I’m Jason, and I serve Southway as an elder and the Lead Pastor. Please watch this video to give you a sense of who we are and what you can expect when you attend a weekend worship service. If there is a way we can serve you, please contact us; it’s our privilege to do so.
Please take just a few minutes to learn more about us:
Who We Are: Southway in Short
-We are evangelical.
We would be considered “conservative” in theology, while being “progressive” in methodology.
-We are a small-but growing church.
On average, we number between 130-150 people based on weekly worship gathering attendance.
-We are a church developing small groups.
To make it easier for people to connect (and you’d be surprised how hard it is even with our current size), we have a growing menu of small groups (community groups) where we live life together with God.
-We are a church for the cities.
We are right in between Pearland and Houston, and enjoy the fact that we are able to serve both communities. Furthermore, we are 10 minutes from Loop 610, and 10 minutes from Alvin. Currently, people from Pearland, Houston, Manvel and Alvin make up Southway. We are for the cities and love the cities.
-We are a multi-generational and multi-ethnic church.
We enjoy that we have members whose age ranges from 18-90+, in addition to enjoying people from
up to five different racial backgrounds (including Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Indian). We value our diversity in age and race!
-We are a community church.
Southway is glad to have a diverse representation of denominational heritage present during a typical Sunday gathering and smaller gatherings throughout the week. We have people from Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Pentecostal, Lutheran and assorted non-denominational backgrounds. No matter your previous background (or lack thereof) you’re welcome here at Southway.
-We are a mission-oriented church.
We are gladly involved in a number of global and local ventures to advance the Gospel in our world. Currently, Southway is involved in a missions-funding program called “Faith Promise,” in which we help support nearly 20 different missions/missionaries around the world. If Faith Promise was rolled into our General Budget, we would be giving around 15-20% of our total budget to missions. Further, Southway is establishing a network of local partnerships to be on mission locally as well as globally.
What to Expect: Your First Visit on Sunday
Southway is a welcoming community of people, and you’ll find that out as soon as you arrive on campus. We know that visiting a new place and new people can be more-than-a-little unnerving, so we’ve tried to make your first visit as smooth as possible.
WHERE TO GO:
From directional signage visible from the parking lot to the friendly folks who will greet you at the door all they way through the clearly marked areas of our worship center, we have tried to make navigation around our campus easy for you. We are available for any question you may have. So make sure you pick up a bulletin from one of our friendly greeters, grab a cup of coffee as you enter the lobby and worship center and enjoy your time with us!
If you have children from newborn-4 years old, you can rest easy; they will be well taken care of by our trained and great nursery staff. Children age 4-8 can attend Children’s Church during our 11 a.m. service.
You’ll experience what we call a “premium blend” of classic and modern songs, that teach truth about God through authentic expressions. The words to each song will be clearly posted on our center screen for you to sing along with. (For our older songs, you can also feel free to use hymnals located underneath your seat).
On a normal Sunday, you’ll listen to a 30-40 minute talk that is a part of a larger series of talks going through a book of the Bible in a verse-by verse method. We do our best to avoid jargon that’s unfamiliar and will explain hard-to-understand issues in a way where everyone is on the same page.
You will not be asked to give anything outside of your information to us during your visit. We do not pass the plate at Southway, nor do we seek to coerce our guests into giving money to the work of the church. By all means, if you want to give you can, but it is not required nor will be asked for. Offering boxes are available in the back of the worship center and in the hallway should you wish to give monetarily.