What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Winter Semester 2018, for 10 weeks - starting the week of 22nd January and ending the week of 30th March. You can download the catalogue HERE


sunday GROUPS

The Normal Christian Life

Leader: Seán Byrne
When: Sunday Afternoons, 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

                 Seán Byrne

               Seán Byrne

This is a study of what’s called                          the “Normal Christian life”                                  as described in Romans 5 through 8.

It will bring deeper understanding to the  staggeringly Good News of the Gospel.

Those who participate in it will encounter the Gospel and the Lord of the Gospel in a way that will change them, no matter if they have been a Christian for a short time or a very long time.

This will be a bible study focused group and all are welcome.


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.


To Join Seán's group: Sign up Here



Leaders: James & Melissa Garza
When: Sunday Afternoons, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

                  James & Melissa Garza

                James & Melissa Garza

This Growth Group is for those who speak Spanish and would like to explore Christianity or grow in their faith in Christ, in their primary language, while building a sense of community with other Christians.

As a group we will read the bible together and discuss how it’s themes and message can apply in our lives
We will start with a ‘social’ time of tea, coffee and chat and also have a time of prayer for one another.

James & Melissa are Mexican Americans and love connecting with new people, especially ones that find themselves in Ireland from Latin American countries. James works in finance and loves to BBQ and go to his regular Pub Quiz night. They have lived in Dublin for 8 years and have a 21 year old daughter and a 16 year old son.


To Join James & Melissa's group: Sign up Here                      


Tuesday GROUPs:


Leader: Pat Brown
When: Tuesday Nights, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

                 Pat Brown

                Pat Brown

If you recently made a decision to follow  Jesus Christ and make him the Lord of       your life, or if you are someone who is       still asking questions about Jesus and         you want to explore more, then Pat would love you to join him on a Tuesday night at    the Vineyard Centre. 

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you  will be joining others in looking at key bible scripture passages from both the Old and New testaments to gain a deeper and clearer knowledge of the attributes of God and learn more about who He is. Pat is a great believer in the truth that, just as we need food for our physical bodies to grow, so also we need to feed on spiritual food (the Word of God – the Bible) to mature and grow. His hope is that, as this group progresses you too will develop a desire and hunger to feed on God’s word in the bible and therefore begin to live out of your identity as a Son or Daughter of God


Pat has been married to Caz for 40 years and together they have 3 much loved children and 8 adorable grandchildren! Pat has led Growth Groups in Dublin Vineyard in the past and has led many Bible Studies as part of CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association), which he has been a part of for nearly 15 years.


 Pat's group is now Full for this Semester                   


Exploring God's Character

Leaders: Hugh & Lisa O'Sullivan
When:    Tuesday Nights,  7:30pm - 9:30pm                                                                                              
Where: Carrickmines, Dublin18                                                                                                                                 (20 mins walk from "Ballyogan Wood" Luas stop - or we can arrange pick up and drop off)

                    Hugh & Lisa O'Sullivan

                  Hugh & Lisa O'Sullivan

We would love you to join us on Tuesday nights, when we will be using the bible to seek to deepen our appreciation of God’s character by reflecting on how He relates to us – including as King, as Father, as Friend and as Shepherd.

Depending on who signs up for this group, there will be the option of coming early for dinner before the group starts.

Hugh & Lisa live in Carrickmines and on most Saturdays will be found wandering around one of the beautiful local forests. They are 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.


To Join  Hugh & Lisa's group: Sign up Here               



Praying in power & authority

Leaders: Sheila Lindsay
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

                         Sheila Lindsay

                       Sheila Lindsay

Romans 8:15-17
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery    to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children   of God...heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ...
Luke 10:19
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 

Come and learn what it means to pray in power and authority. 
This growth group is for anyone willing and open to be challenged and to step out to be a vessel of God’s love by way of praying for people’s needs. This could be in the form of physical or emotional healing.

We will be learning through:
- video and audio teachings
- praying openly
- opening our hearts and ears to the Holy Spirit and joining in the work of a life-changing God!

At the end of our time together, you will hopefully be more confident and passionate about praying for those around you; in your community or in church.


Sheila is Mum to three adorable boys and has led many growth groups in the past. She has been immersing herself in learning more about walking in the authority and freedom of a daughter of the King and is excited to see what the Holy Spirit will do through this new group. 


Sheila's group is now Full for this Semester     


The Good life

Leaders: Anne Cassidy
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Where: Orlagh Downs, Knocklyon, D 16

            Anne Cassidy

          Anne Cassidy


Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”


During this Growth Group semester, we will be exploring how to find this “life to the full”, this good life, as followers of Jesus. We will   do this through watching a series of DVD’s created by Vineyard Columbus, USA, led by Senior Pastor, Rich Nathan and through discussion attempt to discover who we’re authentically made to be, and what we were optimally designed to do.


Anne coordinates the Information Table on Sundays and has led small groups in the past. She is looking forward to helping others to grow in their walk with Jesus and apply this to their lives.  Anne loves swimming and walking her dog and being outdoors.


To Join Anne's group: Sign up Here           



Leaders: Paulo & Jennifer Santiago
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: CastleKnock, D15

  Paulo & Jennifer Santiago

Paulo & Jennifer Santiago



Everyone is welcome to this group, even if you missed the previous semesters. We will once again be using multimedia, presentations and videos, as well as group discussion, to explore the book of Acts and to discover the fullness of life that Jesus 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 Word became flesh
3.     We glorify Him in everything
4.    The gospel and my work
5.    Being different to fulfill 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.


To Join Paulo & Jen's group: Sign up Here   


keep your love on 

Leader: Christine Hand
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Where:  Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8


                    Christine Hand

                   Christine Hand

This Growth Group will be learning more about how to love like Jesus!   Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and to be loved…. but for many, relationships are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control and conflict.

In his top selling book, Keep your Love On, and in the DVD series accompanying it, Danny Silk who serves on the Senior Leadership team of both Bethel Church in Redding, California and Jesus Culture in Sacramento, teaches on how to thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known and reveals the higher, Jesus-focussed standard defined by mature love – love that stays ‘on’ no matter what.   Jesus is always the answer to the deepest longing of our heart and this teaching series will lead us deeper into Him.


                                                                                                                                         If this sounds like the group for you it would be helpful if you could buy the book in advance as we will be reading a chapter each week as well as watching the DVD and discussing it.  However, if you have a problem  buying the book, sign up anyway and just let Christine know.


 Christine, who is leading this group, is an Assistant Pastor at Dublin Vineyard and her passion is to help others to know and to follow Jesus and to become all that the Father intended them to be! 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.                  


To Join Christine's group: Sign up Here          



Source Youth group 

Leaders: Cassiana, Felipe Luize &  Jennifer Santiago
When: Friday Nights from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Leeson Street Upper, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4



                    Cassiana & Felipe Luize

                  Cassiana & Felipe Luize

                           Jennifer Santiago

                         Jennifer Santiago

"Nua Film Series"


Some people say being young is a blessing. They can try different paths, take risks and everything is fine at this age. Others say being a teenager is hard because they are asked to make big decisions that can impact their entire journey. 


This can all be true. But we believe that together we can learn how to  enjoy the freedom of being young and asking questions and also          encourage each other to be more engaged in what we truly believe. This group is all about exploration. If you are between 13 and 18 years old and you feel like there's more to this life, come join us every Friday!

There'll be food, lots of tea and good chats.


Cassi and Felipe are a Brazilian couple living in Ireland since last year. They are passionate about working with Youth ministries. They love to have a very good laugh and to know people's life story. Jen loves hanging out with people to encourage their walk with God. She also loves sport and going for long runs in the Phoenix Park


  To Join  Cassi, Felipe & Jen's group: Sign up Here


Other Groups of interest

There are Other opportunities to experience community including our Young Adults Group & Intercession Groups. 


Young adults

Young Adults (University Students and other Young folk), will continue to   meet every other Friday night –  talk to Bryan, Ambar or Taffie OR contact the office for more detail (office@dublinvineyard.ie).



Healing Prayer takes place on a regular basis. Look out for announcements on Sunday’s and keep an eye on our website's event page OR contact the office for more detail (office@dublinvineyard.ie).