Small Groups


Small groups are the smallest gathering of believers, as few as two and up to a dozen. They are the lifeblood of the church and are focused on living out the gospel.

The gospel means good news, and if you are not sure what the gospel is, it’s crucial to understanding who Jesus is and how to find life through him. We have got a simple video that explains what the gospel is, you can access this here.

In summing up what it means to follow Jesus, he gave us two commands and one commission.

Love God. “Jesus replied. ’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:37

Love others. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

Sharing the gospel. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

Our small groups are vital to us living out these commands. They give us a supportive place to love God. They are places where we can love each other through the different challenges of life. And finally, they are places where we can “go” from, taking the Gospel out in both actions and words.

Below is a list of our small groups. If you would like to know more about them, please contact:

Vince Boyle  0401 184 969 or Dave Rock 0407 871 684

Current Small Groups 

Andrew Power – 0405 961 737 (Young adults group)

Monday 6.45pm in Portarlington or Curlewis (Soon to be Ocean Grove)

Denis Plant –

Tuesdays 10.00am in St Leonards

Fiona Horne – 0422 376 397 (Women’s group – young children welcome)
Tuesday morning 9.30am in Clifton Springs

Stephen and Sue Hull – 0431 943 385 

Wednesday 7.30pm in Portarlington

Steve Illingworth – 0412 143 109 (Men’s group)

Wednesday 7.45pm in Clifton Springs

Craig Wood-Burgess – 0425 722 279

Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.30pm for dinner and study in Clifton Springs

Holly Wood-Burgess (0475 916 130) & Renee Agudelo (0431 670 673) Women’s group

Wednesday 7.30pm in Clifton Springs or Ocean Grove

Vince Boyle – 0401 184 969

Wednesday 6pm to 8pm for dinner and study in Leopold and Portarlington (alternating).

David Rock – 0407 871 684 

Wednesday night in Portarlington

AJ –
Saturday morning 8am meet at Portarlington Pier walk, followed by coffee.