Our Vision

Our vision is to see the lives of the people of Purley and the surrounding areas transformed by encountering Jesus and living in the fullness of all God has for us.

As a church, we at Grace Vineyard Purley are all about encountering God and encountering people. When we encounter God, we experience the immense love that He has for us. The good news is, nothing we do or don't do disqualifies us from receiving God's love - now that really is amazing grace!

As a church we are hungry for more of Him and seek to encounter His presence and power for our everyday lives. Only when we have a real love encounter with God, can we demonstrate the reality of God and His love to those around us.

We are committed to being an outwardly focused church taking God's love to the people of Purley and beyond.

You

You are loved, you are chosen, and you are uniquely qualified by God to do good works.

Your salvation is found only by believing in Jesus Christ.

Us

We are the church, God's bride. We have been called to Go and make disciples of all the nations.

Him

God is real and at work today. We believe that God is the beginning and the end. We believe that God exists in the three persons of the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Our Beliefs

We believe in God the Father who has created all things and who reaches out to embrace all people everywhere.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world and rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven and whose return is imminent.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is the the third member of ‘The Trinity’. We believe He is present in the Church to reveal and instruct, comfort and correct, empower and direct the followers of Jesus.

We believe that the Bible is the inspired written word of God. Therefore, it is of great value in our growth and development as followers of Jesus.
We believe that Jesus Christ loves the Church and that through us God plans to make His saving love known to the world.
We believe that our highest calling is to worship God in word and action. We aim to express this through the love and devotion embodied in our music and compassion and generosity embodied in our lifestyles.

The Vineyard Movement is rooted in the charismatic renewal and historic evangelicalism. Instead of the mainstream charismatic label, however, Vineyard prefers the term ‘Empowered Evangelicals’.

The name Vineyard is based on the Bible passage Isaiah 27:2-3

There are now more than 1,500 Vineyard Churches around the world, including over 100 in the UK and Ireland.

VINEYARD DISTINCTIVES

Vineyard Churches has some distinctives that define our personality in the wider Church, and carry our unique way of doing life as Christians. They are the things that might stand out to you if you were visiting a Vineyard church for the first time.

THE MAIN AND THE PLAIN

We base everything we do on the ‘main and the plain’ teaching that Jesus gave. We refer to what the Scriptures say as the basis for all our doctrine and practice.

THE NOW AND NOT YET

Our theology and practice of the Kingdom makes it so we can acknowledge both miracles and suffering. We pray for people and sometimes they are healed and sometimes they are not.

COME, HOLY SPIRIT

This is our central prayer liturgy. We all need a constant filling of the Holy Sprit. In the Vineyard we believe the Holy Spirit is available to us all the time to renew, refresh and restore.

WORSHIPERS OF GOD AND RESCUERS OF MEN AND WOMEN

We are given to express worship and compassion in every part of our lives. This is our expression of loving God and loving our neighbours. Compassion is a natural overflow of our worship to God.

EVERYONE GETS TO PLAY

We believe that anyone can do the work of the Kingdom. We are all commissioned – men and women, children, of every age, race and background, to join God in His restoring work; ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

COME AS YOU ARE – BUT DON’T STAY AS YOU ARE

You are loved no matter what state you are in when you come to the Vineyard. We believe that Jesus can love us all to health and wholeness.

NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL

We avoid all hype or emotional manipulation. Going about our lives naturally, we pray and listen for God’s voice in all circumstances.

EQUIPPING THE SAINTS

We will continually invest ourselves in training and equipping God’s people to do what Jesus did, equipping the saints for ministry. (Ephesians 4:12) All of us are called to do our bit in the kingdom.

PLANT CHURCHES WHO PLANT CHURCHES

The very nature of the Gospel and the Church leads to reproduce kingdom outposts in the world – the planting of new churches. New churches attract new people and new converts.

Encountering God. Encountering People.

Meet Our Leaders

Mark & Gill

Mark & Gill Visser

Senior Pastors

Sue & Andy

Sue & Andy Belsey

Pastoral Care

Luke

Jo & Mike Sutton

Healing On The Streets, 20’s & 30’s Group & Prayer
John

Giuseppe & Adele Filocamo

Worship

Ruth

Jan Heffer

Kids Church & Growbaby

 

Sundays

What to expect during our Sunday service

Our morning church service usually last about an hour and a half. The morning service starts at 10:30am, with free tea & coffee served from 10:15am. We like to keep things simple and informal, so no need to come all suited up, just whatever you feel most comfortable in.

We start with a short welcome and some news, followed by a time of worship for about half an hour. Then there’s a talk based on the Bible and our experiences of following Jesus that’s practical and relevant to everyday life. After the talk, there’s an opportunity to be prayed for and more time for tea & coffee at the end.


Grace Kids

 

We’re passionate about all the kids God brings our way. Grace Kids is a fun and exciting place for kids up to school year 6 to learn about Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him whether on a Sunday morning or during the week.

This month
Jesus’ teaching often took the form of stories known as parables. This month we explore three parables from Matthew 13 about the kingdom of heaven and our response to the message Jesus brings. Our memory verse is:
‘Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.’ (2 Timothy 3:16).

Visitors
If it’s your first Sunday visit to Grace Vineyard, you’ll meet members of the church at the entrance doors and they’ll be happy to show you where to go. We tend to start our Sunday meetings with the whole church family gathering together, with the children going out at around 11am.

Safeguarding
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. If you’d like a copy of our safeguarding policy, please contact office@gracevineyard.co.uk


Worship

Worship is more than music. To us, it’s the act of freely giving our love to God in all that we do and we believe that giving in worship is the key to finding Him at work in our lives. Music is just one of the many ways we worship at Grace Vineyard. During our Sunday services we love to sing songs to God, lifting Him up, giving thanks for all He is and has done in our lives and telling Him how much we love Him.

What we sing is very important to us and that’s why we also write and sing our own songs.

You can also search over 700 songs written in Vineyard churches from all around the world at vineyardsongs.com

Want to know more?


Want to find out more? We would love to hear from you. Whether you’ve just started exploring, or are miles into the journey, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

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Want to know more?


Want to find out more? We would love to hear from you. Whether you’ve just started exploring, or are miles into the journey, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.