Parenting God’s Way – Part 1
The Bible

Chris PuhachFeatured, ParentingLeave a Comment

The Bible has many informal titles: “God’s Love Letter To Humanity”, “Life Manual”, “God’s Word”, “Scripture” and more.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV), right from the Bible’s own pages, is a great description of its purpose. It declares that, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, … Read More

Foster kids need friends

Thom DickAdoption/Fostering, Featured2 Comments

I started working at Southland in 2006 and I’ll never forget as the realization dawned on me that somewhere around 10-15% of our youth group were foster or adopted children. It was very exciting for me to be in a church that valued taking care … Read More

Speaking With Your Kids About Sex

Chris PuhachFeatured, Parenting3 Comments

What a wonderful blessing it is to be a parent! We have the mighty privilege of training our children up in the way they should go and the time that we invest NOW can bear incredible fruit later on. The time is worth it! Fellow parent, do … Read More

A Media Challenge (Part 2)!

Donavan FriesenFamily, Featured1 Comment

Yesterday morning I was sitting in church and felt convicted that I needed to become more creative with my children again. I had found myself resorting to the easy and obvious things to do as a family. We have set the parameter in our home … Read More

What I look for in a legacy

Thom DickFamily, Featured1 Comment

Several years ago I had the formidable experience of preaching at the chapel of a senior’s residence in Winnipeg. I say formidable because this particular complex seemed to be filled entirely with former Mennonite Brethren pastors. Now put me in front of a group of … Read More

Southland Worship – Together We Run

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At Southland we have learned and experienced the tremendous value and importance of the Body of Christ. Individually we are only one part of the Body, but when each part take ownership for their role in unity with the other parts and under the headship of Jesus, the church … Read More

Conquering a lack of confidence in prayer

Monique DesorcyFeatured3 Comments

The very first Prayer Summit that I attended, I sat with Carla Fontaine, one of Grace Fast’s main leaders on her Prayer Team. Of course I hoped to receive some deep insight for her from the Lord that night as we listened in prayer. As … Read More

Trusting God with our Kids

Dana LoewenFeatured, Parenting2 Comments

My heart was racing, my chest pounding, I couldn’t breathe. For a moment it felt like time had stopped. “Get up, please get up,” I prayed, as I saw my son lying lifeless on the floor of the gymnasium. “Jesus, please help him get up!” … Read More

Parenting Out Of Fear Or Faith?

Chris PuhachFeatured, ParentingLeave a Comment

“Decisions made out of fear are usually bad decisions.” This declaration is one that I often share with OTHERS, but only recently I was confronted with an area where I needed to apply it directly to my own life. Very convicting! Specifically, a number of … Read More

Helping kids to pray out loud

Monique DesorcyFeatured1 Comment

As a kid I was nicknamed “La p’tite souris” (aka: The little mouse”) because I was so shy and quiet all the time. How do we teach kids to pray out loud with their voices if they avoid speaking altogether? I didn’t outgrow my shy quiet … Read More

Living The Jesus Life

Brad EliasFeaturedLeave a Comment

There is a certain way of living that you could call “The Jesus Life.” What does that mean? Aren’t you sometimes amazed by what High School students can accomplish in 24 hours. I have seen them go to school, come home, go to work, go … Read More

Middle School Set Free! Report

Amy UngerFeaturedLeave a Comment

Wow! Every year, after every retreat, I am blown away! We had a great weekend at the Middle School Set Free! Retreat with over 150 students joining us to learn about meeting and experiencing God. I hope you’ll get a chance to connect with your child about their … Read More

How To Help Kids
Trust The Bible

Thom DickApologetics, Featured3 Comments

A short time ago, Monique Desorcy, Southland’s Children’s Ministry Pastor sent me an email explaining that a grade 3 girl had approached her and asked “What do you say to a boy when he asks you: ‘how do you know the Bible is true?’” What … Read More

A Media Challenge! (part 1)

Donavan FriesenFeatured, Parenting6 Comments

“Dad, can we watch a clip?” came a 6 year old voice, spoken with as much enthusiasm and eye fluttering as possible, and sent on a mission by her three older siblings to suck me in. “Not today,” I replied. I was feeling strong today, … Read More

Church Renewal
For Your Family

Thom DickFamily, FeaturedLeave a Comment

I think that most people who have attended Southland for any amount of time understand what we mean when we talk about the need for personal spiritual renewal. In fact, people often find that once they realize their need for renewal, they realize they have … Read More