We are Southridge Community Church.
Our Commitment to You
You'll be welcomed
To come as you are, experiencing a judgment-free zone where there’s a place for everyone.
We'll journey with you in integrity
We’ll never invite you into something we’re not trying to live out ourselves.
We'll serve in a way that earns your trust
We transparently spend the majority of every dollar donated to support local and global compassion & justice.
Southridge is an incredible story of God’s faithfulness.
Beginning in 1980 with a vision to invest in the next generation, we’ve seen God pass the leadership baton from one generation to another. We’ve seen God relocate our community to put ourselves in proximity to marginalized people. We’ve seen God expand our reach across Niagara through some beautiful partnerships. And we’re seeing God continue to faithfully grow, stretch and use us today!The Rest of the Story
Southridge is led in a “staff-driven, Elder-protected” manner. This means that the day-to-day operational leadership of the church (including its vision, strategy, ministry model, staffing, culture, etc.) is the responsibility of the full-time staff leadership and their ministry departments.
At the same time, our staff is supported and held accountable (spiritually, doctrinally, relationally, financially, legally, etc.) by a volunteer Board of Elders whose purpose it is to provide the oversight function of governance.The Rest of the Story
Southridge seeks to be used by God as a restorative force of love in the world, ushering in the realities of the Kingdom of Heaven to earth in our day—both locally across Niagara and globally around the world. We do this by fostering a lifestyle of full devotion to Christ, meaning we serve our surrounding society with the love of Jesus by growing and engaging our people in the way of life of Jesus to a greater degree.
There are three primary ways we’re seeking to foster this way of life, expressed and stimulated by our three primary programs: Sunday services, Life Groups and Anchor Causes.The Rest of the Story
Southridge believes we’re better together.
This conviction applies to our local church too, as we seek to foster unity and serve along with the Broader Church to share Jesus’ love with the world. To that end, we have some core ministry partners that are not only integral to our mission but through whom we enjoy the mutuality of making their ministry better too.The Rest of the Story
Southridge seeks to live out a vision of what we call “Love Beyond Belief.” This means two things: first, that our primary calling as Jesus followers is to live out the primary message of the Bible, best summarized by Jesus as the “Greatest Commandment” to love God and others.
That said, we appreciate that there are some theological essentials on which the Christian faith is fundamentally built, that we seek to understand, unite around and faithfully live out as a community.The Rest of the Story
Our Support of the Church beyond Southridge
Southridge consistently benefits from the generosity of other churches and leaders—people who make investments in our growth and development.
In turn, we’re eager to share whatever wisdom and experience God has provided us as generously as possible with other churches and ministries. In increasing ways we’re desiring to steward the gifts that God has given us as a local church with the broader world.The Rest of the Story