Questions About Groups

Learn More about Groups at Southside Church

Community Group Questions

What is a Community Group?

Community Groups are small groups of six married couples or eight to twelve individuals of the same gender who meet in homes or online to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. Groups are provided an initial study from the church.

What is a Short Term Group?

Short-Term Groups provide people with an easy way to connect with a group for a limited period of time (about two to four weeks) to explore a single relevant topic (e.g., spiritual growth, dating relationships, marriage, parenting, finances).

What is an Area Gathering?

Areas gatherings are meetups throughout the community to get to know others in your area of town.  These are great opportunities to connect with a few others who are interested in creating community right where you live.

What is a Watch Group?

A watch group is a small group of Southsiders gathering to connect, watch, and discuss the service together on a driveway, backyard area, or even a neighborhood clubhouse.

What type of Community Groups do you offer?

  • Couples Groups
  • Men’s Groups
  • Women’s groups

What is a typical Group meeting schedule?

Community Groups meet 1.5 to 2 hours 2-4 times per month.

Typically Groups meet for about a year.  During this season groups will meet through the end of the year and relaunch in January.

How do I join a Group?

Group registration happens online twice a year, in January and August. When it opens, you’ll have the opportunity to view group options and register for the group that best fits your schedule, stage of life, and area of town.

I missed the Community Group registration period, but I really want to be part of a group?

You can try a Short-Term Group. They’re like Community Groups, but they meet weekly for a short term to explore one topic. Short-Term Groups happen seasonally throughout the year. For more information, visit southside.org/groups after Community Group registration is closed.

In what areas of town do Southside Church groups meet?

August 2020 groups will initially meet online. The groups will be formed based on the leader’s location. The majority of our groups meet in these areas:

  • Peachtree City
  • Fayetteville
  • Newnan
  • Sharpsburg
  • Locust Grove
  • McDonough

Groups aren’t limited to these areas, however. If you don’t find a group that fits, contact us.

Is childcare provided during regular group meetings?

Childcare is not provided, but we provide a childcare supplement (at a predetermined rate) if you need a babysitter in order to attend regular group meetings.