt Hyam, the Senior Pastor of Southampton Vineyard, looks more deeply into what Jesus said in that famous verse John 3:16, and explains how what Christians typically assume it to be saying may actually be missing the point ...

What do you see?

What do you see?

Guest speaker, Krish Kandiah, challenges us in our calling to be people who are transformed by the Holy Spirit so that we see, and act, and live as Jesus did in the world.

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed

Guest Speaker at our Birthday Services, Chris Lane (founding Senior Pastor of St Albans Vineyard), talks about Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed and how it speaks to us about the nature of our calling to be his Church.

“Whatever he says to you, do it” (John 2:5)

“Whatever he says to you, do it” (John 2:5)

Guest Speaker Emily Smith, Senior Pastor of the new Gloucester Vineyard, shares some thoughts about what ‘obedience’ to Jesus looks like. It’s not the opposite of what we want, it’s the very best for us — enabling us to live life to the full and know him more intimately.

A ‘both-and’ people who love each other and love God’s mission

A ‘both-and’ people who love each other and love God’s mission

On the second Sunday of his visit, Guest Speaker Luke Geraty explains why we need a ‘both-and’ (not ‘either-or’) understanding of what it means to be and do ‘church’. He encourages us not just to think about receiving, to be blessed ourselves on Sundays, but also to serve on teams to bless others, so that they too can be welcomed in and encounter the transforming presence and power of Jesus.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Pray with expectation

Pray with expectation

Guest Speaker Dennis Hylton from St. Albans Vineyard looks at how God’s plans for Abraham and Sarah involved three stages: the promise, the process and the fulfilment.

What is God doing in His Church?

What is God doing in His Church?

Guest Speaker James Roberts speaks about Jesus and the Temple in John 2 and how it connects to what God is wanting to do in our lives today.