HALLELUJAH! The COVID rates are dropping. We are resuming in-person AoF's as of 3/1/22.


This Page is the Temporary Home of Firebird Spirit, Inc. as well as a Welcome to South Church’s Acts of Faith Model of Ministry while FirebirdSpirit.org and ActsofFaith.org are under construction. Please scroll down to find what you’re looking for.

Letters of Introduction CLICK HERE

(recorded Fall of 2019)

N J 10/09/2021 People CLICK HERE

Learn more about how we might be able to work with you, your church
and/or your mid-council.

Hi. We’re glad you stopped by.
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 2019, our 50 members supported 20 Acts of Faith that had 250 people involved weekly, 5,926 different people in the course of the year, and 25,399 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:

Greeting and Overview from Pastor Deb

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.

Life-long members talk about selling the church buildings to become more missional.

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.

South’s AoF Model

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.

Church and Presbytery work together for a new model of ministry.

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.

2018 Acts of Faith in Review

The Acts of Faith Model of Ministry white paper –

Testimonials & More

Program Offerings and Payment Options


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

190 page, soft cover work book:
The Church Has Left The Building
You may purchase single copies of the book for $24 (includes lower 48 U.S. shipping)
by clicking the GIVE button and selecting “Book Sale” from the options.

OR buy an eBook version for $10 (from the Community Learning Lab) by CLICKING HERE and typing
Church Has Left the Building in the search box at the left.
For bulk sale discounts, please contact the church office for a custom invoice: office@southpc.org
The Clergy discounted price is $10. Please call (585) 271-5078 or email office@southpc.org to order.