What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Spring / Summer Semester 2018, for 10 weeks - starting the week of 29 April and ending the week of 29 June. You can download the catalogue HERE.

 

Sunday GROUPs:

SPANISH SPEAKING GROUP

Leaders: James & Melissa Garza
When: 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month from 3 - 6pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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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 andmessage can apply in our lives.

We will start with a ‘social’ time of tea, coffee and chat and also have atime 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 goes 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.                

 

Tuesday GROUPs:

EXPLORING THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL 

Leader: Pat Brown
When: Tuesday Nights, 7:30 - 9:30pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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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 toowill develop a desire and hunger to feed on God’s word in the bibleand 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.                

 

BRAZILIAN WOMEN’S GROUP

Leader: Bruna Pinheiro
When:   Tuesday Nights,  6:30 - 8:30pm                                                                                              
Where: Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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Food, good company, time with God and loads of laughs. If you enjoy those things this group is for you. When you leave your country, your friends and family behind, it is very easy to feel alone and to lose the sense of worthiness and purpose. This group is designed to provide support to Brazilian girls and to help them to find their identity in Christ and their purpose. We will be looking into the lives of some remarkable women in the scriptures, that regardless of their limitations, were used by God to fulfil their purpose and to change History. If you are planning to come, be ready to make new friendships and to have honest conversations, all with the seasoning of God's presence. Our meetings will start with some snacks and treats followed by meditation in the word, sharing and praying. All Brazilian women/girls are invited to come, especially if you are new to Dublin Vineyard.

Bruna has been married for 5 years. She moved to Dublin with her husband one and a half year ago. She has a big passion for children, eat- ing and taking care of her succulents and cactus. She loves meeting new people and she feels fulfilled when somehow she helps them to find Jesus.         

 

WednesDAY GROUPS:

“BECOMING MYSELF” WOMEN’S GROUP

Leaders: Mary Byrne & Kathy Byrne
When: Wednesday Nights, 7.30 – 9.30pm
Where: Mary’s home in Knocklyon, Dublin, 16

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Mary studied the book "Becoming Myself" by Stasi Eldredge with a few friends last Autumn and was so impacted by it that she wants to share it with other women. So, herself and Kathy will be hosting a ‘book club’ type group on a Wednesday night in Mary’s home when hopefully those who attend will discover their ‘truest self’—the woman God created them to be! Think of the freedom to be found in that!

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Mary & Kathy plan to provide a relaxed atmosphere where people can share and also allow the Holy Spirit to have his way!

Requirements: Buy the book (which Mary will order) and bring a journal/ notebook.

Mary has been involved in a number of ministries during her years at Dublin Vineyard. She is married to Bruno (quite a few years now) and has 3 grown up children and a dog named Socks!

Kathy married to Eamonn, is Mum to 4 wonderful teenagers :) She co-ordinates Storehouse, one of our Compassion ministries here at Dublin Vineyard, which serves those in need in our communities in practical ways. She loves to walk, jog, cycle and generally be outdoors.

 

EXPLORING THE BOOK OF ACTS GROUP – Part 4

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

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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.

 

THE WAY TO MATURITY 

Leader: Christine Hand
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:15 - 9:15pm
Where:  Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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All Welcome! ‘The Way to Maturity’ by John Wimber & Kevin Springer is an interactive bible study to help us learn more about how to live in the Spirit and grow to maturity as children of God. Jeremiah 6:16 “Ask where the good way is and walk in it and you will find rest for your souls”.

In a relaxed way, around tasty snacks and good conversation, this group will dig into these subjects: A Changed Life; Knowing God’s Word; Hearing God’s Voice; Knowing God; Intimacy with the Father; Forgive-ness in Christ; Power for Victorious Living; Giving Away our Faith! There will always be time for prayer too for those who would like it.

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.       

 

Thursday Group:

UNDERSTANDING GOD’S KINGDOM THROUGH THE PARABLES

Leaders: Filipe & Gisele Constantinov Menezes
When: Thursday Nights, 7.15pm – 9.15pm
Where: Filipe & Gisele’s home in Harold’s Cross, D6

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Getting to truly know God is a tremendous journey! Our relationship with Him is established through prayer but also is dramatically influenced by who we think He is and how He acts in our lives. Sometimes our own un-derstanding of God’s kingdom is based on common sense and opinions which often mislead us from the extraordinary knowledge of God’s char-acter.

That’s why Filipe and Gisele would be delighted to walk along with you inthat journey of learning more about the principles of the Kingdom of God - such as Grace, Justice, Discipleship, Justification and so on – through a detailed study of some parables Jesus told in the Gospels. You will be amazingly surprised at how your relationship with God and your intimacy with the Father will be improved by a deep and wide knowledge of this study, based on the book Parables, written by John MacArthur.

Filipe and Gisele, who are married for almost 7 years, are originally from Brazil and have been leading Bible studies and discipleship groups for more than a decade. They enjoy walking their miniature Yorkshire and they are big tea drinkers!

 

FRIDAY GROUPS:

FAMILIES’ GROUP

Leaders: Andre & Fernanda Buzzo
When: Friday nights from 7 - 8:30pm (starting Fri 11th May)
Where: Andre & Nanda’s home in Knocklyon, Dublin 16

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This group is focused on parents who want to enjoy a bible studywhile their kids are minded. We will be reading the study book “The Power of Knowing God” in the meetings while we share some food/coffee/tea and have fellowship time.

The leaders, Andre and Nanda Buzzo, have been attending Vineyard Church since 2016 and have served in the Compassion Team and Sound Ministry for the last months. Andre is an IT nerd who loves to play Mario with his daughters. Nanda is a great cook who is into crafts. They have a passion for Jesus and what He is doing in their lives.

There will be a cost to attend this group, for child minding and materials: €25 euros per couple with kids and €10 for couple/single without kids.

 

Source Youth group 

Leaders: Jennifer, Cassiana and Felipe

When: Fridays, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: 88A Leeson Street Upper, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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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.

 

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 details.

 

Intercession

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 details.