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    Director of High-Life
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    High-Life Assistant Director
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    Administrative Assistant
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    Director of Children's Ministry
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    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
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  • Youth Parents Meeting

    Please join us for a youth parents meeting on August 28 at 4:00pm at the Lodge. This will be an informational meeting for middle and high school parents for the upcoming year and a great opportunity to meet Peter Render, the our Director of Youth and Families.

  • Men’s Retreat

    You don’t want to miss another relaxing and encouraging weekend at Desoto State Park on Lookout Mountain (September 16-17). Click here to sign up. Deadline for registration is September 02.


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God-Centered Joy | Will Spink
Luke: Good News of Great Joy for All People (3 of 50), Luke 1:39-56
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

A Postcard Late in Summer

The excitement of a new school year is building rapidly at the Spink home these days. Conversations about connecting with old and new friends, plans to purchase needed clothes or supplies, and agonizing over which activities to participate… [more]

Why Employment?
Why Employment?

Why Employment?
Jobs for Life: A Ministry of Reconciliation

Christians can quickly point to biblical commands to preach the gospel, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless. These ministries are a beautiful, important reflection… [more]

General Assembly 2016
General Assembly 2016

A Pastor Looks Back at General Assembly 2016
Key Issues That Impact All of Us

Not many Southwood members think of sitting through committee meetings and assembly meetings at the annual meeting of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) as a highlight… [more]

Leadership Training Class
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… [more]

Small Groups
Small Groups

Mixed Group
by Aaron Shaffer

My wife, Christen, and I have been married a little over a year now.  One of the things that was really important for us was getting into a couples’ small group.  We were really excited to be placed… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

The Work-Rest Rhythm

My childhood summers were spent largely at the baseball field; in fact, I may have done my summer reading with a ball in my hand and occasionally in the dugout! Most of those summer Saturdays consisted of three tournament games to… [more]

Would Daniel Boycott Target?
Would Daniel Boycott Target?

Would Daniel boycott Target? In light of current social media buzz about bathrooms and boycotts nearly every day lately, it’s an intriguing question, even if there’s no clear answer. As we’ve been studying through the book of Daniel on Sunday mornings, we’ve seen on the one… [more]

Jobs for Life: Getting Involved
Jobs for Life: Getting Involved

Jobs for Life is many things. It is a biblically based jobs preparedness program. It offers participants hope and dignity through a renewed understanding of work, and it offers the local church the opportunity to advocate for the jobless and underemployed in our community. However,… [more]

Not My Agenda
Not My Agenda

Not My Agenda
Summer Sunday School, Our Cultural Landscape, and Life in Two Kingdoms


“Did you see our neighbor’s yard sign?”
“I… [more]