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The Acts of Faith is a model of ministry that adapts the concepts of the 1st century church to the 21st century. Below are some introductory videos and printed materials to help you learn more about us and how our “wee kirk” is redefining church. In 2018, our 50 members supported 18 Acts of Faith that had 250 people involved weekly, 1,718 different people in the course of the year, and 12,937 different contacts with people through these ministries. Think about that. We are amazed, every time we realize that our “merry little band of believers” provided close to 13,000 opportunities for people to “bump up against Jesus” through us.
While our experience of this model coincided with us selling our church building and becoming a 100% missional church … yours may not.
You don’t have to sell your building to be missional!
We are happy to field your questions, to welcome visitors, and to arrange for members of our leadership team to visit you, if that would be helpful. Our whole life boils down to the prayer:
Put us where you want us, and Show us what to do!
In 2019, members of the San Fernando Presbytery (in Los Angeles) came to learn more about the Acts of Faith Model of Ministry. Although you don’t have to leave your building to be missional, this 7-minute video gives voice to some of our members and their thoughts about leaving the church building.
In 2017, we invited our members to make 20-second videos on their smart phones. Here’s what they want you to know about the Acts of Faith Model of ministry.
Another 2019 video shot by our friends in Los Angeles, this one speaks not only about South Church, but how it is that our Genesee Valley Presbytery assisted with developing and trying a new way of being the church.
Yearly, for our Annual Meeting, we create a compilation video of the previous year. For the 2019 meeting, we used a recording of South’s unofficial “theme song,” “For Everyone Born” as arranged by Tom Trenney and sung by his choir in Lincoln, NE.
The Acts of Faith Model of Ministry white paper –
Testimonials & More
Our YouTube Channel has many more videos of individual testimonials from Acts of Faith participants (unedited, and most were self-recorded on their phones!), a couple of sermons, some music, discussions, etc. We invite you to visit our channel and to subscribe, if you’re interested. CLICK HERE