What groups are running?
Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Spring-Summer Semester 2017, starting the week of 8 May and ending the week of 10 July. You can download the catalogue HERE
Leader: Seán Byrne
When: Sunday Nights, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Vineyard Centre, D8
If you are curious but not sure yet and would like to know more about the Christian faith, this Course is for you!
The course is designed around a series talks which encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.
We start with food each evening and there’ll be lots of time to connect with others or just be quiet and explore the materials available.
There is no cost to doing this course AND it is open to anyone searching whether you are attending church but not sure about Jesus, or you are not attending any church but you are curious to know more.
Seán leads Dublin Vineyard, and is married to Debbie and also is a dad to three great young adults. Seán enjoys working out at the gym and taking long walks with Debbie and their dog. Seán likes nothing more than seeing people change as they encounter Jesus.
'themes of goodness in the old & new testament'
Leaders: Hugh & Lisa O'Sullivan
When: Monday Nights, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (Or come at 6:30pm for dinner if you're coming from work.
Where: Carrickmines, D18
(20 mins walk from” Ballyogan Wood” Luas stop – or we can arrange pick up and drop off)
WE would love you to join us on Monday nights, whether you came last term or will be new this term. We intend to explore themes of goodness in the Old and New Testaments - God's goodness and His good gifts, and our proper response in terms of love and good deeds.
Each evening will begin with dinner at half six for anybody coming straight from work, followed by tea/coffee and chat at seven, finishing at half eight.
Hugh & Lisa live in Carrickmines and on most Saturdays will be found wandering around one of the beautiful local forests. They have been involved in a number of ministries at Dublin Vineyard including Growth Groups; and with their children serve on a number of Sunday morning teams, including set-up, hospitality and sound.
A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN'
Leaders: Christine Hand & Vitoria Campos
When: Tuesday Nights, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: The Vineyard Centre, Portobello, D8
Whether you are a new believer or you’ve been following Jesus for decades, you will be very welcome in this group!
As we embark upon our journey of discovery together, we will be looking at the main themes of the Gospel of John, e.g, The Identity of Jesus, The Necessity of Personal Faith for Salvation, The contrast between opposites----light and darkness, life and death, above and below, true and false, sight and blindness; the tension between the present and future aspects of God’s kingdom; The person and work of the Holy Spirit; What it means to be a part of the people of God; including the command to love one another, etc.
If we only study the Scriptures alone, or listen to them taught in a large group, it’s
easy to let them go "in one ear and out the other". But when we as a small group of people are learning the same things at the same time, we can learn to apply the things we are learning to our lives as followers of Jesus.
So whether you are new to the Christian life or have been walking with Jesus for many years, you are welcome to join us on Tuesday nights. We promise our time together will be relaxed and informal, and you’ll have opportunities to chat to others over tea/coffee and snacks each week.
Christine is an Assistant Pastor at Dublin Vineyard and her passion is to help others to know and to follow the Jesus she herself is learning to grow closer to every day! She lives by the sea and loves to walk her dog on the beach, get fit through Zumba and hang out with friends and family.
Vitoria is from Brazil and has been living in Ireland for over a year. She is a member of our Worship Team and loves to play the ‘ukulele’ and introduce others to the Jesus she has come to know and love.
'A NUA way to wednesdays'
Leaders: Bryan & Ambar Clancy
When: Wednesday Nights, 6:30-7:45pm.
Where: Vineyard Centre, Portobello, D8
NUA is all about exploration: it’s a film series that encourages questions, acknowledges doubt, and offers an engaging perspective on the Christian faith. Wednesdays will be all about getting through the work week without forgetting to connect and spend a moment with God. It will be right after work for an hour or so to watch a 15 minute video, have a chat, and enjoy our questions about faith and community.
This group will run for approximately 8 weeks starting on 10th of May.
We are a family that is passionate about the Love of God and seeking His presence in all that we do. Ambar is a Sociologist and Bryan is a Cultural Anthropologist. We are excited about an after-work scenario and are looking forward to all things NUA! We are excited to create a group that wants to pray and seek more of God in all aspects of Life.
'exploring the book of acts'
Leaders: Paulo & Jen Santiago
When: Thursday Evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Castleknock, Dublin 15
Using multimedia, presentations and videos, as well as group discussion, this group aims at exploring the book of Acts to discover the fullness of life that Christ has promised us. Each week we will discuss one theme based on this book. We wish to share life experiences, pointing them ultimately to the Cross. Themes can be divided as follows:
1. Where would I go?
2. The Wordbecame flesh
3. We glorify Him in everything
4. The gospel and my work
5. Being different to fulfil God’s intention in my life
6. Pointing people to the cross
7. Taking my mat
8. When God doesn’t make sense
9. His word is enough
10. Follow me
Paulo is passionate about studying the bible thoroughly and its application to our daily lives. He’s been involved in teaching and worship ministries for over 15 years. He loves sports, especially fitness training which he practices every day. Jen loves spending time with people to encourage their walk with God. She also loves sport and currently enjoys going for long runs in the Phoenix Park.
S.E.W. Sharing Empowers women group
Leader: Debbie Byrne
When: Friday mornings, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Where: Firhouse, Dublin 24
Cost: €10 for the book (Uninvited-Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lisa Terkeurst; a #1 New York Times Bestseller)
We would love you to join us, especially if you’re feeling like it’s time to live free and loved!
In this book, which we will be reading, Lysa Terkeurst shares honestly from her own struggles with rejection and gives readers concrete truths to combat the lies our old enemy hurls our way. Deep feelings of rejection can be deeply rooted in our lives. We can even reject ourselves. God’s design is for us to thrive from a place of security in being loved by Him. We can stop feeling left out, because we are handpicked by God. Together, we’ll read the book and then explore this theme of rejection in our own lives and help each other to find real freedom in living loved. There will also be a short video each week to deepen our understanding of what the Bible says of God’s acceptance and love for each one of us. There will be coffee and a nice treat too. Over the weeks we’ll cover topics like: Living Loved * Empty Or Full? * The Yoke Of God Is Freedom * Set Apart * Remembering God's Presence.
Debbie, originally from the USA, is married to Sean and Mom to three young adult children. She has been part of the leadership team at Dublin Vineyard for over 23 years and she’s currently leading Vineyard Kids Ministry. Debbie is passionate for others to get to know the amazing love that our Heavenly Father has lavished on us through Jesus and to find out how truly good He really is. She loves to go on long walks with Sean and their dog , enjoys cooking and eating good food, loves being creative and if she’s truthful, gets dragged to the gym but actually loves it too.