What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Winter Semester 2018, for 12 weeks - starting the week of 27th Januaury  and ending Saturday of the 14th of April.

Sunday GROUPs:


James & Melissa Garza

James & Melissa Garza

LEADERS:   James & Melissa Garza

WHEN:        2nd & 4th Sundays of the                                    Month from 3pm—6pm

WHERE:       Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

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 goes to his regular Pub Quiz night.  They have lived in Dublin for 9 years and have a 22 year old daughter and a 17 year old son


Tuesday GROUPs:


Pat & Caz Brown

Pat & Caz Brown

LEADERS:   Pat & Caz Brown

WHEN:        Tuesday nights                                                      7.30pm — 9.30pm

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

1 Peter 2:2 reads “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (NKJV).    (The word ‘desire’ here is a strong word, meaning getting an appetite.)

Our group will be reading and studying familiar bible stories from the Old and New Testaments in such a way that ‘desire’/’appetite’ will be stirred in us to read our bibles more!

At the end of our time together it is our firm hope that we shall all have developed a new hunger to feed on the word of God, in way that will help us to grow in our walk with Jesus and in our relationship with him.

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



Robert & Tara Byrne

Robert & Tara Byrne

Leaders:   Robert & Tara Byrne

When:       Tuesday 7.45pm  starting 28th Jan

WHERE:    The Lindsay’s home, Harold’s Cross,                     D6

As parents/guardians we want to see our children grow into confident, independent young adults however the journey through the teenage years can have its’ challenges, not just for them, but also for us! Our children are not little kids anymore and we need to adapt our parenting skills to keep up with them. Discovering that we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference.  During the parenting teenagers’ course, we will be covering topics such as:

  • Meeting Our Teenagers' Needs

  • Setting Boundaries

  • Developing Emotional Health

  • Helping Them Make Good Choices

Robert & Tara have 3 teenagers (18, 16, 13) and have been members of Dublin Vineyard since 1993!  Robert was involved with worship for many years and Tara has been part of the Vineyard Kids/Youth team for the past 20 years.




Cornel & Jesse de Villiers

Cornel & Jesse de Villiers

Leaders: Cornel & Jesse de Villiers

When: Wednesday Nights 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: Castlegrange, Dublin 15

Does God give us eternal life because of our works, or because of the work of Jesus? That question is at the heart of the book of Galatians. This 9-week study explores some of the most essential concepts of the Christian faith including the essence of the gospel, the purpose of the Law, our identity as a child of God and walking in the Spirit.

Lessons to be covered:

Lesson 1:  The Gospel Under Siege - Galatians 1:1-10 Lesson 2:  A Testimony of Grace - Galatians 1:11-2:10 Lesson 3:  The Gospel: Worth Fighting for - Galatians 2:11-21 Lesson 4:  The Righteous shall live by Faith - Galatians 3:1-14 Lesson 5: The purpose of the Law - Galatians 3:15-29 Lesson 6:  From slave to Heir - Galatians 4:1-20 Lesson 7:  Children of Promise - Galatians 4:21-31 Lesson 8:  Freedom bears fruit - Galatians 5:1-26 Lesson 9:  Don’t grow weary - Galatians 6:1-18

All are welcome to this group, including families.   We have a relaxed feel but we still manage to make time for Worship, Bible Study and Prayer.  

Cornel loves people and has a great ability to make people feel welcome and comfortable.   He is a cricket and cycling enthusiast, who loves going on trial rides in nature as well as spending good quality time outside with his son Gabriel, as he loves soccer and kicking ball.

Jesse is passionate about music (playing the piano and singing) as well as writing songs and studying the Word of God. She also adores her family and loves spending time with Cornel and Gabriel as they go on new adventures in Ireland and discover their new home. Jesse is passionate about encouraging people and making them feel worthwhile and accepted.



Seán Byrne

Seán Byrne

LEADERS:   Seán Byrne

WHEN:        Wednesday nights                                                 7.15pm — 9.15pm

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

Revelation is maybe the least read and definitely the least understood book in the New Testament.   It deals with many of the major topics of Scripture - many of which we often avoid:  redemption, final judgement, perseverance of the saints, the ongoing opposition of Satan, heaven, hell.  This will have a classroom format with some discussion.  There will be one hour of weekly homework that is required.  The class will expand your vision of Jesus & what he has won for us.  Wednesday evenings 7:15 - 9:00.

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.



Jan & Tobi Jansma

Jan & Tobi Jansma

LEADERS:   Jan & Tobi Jansma

WHEN:       Wednesday nights                                                  7.15pm — 9.15pm (Starts 27th February, for 6 weeks)

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

We all want to be happy and our Heavenly Father created us all with a capacity for happiness. Yet for many, happiness is measured in moments, in experiences. It’s elusive and unsustainable. Why is happiness easy to find, but hard to keep?


In this 6 part DVD study by Andy Stanley we will discuss and discover through the Word what it takes to experience lasting happiness, despite our circumstances. We will also look at the three things that all happy people have in common. The path to true happiness is simple to understand but challenging to follow.

Jannie and Tobi have many years’ experience in pastoral ministry and leading groups. They moved to Ireland last year and are now happily volunteering in a number of areas at Dublin Vineyard as well as enjoying time with their son, daughter in law and precious grandchildren.


Thursday GROUP:

‘THE PARENTING COURSE’ (ALPHA) (for parents of children 0-10)

Laurence & Lauren Maritz

Laurence & Lauren Maritz

LEADERS:       Laurence & Lauren Maritz

WHEN:           Thursday nights                                                  7 pm — 9 pm

WHERE:         Lucan, Co. Dublin           

Who said parenting was easy? Sometimes we could all use a little helping hand and this is just the course to do that! Come and hear from best-selling Authors Nicki & Sila Lee, incl. parenting experts and parents just like you and me!

Join us Thursday’s at 7.00pm in our home (children welcome). The evening will start with a meal , and as the children get minded the adults will watch a DVD which includes breaking for discussion times.  Areas to be covered include

· Building Strong Foundations

· Meeting Our Children’s Needs

· Setting Boundaries

· Teaching Healthy Relationships

· Our Long Term Aim

This is a great way to meet and learn from others  and share advice.  We are so excited to see what Jesus will do through our conversations!

Estimated Fee: €25 per family (depending on interest/ numbers  –           Includes course material, meal and a minder who'll look after kids while the parents meet together).

Laurence is the Office Administrator and Sunday Co-ordinator and  loves bearing witness to what Jesus has done in his life.

Lauren is the Vineyards Kids Ministry Director and has a passion to see children know their true identity in Jesus. They have been members of Dublin Vineyard Church since 2003 and they have 2 beautiful boys aged 9 & 12 .


Friday Group:

Vine — Young adults Group

Jay & Bruna Pinheiro

Jay & Bruna Pinheiro

LEADER:    Jay & Bruna Pinheiro   

WHEN:      Every other Friday night                                       From 1st Feb 7.30 pm onwards

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

New time for Young Adults is on the way!

We are proud to announce that on Friday  the 1st of February Jay and Bruna Pinheiro  will be launching - VINE

A brand new era for Young Adults between the age of 18 to 30 year olds. 

If you like music, games and food and would like to encounter Jesus more deeply, then you are more than welcome to join us every second Friday at The Vineyard Centre From: 8pm onwards 


Now we are Vine!     

Join our Facebook page @ Dublin Vineyard Young Adults for more info

 Jay & Bruna Pinheiro have been married for 6 years. They moved to Dublin two and a half year ago. Jay has a passion to share the ‘Good News ‘ and loves to encourage people into His fullness. Bruna loves meeting new people and she feels fulfilled when somehow she helps them to find Jesus.


Saturday GROUP:


LEADERS:    Christine Hand &                                              Nicaise Ishimwe

WHEN:        Saturday mornings 11am -1pm                                         (11 weeks, starting  2nd Feb                                 and ending 13th April )

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

Whatever your age or season of life, it takes immense courage to slow down enough to let God grow a root system in your life so that you can bear fruit that remains. You are where you are because God has planted you there. Discover what it looks like to embrace His process so that you can do what He has called you to, to change the world!

In Rooted, Banning Liebscher takes us to the life of David to show how God expands our root system in the hidden places before leading us to where we all desire to go, the visible world.

Christine Hand

Christine Hand

Nicaise Ishimwe

Nicaise Ishimwe

Everyone is welcome to this group, where each week we’ll explore a chapter of this book and then share together our reflections from what we’ve read.   We’ll also make time to relax over tea/coffee and snacks and to worship and pray for one another.



(You will need to purchase the book Rooted by Banning Liebscher to be able to fully participate in this group.   Christine has ordered a limited number of copies, so please feel free to purchase from her or order your own copy online.)  

 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.

Nicaise: moved to Ireland 3 years ago and since considers Dublin Vineyard as her family. She has a hunger for spiritual growth and enjoys spending quality time with other fellow Christians to grow. She also has a heart to enable ways that help people inspire and empower each other.


Other Groups of interest

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


For teenagers takes place every second Sunday during the Second Service after worship in their usual spot in YMCA . Great discussions and lots of fun.


Healing Prayer takes place on a regular basis. Look out for the announcements on Sunday’s and keep an eye on our website event page.


For more information on these, please contact the office (office@dublinvineyard.ie).