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Leadership Training Class

A Class for Anyone and Everyone!

I had the privilege of getting to attend the Leadership Training Class with my husband in the Fall of 2014. We had only been married for a few months when we went through the training, and the conversations between us that the class sparked were such a blessing to our marriage. God used this training to help me have a better and deeper understanding of the Gospel.

The class really helped me to understand why I believe what I believe, and I now understand the Gospel in a much deeper, sweeter, and more complete way. It helped me more fully realize just how sinful I am, which is never super fun to admit or think about, but it helped me to more clearly understand my need for a savior. This has led me to love Jesus more and to view His holiness, perfection, and mercy in a more accurate light. Through this training I was encouraged to ask myself hard questions about my faith and to examine Scripture for answers.

I grew up in the Methodist church without much knowledge about theology, and I never really had great answers for why we believed what we believed. This leadership training class was the first time I had heard of a church really going deep into what they believe and working through the theology behind it. I am amazed by the care Southwood takes to educate and provide a foundation of theology to anyone who is interested, and I love the transparency it shows through the teaching. Every topic we discussed was backed up with tons of Scripture, and everything that we went through was filled with the gospel.

I know I am now much better equipped to experience and express grace because of this class, and so I highly recommend you go through it when it’s offered this fall. It’s not just for people interested in becoming officers of the church—it’s for everyone! Michael and I both plan on attending again this year because it was just that good. I hope we’ll see you there!


For class information or to sign-up, go to southwood.org/leadership