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 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 six small groups that meet for this purpose:four meet weekly, and one meets fortnightly - all in members' homes; one group meets weekly in church.

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.

  • Psalm 119:30

    “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.”

Mon Jul 22, 19:30 -
Home group
Tue Jul 23, 11:00 -
Home group
Tue Jul 23, 19:00 - 21:00
Short Mat Bowls
Wed Jul 24, 10:00 - 12:00
Source Cafe
Wed Jul 24, 18:15 - 21:00
Boys Brigade
Wed Jul 24, 19:15 -
Home group
Thu Jul 25, 10:00 - 12:00
Source Cafe
Thu Jul 25, 10:00 - 11:30
Time for Tots
Thu Jul 25, 18:00 - 21:00
Girls Brigade
Thu Jul 25, 19:30 -
Music practice
Sat Jul 27, 10:00 - 12:00
Source Cafe
Sun Jul 28, 10:45 - 12:00
Morning Worship (10:45)
Mon Jul 29, 19:30 -
Home group
Tue Jul 30, 11:00 -
Home group

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