Discipleship at SBC

The ministry of discipleship at SBC happens primarily in small groups, which have a dual function of discipleship and pastoral care. Each has its own focus and ‘feel’. Everyone is encouraged to belong to a small group.  

We believe that everyone matters to God and a culture of belonging and inclusivity is fostered with a strong acceptance of people with divergent backgrounds and traditions.

Group members represent a wide range of ages as well as a wide range of Christian journeys. Some are long term members and there is a welcome for those who drop in for the first time.

Below is a description of the groups which usually meet weekly during term time unless otherwise specified. To find out more and which is right for you contact Paul or Susy.

Tuesday Night @ various locations, 7.15 – 9.00pm
Led by Matthew Solomon and the Joyners, We are a group of adults seeking to understand and apply God’s Word in our lives. Bible study, time to think, eat, share and pray, interpretive dance.

Years 9-12 Homegroup  @ SBC, Tuesday, 7.15pm
Led by TJ and Tilly this group meets in the prayer room, upstairs at Church. The space is one of intentional fellowship, honest discussions, bakery feasts, and occasional meditation sessions. We aim to figure out what being a follower of Jesus looks like as a young adult. For more information, please contact Tilly Downey.

Family Prayer Group @ B Lees in Seaforth, Tuesday, 9.45am. Please contact Susy Lee for more details. 

Ladies Group @ various locations, Wednesday fortnightly, 10am
For information contact Penny Harkness.

Wednesday Night @ Evans in Forestville
Led by Nellie and Huw, we meet around the bible in a very laid back and welcoming home we seek to understand and apply Gods word to us. Questions, life experiences and bad jokes are always welcome. There is plenty of laughter, sharing of life and friendship in this group. We open the doors to anyone wanting to learn more about Jesus and the Christian life. A fondness for supper is encouraged but not essential. For more information, please contact Huw and Nellie Evans.

Wednesday Night  @ B Lee’s in Seaforth, 7-8.30pm
We are a group of young adults who like to learn from the Bible and encourage each other in our discipleship and ministries with words and prayer and laughter. For more information, please contact Susy Lee.

Hard Questions/Red Wine Group @ Sewell’s in Balgowlah Heights, 8pm – 9.30pm
We encourage exploration of some of the hard questions about belief and unbelief that the church has to face in a post-modern scientific age. This means we also welcome differences of opinion and each other’s life journey. Sometimes a DVD or a book is reviewed and thoughtfully dissected. We enjoy sharing camaraderie and personal stories, along with a glass of Shiraz or a cuppa’. For more information, please contact Doug Sewell.

The Baker’s Dozen  @ The M Lee’s in Fairlight Thursday 7pm

This is a communion based pastoral homegroup. We share food and drink and faith based stories. All are welcome, thus creating a sense of “What will take place tonight?”

Group members represent a wide range of ages as well as a wide range of Christian journeys. Some are long term members and there is a welcome for those who drop in for the first time. There is a beautiful patience for all. We pray each week for world peace (a specific prayer request) and enjoy the delights of “Rosedale” cuisine.’ For more information, please contact Maurice and Karen Lee.

Ladies Support Group, Thursdays, 7-9pm fortnightly

This support group is led by Jacqui Sproul.

TreeHouse @ The Goh’s in Allambie Heights, Friday 7.15pm
We are TreeHouse.  A gathering of people (and some very happy kids), united through Christ, fed by God’s word – the living house of God. For more information, please contact Heidi.