Southside is a body of believers on a journey. Our beginnings were humble when in 1939, a handful of men, women and children stepped out in faith. Their spiritual pilgrimage continues today in a transitional, every-changing city with a diversity of lives captivated by the love of Jesus Christ for a hurting world.
There is only one. He reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit each distinctly different in personality, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
The one and only Son of God, he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died a criminal’s death, so that we may be redeemed from sin, then, arose from the grave and ascended into Heaven. We wait for the day when Christ will return again.
The Spirit of God, fully divine. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
Salvation is the redemption of the whole man. It is a gift offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. Once the gift is accepted, it can't be taken away.
True and perfect, without error, it was written by human authors through the divine guidance of The Holy Spirit. It is our instruction manual for life. It is our supreme and final authority.
We believe that the church is the body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is a public profession of a personal relationship with Christ.
HEAVEN AND HELL
Heaven and Hell are literal places. Those who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell. Those who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.