We are so glad you have found us here, and we would love to meet you in person. Have a good look around our website, and if you can't find what you're looking for, click the contact page, email us and we will do our best to help. We hope this site explains who are are, what we love to do, and where we are heading together. You are most welcome in our church community.
Like a lot of our Vineyard churches, Urban Vineyard started with a group of friends meeting in a lounge over a meal and sharing their dreams. From that simple start, the group grew too large for a house and moved to a building in Wellesley St, Auckland CBD.
We launched as a church in April 2001. We continued to grow and moved to an empty warehouse in Newton Rd (our present location) at the end of 2002. We began with a meeting at 5pm, and in 2007 added a morning gathering - Urban @10:15am - with a great kids programme.
Our Sunday gatherings are focused around worshipping God passionately, teaching Scriptural, practical truths and practices, and prayer. We believe the presence of God changes everything for the better, so we pursue and enjoy His presence whenever we meet.
We also really love people from all walks of life, and all ages and stages. We love good coffee and baking, which you can enjoy for free at both our Sunday gatherings.
Our desire is to continue to reach people with the great news of Jesus, to build new congregations as well as growing our existing ones.
It has been a great adventure so far, and we can't wait to see what Jesus will do with us next!
Developing Followers of Jesus through Authentic Kingdom living
At Urban Vineyard we are committed to the mission that Christ left us: 'to make disciples (or followers of Jesus)'. We want to do this by simply living authentically as Kingdom of God people and equipping people to live as Christ would have us live.
We value simplicity and reality, so we try our best to cut through religiosity and pretence, making it as easy as possible for people to fully experience Jesus without cultural barriers.
Committed Christians, curious seekers, the worn-out and burnt-out are warmly welcomed and embraced at Urban.
The Urban TEAM
Everyone who makes Urban their home are part of the Urban Team. We also have a staff team to lead, serve and strengthen the mission of Urban, and a trust board to oversee the governance and compliance of our operations.
the staff team