South City Church

Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

South City Church seeks to be an uncommon family

united and empowered by the gospel

to engage and serve our city.


Mission Priorities

We Worship Our God

We believe that people are made in the image of God for the primary purpose of glorifying and enjoying him. We live out that calling by gathering together weekly to worship him as a community and encourage one another to worship him in every sphere of life. (Ps. 73:24-28; Rom. 11:36; 1 Cor. 10:31; Rev. 4:11)

We pray to our god

We believe that we do not have the resources or the answers for the problems we face as individuals or a community. Therefore, we pray to the Lord as a community for his guidance and empowerment, so that we may walk in a manner worthy of his calling. (2 Chr. 7:14; Lk. 18:1; Col. 4:2)

We build up one another

We believe that every person is a gift from the Lord to his people. Therefore, we seek to equip every person through mutual teaching and admonition so that they might be mature in Christ and enabled to fulfill their unique ministry before the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:58; Eph. 4:12; Col. 1:28)

We care for one another

We believe that every person has burdens in this world due to their own sin, but also because we live in a sinful and broken world. Therefore, we seek to bear one another’s burdens as a tangible act of extending God’s grace and so that we can experience the joy of fellowship with each other. (Lev. 19:18; 1 Cor. 13; Gal. 6:2; 1 Jn. 4:21)

We reconcile with one another

We believe that every person fails to image God due to the reality of sin their life, which does damage to every aspect of our humanity both individual and communal. Therefore, we seek to forgive one another just as God has forgiven us and pursue reconciliation as an outworking of that forgiveness. (Mt. 6:2; Eph. 2:14-18; Col. 3:13)

We reach out to our community

We believe that we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to be salt and light in this world. Therefore, we seek to embody the values and ethics of the kingdom of God in every moment of our lives as we engage and serve the neighborhoods in which we live and worship. (Lev. 19:18; Mt. 5:13-16; Col. 4:5-6)


Ministry Values

Parish Ministry

We are committed to being a church in and for the South City area of St. Louis, with a particular focus on the “parish” of Shaw and surrounding neighborhoods. (Jer. 29:7; 1 Pt. 2:11)

Ordinary Ministry

We are committed to experiencing God’s grace through the ordinary means of His Word, the sacraments, prayer and fellowship. (Acts 2:42)

Equipping Ministry

We are committed to church growth through both the development of church leaders and the development of the spiritual gifts of the whole congregation. (Eph. 4:11-16)