Fall Life Groups
December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southridge: All Locations
This fall, we want our connections to strengthen and our faith to grow through the power of community. Our Fall Life Groups are your opportunity to meet someone new, catch up with someone you might not have seen in a while, and explore how faith can flourish in this season.
We’re offering a variety of groups based on different topics or areas of growth, and our hope is to have as many people as possible from across the Southridge family experience connection and community through them. Each group experience will consist of some socializing and a chance to interact with others, some spiritual content to help guide our faith journeys, and a discussion to process what’s shared and consider how it might apply to our lives.
So whether you’ve never experienced a Life Group and are up for a short-term experiment, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve felt connected to the community, or if your existing Life Group hasn’t been able to meet as normal or is looking to try something new this fall, we invite all of us to sign up.
All groups will run between October 13th to December 1st. Some groups will be held online over Zoom while others will be offered in a safe and physically distanced in-person location according to all public health protocols.
The “most likely” details and formats are listed below. Some of the options, leaders, facilitators, dates, times, and locations are still being finalized, depending on levels of interest, preferences, and protocols, so please review the group options below and fill out this form to let us know your preferences.
1) Conversation Starters | 6 Weeks | Online | Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm
This group will meet online immediately after the premiere of our online services, processing the content of each week’s message. We will follow our Conversation Starters resource which is used by many of our Life Groups. This group will be open to new joiners on any given week, so grab your device and a coffee and start the conversation with us!
2) A Practice-Based Faith | 6 Weeks | In-Person | Sundays 6:00-7:00pm
Do you struggle knowing how to “spend time” with God? Does the thought of spiritual practices seem boring, weird, or intimidating? If you want to experience a more dynamic faith, but aren’t sure where to start, this workshop-style group will explore and experiment with a variety of spiritual exercises designed to foster a deeper and daily practice-based faith.3) Alpha | 7 Weeks | In-Person | All Locations | Various Times
We all have big questions about life and faith. Alpha is a chance to explore those questions through the lens of a Christian worldview. Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? How can I have faith? These are just a few of the questions we’ll process together. Whether you’re brand new to these ideas or re-questioning your own faith journey, Alpha provides a fresh start for all of us.
- St. Catharines | Mondays 6:30-8:00pm
- Welland | Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
- Vineland | Thursdays 9:00-10:30am
4) Life in Action Orientation | 4 Weeks | In-Person | Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
We want to invite and equip you to embrace a life of action through relationship with friends on the margins of Niagara, taking real steps to connect with someone in very different circumstances. Join us as we discuss advocacy, anti-racism, mental health and addiction, and how unlikely friendships can change both lives and systems that put people at risk.
5) Bible-Reading Relevance | 6 Weeks | Online | Thursdays 1:30-3:00pm
Reading and engaging with the Bible in a way that feels relevant to our everyday lives can be challenging. Join our Teaching Pastor, Mike Krause, on a journey through a 6-staged approach to engaging the scriptures that can not only be relevant to our 21st-century lives, but transformational in our spiritual life with Jesus.
6) “The Gospel of Mark” Men’s Group | 6 Weeks | In-Person | Saturdays 8:00-9:30am
Focusing on the life and teaching of Jesus is at the heart of what it looks like to grow in our faith. If you’re looking to gather with some guys on a Saturday morning, journeying through a video series on the Gospel of Mark, we’d love for you to join our men’s group led by Glen Unruh.
*Looking for more info about Life Groups in general? Read more here.