God is generous to us, providing family, friends, sunsets, the ability to make a difference, and much more. Ultimately,God even gave us his son, Jesus so that we can have life to the full and everlasting! Generosity is a core value at SouthPark Church. Since we are created in God’s image - and since God is a big giver - it is in our DNA to be generous. We give back to God with our time and our financial resources.
My hope is that you will consider doing three things:
1. Give financially to support the SPC ministries
2. Serve God in at least one area within the church
3. Serve God in your everyday life outside of SPC
If you are currently serving in a SPC ministry, thank you! Please continue doing so in 2020. If you are not yet involved in one of our ministries, or if you are looking to expand your service at SPC, I ask you to consider the ministries listed below. These are the key areas which need additional help heading into 2020, as we look forward to moving into our new campus!
It is a privilege to give and to serve alongside you. Thank you for being part of our efforts to help people discover life to the full in Jesus and for being a part of SouthPark Church!
Needs for 2020:
SetUp & Tear Down
Sunday worship relies on the early arrival of teams to help set up the theater for worship as well as those who stay late to help tear down. There are jobs & commitment types for everyone!
Children from birth up to grade 5 and students grades 6-12 meet every Sunday, and volunteers make it happen. These ministries focus on relationships with an emphasis on fun!
There are several opportunities within our hospitality teams at both services. if you’re a “people person”, then we’d love to talk to you. help others feel welcome at church!
You can help others by providing the words, pictures and lyrics on the screen for everyone to see. No matter your music preference, we’d love to have you help lead worship with us!
Help refugees receive produce and feed their families! We'll assist parking and greeting clients as they arrive for distribution of produce and fish. Some can help in the kitchen to serve a lunch to all the clients. This is an excellent way to meet people from different parts of the world that have arrived in Charlotte on a refugee status to begin the process of permanent citizenship. Let's make a difference in the lives of families! Sign-up below to register.
Volunteers will go to Refugee Support Center at 3601 Central Avenue, Charlotte. Click here to get directions.
Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Bear Tea held at the Billy Graham Library! All families are invited to join us for warm drinks as we turn on the fireplace and gather together for this winter-themed event. We'll include delicious treats, entertainment and a plush stuffed animal for the children to take home. Space is limited as we've already purchased tickets, so let us know who is coming by January 30th. Questions? Reach out to our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Jenni McKeown. Sign up below!
These Study-Based Small Groups will begin in January/early February. These groups will meet for about 10 weeks. There are three Study-Based Groups this winter to choose from. Are you looking for another kind of group to belong to? Check out our LIFE Groups and Sunday School classes here.
There are over 2,350 verses in theBible that address everything you need to know about handling money. Crown Financial Ministries is a 10-week, in-depth study of what scripture teaches about money. Some of the subjects covered are debt, spending, earning, saving, investing, giving, and teaching our children how to handle money. There are four requirements for participation in this study:
1. Memorize one assigned scripture each week.
2. Pray daily for each member of your group.
3. Attend a minimum of 8 of the 10 classes.
4. Complete weekly homework assignments
The cost is $30 per individual and includes the cost of The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible and How You can Avoid Them and Do Well - Crown Biblical Financial Study Manual. The study requires approximately two hours of preparation outside class. It is recommended that married couples take the class together.
Begins Sunday, January 27.
Facilitators: Stuart and Laura Shirey
Sundays from 4- 6pm at the home of the Shireys
God is a foodie who wants to transform your supper into sacrament. This groundbreaking study provides a culinary exploration ofScripture. Author and presenter, Margaret Feinberg, goes on a remarkable journey to unearth God's perspective on food. With each visit, Margaret asks, "How do you read these Scriptures, not as theologians, but in light of what you do every day?" Their answers will forever change the way you read the Bible -and approach every meal. Perhaps God's focus on food is meant to do more than satisfy our stomachs. It's meant to heal our souls, as we learn to taste and see the goodness of God together.
Facilitator: Mayreese Koraly
Sundays at 4 pm – location TBD
You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly. It’s as if they shift or move on just as you begin to figure them out. It can make the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming.
The Phase Project synthesizes personal experience, academic research, and hours of focus groups with leaders to provide parents with exactly what they need to make the most of each phase in their kid’s life. This group will help you discover what’s changing about your kid over the next 52 weeks, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase.
Facilitator: Jolinda Boelkins
Sundays at 4 pm – location TBD
Our annual ski trip is upon us! Spots are limited for this fun weekend getaway for grades 6-12. Sign up below now to save your spot!
The Land of Israel is considered holy because of its association with the birth, ministry, miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Sharing pictures, insights, and memories from their recent trip to Israel, our own Jan & Bob Cope will take us on a virtual journey through this sacred land where Jesus walked. Please join us as we welcome back the Copes for this special program. You will be blessed! Invite a friend so they can be blessed too! Make your reservation below or call the Church office at 704-366-9166. So we can notify the caterer by her requested day, please respond by Thurs. Nov. 8. This event will be held at one of our partnering churches, South Park Christian Church, located at 6650 Park S Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210. The cost of lunch is $7 to be paid upon arrival.
Join SouthPark Church, CharlotteONE and Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas for a fun day in the park with the families RSS serves. We are partnering with ‘Refugee Support Services’ which helps newly-arrived refugees make Charlotte their new home. Their mission is to facilitate programs and intercultural relationships that promote refugee self-sufficiency and enrich our community. Anticipate meeting young professionals from CharlotteONE, new friends from all over the world and a fun day with food and games. CharlotteONE will bring the games and SouthPark Church is responsible for bringing the food. Sign-up to bring food or to simply come and be a friendly face. We can't wait for this fun day with you! Plan to arrive early so we can be there to welcome our refugee friends. Questions? Email Cheryl here.
You've seen the outside, now come see the inside! We shared exterior images of the new campus at a recent town hall. We now invite you to join us at an upcoming “Inside Look” to see the interior renderings and to hear about how we will raise the necessary funds through a capital campaign. We will eat and have fun together. You will not be asked to turn in a commitment card at the Inside Look events, the purpose is to share information. If you come to any special event at SouthPark Church this year, make it the Inside Look. We are offering to help with child care, please email Jenni at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details.
There are three Inside Look options to choose from, each offering free food & drink:
· September 26, 7-9:30 PM, Supper at the Hampton Inn, Phillips Place (FULL)
· September 29, 9:30 AM – Noon, Brunch at Maggiano’s, 4400 Sharon Road
· September 30, 4 – 6:30 PM, Light snacks at the Hampton Inn, Phillips Place
Please RSVP below which event you will be attending by September 16. Seating is limited, please RSVP for every family member attending. You can refresh the page once you've RSVP'd to make additional responses.
Students grades 6-12 are headed to Carolina Beach for our annual Beach Trip October 19-21! Students can expect a fun weekend with free time at the beach and daily devotionals. We'll depart Friday afternoon right after school and will return Sunday evening. Cost is $110 per student & includes t-shirt, travel, two nights on an oceanfront property and all meals. Register below!
Next Steps is our special event for you to find out more about SouthPark Church. When you attend Next Steps, you'll get to meet with Pastor Kyle and Pastor Nancy over appetizers and discuss what your next step with SouthPark Church could look like. Whether you're wanting to explore what it means to be a follow of Jesus at SouthPark Church, or just wondering what the church is all about, this is a great event for you. We'll meet Sunday, October 28 from 4:00-5:30 pm at Rusty Bucket, 4810 Ashley Park Lane. Life is a journey... come find out about what your next step could be!
Our Outreach Ministry strives to make disciples of Jesus Christ through selfless service in our community, nation and the world. Locally, we focus on Pinewood Elementary's students and teachers. SouthPark Church is partnering with Upstream Restaurant in Phillips Place to support the school as they begin a new school year. Pinewood will receive 15% of all brunch proceeds for those that identify themselves as SouthPark Church. This is only happening on September 9th! Sign-up below and let us know you're coming. We will have tickets in the lobby on Sundays that you can pick up to help you identify to your waiter that you'd like 15% of your bill to go towards supporting Pinewood.
Registration for Fall Small Groups is officially open! Read about the different study-based groups and register below. You can also register in the lobby on Sunday August 19th & 26th. Looking for a long-term group to join? We call those LIFE Groups and you can find those here.
Your Body Is a Temple
Tuesdays at 7 pm at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church. (10 weeks)
Facilitators - J and Kasey Chmelik
Explore the connection of the lifestyle choices we make each day to scripture, the Christian faith and the SouthPark mission. This all-encompassing wellness program will cover areas of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends.
Moving with God
Tuesdays at 6:45 pm at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church. (ongoing)
Coordinators: Cheryl Besterman and Laura Shirey
Join this ongoing group of walkers and runners who combine study and movement to deepen their connection to God. Beginning in September they will begin reading and discussing the book, In His Image, by Jen Wilkins as they prepare for a 5K run in early December.
How People Change: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace –
Thursdays at 7 pm (begins on 8/30/18) at the home of Cathy Youngblood (13 weeks)
Facilitator: Cathy Youngblood
Experience true life change that comes from the Gospel. How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp will challenge and equip you to live out the gospel in your everyday life. You will grow in understanding the underlying motivations for your actions and learn specific, practical ways to change long-standing patterns of behavior – growing in love for God and for others.
Come help us give children grades 2-8 the amazing opportunity to be a part of the drama & music camp! We’re putting on a week of camp and we’d love your help to make it happen. The week of camp will include rehearsals for a musical to be performed the following Sunday, August 26th at 4:00pm. During the camp, children will be able to attend classes, such as introduction to guitar or piano for grades 2-5, or acting and set design for grades 6-8. The children will also learn songs and scripture that will stay with them for a lifetime. This year's musical is called, "The Big Inning" and is baseball themed. The spiritual lesson is that the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11) were just regular people, but they had faith in God, so God used them to do amazing things. Register to help us make camp happen and make a difference in a child’s life this summer!
Ayúdenos a darle a los estudiantes de 2ndo – 8vo grado la magnífica oportunidad de participar en el Campamento de Música y Drama! Estamos ofreciendo una semana de campamento, y necesitamos su ayuda para llevarlo a cabo. La semana de campamento incluirá ensayos para una obra de drama musical que se presentará el domingo 26 de agosto a las 4:00 PM, además de clases como guitarra o piano para estudianes de 2do-5to grado, y actuación y diseño de escenario para los estudiantes de 6to-8vo grado. También aprenderán canciones y pasajes bíblicos que sin duda permanecerán con ellos por el resto de sus vidas. La obra que se presentará se llama “In the Big Inning” (En el Gran Inning), con tema de beisbol. La lección espiritual se basa sobre los grandes héroes de la fe (Hebreos 11) que eran personas normales, pero mostraban fe en Dios, por lo cual fueron usados para hacer grandes cosas en Su nombre. Inscríbase para ayudarnos a llevar a cabo este campamento y sea de bendición en la vida de un niño este verano!
Give your child grade 2-8 the amazing opportunity to be a part of the drama & music camp! The week of camp will include rehearsals for a musical to be performed the following Sunday, August 26th at 4:00pm. During the camp, your child will be able to attend classes, such as introduction to guitar or piano for grades 2-5, or acting and set design for grades 6-8. The children will also learn songs and scripture that will stay with them for a lifetime. This year's musical is called, "The Big Inning" and is baseball themed. The spiritual lesson is that the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11) were just regular people, but they had faith in God, so God used them to do amazing things. Register your child below!
Aproveche darle a sus hijos de 2ndo – 8vo grado la magnífica oportunidad de participar en el Campamento de Música y Drama! La semana de campamento incluirá ensayos para una obra de drama musical que se presentará el domingo 26 de agosto a las 4:00 PM, además de clases como guitarra o piano para estudianes de 2do-5to grado, y actuación y diseño de escenario para los estudiantes de 6to-8vo grado. También aprenderán canciones y pasajes bíblicos que sin duda permanecerán con ellos por el resto de sus vidas. La obra que se presentará se llama “In the Big Inning” (En el Gran Inning), con tema de beisbol. La lección espiritual se basa sobre los grandes héroes de la fe (Hebreos 11) que eran personas normales, pero mostraban fe en Dios, por lo cual fueron usados para hacer grandes cosas en Su nombre. Inscriba a sus hijos a continuación.