South’s Vision Mantra
Everyone matters to God
An ENCOUNTER with Jesus can change anything.
A Change in you can change the world
South’s Mission Statement
We help people find and follow Jesus.
Our church values are guiding principles that determine our behaviors and decision-making priorities. As long as the things we do are rooted in one or more of these values, we know we are living out our authentic identity as a church.
Encounter With Jesus
South is a place for people to Encounter God! A place where you can belong even before you believe. It is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn’t always mean comfortable. The Bible presents a dangerous message of life change. We expect every person to be moving closer to seeing Christ fully formed in their lives.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God continually transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.” Romans 12:2
“You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness—righteous, holy and true.” Ephesians 4:24
Engage With Other
We value creating environments that help you engage in meaningful relationships. Where you can be real about where you are in life. We aren’t interested in being a church where a lot of people get together for an inspiring service but never move beyond casual relationships.
“We loved you so much that we gave you not only God’s good news but our very lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8
“So put away all falsehood and tell your neighbor the truth, because we belong to each other.” Ephesians 4:25
Equip to Grow
We desire to equip people with God’s word so they can grow in Christ and help others know and grow in Him. Ephesians 4:11-12
Empower to Share
Jesus empowers believers to go into all the world. We understand that God’s calling on our church is to go beyond just serving inside the walls of our church. We are constantly looking for opportunities to honor God by sharing the gospel and serving others.
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a mountain glowing in the night for all to see.” Matthew 5:14
“When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere-in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8