the intersection of
church & community

The history and updates of the Love SouthPark Initiative


Having served the community for 50 years, the church felt led to love and to serve the ever-changing, dynamic SouthPark community in a more dynamic way. In order to do this, the church relaunched with a new name and a new mission. To use the property to its full potential, God instilled a vision in the congregation to give up the current iconic building and to take on the Love SouthPark initiative. Love SouthPark creates a place for the church and community to intersect, leading people into the rich life found in Jesus Christ. We are excited to partner with Childress Klein Properties, a leading developer in the southeast. Click here to watch an in-depth video about the project.

Take a Tour of the new campus

A TRULY unique development

To better serve and be more present in the SouthPark community, the congregation of Sharon United Methodist Church decided to not only change its name to SouthPark Church, but also tear down our iconic building. We have redeveloped our 7-acre property into a mixed-used development where people can live, work, shop, eat, enjoy the arts, and worship—where the church and community intersect. This has been a massive transformation for the SouthPark area and an expression of our belief that love transforms.
Thus we're called this project "The Love SouthPark Initiative".

A Virtual Walkthrough of our old Sharon Road campus

Even though God has moved us in a new direction, we're so thankful for the past that brought us here. Our iconic campus was a light in the SouthPark area for over 50 years. Through the use of technology, we were able to preserve a virtual tour of our old campus. Feel free to explore.

Walkthrough our old campus