Why the name 'Viva'?
Jesus said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” (John 10:10, The Message)
Viva Vineyard Church is people learning, together, to live the way of Jesus.
We love the word Viva. It’s a Spanish word. It means two things. It means “alive” and it means “live!” We come alive when we respond to Jesus’ invitation to live! The way we respond to his invitation is to follow his way.
What do you mean by 'the way of Jesus'?
The way of Jesus is not religious work to earn the blessing of God. Living the way of Jesus is our response to the incredible love and grace that God has poured into our lives. So we live transformed lives from the inside out.
John Mark Comer says, “to be an apprentice of Jesus of Nazareth is to order your life around three goals: be with Jesus, become like Jesus, do what Jesus did. Our dream is that as we live this way, our lives, our communities, and our city, will be transformed.”
We learn to live the way of Jesus together, gathering on Sunday and also in smaller groups during the week. And we seek to put into practice Jesus’ teaching wherever we go. As we do these things we learn to walk with God, we are changed in our heart and character to be more like Jesus, and we grow to do what Jesus in word and deed.
What is a Vineyard church?
Visit Vineyard Australia’s website and you’ll read: Vineyard is a family of churches pursuing God’s Kingdom for our nation. Globally, it’s around 2500 churches in 95 countries.
Vineyard’s core values and theology flows from the teachings of Jesus. We live to see the Kingdom of God breaking into the present day, and orient our values around fostering this.
The Vineyard Church has a set of distinctives which define our character and our place in the broader Church. These show our personality as a family of churches and inform the way we do things.
To dig deeper into Vineyard values, distinctives and to read a full statement of faith, visit www.vineyard.org.au. Or arrange to have a coffee with us :-)
What is Viva's leadership structure?
Viva is governed by a volunteer board of Viva members. They employ the Lead Pastors. The Pastors in turn employ staff. Church life is made possible by everyone pitching in their time, treasure and talents.
Viva Vineyard Church is part of Vineyard Churches Australia.
Do you have a kids program?
Yes! We love kids. Our kids church leaders are dedicated to seeing the kids of church grow up strong knowing God’s love and walking with him.
Our kids range in age from creche age to late primary.
Do you do anything that helps the local community?
Jesus invented servant leadership. So we serve too.
In our local community you’ll find us planting trees, running playgroups, recovering shopping trolleys, cleaning up, building community, fundraising to see the end of slavery, running parenting courses, marriage courses, Alpha courses…
In our church, we gather together on Sundays to meet with God and serve each other.
If you’re keen to volunteer at Viva have a chat with one of the leaders on a Sunday or email us at [email protected]
We’d love your help!
How can I get connected at Viva?
The best way to get to know us is to join us at Sunday gathering either in person or on Zoom. (Check out Sundays page for the latest information.)
Joining a Table Group is great for finding people to walk alongside as we learn to live the way of Jesus. Getting involved in the life of the church through giving of your time, talents and treasure sure helps too!
What if my question isn't answered here?
We’d love to continue the conversation. Contact us electronically. Go to connect. Or email [email protected]