We belong to a family of churches called 'Vineyard Churches'. There are many Vineyard churches throughout the UK and internationally. We love the universal Church in the UK and think it is great that there are many different types of churches. We do not see the Vineyard as better or more special than any other denomination or movement of churches, but the one we felt God speak to us about being a part of.
We became a Vineyard in obedience to God and because we loved the Vineyard culture and values; an openness to the Holy Spirit, passion for the Bible, practical outworking of faith, honesty and humility, and a love for the whole Church body in all its shapes and forms.
For more information about Vineyard Churches; please see their website: http://www.vineyardchurches.org.uk
Healing on the Streets
Healing on the Streets is available in Market Square, Bishop’s Stortford, every Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. The way it works is quite simple. Several chairs are put out on the street near a large flag or banner and a handful of local Christians wait. When a passer by would like prayer they sit down on one of the seats. A small group of people will then gather to pray with them. All done quietly and sensitively. Because God loves people so much, people are often healed. Everyone is welcome to be prayed for.
We are pleased to be part of the local organisation Churches Together.
We believe that there is blessing in unity and we want to serve the local community alongside the other churches in the town.
Holiday Bible Week
Each year, around 500 children aged between 5-11 take part in Holiday Bible Week, which is a organised by all the churches in Bishop's Storford. There are a wide variety of activities all centred around Jesus Christ and the Bible.
During the week children enjoy singing, games, puzzles, Bible stories and puppet shows. The week includes a parents’ open evening where parents and relatives are invited to see what the children have been up to.
Christian Vision for Men
CVM is a movement and supports & equips anyone who believes the Christian message can still radically change people’s lives today. It is made up of thousands of men who believe the message of Jesus is true, relevant and much needed in the UK today. CVM exists to serve the local church to engage with men in evry village, town and city in this country. The movement is a faithful reaction to the significant number of men who have walked away from the Christian church during the last 30 years.
CVM organises an annual weekend away called 'the Gathering' - attended by a number of our BSV chaps!
New Wine is a movement of churches working together to change the nation through a network of church leaders, national gatherings, training events and resources.
BSV are a member of the New Wine church network and attend the Summer Conference each year.