We are really pleased that you want to belong to Leeds Vineyard. We know it can be difficult to find your way into a new group of people. There is no formal membership at Leeds Vineyard, and you are welcome to become involved as much or as little as you wish.
If you are new or planning to visit for the first time:
Come and say hullo on Sunday morning - please ask one of the Welcome team to introduce you to one of the leaders;
Come to a Welcome Dinner (usually the first Monday evening in the month or lunch after weekly worship on a Sunday);
Join the next Discovering Vineyard Small Group (this small group runs each term for people who are new to the Vineyard). Once you have joined this group you can register for the website (see below).
For those who have decided to make Leeds Vineyard their home there are some characteristic ways in which we belong. None are mandatory - we don't have membership criteria - but they are all symptoms of a healthy spiritual life:
Celebrate on Sundays
Followers of Jesus make a statement to their community and to each other by joining together once a week to celebrate what God is doing in their lives. It is also an opportunity to worship and learn and it provides a great environment for children to learn about Jesus too. More information here.
Do life with a small group
When you have finished the Discovering Vineyard group please join another Small Group when they re-launch a month later. There are all sorts to choose from, all round Leeds, at different times and places with different themes and purposes. More information about Small Groups here.
Join a team
Find somewhere to serve and join a team where you can share your gifts and interests and know that you are doing your bit in the church family and for the mission God has given us.
Pray for Leeds Vineyard and our leaders
Please make a habit of praying for David and Alison and the leaders. Keep an eye on the life of the church so that you can pray for the whole family too. Here is some helpful guidance about how to pray.
Give to God's family
Regularly give a proportion of your income to the church. We don't collect money at meetings, we leave it up to you to set up a standing order or transfer from your bank account. If you prefer to give cash there is an offering box at the entrance of the church.
If leaving another church, leave well
We are honoured by every person who chooses to make Leeds Vineyard their home. If you have come from another church we ask that you ensure that you have the blessing of your previous pastor(s) as you leave.
Join the Website Community
This gives you access to more information about who is who and what is going on in the Leeds Vineyard. You will receive a regular email from David and be able to participate in prayer and discussion forums along with the address book. For reasons of safeguarding and privacy, membership of the website is only open to those who are a regular part of a Small Group.