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Operation Christmas Child 2017

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. ...

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The Upside Down

Jesus' Sermon on the Mount doesn't merely show the possibility that reality might be different than what it seems, He announces that it truly is. What will you do with that?...

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The Inauguration - Questions & Guide (Week 2)

Below is a selection from this week's Growth Group questions from Matthew 3:13-17 with some additional helps. If you enjoy this, please get connected into a Growth Group so you can share your thoughts, hear from others and apply God's Word into each others' lives....

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Prepare the Way - Questions & Guide (Week 1)

Sunday we began our look at the Gospel of Matthew, and this week we begin our Sermon based Growth Groups. Below is a selection from this week's Growth Group questions, with some additional helps. If you enjoy this, please get connected into a Growth Group so you can share your thoughts, hear from others and apply God's Word into each others' lives....

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King Jesus Coloring Contest

King Jesus Coloring Contest In conjunction with our Fall spiritual growth series in the Gospel of Matthew, South Shores Church is holding a coloring contest (4 actually) in order to get everyone (12 and up) involved. Here's how to enter and win!...

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KING JESUS: Overview of Matthew's Gospel

This week we begin our new spiritual growth series in the Gospel of Matthew, called KING JESUS. Anytime you start into a new book of the Bible it can be very helpful to look at some sort of introductory or overview piece that helps you know what are the main themes and unique elements of this book....

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You Are Free

Freedom is for everyone who wants it...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Be part of Christ’s love in action, today. And please pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s destruction. Thank you. Send Hope. Send Help. Send Relief....

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Looking into "the Depths" of Anxiety

A look at "the depths" that Christians struggling with anxiety disorders deal with on a daily basis, so that we can help take away the stigma of anxiety and bring grace and God's peace into each others' lives through a commitment to communicating the gospel in the ways that personally encourage and uplift one another....

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Responding to Charlottesville

How should Christians, and especially those with an Anglo-white background, respond to last weekend’s alt-right gathering in Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath? (Brief Response by Tim Keller)...

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I Trust God, but what if I'm Still Anxious?

Psalm 121 is a strong reminder of God as the source of our strength, our help, protector and provider. It's a comforting psalm, a reassuring psalm, but what if you still struggle with anxiety? What if you want to trust God, but find the hills around you too scary? What if any change in your life leads you to discomfort and overwhelming fear?...

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Jesus and the Journey to Joy

As Pastor Micah showed us from Psalm 126, joy is an important part of the Christian life. Jesus has not come to simply make us obedient or dutiful, but that our joy would be complete (John 15:11). But what is joy? How do we define it? How do we know it? And is the Christian's joy any different than the happiness we see of those in the world?...

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Backpack Drive 2017: The Results Are In!

For the fourth year South Shores Church partnered with the Laguna Niguel & Mission Viejo Family YMCAs to provide backpacks and school supplies for kids in need. On Monday, August 7 twenty two people met at South Shores Church in San Juan Capistrano and helped fill these backpacks with supplies... and love so they'll be ready for their new owners....

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Infertility, Prodigals & Abortion

Children are a valuable gift, but what about when the mere thought of children brings you intense pain? This post links to some great articles focused on the areas of infertility, difficult/rebellious children and the pain of abortion....

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How to Embrace Rest When Work Never Ends

Not only are we created to work for God's glory, but our gracious Father has built rest into our day (sleep) and our week (Sabbath). But what does that look like in our always-connected, digital age? Or with children?! And is it just for us?...

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100,000 Hours: 8 Aims for Your Work

100,000 hours. That's the typical amount of time that you will have doing "professional" work. And we want to have meaning in that work. We want to know that God is pleased with what we do. So what should drive your career path? How does what you do for your pay check coincide with what kind of fruit your life will produce?...

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Reflections & Resources on Work & Family

God cares about the work you do, paid or unpaid, in the workplace and at home; and through Christ He is able to transform your simplest endeavors into something meaningful and fruitful. The following is a collection of reflection questions and resources to continue the "work" conversation....

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Meeting God in the Psalms

A helpful resource for enriching your understanding of the psalms. These principles can help us as we seek to understand and apply the psalms to our lives. They are not a magical formula, however. We must approach the psalms with the understanding that we will meet our God there....

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Easter Week 2017

Come join us for a time focused on Jesus, celebrating the hope of His resurrection and the new life He offers. Easter Schedule:...

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Pastor Derick's Sabbatical

As Pastor Ty announced in church, he and our deacons have generously offered Pastor Derick the opportunity take a sabbatical from April 17 to July 15. After nearly 12 years of pastoral ministry with South Shores this is a very welcome development for my family and me, but I am sure that it brings up some questions for you......

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Why the Evening Service is Ending

After 5 ½ years we have decided to end the Evening or “Remix” Service. This was not an easy decision, but I do believe it is a wise decision for the best of our church. This service has been a home for a small, yet vibrant and beautiful community of believers who have helped shape and grow me as a pastor. ...

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First All-Church Sunday in San Juan

On Sunday March 5, the Dana Point Campus congregation moved to San Juan and held its first combined services with great success....

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CVCS Says, "Welcome!"

Christopher Rutz, Head of Schools for Capistrano Valley Christian School, gives South Shores Church a welcome message for their first all-church Sunday in San Juan on their shared campus....

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First Week of All Church in San Juan

This Sunday marks the first of 100 Sundays where all our services, ministries, staff and people will be in our San Juan Campus while we renovate the Dana Point Campus. This will be a historic and fruitful chapter in the life of our church family! Let’s join the Lord in what He is doing ...

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20 Resolutions for Your Tongue

In a nut shell, James shows us the power of words (to direct or devastate), our inability to control them, and our only hope in the God who can change our hearts. At the end of the sermon I gave 4 steps for us to walk in so we can put this Scripture into practice....

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Handbook for an Active Faith

How can a series in James help us to live out our faith? What would that look like? What will this mean for our church?...

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Christmas Services

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at South Shores Church 2016. These are family friendly services celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ....

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Christmas at the Shores

Christmas at the Shores 2016 will be our 26th annual presentation. This year's theme is "Christmas Begins With Christ" and includes classic and traditional Christmas music with a meditation by Pastor Tyler S. Guy....

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YMCA Family Christmas Party

We are excited to partner with the YMCA and invite our community to join us for an evening to remember. Come for some good ol’ fashion family fun, making memories and sharing in what is most important.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 115:00 PM - 6:30 PMGROUP EXERCISE ROOM and KID ZONE Laguna Niguel Family YMCA29831 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 926  &nbs...

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Family Christmas Party

Family Christmas Party at South Shores Church, 2016. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or kid, Join us as we celebrate the humble birth of a baby laid in a simple manager that changed absolutely everything....

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Introducing: Growth Groups Wednesday Nights

Wednesday nights is a great opportunity for parents and kids! 6:30 - 8 PM Starting September 14....

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Camp E.L.K. Clean Up Day

Come support YMCA of Orange County’s new Camp E.L.K. where kids ages 8 -14 can unplug, connect with themselves, others and the outdoors! The YMCA invites us to assist in their campsite improvement projects Saturday, October 1st from 9:30am - 3:30 PM. ...

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Forgiven & Set Free

If you or someone you know has experienced abortion, the Pregnancy Resource Center in San Clemente is offering a 12-week confidential Bible Study, starting Tuesday, September 20th....

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Summer Movie Nights 2016

Join us on the football field at CVCS as we gather for fun, family-friendly movies projected on a big outdoor screen. Bring the kids, the neighborhood, bring the whole community! It's going to be a blast. Friday Nights from July 8-29, 2016. Event Begins at 7:00 PM (Start getting your spot all ready with chairs and blankets) Movie will begin at dusk (aprox 8:15 PM). ...

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"Essentials for Babies" Drive 2016

Help Orange County families in need with the HomeAid OC Essentials Drive, now through Sunday, May 15. Drop off your donation of new, unused baby supplies at South Shores Church and help local families....

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Easter Week 2016

Whether it’s struggles at work, home or general hopelessness, it’s easy to be left living face down in the dark. This Easter you are invited to join us to discover the power of God that brings light into the darkness and commands us to RISE....

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The New South Shores APP

Take us with you wherever you go. Introducing the free new South Shores app. Available for Apple or Android devices. Download on the App Store or on Google Play....

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The Daniel Plan

This six-session, video-based study, by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman, is an innovative approach to a healthy lifestyle based on five essentials: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. The Daniel Plan gives individuals and small groups the encouragement and accountability needed to succeed. This study will encourage you to deepen your relationship wit...

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Homemade Christmas Party

Homemade Christmas Party at the Laguna Niguel Family YMCA Friday, December 12 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM FREE! We are excited to invite EVERYONE to join us for an evening to remember. With some good ol' fashion family fun, making memories and sharing in what is most important....

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is just around the corner and we want to be part of your family tradition! We have four different times and two different locations to choose from for your convenience. Make sure Christ is the main part of your Christmas celebration! (Each service is one hour in length)...

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Christmas at the Shores

25th Annual Christmas at the Shores Choir & Orchestra Concert Saturday, December 12 at 4:25 & 6:30 PM Sunday, December 13 at 2:55 & 5:00 PM Tickets are $10 (UPDATE: ALL SOLD OUT EXCEPT SATURDAY AT 6:30 PM) Dana Point Campus | Sanctuary Come early for parking....

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Inspired Videos

Throughout the Inspired Journey we have been finding incredible stories of faith and excitement over what God is doing at South Shores Church. Make sure that you catch them all and feel free to share them with others!...

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Inspired - Journey Guide

We've already passed out nearly all of the 1100 Journey Guides that we made and had specially printed for you, our church family! We hope that this will help you in your spiritual journey from dust to glory as you interact with God through the 30 day devotional, sermon notes, small group guide, prayer guide as well as catch the vision for the future of our church and your ...

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Jimmie Rodgers Patriotic Concert

Jimmie Rodgers Patriotic Concert with Chaplain Jimmie Linzy; Sunday November 8 at 3 PM at South Shores Church in Dana Point. No cost event....

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INSPIRED - From Dust to Glory - Vision Video

Sunday, September 13, Pastor Ty unveiled the theme and spoke to the vision behind our upcoming Spiritual Growth Journey. INSPIRED is a spiritual growth journey about opening ourselves to God's life-giving direction as He takes us from dust to glory. Click the video to watch....

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You did it again! #YMCABACKPACKS

We partnered with the YMCA to provide backpacks and school supplies for kids in need. Last year we had a goal of filling 100 backpacks and we filled 161. This year our goal was 200 backpacks and we filled ......

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Essentials for Young Lives Drive

We are partnering with the Orange County YMCA to collect diapers and other baby products for homeless mothers and babies around the county....

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Master Plan Receives Unanimous Support!

GIVE THANKS! - On Monday night, March 30th, the Dana Point Planning Commission joined the city staff recommendation and voted unanimously to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and to approve the South Shores Church Master Plan....

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Unleashing Hope

Underneath every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business is one factor: hope!...

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Easter Week 2015

There is a lot going on at South Shores Church this week for you to participate and celebrate the hope that we have in Christ!...

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Read the Bible in a Year

Some Bible reading plan and the distinctions of each of them from Justin Taylor's blog on The Gospel Coalition website....

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YMCA Homemade Christmas Party

We are excited to invite YMCA members, South Shores Church members and the community to join us for an evening to remember. With some good ol' fashion family fun, making memories and sharing in what is most important....

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Christmas at the Shores 2014

"Christmas at the Shores" is the annual Christmas concert held at South Shores Church. For the past 24 years Robert Perry and the 75 voice Sanctuary Choir perform four concerts for nearly 2,000 people. ...

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DP Planning Commission "Study Session" & Ways to Help

This is a very important time for our church family and we need your support and involvement. Continue reading to see how you can help....

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When Gravity Fails

The video and imagery of this series takes the approach of imagining a modern-day Jeremiah. A man who has seen a vision of destruction, but it hasn’t happened yet. And so now he is faced with making it known to people who cannot see it....

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Draft EIR is now public

September 15, 2014 ”“ The City of Dana Point has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) of the South Shores Church (SSC) Master Plan Design making it available for public review and comment for the next 45 days. After this public review process closes on October 30, 2014, the city will review and respond to all comments made during the public review peri...

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161 Backpacks for YMCA!

We partnered with the YMCA to provide backpacks and school supplies for kids in need....

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SERVE Resources

Tools to encourage and equip you for service...

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WORSHIP Resources

Tools to encourage and equip you for Worship...

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YMCA Backpack Drive

South Shores Church is proud to partner with YMCA of Orange County in Laguna Niguel to provide backpacks for their school supplies drive....

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SHARE Resources (Evangelism)

Tools to Encourage and Equip you for Evangelism...

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Soles 4 Souls

Shoes for the children of Costa Rica...

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No Better Time Than Now - Psalms 98 - Mike & Nancy Helm

Mike and Nancy Helm share their experience through the joining of the San Juan campus....

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No Better Time Than Now - Psalm 100 - BJ Schlapper

BJ shares how she is thankful even through harrowing circumstances....

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No Better Time Than Now - Psalm 90 - Kohlhagens

GG and Linda Kohlhagen share with us some of their experience serving at South Shores and trusting in God as they raise their boys....

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No Better Time Than Now

Summer has come to South Shores Church and we are starting a new series in the book of Psalms called No Better Time than Now....

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No Better Time Than Now (Intro Video)

In the psalms the finite encounters Infinite. Limited approaches the Limitless. We are reminded of our days, which pass away, and our years, which end too quickly all while staring up at the One who contains all eternity in His grasp. So, what shall we do? Psalm 90:12, our theme verse, says, “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Notice time...

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Expecting

It's Christmas Eve and a mother and her two children are expecting someone to arrive......

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For the Glory of His Name

Praising God in Everything....

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The God Who Gives

God gives us sunshine and rain to make plants grow, takes care of the needs of the birds and all animals, He gives us the goodness of relationships with friends and family... but most of all, God gave us Jesus, and Jesus gave His life for us... The God Who Gives....

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God on the Move

God has been on the move in the church and is still today at South Shores....

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Be Amazed

Be Amazed! Recapture the Wonder of Christmas...

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Come & See

The psalms exemplify a "Come & See" attitude about what God has done. How will you tell the world?...

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Uncovered

Our teaching series, "Uncovered: Digging Through the Prayer of God's People," takes the approach of an archaeologist digging down layer by layer to reveal the different periods of time and the people who lived there....

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The Light Shines

IN THE DARK: the game of ordinary tasks made extraordinarily difficult, because just before they start, we turn off the lights....

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Jesus Loves the Church

Jesus loves the church... and so do I!...

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Before the Face of God

South Shores Church is focusing on cultivating a life of worship ”" in our lives, in our church family, and in our community. The goal is for each of us to grow as worshippers ”" Cultivating a life where God and His Word are at the center, while expanding our worship into a lifestyle that brings glory to God in all circumstances and situations....

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The Finish Line

Ever reach a point that seemed like the end? Washed up. Worn out. No where else to turn. Nothing left to do. Does it have to be the end?...

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The Red Line

The Journey through crisis comes alive in the stories of 6 individuals in our church who saw Jesus carry them through crisis. The lessons for each of us are life transforming, as we learn to let Jesus take us through The Red Line....

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Give Your Christmas Roots

The very first Christmas occurred with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago,... but that wasn't the beginning of this Christmas plan. To understand the full significance of Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection we need to look at the ROOTS; we need to look to the Old Testament to see what it has to say about Jesus....

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The Nehemiah Project

South Shores Church is taking on a project... The Nehemiah Project. Studying the book of Nehemiah....

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Alright, Hand it Over

A new series at South Shores Church centered on a security guard named, "Bub" and his adventures with various travelers at the Fictitious Airport International (FAX). Sometimes before you can board the plane, you just gotta 'hand it over.'...

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Sticky Situations

Some days are just a little sticky......

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FOCUS

6-part series for South Shores Church discussing "Focus."...

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The Life Between

Stories of day to day life...

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The Christmas Question

“The Christmas Question” is a title we came up with, not because there is only one question you’ll have to answer this season, but during this time it reminds us that there is one question that truly matters above all else. “What will you do with Jesus?”...

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Not a Fan

Stories from the lives of South Shores Church, who are not a fan of religion, but are a follower of Jesus....

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Hey Christian! Be Christian.

The goal of this teaching series is to remind us that it is more than just calling ourselves Christians; we have to live it out....

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