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Welcome! 

No matter where you are on your spiritual journey you are welcome at Southside Church of Christ!  We encourage people to come as they are and to be comfortable.  At Southside, you will experience a group of Christians seeking to worship God as it was in the first century.  Our relevant Bible teaching will help you take the next step on your spiritual journey.

What about my children?

We believe that our children are the next generation of leaders in the Church as well as society.  For this reason, we place a high priority on the children's ministry at Southside.  It is our desire to provide a safe and loving environment that is fun and facilitates growth for children of all ages.

Classes are designed for children of all ages. While at church, your child will experience engaging, age-appropriate teaching,
worship and activities all developed to point your child toward a daily relationship with Christ.

The Youth enjoy a fun, interactive, activity based study that brings scriptural truths to life in an experiential way.  Fellowship and outreach events provide additional ways for our young people to grow relationally, as well as spiritually.

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 16:11)

How do I get connected?

At Southside, we value authentic relationships.  We want to be people who enjoy life together.  Therefore, we try to provide multiple ways for individuals to get connected within the community.  You will find that fellowship events as well as small groups are a major part of our culture.  There are also many opportunities to serve (in the church and in the community) with other people. 

So just come!!!  Hopefully, you will find a great place of connection!

What to Expect When You Visit

You may expect to be treated as an honored and respected guest.  You will not be embarrassed in any way.  In keeping with our effort to carefully follow the Bible, our worship consists only of those activities authorized by command or example in the New Testament.

On Sunday, the first day of the week, we observe the Lord's Supper as a memorial of our Savior's death (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26).

We praise God and edify one another through acapella singing (Colossians 3:16) and offer prayers of supplication and thanksgiving (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

Through sermons we exhort one another to "continue steadfastly in the apostle’s' doctrine" (Acts 2:42).

Only on Sunday do we take up a collection, and this is so members can give as they have purposed in their hearts (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7). As a visitor, you are our guest, so please do not feel under any obligation to give.

Throughout our service, two principles govern all that we do:

    • "Let all things be done for edification" (1 Corinthians 14:25)
    • "Let all things be done decently and in order" (1 Corinthians 14:40)

In addition to our worship services, we have an online Adult Bible study Wednesday evening. 

We believe that:

God

We believe there is one God, manifested in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things and the Ruler of the Universe (Philippians 2:6; Matthew 3:16-17; John 10:30).

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is alive. He is Son of God, God the son and head of the Church. He existed before the beginning, came to earth through a virgin birth, fully God and fully man. He was crucified and He rose again three days later, providing salvation for all mankind. (John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6; Acts 1:9-11).

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of all believers. He gives us the power to live the Christian life, guides us into what is right, and reveals all truth (John 15:26; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Ephesians 1:13; Rom 8:26).

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inspired infallible Word of God. It is our final authority in determining what we believe, what we practice and how we live (2 Tim. 3:16; I Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

Salvation

We believe that because of sin, all men are separated from God and in need of salvation. The free gift of salvation is made possible through Jesus Christ, His death on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead. Salvation is available to all, received by grace through obedient faith, and no other way. (Rom 3:23; 2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5)

Baptism

Jesus commanded that His followers be baptized in water as their identification with His death, burial and resurrection. We believe that when a person is water baptized, it symbolizes the passing away of their old life and the beginning of their new life in Christ and is essential in the salvation process being for the remission of sin (Romans 6:3-4; Acts 2:38; Acts 8: 36-39; Colossians 2: 9-13, Gal 3:27).

The Church

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and that every other body is foreign to the will of God through the New Testament scriptures. We believe the church to be not a physical building but the universal body of baptized believers living in relationship and harmony under the direction of the head, Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:4-5; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Romans 16:5.)

Communion/The Lord's Supper

We believe communion was established to represent the new covenant between God and His people. Jesus died and His body was broken and bloodshed in order that we may enter into covenant with God. We regularly partake of the bread and wine (juice) as Jesus commanded to remember His sacrifice for our sins. We believe that this is to be done every first day of the week as according to Acts 20:7 (Luke 22: 19-20; 1 Corinthians 11: 23-30).