We are easy to find--at the corner of Southern Parkway and Kenton Street (3845 Southern Parkway), about one mile north of I-264. The parking lot entrance is on Southern Parkway and there are visitor parking places next to the building; with an overflow parking lot in the rear of the church. The handicapped accessible entrance and parking are on the Kenton Street side of the building--for more details on this please see the bottom of this page.
If you are coming for the Sunday church service, it starts at 10:30 a.m. When you come into the building there are signs that will point you to the "Worship Center" (the big room where we gather on Sunday mornings). If you are coming forGrow U(Bible study), there are classes for adults, and we also have classes for children--all begin at 9:30 a.m. There is a nursery, for children under the age of four, during all Sunday activities (just follow the signs).
Our COFFEE CONNECTION is open from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning serving coffee, juice and pastries--and fellowship!
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!
So that you will feel comfortable and at home, even on your very first visit, we want to let you know what to expect. We are a non-denominational Christian church, that just means the Bible is our only guide.
A Sunday at South Louisville Christian Church:
Dress however you feel is right for you, there is no "dress code," except that we honor God--you will meet a variety people, some wearing shorts and a cool looking t-shirt, or another wearing a trendy necktie, a new dress or there could be someone wearing the only set of clothes they own. Our diversity is our beauty!
There are signs located throughout the building to help you find your way around (to restrooms, the nursery, etc.)
We gather on Sunday to worship God and to encourage one another. When you first come into the Worship Center (the big room) you will notice people talking with one another--this is an informal time of fellowship and socializing. At 10:40 a.m. the praise team will begin playing and this signals the start of the service and everyone will settle into their seats or stand and sing (your preference).
The music and singing are meant to focus our attention on the spiritual things of God. The words to all of the songs are on the screen in the front--feel free to sing along or just listen to the voices as they praise God.
Someone will then walk to the table in the front of the room and provide some words of insight about what is called "The Lord's Supper" or "Communion" (which means together--with God and one another). After the prayer, there will be trays passed, containing small pieces of bread--this is a reminder of Jesus' body, his life that he lived as a man teaching and setting an example for our lives; the small cups of grape juice are a reminder and symbol of Jesus' blood, his death on the Cross which paid the penalty for peoples' sins, like mine and yours. How do we "take Communion?"--if you are a believer, you may take the bread and juice as they pass--or take and hold them as you pray and meditate (there is a place to leave the cup on the back of the seat in front of you)--or you may also choose not to take Communion on your visit with us (simply pass the tray on to the next person).
Then another person will speak some words of inspiration on why we share our blessings with others. After a prayer of thanks to God for His blessings in our lives, the "offering" trays are passed--this time is for the members to give their "tithes" and "gifts." Don't feel obligated (or forbidden) to give, it's up to you. But for our members this is a special time of worship, a time when we give back to God part of what He has blessed us with. It is our goal that the church will be as much a blessing to others as it has been to us.
At this point, the elementary children are allowed to leave (the video slide will cue them) for Children's Church with our Family Ministery Ron Matthews--if you have children of this age they are welcome to go, or they are welcome to stay with you, whatever works best for your family.
Pastor Theo will then walk to platform to give a "sermon." Each week Pastor Theo prays for guidance in writing a sermon that will touch the hearts of those who will gather to hear it. Speaking God's Word this way is called preaching. The truth of God's Word found in the Bible often contrasts to the advice we receive from other sources in our culture today! Your heart will be touched with God's love and you will be filled with God's wisdom for living. We know that most everyone is hurting and carrying some heavy burdens. South Louisville Christian Church desires to be to your spirit what a hospital is to your body. Come for healing and strength.
At the end of Pastor Theo's sermon, there is a time of prayer and decision--some stay in their seats and pray, others will walk to the front of the room for prayer with Pastor Theo or one of the other ministers or elders. We believe in the power of prayer and will be glad to pray with you.
The decision part is when someone decides to change the direction and destination of your life and soul. This starts with deciding to become a member of Christ's church, to make public your faith, to learn and follow the teachings of salvation, and it ends in eternal life. So, if in your journey of believing, you have decided that you not only believe inJesus, but you believe what he taught and have decided that you want to be baptized--we always have water in the baptistry waiting and the SLCC family will literally appauld and cheer if you decide to to follow Jesus' command to be baptized at SLCC!
We will routinely be done by 12:00 noon, but you may stay to talk and meet with others as long as you like. We do not single out visitors by making you stand and give your name, or do anything that will make you uncomfortable.
You will leave blessed, having been in the presence of God.
There you have it, a typical Sunday at South Louisville Christian Church! We hope you will discover why our slogan says that SLCC is: "The church where you can't possibly not fit in!"
Do you or a loved one need handicapped access?
Handicapped parking is available on the Kenton Street side of the building immediately adjoining the wheelchair-accessible entrance (at the drive-up covered entrance). Once inside the door there is an elevator that will take you to the Worship Center on level 2. When you exit the elevator bear right and go through the doors on your left to enter the Worship Center. The first row of pews directly inside the Worship Center door is designated for wheelchair and guest seating.
A handicapped-accessible restroom can also be found on this level, by bearing right out of the elevator and then following the hall to your right, and right at the offset, to the end of the hall (approximately 50 feet).
Access to the church's Lower Level is accomplished by entering the same Kenton Street door and as you approach the stairs directly in front of you, use the lift to the left of the stairs to descend approximately three feet to the lower floor level. This level is where Classrooms (Grow U and children's), Gym, Nursery and Kitchen are located.
If you need assistance of any kind, at anytime feel free to ask one of our Safety Team members (wearing the red lanyards and photo ID cards) and they will glad to assist you!