THE CHURCH ISN'T A PLACE. IT'S PEOPLE.
And not hyper-spiritual, holier-than-thou, completely un-relatable people, but real people—normal, everyday, just-like-you people. It’s people who are imperfect, make mistakes, haven’t arrived, and don’t have it all figured out. It’s people from different backgrounds and upbringings, from both sides of the tracks, and both sides of the isle. It’s people who believe God is up to something big and bold and beautiful on this earth, and want to broadcast that fact as best they can with the way they live and love and talk and serve and give.
Each new year is full of possibility & potential. It’s also full of pressure. Most of us have some idea of who we want to be & what we want to do, but we’ve also got this elaborate mental list of who we feel like we have to be & what we have to do. These lists don’t always overlap. And it’s not like we have infinite time & energy. We can’t be and do it all. Like I said...Pressure. A new year can feel exciting, yet overwhelming. So... How do you know what to do & pursue? And how to follow through and stay on task? What would it look like to get to the end of this year with the satisfaction of having lived it well—on purpose, with the big picture in mind; by design, not default? Well... That’s what this series is all about.
Lead pastors Chris and Laura Sonksen had a vision of creating churches that unchurched people would love to attend. The first few years South Hills experienced incredible growth, and in a very short time purchased their first property and began to build. Since then, South Hills has grown into a multi-campus ministry spanning several states. Chris and Laura have been married since 1991 and have two adult children, Grace and Aidan.