Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. Some day He will return to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit, third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ. He also indwells all believers. He is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives, to understand spiritual truth, and to give them guidance in their daily lives. He gives all believers spiritual gifts with which to serve the church and reach out to a lost world.
Because of sin, all people deserve the judgment of God. However, God freely offers salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.
The Bible is God's unique revelation to all people. Under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, human authors wrote it. As originally given, it is the infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.
We believe that, without exception, every human being is a valuable person created by God in His image and thus possesses inherent dignity, and we are called to love and treat every person with genuine respect. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
The Universal Church:
All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines.
The Local Church: The local church is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission - reaching lost people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ.
People were created to exist forever. At the final judgment, we will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
COVID-19 has dramatically altered the way we function as a church. This update will give you details about what is and isn't happening at the moment.
Church Building and Office Hours
The church building is closed to the public and most staff are working from home. However, if you call the church Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, you will still reach our reception and staff is still meeting with people online for care. Don't hesitate to call if you have questions, concerns or needs.
Phone: (204) 326-9020
Weekend services and prayer summits
We are now livestreaming our weekend services every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM at mysouthland.com/live. If you happen to miss a service or would like to watch it again all livestreams can be found on our YouTube channel, YouTube.com/c/mysouthlandchurch.
Prayer Summits will be happening on Wednesday's beginning in May and will be livestreamed at mysouthland.com/live as well. Watch for information about times and dates.
You can reach care ministry by emailing email@example.com.
If you have a scheduled appointment with someone at Southland, please call them to find out how they would like to meet. If you would like to make an appointment to pray or talk to someone please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church.
The Distribution Centre is currently closed to the public and is not receiving any donations of any kind. However, if you are in need of a food hamper or assistance of another type, please email email@example.com or call the church and we will certainly help as we are able!
In general, if you have any questions about Kids, Middle School or High School Ministry you can call the church or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check out Family Ministries Instagram for lots of great resources and information. @southland.familyministries
Kids Ministry has moved online in the form of Kids Church Online every Sunday morning at 8:30 AM, and then on rerun until 11:00 AM. You can catch it at mysouthland.com/live.
Middle School Ministry
Middle School Ministry is online as well with Midweek On The Line on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM followed by online cell groups. If you would like more information about how to get into an MSM cell, just call the church or email families@ mysouthland.com.
High School Ministry
High School Ministry has moved their cell groups online. If you would like to get into an online cell please email HSMinistry@mysouthland.com. Also follow their Instagram for information about events such as Pursuit Online.
Bird River bible Camp
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel all camps for summer including our summer camp at Bird River, our LTA program and all day-camps. Refunds for campership fees are currently being processed, and all fundraising will be applied to next year's fees.
All cell groups have been moved online. To find out more information about how to get online with your group or to request joining a group please email email@example.com.
Our library is closed along with the building. If you have an overdue library book, the due date will be extended until we can meet back in the build.