ALAN HIRSCH

Southview's Discipleship Pathway

Our mission here at Southview is “to lead as many as possible to passionately follow Jesus.”

The local church is the primary place that God intends to make and form disciples. We desire to see the Kingdom of God bringing transformation, renewal and life to our lives and our world.

So as we look to these coming years and our mission as a church, we know we need to come together more than ever in our journey of following Jesus and learn from each other on how to grow as disciples who make disciples.

With that – we are over the coming years going to be intentionally creating environments to help us move deeper in Christ and grow our skills in leading others to passionately follow Jesus. This isn’t just another program for us to attend, it is a way of life.

God is not interested in creating an audience; he wants participants. Here at Southview, we desire to create a culture of discipleship, and so we are calling on everybody to participate. We want to get all our people (kids, youth, adults, seniors) involved in the mission of building up the body of Christ.

This is about legacy… and it starts with you and me.

Upcoming Events

SUNDAY – April 14, 2024 | Core Practice of “Serve”

5:00pm to 7:15pm

Join us for fellowship and learning.  All children are welcome and will have their own classes to attend.

Everyone will start out together with a dinner at 5pm.

Registration will begin on Realm in March!

Past Events

When available, video and booklets will be on our media site.

January 28, 2024: Sabbath – We gathered together to explore the essence of Sabbath – being in a place of rest to worship. 

September 17, 2023: Core Practice of Meet – We gathered to learn how to pursue life together through intentional involvement in each other’s lives.

April 19, 2023: Apostles’ Creed – We gathered together to look at the creedal tenants of our faith through the words of the Apostles’ Creed and gain an understanding of why the Creed is important within the Body of Christ. Unfortunately, we had technical difficulties and a video is not available. If you would like the booklets, please request at the church office.

January 11, 2023: Core Practice of Tell – We joined together in learning what it means to be a witness and unpack some of the do’s and don’ts of living out our faith. Video not available on our media site at this time.

Our First Year Events

September 14 & 21, 2022 | “How to Read Your Bible”

We joined together in learning about Bible genre, translations, context, narrative and inspiration.

April 6, 2022 | “Communion”

Do we really understand the meaning and significance behind Jesus’ command to “Take and eat”? Is it more than just remembering? Is it necessary to partake of it in community as a body of believers? Is there a future aspect that this ordinance points us toward? 

A great resource to watch is from our sermon series on “The Final 24” from March 12, 2022. 

December 8, 2021 | “The Spiritual Habit of Prayer”

What is prayer? Prayer is as simple as talking to God. But it can also be more than that. It can be a powerful encounter, when as the Psalmist says, “deep calls to deep.” What is this kind of prayer experience? How can we grow and expand our prayer life beyond a simple flow of consciousness?

September 15 & 22, 2021 | “The Big God Story”

The local church is the primary place that God intends to make and form disciples. We desire to see the Kingdom of God bringing transformation, renewal of life to our lives and our world. So, as we look to these coming years and our mission as church we know we need to come together more than ever in our journey of following Jesus and learn from each other on how to grow as disciples who make disciples. Over the coming years we are intentionally creating environments to help us move deeper in Christ and grow our skills in leading other to passionately follow Jesus.

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Additional Video Elements are from The BibleProject. The BibleProject is the author and owner of those videos. To see their full library of free content, please visit their website.

Books

Gospel & Kingdom – Graeme Goldsworthy
Even Better Than Eden – Nancy Guthrie
The God Who Is There – D.A. Carson
Women of the Word – Jen Wilkin
The Jesus Storybook Bible – Sally Lloyd-Jones
30 Days to Understanding the Bible – Max Anders
Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World – Andy Stanley
Covenant & Kingdom – Mike Breen
One to One – David Helm
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart
The Art of Biblical Narrative – Robert Alter
The Big God Story – Michelle Anthony

Media

RightNow Media – Sign up for a free account with Southview
Homefront Magazine – New Life Church (Michelle Anthony) Download free issues by providing your email.

Looking Ahead

As we map out what the next couple years will look like for discipleship at Southview, we encourage you to review this Powerpoint presentation from Sam Seifert. This is our runway as we forge ahead.

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