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Free Feast Time Again!

Posted on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 under Expression 1

On Sunday, April 9 we will be hosting another Free Feast, our church-wide potluck for college students. We want to provide college students at 608 a place where they can show up, invite a few friends, and enjoy a good home-cooked meal. Over the past two years we've had three Free Feasts and they’ve been a huge success thanks to so many of you who provided the food. The students always look forward to your incredible dishes and desserts at Free Feast!
 
Starting this weekend, you can visit our website to sign up to bring an item on the menu. You can bring a main dish, side, or dessert. It may seem simple, but a home-cooked meal can make a massive impact on a college student at the end of a hard semester.

Matt Edin
Worship & Programming Pastor -Richmond Road

Parent Sneak Preview - March 26

Posted on Mon, Mar 20, 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:  God Loves His People (Exodus 1-16 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God loves His people
Bible Verse: Love will never end. - 1 Corinthian 13:8 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Abraham Obeyed (Genesis 22:1-18 NIrV)
Big Idea:  I can be a Sinbuster by obeying God’s Word
Bible Verse:  Don’t let anyone look down on your because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT)
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Parable of the Workers in the Field (Matthew 20:1-15 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God wants us to be content
Bible Verse:  “Train yourself to be godly.  Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” - 1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NIrV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

2017 Easter Service Times

Posted on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 under Weekend

Easter is quickly approaching and we would love for you to join us for our services on Sunday, April 16th! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for spring and all that it brings. This time of year is full of fun activities such as baseball and picnics but it is also a time when things come back to life, namely, flowers, trees, and everyone’s favorite ─ allergies!  Easter is also a day to celebrate being alive and new beginnings. On this day, we get to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made when He died for us so that we may live eternally, but we also celebrate that He is alive and working in and through our lives! 
We encourage you to invite anyone you may know to our Easter services! To make sure we have room for everyone, we’ve added some extra service times as seen below: 
 
Harrodsburg Road
  • 9:30am, 11:15am, & 1pm - Auditorium
  • 9:40am & 11:25am - Theater 81 
Richmond Road
  • 9:30am, 11:15am, & 1pm - Auditorium
  • 9:40am & 11:25am - Parkside Theater
 
Danville
  • 9:30am, 11:15am, & 1pm - Auditorium
 
Georgetown
  • 9:30am, 11:15am, & 1pm - Lemons Mill Elementary
If you regularly attend a Southland service, please consider attending the later service time of 1pm and park further back than usual. We want to ensure enough space for everyone and we also want to give first-time guests the VIP treatment of a front parking space! Also, try to arrive 15-20 minutes early so you have plenty of time to say hello to some smiling faces, get settled and prepare for an amazing time of worship.  
 
Easter Baptisms
At 2:30pm, after the 1pm services, plan to hang out for a bit and join us for the Easter baptisms. What better way to celebrate Easter than to witness new life in the Kingdom! Perhaps you will feel led to be baptized as well! Bring a chair, some food, meet new friends and come help us celebrate those who have decided to give their life to Christ- the greatest decision of their lives!

Mike Vandemark
Programming Director

Parent Sneak Preview - March 19

Posted on Mon, Mar 13, 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:  God Protects Moses (Exodus 1:8 - 2:10 NIrV)
Big Idea: Always show love.
Bible Verse:  Love will never end. - 1 Corinthian 13:8 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Daniel (Daniel 4:1-37 NIrV)
Big Idea:  I can be A Sinbuster by always telling the truth.
Bible Verse:  Don’t let anyone look down on your because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.  - 1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT)
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Parable of the Rich Man Storing Up Grain (Luke 12:16-21 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God wants us to be generous.
Bible Verse:  “Train yourself to be godly.  Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” - 1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NIrV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Hope For Haiti Meal Pack 2017 Is Here!

Posted on Sun, Mar 12, 2017 under Expression 4

Have you helped us pack several million meals over the past few years? If not, how would you like to be part of the life-changing fun? Get ready to throw on a hairnet, get your groove on, and scoop some chicken, veggie, soy, and rice as we pull off one of the biggest events of the year at Southland. And make a huge difference for kids in Haiti who will get to count on solid meals daily for the next year.
 
It will take 6,000 of us to accomplish this massive feat on April 28th and 29th so that 3,500 kids can benefit from these meals. The meals will be shipped to Haiti to arrive a few months after we pack them. They will feed children at two of our Ministry Partners, Lifeline Christian Mission and COCINA. 
 
Don't miss this opportunity to generously extend hope! Contact our team to learn more about how to get involved! OR… You can register here to serve!

Mark Perraut
Global Outreach Director

Pre-Marriage Classes

Posted on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 under Expression 2

Marriage is one of the best things you’ll ever do, but at times it can also be challenging. If you’re recently engaged or thinking about becoming engaged, we encourage you to participate in our Pre-Marriage Class on Tuesday nights at Harrodsburg Road, beginning April 11. I know in my own marriage I have benefitted greatly from God's truth, communication tools, experienced mentors, and gleaning from other couples.
 
Here are some quotes coming out of the class from other couples:
 
"Good foundation!"
"Opened several doors for communication."
"Gave structure to our conversations so we could better have Christ as the center of our relationship."
"Felt loved and cared for by everyone involved in the class."
"Learned more about personality traits and how they work together."
 
We're thrilled to offer this incredible experience as you begin your next steps in marriage. Register for our spring Pre-Marriage Class here! You won't want to miss this incredible investment in your marriage. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Laura McIntyre
Care Coordinator

Parent Sneak Preview - March 12

Posted on Mon, Mar 06, 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:  Abraham Shares (Genesis 13 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Be happy with what you have.
Bible Verse:  Love will never end. - 1 Corinthian 13:8 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Zaccheaus Steals (Luke 19:1-10 NIrV)
Big Idea:  I can be a Sinbuster by being honest with my actions.
Bible Verse:  Don’t let anyone look down on your because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT)
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story: Parable of the Prideful Man (Luke 14:7-14 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God wants us to be humble.
Bible Verse:  “Train yourself to be godly.  Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” - 1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NIrV
Worship:

The Best is Yet to Come

Posted on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 under Expression 2

As a child of the 70’s I can tell you that back in my day, life was good.   From my grandma’s house I could walk to the gas station down the block and buy a cold soft drink, a bag of chips and a candy bar for fifty cents.  Another block away, I could catch a movie for a buck.  And if I was really lucky, I could even talk the theater owner into giving me the movie poster displayed out front when the show was over.  
 
Talk about the good old days!  I had cheap snacks, discount movies and free posters all within walking distance.  When you’re kid growing up in a small midwest town, it doesn’t get much better than that.  
 
I guess we all have our version of the good old days, don’t we?   How about you?  You ever find yourself wishing things could be as good as they used to be? 
 
It’s easy to get stuck in the past, but here at Southland we actually believe that our best days are yet to come, especially those of us who serve in the Big Picture Show Children’s Ministry.  Why?  Because we have a front row seat of what God’s up to in the next generation, and we’re inviting you to join us.  
 
I don’t know what church was like for you as a kid, but in the Big Picture Show, it’s never boring. It’s a blast!  Each Sunday we bring the Bible to life for kids by unpacking serious truth in a seriously fun way. And best of all, our leaders get to watch God change kids’ lives through them.
 
So come help shape the future by leading a children’s small group, rocking a baby or even welcoming families at the door.  Who knows?  Some day when our kids are as old as I am, maybe they’ll say, “Back in my day, there was an amazing volunteer who showed me how much God loved me and it changed my life forever.”
 
Don’t be stuck in the past.  Invest in the future with God’s kids.  The best is yet to come!
 
For more information about serving in the Big Picture Show, contact Wende.  

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Southland Groups

Posted on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 under Expression 1

Many of you have been asking, “When’s Launch Night?” You want to connect, and that’s awesome! This summer, our groups team is going to roll out a new way of connecting people. In the meantime, we are hosting some 6 week groups that will be a great place for you to connect and grow while we work on some exciting developments for June.
 
Here’s what’s happening at the Richmond Road Campus:
 
Ephesians Bible Study (Men) - Want to start your day off in God’s Word with some other men? Join KJ in the Cafe on Thursday mornings at 7am as he walks through the book of Ephesians. 
 
Finding I AM (Women) - Want to hang out with some other women and grow at the same time? Join Kelsi in the Cafe on Thursday evenings at 7pm as she walks through Lysa TerKeurst’s Finding I Am. 
 
Financial Peace University. Ready to get your financial house in order? So are we! This year, we are committed to getting Southland out of debt! Join one of these groups for 9 weeks using Dave Ramsey’s excellent resource. You’ll leave with a plan to tackle debt and be on your way to financial freedom!
 
Sign up for one of our short-term classes here . We hope to see you there! 

Shaun Denney
Life Groups Team Director - Harrodsburg Road