National Vineyard Worship Leader’s Retreat




The word is out!!! 

There will be a retreat for Aussie Vineyard Worship Leader’s in August ’09.

We are thrilled that Dan and Anita Wilt will be our guests this year.

You’ll find more info here. (Early bird rego’s can be made NOW and you’ll also find more fun pics from the tremendous 08 retreat in Vic!)

Adam and Steph

Be ready for anything in 09!


Westgate Vineyard Church Begins

Peter and Kathy Downes, along with their team, are having their first public gathering this Sunday to launch Westgate Vineyard Church. More details and updates are on their website.

Ready Set Go

This week has been a little focussed on trying to get this new site underway.

Apart from a few little hiccups and tech issues, I have been really pleased to hear that so many of you have visited with no probs. I am looking forward to seeing ‘your’ contributions as this site is designed for that purpose.

Thanks for those who have signed up already for the forums. Again, that’s another step to sign you but it’s only a one time thing. For those of you new to all this, and are wondering how it all works, download the user guide. It will help you step by step easy pointers. People tell me forums never work. We’ll see…

Again, thanks for your responses, maybe over the weekend we’ll see people putting things up.

Email your blogs to us as well so we can link them for you. Why? Cos there’s great stuff out there and I would love us all to see it!

We’re ready to roll!

I’m excited to let your know about the Aussie vineyard worship site. The site is now “live” and ready for you to explore.

The address is
As a member, you can log into the site, update your bio and upload new songs all by yourself. When you sign-up as a member, we’ll email you a User Guide which should help explain how the new site works.

If you can find your name in the contributors search, that means you have already been signed up – your login details and User Guide will be emailed out to you shortly.
Have a look around and let us know what you think – or post a suggestion on the forum.
A big thanks to Mark Barrett and his team for the many hours creating this funky site – now it’s up to us to make it work by adding our fingerprints.

We are especially waiting for those new songs we know are out there.

It’s really easy, go on…

NEW: AVCA Worship Website

This time next week, we will be launching a new website linked to the AVCA site. It will be going public on Wed 31st January.

We have been working on it over the last couple of months, and there has been some clever people who have found our links and started to direct people to the site. I’m delighted that you’re so quick off the mark Scott and Christina! Champion bloggers at work!

This site has evolved after trialling this blog over the last 6 months, and I also tested the waters with the previous Music library to share our Aussie Vineyard worship songs. So we’ve added a bunch of extra features (such as places for members to contribute on a wider level), so the site becomes more an Aussie Vineyard expression with all our wonderful diversity.

I’m not going to say much more….you’ll have to wait till we go live next week. The other exciting part is that we are inviting the NZ Vineyard worship community to connect more with us as well.

So, next week, we’ll have all our testing of the site done and will be looking forward to you visiting. If you are in an Aussie Vineyard church, you can start pulling together a bio and introduce yourself as soon as the site opens. And…you may have new songs you’ve written and are singing, or articles you’ve written etc…to share with us straight away….that’s gonna be a blast!

Links to websites

Evie from Northern Beaches Vineyard, Mackay has noticed that I haven’t had their website on the site. So you’ll see a new link there now, along with Gold Coast Vineyard.

I’m glad you pointed that out, Evie. Any others I’ve missed?

Bay Vineyard – an update

Awhile ago, Matt Trent from Bay Vineyard was asking about new songs…here’s an email I got today, which you all may be interested in and may want to add to!

He says… “Thought I’d drop you a quick note with the new songs we settled on for BVC – these are the one’s the grabbed me / John, and are starting to grab our people as we introduce them…


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