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Beyond Sunday

Surfside Church is not for spectators or consumers. It is a growing family full of diversity where we gather every week before we scatter back into our respective spheres of influence and life, equipped to be preach the gospel and make disciples according to His Word “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age”. Matthew 28:18-20.

At Surfside we worship God, learn how to live according to His Word, grow in relationship with Jesus and discover how to live a life governed and led by the Holy Spirit. It is where we bring or tithes and offerings into God’s House and where we serve the House. It is where we are planted so we can grow in our discipleship and where we gather to strengthen and grow so we can scatter back into our respective spheres of influence equipped to be the difference and to shine bright for Christ.

Doing life well together is a whole lot more than a brief church encounter on a Sunday. We were born to journey through the mountain tops and valleys together in a strong faith community that bears with one another’s burdens and weaknesses. Sundays aren’t the main event. We are community – connected beyond Sunday. Iron sharpens iron – we are good for each other. Our diversity colours and enriches the church. We are generational. We value our children as the life of the church, our youth as the leaders of tomorrow, our adults as the strength and maturity of the House and our elders as the wisdom and grace of the fellowship. We love family. All ages. All personalities. All giftings and abilities. With that in mind, connecting is easy:

 

Immerse Prayer Nights

Held on the first Saturday of the month @ 7pm at Toukley Neighbourhood Centre, Heador Street, Toukley, Immerse is open to everyone and anyone.

All are welcome and encouraged to come. Never been to church? Great – come to Immerse. Not a Christian? Great – come to Immerse. Jesus Freak? Great – come to Immerse.

Dates for 2018 are…

  • 3rd February
  • 3rd March
  • 7th April
  • 5th May
  • 2nd June
  • 7th July
  • 4th August
  • 1st September
  • 6th October
  • 3rd November
  • 1st December

 

Midweek Small Groups

This is where we grow and thrive. Some midweek small groups are pure bible study, others are shared-interest and some are a mixture of social connection and bible study. Getting connected midweek revitalises and refreshes us. We laugh, we eat, we hang out, we play and we learn from the Word together. Small groups ensure everyone is involved which is key to growing in the faith. Strong ties and friendships are born in these life-giving environments. Some of our current groups include:

  • Wednesdays 8:30am Beach Walk – 0403 895 916
  • Wednesdays 10am coffee @ The Anchor Bar & Grill – 0403 895 916
  • Wednesdays 1pm in Wyee – 0403 895 916

 

Women

Sometimes it’s social for fun, sometimes it’s thanksgiving dinner, sometimes its coffee in the park, sometimes it’s prayer time, sometimes it’s combined sisters events across the coast, sometimes it’s Colour your World conference at Hillsong, sometimes its just the movies. Blessed to be a blessing, our women’s ministry is expansive by nature and is all about friendship, life inspiration, laughter, support, faith education and personal empowerment to equip women with the capacity and wisdom to live this life with joy, peace and fruitfulness across every facet of life. Dreams are born here, restored here and realised here. Sisterhood in life is powerful. Our women’s ministry is about simple and authentic sisterhood and forever bringing new friends into the fold. Women’s ministry here is about flourishing in life, drawing strength from collective wisdom and having a lot of fun. We are generational and we are better together.

 

Men

The men of the church are soon to have their own boys only midweek group where they do what blokes do, talk sport, bond, eat and laugh together. It’s also where they study the Word and deal head on with issues men face in every arena of life. The boys aren’t big on words but mateship, accountability and integrity matter to them. They’re notorious for wild adventures like missions trips at the drop of a hat and wild 4WD camps. Barbarians at heart, getting involved here is a great way to build your faith and strengthen your resolve in your walk with God. This is rubber meets the road stuff where keeping it real is not an option. If you dare, join us.

 

Youth

Spectrum Youth (Year 7 and up) equals zany fun, good vibes fellowship, a safe space to be and to grow in God, awesome music and The Word of God.

Currently meeting Wednesday nights 7-9pm in Canton Beach for dinner and tunes on the deck 7-8pm and Youth Alpha or studying God’s Word around issues affecting youth from 8-9pm.

We would love to welcome you to the Surfside Youth Tribe.  Contact us for more.

 

Prayer

Fridays at 9:30am in Gorokan – 0428 579 334

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” [1 Thessalonians 5:16-17]. Along with lots of impromptu and casual prayer get togethers here there and everywhere, we have a Friday morning weekly prayer, worship and communion meeting where we pray for our church and for the Kingdom of Heaven to touch the lives of those in our community and across the earth. With Christians from churches all over the coast meeting each Friday, this is a great environment that breaks down boundaries and walls and brings the local church together in a spirit of prayer and thankfulness. We maintain a strong culture of prayer in our daily lives with prayer a foundational pillar of the church. Prayer is something we believe every Christian can do and every Christian is called to. The Bible tells us that the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much [James 5:16], and that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus [2 Corinthians 5:21]. Prayer works. We dig it. Get along whenever you can. Contact us for details.

 

Missions Connect

Currently on sabbatical. This connect group is for anyone with a heart for missions and desiring a deeper understanding of sustainable missions with positive local impact and transformational change that brings true, lasting blessing to communities across the earth. Everyone is welcome. The BBQ is fired up, friends arrive and laughter bubbles over. Come and learn how to be effective in your desire to serve the Lord in missions whether you’re a financial giver, a missionary yourself or someone with a heart to make a difference and help humanity. Contact us for details.