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What to Expect

Whether you've attended church your whole life or have never stepped foot in one before, we know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time. You may not know what to expect. You probably have a lot of questions. How should I dress?  How long does the service last? What about my kids?

Great questions! Here is some information that should help:

What time are the services?

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am for a time of worship and Pastor Tod’s delivery of God’s Word. This service usually lasts until about 12:15 pm. We encourage you to arrive 15 minutes early, especially if you have young children. Early arrival will allow you plenty of time to check-in your children for children’s church and also allow you an opportunity for a quick tour of our facilities as well as meet a few of our Southpoint family members. A staffed nursery is also provided for Sunday morning services.

Wednesdays are always exciting at Southpoint.  Join us for our T.G.I.W. (Thank God It’s Wednesday) hour long Bible study that goes from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This serves as a great mid-week refreshing!  While the adults, Aftershock (grades 6-8), and Fireproof (Grades 9-12) are engaged in each of their classes, SPACE Jam for Pre-K through 5th grade spend the hour doing Scripture Memory Madness—discovering and memorizing God’s Word.

Where do I go?

Our main doors are the double glass doors on the North side of the building by the blacktop drive. As you enter in the building you will be greeted by Southpoint family members who will be excited to share a quick tour with you.  

Why do you ask me to fill out a guest card?

We use the information you provide on the guest card to send you a thank you letter for attending Southpoint. If you check the “add me to your mailing list” box, you will periodically receive announcements for upcoming Southpoint events. We will never sell, lend, or allow anyone outside our church access to your information. If you would like, feel free to add a prayer request on the back of the guest card and we'll pray for your need.

How should I dress?

Our official dress code is simple--wear some! Southpoint is a "come as you are" church. We want you to feel comfortable. We are thrilled that you have chosen to join us and we want you to be more focused on who you’re worshiping rather than what you're wearing. Most people at Southpoint dress casual.  However, you may see a few sporting their "Sunday best." We think you will fit in no matter how you dress.

Do I have to give any money?

The short answer is no. Because we believe that giving is part of worship, the opportunity to give is always given. However, we will never put the expectation on you to give. Your decision to participate is between you and God.

Do you have something for students?


Space Jam is our ministry to K through 6th grade students. On Sundays, SPACE Jam children meet at 10:30 am for their own age appropriate worship experience which includes…

~ high energy worship

~ hands on interactive Biblical teaching

~ life application object lessons and

~ healthy relationships that help them to develop a strong faith in God.

It’s not unusual for children to complain to their parents when they have to be absent from Southpoint. On the third Sunday of the month, SPACE Jam children join the adults in the sanctuary for a time of ministry formatted for the family.

On Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, SPACE Jam participates in fun, hands-on activities that assist the children in scripture memory. If a child were to attend SPACE Jam throughout the entire 6 year program, they would graduate having memorized over 200 scriptures, including the entire Christmas story from the book of Luke. Children arrive early on Wednesdays to participate in free time in the Southpoint gym. When the whistle blows, they come running with excitement to participate in Bible memorization. 

Many special nights and activities are enjoyed annually in SPACE Jam.  These special activities include an Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Green Food Fear Factor, Kidfest, Youth Camp, Slime Time, Noodle Night, Apple Night, Annual Thanksgiving Meal, Movie and Popcorn Nights, and many, many more!


Aftershock is our ministry for 6th,  through 8th grade students. Aftershock meets on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:00pm in the “Café 21” room for a Biblical based life lesson. In addition, students enjoy several activities throughout the year. 


Fireproof is our ministry for high school students. Fireproof is our main gathering for high school students and meets downstairs in the youth room on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm. Students experience worship, skits, videos, etc., and hear a message from one of our veteran youth leaders. Fireproof regularly has outings and special days/events including Winterfest, Youth Camp, and Back-to-School Water Wednesday which includes mud volleyball.

What We Expect From You

At Southpoint it is not just about your expectations. Here are a few things we expect from you.

We expect you to…

  1. come as you are

  2. not be perfect… none of us are.

Here are a few things to consider…You don’t have to dress up. We don’t care who you voted for in the last election. You don’t have to pretend like you have everything figured out. Church is a place where God meets people who are far from perfect. Everybody is welcome here. Whatever your story, your questions, doubts or struggles, come casual and be yourself. We look forward to meeting you!

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Southpoint Church of God, Inc.

Southpoint Church of God, Inc.
149 State Highway 37 | West Frankfort, Illinois 62896 | PH: 618.937.4766

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