Everything you need to know


We know going to a new church for the first time can feel overwhelming — that’s very normal and completely okay. To help you find your way here and make your first visit a comfortable one, here’s everything you need to know.


what is the “Gospel”, anyway?

We’re glad you asked.

When you visit, you’ll probably hear us mention the “Gospel”. In fact, we describe ourselves as a Gospel-focused church. In a nutshell, the Gospel is the Bible — the Good News about Jesus. It’s the story of God’s awesome plan for humankind outlining creation, brokenness (sin), and the solution to brokenness through Jesus. Every Sunday, we unpack a small section of the Gospel — with practical applications — so we can learn more about Christ and grow in faith together.


Brighten your Sunday

Join us at 10:00am

At a Southern River CoC gathering, you can expect people genuinely excited to meet you, great conversation, and a relaxed Sunday service. We dress down, enjoy a time of contemporary music and singing, and unpack the Bible together through an easy-to-understand message. We also have fun, interactive activities for young ones and teens so the whole family can come along and enjoy church together.

Each service goes for around an hour and 15 minutes, with morning tea and mingling afterwards. Stick around to enjoy a cuppa and meet some of the people who are excited to chat with you!

Finding us

We’re not hiding, we promise!

Southern River CoC meet in the gymnasium at Thornlie Christian College. It might feel like a bit of a maze, so we suggest you take a look at the guide below to give yourself a headstart.


Stuff for kids

The Zone

The Zone, for school years 6 – 9, meets fortnightly during our morning service. We love to look at the Bible together, pray, and chat in a friendly fun-filled atmosphere.


KidsChurch operates during school terms for children age between pre-school and school year 5. We share Bible stories, engage in craft activities, sing songs, and pray.


Still not sure?

Let’s chat about it

It’s alright if you’re still a little nervous. We’d love to have you, so if you like, you can give us a call to chat through any questions or concerns.