Get Involved

Get Involved

We recognise that everyone’s at different points in life, in regards to age and stage, and also their knowledge of God. We have a number of different groups, ministries and programs to reach people who don’t yet know God and to help New Viners grow in their faith. These groups include programs for children, teens, single parents, international students, sport and for people who want to explore more about the Christian faith.

Please contact us if you need more details.

Life Groups

People can easily attend church and be a part of a crowd, but never really make close friends , develop their faith, find an opportunity to serve or be accountable in a practical way. Life Groups are a key way to get connected into life at New Vine.

Each week, a number of groups meet in homes across Newcastle. Made up of like-minded individuals, Life Groups gather to eat together, talk about God and faith, listen to, learn from and support one another.  The size of a group varies from a handful of people to almost a dozen.

One thing is clear in a small group: everyone has something to share, and Life Group is an ideal place to share God’s story in our lives.

Vanessa Whiting is now overseeing a great Life Group team at New Vine.

Contact Vanessa on 0421 278 992, or  (or call the office on 4955 5877) to work out which group might suit you.


On the first Wednesday night of every month, we gather together for a night of worship, prayer and waiting on God.  Led centrally by our music team, it has a giant lounge room feel (and with various stations around the perimeter where worship can find different expressions). We call it ‘The Upper Room’ remembering the early church’s passion for worship and prayer. Our desire is to press in to Him, to hear what God wants to say to us and to pray for our church, our community and those that are yet to be impacted by the love of Jesus. It’s a time where we want to see the Holy Spirit’s power and we’re open to His leading.

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm. Call us on 4955 5877 for more information.

New Vine College

New Vine offers a Bible College experience on Thursday evenings. Acting as a local church hub with Alphacrucis the study can be undertaken for academic credit or less formally (without assignments and exams) for those wanting an introduction.

It recommences at the end of February and this semester will be studying an overview of the New Testament

For information about enrolling for 2020

Paul Whiting 0412 537871


Combined Sunday morning program for all stages of primary aged New Vine kids, with games, music and worship.

Visitors welcome. Parent needs to do the sign-in at the foyer at the beginning of 9.30am service. The program runs from 10-11am.


A fun, hands-on music program for kids 0-5 and their parent/carer, with songs, actions and activities to develop  a love for music. Thursday 9.30-11.30am. $3 per child or $5 for 2 or more children.

preschool sunday ministry... a play on mini believers

Pre-school kids aged 3-5yrs learn songs, Bible stories and do craft activities as they learn more about Jesus.


A dedicated team of parents and helpers look after little ones (0-2yrs) on Sunday mornings, with toys and space for play, as well as changing facilities.


A multicultural playgroup for young children and their parents/carers, and a great time to practice English and meet new people. Wednesday 10am-12pm.

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Junior Youth is 90 mins of games, fun and Bible teaching for primary school kids in Years 4-6. We meet on Friday afternoons 4.30-6.00pm $2 per child. Contact Kids Pastor Dan Lee 0488 233 302

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High-school kids from year 7-12.

Years 7-10 smash out games, activities and outings, and talk about the issues of life with a bunch of awesome leaders each Friday night in school term. 7-9pm. $3 per person. Held at the New Vine Church.

Years 11-12 group runs at the same time, but held off-site. It is a great fun place to make friends and investigate faith! For full details contact Pastor Isaac Whiting 0413 126 941


High-schoolers in Years 7-10 meet in this group on Sunday mornings, and dare to be bold about living out their faith.


We have a number of football teams for men and women in the Hunter Christian Churches Football competition. Our home ground is Federal Park, Wallsend.

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Many New Viners volunteer to teach Special Religious Education (SRE) or ‘scripture’ in local public schools, including Glendore, Minmi, Wallsend, Elermore Vale and Wallsend South. Scripture is a great way to support our local community and share with kids who might not otherwise hear about Jesus. Dan Lee 0403 576 608.


Alpha is a 10 week course for anyone who is curious or has questions about the Christian faith, life, death and meaning. Held one week-night each week and dinner is included. FREE. Next course dates TBC.


We’re involved in conversation classes at the university on Monday afternoons, where ELICOS students have the opportunity to practice their spoken English.


GriefShare is a support group that provides help & encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Course runs for 13 weeks, workbook cost is $20. Contact Dave Macpherson 0410 741 706