At South Shore, we feel that it's our responsibility to make it easy for you to come to church. We want you to be able to experience the great music, thought-provoking messages, friendly people and relaxed atmosphere that are a part of South Shore. And we know that your first time at a church, any church, brings up some questions.
The music of at South Shore Community Church is an expression of our joy and devotion to the Savior. It is also an expression of the times in which the congregation has come to age. Most music sets are carried by a guitar-based band comprised of electric lead, bass, acoustic, synthesizer or electric piano, 2 or 3 percussionists and vocals.
If you grew up listening to a stereo rather than a radio, you will like the music style at South Shore.
We hope to have the opportunity for the South Shore family to welcome your family next weekend. We have activities for all age groups and provide an opportunity for each family member to experience God through the Bible and other people just like you....
You don't have to believe in God to go to church. You don't have to know anything about God or the Bible to go to church. You don't have to clean up, dress up, or "get your act together" before you arrive. Come as you are.
Each weekend we worship God and learn about Christ. Many in attendance are just checking out this church thing to see what it is about. Some turned away from church in the past and are just trying to find out if they should give God another try. Some are at the end of what they know to do and are just hoping that God still cares. Others celebrate what God has done for them.
It doesn't matter where you are on your spiritual journey or if you haven't even started it yet. You are welcome at South Shore, just as you are, with all the baggage of your life and with all of your questions. We would love to explore with you. Hope to see you this Saturday night or Sunday morning.
If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. (1 Timothy 4:6)
The South Shore Community Church Statement of Faith summarizes our beliefs as a church. While our style of worship, approaches to evangelism, methods of discipleship, and avenues of ministry may seem innovative, our faith is rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ who is "the same yesterday, and today, and forever." Therefore, the sole authority for our theology, faith, and practice is Jesus Christ whose will is revealed in the Bible.
To continue, please go to our Beliefs and Values page under the About SSCC menu.
South Shore has a Security Team of individuals who have been trained and equipped to secure our campus during both our Saturday night and Sunday morning services.
If you're visiting, we hope that our service is a gift to you. If South Shore is not your home church or if you are just "kicking tires," we prefer that you not contribute any money to our offering. Our offering time allows those who call South Shore home to give back to God a portion of the financial blessings He has given to them. We will not make you wear a visitor badge, stand up to be introduced, or singled out in any way. We want you to remain as anonymous as you desire so that you can stay well within your comfort zone. Regardless of your choice to remain stealth or become more visible, we encourage you to visit our church over several weeks to see what's going on at South Shore.
Truthfully, many of us have mixed emotions about church. What is church exactly anyway? Is it a place where you go to beat yourself up for things you know you did wrong? Is it a place where impossible expectations are placed on you? Is it where guilt is served up on silver platters and people want to take all of your money? For many of us, church has a bit of each of those notions mixed in with duty, obligation and frankly, boredom. It is difficult to really fathom the benefit of going to a place like church when it seems to foster such negative feelings and emotions.
When church looks like this to so many, it's no wonder people don't want to go. But God desires for us to have community in our lives and a sense of belonging. He desires for us to have a safe place to come and receive His forgiveness and to learn more about Him. We all need a place where God can speak Truth into our lives and help us live within His freedoms. That is what South Shore is all about--helping people find and follow Jesus Christ. It is not about judging others or wallowing in the guilt of past and present sins.
Don't let religion, denominations, churches, pastors, televangelists, christians who let you down, life circumstances or any other disappointments keep you from seeking God one more time. We are a community that embraces the unconditional love of Christ and seeks to share that love with others. Christ promises that "if you seek me with all of your heart, you will find me."
At South Shore, we welcome people who are just kicking the tires of faith and questioning religion in all of its forms. We are here to take this journey called life together--and we want to connect with you and help you discover the path ahead.
Click the YouTube Link above to view older videos, or click the main banner on the home page for the latest sermons and worship services.
Many thanks to Tom Ferguson for his work in assembling a reading list covering Apologetics, Bible Study Tools, Learning How to Study the Bible, Christian Living, Classics, Commentaries, History and Theology. This list includes links to online sites.