The Mission of Soul City Church is to lead people into a transforming relationship with Jesus. We believe that life in Jesus is a series of next steps, and your next step is unique to your relationship.
That’s why we created the Transformation Path— to help you take your unique next step in COMMUNITY.
Whether you’re exploring faith, trying to meet new people, looking to build a firm foundation or looking to be formed in the way of Christ, we want to equip you to take your unique next step and grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get walking!
Our Summer Alpha Course will meet virtually once a week for 9 weeks. Each meeting will involve a short message that highlights different aspects of Christian faith. The message will be followed by a discussion in a small group setting where everyone is welcome to dialogue and ask questions. The talks are designed to encourage, debate, and explore the basics of the faith in a friendly, honest, and informal environment. Frequently asked questions are: Is there a God? Why am I here? What about other religions? What is my purpose?
Our Fall Alpha Course will begin Tuesday, October 6th via Zoom. We can’t wait to explore with you!
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality with Kelly Skiles
Teacher: Kelly Skiles, Executive Pastor
Join us for 4 weeks as we explore the link between emotional health, relational depth and spiritual maturity and how God uses the combination of these three areas to transform us. Together we’ll read Pete Scazzero’s The Emotionally Healthy Church to explore topics like looking beneath the surface of our lives, breaking the power of the past, receiving the gift of limits and embracing grieving in loss. This course will be workshop style with content being presented as well as sharing and connection between participants.
Before the first week, order The Emotionally Healthy Church and read Chapters 1-5 (for readers) or Chapter 5 (to get the basics for the class).
Start Date: May 20 for 4 weeks
Jonah Bible Study
Teacher: Jon Jorgenson, Teaching Pastor
It’s one of the most famous stories in the Bible: Jonah and the whale…or was it a fish? Or does it even matter? Despite its central role in Sunday School classrooms, the story of Jonah is anything but a children’s story. This is a tale about pride, hardheartedness, racism, small mindedness, and unfaithfulness. But at the same time, this misunderstood story has something powerful to say about the expansiveness of God’s love and forgiveness, and our response to it. In divisive times, studying this story will invite us to examine the boundaries we set up in our own hearts and we will be challenged by God’s reckless and all-encompassing invitation of salvation.
Start Date: May 18th, 7PM for 4 weeks
Teacher: christi chatman, director of care
When we think of grief, most of us think of losing someone we love, but grief encompasses all kinds of loss. If you find yourself struggling right now, feeling anxious or numb or down, you might be grieving. Because in this cultural moment, we’ve all lost something. Whether you’ve lost a loved one, a job, are experiencing a difficult transition working from home, or are feeling lost in isolation, you’re probably experiencing grief.
In Grief 101, we’ll learn about what grief looks like in our lives right now as well as how to cope and identify when it’s coming up. Over 3 weeks together, this group will serve as a beginner’s course for those wanting to understand more of what they’re feeling. As a trained mental health therapist, Christi will help members find tools for coping and walking through the sometimes confusing pain of grief.
This course will meet TUESDAY nights from 7-8:30PM via Zoom for three weeks beginning Tuesday, May 19th. You will receive notes and a zoom link 2 hours prior to start each week.
Start Date: May 19 for 3 weeks
Compassion During COVID
Teacher: Madeline Holler, Love Works Director
Now more than ever, we are called to radically love our neighbors, to speak out in justice and to act with compassion. In our current climate, specifically due to Covid-19, needs have been heightened, systemic issues have been brought to the surface and we have a unique chance to care deeply for those around us.
Join us for 2 weeks as we dive deep into our biblical call for compassion and justice and how we can uniquely put love to work in this season.
This course will be workshop style with content being presented and participant connection welcomed.
Start Date: May 19 for 2 weeks
Transformation Path FAQ
Are all courses and levels offered all year?
No. Please see the course breakdown for individual elements to see when they begin and end.
Can I join a Small Group and attend a course on the Transformation Path?
Yes, as long as they are not on the same night.
Why do courses on the Transformation Path cost money?
The course fee covers a meal each week as well as any materials/books needed to participate.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. If finances are an issue, please reach out to our team via email because we would love to help.
Do I have to participate in the Transformation Path in order?
While we recommend the path of Exploration -> Foundation -> Formation -> Invitation, you are welcome to participate in the Transformation Path as you feel God is leading you.
When will Invitation be available?
We are hoping to launch the final level of the Transformation Path in March of 2020.
Is childcare available?
Yes, we have childcare available each week if a child is pre-registered. The cost for childcare is $5 per child each week. If finances are an issue, scholarships are available.
Can I participate in more than one course at a time?
If the schedule allows it, you are welcome to participate in multiple courses.
Why do courses on the TP cost money?
The course fee covers the cost of light snacks and refreshments each week as well as any books/resources needed.