SOUTHSIDE UNIVERSITY (Summer/Fall 2021)

Southside University transforms our Sunday evening worship hour into an exciting opportunity for you and your family members to sign up for a variety of Bible study courses. We have courses for anyone, for men, for women, for teenagers, for children, for preschoolers, and we offer a nursery service. Read the desciptions of this semester's courses below.

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Marks of a Disciple: Six Measurements for Growth, by Dean Inserra
This class is for anyone. This class is led by Bro. Deek Dubberly.

 Every Christian—regardless of age, demographic, or background—is designed by God to grow in faith. But many of us don’t know what growth looks like. How do we even know we’re growing? In Marks of a Disciple, pastor Dean Inserra examines six measurements to help us see whether or not we’re developing spiritually. This is not a checklist or a punch card, but rather a group of traits distilled from Scripture that should be evident in the life of a follower of Jesus. As we pursue these markers, our faith can flourish the way God intended. 

No More Excuse: Be the Man God Made You to Be, by Tony Evans
This class is for men. It is led by Mr. Shawn Rowland.

Sometimes circumstances in life make it difficult for men to be all God wants them to be. But Tony Evans urges men to stop looking at their circumstances as excuses and instead to see them as challenges and opportunities for success. b.   

Exploring examples of men of God throughout the Bible, this study will challenge you to lay down your excuses, stop compromising, and fight to be a man of character and commitment. Despite your setbacks, failures, and pressures, you can still find purpose, meaning, and direction in life and become the man God has called you to be. 

Mom Set Free: Good News for Moms Who Are Tired of Trying to Be Good Enough, by Jeannie Cunnion
This is one of two classes we are offering for women. This class is led by Mrs. Lauren Dubberly.

When it comes to their children, parents feel constant pressure to get everything right. They face overwhelming moments of weakness when they believe they're doing it all wrong or feel like they're not enough--leaving them with a constant fear that their kids won't turn out the way they hoped, or worse, have already turned out badly.

Jeannie Cunnion is here to tell you that the pressure is off. Mom Set Free is an invitation to parents to stop worrying about the minor details and embrace God's role in their child's life. This isn't an excuse to be a lousy parent, but instead offers a chance to focus on your relationship with God and what he has asked of you.

This book is a long overdue permission slip for parents everywhere to stop ceaselessly trying to be perfect and trust God with the children He has entrusted to them, and learn to reflect His grace in the everyday moments of parenting. 

How Much More: Discovering God’s Extravagant Love in Unexpected Places, by Lisa Harper
This class is the second of two classes we're offering for women. This class is led by Mrs. Erica Solomon.

Maybe your head knows that God is always good, but your heart’s not so sure. Or perhaps while reading Scripture, you’ve wondered if our Creator Redeemer went through a personality change—from strictly enforcing the rules in the Old Testament to loving the outcast in the New.

In this 7-session Bible study, you’ll discover divine love in the often overlooked and misunderstood passages. And you’ll be delighted to find that Jehovah of the Old Testament is the same redemptive and compassionate God we see through Jesus Christ in the New Testament. He has always been and will always be for us! 

Ephesians: Your Identity in Christ, by Tony Merida
This class is for teenagers 6th-12th grade. This class is led by Bro. Josh Horton.

 Although Ephesians is one of the New Testament’s shortest in terms of word count — only 6 chapters and 155 verses — it is perhaps its most applicable to today’s culture. In addition to the divine beauty and power we find in Ephesians, this epistle also provides Paul’s most direct address about the life that emerges from a disciple of Jesus. In this epistle Paul conveys his pastoral heart for the Ephesian believers by focusing upon who they are in Christ as it relates to their struggles, their new life, community, pursuits of unity and holiness, and how to engage life’s challenges. Perhaps the most contemporary book in the New Testament, Ephesians and this study by Tony Merida offers very practical answers to basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ. This study will help students better understand the importance of finding identity in Christ, and will help students better understand the relationship between our spiritual adoption and our daily lifestyle. 

Jesus Fixed It: Jesus’ Amazing Miracles
This class is for children ages 2-4. This class is led by Mrs. Candice Purvis.

Every single person has done or said bad things.  These bad things - like lying, disobeying our parents, or saying mean things - are called “sin”.  Sin keeps us from being close to God.  In this series, kids will examine the 7 miracles of Jesus recorded in the book of John – as well as the resurrection – to understand that: Jesus came to “fix it”. Jesus came to fix our damaged relationship with God so that we can be with God forever in heaven. 

The Gospel Project for Younger Kids – Volume 1 From Creation to Chaos, by Lifeway Kids
This class will be divided into two groups, a younger group (K-2nd gd) and an older group (3rd-5th gd). The younger group will be led by Ms. Tina Maisonet & Mrs. Linda Creech. The older group will be led Mr. Jamie & Mrs. Kylie Smith.

Kids will learn that in the beginning, God created everything for His glory and our good. When sin entered the world in the Garden of Eden and spread to people, creation appeared to be ruined. But as God established a covenant with Abraham, He proved that nothing is outside of His plan or control to redeem His creation from sin.

Church Nursery
This is for our smallest and most precious church family members--newborns and young toddlers. This service is led and coordinated by Ms. Dana Wildes.

We have a clean, safe, and state-of-the-art nursery wing staffed with wonderful volunteers. We look forward to taking care of your children while you participate in one of our Southside University courses.

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