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Southland Groups

Posted on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 under Expression 1

Here in Georgetown, I get the chance to talk to a lot peeps, and you know what I hear a lot these days? 
“I don’t know anyone here - I’d love to connect with people.”
“Coming to Southland every week is great, now I’d like more.”
“Gosh, the church is so big - how do you meet people??”
Sound familiar? It does to me! For the last few years, we‘ve offered Launch Night 3 times a year as an opportunity to connect with people at our campus and form small groups. Well, we decided to make that connection a little easier. 
This summer, we are wiping the slate clean and introducing a completely new way to connect in groups at Southland. That seems like a long time away, right? So starting March 6th, you can jump into one of our 6-8 week groups.
Here’s what’s on deck for Georgetown:
The Beatitudes. Let’s walk through the words of Jesus together. Everyone is welcome to join us on Mondays at 7pm as Dan Jackson leads us through this teaching.
Girl’s Night Out. Sometimes, girls just wanna have fun. Sometimes, we wanna grow in the Word - for real. This time, we’ll do both as we dive into Finding I AM! Come check us out on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Food. Work. Good. The title says it all - we invite men to bring your appetites for good food and serving Georgetown on Saturday mornings at 7:30am.
We look forward to growing our Georgetown community together in these group environments. Join one of the groups now and reserve your seat. 
Come see what Southland Groups have to offer you-there’s a place for everyone! 

LaShawn Barber
Life Groups / Guest Experience Leader - Georgetown

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

This Is Home Guest Reception

Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 under Expression 1

Do you remember the first time you walked into the doors of your favorite restaurant? How about the first time you were invited to your best friend’s house? Brings back great memories, right?! Everyone remembers their first time experiencing a place they love and are really connected to. We want every first-time guest at Southland to feel completely welcome and our goal is to have them walk away feeling like “This is Home!” 
We are so committed to this here in Georgetown, we are taking a step toward making it an even more inviting experience by hosting a special quarterly meet & greet just for our new visitors. If you’re new to Southland or our campus in 2017, we are hosting our first  “This is Home” Guest Reception on Sunday, February 26 at 6pm and we invite you to come hang out with us! We’ll have some desserts and coffee, meet other new Georgetown folks, chat with our campus team, and learn how to get connected at Southland. We hope you’ll find a little time to come dine with us and let us help you feel at home at Southland! Register here so we can save a slice of pie for ya!

LaShawn Barber
Life Groups / Guest Experience Leader - Georgetown

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

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