Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I start?
You can start at Southview any way you wish, but here are a few steps you might consider (and these steps don’t have to be followed in any particular order):
1. Attend one of our Weekend Services
Newcomers are always welcome at Southview. You can feel free to just observe or to
enter in to the worship as we meet together.
2. Come to a Newcomers Open House
Each quarter we have an open-house at the home of Clyde and Jillian Glass. Clyde is our
senior pastor, and this very informal gathering is just a chance to meet others who are
new to Southview as well as some of our staff. You can feel free to just stop by or to
stay, eat and talk for a while.
3. Join in the Life at our Church
Every person brings something new to our church. You may bring a gift, a skill, or even
years of experience of your own personal journey of faith. Consider making Southview
your church home. We invite you to be one of the many who journey with us.
What are the weekend worship services like?
The focus of our services is celebrating the grace and truth of the living God. The service is structured to ensure you will never be put on the spot, singled out or embarrassed. To sit and only listen, even meditate and pray is very acceptable. Dress as you feel comfortable when you come.
Southview is supported by the offerings of its regular attendees, so if you are a visitor then the worship service is our gift to you.
How do I connect at Southview?
If you are looking to develop authentic and enduring relationships with others, then you may want to be part of one of our Small Groups. A small group is a group of 4-12 individuals that get together regularly to grow in friendship and walk with each other in learning how to follow Christ. There are new small groups that are forming all the time. In short, we’d like to have the kind of authentic community in Christ that can support and encourage our entire community, one life at a time.
Will it be of any benefit?
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whether you're just beginning to investigate Jesus Christ or you already have a mature relationship with him, we're here to help you take the next step spiritually and to offer you a place where you can be as involved as you choose.
So whether you're a spiritual seeker who's just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed follower of Jesus who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home at Southview.
Are there people like me?
Our congregation is diverse. We are a blend of singles, married couples, families with children, empty nesters, and seniors. The people of Southview have a variety of educational and vocational backgrounds, diverse income levels, as well as cultural and spiritual backgrounds. Our gatherings are places where all are welcome.
What is at the heart of Southview?
To learn more about Southview, please visit these pages:
Imagine a Place
About imago dei
Is imago dei a separate church from Southview?
No. It is a distinct worship service or gathering of Southview that meets at a second location. Southview is one church, with one mission, but two locations.
What does imago dei mean?
imago dei is a Latin term that means “image of God.”
Why form other gatherings?
imago dei was formed with the intention of creating an alternative worship gathering. The focus of imago dei is to create an open, intimate and authentic community of worship and fellowship that will draw people to Christ and encourage all to grow in reflecting the ‘image of God’. We are seeking to create a relaxed, alternative worship environment that flows into casual fellowship and interactive participation.
Who does the teaching at the service?
The teaching each week is the same content and by the same speaker as at our Evergreen location. At imago dei the teaching comes via HD video feed and is rear-projected in widescreen format.
When and where does imago dei meet?
imago dei meets Sundays at Glenmore Christian Academy at 10:30 a.m.