• Will Spink
    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
  • Melissa Patterson
    Interim Administrative Director
  • Chad Townsley
    Associate Pastor / Director of High-Life
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Nancy McCreight
    Assistant Director of Children
  • Kim Delchamps
    Admin. Assistant Children/High-Life
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Jonathan Barnette
    Director of Communication
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • Jr. High-LifeWed, Sep 9
    When: Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    7-8 grade weekly gathering in the Lodge on Wednesday nights. Dinner (bring $3), games, music, teaching. Join us!
  • Sr. High-LifeSun, Sep 13
    When: Sunday, September 13 at 7:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    9th-12 grade weekly gathering in the Lodge on Sunday nights. Light snacks/desserts, games, music, teaching. Join us!

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Ephesians: Connected in Christ (21 of 26), Ephesians 6:1-4
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Relationships Matter

In our edition of Branches this past May, I wrote a brief description of a book I was planning to read during the summer months. I am proud to say that despite numerous youth trips, other church life events and two busy kids around my house,… [more]

On Mission Together
On Mission Together

A grassy field, a bandana, and a partner. That’s all you need to compete in the three-legged race. It has likely been a while since most of us ran, stumbled, and limped toward the finish line in this event, but the three-legged race still seems to show up at nearly every Field Day… [more]

Back to Sunday School
Back to Sunday School

More often than not, going back to school means children encountering new faces, new places and experiencing new ideas. For some, this can be an intimidating and scary process… but not here. Our goal in children’s ministry is to bring glory to God by developing relationships… [more]

Reflecting on Marriage
Reflecting on Marriage

Our Under 35 and 45-65 Sunday School groups are wrapping up a class on marriage based on a book by Tim Keller and taught by Alan Judge and Skeets Simonis. Two of the couples in the class—Lane and Emily Polak (married 2 years) and Ramsay and Elizabeth Nuwayhid (married 27 years)—share… [more]

Where Can You Fit In Jobs for Life?
Where Can You Fit In Jobs for Life?

You have heard me say 100 times that, as image bearers of God, human beings are relational, and when sin entered the world it broke all of those relationships. When we look for the root of poverty, we find that it lies in those very broken relationships, and true freedom from poverty… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

As school starts back up and we head into the fall season, the Session is looking forward to a full couple of months on the church calendar. There are many opportunities to develop deeper connections with each other and with Southwood in the days ahead, including many you can sign up… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Southwood and Race

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Southwood and race—not the .5K kind that is coming up later this month and for which I am feverishly training—but the more serious kind that has been in the news across the nation in recent days and… [more]

To Be A Girasole
To Be A Girasole

Girasoles (pronounced he-rah-so-lace) is the Spanish word for sunflower. It is also the namesake of the program for foster boys where Southwood recently sent a team of students and adult leaders to serve. Sunflowers, as you may know, follow the sun’s path throughout the day, taking… [more]

Why We Camp
Why We Camp

One Small Group’s Story

Someone in our small group once said, “This is like being in a youth group again, but now we can drive, have resources, and we make the rules!”

Our small group has really run with that youth group theme. Some of our events… [more]