VBS Volunteers Needed
We need YOU for VBS/VBX 2017! Join us for four incredible days of sharing Christ with children. We have a job for you, no matter your skills and interests. VBS/VBX takes place June 12-15 from 8:30 am to noon. Click here to register!
memorial day (May 29)
Church office holiday
The church office will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
South Padre Trip (May 29-June 1)
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will take an end-of-year trip to South Padre. Students will leave Monday morning, and will return Thursday evening. Cost is $130 per student. The deadline to sign up is May 21. You can make payments to Southland Baptist Church, and turn it in to Sam or the church office. Click here to register.
VBS Volunteer Break Room (June 11)
We need snacks for the VBS volunteer break room the week of June 12-15. We need bottled water, can or liter soft drinks, sweet or salty snacks (such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, crackers, nuts, fruit, etc.). You can drop your donation off in the kitchen on Sunday, June 11. Be sure to label it "For VBS Volunteers". Thank you in advance!
Vacation Bible School (June 12-15)
Grades K-5, Adult Volunteers Needed
VBS will be from 8:30 am to noon each day. Click here to register your child.
Volunteers: No matter your skills and interests, we have a job for you! This will be an incredible four days of sharing Christ with children. If you would like to help, click here to sign up.
Father's Day Offering (June 18)
Click here to make a donation in honor or memory of a father in your life! Each $5 gift will be used to purchase Bibles for those who are incarcerated in Tom Green County. Southland works with Through God Comes Justice to minister to inmates. Thank you, in advance, for your support in this awesome ministry!
TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Training (June 24)
A basic ESL training for new ESL teachers will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Christian Women's Job Corp (1100 Martin Luther King, at the corner of 11th Street). Cost is $15.00 and includes a notebook and lunch. Please contact Karen Peiser if you have any questions or want to register at or (325) 651-7992.
Swim & Burger (June 26)
Join us for our annual Swim & Burger event at College Hills Swim & Racquet. It will take place on Monday, June 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost: $3 per person, with a family maximum of $15. Click here to get your tickets! (In the case of a rain out, burgers will be served in the MPB).
Kids Eat Free (July 10-August 11)
Southland's Kids Eat Free summer missions emphasis will be July 10 through August 11. During Kids Eat Free, we will prepare and serve meals to children every weekday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at our designated feeding site. Volunteers are needed to serve on food prep teams, serving teams, and activity teams. For more information, contact Shelley Blanton ( ) or Sari Martin ( ). Thank you for serving the children of our community!
Adventure for the City Kids Camp (July 24-28)
Glorieta Camp is bringing camp to our backyard this year with Adventure for the City Kids Camp! Camp will be July 24-28, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, for students who have completed grades K-5. Cost is $135 for the week, with part and full scholarships available. You can pay an extra $5 a day for After Camp Care until 5:30 pm. Please consider donating extra to our scholarship fund. Click here for more info and to register.
Pineywoods Summer Camp (July 24-28)
This summer, the student ministry is participating in Pineywoods PowerPlus Youth Camp! This will be a great week as they study Psalm 119:17-24. There will be great worship led by Dave Hassel. Our camp pastor for the week will be Greg Breazeale. Don't miss out on this amazing week of drawing closer to God, getting to know other students from around Texas, and drawing closer as a youth group. Click here to register!
Hot Dog Dinner (July 30)
There will be a hot dog dinner (and ice cream!) held in conjunction with the Church Conference on Sunday, July 30 at 5:00 in the MPB.
WHat is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a way for Southland to provide high-quality care and outreach to hurting people in our congregation and community.
Stephen Ministers are Southland members who have gone through 50 hours of Christian care-giving training. Each Stephen Minister is then matched with a hurting person – men are paired with men, women with women – and meets with that person weekly to listen, care, pray, and encourage. Caring relationships last for as long as the need persists.
Stephen Ministers care for those dealing with grief, divorce, job loss, hospitalization, financial struggles, loneliness, convalescence, terminal illness, and other life difficulties.
To find out more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or someone you know, talk with Associate Pastor Jill Fulghum or Associate Pastor Matt Walton at 949-9633 or Referrals Coordinator Sybil Holveck at 656-7679.