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10-10-80

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

Parent Sneak Preview - February 19

Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  Joseph and His Brothers (Genesis 37-46 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We can love others by being kind
Bible Verse:  “Love is kind . . .” - 1 Corinthians 13:4a NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Elijah & the Widow (1 Kings 17:7-16 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of God share whether they have a little or a lot
Bible Verse:  “No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.”  - John 15:13 NIRV
Worship: 

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - February 12

Posted on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 under Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  A widow gives two coins. (Mark 12:41-44 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We can love others by giving
Bible Verse:  “Give generously to Him . . .” - Deuteronomy 15:10 NIrV
Worship: 
Jesus Is The Best
Touch the Sky 
Good Good Friend
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  David & Jonathan (1 Samuel 18-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of God love others
Bible Verse:  “No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.”  - John 15:13 NIRV
Worship: 
Set an Example
My Redeemer Lives
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Moses the Murderer (Exodus 2:11-3:10 NIrV)
Big Idea:  I Am Forgiven
Bible Verse:  “But you are a chosen People, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  - 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Make a Difference with Kids Today

Posted on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 under Expression 3

What do Helen Keller, James Earl Jones and Maya Angelou all have in common?  They each faced enormous obstacles in their childhood.
 
Helen Keller was deaf and blind. James Earl Jones had a debilitating stutter, and Maya Angelou could not speak because of severe emotional trauma.  
 
However, there’s something else they have in common, something even more important than the challenges they faced.  
 
All three had people who made an uncommon investment in their lives.  They each had a teacher who loved them, inspired them and helped them overcome their obstacles.
 
It’s amazing what can happen when someone believes in a child.  That someone can be you.  
 
Each Sunday, God brings hundreds of kids through the doors at Southland, kids who need someone to believe in them, someone to invest in them and someone to make an uncommon difference in their lives.  
 
You can do that just by showing up, smiling, hugging kids and letting them know God loves them.
 
The obstacles our children face may not be as obvious as the stories I shared earlier, but they will each have their own battles to fight in life, and they need people who love Jesus to love them through it.  
 
So come hang out with kids in a Life Group, rock a baby or be that friendly face who greets families as they walk in the door.  E-mail Wende find out how you can make a difference serving in Children’s Ministry today.

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

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

Parent Sneak Preview - February 5

Posted on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 under Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  Paul’s Journey (Acts 9:1-19 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We can love others by telling them about Jesus.
Bible Verse:  “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” - Acts 9:15 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Josiah (2 Kings 22-23 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of God obey the BIble
Bible Verse:  “No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.”  - John 15:13 NIrV
Worship:
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  A Baby in a Basket (Exodus 2:1-10 NIV)
Big Idea:  I Am Chosen
Bible Verse:  “But you are a chosen People, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  - dhttps://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/1pe.2.9
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - January 29

Posted on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 under Expression 2

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  Priscilla and Aquila (Romans 16:1-5 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants us to be friends
Bible Verse:  “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes.”  - Romans 12:13 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Balaam’s Words (Numbers 22-24 NIrV)
Big Idea:  My words can honor God
Bible Verse:  “Let my words and my thoughts be pleasing to you, Lord.” - Psalm 19:14a (CEV)
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Giving to those in need  (Sermon on Mount Matthew 6:14 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus came to serve others and wants us to serve others too.
Bible Verse:  “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” - Luke 6:31 (NIRV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Be A Mentor!

Posted on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 under Expression 4

January is National Mentoring Month which means this is a great time to start mentoring a young person! If you think you need to get your act together before jumping into serving at Southland, I have good news for you: “God is not in love with some future version of you. It’s not you tomorrow that He loves and delights in. If you believe that Christ’s love for you is a future love for you, then you dismiss the cross of Christ.” (Matt Chandler) God can use you, who you are today, to make a difference in the world - and especially in the life of a child.
 
Check out a couple of ways to get involved:
  • Schools Mentoring - Southland partners with local elementary schools in Danville and Georgetown. We have a list of students who need a mentor.  Just 30 minutes a week will make a huge impact in a child’s life. Today is the day… a perfect day to sign up to mentor a student.
  • If you are unable to commit to weekly mentoring, you can also help our students by donating backpack foods. Drop these off in the bins placed in the lobby. Check out the list of food options here.
Contact me to learn more today!

Betty Hawkins
Local Intiatives Leader

Parent Sneak Preview - January 22

Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 under Expression 2

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  A Little Boy and His Lunch (Matthew 14:15-21 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants us to give to others
Bible Verse:  “. . . God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIrV
Worship
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  The Forgiving King (Matthew 18:21-35 NIrV)
Big Idea:  My words can forgive.
Bible Verse:  “Let my words and my thoughts be pleasing to you, Lord.” - Psalm 19:14a (CEV)
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story: Casting the first Stone (John 8:1-11 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants us to forgive without counting because we all need forgiving.
Bible Verse:  “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” - Luke 6:31 (NIRV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor


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