What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Spring / Summer Semester 2019, for 8 weeks - starting the week of 12 May  and ending 5 July.





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.





Leaders: Christine Hand and Nicaise Ishimwe

When: Monday Nights 7:30 – 9:30 pm

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


How does God provide direction to the common issues we face? We live in a world where we have to deal with the realities of issues like stress, failure, crises, loneliness and change. Renowned pastor and best-selling author, Rick Warren, takes us inside the bible to discover answers to six of life’s toughest questions, drawing from the examples of different biblical characters who faced the same issues. He offers concise, practical, biblical insights we can understand and apply in order to move past our everyday struggles and experience a life of purpose, peace, and significance. 

We would love you to join us for this very practical video based study and, as always, we’ll be making time to socialise/snack/chat, and to worship our King and pray for one another!

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.





Leaders: Gisele & Filipe Constantinov Menezes

When: Tuesday Nights 7:15 – 9:15 pm

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

When we read the gospels, we realise that Jesus’ message and ministry is linked to the Kingdom of God throughout all his teachings, sermons, parables, etc. In fact, the word “kingdom” appears in the New Testament 162 times!

What kingdom is that? How did it come? It is still coming and is yet to come at the same time? How does this understanding impact the way I pray and ask for healing? How does the Kingdom perspective set me free to fully experience God’s Grace? Is this Kingdom the same as the Church, or is it Heaven? How does it affect my priorities and life goals?

We are going to study Jesus’ teachings on the New Testament in depth in order to improve our relationship with God and the way we live our Christianity without the chains of legalism, self-evaluation or works of the Law.

If you want to learn how to live wholeheartedly for God in this world and let God’s Grace change the way you live life, join us and let’s dive together into deeper waters.

Filipe and Gisele have been leading Bible studies for more than ten years and they are serving in Dublin Vineyard as Growth Group leaders for about two years. They are passionate about God and the Bible and they love to play with their miniature Yorkshire Terrier.





Leaders: Jannie & Tobi Jansma

When: Wednesday nights 7:15 - 9:15 pm (Starting Wednesday, 22 May)

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

Experience the power and deeper meaning of the last words of Christ through the DVD series “Seven-Mile Miracle: Journey into the presence of God” as Steven Furtick (lead pastor of Elevation Church) explores the last words of Christ from the very Holy Land locations at which they were spoken. Standing on the Mount of Olives, in the Garden of Gethsemane, at Golgotha, he unpacks the drama and significance of Jesus’ final hours before His Crucifixion.

During these sessions we will be discussing and discovering how Jesus’ last words offer mile markers for our own spiritual journey. It’s a lifelong journey and although it’s not always easy, Jesus is both our guide and our destination as we travel.

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. 


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Leaders: David & Amanda Leal Napoli

When: Wednesday nights 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Starting Wednesday, 22 May)

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 a strong 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.

O Curso de Casamento é uma série de sete sessões, projetado para ajudar os casais a investir em seu relacionamento e construir um casamento forte. Nicky e Sila Lee, autores de The Marriage Book, desenvolveram o The Marriage Course para casais que buscam apoio prático para fortalecer seu relacionamento. O curso é projetado para ajudar os casais a construir bases sólidas, aprender a se comunicar de forma mais eficaz e também, resolver as diferenças. Há um vídeo por semana e depois cada casal discute o vídeo. Não há discussão em grupo. Há um livro que acompanha o curso e o custo do material é de € 15 por casal. Este curso é um ótimo investimento para o seu casamento. 

We are a young Brazilian couple. We have been married since 2010 and we’ve been living in Dublin for one year. We have been part of Dublin Vineyard Church since we got to Ireland and we are serving with love in the Worship team and Communion team. We love Jesus and He is the centre of everything in our life, especially in our marriage.

Somos um jovem casal brasileiro, casados desde 2010 e moramose em Dublin há um ano. Fazemos parte da igreja Vineyard em Dublin desde que chegamos na Irlanda, servindo nos ministérios de adoração e comunhão. Somos um casal que ama Jesus e Ele tem sido o centro de tudo em nossa vida, principalmente, nosso casamento.




(for parents of children 0-10)

Leaders: Laurence & Lauren Maritz

When: Thursday nights 7 – 9 pm

Where: Lucan, Co. Dublin 

(Children are welcome and a childcare service will be provided at a cost of €25 per couple (for the whole course) – no cost for those who attend without children.)

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

Each Thursday evening at 7.00 join us in our home as we as we dive into the Parenting Course by watching a DVD together, (as the children are looked after in another room). The session will be broken up with breaks for practical exercises and 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 and stories. We are so excited to see what Jesus does through our conversations! What an amazing way to invest in your children’s lives and what an abundance it will bring to your family!

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 know their true identity in Jesus. They have 2 beautiful boys aged 9 & 12.



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Leaders: Jay & Bruna Pinheiro

When: Every Other Friday Night
7:30 pm onwards

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

The Young Adults (18 to 30 year olds) meet every other Friday Night 7:30 pm onwards.

If you like music, games and food and want to encounter Jesus more deeply then you are more than welcome to join us!

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

Jay & Bruna have been married for six 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.





Leaders: Bobbie Bagnall & Joan Conway 

When: Saturdays mornings  11 am - 1 pm 


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

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


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).