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Looking for a Big Breakthrough?

Posted on Sat, Feb 25, 2017 under Expression 1

Unless you’re MacGyver, there’s just nothing like the right tool for the job. Now, I’m not judging you. I’m not even allowed to operate power tools at my home (I’m not saying I sliced through a major power line to our home, I’m not saying I didn’t.) Sometimes we just don’t have the right tool within our reach, so we bludgeon away, making dents in the wall and smashing our fingers when we miss the head of that little nail so we can hang the picture on the wall.
For spiritual growth, there’s definitely nothing like having our toolkit full of an assortment of implements that help pave the way for the work that only God’s Spirit can do. We’re not talking gadgets and gizmos, not mere tips and tricks. We’re talking about the specialty instruments that get right to the core of our sin problem, our stuck-ness, our lack of spiritual direction.
If you are interested in expanding your toolkit in a big way, join us at the Danville Campus Front Lobby for Identity in Christ, Monday nights March 6th through March 27th, 6:30pm to 8pm. 
Knowing your identity in Christ will set your feet on solid spiritual ground, and give you a greater understanding of:
your security in Christ, 
your identity as a Christ-follower, and 
your authority as a member of His family. 
Want to learn more? Contact me today!

Rebecca Hatton
Care Support Leader

Refresh. Renew. Rebuild.

Posted on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 under Expression 1

There’s something fulfilling about seeing God pave the way for His work in this world through people’s investment of the three capitals at all of our disposal: time, giftedness, and resources. At the end of 2016, people at Southland put all three of these together to help rebuild a church in La Régale, Haiti that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew last October.
Our Ministry Partner, Lifeline, had invested in this church for a long time. They were excited to be able to have Southland send a team in January to begin the rebuilding process, thanks to the funds from our year-end This is Home offering and a team of people from the church who went to down to do a little hard work alongside the members of the church and community on the mountain in La Régale.
We will be sending two more teams to Haiti to continue the rebuilding process in the coming months. There is still space available on our final trip on April 29 through May 7. Would you pray and ask God if He’s calling you to be part of that team? If you’d like to sign up for this trip or learn about other upcoming trips, please stop by Connection Point or contact Robin to learn more!

Mark Perraut
Global Outreach Director

Community Garden

Posted on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 under Expression 1

Warm weather is rolling in and we could not be more thrilled about it. Not only does it mean we get to be outside and enjoy it, but it also means the Community Garden will be up and running soon!
The Community Garden is one of our Local Outreach initiatives that generously extends hope to people in the community. Last year we distributed over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to places like the Catholic Action Center, Refuge for Women, Serve the City, and other local area ministries. 
This is where you come in: If you enjoy being outside and working with your hands we could use you! You do not need to have your own garden - or even a green thumb - to serve the community garden.
We need people who will help lead, plant, weed, water, and harvest the Community Garden over the next few months. You can serve weekly or seasonally, up to you!
Join us for an informational meeting on March 14th at 6:00pm in Building M at the back of the the Harrodsburg Road Campus. Contact Gordon Walls to learn more!

Janelle Earley
Serve The City Coordinator

Spring Volleyball 2017

Posted on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 under Expression 1

It’s that time of year again and we’re registering for our C Level(Monday Night) and B Level (Tuesday Night) volleyball leagues that will run from March 13/14 through May 8/9. 
If you’re looking to have some fun or enjoy something a little more competitive, we’ve got a league for you! Tuesday night play will be for experienced volleyball players looking for a little extra competition and a higher level of play.
All games will be played in Building E, at our Harrodsburg Road campus. The cost for a team is $150 or $25 each if you sign up as an individual. Individuals will be teamed up together on Free Agent teams. Game times are 6:00 PM-10:00 PM, but may change depending on number of teams.
If you’d like to register a team or as an individual, head over here by midnight on Sunday, March 5. If you have questions, contact me.
We hope to see you out on the court!

Janelle Earley
Serve The City Coordinator


Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 under Expression 1

Last month Jon shared some really exciting news. We anticipate Southland being completely out of debt by the end of this year! This will be the first time since Southland first bought property on Harrodsburg Road in 1979 that the church will not hold any debt. As a church, we will now be able to use the money that was applied to debt payments and put those dollars aside to save for a permanent location for our Georgetown campus - and future multi-site campuses! We are excited to be able to continue to grow God’s kingdom in Kentucky but we don’t plan to use debt to build future campuses. We will continue to use more than 10% of our resources for local and global outreach and to generously bless Dollar Club families. When our debt is paid down, the church’s “next” 10% will be saved for future multisite campuses. We have faith that God will allow us to provide life-changing ministry when we live on 80% of the resources He’s entrusted to us. In fact, we can’t wait to see how freeing it will be for our church to live the 10-10-80 financial model.
We want you and your family to join us in Giving 10%, Saving 10% and Living on 80% of what God provides for you. Why do we want you to adopt 10-10-80? Quite simply, how you handle your money is important in your relationship with God and in your family relationships. In Matthew 6:21 Jesus says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  
Adopting the 10-10-80 financial lifestyle may seem like a difficult goal for many of us. Keep in mind that Southland did not get to this place of financial peace overnight. It is the result of a lot of prayerful decisions - and some delayed gratification along the way. In the same way, getting to 10-10-80 with your money won’t necessarily happen right away. It’s a process. And it’s a process we want to help you with. Living generously by giving back a portion of your money to God can be made easier with online giving. If you want to reduce your debt, increase your savings, and put a financial plan in place, check out our website for information on Financial Peace classes that will be starting in March. Or if you are not sure where to start and you want to spend time with a Financial Life Coach, contact Candy for more information.  

Kurt Braun
Executive Director of Operations / Advancement

Night Of Worship

Posted on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 under Worship Expression 1

"Without worship, we go about miserable."  A. W. Tozer 
As we kick off Night of Worship in 2017 I want to invite you, your friends, and family to join us Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30pm in Theater 81 at our Harrodsburg Road Campus, especially if you have never attended one before! 
We can be so busy, overwhelmed, and distracted by everything going on around us that it can seem inconvenient to add another event to your calendar each month. But what we can also tell you is that we are always blessed by the genuine, passionate worship we get to share with our church family! 
Let’s take this chance to push back the miserable rat race we sometime find ourselves in and take time to gather and express our worship of the one true God. For more on what you are created for and what our Night of Worship events are about check out this video:


Mike Vandemark
Programming Director

Financial Peace 2017

Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 under Expression 1

2017 can be the year you get your financial house in order and take control of your money. Financial Peace University classes provide an opportunity to learn how to create a financial plan, become debt-free, and prepare for your financial future.  You can learn more about FPU and find a class near you by going to the Dave Ramsey website at this link: Financial Peace.
And if you have an interest in leading a Financial Peace class here at Southland, please contact me

Kurt Braun
Executive Director of Operations / Advancement

Personal Growth In 2107

Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 under Expression 1

Sometimes I get upset that we don’t live in the Jetson’s future that I thought would be a reality by 2017. There are no flying cars. There’s no robot maid. There isn’t a single pill to serve as an entire dinner. But what I wish for most is that automatic dental hygiene chair. You remember that? George Jetson sat down in a chair and a bunch of robotic arms came out and took care of his morning breath and gingivitis.
I hate the daily routine of flossing, rinsing and brushing every morning. And then I have to do it all again at bedtime. Isn’t there a more efficient way to keep my teeth clean and my breath at bay? Alas, there is not. I have to put in the time and the discipline.
And the same is true with our Expression #1 at Southland. If we want a transforming relationship with God, then we have to put in the time. But Bible Study and personal growth doesn’t come without some great resources. We’ve got a few things that serve as the electric toothbrushes of our spiritual lives.
Investing time to read, ponder and apply the words of God spoken through the Bible is a great plan. An easy place to start is to receive Southland’s Daily Devotional every weekday in your email.
Need help staying on track with reading Scripture? A reading plan is a great way to hold yourself accountable. Check out YouVersion to see some really great ways to keep your transforming relationship with God on the right path.
If you’ve been looking for a great Bible Study to supplement your personal growth throughout the week, then check out RightNow Media. It’s phenomenal video resources for all ages from churches and pastors all across the country, to help you develop and grow in your relationship with Jesus.
We've put together some great video series lead by our staff to help you with your pursuit of a transforming relationship with God.
This isn’t as much of a daily routine as it might be a jumpstart for your spiritual growth. For you fellas out there, t’d be a great chance to join others for surge in your spiritual journey.
Those are just a few ideas to keep your personal growth on track in 2016. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help. But, much like brushing your teeth, the world is a better place when you put the time into your Spiritual life. It’s totally worth it.

Derrick Purvis
Harrodsburg Road Campus Leader / Formation Pastor

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