SouthGate Happenings

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The Power of Praise

God has placed on Pastor Isaac's heart to talk about the importance of praise this Sunday. Hope you can be here for this important message!

Upcoming Activities & Groups

Week 7 of our 7 week men's summer Bible study, "Common Man/Uncommon Life" will meet next Tues. from 6:30-8 p.m. at Josh Newman's house. This has been an AWESOME study and we appreciate all the guys who participated!!!

We are having our quarterly Men's Breakfast at Kay's Kafe (3401 S. 43rd Ave Phx.) this Sat. at 7 a.m.

Join us for some AWESOME FELLOWSHIP! Kay's provides the breakfast free of charge to us and Ron Troth is going to be our guest speaker this quarter so there you have it - 3 GREAT REASONS to get up a little early and connect with some other guys from SouthGate. 

Hope to see you there!!!

If you are planning on attending this event, please click here and register so we can let Kay's know how many to plan for.

Ladies Show & Grow Group

Our women's "Show & Grow" group will be meeting on Wed., Aug. 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Kunkel's house to watch the movie "I Can Only Imagine" and discuss it afterwards over refreshments. This movie played in movie theaters recently to great acclaim (view trailer).

Hope you can join us!!!

For more info, to sign up or to contact Jackie, click here


Sign-ups for our fall session of Connect Groups begin this Sunday and will continue through the end of the month. Groups will begin the first week of Sept. and run 6-7 weeks. 

Here's a list of this session's groups along with the curriculum each group will be using:

Wed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Quillin/Huss @ Quillin

Study: "Tell Someone"/Greg Laurie: View trailer

This study helps group members identify people and places already in their daily routines, encouraging and empowering them to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Evangelism shouldn't be an artificial religious sales pitch. We shouldn't be afraid of burning bridges with people we know and love. Instead, we should build bridges with our stories to connect people to the heart of the Savior.

This refreshing look at evangelism from one of the nation's most prominent pastors and evangelists, Greg Laurie, will help Christians—new and old alike—discover the joy of evangelism as the good news of Jesus naturally overflows into their daily lives.

Study guide is $10.

Thurs. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Waehner/Shuttleworth @ Waehners (Adult)

Study: Tell Someone/Greg Laurie View trailer 

See Wed. group for description. Study guide is $10.

Fri. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pinkowski/Kunkel @ Jackie Kunkel’s (Adult)

Study: Tell Someone/Greg Laurie View trailer

See Wed. group for description. Study guide is $10.

Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m. Troth/Wilkirson @ Troths (Adult)

Study: The Book of James/Francis Chan View trailer

"Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth of the Book of James against the backdrop of the iconic city of San Francisco where he lives and ministers. You will be challenged to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His word to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life."

Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m. Josh Newman @ Josh’s (Adult)

Study: "Fully Alive"/Ken Davis View trailer

For most people, true and lasting happiness is an elusive pursuit. Best selling author Ken Davis invite you to join him on a journey along a road of heartache and adventure to a place he calls “The Land of the Living” and discover what may be missing in our lives. 

Study guide costs $5.

Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m. Cowles/Flaming-Buschman @ Cowles (Child-Friendly)

Study: “The Heart of Family - 6 Weeks To a Happier Home & Healthier Family”/Kirk & Chelsea Cameron View trailer Interactive course designed to share the biblically based, faith filled lessons that the Camerons have learned through 25 years of marriage. Cost is $20. per couple which includes the study guide.

Sunday 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cunningham/Sheehans @ Baileys (Child-Friendly)

Study: “Body, Soul & Spirit”/ Andrew Womack 

If you look the same, and in many instances, act the same as you always did, what actually changes when you are born again? Understanding this is foundational to your being able to eliminate many of the faith-destroying doubts that can haunt us as believers. If you have trouble receiving from God, this study is for you

To register for a group or to contact a leader click here or you can sign up at church on Sunday.

Please plan on attending a Connect Group this fall!!!

Guatemala Missions Trip Planning Meeting

Kristel King is going to have a planning meeting for next year's Guatemala Missions Trip on Monday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. Anyone over 16 yrs. of age is welcome to attend. The meeting will take place in the church sanctuary. Kristel will be going over important information like what will the missions trip look like, dates, cost, fundraising and much more.

If anyone has an interest in being involved in missions work, this would be a great meeting to attend to determine if this is the right trip for you!

Kristel will also be handing out applications at the meeting. If you would like to go on the trip, you must fill out an application completely and turn it back into Kristel on or before September 2nd. For those who can not make the meeting, applications will be available at the Welcome Center on Sunday.


Josh Newman would like to organize a motorcycle ride for Sat., Sept. 29th. If you are interested in participating you can contact Josh at or sign up in the lobby.


Our SouthGate Youth Group meets on Wed. evenings from 7-8:30. Anyone in 6th-12th grade is welcome to attend.

Join us for some meaningful, biblical teaching and a whole lot of fun!!!

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