What is this 'New Wine'?

Jesus told them this parable… new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins!
Luke 5:36-38

New Wine is a renewal movement which began in the UK in 1989 - ignited by the ministry of John Wimber. 

It has grown to become an international network assisting thousands of people and churches who are wanting to see God’s love and the Good News of Jesus transform lives, local communities and nations. 

New Wine focuses on Christians experiencing the joy of worshipping God, being equipped through His Word and experiencing refreshing and renewal in the Holy Spirit –so that they are equipped and empowered to reach the lost, broken and poor and demonstrate the Good News of the Kingdom of God to all.

The Summer Gatherings in the UK see over 25,000 people of all ages come together each year to draw nearer to God and to also enjoy great fellowship and fun.

New Wine Australia was launched as a national movement in 2016 and the 3rd Spring Gathering is being held at Greenhills Centre, ACT from 2-5th October 2018.

We would love you to join us as we gather together as God’s big family to connect with Jesus in worship, word and ministry, and have fun and fellowship along the way!


The New Wine Australia board is:

Bishop Ian Lambert (Canberra) 
Pastor Rob Carter (Yarra Valley Vineyard - Melbourne) 
Rev Ali Champness (St Paul's Ginninderra - Canberra)
Pastor Deb Stanley (Life Unlimited Church - Canberra)

Ministry in the power of the Spirit

Partnering with God through his Spirit in word, works and worship, with the expectation of seeing signs and wonders to confirm the teaching, for the benefit and building up of the Church.

John 5:19 –  Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”’

We ask: ‘ What is the Father doing?’ 


Addressing God’s concern for the poor by changing culture; being the light of the world beyond buildings and projects, wherever we are.

Mark 1:14-15 –  'After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”’

We ask God: ‘ What’ s next?’  and then we wait.

Relational / family

Living our lives together both nationally and locally. This is our outworking; it’s how we do it. We are a family (and family can be messy and real) so we belong. Thanks to the network, we can be wherever we’re needed, to support and encourage one another. The local church is a central part of God’s plan to transform the world so we need to do it together.

Mark 3:13 – ‘ Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.’

When all are involved in ministry, we raise an army – everybody can play a part – and signs and wonders follow.