Lead pastors Chris and Laura Sonksen had a vision of creating churches that unchurched people would love to attend. The first few years South Hills experienced incredible growth, and in a very short time purchased their first property and began to build. Since then, South Hills has grown into a multi-campus ministry, spanning several states, and has continued expanding its influence by developing leaders nationwide through the coaching organization called Church Boom.
Chris and Laura have been married since 1991 and have two adult children, Grace and Aidan.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
References: Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Cor.13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless, human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
References: Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts l:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
References: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
References: II Timothy 1:13, 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 11:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
The band will play some songs to remind us of who God is and what He has done. At South Hills, we like it loud.
We’ll receive our tithes and offerings (in other words, the financial giving that supports what we do here and around the world) in some very impressive buckets.
A pastor will share an inspiring message from the Bible that will help encourage us to grow individually and as a community.
After about one hour, the service is over. Drop your Connection card off at the Info Booth, then hang out with us as long as you want!