Southside is an independent, nondenominational, community church and believes that the Bible is divinely inspired and without error
. II Timothy 3:16-17
Southside believes that Jesus was born of a virgin, sinless, died on the cross for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day, and is coming again. Mt 1:18, Heb 4:15, I Cor 15:3-4 & Jn 14:2
Southside believes that all have sinned. Sin creates a barrier between God and man. The only way to cross that barrier is through Jesus Christ.
Southside believes baptism by immersion is essential for believers who desire a relationship with Christ.. Acts 2:38
Southside believes the Holy Spirit lives in each believer to enable them to be transformed becoming more Christlike, and to empower them for ministry.
Southside believes the purpose of the Church can be summed up in the following passages:
The Great Commandment:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. In addition, the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:37-39
The Great Commission:
All authority in heaven and on earth has now been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matt 28:18-20