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    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding & Young Families
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  • Express Grace Conference

    Our 2019 Express Grace Conference, Moving Toward Shalom, is this weekend, January 26 & 27. Events include the following:
    --Leadership training with Michael Rhodes (9-noon, Saturday): Michael will discuss how we can express grace more intentionally in our daily lives.
    --Family dinner & teaching session with Brian Fikkert (5:30-8:00pm Saturday): Dr. Fikkert will share principles from his book, When Helping Hurts.
    --RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for Leadership Training and Dinner on Saturday night
    --Worship Service (9:30 Sunday): Dr. Fikkert will preach.
    --Connect Hour (11:00 Sunday): Local mission partners will join us to share opportunities to be a part of what God is doing in Huntsville.


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  • Express Grace 2019: Moving Toward ShalomSat, Jan 26
    When: Saturday, January 26 at 11:57am
    Where: Southwood

    Southwood’s annual missions conference will take place January 26 & 27, 2019. The guest speaker will be Brian Fikkert, author of When Helping Hurts. Make plans to attend and learn more about transforming lives and restoring community.
  • Parent CafeTue, Jan 29
    When: Tuesday, January 29 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Dinner a guest speaker in the Lodge...childcare in the main facility. More details to come!

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Pastor’s Note: Moving Toward Shalom
Pastor’s Note: Moving Toward Shalom

The night our family returned home from Thanksgiving, I had just drifted off to sleep when one of our daughters came running into the room sick to her stomach. There would be no more rest the remainder of the evening. Over the next several hours, all three of our girls woke up sick… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

Having shared with you late last year some significant financial needs we were facing, we want to praise God for his gracious provision once again. While the numbers aren’t final as of this mailing, giving for 2018 exceeded $2 million, which allows us to meet all commitments to our… [more]

I Feel the Need, the Need to Lead
I Feel the Need, the Need to Lead

The word “leader” means so many different things to so many different people.  Tony Robbins writes, “Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution. So, get over it and crush it!”  If you look the word up in the dictionary, you’ll… [more]

Transforming Lives & Restoring Communities: One Southwood Family’s Experience
Transforming Lives & Restoring Communities: One Southwood Family’s Experience

At the end of 2011, we moved into Lincoln Village with grandiose ideas of bringing the Gospel to the other residents and being a witness of Christian living. We were completely clueless about community development and how to engage our neighbors, but we knew that the Lord had brought… [more]

Moving Toward Shalom: Transforming Lives and Restoring Communities
Moving Toward Shalom: Transforming Lives and Restoring Communities

A friend of mine is a business owner and deacon at a large affluent church. A few years back he started looking around his community and was struck by the amount of economic disparity among his neighbors. At his church, he saw wealth, skills, and business connections. He asked, “How… [more]

Called to Equip The Saints
Called to Equip The Saints

Our annual Express Grace Conference is almost upon us again, and we want to encourage you to be a part of it. Why? Why do we make this kind of investment every year? It has everything to do with how we think about church.

Some people look at the church through the lens of the… [more]

January Parent Café
January Parent Café

Last year we started something new at Southwood called Parent Cafés. They were hands down some of my most favorite events of the year. At each Café, we discussed different topics that are struggles for most parents. We also shared meals and conversations as we discovered together… [more]

Express Grace: Kids Edition
Express Grace: Kids Edition

In Matthew 19, people brought their children to Jesus that he might lay hands on them and pray, but the disciples criticized them and turned them away. What Jesus said to them next was astonishing. He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom… [more]

Small View, Big King
Small View, Big King

Measuring the breadth of impact that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can have on the world is an impossible task. The beautiful thing about being a minister of this Gospel, especially when that ministry is to students, is that you can only minister in the context in which you have been placed.… [more]