Leeds Vineyard

Discovering Vineyard


Discovering Vineyard is where you can find out about who we are, why we do what we do, what we do and how you can join in. The next group will start on Tuesday 19 January 2021 and we'll be meeting online through Zoom. The meeting starts at 8.00pm and finishes well before 9.30pm. The group is led by David & Alison Flowers and Phil & Helen Hicks. You don't have to be a Christian to join the group - you are welcome to come as you are - it's for everyone who is thinking of making Leeds Vineyard their church family. Discovering Vineyard is one of our Explore groups and you can sign up here from Sunday 3 January.

Simeon R-H came to a recent Discovering Vineyard and said, "it was a really good way of getting connected with the church beyond just meeting on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't have settled in so quickly at Leeds Vineyard if I hadn’t have gone along to Discovering Vineyard; and I’m especially thankful for everyone in the group who made it such a welcoming and pleasant group to be part of."

You can sign up from Sunday 3 January, and in the meantime you're invited to join us for a Newcomers' Zoom.

Discovering Vineyard runs over 10 or 11 weeks and feels just like an "ordinary" online housegroup with a time of worship, some teaching and discussion and then an opportunity to pray for one another. Over the course of the 10 or 11 weeks we get to meet some of the leaders at the Vineyard and we will explore:

  • What we believe
  • Our story
  • Our Vision
  • Our Values
  • Our Priorities
  • How we care for people
  • How we minister with the poor
  • How we teach the bible
  • How to pray for the sick and demonised
  • How to develop your spiritual gifts
  • Why we worship
  • Guidelines for sharing
  • Vineyard Distinctives
  • Difficult questions
  • How we handle money
  • How we make decisions, who is in charge?
  • How to join in and what it means, why we don't have a membership
  • Where we are going - our plans for the next year

Attendance at Discovering Vineyard is a pre-requisite for some aspects of life in our community. For example: getting baptised, getting married (by one of our pastoral staff), having your children dedicated (or baptised) or joining the Servant Leadership School.  

There is plenty of room in the Vineyard for you to find a place that matches your God-given passions and gifts and to serve alongside others who share your hopes and dreams. So we would love you to join the group for a term. You may have questions and doubts, you may not have made a commitment to follow Jesus - you are still very welcome to join in and see if you can find answers to your questions.

"It's a must, it sets the scene and lets you know the basis behind how things are done".

"An excellent way of learning about the "bus", its route and deciding whether or not you want to get on!"


If you'd like digital copies of the flyers used please follow the links below to download.

Our Priorities | Our Values | Giving | Worship | Reach Out | Vineyard Kids | T4:12 | 5 Step Healing Model