UPDATE: Thank you to all of you who attended the Vision and Feedback meeting in May. We appreciate the time and thoughtfulness you put into the questions you asked and the feedback we received. As promised, we have created a Questions and Answers Document from the questions you asked. We hope they help give you a vision and hope for the future of South Fellowship Church. Feel free to email us with any additional questions!
If you’ve been around South Fellowship over the past few months, you know that there are a number of things changing. There are things we can see, like the new paint in the kid’s hall, the lobby, and the worship center; there is new flooring and check-in stations in the kids wing, and there is a new fence around the ELC. In addition to the things we can see, there are also changes we can’t see. For example, we re-worded our mission statement to more clearly reflect what we want to be about: we exist to help people live in the way of Jesus with the heart of Jesus. We’ve also realigned some of the staff to hopefully serve the church in a more effective manner. We are so excited about the direction God is leading and believe the future is bright!
These changes communicate two things:
- First, we are committed to this area and this neighborhood and we don’t plan on going anywhere. We want to maximize the influence that we can have in this facility. We wholeheartedly believe in the vision God gave to South Fellowship years ago when they pictured this physical space being a light to this neighborhood and a beacon of hope to those around it. So, we are going be making improvements to our facility – many of which are long overdue.
- Secondly, our desire is not to change who we are, our desire is to respond to who God is shaping us into. The goal is not to alter the things that make South distinctive, it’s to become the best version of ourselves we can be so that we can help more and more people live in the way of Jesus with the heart of Jesus. We see God at work and we are doing our best to respond to the way his Spirit is moving in this church.
Along with change comes both increased excitement and a number of questions. It’s important to us to have the time to hear each other and cast vision around the direction God seems to be leading, both in regards to the facility updates and to the way that we facilitate ministry.
To help us journey well together in community, we are hosting a Vision & Feedback gathering on May 6th from 5-7pm, open to anyone who considers South their church home. During that time we will have the chance to celebrate some of the ways God is at work, you’ll get to hear the inside scoop on where we sense God leading in the near future, and you will have the chance to ask any questions you might have. Childcare and dinner will be provided.
As a staff and elder team, we are excited to share with you and hear from you as we journey with Jesus and each other. We truly believe the best is yet to come and are excited about the way God is on the move.
Please RSVP below by Friday, May 4th.
Grace + Peace,