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Joining a team is a great way of getting involved in the life of the church. It is one of the best ways of connecting with others and feeling part of the church community. 

We believe that by serving others we serve Jesus and His purposes and also practically demonstrate our love for others. By rolling up our sleeves and joining a team of like-minded servants, we help build the local church God has called us to be part of. 

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Sunday Services


Sunday Services


Sundays are a small but very important part of what we do - and to make Sundays happen, we need everyone to get involved and to help out. 

First Impressions Team

We are a friendly church and we want to ensure our Sunday morning guests get the best possible first impression. We want them to feel welcomed, noticed and valued.

Our Car Parking Team are ready to welcome people at the gate with a smile and direct them to an available car parking space.

Our Welcome Team greet people at the door, help people find their way around the venue and answer any questions people may have.

Our Hospitality Team prepare and serve refreshments, before and after the service. If you like meeting new people, are good with faces and love to smile and serve get in touch.

Sunday Venue

Each week we transform a school building into a functioning space for us to do Church before returning it back into a school again.

Our Shed Team wheel out trolleys full of equipment used in our Kids and Youth ministry, and at our Welcome and Hospitality areas.

Our Hall Team help the Worship and Media Teams set out staging and equipment before setting up the chairs for our service. After our service we pack down everything and return it all to our storage areas.

Worship and Media

Worship is one of our highest values as a Vineyard Church and our Worship Team provides excellent worship for our services and meetings.

If you are committed to forming your life around following and worshipping Jesus and happen to be a talented musician or vocalist get in touch.

The Media Team works hard to help support the Worship Team to help us engage in a seamless Sunday Church experience. They help produce the sound, control the lighting and provide the visuals for songs, talks and video presentations.

You don’t have to be an expert in the field to join the team; tasks range from skilled to unskilled and and we happily provide training.

Kids

We believe that our children are important members of our church, and Kids seeks to help them in their relationship with God in fun and relevant ways. On a Sunday morning we have two groups, Mini Kids and Big Kids.

Mini Kids, for those not in school, follows exciting curriculums inspired by Early Years sensory play, drama and games.

Big Kids, for those in school years Reception to Year 6, is a vibrant maze of zones specifically designed towards active and colourful worship, games, teaching and craft. We love to support additional needs in all of our kids ministry

Youth

We want our young people to grow in a faith that lasts a lifetime and believe the best way of doing this is through relationships across the whole church.

On a Sunday morning we have two groups, Engage and Ignite am, for young people in school years 7 to 13. As well as Sunday mornings, Ignite pm meets on a Sunday evening for a small group style session.

Our Youth spend a lot of time hanging out together and having fun as well as digging deeper and asking the tough questions. We meet regularly on Fridays for socials.

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Serving in the Community


Serving in the Community


God calls us to ‘love our neighbours as ourselves’ and our community ministries are one way we do this, both locally and internationally. We love Sutton, and being part of London, and are committed to making a difference in our local area by serving generously and abundantly, connecting with people to see lives transformed both physically and spiritually. 

We want to make a difference by practically demonstrating God’s love and acceptance to everyone, with no strings attached, whatever their background, circumstances or religion - because we believe God is compassionate and cares deeply about our neighbourhood and our community. 

We have a range of compassion ministries which enables us to do this through one-off events, and regular spaces to meet, serve and pray with people.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse aims to provide good quality new and pre-loved baby clothes and equipment in a supportive and caring environment. It is open to anyone in the community who needs it, whatever their income, background or faith. From meeting and greeting visitors, to helping sort and wash donations, there are plenty of ways to get involved with this exciting ministry. lighthouse@suttonvineyard.org

Wendy House

The Wendy House is our group for babies, pre-schoolers, and their grown-ups, to play, learn and socialise together. Run on a Monday and Tuesday morning, we serve the families in our community by offering a fun range of toys and activities for little ones. From unpacking toys from the shed, to making the drinks, to welcoming families, there are plenty of ways you can get involved throughout the morning. wendyhouse@suttonvineyard.org

Healing on the Streets

Healing on the Streets is a simple, non-confrontational way to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of Sutton. It enables us to connect with our local community on a regular basis, powerfully expressing God’s love in the marketplace through prayer. Our HOTS team go out on a Saturday once a month, to meet and invite those who are interested to sit and be prayed for. The HOTS team welcomes anyone to join them and full training will be provided. hots@suttonvineyard.org

Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a ministry that looks to reach out to the women in Sutton who are affected by domestic abuse. We want the women to know the love of God through our actions, relationships and practical blessings. Sorting out and providing essential items and beautiful gifts or being able to help at a termly paper session are just a few ways you can help within this ministry. sanctuary@suttonvineyard.org

Courses

There are many things we do in life for which we get no training, and have to just learn on the job. We run a range of courses focused on a particular area of life which is valuable both to people from within our church, and for those in our local community. All our courses are free and often DVD-based. Whether you have expert knowledge and can lead discussion, or can make tea and load the dishwasher, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. courses@suttonvineyard.org

Alpha

Alpha is a series of sessions for those looking to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and informal environment. Each session starts with some food, then a talk followed by discussions. Running Alpha is a real team effort and there are many ways you can get involved in a course, including being a group leader or behind-the-scenes- setting up, cooking, baking and washing up. alpha@suttonvineyard.org

Sutton Community Works

Sutton Vineyard is one of the local churches that make up Sutton Community Works - a group of churches in Sutton committed to putting faith into action to meet the needs of our local community. Sutton Community Works exists to do things that can be done better across churches than could be done individually, as it enables us to do things on a larger scale. Many from Sutton Vineyard serve alongside those churches, supporting Foodbank, Street Pastors and School Pastors. www.suttoncommunityworks.org

Sutton Schools Work

Sutton Vineyard supports Sutton Schools Work who go regularly into our local schools, providing support with assemblies, PSHE lessons, supporting CUs and parent prayer groups in providing pastoral support. This ministry is supported by volunteers from local churches. www.suttonschoolswork.co.uk

Volunteering


Volunteering


Aside from our Sunday team serving opportunities we also have lot of additional opportunities for people to volunteer throughout the week. 

If you can help with making tea and coffee for the numerous training events we hold at our Church Centre and The Dolphin, cook meals for Alpha or Welcome lunches, bake cakes, or do a spot of gardening, we would love to have you as part of our volunteer team!

Administration

So much goes on behind the scenes at Sutton Vineyard and there are always administration tasks that need to be done, to benefit the church body and our community. If you have any time on your hands during the week we would love to utilise your administration skills. 

Maintenance and Guarding 

Our venues, Stayton House and The Dolphin, host many groups and events. If you are handy with DIY or have a specific maintenance skill, there are often jobs that need doing to ensure the smooth running of our venues and keep them looking clean and welcoming.