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About Hemel Vineyard


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About Hemel Vineyard


Hemel Vineyard Church started in September 2013. It is a church plant from the Vineyard Church in St Albans, where the founders James and Cathryn Barringer had been members for a number of years.  It started with just a handful of people, has grown and is growing.  

"Hemel Vineyard was planted out of the call we felt to church planting, and to Hemel Hempstead.  We love the Vineyard family, it feels like home! We wanted to be being church here in the place where we live, believing that Jesus wants to meet with us in different ways and places, and that Vineyard in Hemel will be a place for others to come to Him and a place to call home too." James and Cathryn

 

Mission

Living Our Lives in God's Story

Vision

We believe God has called us to establish with Him, a growing, courageous, Biblically-based Church that is captivated by Jesus and sold out to his mission, to love and serve the people of Hemel Hempstead and beyond. 

Values

  • Servant Hearted,

  • Outward Looking,

  • Compassionate,

  • Generous, 

  • Doing Things Well.

 

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Meet the team


Meet the team


James and Cathryn Barringer - Our Story

We met in 2006 at St Albans Vineyard Church, just as James was about to leave to teach in Tanzania for a year, and got married after he returned. We moved to Hemel Hempstead in 2010, feeling that this was where we were meant to be and that God had plans for us here. Having explored and been trained in church planting, in September 2013 we were sent out by St Albans Vineyard Church to plant a Vineyard Church in Hemel. We have three kids, Isaac (7), Nate (5) and Keziah (22months).

James

Originally a secondary PE teacher, I continue to teach Theology, Philosophy and Religion full time at a local school. I love teaching, although particularly sport and support Exeter Rugby Club. Since being born in Nigeria, I have travelled back to Africa a number of times, my last visit involved teaching sport at a school (HOPAC) in Tanzania. I have an awesome family whom I love very much and I'm kept on my toes by two very active boys and daughter. I always find it hard to resist Maltesers!

I am passionate about seeing people become who God truly intends them to be, seeing dreams fulfilled, lives changed and communities transformed by Jesus.

Cathryn

I love to talk, and hear people's stories, and set the world to rights over a cuppa! I'm always up for a visit to a coffee shop so get in touch if you'd like a natter.  I also really enjoy being creative, sewing, cutting, painting, sticking...and I'm a big fan of the Great British Bake Off, although I most frequently make fairy cakes with sprinkles on top!

Talking about Jesus, and praying for people are two of my favourite things to do, I believe he has unique and good plans for all of us, and with him life is an adventure not to be missed.

 

Senior Pastors | James and Cathryn Barringer

Senior Pastors | James and Cathryn Barringer

Worship Coordinator | Pritam Jospehs 

Worship Coordinator | Pritam Jospehs 

Storehouse Coordinator | Meg Cripps

Storehouse Coordinator | Meg Cripps

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What is the Vineyard?


What is the Vineyard?


What is the Vineyard?

Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland exists to participate in the advancement of the Kingdom of God through the work of local Vineyard churches that communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and practise.

We summarise this as Extending God’s Kingdom together, everywhere in every way.

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What we believe


What we believe


What do we believe?

The Statement of Faith for Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland

We believe…

… that God is the Eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.

We believe…

…that God’s kingdom is everlasting. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing and mankind. God created all things very good.

We believe…

…that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and, as a usurper of God’s rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam’s original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to God’s judgement of death and captive to Satan’s kingdom of darkness.

We believe…

…that God did not abandon His rule over the earth which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants which revealed His grace to sinful people. In the covenant with Abraham, God bound Himself to His people Israel, promising to deliver them from bondage to sin and Satan and to bless all the nations through them.

We believe…

…that, as King, God later redeemed His people by His mighty acts from bondage and established His covenant through Moses, revealing His perfect will and our obligation to fulfill it. The law’s purpose is to order our fallen race and to make us conscious of our moral responsibility. By the work of God’s Spirit, it convicts us of our sin and God’s righteous judgement against us and brings us to Christ alone for salvation.

We believe…

…that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, as fully God and fully man in one person, He is humanity as God intended us to be. Jesus was anointed as God’s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating God’s kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation, preaching the good news of salvation, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead.

Gathering His disciples, He reconstituted God’s people as His Church to be the instrument of His kingdom. After dying for the sins of the world, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, fulfilling the covenant of blessing given to Abraham. In His sinless, perfect life Jesus met the demands of the law and in His atoning death on the cross He took God’s judgement for sin which we deserve as law-breakers. By His death on the cross He also disarmed the demonic powers.

The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesus’ birth from David’s house, His Messianic ministry, His glorious resurrection from the dead, His ascent into heaven and His present rule at the right hand of the Father. As God’s Son and David’s heir, He is the eternal Messiah-King, advancing God’s reign throughout every generation and throughout the whole earth today.

We believe…

…that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them. The Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.

We believe…

…that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church.

We believe…

…that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe…

…that the whole world is under the domination of Satan and that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people therefore are under God’s just judgement. Through the preaching of the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts and sanctifies through Jesus by the Spirit all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. By this they are released from Satan’s domain and enter into God’s kingdom reign.

We believe…

…in the one, holy, universal Church. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the living Body of Christ, of which He is the head and of which we are all members.

We believe…

…that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both are available to all believers.

We believe…

…that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ - His return to the earth as King. After Christ returns to reign, He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal punishment of the wicked. Finally, God will be all in all; His kingdom, His rule and reign, will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth, recreated by His mighty power, in which righteousness dwells and in which He will forever be worshipped.