Wherever you find yourself on life’s journey there is a place for you at South. We invite you to become involved in a Bible study, a care group or an event where friendships are born, laughter is shared, heartaches are carried and lives are shaped by God’s life-changing grace.

Register HERE for “Unexpected” – Pursuing Christ Together. See times and details under ‘Events’ below.
Fall Bible Studies begin the week of September 14th. See details under ‘Bible Studies’ below.

Fall Bible Studies at South

This fall our studies will resume with options to study in person at the church or online via zoom. Class sizes may be limited due to distancing restrictions. If a class you have registered for has reached capacity you will be contacted and put on a waitlist or given the option to join another study.

Zoom Studies: These groups will connect through a zoom app where they will be able to discuss the lessons together. This option is great for those who are at risk, are unable to wear a mask or those who have a schedule that works better with a study they can do from home

Church Studies: We are excited to resume in-person studies where we can connect and encourage one another. As of now, unless the health concerns improve, it is likely that all in-person studies at the church will be structured to ensure social distancing and the wearing of a face covering. We will strive to make our time together safe and as comfortable as possible during this difficult time. If you have health concerns or are unable to wear a face-covering we encourage you to choose one of our zoom studies. ***By registering for a study whose location is at church you agree to follow the guidelines which have set in place by the South Church medical team.

Register Here For Fall Studies

Tuesday Evenings: Begins September 15  
Refresh: for mothers of infant and preschool-age children.
We will be studying the book “Give Them Grace” by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson. Give Them Grace is a revolutionary perspective on parenting that shows us how to receive the gospel afresh and give grace in abundance, helping our children know the dazzling love of Jesus and respond with heartfelt obedience.  Facilitated by Tami Harrison, 7:30 p.m. at South Church. (No childcare, infants welcome). Workbook: $10.00.

Mondays at noon: Begins October 5
*Study will be held by zoom

Jude: Contending for the Faith – Jackie Hill Perry. While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception. In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. Facilitated by Darla Daugherty, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, by ZOOM. Workbooks ($14) for pre-registered students will be available for pick-up outside the church office Wednesday, Sept. 30; Thursday, Oct. 1; or Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 am – 4 pm. Register Here

Tuesday Afternoons: Begins September 15
THIS STUDY HAS REACHED CAPACITY, we welcome you to choose one of our other studies. 

Tuesday Evenings: Begins September 15
Jude: Contending for the Faith – Jackie Hill Perry. While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception. In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. Facilitated by Becky Phillips, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Rm. 111. Workbook $14.00. Register Here

Tuesday Evenings: Begins September 15   
*Study will be held by zoom
James: Living A Life of Genuine Faith – Jen Wilkin. This study will be held via zoom each Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
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The Bible study may be different than studies you have done in the past. It will not cover a specific topic from all angles. It will not focus on answering the question “What does the Bible say about me?” It will not aid you in self-discovery, at least not as its primary intent. What it will do is teach you an important passage of the Bible in a way that will stay with you for years to come. It will challenge you to move beyond loving God with just your heart to loving Him with your mind. It will focus on answering the question “What does the Bible say about God?” To make the most of our time together, we encourage participants (1) to work through the workbook and (2) to listen to an audio lesson taught by Jen Wilkin. The Tuesday night time will be a discussion of the information in the audio lesson. Facilitated by Judy Peterson, 6:30-8:00 pm, There is no charge for the .pdf workbook which is available for you to download here  or we can supply you with a notebook containing the workbook ($5.00). You will find each week’s audio lesson here. Register Here


Wednesday Evenings: Begins September 23 *new date
THIS STUDY HAS REACHED CAPACITY, we welcome you to choose one of our other studies. 

Thursday Evenings: Begins in January

God of Covenant
Jen Wilkin. This study has been postponed until January due to low registration, we welcome you to choose one of our other studies. 

Saturday Mornings:  Continuing 
*Off-site home study

The Village:
If you are a working mom at South Church, we want to build community with you! This study is for moms of young children looking for a place to pursue God and support one another. The Village meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 10am-11:30am in Joy Shantz’s home in south Lansing.  This fall our study will continue with the book Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler. Register Here

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Our annual Unexpected event is going to be totally expected this year.
“Unexpected” 2020: Pursuing Christ Together
September 19, 2020 I 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
After months of social distancing, it’s time for the women of South to gather for a day of practical study where women, unapologetic and unshakeable in their pursuit of Christ, can come together. Limited seating/Advance Reservations/Distancing will be in effect for this simulcast conference being held at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing. 
Register HERE for this event.

 

Tentative Schedule – Morning
8:15 a.m.    Arrival and Seating
8:30 a.m.    Event Begins 
8:40 a.m.    Welcome and Worship
8:55 a.m.    Session One – Jen Wilkin
9:50 a.m.    Session Two – Kelly Minter
11:00 a.m.  Session Three – Priscilla Shirer
11:45 a.m. Book table under the tent and Lunch on your own.
Tentative Schedule – Afternoon
12:45 p.m.  Worship
1:00 p.m.    Session Four – Jackie Hill Perry
1:45 p.m.    Session Five – Jennifer Rothschild
2:30 p.m.    Break
3:00 p.m.    Ministry Highlight
3:15 p.m.    LifeWay Women Giveaways
3:30 p.m.    Session Five – Beth Moore
4:25 p.m.    Event Concludes 

(* lunch will not be provided, participants will 
be ushered directly from their seats, out of the
building, for our crew to sanitize before Session
Four begins. Consider bringing a lunch to tailgate, or
eat under the tent)

 

CREATE a PLATE Night Watch for a rescheduled date this fall

Design a “Giving Plate” using paint markers. You will be encouraged to take your plate home and fill it up with yummy treats to begin its journey of blessing to others. The journey of a giving plate never ends. It moves from house to house blessing everyone in its path – from friend to neighbor, parent to teacher, and so on and so on. And each simple exchange warms hearts with the expression of genuine kindness, love and gratitude.

Visions of Christmas 2020
Due to the unusual circumstances of the current pandemic, we are not planning on having our annual Christmas Dinner this year. We look forward to having this event in 2021.

 

'I Will Survive' is a support group for women with cancer and cancer survivors where you can openly share your cancer journey in a warm, confidential, and loving atmosphere.
 

Women in various stages of cancer attend; some recently diagnosed, those who are undergoing treatment, as well as cancer survivors. This is a community-wide outreach.
 

Women are encouraged and supported through God’s word, articles of interest, current cancer information, sharing and prayer. It is an environment in which laughter, love and tears abound. The group typically meets on the first Monday of each month, in the Fireside Room at 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Sheila Rynbrandt. For questions and/or confirmation of meetings, call 517 646-0380.

Philippians 4.13—I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

We have joined together to support widowed women as they struggle to handle the grief, pain, and loneliness of their loss. We offer fellowship, sharing, and hope with those who have walked this path in earlier days and have experienced God's healing grace.

Every third Thursday of each month, widows meet for lunch at various restaurants throughout the city.  We meet to get to know one another, support one another and to just enjoy being with people who understand the journey we are on.  We would love to have anyone who is on this journey join us.  If you would like to know more about the Never Alone ministry, please call Carol Senard at 517/256-1122.  If you would like to join us for a monthly lunch please contact Carol by Wednesday to RSVP as we need to reserve enough tables to accommodate everyone who will be attending.

In the midst of being a busy mom (or mom-to-be), you need time to sit back and be refreshed. 

Refresh is a place where you can kick back, take off your shoes, and just be your genuine self! Grab your coffee cup and join other mothers of infants and/or preschoolers every Tuesday morning at South Church for some amazing conversation, digging into God’s word, helpful discussions on parenting, and fun activities! This is a refreshing opportunity for young mothers to network and refuel for the rest of their busy week.

Refresh meets Tuesday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am at South Church in the Commons during the school year. The Winter Session begins on Tuesday, January 16 - March 27. Childcare is available for infants through preschool age children. There is a small fee ($25) which covers the cost of your study materials, activities, and childcare for the winter session.

*Please note: Do you remember what it was like to be a young mom who longed for a morning out with other moms? You can help us continue this great ministry for our moms by helping look after their little ones while they are at Refresh. There is a great need for additional childcare helpers on Tuesday mornings! For more information please contact Ruth Hultquist at (517) 819-7751.

Contact Tami Harrison for more information at (517) 803-7452

 

Sister2Sister is a hands-on, practical exchange between women of all ages to encourage one another. We think it is important for the older women of our church to connect with the younger and the other way around as well, so this is an opportunity for women to share their skills and passions with each other. Often our times together involve a demonstration such as sewing, baking, preparing a holiday meal, gardening, painting, etc. We meet 3-4 times each year to share life as we laugh, learn, and build into one another.   
 

Coming Soon
'Human Trafficking' is an epidemic around the world and in our backyard. Join us as we learn more about this problem and how we can become actively involved in fighting against it both locally and with our partners in India.

'Shake it up, baby' - ever feel like you could use a session with a training coach? Katie Hubbard will help get you started with some great ways you can get in shape. (Be sure to wear comfortable workout clothing). 

'Meet Monet' - whether you have any artistic talent or not it's worth a fun night to give painting a try.  Join us for an interesting twist on this art form and come away with a piece of canvas art created from watercolor paints and markers.

Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month from (NEW TIME) 8:30-9:30 am in the Board Room as we come together to pray for the ministries of our church, our community, and our families. Coordinator: Kim Dalman

3rd Friday of every month – Join the “Knit Wits”
Sister2Sister has a monthly knitting and crochet group throughout the school year. This group meets the 3rd Friday of each month in the Fireside Room at 6:30 pm. Whether you want to learn the basics, get help on an existing project, see some new ideas, or share your own knitting and crochet skills with others – please join us!  For more information contact Marlene Osborn

There are two possible ways that married couples may be connected with a mentor couple. The best way is through one of the pastors. They are most concerned for the needs of the congregation and equipped to help. They will determine the best mentor for each situation. It is also possible to connect through the Marriage Mentor Ministry coordinator. He will carefully refer you to a mentor couple who will lovingly share their wisdom and experience. Communication with the pastors and the mentors will be kept in strict confidence.

Mentor couples are committed to keeping all conversations and information within their relationship. The mentor process is first and foremost warm, godly, and informal. The mentor married couple has struggled with many of the same issues the mentee couple is experiencing. The mentors are willing to share their experience and how they dealt with the issue. There is also an important dimension at work and that is the spiritual approach to the issue. Mentor couples bathe the couple’s needs in prayer and are deeply concerned for their success and happiness.

Built into the enrich side of the Marriage Mentor Ministry is a Prepare/Enrich Assessment. The assessment consists of the couple responding online to a series of statements indicating how they agree or disagree with a number of statements. A Couples Report is generated and reviewed by the mentor couple. This is designed to give the mentor couple insight regarding areas of agreement and disagreement. More importantly, it provides good insight on the couple’s strengths and growth areas. Usually, after a couple has met with their marriage mentor, they realize what a powerful and significant impact a mentor couple can have on their marriage. Below are some of the many potential benefits from this ministry.

• Increase chances of having a healthy, satisfying marriage together
• Learn vital skills in communication and conflict resolution
• Ask questions and share successes and struggles with another caring couple
• Build on relationship strengths and address problematic areas
• Strengthen support network
• Form a valuable bond with a couple who are modeling what a healthy marriage looks like

Contact the church office for more information, by e-mail or phone at 517-322-2000.

The women of South have a passion to serve women cross-culturally.  Each year we send a group of 8-12 women to encourage and facilitate biblical training of other women in Asia. Our next group will be traveling in the fall of 2019. If you would like more information on being a part of women serving women cross-culturally please contact us.

Equippers 2019 Resources – Ministering to Women

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2019 Visions of Christmas - Speaker: Melissa Gray

2018 Visions of Christmas - Speaker: Rhonda Franck
"Ruth: An Old Testament Christmas Story"

2017 Visions of Christmas - Speaker: Kelly Sites

2015 Visions of Christmas - Speaker: Shannon Delap
"An Extraordinary God Works in Extraordinary Ways, Through Ordinary People"

2014 Visions of Christmas - Dramatic narrative by Carol Felgenhour.
"In the Kitchen With Mary"

2013 Visions of Christmas - Speaker: Melissa Riley.
"Lessons I Learned From My Mother"

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Phone: (517) 322-2000
Staff Bios Here