-Duncan and Milly
One thing we love about Southside is that it makes no claims to be a perfect church, nor to be full of perfect people with perfect pastors running the show.
We came to call Southside Bible Church our home church at the beginning of 2018 and have enjoyed settling into the life and activities of fellow believers who are eager to see newcomers welcomed. For both of us, we have found that Southside is wanting to model what it can look like to serve Jesus in our current setting whilst also being faithful to age old...Read Our Story
-Jordy and Ellyn
God is at the centre of everything that is done at Southside and we are constantly encouraged to pursue a deeper relationship with Him…
Through being a part of Southside we have formed close friendships with people of a variety of ages. We love that there are many opportunities to get to know others in the Southside community – like Fellowship Groups and Mystery Meals.
We love serving the Southside community through the ministries that we are involved in. We believe that ministries such as Crèche and Youth Group are so important for growing the church community and creating disciples of the Gospel in our children and teens.
We love that the teaching at Southside is all Bible based. Each week we look forward to solid Bible teaching that will both encourage and challenge us in our daily lives as Christians. We also look forward to Café Time during the middle of the service as we are able to fellowship with different people during this time, while also grabbing a coffee!
Most importantly, we love that God is at the centre of everything that is done at Southside and we are constantly encouraged to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. We really love being a part of the Southside Bible Church family!
-Annette and Helen
Coming to Southside made me aware of the richness of God’s Word and His community…
I joined Southside in 2015 when my husband was sick and dying from cancer. It was a tough time when I was invited to church and I felt very welcome. My 45 year-old daughter Helen, who has Downs syndrome, and her carer have been also welcomed into the church family.Read Our Story
The Bible teaching in church is very good (although sometimes the sermon can be a bit long for me!).
I started coming to Southside Bible Church (then WVBC) in 2003 when it started when there were just a few families coming along. Being a part of church has helped me a lot – with coping when good friends have died and making new friends over the years. Through church I have friends that have been part of my life for over many years and they have helped me in many ways.See My Story
Attending Southside services and serving in the music team has helped me stay rooted to the Word…
I grew up in a Christian family, so church life was never new to me. Attending services and Bible studies, and serving in worship ministry was an integral part of my life, even though I didn’t really understand why I did it. By God’s grace, He put people in my life that made me struggle and question who this God was that I said I believed in and served.Read My Story
-Zhang Ni (Sunny)
…reminds me that I belong to God’s big family
I became part of this wonderful church family from late 2007. The church is indeed my family that I love and serve dearly and reminds me that I belong to part of God’s big family. As part of the church family I am treated with respect, gentleness, understanding and encouragement. Thanks to the mutual love we share with each other and the work of our heavenly Father in my life, I have grown to love God and His people more than anything this world can offer.Read My Story
As an international student, Southside is a great place to belong…
I joined Southside because many students from the Overseas Christian Fellowship are in this church. I’ve visited other churches before Southside, but found the preaching here is the closest to my home church in Singapore, i.e. it is Bible-based, and the overall environment is cheerful and friendly. I find the worship highly engaging with powerful voices and touching music that lifts our hearts to worship Jesus.Read My Story
-John and Hannah
We’ve had the great pleasure of engaging in close fellowship with a diverse range of people…
Having moved to Canberra for work in 2009, it was an easy choice to come to Southside Bible Church – God led us here! God’s Word teaches us that the church is the arena in which we best exercise our gifts: to serve Him and His people.Read Our Story