Pastoral Care is to express God’s love, through caring for the needs of people, to build quality relationships, restore individual lives, build healing communities, praying for each person, and growing disciples of Jesus at Southpoint Church of Christ.
The Pastoral Care team encourages existing SouthPoint connect groups to establish trust, loyalty and confidence through long-term relationships and provide guidance and oversight to a group of God’s people. Pastoral Care involves nurturing, discipling, influencing, caring for and guiding people towards ongoing spiritual maturity. Ideally, we want everyone at Southpoint to be connected to and be involved in a Connect group. Small groups are an amazing avenue to provide pastoral care.
Top 5 priorities for Pastoral Care:
§ Build each other up as a Pastoral Care Team.
§ Listen to people and have meaningful conversations.
§ Build confidence and trust amongst ourselves as a team and church members.
§ Provide practical support in a variety of forms.
§ Be in prayer for the needs in our congregation and provide prayer after the Sunday service.
SouthPoint CC believes kids are amazingly important in God’s eye and so they are in ours, too. On Sunday morning we have four groups for kids 0-12 years of age
· 0-2 years of age – Creche (Fire) crackers
· 3-5 years of age – Bubbles
· 6-8 years of age – Splash
· 9-12 years of age – Xstream
Each of these groups have one or two designated leaders each week. They do lots of fun activities and games designed for their developmental stage while they learn about Jesus and what it means to follow him.
At SouthPoint we take seriously the opportunity to partner with parents in helping kids to trust Jesus. Because of this we
· We chat often with parents about how we see their kids are going and courageous steps they are taking
· Have a team of other support leaders who train and support what we do so that kids love being a part of our church
· Have special ‘team’ shirts to express the strength of unity and purpose we have together
· Do a rite of passage at the end of Yr 6 with a course called ‘Gravitas’ to help prepare our 12 year olds to step out of a ‘kid mindset’ into the next stage of life with its privileges and responsibilities.
The youth at SouthPoint are called Amplify and meet Friday Nights from 6:30pm and Sunday mornings during the service at 10am.
Friday nights are usually fun activities that provide a unique space for youth to bring their friends along to. We do anything from ‘Master Chef’ to Messy games, to park sports and many other active things. We also include a short testimony or devotion on Jesus and his relevance for teen life.
Sunday mornings Amplify Youth are doing one of two things. Either they have a special session learning about Jesus, or they are helping lead in ministries around the church. These ministries may include kids ministry. We believe that youth can be engaged in extremely important ways from the beginning of teen years and sometimes they are the best people to relate engagingly to the kids.
Amplify Youth also have a couple camps through the year. Usually one around Easter, and another in the spring school holidays.
To build a church family where everyone can make meaningful connections, people feel loved, heard, assisted and are spiritually uplifted.
Nicole Hussey is the Portfolio Leader for the Hospitality Ministry.
The Hospitality Portfolio includes the activities that bring our church family together such as:
- Morning tea
- Men's group
- Woman's group
- Fellowship Sunday
- Planning of special events
- Welcome Packs and more
We thank all helping hands that serve, clean and cater on Sundays. If you would like to become part of this ministry, please speak to Nicole.
The 2nd member of this team is our lovely Lynne Hook. We could not imagine morning tea or any other event without Lynn’s presence, her humour and her smile. We love you Lynne!!!
Nicole also made contact with a scrumptious little bakery called 'Bite Me’ which supplies tasty treats for our Sunday Morning Tea – free of charge. You can however show them your support anytime, as they are open 7 days a week and variety is vast – from pies, pasties, cakes (even Birthday cakes), bread to soup & coffee.
Sampled many times and it is always a winner, trust me. J Ivana
You can find 'Bite Me’ in Forbes Shopping Centre
531 Marion Road
The Men's Ministry exists to bring men closer together in a sense of community to support one another, foster positive relationships in their families, places of work and in the church. Breakfasts are held regularly to promote fellowship, share and undertake practical tasks.
What does it look like in reality?
We have good time at Men’s breakfast, catching up outside the church hours. We get to know each other in more casual environment, whilst sharing breakfast and doing little bit of maintenance.
SouthPoint Music is about making authentic connections. Through music we are able to create landscapes and environments where people can connect to God in a real way. Through music and song we can stand together in solidarity and articulate truth in ways that we might find difficult to do with mere words. We come together and express our shared faith, demonstrating the community feeling that is a hallmark of the trinitarian God we worship.
It’s all about authentic connection. Real people, with real problems, making real music and singing out loud together out of a belief that we are not the centre of the universe, but that there is something far bigger than us, revealed to us in Christ, that brings all our broken little centres together into one, grace filled, interconnected whole.
We are a group of musicians, vocalists and audio technicians who love playing music, singing and making it sound really good. Without having musicians and vocalists, we can’t do what we do, so that’s key. Equally as important to creating the landscapes that connect people to God and each other, are the audio technicians- sound, lights, video and projector. These jobs are in the background, but the skill and intuition needed to facilitate this can’t be underestimated.
The Stewardship Ministry team is responsible for overseeing the governance, financial and property aspects of the Church.
The team is led by Rod Hook and comprises of Josephine Childers (finance), Ben Wade (Maintenance) and Matt Thomas (Development).
Valued support is provided from our two ladies in the Church office, namely Hanli Bothma and Ivana Fiveash.
Stewardship team’s duties include as they ensure our:
o offerings are accounted for and banked
o church expenses are paid when due
o transparency and appropriate auditing of all church finances
o ensuring maintenance issues with our property are addressed
o developing the thoughts and ideas of church members regarding our future development prospects
o all obligations of the church as a registered not-for-profit and an incorporated body are attended to in accordance with legislation and government requirements
Create is a visual arts ministry run by Paul and Gaynor Steele, every Sunday during school term time from 13:00 to 15:00 at SouthPoint, Edwardstown. Members are encouraged to grow their artistic abilities. Members share skills of painting with acrylic, oils, watercolour and pastels to encourage each others' creative growth. Membership is free and participants provide their own materials. We are happy to provide advise about what to purchase. The group convenes a SALA exhibition annually in August.