Spiritual Growth covers key elements of the life of the Christian Church, including discipleship, bible studies, developing spiritual leaders and identifying people who have a calling on their lives for future ministry and mission engagement. As One Congregation in Four Locations, Southside seeks to build our unified identity through our spiritual commitment, by developing ourselves to discipleship we can find out more about our identity in Christ and as members of this unique community in the life of our church.
Bible study and small groups
To find out more about Spiritual Growth in Southside Uniting Church or to express your interest in joining a Small Group or Bible Study Group, please email email@example.com or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)page.
Southside Uniting Church is committed to moving into God’s missional future. As part of this we will try new approaches to our worship, witness and service. A missional church for the 21st century will respect the tradition of the church whilst it seeks to engage a new generation in with the transforming message of Jesus Christ. For a trial period of three months we are going to experiment with different times and styles of worship.
Our underpinning values for worship
· Christ centred
· Inclusive of all people, including ethnicities and ages
· Community building
At Southside we have two styles of worship:
Our blended services will have a structured style of worship, including a range of music from ages past to more something more contemporary. Our desire is to engage all worshippers with the life transforming message of Jesus Christ. There will be no separate children’s program. Worship will encompass people of all ages.
Our contemporary service will have a greater degree of energy, flow and fluidity. Music will be led by a range of instruments and will feature songs from the recent past. Our desire is to engage all worshippers with the life transforming message of Jesus Christ. There will be no separate children’s program. Worship will encompass people of all ages.
You are invited to attend any service, at any of our centres. [Prior to attending, you must obtain a free ticket by clicking here.](https://southsideuc.ucareapp.com/portal/events)Tickets become available nine days before each service.
Please see the attached schedule of worship services.
Jesus tells us that the church "is the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14).
Southside Uniting Church takes seriously this charge to be active in sharing Christ's love locally, nationally and internationally.
In our Mission and Outreach Podcast, Esteban Lievano, Jock Dunbar and their occasional guests reflect on the nature of outreach in the twenty-first century. [You can watch past episodes here](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSTqaDKa_fUlkjWacjrmlw/featured?disable_polymer=1).
As one church in multiple locations, we are keenly aware of the importance of pastoral care, since caring for each other is intrinsic to authentic Christian community and the heart and character of God. Christ proclaims in John 13:34-35 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Networks of pastoral care are established in each of our communities, so that we may live out our motto of pastoral care being for everyone, by everyone.
The question of what the church looks like in the twenty-first century perplexes many people, including us.
We believe that God has been at work in his church unravelling our past understandings of church and inviting us to imagine what church could be in the twenty-first century for a new generation of people.
We know that we are not in a time of temporary exile from our previous experiences of church, we are in a new era, which we embrace with hope.
We are on a shared journey to discern what the Spirit is up to ahead of us and to join God in those places.
With trust in God and deep humility, we venture into the unknown.
To watch our Southside Uniting Time for Kids videos, go to our [YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSTqaDKa_fUlkjWacjrmlw). The most recent video will be uploaded here each week.
Our children's and youth programs are resuming. Please contact your group leader to find out details of your group.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As part of the 9:00 am worship services (during school terms) at Tarragindi and Mt Gravatt children participate in age appropriate learning and worship experiences.
Young Families Picnic
Each month on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11.30am, families with children in primary school or younger can meet together for a picnic. They will be held in various parks in the area. Please bring all your own food, drinks, chairs rugs and hats. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details of the next picnic.
Unite Youth Group
Meets weekly during school term at Southside Mt Gravatt from 3pm to 5pm on Sundays. All high school aged welcome. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details.
For boys aged 6 to 18 years. A uniformed group with the object of the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among boys and the promotion of the habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness. Boys aged 6 to 7 (grades 1 and 2), 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 6) and young men aged 12 to 18 (grade 7 and older) meet on Friday nights at various times from 6:45pm to 9:30pm. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details on how to connect.
For girls aged 6 (Grade 1) to 21 years. A uniformed group with the aim to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and, through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility, to find true enrichment of life. Meets every Friday night between 7.00pm and 8.45pm. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details on how to connect.
JAFFA (Jesus A Friend For All)
An after school club for children in years 1-5. Children in year 6 have the option to participate as a Junior Leader. The program includes craft, singing, games and bible stories. The club meets on Thursday afternoons (during term time) from 3:30 - 5pm. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details on how to connect.
Ps. Richard Moors is our Children's, Youth and Families Pastor and works alongside our Communities and leaders in developing appropriate and life-giving ministry for children, families and youth.
All our people who work with children and youth BlueCard Verified with the Queensland Government and undergo regular Child Safe Church training with the Presbytery of South Moreton.
To find out more about our Children, Youth and Families Ministries, please email Ps. Richard Moors at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)section.