Each week there are lots of things to get involved in which reflect our vision of church life, community and mission. We have lots of events and social gatherings not listed here which you can find out more about by coming along on Sundays but here’s a snapshot of a typical week at Southcroft. If you'd like more information please chat to one of our leaders at church. For more details of Ichthus events please see ichthus.org.uk
MONDAYS (9AM - 10:45AM) BUZZING BEES STAY AND PLAY
A Parent, Carer and Toddler / Pre School stay and play. From 9am - 10:45am at Southcroft Church
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS (10am - 1pm) ICHTHUS PRAYER COMMUNITY
The heart of any church or ministry is its prayer life. In Ichthus we keep that heart beating in many ways, most notably in the Prayer Community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 1pm at the Prayer House in Forest Hill and at monthly Prayer Days. The Prayer Community is the hub of all prayer activity in Ichthus, its committed members gather in Forest Hill to worship, listen to God’s word and pray together.
WEDNESDAYS (2-3PM) Sharing Jesus in Mitcham Town on the Streets
Each week we take time to share the Gospel in creative ways in Mitcham Town Centre, that may be through worship and testimony, handing out tracts, blessing commuters with free hot drinks, offering prayer for healing or any other issues. We invite folks to our new church plant - Hope Church Mitcham which meets in nearby St Mark's Family Centre.
THURSDAYS (10AM - 2PM) Community Table for the Homeless and those in need
Jesus himself knew what it was to be a refugee and to be homeless. He makes it very clear that He expects His followers to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger and clothe the naked. Through the Community Table, we welcome people who are homeless or in need for a cooked meal, shower, clothing and to provide friendship and support. We also make the Gospel clear to those who attend. Through Community Table we have been able to see many people find housing, employment and new hope in Jesus.
FRIDAYS (3-5PM TERM TIME ONLY) Crofter Coffee
Crofter Coffee takes place during term-time Fridays, between 3 and 5pm at Southcroft Church, blessing foks in our community with free Fairtrade drinks and sharing the good news of Jesus. We’ve been running Crofter Coffee for eight years – it’s a great opportunity to extend a welcome to passers-by. And who would turn down great coffee?
FRIDAYS (7PM - 8:30PM TERM TIME ONLY) J.A.M. Jesus And Me for ages 10-18
JAM is a brilliant youth club for all of our young people with games, music, crafts, prayer, worship and Bible Study at the church.
There's almost always something happening on Saturdays! Please see the Ichthus Calendar for full dates at ichthus.org.uk
In Ichthus we have a once a month Bible School. (Generally the 1st Saturday of the month from 9am - 1pm) Ichthus Bible School offers inspirational teaching of the Word to exercise the mind and refresh the spirit in the presence of Jesus. It costs just £5 per morning and there’s no need to book.
Evangelism Breakfasts also take place once a month. (Generally the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:45am - 12:30pm) at one of our Ichthus congregations, the for all who are interested in following Jesus in evangelism and seeing people saved. Join us for breakfast, a training seminar and then some time on the streets, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
We also hold a Prayer Day one Saturday a month (Generally the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am - 3pm) anyone in an Ichthus congregation is welcome to join us for five hours of prayer and worship. The day is free and open to all, and moves from prayer to worship throughout the day. Stay for the whole day or drop in for an hour or two. Lunch is provided.
Once a month we join with other Ichthus congregations for an Ichthus Celebration. Ichthus Celebrations are a monthly opportunity to go deeper in worship with the help of anointed leaders and musicians and to hear inspirational teaching from Roger and Faith and other Ichthus leaders. Whether you belong to an Ichthus congregation or not, you will find these times accessible, faith-building and uplifting, a place where kingdom relationships are enjoyed.
There is a time of Prayer and Worship every other Sunday evening of each month from 5:30pm-7pm held at the Ichthus Prayer House in Forest Hill.
Midweek - Home Groups:
At Southcroft, we believe that Jesus’ teaching on character and spirituality can only be truly practised in meaningful relationships with other Christians. That is why our Homegroups are so important to us. They give us a chance to build friendships, listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance and encouragement together, discuss what God is saying to us through the Bible and challenge each other to keep following after Jesus in our day-to-day lives.
Homegroups are open to those who feel that Southcroft is the church where they want to belong, and who want to be disciples of Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. We currently have 5 groups meeting in Streatham, Mitcham, Croydon and Pollards Hill on Wednesday + Thursday evenings.
For more details about how to join a Home Group, come and talk to one of the Southcroft Prayer Planning Team at a Sunday morning meeting.