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.

 

 

Bible Studies at South

 

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All women in the Lansing area are invited to join a Bible Study at South. Most classes meet once a week for approximately 1.5 hrs. Each session lasts between seven and ten weeks and classes generally begin in mid-September; mid-January and April.

Church Studies:  In-person studies allow groups to connect and encourage one another. 

Zoom Studies: These groups will connect through a zoom app where groups will discuss the lessons together.

Register Here for Bible Studies 
Late registrations are welcome however there may be a delay in ordering a book for your use.

*** Books will be available for pre-registered students at your first class session.



Monday at 12:00 pm
“Psalm 23”
(Jennifer Rothchild)
Next Session – September 13, 12:00 pm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life. In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life. Facilitated by Darla Daugherty in Room 201, Workbook $16.

 

Monday at 6:30 pm –  *ZOOM CLASS
“Steadfast”
(Courtney Doctor)

Faithfulness regardless of our circumstances. That’s what it means to be steadfast. But in a world where so much can undermine our faith or pull us off track, steadfastness is often a rare and elusive trait.

James longs for his readers to be steadfast. His letter meets us in our suffering and sickness, our trials and temptations, our wealth and poverty, our ups and downs. He confronts our sin, our speech, and our pride. He encourages believers to have a more resilient and concrete faith: not just to hear the Word, but to do it. He calls us to persevere in truth in a world of lies, to see that God’s steadfast love is ultimately the source of our steadfast faith. Facilitated by Terri Bettinger by Zoom. Workbook: $15

 

Tuesday at 9:30 am
“Mama Bear Apologetics” 
Refresh for Moms of Infants and Preschool Age Children.
Next Session – September 14, 2021

The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture’s lies uncritically?

Mama Bear Apologetics is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications – including prayer strategies – this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids. Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, “Mess with our kids and we will demolish your arguments”? Join the Mama Bears and raise your voice to protect your kids – by teaching them how to think through and address the issues head-on, yet with gentleness and respect. Facilitated by Tami Harrison. Childcare for Infants and Preschool Age Children provided. Workbook/Childcare $15.  

 

Tuesday at 12:00 pm
Next Session – September 14, 2021
Precepts Inductive Bible Study: Galatians

Would you like to learn how to study the Bible inductively?  In Precept Upon Precept, we study the text of the Bible and learn to discover Truth for ourselves.  We will start this fall in the book of Galatians and we will learn so much!  As the gospel spread across the Roman world in the first decades after Jesus’ earthly ministry, conflict arose.  Jews and Gentiles were believing the gospel, and a struggle over what it meant to be a Christian began.  What does it mean to live under grace?  Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian?  All of it or just part of it?  Who is right?  How will we know?  Come, join us as we dive into God’s word! Facilitated by Pat Schaible, Marilyn Wagner and Jan Zanetti in Room 111, Workbook $17.

 

Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Next Session – September 14, 2021
“Jesus & Women” (Kristi McLelland)
“Take heart, daughter.” Matthew 9:22 Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.” Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you. Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today. Facilitated by Becky Phillips in the Fireside Room, Workbook $16.

 

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Next Session – September 14, 2021
“Better: A Study of Hebrews” (Jen Wilkin)
Jesus is better. In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone. Facilitated by Rhonda Franck in Room 201, Workbook $16.

 
  
 

Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Next Session – September 15, 2021
“Son of David” (Nancy Guthrie)

What kind of king and what kind of kingdom are we asking for when we pray this prayer Jesus taught us to pray? A study of the Old Testament Historical Books—Joshua through Esther—enables us to see the kingdom of God not only as it once was, but also as it is now, and as it will be one day. Study the history of the people of God from the time they entered the Promised Land through a series of failed kings, exile, and finally their return to await the true King. Readers will see Jesus as: The greater Joshua who leads his people into rest; the greater Boaz who has done all that is necessary to redeem; the greater King who will sit on David’s throne forever; and the greater Restorer who is building his church from ruined stones.

Gain a fresh perspective on Israel’s history and God’s kingdom, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament! Facilitated by Carolyn Riley in Room 201, Workbook $16.


Saturday Mornings
The Village is a group for moms of young children and meets at the home of Joy Shantz in East Lansing the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.
Next Session – Check back for more information on this group.

 


 

Sunday’s 11:00 am, Board Room
God’s Potpourri, a class for women who are single or spiritually single.
Ongoing – Reading through the Bible Discussion.

Facilitated by Carol Senard.

 

 

 

Unexpected
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Come on over for dinner at the ‘Ranch’ as we enjoy a chuck wagon meal and fellowship in the Chapel. You may even want to wear your ‘western’ gear! 

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16

Tickets ($5) will be available Sundays between services at the WM Gazebo on Aug. 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5. 

We encourage you to BRING A TOY to donate to Youth Haven Ranch for underprivileged children. Suggestion lists are available at the WM Gazebo.

 

Watch for registration for hostesses and ticketing details coming this fall.

Visions of Christmas Dessert
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Beautifully decorated tables, sweet fellowship and a dynamic presentation will wrap our Christmas Outreach Dessert in memories to cherish. The perfect event to invite a friend to hear the gospel message!

Our evening begins with time to walk through and see all of the beautiful tables, but don’t sit down, because this year we will go directly to the sanctuary where we will start the evening with our program. After we feast on God’s Word you will be welcomed to find your reserved table and be seated for fellowship and delicious desserts.

This year’s presentation will be a first person drama, “Rahab: The HOPE of Christmas.” 

 

'I Will Survive & Thrive' 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. Watch for information in the church bulletin.
 

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. 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...
'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. 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