WELCOME

“We are a group of ordinary people going on an adventure with an extraordinary God.”

“For I know the plans I have for you,declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” jeremiah 29:11

Adventure is an exciting word and always conjures up images of the unknown, the risk takers and fearless individuals that pursue the unthinkable and reach the unimaginable that we would all like to be in one way or another. As we moved to Inverness to start a new church 3 years ago now we still believe that every single one of us has a life changing adventure to step into that is waiting to be unveiled by God. This will not only impact our life, but the people around us and ultimately our city.

We are a church that was planted from a  huge vision for 21 new churches for Scotland (click here for more info), and we would love to explore and journey with you whether you have been to church hundreds of times in the past or never been to church and explored faith. We would so love to connect with you and hear your story. Why not come along, check us out and try church? You can read our heart and vision for our brilliant city of Inverness in the ‘about us’ section and see what’s going on in the life of our church here, and who knows you may just want to stick around with us for the adventure.

We look forward to meeting you,

Thomas & Mhairi Urquhart

 

 

ABOUT US

“A place where people come alive.”

“Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” EZEKIEL 37:4

 

The vision of Inverness Vineyard Church is to be “a place where people come alive.” We believe that when people encounter Jesus, the adventure in life really begins. That we come alive and begin to step into an exciting future and the promise of eternal life spent with God, that impacts not only our lives but the life of the city. To do that we will try to keep these eight important values at the core of who we are and in everything we do:

RELEVANT //  living a faith filled life in a way that people can relate to that is accessible whatever your background or experience of church or God.
FUN // church is to be fun and enjoyed! we don’t take ourselves seriously but we take god seriously.
THE HOLY SPIRIT // WE LOVE GODS PRESENCE TO HEAL, SAVE, AND SEE MIRACLES THAT ARE SO UNDENIABLY HIM, WE LOVE THAT HE USES US IN HIS MISSION.
ADVENTURE // being a people who are bold, take risks and invite people to join IN WITH US at every opportunity.
worship // BEING A PEOPLE WHO SING SONGS TO GOD, NOT FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN BUT TO REMIND US AFRESH OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US.
THE BIBLE // we believe in the power and authority of the bible and we will teach from it regularly, it’s as relevant today as it’s ever been.
FAMILY // we want people to not just be part of a crowd but part of a life giving, honest, real community. there is a place for everybody.
SERVE // We will be a group of people passionate and deliberate about loving and serving our city, the NATION AND THE NATIONS.

 

 

Lead Pastors: Thomas & Mhairi Urquhart

Thomas & Mhairi are the pastors of Inverness Vineyard Church. Before moving to Inverness in September 2017, they lived in Aberdeen for the last 11 years, being part of Catalyst Vineyard in Aberdeen firstly as youth pastors and most recently leading Catalyst Vineyard Ellon, 15 miles north of Aberdeen for 4 years. To read more about Catalyst Vineyards vision to plant 21 churches by 21, click here. They are here in Inverness full of faith  and ready to serve Inverness in any way they can whilst sharing the good news of the gospel. They have 2 brilliant little boys, Joshua and Struan and have a love of beach days and (too many) trips to Starbucks!

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAYS

** FOR AN UPDATE OF OUR NEXT STEPS OUT OF LOCKDOWN (JUNE 2021) CLICK HERE **

 

Sundays LIVE (every Sunday morning)

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak our Sunday gatherings can’t happen as they used to.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us online, whether “church” is your thing or not! With it being completely LIVE, it is helping with that sense of connection at this tough time. Come and say hi!

Here is the weblink for Sundays at 10.30am : https://invernessvineyard.online.church/

Here is the link to catch up or watch previous content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWphnO4p5tskAJ-FrCGc3A?view_as=subscriber

These mornings will without fail include:

–  a time of worship led by our team

–  a short talk from the Bible

–  a chance to respond and pray together

We also hope and will try as best we can to provide a space that will ‘feel’ like us too, so we won’t take ourselves too seriously but take our time with God seriously. There is no escaping the fact that it’s a tough season ahead but we believe wholeheartedly God is good and we are called to be people who hope in him, and build our lives on his promises:

“I will build my life upon your love, it is a firm foundation, I will put my trust in you alone, and I will not be shaken.”

We also have content for our Kids (Primary) and Tots (Pre-School) each week. Click on the images to be taken to the videos which will be updated and available each Sunday at 9am.

Come join in, have a wee watch – it might just calm the storm you are feeling, bring peace in the turmoil and God might just be whispering your name in amongst all the noise to come and explore a life lived for him.

CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY LIVELINK PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR CATCH UPS ON YOUTUBE

LIFE GROUPS

“To be places where people come together to grow and journey their life with God and each other.”

In September we will be entering into our second term of life groups and we would love everyone who calls Inverness Vineyard their place to be part of one. If you never heard Thomas speak about the relaunch around the new structure and new types of groups please have a listen to the 2021 Vision Sunday talk by clicking here.

LEAD A GROUP

We are hoping as restrictions ease in the coming months we will be able to have a wider range of groups for the next term. If you would like to apply to lead a group next term (September to December) please click here:

 

SIGN UP HERE: 

The groups available for the next term will be ready to sign up for from Sunday 9th August in antipation of the new term w/c 6th September.  Please sign up again even if you are part of the same group as before.

 

 

JOIN IN

Next Steps

As we step back out of lockdown we are looking to how we gather together in different contexts socially and on Sunday mornings. We would love if you call Inverness Vineyard your place to take afew minutes and complete the form which will help us plan our next steps.

“We would love everyone to pick up a piece of the jigsaw.”

We can’t do this without you! We believe that everybody has a part to play in the mission of Inverness Vineyard church and we would love everybody to find a place to serve, pick up their piece as we put together the picture of the church God wants us to become as we step of out of this last 14 months.