Ministries

wcs_and growKids at South are loved and treasured. Each week they “climb” the mountain together with caring teachers and helpers and enjoy a unique mountain-themed environment. There they learn of God’s plan for their lives as revealed in His Word. This learning occurs through relationships with other children, teachers and helpers as well as through age-appropriate lessons and, of course, through play and fun!

Every week throughout the year on SonView Mountain, you’ll discover a well-rounded program that includes Sunday morning classes, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, service opportunities, Kids Choir and more.

children_smallerOur Vision is this: South will provide a safe, loving, creative atmosphere that introduces children to Jesus Christ by challenging them to grow in their faith through prayer, worship and the study of God’s Word and encouraging them to share their faith and give their lives in service to God

 

Joshua 1:8 says “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” This year our focus is on Teaching Kids God’s Story.

We hope your child(ren) can join us each week as we study God’s story!
 

While you are attending an adult community or worshipping in either of our Creative or Balanced services, immersed in life-changing worship, know that your kids are doing the same on Son View Mountain. Children can experience God in their own kid-friendly location in a class for their age and grade. In order to provide a quality learning environment we have a special time schedule for them:

Drop-off: 9:20–9:35
First Class Hour: 9:35–10:45
Drop-off/Pick-up: 10:45–11:05
Second Class Hour: 11:05–12:15
Pick-up: 12:15–12:25

All children are encouraged to stay for the whole morning (9:35 – 12:15) The second hour curriculum reinforces what is taught first hour and builds on it with additional activities and applications.

 

Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we use an electronic check-in system. If this is your first visit, go to the Children's Information Center and the "Manned Station" for assistance in checking in.  Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child.

Please include these labeled items in your diaper bag:
Complete change of clothes
Diapers
Bottles or cup
Pacifier (if used)

Snack—We serve Cheerios, animal crackers, and pretzels. If you have special needs, please pack your own child’s snack.

children_wallNursing Mothers—For your comfort and convenience, we have a place for nursing mothers to nurse their infants in the women’s restroom directly across the hall from the check-in counter.

 

Sunday Morning—Our early childhood programs are provided by our volunteer teachers. They use age-appropriate Bible lessons and apply a variety of creative methods in their presentation using videos, drama, crafts, learning through games and songs. Children are also encouraged to learn through prayer, play, and snack time.

The children remain in the same classroom all morning. During the first hour they are presented and taught a lesson, which they continue to build-on during the second hour class. The Pre-K and Kindergarten children always combine during the second hour for Cherub Choir.

Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we use an electronic check-in system. If this is your first visit, go to the Children's Information Center and the "Manned Station" for assistance in checking in.  Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child.

Locations

  • Lower Level
    • Lambs (2 yrs before Sept. 1, 2017)—Room 138 (behind nursery counter)
    • Busy Bees (3 yrs before Sept. 1, 2017)—Room 134
  • Upper Level
    • Pre-K (4 yrs before Sept. 1, 2017, will attend Kindergarten fall 2017)—Room 209
    • Kindergarten (5 yrs before Sept. 1, 2017)—Room 211
Our Sunday Morning curriculum: The Gospel Project
 

Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we use an electronic check-in system.  If this is your first visit, go to the Children's Information Center and the "Manned Station" for assistance in checking in. Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child.

Sunday Morning Adventures

  • 1st hour: First - Fifth graders begin the first hour in their classrooms for time with their teachers to do pre-lesson activities. At 9:40, they attend a large group time. They will sing, learn the key passage for the day, go over the Big Picture question and watch a discussion starter video. This time ends at 10:00. At that time, they head back to their classrooms to have the Bible lesson, do a key passage activity, have an activity choice and have prayer time together. This hour concludes at 10:45.
  • 2nd hour: Children are welcome to stay in our program all morning. We have a break time from 10:45-11:05 with a snack. After that, they review past Bible lessons, have the Bible lesson for the day, Big Picture question/answer as well as games and activities that reinforce the Bible lesson and Bible point. 1st-5th graders meet together from 11:55-12:10 to end the morning with large group time that is primarily worship. The 2nd hour concludes at 12:15.
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Our Sunday Morning curriculum: The Gospel Project

 

While you are attending the evening service, children can experience God in their own kid-friendly location in a class for their age and grade.

The age of your child determines whether they start the evening in the worship center or in their classroom. We will do everything we can to provide a safe environment for your child. All rooms are equipped with a first-aid kit and instructions on emergency procedures.

NOTE: If your child is in preschool then they would join the nursery.

K-2 Sondown Station

Children attend the beginning of worship with their families and are dismissed halfway during the service. The screens up front let them know when to leave the worship center. Watch for the lightbulb to be dismissed.

K–2nd graders attend Sondown Station in which Bible truths are taught through story, drama, crafts, games, and music.

 
If the above form isn't working, register here
 

South offers a Children’s Choir program in order to teach children the importance of worship through music and the arts and what it means, and to provide opportunities for them to lead in worship through a variety of worship skills. For more information on the Children’s Choir program contact the Pastor of Worship Ministries.

The Cherub Choir is a children’s choir for four- and five-year-olds. The Cherubs rehearse each Sunday morning as part of their Sunday School Class. The choir sings in a couple of worship services throughout the year.

Sonshine Singers is a children’s choir for kids in first and second grades. The Sonshine Singers rehearse periodically throughout the year, during the second service. They participate in occasional worship services throughout the year as well as special events.

Kingdom Rock Choir (formerly called Kids' Choir) is open to students who are in third through sixth grade. The rehearsal is during the Sunday Evening Worship Service. This choir enjoys learning a variety of styles of songs that can be used in worship, they present a musical each spring, and they often participate in the annual Christmas production.  Inquire by email- click here.

Kingdom Rock Choir Calendar & Registration Form 2019

Kingdom Rock Choir Online Sign-up

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we have an electronic check-in system? This will enhance the safety and security of all of our children from nursery up through 5th grade and give peace of mind to visitors that we have made their child(ren)’s security a top priority.

How will the check-in process work?  Each week you log into the system with your phone number.  A name badge label for each child will print out, along with a claim ticket. You will place the name label on your child (front for 1st-5th grade, back for nursery-Kindergarten), and you will keep the claim ticket which will be used to pick up your child(ren) at the end of the morning. ONLY the person with the matching claim ticket will be permitted to pick up the child(ren).

Can I check my child(ren) in at any kiosk?  There are 3 Self-station kiosks downstairs for anyone with an infant, toddler or Busy Bee. (2 at the nursery counter and 1 near the Busy Bee classroom)  There will be 2 Self-Station kiosks upstairs for anyone with Pre-K through 5th grade children.  If you are new or need assistance in checking in, please visit the Manned Station at the Children's Information Desk (across from the Nursery).  Note: the nursery counter kiosks share a printer and sometimes the 2 kiosks upstairs share a printer, so please be sure the labels are yours before ripping them off.  Please be sure to wait for both name label and claim label to print!

What if my phone number doesn't work or changes?  You will need to go to the Manned Station for assistance.  

What if I need 2 parent claim stickers? Re-enter your phone number, and touch your child's name.  Choose "reprint name badge" and it will reprint.  It is the name badge - but the code matches and you will be able to pick up your child.

Can I check in all of my children at once? Yes. Once you enter your phone number, all of your children's names will appear.

Won’t it take a long time to get my child(ren) checked in? Once you are familiar with the system, it should only be a one-minute stop at a check-in station each week.  Please note - there may be a few extra second wait before your labels print out.

May a child check themselves in? No. Parents only may use the touch screens.

How will I know if my child needs me during the morning? The phone number of the adult checking in now appears on the child's name badge.  Teachers will call or text you if your child needs you.  As a back-up, the security code on your claim ticket (and child's name badge) will be posted on the service screens if you do not answer your phone.  

Can I give my claim ticket to one of my older kids to pick up the younger ones? It is best for a parent to pick up their own child. When parents are serving, we do allow Jr. or Sr. High students to pick up siblings.  Elementary aged children cannot pick up other children.

What if I lose my claim ticket during the morning? Since you cannot pick up your child without it, you will need to print another tag (see instructions on how to print a 2nd claim sticker).  

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana is scheduled from September 11, 2019 to the Awards Night on May 6, 2020.

  • Clubbers may be dropped off at 6:20 PM
  • Ends promptly at 8:00 PM

If the weather is threatening you can check to see if Awana is still meeting:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system

Download Awana calendars (updated 9/1/2019)

Theme Verse: John 20:31
By believing you may have life in His name.

Special Dress Suggestions!

Monday – hat or animal ears
Tuesday – Table Group Color
Wednesday – Dress Like Explorer
Thursday – Look-Alike Day
Friday – Dress Like/As Animal
Looking for our song in French?
Here it is on youtube!

VBS Photo Galleries

Screening Application and Reference Forms (for volunteers)
New worker
Previous worker

Kids CopyNews for and about Children’s Ministry at South!
winter Kids Copy – coming soon
summer Kids Copy – coming soon
Fall Kids Copy

Camp Points – Runs January – May
camp points brochure 2019
Mission Possible cards – coming soon
camp points location form – coming soon
Winter Bible memory & readings
Spring Bible memory & readings – coming soon

Awana – Runs September – early May
Awana Sparks&TT calendars 2018-19
Cubbie parent brochure
Sparks parent brochure
TT parent brochure

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Sunday Morning Programming
Sep 22 @ 9:35 am – 12:15 pm
Sunday Evening Programming
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00pm Sunday Evening Service in the Chapel

Depending on the time of year, other programs are offered simultaneously with the evening service.

Click below for what interests you.

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Sep
25
Wed
2019
AWANA
Sep 25 @ 6:20 pm – 8:00 pm

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana is scheduled from September 11, 2019 to the Awards Night on May 6, 2020.

  • Clubbers may be dropped off at 6:20 PM
  • Ends promptly at 8:00 PM

If the weather is threatening you can check to see if Awana is still meeting:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system

Download Awana calendars (updated 9/1/2019)

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Sunday Morning Programming
Sep 29 @ 9:35 am – 12:15 pm
Sunday Evening Programming
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00pm Sunday Evening Service in the Chapel

Depending on the time of year, other programs are offered simultaneously with the evening service.

Click below for what interests you.

kids_choir
Oct
2
Wed
2019
AWANA
Oct 2 @ 6:20 pm – 8:00 pm

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana is scheduled from September 11, 2019 to the Awards Night on May 6, 2020.

  • Clubbers may be dropped off at 6:20 PM
  • Ends promptly at 8:00 PM

If the weather is threatening you can check to see if Awana is still meeting:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system

Download Awana calendars (updated 9/1/2019)

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Sunday Morning Programming
Oct 6 @ 9:35 am – 12:15 pm
Sunday Evening Programming
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00pm Sunday Evening Service in the Chapel

Depending on the time of year, other programs are offered simultaneously with the evening service.

Click below for what interests you.

kids_choir
Oct
9
Wed
2019
AWANA
Oct 9 @ 6:20 pm – 8:00 pm

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana is scheduled from September 11, 2019 to the Awards Night on May 6, 2020.

  • Clubbers may be dropped off at 6:20 PM
  • Ends promptly at 8:00 PM

If the weather is threatening you can check to see if Awana is still meeting:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system

Download Awana calendars (updated 9/1/2019)

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Sunday Morning Programming
Oct 13 @ 9:35 am – 12:15 pm
E-mail Here
Phone: (517) 322-2000
Staff Bios Here
E-mail Here
Phone: (517) 322-2000
Staff Bios Here
E-mail Here
Phone: (517) 322-2000
Staff Bios Here

Students

South Student Ministries exists to help students develop a closer relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are all about exploring God’s truth as it applies to the issues students face every day. We are a community that desires to live out the teachings of Jesus by… • Reaching out to those in need • Connecting deeply with one another • Growing in maturity as followers of Jesus • Serving each other and the community as Jesus would    

“Cutting Edge Ministry” is an active ministry designed to equip and encourage believers to grow in their relationship with Christ and to share their lives with those around them. It is a place where Jesus is praised, Scripture is honored, and relationships are real.

Our focus is primarily on the campuses of Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. Our aim as a ministry is to build friendships with people around us whether it’s in class, at work, through sports, or around campus in hopes that we may share our lives with these friends and direct them towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This personal relationship with Jesus Christ has significantly changed the lives of many individuals within Cutting Edge Ministry and it is our joy to tell anyone who might be interested about it.

A relaxing time away from school and work to focus on building relationships with friends and building your relationship with God. Join us Friday, October 11– Sunday, October 13 at Lincoln Lake Camp in Gowen, MI. 

Freshmen and first timers—$35
If you’ve been on retreat before—$65
Alumni—$85

What to Expect:

  • A fun and relaxed time in a beautiful, lake-side, fall setting
  • Lots of new friends and time to catch up with old friends
  • Free time to kick back and relax
  • Your choice of several sporting events
  • Challenging messages and great songs
  • Late night conversations around the campfire
  • Delicious food

Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Pillow
  • Tennis shoes
  • Sports clothes
  • Sweatshirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Shorts & pants
  • Shower stuff
  • Towel
  • Bible
  • Journal/notebook
  • Something to write with
  • Flashlight
  • Bug spray
  • Games/cards
  • A cheerful and teachable spirit
If the above form isn't working, register here
Check out our website for additional information: www.ceministry.com
College students on Spring Break 2014!

Cutting Edge Ministry at The Villa
1140 Michigan Ave. (Across the street from Brody)
A place to connect with new friends, enjoy international dinners, and take a break from school and work.
E-mail Here
Phone: (517) 322-2000
Staff Bios Here
E-mail Here
Phone: (517) 322-2000
Staff Bios Here

people_watchingAll Adult Bible Communities meet regularly on Sunday morning and take part in a variety of activities outside of their Sunday morning classes. For class times, see the list at the left.

Building on the tradition of Sunday School, Adult Bible Communities provide a place to belong as Christian fellowship is established upon biblical instruction. While we believe that corporate worship should be a priority for all believers, we also know that people desire to belong to a smaller group in which they can grow in their knowledge of the Bible and its application to everyday life. These groups are broadly based on age, stage in life, or shared commitments.

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Berean Bible

Room 206 • 9:35 am

Leader: Fred Nose
Teacher: Fred Nose and Steve Hammond
Berean Bible is a community of friendly people studying God’s Word and relating it to current events and our daily lives. This class is devoted to Bible study in the tradition of long-time teacher, Mrs. Lucile Sugden. All ages welcome.

Journey

Room 201 • 9:35 am

Teacher: Keith Sova

Journey is a ministry for post-college and career adults, early twenties through mid-thirties. We are a community seeking to glorify the name of Christ as we experience fellowship together and engage with the world around us through service projects and outreach activities.

Crossroads

Room 205 • 9:35 am

Leader: Jeremy Foco
Teacher: Tim Van Loh

Welcome to Crossroads! We’d love to have you join us. On a typical Sunday, we start at 9:35 a.m. with an informal icebreaker, prayer, or fellowship. The beginning of class varies from week to week, but our one constant is the study of Scripture from 9:55 to 10:35 where we dig deep and engage in round table conversations.

We are a diverse group at various crossroads in life. Some of us are single. Others married. Some don’t have children. Others do. Some are younger, while others of us are not as young as we once were. Certainly, our backgrounds and personal experiences vary widely. But, no matter the differences, we are bound together by our unified commitment to God’s Word, God’s people, and God’s service.

Please visit us and consider joining our community. We look forward to getting to know you better.

Crossroads is a community which seeks to live out “a fresh expression of an ancient faith.” Diverse in age and marital status, we are bound by our unified commitment to sound teaching, true community, and active service. This community was formerly called Kainos.

Rooted

Room 204 • 9:35 am

Leader: Ken Howard
Teacher: Sam Telloyan

Rooted is a community of parents of young children. We are called to raise and train the next generation of image bearers. And we are committed to sincere relationships with one another as we “live a life worthy of the calling we have received” (Ephesians 4.1). This community was formerly called Kaleo.

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Room 202 • 9:35 am

Leader: Ed Symanzik
Teacher: Doug Phillips

New Horizons is a life-related Bible study. Active class participation and great fellowship are key elements of this class. This is a multi-generational class of adults, which includes singles, parents of middle school children to college age students and retirees. Our class session begins with prayer for needs in our community and Pastor Phillips joins us for the teaching time.

Please note that you will need to fast forward to the point where the teaching starts.

Christian Families

Room 111 • 9:40 am

Leader: John Craig
Teachers: Dean Mathis,
John Craig, Stan Smith
Christian Families is a diverse group of people spanning multiple ages (singles and couples). The format of this class involves teaching, with discussion and interaction from the class. Studies include an Old or New Testament book with emphasis on application for growth in Godly living.

Friendly Bible

Fireside Room • 11:00 am

Leader: Tim Daugherty
Teacher: Jake Allen, Tim Daugherty, & Steve Hammond

Friendly Bible is traditional in lecture style with opportunities to ask questions. This is a class with many members of the Senior Adult group.

God’s Potpourri

Room 204 • 11:00 am

Leader: Carol Senard
Teacher: Carol Senard
God’s Potpourri is a class for women of all ages who are single or spiritually single and have a desire to study and discuss God’s Word. On-going Bible studies are the heart of this class. We enjoy great fellowship inside and outside the classroom.

Homebuilders

Room 111 • 11:00 am

Leader: Ray Snyder
Teacher: Jack Brown
The Homebuilders class enjoys great fellowship with monthly get-togethers. Each Sunday we come together for the study of God’s Word through lecture and discussion. This is a community of “empty-nesters” who are pre-retired and retired.

Search the Scriptures

Room 201 • 11:00 am

Leader: Tim Daugherty
Teachers: Jake Allen & Tim Daugherty

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In Search the Scriptures our focus is an expositional study of God’s Word, with practical applications combined with warm fellowship and friendships. This community is open to all ages, for both singles and married couples.

Adult Bible Community Resources

ABC Teachers
Bible Reading Plans
  1. Through Selected Books of the Bible: Explore—a guided daily reading plan.
  2. Through the New Testament
    1. In One Year
    2. In Six Months
  3. Through the Whole Bible
    1. In Two Years
    2. Discipleship Journal 25 Days/Month
    3. Chronologically
    4. In One Year

Pastor Denyes’s Bible-in-a-Year reading plan

The Whole Story Plan (a year-long overview of the Bible)

While you’re at it, check out www.openupthebible.com for all sorts of great videos, resources, and free stuff to help you as you resolve to read the Bible more regularly.

Growth Groups

We would like to invite you to get connected with Growth Groups – the small Groups ministry of South Church! Growth Groups are a great way to meet others and grow in your relationship with Christ together. As you spend time studying God’s Word, applying it to your life, and praying with one another, you will be amazed at how God changes you and those in your Growth Group.

“…Be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12.2″

In Romans 12, the apostle Paul reveals that God’s desire is for us to be transformed people with renewed minds who reflect Christ. One of the best ways to allow God to transform your life is by partnering with other believers to study the Bible together. God wants to use each of our gifts and personalities to bring about transformation in all of us. Our vision is that Growth Groups would be a way for God’s Word and Spirit to change your life, and the lives of many others growing with you.

Growth Group FAQs

What is a Growth Group? A small group of people, under the leadership of South Church, who are committed to growing together in their relationship with Jesus Christ as they are transformed through Bible study and prayer.

Where will Growth Groups meet? In homes around Greater Lansing and at South Church, depending on logistics and the group’s preference. Efforts will be made to form Growth Groups which are made up of members who live close to one another geographically or who belong to the same adult community.

Who can be in a Growth Group? Any and all adults are welcome, whether you are male or female, single or married, with or without children.

How often do Growth Groups meet? Growth Groups will meet weekly or bi-weekly year-round for about an hour and a half per meeting, with flexibility according to your group members’ schedules. Growth Group studies will generally follow a quarterly schedule roughly spanning the four seasons.

How do I sign-up for a Growth Group? You may sign up to join a Growth Group at any time. However, there will be four entry points into Growth Groups through the calendar year: September, January, April and July. At one of these times you will be assigned to a Growth Group.

How long must I commit to a Growth Group? We ask that you make an initial commitment to your assigned Growth Group for a full quarter. However, it is our hope that you will choose to re-commit to that Growth Group each quarter until your group has grown to the size that it needs to reproduce itself into two new groups. If for some reason you are not able to continue meeting with your assigned Growth Group, you may discontinue your commitment at the end of any quarter.

What about childcare? Each Growth Group will be responsible to make its own arrangements for childcare, if Growth Group members choose to bring their children to the meeting. Typically, the group members will decide either 1) to take turns watching children during the study or 2) to hire a sitter to watch the children during the study.

Application for Growth Group Leaders

Growth Group materials (books available to preview in the workroom)

Growth Group materials (books available to preview in the South Church library)

Other recommended Growth Group materials

Growth Group Sermon Guides

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