• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding
  • Peter Render
    Director of High-Life
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • HeyDay! Candy Competition

    Classes of Kindergarten through 6th graders will compete for the most candy throughout the month of October. Last day to donate is October 23rd. Candy will be used by the Midway Carnival Games during HeyDay! On your mark, Get set, Go!

  • Harvest Hey Day

    Save the Date - October 23! Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of Inflatables, Midway Carnival games, food, and fellowship. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like further information.

  • Jr. High Retreat

    Mark your calendars! On October 28-30, Jr. High Retreat at Camp Skyline in Mentone, more information to come!


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  • Jr. High-LifeWed, Sep 28
    When: Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Jr. High (7-8 graders) weekly meeting in the Lodge. Join us for dinner (bring $3), game and time of teaching. Feel free to bring your friends!
  • Jr. High-Life Fall RetreatFri, Oct 28
    When: Friday, October 28 at 4:00pm
    Where: Camp Skyline in Mentone, AL

    Retreat weekend for our Jr. High students. More information to come!

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The Space Between | Peter Render
Luke: Good News of Great Joy for All People (7 of 50), Luke 2:39-52
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Family Ministry Moment
Family Ministry Moment

Empowering Families to Grow in Faith Together

Introducing, the Family Ministry Moment - a weekly post providing valuable resources to Southwood families for Spiritual Transformation!  Here, you will find some amazing discussions and support tools like podcasts,… [more]

Meet Angela Sierk
Meet Angela Sierk

For many of us, Angela is a familiar face in Children’s Ministry helping with our Kindergarten – 1st grade class, but it wasn’t until July 27 of this year that Southwood member Angela Sierk actually joined the staff, part-time, as Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry. This… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Christmas in September

Like many of you, I have sat in the Lodge, listened to James sing “That Spirit of Christmas” at the end of another Fa-La-Lodge performance, and thought, “Why can’t it remain all through the year?” Well, this year it can … in… [more]

Question and Answer
Question and Answer

What was your senior superlative in high school? And if one wasn’t bestowed upon you, what would it have been?
Ron: I can’t remember if I was bestowed with a senior superlative.  That was a really long time ago.  It might have been “Best… [more]

Spiritual Transformation
Spiritual Transformation

Ministry to children and their families is not about programs, or childcare or babysitting. It’s about a transformation of lives from the inside out. We as a church cannot be the only ones who take on this role of the spiritual transformation of children, instead it primarily belongs… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Thoughts for the Journey

Q: How can God command believers to “praise the Lord” even in difficult times? Do we just ignore the pain and tears? Is suffering actually good?  This all sounds so unrealistic.


I Stand Alone on the Word of God
I Stand Alone on the Word of God

“I Stand Alone on the Word of God”
Foundation for Youth Ministry

When the Lodge was being built in 2004, then youth pastor Ken Leggett gathered a group of students for a mission. Before the concrete was poured into the footers, the… [more]

Members Connecting with Members
Members Connecting with Members

Does Southwood have a softball team? How about a ministry in Research Park? Does Southwood serve in the local schools? How about taking beach retreats? Well, no, not exactly. But, on the other hand, a resounding YES!

While Southwood as a church does not formally organize, staff,… [more]

All That Is Fair: Just Say This
All That Is Fair: Just Say This

When Jesus was asked by his disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray…” his answer was what we now call the Lord’s Prayer.  Those of us who have been in or around church for most of our lives will doubtless be familiar with this prayer.  It is one of the few… [more]