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Parent Sneak Peak - January 15

Posted on Mon, Jan 09, 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 Hole in the Roof (Mark 2:2-4 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants me to help others
Bible Verse:  “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” - Proverbs 18:24 NIrV
Worship: 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Ten Men are Healed (Luke 17:11-19 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Take time to say thanks.
Bible Verse:  “Let my words and my thoughts be pleasing to you, Lord.” - Psalm 19:14a (CEV)
Worship
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Matthew 5:38-48 (Love Everyone (Sermon on Mount) NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants us to love others even when it’s hard.
Bible Verse:  “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” - Luke 6:31 (NIRV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Winter Retreat 2017

Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 under Expression 2

We have an EPIC weekend experience in store for both middle school and high school students... get ready for Winter Retreat! Here are the details for both weekends!
 
Middle School Winter Retreat: January 27-29, 2017. Cost: $65. Middle School Winter Retreat is all about Life Groups bonding and growing together! Students will stay with their Life Groups in a host-home to create fun memories and have in-depth discussion about what God is teaching them. We will have main sessions in Theater 81 at the Harrodsburg Road campus, as well as insanely fun games and epic moments, like the annual Holiday Wars! Leaders and host-home parents will provide transportation back and forth between the church and host-homes. You will leave this weekend more confident in your faith and closer to your Life Group and Life Group leaders than ever before! Open to all 6th-8th graders, even if you’re not in a Life Group. We’ll find a group just for you!
 
Register Here!
 
High School Winter Retreat: February 17-19, 2017. Cost: $155 (Only $135 if you register before January 18!). High School Winter Retreat is all about taking next steps in your spiritual journey. There are so many distractions keeping us from encountering God on a daily basis, so we're taking a weekend away from normal life to spend time together at Cedarmore Camp in Bagdad, Kentucky. This camp is incredible and we’ll have it all to ourselves! It's nestled in a beautiful area of Kentucky with gorgeous lakes and fun options to keep you entertained during free time! We'll stay in their lodges and worship with the band as we learn how to take intentional steps toward Jesus as high school students. It will be an unforgettable weekend!
 
Register Here!
 
Feel free to send any questions to me or Mallory Rohach, Student Ministry Administrator. 

David Hausknecht
Student 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 2017

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
Formation Pastor

New Year Service

Posted on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

This Sunday, January 1st, we are doing things differently. We will all join together as a Church family for ONE service at 10am. Although there will be only one service, there are several ways that you can join in.
  • Attend Any Campus at 10am
  • Watch Live on ABC 36 at 10am
  • Watch Live Online Here at 10am
We hope that you can join us as we look back at 2016 and see all that God has done through our ministry efforts and look forward to 2017 in anticipation of all that He is going to do through us.
 
* Please note that ALL NURSERY AND CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTS WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL CAMPUSES SUNDAY, JANUARY 1st

Chris Hahn
Lead Executive Pastor/ Elder

2016 Year-End Giving

Posted on Sat, Dec 24, 2016 under Expression 4

As we near the end of 2016, our thoughts turn to celebrating Christmas with our family and friends, some well-deserved downtime from school and work, and… year-end financial planning? OK, that may not be at the top of the list of things on your mind right now. But we do know that between now and the end of the year we will hear from a number of generous people at Southland who want to make sure that contributions made around this time of year will be recorded as contributions in 2016. So here are some things to keep in mind as you consider any year-end gifts.  
  • Contributions received at our services on December 24 will be included in 2016 giving records, as will contributions mailed to Southland and postmarked by Saturday, December 31,2016.  
  • In addition, 2016 contributions can be received at any of our church offices by 5pm on Thursday, December 22.  Our church offices will be closed for the remainder of the year after the 22nd. 
  • Of course, you can always give either a one-time gift or set up recurring contributions here.
  • And finally, gifts of appreciated securities should be initiated as soon as possible to allow for the time required to transfer the securities for receipt by Southland by December 31.
Have any questions? Feel free to contact me!

Kurt Braun
Executive Director of Operations / Advancement

Parent Sneak Preview - December 24

Posted on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 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:  Baby Jesus is Born (Luke 2:1-7 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Happy Birthday Jesus!
Bible Verse:  “God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.” - 1 John 4:14a NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In and Backlot environments will be closed for Christmas Eve services so that families can worship together.  Take time this weekend to read the Christmas story together. 
 
Bible Story:  Jesus is born  (Luke 2:1-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus is the Savior of the world. 
Bible Verse:  “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.” - John 3:16 NIrV

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Dollar Clubs - December 2016

Posted on Fri, Dec 16, 2016 under Expression 1

Tis’ the season and one of the highlights this time of year is gift giving. My favorite kind of gifts are unexpected and life changing. That’s exactly what we get to do through Dollar Club. Each week at Southland we all give an extra dollar, then we give that money to people in need, and God multiplies the blessing. Here are four ways you helped unleash a revolution of love across Central Kentucky this month...

  • A three and half year old girl has serious health issues. She suffers debilitating headaches, has difficulty swallowing, struggles with balance issues and seizures. She’s facing surgery and a long recovery. Her parents are under the financial weight of a ton of doctor visits with specialists, a very expensive surgery, and recovery. Dollar Club will help pay living expenses for the family so the mom can take time off work to nurse her daughter back to health.
  • There is a young lady hoping to head off to college who has suffered from seizures since she was 4. She needs a service dog to make it possible to navigate life on her own. Her mom has battled cancer and the family doesn’t have any extra money to buy a dog for their daughter. Dollar Club is purchasing a dog so the daughter can gain independence and enjoy freedom in her next stage of life.
  • A 24-year-old single woman has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She has to undergo four very aggressive rounds of chemotherapy and won’t be able to work. Chemo will last three months. Without income, she would be in trouble financially. The Dollar Club is going to take care of her living expenses while she is receiving treatment for her cancer. 
  • There is a young lady who was working to get herself into college and a relationship she was in turned abusive. This cost her many things, including the finances she had raised for both life and school enrollment. Dollar Club is going to help her get into a stable living situation so she can continue to pursue her education. We would like to thank you for giving so these blessings can continue. Please take some time to pray for all of the people and families involved. Also, be sure to join us January 8 for a new series called Uncommonwealth! This series will share the vision for the future of our church.
We would like to thank you for giving so these blessings can continue. Please take some time to pray for all of the people and families involved.
 
Also, be sure to join us January 8 for a new series called Uncommonwealth! This series will share the vision for the future of our church.

Nathan Head
Executive Pastor of Ministries

Friends Helping Friends

Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 under Expression 1

Are you the one all your friends gravitate toward for advice, direction, a listening ear, or prayer? Maybe you’re one of those friends who is always helping your other friends. Maybe not. Either way, there are many times friends helping friends is a great pathway to see God move us toward help and healing in our lives.
 
But how would you feel about taking it to the next level? Southland would love to partner with you in helping provide training and growth in a few areas that will help not only sharpen you as a great go-to person when things get tough, but, even further, prepare you to serve as a Lay Counselor with our Care Team. We’d love to pour into you and then help provide the opportunities for you to use that training to provide competent, supervised Lay Counseling for people who don’t necessarily need to see a professional counselor to walk through the challenges they’re facing in life.
 
Sound like something God is calling you to be a part of? Join us for our 13 week Lay Counselor Training starting January 25, 2017 from 6-8pm in Room A102 (Lower Conference Room). The cost for the training is $30 and must be paid at the time of registration. Training is limited to 25 people. For more information contact Laura or register on line.

Will Briggs
Care Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - December 18

Posted on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 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:  Baby Jesus is Born (Luke 2:1-7 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus is with me!
Bible Verse:  “God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.” - 1 John 4:14a NIrV
Worship: 
 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  The Shepherds (Luke 2 8-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God has a plan for me!
Bible Verse:  “The Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the world.” - 1 John 4:14a NIrV
Worship: 
 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Regifting is part of God’s plan.
Bible Verse:  “The Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the World.” - 1 John 4:14a (NIRV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor


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