What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Autumn Semester 2017, starting the week of 18th September and ending the week of 8th December. You can download the catalogue HERE


sunday GROUPS


Leader: Seán Byrne
When: Sunday Afternoons, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

               Seán Byrne

               Seán Byrne

This group will cover topics such as the Kingdom of God, healing, worship, compassion & the values of Dublin Vineyard. These are topics that are at the core of what Vineyard is as a family with a purpose. This class will be a mixture of teaching, discussion and ministry practice and is effectively our membership class.

Doing Vineyard Essentials is foundational to becoming involved in leadership at DV. This is also a great class for anyone wanting to find out more about the values, practices and what makes us who we are at Dublin Vineyard. Come along if you have been in the Vineyard for a long time or you are new to our church. The class will be led by Seán & he says of this course: “I can't wait to see what the Holy Spirit will do in our time together'.” Bring your own lunch. 


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, 3:00pm - 5-6:00pm
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     


Monday GROUP:


Leaders: Christine Hand & Vitoria Campos
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Where:  Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

Christine Hand

Christine Hand

                Vitoria Campos

                Vitoria Campos

You do not have to have completed Part 1 in order to join this Gospel of John, Part 2 Growth Group! We’ll also spend a little while reviewing what we learned from our first 6 Chapters before we commence this next study.

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.

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 Wednesday 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 well over a year now. 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. 


  To Join  Christine & Vitoria's group: Sign up Here    





Leaders: Hugh & Lisa O'Sullivan
When:    Tuesday Nights,                                                                                                                                             (Start and Finish times will be agreed to suit those who sign up for this   group)
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

Do you find it difficult to reconcile the God of the Old Testament with the God we have come to know through Jesus in the New Testament?


Whether this is something you have wrestled with or not, we  would love you to join us on Tuesday nights, when 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.

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



The Unified Story of the Bible

Leaders: Jadhiel (Jay) & Bruna Pinheiro
When: Tuesday Nights, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. (Starting with a shared meal)
Where: Vineyard Centre, Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

          Jay & Bruna Pinheiro

          Jay & Bruna Pinheiro

Did you ever get stuck when you tried to read the Bible? Sometimes difficult words, names and texts can make reading the Bible a hard task, but not anymore! This group will take a simple but creative approach to reading the scriptures through using cleverly produced video material to help you see the Bible from a different perspective. We will be looking at Old and New Testament themes and topics throughout the semester.

Jay and Bruna are really looking forward to this group where they will start with a shared meal (so come straight from work if you need to), followed by the bible study and a time for prayer. They will also make time for fun and include a time for worship. All are welcome.

Jay & Bruna are from Brazil and have been in Ireland for a year.  Jay is a member of our Worship and sound teams. They love to eat healthily and to go to the gym. Not really!  They love chocolate and bacon and having naps!

Jay & Bruna's Group is now full for this Semester And is no longer taking sign up's.




Leader: Pat Brown
When: Tuesday Nights, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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.


To Join Pat's group: Sign up Here




A deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit  

Leaders: Laurence & Lauren Maritz
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Adamstown, Lucan, Co.Dublin

This group has moved to a Thursday night

                   Laurence & Lauren Maritz

                   Laurence & Lauren Maritz


Come and learn more about the Holy Spirit!
Join us in our home every Wednesday evening where a cup of tea or coffee will be ready and a warm welcome to boot.

We will be digging into the scriptures to find out more about the Holy Spirit. Some of the areas we will be looking at include The Holy Spirit is God, The Holy Spirit and the Believer, Filled with the Spirit and more. We are excited to see what the Lord will do with us and through us during our time together. There will also be worship and prayer time, we would love to see you there!


Laurence & Lauren have been members of Dublin Vineyard since 2003. Laurence is the Church Administrator and Sunday Coordinator and loves to share the love of God. Lauren has been a teacher in Vineyard Kids for over 10 years and has a great passion and love for children and to see them grow in their relationship with the Lord. They have 2 lovely, busy boys, 2 mad dogs and one beautiful cat! 

To Join  Laurence & Lauren's group: Sign up Here



An Undivided Heart for God 

      (BOOK OF JAMES)                                   

Leader: Anne Cassidy
When: Wednesday Nights, 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Where: Orla Downs, Knocklyon, D16

          Anne Cassidy

          Anne Cassidy

All are welcome to come and study the important themes in the book of James, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, where we will start with refreshments and a chat before digging into the Bible Study and maybe a bit of Worship as well.  We’ll also be making time for Prayer at the end.

The study will be looking at how we can live a wholehearted life, as a follower of Jesus, rather than attempting, as we often do, to find a middle way between God and the world.   We will be exploring how to live life with a biblical world view and a right understanding of subjects such as suffering and temptation, appropriate speech, true wisdom, humility and pride, poverty and wealth etc.


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 where we will 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



The Fruits of the Holy Spirit  

Leaders: Filipe & Gisele Constantinov Menezes
When: Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Harold’s Cross, D8 (3 min walk from Harold’s Cross Bridge)

   Filipe & Gisele Constantinov                     Menezes

   Filipe & Gisele Constantinov                     Menezes

Learning about the fruit of the Spirit is going to change you from the inside out, no matter where you are in your journey with Jesus!

 So, Filipe and Gisele would be delighted to welcome you to their home on Wednesdays, when they will be leading a light and fun bible study on the truths the bible teaches about each of the aspects of the fruits of the Holy Spirit (i.e., love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control – as listed in Galatians 5:22-23).

This study will change your perception about the role of the Christian life and how deeply we can be transformed by God through the work of the Holy Spirit in us. We will find that the Christian life is not about our behaviour but rather about our identity. 

Gisele & Filipe are originally from Brazil, they live in Harold’s Cross and have been married for 6 years. They enjoy having long walks with their little dog and they are big tea drinkers!


To Join  Filipe & Gisele's group: Sign up Here          




Young Adults 

Leaders: Bryan & Ambar Clancy  &   Taffie Nyandorah
When: Every other Friday Night from 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road, Portobello, D8


            Bryan & Ambar Clancy

            Bryan & Ambar Clancy

               Taffie Nyandorah

               Taffie Nyandorah

Bryan, Ambar & Taffie wold like to invite University Students and other young folk to join us in fellowship every other Friday.  

We will focus on learning and sharing how to access the Father in a more personal and active way. So, if you’re free on Fridays, we invite you to come just as you are to hang out and grow a bit more in your spiritual walk.

Bryan & Ambar say, “we are a family that is passionate about the love of God and seeking His presence in all that we do. We love seeing people come to experience the Father’s love and helping them in pursuing their dreams.”

Ambar loves long chats over coffee, travelling and cooking dishes from around the world. Bryan is a committed husband and father and loves his family! He is passionate about Jesus and praying for people of all walks of life. He likes travelling and eating as well as coffee and life!

Taffie is passionate about people and about them coming to know the person of Jesus. She also enjoys learning about different cultures, trying different foods and having deep conversations.


  To Join  Bryan, Ambar & Taffies's group: Sign up Here





Youth Ministry will continue during the Autumn but it’s going through a transition in terms of place and time to meet etc.  

For further information, please contact the church office:  


Keep an eye on our website for further information as plans become firmer.