Our Story

Everything you need to know before you visit Southside Church of God

Our Vision

(What We Aspire To Be)

Southside Church strives to be a spiritually healthy, vibrant, and diverse group of believers that desires to love God and others. To serve God and people through discipleship and being a place of refuge for all. Southside Church is place where everyone matters.

Our Mission

(Why we exist)

Southside Church exists to love God and  love people, and Serve God, people, and the world. This mission is summarized as follows: Love & Serve

Southside Church has a rich and long history in the community of Charlottesville, VA. This church was started with the idea of making a difference in the community by making a difference in the Kingdom. Southside Church is a community oriented Christian Church grounded in the Bible and lead by the Holy Spirit. Our church has always strived to bring light to the dark places and be at the forefront of bringing the love of Jesus Christ to the broken, hurt, needy, and lost.

Over the years, Southside Church has seen many changes and growth in the community. Throughout all the change, the DNA and heartbeat has remained the same. Southside Church exists to love and serve and fulfill the “Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

Our hope and desire is to be a transformational church and to see our community change and transform through the Gospel message. We believe we are a missional church, meaning that we have a mission to serve the community of Charlottesville, VA with the love and grace of Jesus. We feel part of our mission and calling is to be community of believers from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and socio – economic statuses. We are NOT a perfect church, however with everyone who partners and connects with us, we come one step closer to the church that God has called us to be. A church that strives to meet the diverse needs of individuals through vibrant worship, meaningful relationships, and active service opportunities.