Outreach and evangelism is a key marker of our Congregation in our desire to engage, connect and serve our region. As One Congregation in Four Locations, SSUC holds various activities and partners with a number of groups in reaching out to the wider community in spiritual and community matters. Rev. Esteban Liévano, SSUC Outreach Minister works with leaders in each of our communities to identify areas of community outreach that are relevant to each community. In some cases these will be in community activities such as S.A.G.E. and 3FS in Mt Gravatt and Tarragindi, or the Men's Shed Ministry at Yeronga. In other cases this is working with the Multicultural Community, such as the Brazilian Service at Mt Gravatt and other spiritual communities in our facilities. SSUC is a proud supporter of the work of Qld Community Alliance, in working with other religious groups, unions and community development organisations for advocacy and community development in our region.
During the discernment of our communities, Spiritual Growth was identified as an area in which we needed to develop in leadership and understanding. 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, SSUC seeks to build our unified identity through our spiritual commitment, by devoting 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. Spiritual Growth at SSUC is led by our Lead Minister, Rev. David Fender who works with Community Ministers, local Small Group and Bible Study Leaders to disseminate discipleship and leadership programmes across our Congregation.
To find out more about Spiritual Growth in Southside UC 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.
Children Youth & Family Ministry is a significant part of the mission and spiritual life of our SSUC Communities. In each community, Sunday School is held during the 9:00 am Services (term time). Our SSUC Unite Youth (held fortnightly at SSUC in Mt Gravatt) creates a space for youth high school aged to young adults, where they can have fun, form life-long friendships and learn about God and His plan for their lives. Our CYF Ministry also goes beyond our congregation, SSUC proudly supports the ministry of Brisbane 45th Boys and Girls Brigades, held at Broadwater Road Uniting Church and SSUC in Mt Gravatt (Term Time). Ps. Richard Moors is our CYF Worker and works alongside our Communities and leaders in developing appropriate and life-giving ministry for children, families and youth. All our CYF Volunteers and ministry staff are BlueCard Verified with the Qld Government and undergo regular Child Safe Church training with the Presbytery of South Moreton and Qld Synod.
To find out more about our CYF Ministries, please email Ps. Richard Moors at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)section.
As One Congregation in Four Locations, we are keenly aware of the importance of pastoral care and worship in forging our identity and establishing a spirit of unity. Rev. David MacGregor oversees the Pastoral Care & Worship ministry area for SSUC, he works with the Community worship teams and leaders as well as the preachers in developing our calendar for worship and with the pastoral care teams at the communities. Two leaders from each of our Communities are on our Church Council, to bring the pastoral and worship needs to our decision making body, in this way we respond to needs at the local level as a Congregation. Across the life of our Congregation, you will find different expressions of worship, where we worship with hymns, choruses and more contemporary worship at our different Services.
To learn more about Pastoral Care & Worship, please contact David at email@example.com or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)page.