If you have been around Southern Hills at all in the last year, you know something new is coming. It has been on the horizon for a while now and we are getting super close to moving to City Station. Obviously, a new building means a new location, new procedures, new habits, new needs, new people.
While it’s been the buzz at SoHills, City Station isn’t the only “something new” that has been going on in our church. Over the past several years, our church family has been intentionally working on becoming disciple-makers. While an old command, we want to approach each day with this mission made anew. Because of Christ in us, we are seeing more and more new people walking through our doors, ready to take on this mission as well.
Our mission of making disciples who make disciples is hard to miss when you first come to SoHills. After you have been on campus a few times, you’ll start to understand (or least we hope you’ll understand) why this is what we do. Our mission comes out of who we are in Christ. We summarize who we are in what we call our “Core Values:”
Once we understand who we are, then we can live out the mission Christ gave us: making disciples who make disciples.
When you are new to Southern Hills, I think it is easy to catch the mission. I think it is harder to know how to start doing it. So, let me introduce you to our “new” strategy for people to understand “what we do.”
- We gather together for weekly corporate worship, as the body of Christ.
- We group together in smalle groups for biblical community and sanctification. This includes life groups, electives, and d-groups (more about these in a post yet to come…).
- We go and serve our church, community, and world through our time, abilities, resources, and finances.
We should all be gathering weekly, grouping consistently, and going constantly.
Sound new? Not really. We have been doing this as a church body for years now. What is new is having a way to describe to people how we carry out the mission. Now, people new to SoHills can easily see and understand who we are, what we do, and how they can do it with us.
We’ve talked a lot about what City Station will mean for our community, but this Sunday, April 22, we’re talking specifically about what this new thing God is doing means for us as a church. See you Sunday!