At Southside our Sunday celebrations can be a little daunting. How do you begin to get connected? How can you keep from feeling lost in the crowd? No matter how challenging and inspiring you find our worship and preaching, you can still feel unsatisfied and somewhat left out if you don’t build personal relationships.
This is where Fellowship Groups come in.
It is within these regular, week-night small groups that we experience the deep community where people are cared for, and practice the teachings regarding gospel living and community building. Group members learn how to support and uphold each other, how to hold each other accountable, and how to be gracious in receiving and giving exhortation so that each of them can experience the transforming power of God in all its fullness. Fellowship groups are foundational to the life at Southside. Because of this, belonging to a group is the best way to belong to Southside. Our hope is that everyone who attends our church will be involved in a Fellowship Group.
Various groups of six to twelve people meet in homes across Canberra – currently our fellowship groups are meeting in Gungahlin, Nicholls, Harrison, Aranda, Fraser, Downer, Higgins, Lyons, Wanniassa, Mawson, Fisher and Richardson. The typical meeting involves fellowship, Bible study, sharing, pastoral care and prayer. Many groups are a blend of men and women, nationalities and ages. There are also specialised groups for men only, women only and mothers with young children.
Currently fellowship groups run on the following days
Monday nights MBF leaders in Gungahlin
Tuesday nights in Lyons
Tuesday nights in Nicholls
Wednesday nights in Aranda
Wednesday nights in Higgins
Wednesday nights in Mawson
Thursday mornings (for women) in Wanniassa
Thursday nights in Fisher
Thursday nights in Richardson
Thursday nights in Harrison
Thursday nights MBF in Downer
Friday mornings (for women) in Fraser
Friday nights OCF on ANU campus
Friday nights Illumin8 Youth Group
If you would like to know more or join a Fellowship Group get in contact with Pastor Adam.