Groups & Missions


Home Groups

This is where Rivergate really gets dangerous!

At Rivergate, we place the highest priority on belonging to a Home Group. We see Home Groups as:

  • loving communities that provide friendship and care
  • safe places for us to discover and use our ministry gifts
  • communities within which we can be trained how to be Jesus’ disciples
  • centres for outreach and mission.

Rivergate consists of the following Home Groups:

  • Men’s group, Monday 7:30pm fortnightly
  • Deb & Chris Bishop’s group, Tuesday 7:30pm
  • Bron Sheldrick’s group, Tuesday 7:30pm
  • Lee Mullins’ group, Wednesday 7:30pm.

Our Home Group Co-ordinator is Sid Eldridge (ph. 0412 837 429).


Other Groups

There are also some other groups running at Rivergate:

  • M&Ms (Mary and Martha’s, 10am Thursday) – calories, craft and cafés – speak to Gloria Oxley (ph. 8337 4975)
  • Intercession prayer group (9:30am Tuesday) – speak to Pam Nelson (ph. 8395 5597)
  • Men’s prayer group (7:30am Wednesday) – speak to Peter Bartlett (ph. 8337 3474)




Local Missions

Housing estate ministry – speak to Julie McIlwraith (ph. 8336 6296)

  • Thursday 1:30-3:30pm (afternoon tea together)
  • Sunday lunch (first Sunday of the month)
  • Special courses (cooking, finance, etc).


  • Thoughts for the day and daily devotions on Christian Radio (107.9 Life FM, Vision Radio 1611 AM, and Inspire Digital).


Global Missions

Empart (our mission to India)

  • Rivergate funds the training of church planters in Orissa.
  • We fund their orphanage.
  • We fund job creation for women.
  • We provide them with resources and study materials.