WHO WE ARE

To be and make true disciples of Jesus that...

Love God

We delight in knowing, loving, and glorifying God above all else. As sons and daughters of God, we grow in our relationship with the Lord by relentlessly pursuing Him, trusting in our Savior, turning from sin, and living by the power of the Spirit.

Love One Another

We follow Jesus together in community. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we do life together, pray, study God’s word, care for one another, and speak truth in love to one another.

Love Our World

The vision of Southlands Chino is to create a community of authentic believers and to witness a world transformed by the life changing reality of the gospel, as people come to know Jesus as their lord and savior. 

OUR CORE
CONVICTIONS

Gospel Centered

"Gospel-centered" refers to the Biblical philosophy that keeps the gospel message at the center of all ministry, to both believers and unbelievers. Belief in the gospel is the means by which we enter God’s kingdom; and it is also the means by which we make all progress in the kingdom. The good news of the gospel - that we can be saved from the wrath of God - contains both the power and motivation for salvation, and everything within salvation. As a community centered on the gospel we are anticipating unbelievers and believers to increasingly believe and apply the gospel to every area of their lives.

Spirit Empowered

As passionately as we pursue the truth and application of Scripture, we equally pursue the leading and filling of the Holy Spirit to empower us to live out the gospel. This means that we acknowledge that to live a Christian and Godly life requires the infilling and empowering of the Holy Spirit. We intend for our lives and gatherings to reflect a willingness to follow the Spirit's leading as we hold Scripture in high regard as well as expecting the realization and operation of the Spirit’s gifts.

Church

Southlands is not a business, corporation or a building… we are a church. A church is the local gathered expression of the saints in worship. We have relationships that go beyond Sunday gatherings or affinity, we share life together… our successes and our failures. As a church, our life rhythms see church community as important and meaningful because of our shared identity of being in Christ. We consider it a privilege to serve, give and spend time with one another.

On Mission

If we are God’s people, we are a people on God’s mission. This mission requires our presence in the world. As Jesus was sent, so are we. Our mission includes both proclamation of the gospel in word and demonstration. We believe every Christian is called to the happy task of proclaiming the gospel in evangelism and making disciples who faithfully follow Christ in our zip code as well as to the ends of the earth.

FAQ's

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Southlands. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

What kind of church is Southlands?
Southlands is a non-denominational church that believes in the authority of the Christian scriptures for our lives and practices. We hold to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as best expressed in the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Evangelical Statement of Faith.
What's the leadership structure?
We believe the church belongs to Jesus and that He is the head of the church (see Colossians 1:18). Under Jesus, we practice a shared team leadership model of church government in which all of our pastors lead together, mutually submit to one another, and hold one another accountable (see Acts 14:23). We also believe every team has a leader of whom Kelly Monaghan serves as a "first among equals" for the pastoral team.
What time do you gather?
We meet at 10am on Sundays. We also have a youth group that meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Community Groups that meet throughout the week on various nights.
How long are the services?
Our Sunday gatherings are typically an hour and a half.
How should I dress?
Come as you are. Most dress as they would for every day wear but you may be as dressy as you like.
Will I be singled out?
We never make visitors stand or come to the front, etc. We do encourage folks to briefly greet one another during our service.
Will I be pressured to give money?
No. Giving is something for people who call Southlands "home." We will inform you of how you can give if you desire.
What are the messages like?
We preach the Bible and point to Jesus. Sometimes this means we’ll be walking verse by verse through a book in the Bible, other times we’ll go through topical message series exploring what the Bible has to say about a particular subject.
What's the music like?
Our style falls in the contemporary category. We love to sing about and to Jesus!
Do you have children's ministry?
Yes, we do! Southlands Kids is for children from infants up to 5th grade. You can read more about Southlands Kids by clicking here.
Do you have a Youth group?
Yes! Our Southlands Youth is for students 7th-12th grade and meets every Wednesday night in the Youth Room here at the building from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Do you have mid-week groups?
Yes, we do! Community Groups meet on different evenings of the week in homes throughout the Chino Valley area. Click here to find a group.

A Family of Churches

There are currently two other Southlands churches… Southlands Brea and Southlands Santa Ana.
All Southlands churches are autonomously governed by their own local elders/pastors that create and manage their own annual budgets, ministries and calendared events. While there is local autonomy in each Southlands church, there is a shared DNA of what distinguishes a Southlands church as well as a high relational commitment between the lead-elders/pastors of all three churches. This is practiced in shared preaching series, regular prayer gatherings of all three churches, and partnered mission trips. A simple way to state our relationship is a “Family of Churches.” All Southlands churches are locally autonomous, therefore, members of each local church do not view
themselves as members of other Southlands churches.