As our Sunday morning In-Person Service is seeing more and more people gathering together, it's never been more important to be focused on loving people and ensuring that everyone who walks through the front door knows that they are welcome. Today on the podcast we sit down with our brand new Director of First Impressions, Malorie Van Weelden. Malorie has a huge heart for hospitality and for equipping all of our First Impressions volunteer teams; this includes parking attendants, ushers, greeters, cafe servers, tour guides, and Welcome Center teams. If you're looking for a way to get involved in the Southridge community (even if you're on the new side yourself!), you won't want to miss Malorie's vision for this important and impactful ministry. To get involved, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ep.132 - The Value of First Impressions
with Malorie Van Weelden
August 16, 2021 • Jeff Lockyer
Ep.141 - Certifying COVID-19 Safety
There have been fewer recent topics more divisive than the conversations around vaccines and vaccine mandates. As a church, we have been in prayer about what it looks like to live out a "Love Beyond Belief" mindset in the midst of this. If you're at all curious about where we've landed (and why!), check out this week's episode of the Finding Our Way podcast where Jeff sits down with our Board Chair, Joan Hyatt.
Ep.140 - The Power of Practices
October 11, 2021 • Jeff Lockyer
Join us this week on the Finding Our Way podcast as we chat with author and worship leader, Aaron Niequist. Aaron is a friend of the Southridge community, and it was through him that we started giving language to the concept of a 'spiritual gymnasium'. Tune in to this episode for a conversation about the power that spiritual practices can have in our lives.
Ep.139 - The Dynamics of Deconstruction
October 4, 2021
We know that so many people experience a time of deconstruction at some point in their faith journey, which is why we are so excited to sit down this week to chat with Lina AbuJamra. Lina is the author of a new book called Fractured Faith, where she talks about her own period of deconstruction. If you've ever found yourself questioning God, your faith, or the church, you won't want to miss this episode of Finding Our Way.