His Story, Our Story
As we move into advent we are looking at some of the virtues that Jesus brings into our story.
Elaine ends our Advent series with the topic of hope and how (much like us) the shepherds were included in the story, even though they wouldn't normally have expected to be.
Sunday 20th December 2015
This week, Jeff talks about Joy, and how both Mary, and ultimately Zachariah, found it through doing what God called them to do. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus provides a firm foundation for rejoicing whatever our circumstance.
Sunday 13th December 2015
Aaron gives us the next part of our series, following on from Big Church, by looking at peace. Peace is an area which we may struggle in. We may never have experienced peace and yet this is the offer of Jesus, the ‘Prince of Peace’.
Sunday 6th December 2015
During out Big Church celebration Jason Clark introduces our new teaching series, looking at how God's story and our story work together.
Sunday 29th November 2015
God's Grand Design
In this series we will be looking at the first 3 Chapters of Ephesians. Our desire is to better grasp who God is, all he has done for us and who we are as a result. In order that we might play our part in God’s Grand Design for our lives, this city and the Nations.
Adam concludes our series and encourages us that as our understanding of God's narrative grows, he will show us where we are to be involved in the renewal in our sphere of influence.
Sunday 15th November 2015
This week Oliver takes some time to talk about how we are each a masterpiece of God's creation and how we can take the strengths and skills that God has given us into the workplace.
Sunday 8th November 2015
Conflict in any group of people is inevitable, but we are called to unity. This week Andrew looks at how Paul knew the potential for disunity in the Church and didn't shy away from it or ignore it, but instead encourages us shape our response in a Godly way.
Sunday 1st November 2015
This week Mike continues the series by looking at prayer. In Vineyard ‘everybody gets to play’ and everybody gets to pray - Here is how we can pray.
Sunday 25th October 2015
Today Andrew talked to us about the importance of knowing God's love in a real way. So that we can go out in security, knowing it in our hearts and not just our heads.
Sunday 11th October 2015
We all love a good rescue story, this week Andrew looks at how God's rescue story echoes throughout our lives.
Sunday 4th October 2015
This Sunday Andrew continued our series 'God's Grand Design' looking at how it's our identity that determines our activity and not the other way around.
Sunday 27th September 2015
Jeff introduces our new series by looking at the start of the church in Ephesus (Acts 19) and how Paul's solid identity in Christ allowed him the freedom to focus his life on building the church.
Sunday 20th September 2015
This week Andrew looked at Philippians 4:4-7, talking about the heart behind our upcoming week of prayer and sharing lots of stories of what God is doing right now using people in our community!
Sunday 13th September 2015
In this series we've given our speakers free reign to delve into any character from the bible they want, we're looking forward to learning a lot!
Aaron looks at the courage or Esther and how to grow in courage we need a culture of encouragement.
Sunday 30th August 2015
This week Joel delves into the character of Hannah. Looking at stewarding desire and bringing your passions to God in prayer.
Sunday 16th August 2015
This week Jeff continues our Character Building series, talking about the familiar story of David & Goliath. But it's not entirely what you expect - take a listen and learn about victorious faith.
Sunday 9th August 2015
Continuing our series of Biblical characters, Eunice tells us the story of Zacchaeus, and demonstrates the impact it can have on the way we live our lives if we follow his example.
Sunday 2nd August 2015
This week we said a fond farewell to our youth and children's Pastor Zara, but first Simon looked at what lessons we can learn from Simeon.
Sunday 12th July 2015
Adam introduces our new series by thinking about our favourite characters in the bible and then focuses on what we can learn from Deborah.
Sunday 5th July 2015
This week we thanked Simon & Keely for all they've done in leadership here and we heard from them about the journey God's been taking them on as they leave for their new assignment in another church.
Sunday 19th July 2015
The Challenge of Change
As we've been going through a lot of change as a community we thought it would be a great moment to look at the Godly response to the challenges that change can bring.
When we encounter change we can look at it through a mindset of faith or of fear, if we recognise our Son/Daughtership in God we begin to understand how much good God will bring through change.
Sunday 21st June 2015
For Christians, all change (even bad things that happen to us) can be put to beneficial use. Furthermore, every Christian has an automatic mandate to be a change agent.
Sunday 14th June 2015
Every change and challenge in life gives God the opportunity to grow us and mature us, if we can respond in the right way.
Sunday 7th June 2015
Stress reveals what is inside us, is our instinct to fall back on prayer as Paul recommends in Philippians 4?
Sunday 17th May 2015
Our new Assistant Pastors have now joined us, today we had the chance to meet them and get to know a little about them!
Sunday 10th May 2015
This week in response to the General Election Andrew challenged us that whether we're happy or angry with the result, we are called to be praying for our leaders.
Sunday 10th May 2015
We need to re-learn prayer as relationship rather than activity, engaging with a person more than waiting on an answer.
Sunday 3rd May 2015
Simon takes a fresh look at the Lord’s prayer.
Sunday 19th April 2015
Jesus's life initiated a revolution in communication with God through his teachings about prayer and by making the way for us to know God.
Sunday 12th April 2015
Nehemiah: Bringing Life to the City
As we start the new year with our new name, we also have a new vision for where we think God is taking us as a church. In this series we'll be looking at the book of Nehemiah and how it relates to us as a church in Birmingham.
This week we got the whole church together for a great big celebration in one service, massive thanks to Birmingham Christian Centre for being such amazing hosts!
Sunday 22nd Mar 2015
Andrew spends a short time in Nehemiah; looking at how with a bedrock of God's word, promises & presence Nehemiah was able to fulfil God's purposes throughout the adversity & corruption he faced.
Sunday 15th Mar 2015
God calls us all to be leaders in one sphere or another, there are a lot of practical & spiritual lessons from Nehemiah about wise leadership.
Sunday 8th Mar 2015
Oliver explains the hardships that were present in chapter 5 of Nehemiah, and what we can learn by how Nehemiah responded.
Sunday 1st Mar 2015
James challenges us that work is about contributing to the prosperity of our city, not just a means to an end.
Sunday 15th Feb 2015
How should we respond when we move from a time of favour to a time of sustained opposition?
Sunday 8th Feb 2015
Nehemiah was motivated to restore Jerusalem to reflect God - What motivates us?
Sunday 1st Feb 2015
Joel looks at how Nehemiah’s story teaches us that we need a deep prayer life characterised by tears, tarrying and trust.
Sunday 18th Jan 2015
Andrew & Rosie explain our new name and logo, with a focus on where we believe God is taking us as a church.
Sunday 11th Jan 2015
Andrew introduces our new sermon series following through Nehemiah.
Sunday 4th Jan 2015