We know the value of Christians gathering in small groups for fellowship, prayer, worship and Bible study. Several who used to be part of our church and have gone on to full-time ministry in the Church testify that meeting in a small group was foundational to their spiritual growth and in recognising their call. Because of this, one of the key values that we hold as a church is to encourage all members to become part of a home/house/cell group where people will be committed to one another in prayer, support and time, and which will be open to include and serve those currently outside the Church.

Riverside currently runs five small groups that meet for this purpose - four meet weekly, and one that meets fortnightly - all of these meet in members' homes.

What do we get up to? Well, fellowship is about friendship, and we find that we get to know each other quite well as time progresses. But it is not just about human friendships. The purpose of these small groups is to learn more about God, and strengthen our friendship (i.e. faith) with Him. We do this by reading small parts of the Bible and learning about Him. The Bible also has a lot to say about how we should be living today.

We also pray - prayer is how we can speak to God. We thank Him for good things and ask Him for help in the difficult things; if people are ill or struggling, we ask him to heal or help them.

The groups normally start with a cup of tea or coffee or other refreshments, although the fortnightly group starts with a full meal.

The most important role of home groups is to help us grow in our discipleship.

How do I join? None of the groups are a club - you are welcome to come along to any of the groups without any commitment at all. Speak to someone from the church and they will gladly give you more details, and introduce you to one of the group leaders or members, so that you will at least know somebody in the group that you would like to go along and visit.

You can use the contact page to enquire when and where the group meetings are.

Ephesians 6:10-11 - “[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

Thu Mar 23, 10:00 - 14:00
Source Cafe
Thu Mar 23, 10:30 - 12:30
Toy Library
Thu Mar 23, 13:30 - 14:30
All Rounders
Thu Mar 23, 18:00 - 21:00
Girls Brigade
Thu Mar 23, 19:00 -
Music practice
Sat Mar 25, 10:00 - 14:00
Source Cafe
Sat Mar 25, 10:30 - 12:30
Toy Library
Sun Mar 26, 10:45 - 12:00
Morning Worship
Mon Mar 27, 19:30 -
Home group
Tue Mar 28, 10:00 - 12:00
Source Cafe
Tue Mar 28, 11:00 -
Home group
Tue Mar 28, 19:00 - 21:00
Short Mat Bowls
Wed Mar 29, 10:00 - 14:00
Source Cafe
Wed Mar 29, 18:15 - 21:00
Boys Brigade