Who Is Jesus?
We believe that Jesus is the hope for our broken world What do you think?
For some, Jesus divides opinion but it’s safe to say that he is not quite what people expected. It is astounding that a homeless, refugee carpenter from a small, insignificant town in the Middle East has become the most important person in history. There are more books, paintings, songs and poetry about him than any other person.
At South West London Vineyard, Jesus is central to our understanding of what it means to be a Christian and how we live our everyday lives. For us, answering the question, ‘Who is Jesus?’ is the most important thing you will do in your life.
One of the best ways to find out more about Jesus is through Alpha.
Alpha - Autumn 2022
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith and some of the bigger questions about life in general.
Whether you have a faith or none or just have questions about what you believe, EVERYONE is welcome!
Each week kicks off with some food, a short film/ talk, followed by a discussion where you can share your thoughts about what you've heard.
If at any point you decide Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge.
To get more of a feel of what Alpha is about, take a look here: #TryAlpha
How & when will the course run?
We are looking to run the course in the Autumn and would love to hear from you if you are interested in coming along. The course can be run in-person or in an online format and we'd really appreciate finding out what would be best for you.
To register your interest in the course and to let us know your preferences, please click here: Alpha - Register your interest
Stories Of Coming To Faith
What difference does Jesus make to our lives?
I first met Jesus personally when a good friend invited me along to a youth camp when I was a teenager. God became a bigger part of my life when I joined a Vineyard church when I moved to university. The biggest difference knowing Jesus has made for me is knowing that I have an identity in him - I am known and loved by God, who has made me uniquely and purposefully.
I did not have an epiphany moment, but I came to know Jesus over a period of reflection, questioning and prayer. I'd always supported my wife, Steph, and loved the girls going to church, so started attending some more. During worship and prayer, I soon started getting ideas and messages to guide my life. One Sunday, one of the girls quizzed me at the dinner table saying, 'Come on Dad, do you believe in God?' 'Of course I do,' I said - apparently to everyone's surprise. Being loved by Jesus gives me a new and richer sense of what my life is about, and a deeper sense of hope and belonging. Life still throws big challenges, which can generate stress, but I no longer try to solve every problem myself and no longer measure myself against a secular scorecard. I've discovered a deeper sense of belief, have deeper roots and have a relationship with Jesus that really guides my life.
I was brought up in a Christian family but only really met Jesus properly a few years ago, at a youth weekend away. I didn't really get it all at the time so I asked one of the leaders and they explained how to ask Jesus into my heart. I am more confident now - I don't worry as much when I make mistakes. Instead of being overly self-critical, I can pray about it. I try to read the Bible every day, even if I don't always understand it.