What groups are running?

Following is a list of the Growth Groups that are running during our Autumn Semester 2018, for 11 weeks - starting the week of 23rd September  and ending the week of 2nd December. Y


Sunday GROUPs:

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  Eamon & Kathy Byrne

Eamon & Kathy Byrne

 LEADERS:    Eamonn & Kathy Byrne

      WHEN:        Sunday Afternoons, 1pm — 3pm         

    WHERE:        YMCA, 53 Aungier Str, D2

If you are curious but not sure yet and would like to know more about the Christian faith, this Course is for you!

The course is designed around a series of talks which encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

We start with food and there’ll be lots of time to connect with others or just be quiet and explore the materials available.

There is no cost to doing this course & it is open to anyone searching whether you are attending church but not sure about Jesus, or you are not attending any church but you are curious to know more.

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



  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. 


Praying in power

  Sheila Lindsey

Sheila Lindsey

LEADER:     Sheila Lindsey 

WHEN:      Tuesday  nights                                                     7.30pm — 9.00pm

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

Romans15:18                                                  “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…”

Luke 10:19                                                                                                                                        Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 

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.

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 or in church. There’ll also be the possibility to join the   Sunday Service ministry team after doing the course.


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. 



Freedom in Christ

  Jan & Tobi Jansma

Jan & Tobi Jansma

LEADERS:   Jan & Tobi Jansma

WHEN:       Wednesday nights                                                  7.30pm — 9.30pm

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

God has a unique purpose for your life.

It is, however, easy to lose focus and become weighed down with cares, past hurts, and other   areas that keep us in bondage and    prevents us from experiencing the abundant life as we should.

In order to experience true freedom in Christ, this series deals with:

  • The power of salvation, your original design, your authority in Christ and the importance of spiritual warfare.

  • The effects of injustice and breaking strongholds of anger, fear, shame, rejection, unforgiveness and passivity.

  • Breaking curses and generational patterns and the healing of damaged emotions

  • How to stand in the gap for others through intercession and prayer.

Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and  destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it  abundantly.”   At the end of our time together it is our prayer that you will experience more of this life that Jesus has for us.

There will be a small cost for doing this course, which will cover the printing of the Manual.

Jannie and Tobi have many years’ experience in pastoral ministry and leading groups. They moved to Ireland during the past 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.  They are very excited to see what the Lord will do through this group.




  Bobby Bagnall

Bobby Bagnall

( A Study of Romans 5-8) 

LEADERS:    Bobbie Bagnall &                                                 Greg Richardson

WHEN:        Wednesday nights                                                 7.30pm — 9.30pm

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

  Greg Richardson

Greg Richardson

Together we will explore and delve into Romans 5 to 8. Roman’s is Paul’s fullest explanation of the gospel, the good news about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. We will discover who we are in Christ and what the gospel means to us.

The aim of the group is to give us all a deeper understanding of the Gospel, the deep love of God for us and His abundant grace toward us;  and to help us step deeper into who we are.

This group is for everyone; whether you are a Christian a long time, or a short time, it is to help us all grow in our understanding of the good news of the gospel.`

Greg has been learning about Jesus and His way of salvation for nearly 70 years and the more he finds out about Him the more wonderful He becomes. He is married to Betty, has a son, a daughter and two grandsons. He has lived in Dublin all his life.

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.



  Cornel & Jesse de Villiers

Cornel & Jesse de Villiers

LEADERS:       Cornel & Jesse de  Villiers

WHEN:           Wednesday nights                                                  7.15pm — 9.15pm

WHERE:         Castlegrange, D15            

Everyone is welcome to this growth group; it will be a time of delving into the word of God,  enjoying a time of fellowship, discussion and a time of worship.

Our desire is that this group will resound with Encouragement, Hope and Renewed Strength, as we discuss and learn about different       aspects of David’s life, and how His life and Journey with Jesus evolved. In turn we will discuss how we can learn from his life,         discussing all the fundamental character-building lessons and how we can apply and practice them, as depicted and written in the Psalms. But most importantly, through the Psalms we will discuss, learn and remind ourselves of the FATHER HEART OF GOD, His LOVE for Us and His Promises for a fulfilled Life.

Here are some of the aspects and topics we will be dealing with  Evolving out of the PSALMS:

 1.  When Life Happens                                                                                                                                 2.  Only God can satisfy                                                                                                                             3.  More Precious than Gold                                                                                                                     4.  One King One King only                                                                                                                         5   God is my Courage                                                                                                                                   6.   Above All                                                                                                                                                   7.   The Lord my Shepherd                                                                                                                           8.   Hope in Pain                                                                                                                                             9.   His Love endures Forever                                                                                                                      10.  Trusting God Through Trials                                                                                                              11.  The Fame of Our God’s Character

Our desire is that this growth group would not only be a discussion group, but that it would become a Greenhouse, in which we all   flourish together as we learn more about the Father Heart of God, His adoration for us and how we live that out in a world desperate to know Jesus.

Cornel loves people and has the natural 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.   


Thursday Group:


  Filipe & Gisele Constantinov Menezes

Filipe & Gisele Constantinov Menezes

LEADER:    Filipe & Gisele                                                     Constantinov Menezes

WHEN:      Thursday nights                                                     7.30pm — 9.00pm

WHERE:    Harold’s Cross, D6

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5 to 7) is the longest  sermon of Jesus detailed in the gospels and the magnitude of its’ importance to humanity is recognised even by non-Christians. In fact, it’s said that the main content of the Bible is summed up in this        Sermon.

Through this journey we are going to be fascinated by the depth of Jesus’ preaching. It goes far beyond the well-known beatitudes and we are sure that the study of it can change our whole perspective on how we are supposed to live our Christianity.

What difference can the poor and meek, the mourners and the merciful do in this violent world? How can we let God rule over our insecurities about tomorrow? How can we be real in a world of appearances? How can we live an unconditional commitment of mind, will and life in a world of so many distractions?   

If you want to learn how to live wholeheartedly for God in this world and let God influence your routine, join us and let’s dive together into deeper waters.

Filipe and Gisele have been leading Bible studies for more than ten years and are passionate about God and the Bible. They love walking and playing with their miniature Yorkshire.





  Cassiana & Felipe Luize

Cassiana & Felipe Luize

LEADERS :    Cassiana & Felipe Luize

WHEN:         Every Other Friday Nights                                     —Details to be announced

WHERE:       Dundrum Road, D14

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 & Felipe are a Brazilian couple living in Ireland the  last two years. They are passionate about working with Youth ministries. They love to have a very good laugh and to know people's life story. 



Saturday GROUP:


(Women Only Group)

  Nicaise Ishimwe & Taffie Nyandoroh

Nicaise Ishimwe & Taffie Nyandoroh

LEADERS:    Nicaise Ishimwe &                                             Taffie Nyandoroh

WHEN:        Saturday mornings                                              10am — 12pm

WHERE:      Vineyard Centre, 35 Avenue Road                      Portobello, D8

If you love eating brunch, great company, time in the presence of God and loads of laughs and prayer then this group is for you!

We will be reading and discussing the book “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere. This book is about understanding who you belong to and your unique place in the family of God as a daughter of God. In a world where the identity of God’s daughters has been marked by comparison and rivalry, there has never been a time when His daughters need a deeper understanding and revelation of who they are, how powerful they are and their purpose!!!


The book helps reveal how the Father’s love breaks the limits that we fix for ourselves. “You are a daughter loved by a Father without rival, entrusted with a message and promise beyond compare, in a time without precedent. You have been chosen for this moment that is at once great and terrible. For this very reason, you must love fearlessly ... believe outrageously . . . and hope without measure” As the author says, “It's time to step forward to live a life without rival.” Join us for great discussions and prayers for each other! Register today!

Taffie loves spending time with people to encourage them in their walk with God. She also loves new experiences be it food, places and anything in-between.

Nicaise moved to Ireland 3 years ago and 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 women inspire and empower each other.


Other Groups of interest

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


Young adults

Will begin to meet  from November every other Friday night –  Talk to Jay & Bruna Pinheiro for more information and look out for the announcements  coming soon.

  Jay & Bruna Pinheiro

Jay & Bruna Pinheiro


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).