What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Autumn Semester 2019, for 11 weeks - starting the week of 22 September  and ending 7 December.

 

Sundays:

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‘PRAYING IN POWER’ GROWTH GROUP

Leaders: Sheila Lindsay and Barry Reynolds

When: Sunday Afternoons 12 – 1:30pm
(running for 8 weeks)

Where: YMCA

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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...

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. It’s also a good refresher for those who have done HOTS previously.

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 and 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.

Barry is married to Ann and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He was always drawn to how the Holy Spirit works, since early Vineyard days, and has seen many wonderful signs of His work and presence, over the years. He has led Growth Groups and is excited to see what the Holy Spirit will do in this new group.

 
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SPANISH SPEAKING GROWTH GROUP

LEADERS: James & Melissa Garza

WHEN: Sunday Afternoons
3 - 6 pm (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)

Where: Vineyard Centre
35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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.

 

Mondays:

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‘EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY’ GROWTH GROUP 

Leaders: Eamonn & Kathy Byrne

When: Monday Nights 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Where: Knocklyon, Dublin 16

The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course is a plan for discipleship that deeply changes our relationship with God. The course takes us through eight chapters of the EHS book (by P Scazzero) and workbook which, week by week, will unpack core biblical principles to guide us into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface-transformation in our relationship with Jesus.

The course will run parallel to a sermon series at Dublin Vineyard on the same subject for this semester.

(There is a book and workbook to be purchased for this course – which we are pre-ordering and which can be purchased on sign-up. However, do contact us if cost is an issue for you and you would like to do this course.)

Eamonn and Kathy are married for 20 years and have 4 wonderful teenage children:) They have led a number of groups at Dublin Vineyard and been involved in many ministries over the years.

 
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‘Worship and Workshop’ GROWTH GROUP

Leader: Eyderman Becerra

When: Monday nights  7 - 8:30pm
(Last session will be 2 December)

Where: Vineyard Centre
35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

This group will be a very interactive one. It is geared for people who have a desire to worship God, and to learn more about what worship is. In this group you will also learn a few chords and rhythms on the guitar so that you can lead people in worship in small settings such as: Growth Groups, home groups, small gatherings. Or to start your journey in music if you so desire. 

If this is you, then this group is for you. No previous experience needed, you only need to bring a guitar with you, something to write on and a heart ready to hear from the Lord. 

Our meetings will look something like this:

  • A time for worship with music.

  • A discussion about worship from the perspective of the Bible.

  • A guitar lesson. 

We will also take some time to pray for one another. So, why wait? Join us now!

Eyderman, also known as E, is our worship pastor here at Dublin Vineyard. He and his wife Lis are also part of an international workers agency from the United States called AMOVEO who support and oversee them in their missionary work here in Ireland. E and Lis are from Venezuela and have been in Ireland and in Dublin Vineyard for the last 5 and a half years and have two kids: Megan (2) and Evan (10 months). E enjoys producing and recording music and is also a session musician with different bands in Dublin.

 

Tuesdays:

‘THE MARRIAGE COURSE’ GROWTH GROUP 

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Leaders: David & Amanda Leal

When: Tuesday nights 7pm – 9pm

Where: Vineyard Centre
35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build astrong marriage. Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Course for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship.

The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations,learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well.There is a video each week & then each individual couple discuss the video themselves. There is no group discussion.

There is a book that accompanies the course and the cost of the material is €15 per couple. This course is a great investment in your marriage.

David and Amanda are a young Brazilian couple. They have been married since 2010 and have been living in Dublin for over a year now. They have been part of Dublin Vineyard Church since they got to Ireland and they are serving with love in the Worship team and Communion team. They love Jesus and He is the centre of everything in their life, especially in their marriage.

 
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‘THE PRODIGAL GOD’ GROWTH GROUP 

Leaders: Laurence & Lauren Maritz

When: Tuesday nights 7:45 – 9:30pm

Where: Vineyard Centre
35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

We would love to have you join us as we work through the wonderful book “The Prodigal God” by well-known Pastor and author Timothy Keller. Keller is an acclaimed and influential Theologian who is often referred to as the C.S. Lewis of the twenty-first century.

All attendees are asked to read through sections of the book before the meeting as we will be working through a discussion guide accompanied by a short DVD message. We will be reading about and discussing the Parable of the Lost son, which as we know is one of the most well-known parables, Keller argues that is it’s also one of the least understood messages.

He introduces the reader to all the characters of this timeless story, showing that it concerns not just a wayward son, but also a judgemental older brother and most importantly a loving Father. In this challenging and inspiring book, he is inviting both faithful believers and curious outsiders to come to a totally life-changing understanding of the central message of the Christian faith – the beautiful message of Jesus: The Gospel of Grace, Hope and Salvation. Join us as we find our next steps in moving closer to our Lord.

(There is a Book and Discussion Guide to be purchased for this group – which will need to be purchased. However, please let us know if cost is an issue and you’d like to join this group.)

Laurence and Lauren have been members of Dublin Vineyard Church since 2003. Laurence is the Dublin Vineyard Office Administrator and Sunday Co-ordinator and loves bearing witness to what Jesus has done in his life. Lauren is the Vineyards Kids’ Ministry Pastor and has a passion to see children come to know their true identity in Jesus. They have 2 beautiful boys aged 10 and 12, 3 cats and 2 dogs!

 
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‘PHILIPPIANS’ GROWTH GROUP 

Leaders: Liva Saule and Lee Ann Venter

When: Tuesday nights 7 – 9pm

Where: Claremount Road,
Sandymount, Dublin 4

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This Growth Group is for those who have been on a journey with Jesus and are looking to dive deeper into the Word of God in the bible. As a group, we will be reading and dissecting the book of Philippians and finding out more about how it applies to our lives today.

All people are welcome who are ready to dig deep, actively participate and grow together.

The leaders, Lee-Ann and Līva, have been attending Dublin Vineyard Church for 3 years. They have served in a number of areas in DV during this time, including the Worship Band and the Info Table. Lee-Ann is a boring accountant (her words!) and Līva is an average negotiator (also her words!). When Lee-Ann is not boring she is screaming her lungs out at a rugby match. When Līva takes a break from being average, she cycles back and forth to work. Both enjoy frequent travelling and eating their way through the world.

 
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‘PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF GOD’ GROWTH GROUP

Leader: Jesse de Villiers

When: Tuesday Mornings 10am - 12pm

Where: Castlegrange, Dublin 15

This Group is targeted towards ladies of all ages: Moms, young ladies, students (whoever’s free at this time of the morning). It will be a time of delving into the word of God, enjoying a time of fellowship, discussion and a time of worship.

Jesse’s desire is that this group will resound with encouragement, hope and renewed strength, as we discuss and learn from the book “The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence” (by James W.Goll) and how the transforming presence of Jesus can change everything we do and even change the way we look at ourselves as women, mothers and young ladies.

Jessie is passionate about music (playing the piano and singing) as well as writing songs and is in the process of writing her own book. She Loves Jesus and adores her family. She loves spending time with her husband and son and drinking lots of good coffee. Jesse is passionate about encouraging people and making them feel worthwhile and accepted.

 

Wednesdays:

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‘VINE ROOT’ GROWTH GROUP 

Leaders: Jay & Bruna

When: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

Where: Cafés across Dublin (to be announced)

The Vine Growth Groups are Bible study groups from the Dublin Vineyard Young Adults Ministry. We will meet every two weeks in cafés across Dublin and the main idea is to build true and meaningful relationships while diving deeper into God’s word.

If you are a college student or a young professional, you are free to join us. The theme for this season is: Everyday Gospel, where we dive into practical applications for big Bible concepts. We hope to see you there.

Jay and Bruna are the Young Adults Pastors for Dublin Vineyard. They love great music, good food and bad jokes.

 
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‘EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY’ GROWTH GROUP 

Leaders: Christine Hand & Nicaise Ishimwe

When: Wednesday nights 7:30 - 9:30pm

Where: Vineyard Centre
35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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Christine and Nicaise would love for you to join them to go through this course, which has been life-changing for many people, including a number of us in Dublin Vineyard! The EHS Course is a plan for discipleship that deeply changes our relationship with God. The course takes us through eight chapters of the book and workbook which, week by week, will unpack core biblical principles to guide us into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface-transformation in our relationship with Jesus.

The course will run parallel to a sermon series at Dublin Vineyard on the same subject for this semester. As always, we’ll be making time to socialise/snack/chat, and to worship our King and pray for one another! 

(There is a book and workbook to be purchased for this course – which we are pre-ordering and which can be purchased on sign-up. However, do contact us if cost is an issue for you and you would like to do this course).

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 three 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.

 

Thursdays:

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‘VINE ROOT’ GROWTH GROUP 

Leaders: Jay & Bruna

When: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

Where: Cafés across Dublin (to be announced)

The Vine Growth Groups are Bible study groups from the Dublin Vineyard Young Adults Ministry. We will meet every two weeks in cafés across Dublin and the main idea is to build true and meaningful relationships while diving deeper into God’s word.

If you are a college student or a young professional, you are free to join us. The theme for this season is: Everyday Gospel, where we dive into practical applications for big Bible concepts. We hope to see you there.

Jay and Bruna are the Young Adults Pastors for Dublin Vineyard. They love great music, good food and bad jokes.

 
 

Saturdays:

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‘EXPLORING THE PARABLES OF JESUS’ GROWTH GROUP (with Breakfast!) 

Leaders: Bobbie Bagnall & Joan Conway 

When: Saturday mornings 11am – 1 pm
(Starting 5th October until 7th December)

Where: Vineyard Centre
35 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

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The parables that Jesus told are not nice fables, they are parables that talk about what the Kingdom of God is like, what God is like and what we are like. The parables can be both challenging and deep.

If you want to get to know Jesus better, then this is the group for you. We will be exploring together a different parable each week. It will be a relaxed and informal setting where we will discuss and explore the messages Jesus is teaching us through the parables.

So, if you are a Christian for a long or a short time, this group is for you.

We are excited about diving into the parable with you over breakfast.

Bobbie is married to Mitch for 29 years; they live in Firhouse with 3 adult children and a dog. Bobbie is involved in the Soup Run ministry for many years and is captivated by the compassion of Jesus.

Joan has been with Dublin Vineyard for many years and has been involved with Children’s Ministry, HOTS & Growth Groups. She currently leads the Welcome Team. She is married to Shay and they have a beautiful son and daughter.

 

Other Groups of interest

INTERCESSION GROUP

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

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