Do whatever it takes within the confines of scripture to introduce Christ to the culture and the Culture to Christ
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OUR FIRST CONCERN
Gather with Purpose
Worship with Passion
Illustrate God's Presence
Invest in People
Live in the Present
To bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, develop them to Christlike maturity, equip them for their ministry in the church and for their mission in the world in order to magnify God.To “love God with all your heart” is worship.To “love you neighbor as yourself” is ministry.To “go…make disciples” is evangelism.To “baptize” is to incorporate into fellowship.To “teach them all things” is discipleship.
Southland’s Lifestyle Statements:
In essential beliefs, we have unity. Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty. Romans 14:1
In all beliefs, we show love. I Corinthians 13:2
The Bible is our sole authority. II Timothy 3:16
Autonomy of the local church. Colossians 1:18
Christ is the head of the church not a person…group…or religious organization. Every local church should govern itself Priesthood of the believer. I Peter 2:9
Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. Every believer is called to “full-time” service. Financial Giving. I Corinthians 16:2
Everyone regardless of income proportionate amount…Biblical standard was 10% cheerfully. Gifts are to God, not the “church”, spirit-led living, Daily dependence on God’s Spirit, No list of do’s and don’ts, Telling others about Christ. I Peter 3:15
The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40)Love the LordLove your neighborThe Great Commission (Matthew 28: 19-20)
Southland’s reason for existence:
We exist to celebrate God’s existence through worship. Matthew 4:10
Singing (Ephesians 5:19)
Commitment (Romans 12:1)
Praying (Psalm 95:6)
Hearing the Word (John 17:17)
Giving (I Corinthians 16:1-2)
Baptism (Romans 6:3-4)
Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-29)
We exist to communicate God’s Word through evangelism. Ephesians 3:10
We must never stop growing because God loves people. II Peter 3:9
We must never stop growing because it is God’s will. Matthew 16:18
We exist to educate God’s people through discipleship. II Peter 3:18
We exist to demonstrate God’s love through ministry. Ephesians 4:16
Every member is a minister.
Every member is important.
Every member is a “10″ at something.
With our lives
With our words
Love the Lord
Love the lost
Live your life to bring the two together…