Leeds Vineyard

Discovering Vineyard


Discovering Vineyard is where you can find out about who we are, why we do what we do, what we do and how you can join in. The next group will start in September 2021. At the time of writing we are not sure if we will be meeting online or in-person. We usually start at 8.00pm and finishes well before 9.30pm (online) or by 10.00pm (in-person).

The group is led by David & Alison Flowers. You don't have to be a church "member" (we don't even have a membership roll) and you may well have many questions and doubts about the Christian faith. Nevertheless, you are welcome to come as you are - it's for everyone who is thinking of making Leeds Vineyard their church family. 

Harriet C came to online Discovering Vineyard and said, "it has been a great opportunity to find out what Leeds Vineyard is about.
I was humbled that the leadership took the time to invest in newcomers on a weekly basis and were also keen to get us involved, not only in the small group itself, but on a Sunday too - truly ‘everyone gets to play’. Despite not being able to meet in person, we worshipped together, prayed, invested in each other and explored the DNA that makes up Leeds Vineyard. We met up with members of the course outside of meetings where restrictions allowed!"

Simeon R-H came to Discovering Vineyard and said, "it was a really good way of getting connected with the church beyond just meeting on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't have settled in so quickly at Leeds Vineyard if I hadn’t have gone along to Discovering Vineyard; and I’m especially thankful for everyone in the group who made it such a welcoming and pleasant group to be part of."

Sign up will open in early September - watch this space! If you would like to register your interest fill in your details on the Connect page. In the meantime you're invited to join us for a Newcomers' Zoom.

Discovering Vineyard runs over 10 weeks and feels just like an online Growth group with a time of worship, some teaching and discussion and then an opportunity to pray for one another. During our time together we explore some of the following topics:

  • What we believe
  • Our story
  • Our Vision
  • Our Values
  • Our Priorities
  • How we care for people
  • How we minister with the poor
  • How we teach the bible
  • How to pray for the sick and demonised
  • How to develop your spiritual gifts
  • Why we worship
  • Guidelines for sharing
  • Vineyard Distinctives
  • Difficult questions
  • How we handle money
  • How we make decisions, who is in charge?
  • How to join in and what it means, why we don't have a membership
  • Where we are going - our plans for the next year

Attendance at Discovering Vineyard is a pre-requisite for some aspects of life in our community. For example: getting baptised, getting married (by one of our pastoral staff), having your children dedicated (or baptised) or joining our leadership training track.  

There is plenty of room at Leeds Vineyard for you to find a place that matches your God-given passions and gifts and to serve alongside others who share your hopes and dreams. So we would love you to join the group for a term. You may have questions and doubts, you may not have made a commitment to follow Jesus - you are still very welcome to join in and see if you can find answers to your questions.

"It's a must, it sets the scene and lets you know the basis behind how things are done".

"An excellent way of learning about the "bus", its route and deciding whether or not you want to get on!"


If you'd like digital copies of the flyers used please follow the links below to download.

Our VisionOur Priorities | Our Values | Giving | Worship | Reach Out | Vineyard Kids | T4:12 | 5 Step Prayer Model