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As a church we have been asking Jesus to help us know what he is calling us into; for him to give us a clearer image of the future he is telling us is possible. It has been an exciting process and we would love you to join us in it as we continue to pray and seek and dream and plan. Below are 5 emphases that we believe give us a glimpse of what Jesus has been saying to us so far.

Much love, Tom & Lesley Thompson
Culture of Worship / Excellent Sundays
We want our gatherings to be defined by a culture of worship, where people have life-changing encounters with Jesus every single week. We want our worship to be creative and engaging, leading people into awe, joy and surrender; we want preaching that is fun, biblical and applicable; we want ministry done by everyone in a way that is naturally supernatural and lasting; and we want to express such a radical welcome that all kinds of people instantly feel like they have come “home”. We want to acquire a multipurpose Sun-Sat venue in the West Croydon area to enable a step change in all of this.
Raising Sons and Daughters
Going the extra mile to reach the whole generation of 0-18s in Croydon, we want to meet them where they are at and show them Jesus in ways that make sense to them, training them to do the stuff of the Kingdom with their friends right now and investing in them long-term, lovingly raising sons and daughters who meet all their potential in Jesus, joyfully sending them out to creatively and dynamically extend the kingdom of Jesus all across the globe.
Love Croydon
We want all of Croydon to encounter the love of Jesus wherever they are by all the church proclaiming and demonstrating the Kingdom all through the week. And we want to be great at inviting new people into our mid-week courses and Sunday services and to see them transformed by Jesus. We want to expand VES so that it provides vibrant community and life-changing training to the last, the least and the lost in our town and offers them many attractive and easy routes into discovering more about Jesus.
Life-changing Small Groups
Developing a whole range of mid-week courses and groups we will bring diverse people together into fun, healing spaces where Jesus transforms their life. This will see the suffering and the struggling embraced and cared for, every past pain healed, every past sin forgiven and new, good patterns of living being forged. We want to be a family fully committed to helping one another identify gifts, to grow in biblical truth and kingdom ministry and to courageously walk out the fullness of the new life of the Spirit.
Multiplying Leaders
We want to multiply leadership, investing in catalytic women and men who give their lives to identifying, raising up and nurturing other leaders to manifest Kingdom Culture all over the world. In particular we want to raise up great leaders for 5 congregations across Croydon and to plant 100 churches across London and Europe, playing our part in rewriting the spiritual narrative of our land.
We preached through our 5 emphases during the first two weeks of September - you can catch those messages again on our website - https://croydonvineyard.org.uk/5/Latest-Media or our YouTube Channel - Talk 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqGXyubqBuw , Talk 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAB1ZeZyYXs
If you're new to the church, or have recently started coming then you are most welcome at our Welcome Pizza Night this Sunday evening! Primarily, but not exclusively, geared towards those involved in the 6pm service - it will take place immediately after the evening service! You're invited!! Need more details? Contact Hannah Poole at hannah_poole@hotmail.com
THANK YOU!! Thank you so much for all your donations of new and second hand uniform over the summer for Broadmead Primary School, where Sarah Hunter is head. If you still want to donate please just bring your good quality items to the Storehouse Table on any Sunday morning.
SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER WILL BE A SUNDAY NOT TO BE MISSED!

All our under 11s groups will be having their light parties, and at both 10.30 and 6pm services it will be mixing bowls at the ready for our Croydon Vineyard Bake Off! More details on both events to follow.
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Croydon Vineyard is a member of Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland. Croydon Vineyard is a registered charity. No. 1151324
we are members of the Evangelical alliance. No 235256


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