Christmas at South Hills - Hope

Christmas is supposed to be the best time of year. We place such enormous expectations on the Holiday season to fill our lives with the hope, peace, joy, and love we’re longing for. But, what if things don’t go according to plan, and you’re not where you want to be, and people don’t do what you want them to do, and you don’t get what you asked for? These are the questions the Christmas story confronts. Jesus’ birth radically reframed for humanity where hope, peace, joy, and love truly come from and how we go about experiencing them. What if Christmas isn’t what you thought it was, what if it’s something so much bigger and better?

TPPFIP - Job Training

Those who give most freely [get to] live most fully (let that sink in for a minute). This is the secret access to The Good Life (that’s not so secret). If this is true, then the Not-So-Good Life principle would be: those who give most stingily get to live most scarcely. So, then, how you give correlates to the life you [get to] live. This week, we investigate where we are giving and ask: Is it building The Good Life as God defines it?

The Perfect Place For Imperfect People

We’re all looking for people and places that are positive, encouraging, life-giving, and accepting of us regardless of where we’ve been and what we’ve done. But where do we find these kinds of places? There never seem to be enough. What if instead of finding a place like that, you wanted to form a place like that? How would you do that? What would it take? And once you found out, would you think it’s worth the effort?

Family Month - Peace IS Possible

Why is it easier to solve someone else’s relational issues than our own? You know how it goes: You are an expert at what other people need to do but it gets complicated and cloudy when it comes to your own path. And, what is the cost of our unresolved relational issues? Answer: Peace. We were designed to be at peace within our relationships. But, how do we get there? You might be surprised to discover one biblical author’s teaching for the path to peace…

Family Month - Tell Me More

We all want to have happy, healthy, life-giving families. But how do we get there? How can we stop comparing ourselves to the lives we imagine everyone else is living, and instead focus on becoming the best family we can be? What would that look like? How would you even start that conversation? We’re going to tell you. And we believe what you’ll learn in these 4 short weeks just might change the course of your family forever.

LWYL - Come & See

It’s amazing how so many of our significant life experiences can be traced back to a simple invitation. A lunch lead to a friendship, which lead to pursuing a career that connected you to the person that is now your spouse…is not an uncommon story. But, it all started with a simple invitation. Interestingly, the way Jesus intersects our lives—and the lives of others—is not much different. The tension? What if the invitation was never extended? Tune in to discover how your invitation is a lot more impactful than maybe even imagined.

LWYL - Purposefully Placed

Ever struggle to see the purpose in where you feel placed? It could be a job, a relationship, a city, or a season, that has struggling to see its purpose for our life. Here’s the thing, though: If you want to love where you live, we must be able to find purpose in where we’re placed. Fortunately, there’s a great story in the scriptures that can help us find purpose where God has placed us. Tune in…

LWYL - Think BIG. ACT small.

Somebody should do something about that…” How many of us have thought or uttered these words? Whether it’s the dishes in the sink, a need at the church, or a humanitarian issue, many of us hope somebody steps up. And, we have our reasons for staying on the side lines. But, what if God is asking us to Think BIG but ACT small in addressing the challenges around us? You might be surprised what God can do with small acts of obedience.

Love Where You Live - Commit To Community

You may have an idea of where you’d love to live, but a lot of us struggle to love where we live. We imagine taking more responsibility if (and when) we find the perfect community. It’s something we think about doing in the future somewhere else, not in the unimpressive here and now. But what if we decided to do things differently? What if we decided to invest the best of who we are into the people, places & problems we’re living in the midst of right now?

Vision Sunday - Pt2 - Mind The Gap

If you've ever been to London and rode subway, then you've heard the voice and seen the sign: "Mind The Gap".  It's a helpful reminder to watch your step as you move from the platform to the train.  It's also helpful in life as many of us want to move from where we are to where God is calling us to be.  But, that "Gap" between those two places in our lives is often scary to cross.  Tune in this week as we explore what it could look like to "Mind The Gap" and get to where we want to be.

I AM - The True Vine

Nobody likes dealing with identity theft issues.  You know the drill; there's a questionable charge, followed by phone calls, and then months later it gets resolved (hopefully).  Identity issues are just disorienting and disruptive.  But, here's the irony: Jesus want to disrupt and disorient our (perceived) identity because who you are determines who you'll be.  Don't worry, you don't have to make any phone calls.  Just tune in...

I AM - The Way, The Truth, & The Life

For many of us, we know WHERE we want to go, but often struggle finding the WAY there.  In college, we know we want to graduate.  In relationships, we know what we want (at least some of time).  For work, we know we want to do something we love.  And, even in our spiritual lives, we want joy, peace, hope, faith, love, etc.  The challenge isn't knowing what we want, it's finding the way to get there.  But, what if we have it backwards?  What if we focused on the WAY, rather than the WHERE, to get us there?  In today's episode, Jesus teaches, 'If you know the way, then you'll always be able to find your way.'

I AM - The Resurrection + The Life

When was a time you gained something by giving up another?  A healthy lifestyle for that sweets craving?  Financial freedom for going into debt?  A Mongoose Menace BMX bike for a pair of Air Jordan 11's?  Ironically, the same is true in our lives of faith.  But, the surprising thing is what God asks us to give up in order to gain something much, much better.  Tune in to discover God's offer for you...

I AM - The Good Shepherd

Retirement savings.  Eating kale.  That exercise bike in the garage.  What do they have in common?  These are all things we hope will pay off someday!  But, what about when it comes to our lives?  Where are we investing our lives, believing it will pay off someday?  In this week's message, Jesus teaches us about a worthwhile investment and how it will also make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of others.

I AM - The Gate [To Life]

For many of us, we are searching for 'The Good Life.'  Philosophers define it as, 'the kind of life one would like to live.'  You know, the lives we see depicted on social media platforms, right?  But, what is the good life and how do we access it?  One way many of us attempt to access it is by trying to choose the right gate.  The thought goes, 'If I can pick the right gate—the right school, right person, right job, right beliefs, etc.—then it will lead me to the good life.'  The challenge is...these "gates" don't lead us to the good life.  So, how do we access it?  Tune in to discover the one gate that leads to the good life.

I AM - The Light Of The World

Ever been in the dark about something?  You thought you knew something, but then discover...you really didn't know.  What about when it comes to God?  Have you ever felt in the dark about who God is and what God wants for your life?  Of course.  We all have.  That's why what Jesus says in The Gospel of John is so important for our lives.  So, tune in and get out of the dark...