Southland Christian Church
Wade

Norwood, MA

#86 Jun 5, 2010
this past week they put a roof on a house for a family in Wilmore that couldn't afford to fix a leaking roof. I'm telling you, Southland people are some of the most loving people you will ever encounter.

They're cleaning up the Ash Grove Trailer Park and have plans of opening a community center in the heart of it to provide health care, marriage counseling and rehab for those addicted to drugs. All volunteer led! Something special is happening in the hearts of the people at Southland.
Lincoln

Norwood, MA

#87 Jun 5, 2010
Southland refuses to give up on my family when everyone else has. I am a teenager doing my best to keep my family together and Southland continues to love my dad and mom through all of their problems. I feel safe at Southland I now know that God loves me because of my life group leader there.
hdjdkj

Houston, TX

#88 Jun 8, 2010
southland is a big joke i attended the church and i no longer want anything to do with them . they never would do nothing for me i needed help in every way i tried to get couseling wich they said they would give me but would never answer any of my requests i neede food and they couldnt help i was told what ever i need just ask tthey would help but never did they help people like druggies child molesters and these people dont even go to church if your not in there little circle they dont help i gave my home to one of there bruised reed girls . i bought all her clothes rent bills food cigarettes everything and the church didnt help me at all gave food to the bruised reed girl but said we couldnt eat it and i was attendeding the church and helping one of there own the girl now lives at the bruised reed house and the church has not called once or even cared about me . i dont do drugs i dont strip im a real person im hungry i got no food my rent is unpaid and i get no help from the church at all they are not true christaianns at all ther are so phoney . i was on the church steps on sunday crying and people just walk by not a care in the world no one ever asked was i ok that is not a christian the church is a money hungry self centerd place that hides behind god i have repeatly asked for help and because i dont do drugs abuse my children or strip my clothes off i get no help i just want a church to teach the word and care for its people is there one out there i think not they all seem to be phoney i now give up on church and no longer go and my life is going down hill but southland dont care i tried to kill myself last year due to the way they treated me do you think they care i dont what a joke the church is
hdjdkj

United States

#89 Jun 8, 2010
yes they do give the strippers gift cards i had one of the girls living in my home while she was waiting for room at the facility yes they had groups and when she came home she had all kids of gift cert. and candy and all kids of goodies she got in a gift bag wich she got everytime she went . i did everything for this girl and southland did nothing for me and i did attend there church if your not a basket case they wont do nothing for you i asked for food got nothing i asked for couseling wich they advertised but they never answered my calls they would bring food over for the stripper in my home but told me we couldnt eat it i put a roof over her head bought her clothes paid her bills and they totally dissed me so if you dont have a boatload of problems they wont help they dont help people who work for a living who dont do drugs they dont help anyone who is just normal they want the attention of helping people with major problems maybe i should do drugs quit my job and start strippin and maybe i might get something to eat
miss piggy

Lexington, KY

#90 Jun 8, 2010
all they care about is makin the money
Southland family member

Newport, KY

#91 Aug 22, 2010
calipari wrote:
Quit trying to rewrite history .No icestorm and it happened 3 or 4 christmases ago because of financial decisions. If you don't believe me google the herald leader article about it.It is ran like a business and I'm not bitter just calling a spade a spade. Good luck with it lol! I love to play golf maybe you'll take me up on that country club membership idea. Maybe it will generate enough money to pay large beauracratic church staffing and allow you to stay open on Christmas.I guess if you're a church it's ok to close on christmas.After all it's only one of the top two christian holidays.The church needed to save money then .If it was my business I'd probably trim the fat too.Economics 101 Southland University lol
Christmas services were not held on Christmas Day (although held the Thurs,Fri,& Sat before) so that we could go out and be the church outside the walls of the church to others in our community. Many wonderful acts of kindness were done that day to show people the love of Jesus. That's what we're about. We love Jesus and love people.
jsyk

Shepherdsville, KY

#92 Aug 24, 2010
I'm an Atheist, but I will be the first to say, Southland helps a lot of people who need it. They do good work there.
Rosey

Kailua, HI

#93 Sep 23, 2010
Heather wrote:
I think it's hilarious when people complain about Southland being too big of a church. As Jon Weece put it, if you don't like Southland because it's too crowded... you're going to hate Heaven! ;)
AMEN!!!
Rosey

Kailua, HI

#94 Sep 23, 2010
I would venture to say that those of you that listed Southland as a Church full of hypocrites were so focused on fitting into a social circle that you missed the point of being in Church in the first place! You are not in Church to become BFF with everyone, the only person you need to be focused on impressing or fitting in with is God. Quit bashing a Church that is doing wonderful things in the community and instead start participating in your own fellowship. I challenge you to find a Church without fault, without some hypocrisy, without anything wrong with the people.. I would be willing to bet that you won't find it because as people we are naturally sinners. The Church isn't for the saved its for the people who seek salvation.
in the know

Louisville, KY

#95 Sep 24, 2010
hdjdkj wrote:
yes they do give the strippers gift cards i had one of the girls living in my home while she was waiting for room at the facility yes they had groups and when she came home she had all kids of gift cert. and candy and all kids of goodies she got in a gift bag wich she got everytime she went . i did everything for this girl and southland did nothing for me and i did attend there church if your not a basket case they wont do nothing for you i asked for food got nothing i asked for couseling wich they advertised but they never answered my calls they would bring food over for the stripper in my home but told me we couldnt eat it i put a roof over her head bought her clothes paid her bills and they totally dissed me so if you dont have a boatload of problems they wont help they dont help people who work for a living who dont do drugs they dont help anyone who is just normal they want the attention of helping people with major problems maybe i should do drugs quit my job and start strippin and maybe i might get something to eat
yes they do give strippers those cards,I have been in the church the day the sermon was preached and the pastor himself said they did.They are sorta like our goverment they dont always help the person who really needs help.
in the know

Louisville, KY

#96 Sep 24, 2010
Rosey wrote:
I would venture to say that those of you that listed Southland as a Church full of hypocrites were so focused on fitting into a social circle that you missed the point of being in Church in the first place! You are not in Church to become BFF with everyone, the only person you need to be focused on impressing or fitting in with is God. Quit bashing a Church that is doing wonderful things in the community and instead start participating in your own fellowship. I challenge you to find a Church without fault, without some hypocrisy, without anything wrong with the people.. I would be willing to bet that you won't find it because as people we are naturally sinners. The Church isn't for the saved its for the people who seek salvation.
I went there for awhile,never once had any one call to say how are you doing we miss you if you werent there or any thing else.I now go to a very small church where I am called often ask to join ladies for lunch and other things they have.This sure never happend there.Maybe you are in the rich click if so Im sure you are invited to every thing.I wasnt so who really gave a care?

Since: Jul 10

Franklin, OH

#97 Sep 24, 2010
I've been a member of several different churches in Lexington over the years and I think that each has it's own focus and appeal. If you are looking for personal care and fellowship, I can't really recommend Southland, although it DOES happen in many of the small groups in the church. My children, particularly, had really great fellowship and support in the small groups they were in through the junior and senior high ministry. I was very involved at Southland and participated in all kinds of groups, but never found one that was a right "fit" for me. I now go to a small church and I like the fellowship there. I, personally, believe that fellowship is the main point of church. It's the place where we live out our Christian lives. Southland has a different viewpoint. It's not wrong, just different. People go to Southland to "fill up" on Sunday (or Saturday) and then they LEAVE to live out their Christian lives in the world. Southland members are extolled to go out and make a difference in their communities. This is why Southland has had such a major and obvious positive impact on the community--they work very hard to do so. It's the thing that really gets their juices flowing and I appreciate the results. Of course, you can also make a case for this being the primary role of the church (outreach), but I don't think so. I think the local church should be a place of 24/7 fellowship and support for believers. Then, these people go out into the world and they permeate it by who they are and their individual "good works." Southland always has some focus or campaign going on that the whole church participates in. Every time I see some faith-based yard sign I know right away it's probably Southland starting a new push for something. My little church that I currently attend never tells us what we should be doing with our lives and who we should be helping. They just love us and build us up and leave the rest to the individuals. It's a very different approach and who is to say which approach is right, but you need to understand the approach of the church before you get too involved or you might be disappointed. If you want to be part of a very active and exciting faith-based movement in Lexington go to Southland. You won't be disappointed. If you are looking for a sweet fellowship experience, a ready-made support group, and a senior pastor that's going to call you and visit you in the hospital, you definitely should look somewhere else.
Lynner

Lexington, KY

#98 Oct 13, 2010
Unless Southland is just plain ignorant on this matter, they seem to condone illegal immigration - This Saturday, Oct. 16. a mobile Mexican consulate will be operating on the Nicholasville campus of Southland Christian Church. The main purpose of these branches of the Mexican government is to give Mexican I.D.s to Mexican nationals (anyone in the U.S. legally would already have legitimate identification). Southland is not doing their community, or their members, any favors by condoning the consulate's distribution of the Matricula Consular I.D. card. This is identity theft and tax-theft waiting to happen.
http://www.cis.org/MatriculaConsular-IDCards
SATAN

Shepherdsville, KY

#99 Oct 13, 2010
Hahaha... Look, a bunch of "Questers" started a topic on topix. Their so sick of being beat-up on the Quest topic that their trying to direct all the negative attention on another church!!! Hahaha Questers will do anything to further their lord and god (Pete)! Stupid questers go home and spank the monkey on your pictures of Jacky.
Kay

Versailles, KY

#100 Nov 2, 2010
hdjdkj wrote:
yes they do give the strippers gift cards i had one of the girls living in my home while she was waiting for room at the facility yes they had groups and when she came home she had all kids of gift cert. and candy and all kids of goodies she got in a gift bag wich she got everytime she went . i did everything for this girl and southland did nothing for me and i did attend there church if your not a basket case they wont do nothing for you i asked for food got nothing i asked for couseling wich they advertised but they never answered my calls they would bring food over for the stripper in my home but told me we couldnt eat it i put a roof over her head bought her clothes paid her bills and they totally dissed me so if you dont have a boatload of problems they wont help they dont help people who work for a living who dont do drugs they dont help anyone who is just normal they want the attention of helping people with major problems maybe i should do drugs quit my job and start strippin and maybe i might get something to eat
Just the other day Karen said she got a job through them and she works at camelot west

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Kay

Versailles, KY

#101 Nov 2, 2010
ole man

Winchester, KY

#102 Nov 2, 2010
Heather wrote:
I've went to Southland since I was a child, and I don't remember a Christmas service ever being canceled. I'm sorry that you're so bitter.
/ what kind of drug was you on a few years ago when they cancel sunday service i remember and i don't even go to the cover charge to get in church,,,, give your money to them after the goverment get it's share
dancer

Nicholasville, KY

#103 Nov 22, 2010
Heather wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh geeze, forgive me for forgetting one tiny tidbit of information in that post. You're right, they DO take food to the strip clubs AFTER THE CLUBS ARE CLOSED. As far as the gift cards are concerned, I have no idea. But I am done defending Southland, I know what going to Southland has done and continues to do for me and my spirituality. For those of you that would like to form your own opinions (and find out the truth) about Bruised Reed, you can go here: http://bruisedreed.southlandchristian.org/
being a dancer and knowing the bruised reed girls, they do try and help us get out of the club im actually working on that now and considering going to a refuge which is kinda like a half way house for girls trying to get out of the industry and yes they do come to the clubs and bring food to the girls during club hours at my club they sit up in the dressing room. they also NEVER give gift cards to lingerie. for christmas they give us a fruit basket with a gift card to a gas station and another gift card to walmart or kroger, they do the same for the employees at the club. i think bruise reed is great aswell as all the ladies that serve.
Oh Come On

Danville, KY

#104 Nov 27, 2010
Southland cancelled Christmas services only because Christmas fell on a Sunday and they have multiple Sunday services and wanted Southland employees/volunteers to be able to spend Christmas with their families instead of working all day. Southland still had services on that Thursday, Friday and Saturday that people could attend instead of the Sunday service. If you're concerned about violating "the sabbath", technically since the word "Saturday" means "Sabbath," services were still offered on the sabbath. This whole situation was and still is blown way out of proportion.
Ustink

Versailles, KY

#105 Apr 8, 2012
dancer wrote:
<quoted text>
being a dancer and knowing the bruised reed girls, they do try and help us get out of the club im actually working on that now and considering going to a refuge which is kinda like a half way house for girls trying to get out of the industry and yes they do come to the clubs and bring food to the girls during club hours at my club they sit up in the dressing room. they also NEVER give gift cards to lingerie. for christmas they give us a fruit basket with a gift card to a gas station and another gift card to walmart or kroger, they do the same for the employees at the club. i think bruise reed is great aswell as all the ladies that serve.
are the gift cards for douche?

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