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    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
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    Interim Administrative Director
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    Associate Pastor / Director of High-Life
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    High-Life Assistant Director
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    Director of Children's Ministry
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    Assistant Director of Children
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    Admin. Assistant Children/High-Life
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    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
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    Director of Communication
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    Director of Facilities/Office
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Mountain-top Experience

I have always loved conferences. As a youth, weeks at the beach were vital in my learning the wonders of God’s grace in deeper ways. Weekends at state parks were formative in developing friendships that last to this day. Church missions… [more]

How Do You Pay Your Bills?
How Do You Pay Your Bills?

My guess is that most of you reading this article pay your bills, clothe your family, and purchase groceries with money from your paycheck. In fact, I bet if someone asked you “how should I best provide for myself and my family to keep us out of poverty?” you would answer, “get… [more]

Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes

Being human is a tricky and curious notion.  We have bodies, minds, and wills of our own.  Seemingly, our autonomy knows no bounds.  Yet each one of us, if we are honest, is aware of deficiency in our lives.  We do our best to exert control over so many things, yet… [more]

A View of the Vows
A View of the Vows

In a couple of weeks, we are scheduled to have a very unique worship service. In addition to our normal worship elements, we will have the ordination and installation of new elders and deacons. Vows will be taken, charges will be given, prayers will be made with the laying of hands… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Q: “What did you think of the Newsweek article about the Bible and what should I read to help me engage with these issues?”

A: During the week of Christmas, Newsweek published a cover story written by Kurt Eichenwald entitled “The… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

As Southwood enters into the beginning of an interim period, the Session of Southwood is excited and encouraged about what God is doing in our midst. As a church we are enjoying a rich season of corporate worship; we have just begun a fresh and exciting semester of Christian Education;… [more]

All That Is Fair: Flesh and Blood
All That Is Fair: Flesh and Blood

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it actually make any noise?  We’ve all heard that riddle before.  It can send your mind into pretzel mode if you over-think it.  I can’t presume to be an expert on such matters but I can give… [more]

Pastors’ Note
Pastors’ Note

The Good Shepherd

Seriously, a Pastor’s Note with the apostrophe moved over? Are we that corny? Well yes, we are, but there’s actually a reason we intentionally wanted to write this together. We will only do it this one time, but we want you to know how… [more]

Your Gospel is Too Small
Your Gospel is Too Small

One of my favorite parts of Christmas this year was seeing my young daughters begin to think about giving gifts to others. Instead of simply asking “What do I want?” (which we spent plenty of time on, I assure you), they also had moments of excitement considering “What would she… [more]