Praying For Husbands
This is a video clip of the kind of intercession that goes forth at SCF for men.
Young Leaders of SCF
On 5th Sundays, the youth lead the service.
Pastor Eddie Mason Sermon Excerpt
Powerful messages are delivered during Sunday services and midweek.
Celebrating Our Lord
David's Army & Young Women of Virtue dance to Hosanna!
SCF Women's Fellowship
Women of all ages gathered to fellowship at SCF.
SCF Women's Fellowship
The women of SCF regularly gather to encourage, edify and strengthen one another.
SCF Congregation
Sunday service at SCF begins at 10:30am EST every Sunday.
Standing for Revival
Pastor Eddie Mason is leading SCF toward a corporate revival.
IGNITE Student Ministry
The student ministry of SCF leads worship on the 5th Sunday of every month.
Celebrating Our Young People
Southside Christian Fellowship's pastors and elders pray for and prophesy over the children of the church.

    WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority; and it is therefore our infallible rule in all matters. 2Tim 3:16-17 ; 2Peter 1:20-21 ;1Cor2:12-13 ; Psalm 19:7-9; 119:30,43,89; Matt 5:17-18; John 3:34; 10:35; 1Thess2:13; Rev 22:6; Luke 24:44; 2Peter3:15-16; Rev 22:18-19; Isaiah 40:8; Matt 24:35; 7:21,24; Luke1:38; James 1:22-25

      THE TRINITY

    WE BELIEVE there is one God. He is the eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love. As the only true and living God, He exists in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit equal in power and glory. Deut33:27; Romans 1:20; Psalm 95:3; Isaiah 43:15; Psalm 147:5 James 1:17; John 4:24; Matt 5:48; Isaiah 6:3, 1Peter 1:15:16; Psalm 104:24; Prov 2:6; Isaiah 28:29; Exodus 33:19; Psalm 63:2; 31:19; 33:5; 89:14 Isaiah 30:18; Exodus 15:6; 1John 4:8; Isaiah 43:13; 45:5; 1Cor 8:4; Psalm 42:2; 84:2; Jer10:10; John 1:18,10:30; 14:9,16-17,26; 15:26 2Cor 3:17-18; John 1:1,14; Matt 28:19-20; 2Cor 13:14; Rev 1:4; 5:13; Eph 3:14-21

      JESUS

    WE BELIEVE that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus into the world. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, both fully God and fully man in one person. He is humanity as God intended us to be. Jesus was anointed as God’s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating God’s kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation, preaching the good news of salvation, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead. Gathering his disciples, he reconstituted God’s people as his Church to be the instrument of his kingdom. After dying for the sins of the world, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, fulfilling the covenant of blessing given to Abraham. In His sinless, perfect life, Jesus met the demands of the law; and in His atoning death on the cross, he took God’s judgment for sin, which we deserve as law-breakers. By His death on the cross he also disarmed the demonic powers. The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesus’ birth from David’s house, His messianic ministry, his glorious resurrection from the dead, His ascent into heaven and His present rule at the right hand of the Father. As God’s Son and David’s heir, He is the eternal Messiah-King, advancing God’s reign throughout every generation and throughout the whole earth today. Mark 1:15; Gal 4:4; Rom 1:2-4; John 1:14; John 1:17,18; Luke 1:30-35; Rom5:19; Luke3:21-22; Mark 1:14-51; Luke4:1-13; Luke 4:41-43; Luke 7:14-17; Mark 1:16,17; Mark 3:13-15; Matt 16:18; Luke9:1,2; John 1:29; Mark 8:31; Gal 3:13,14; Acts 3:14-15; Romans 5:18-19; 1Peter2:24; Gal 3:13; Romans1:18; Col2:13-15; Matt 1:1; Luke 1:68-72; Acts 2:24-28; Acts 2:29-36; Romans 1:1-4; Hebrews 1:1-3; ICor 15:24-26

      THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of the spirit to them. The Holy Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up of the Church, gifting for ministry, and driving back the power of Satan by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.

    WE BELIEVE that the fruit of the Spirit is the manifest character of Christ in the believer’s life. Acts1:8; 1Cor 12:4-7,13; John 14:16-17; Romans 12:1; Romans 8:3,4; 1Cor 14;12; Romans 12:4-6; Luke 11:20; Eph 6:10-20; John 14:12,13; Gal 5:22

      SATAN AND DEMONIC HOSTS

    WE BELIEVE that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and as a usurper of God’s rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. Rev 12:7-9; 2Cor 11:14; Col 1:13-14; Eph 6:12; Mark 3:22-26; Eph 2:1-2; 1 John 5:19

      CREATION OF MAN, THE FALL AND ORIGINAL SIN

    WE BELIEVE that God created mankind in his own image, male and female, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. Under temptation of Satan, our original parents fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness and God’s judgement of death to the earth. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to God’s good creation. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam’s original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to God’s judgment of death and captive to Satan’s kingdom of darkness. Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:1 & Revelation 12:9 Genesis 3:8 & Romans 1:21 & Romans 5:16 Romans 5:12 John 5:14 I Corinthians 15:22 John 8:44 I John 5:19 Romans 8:20-23 Psalm 51:5 Ezekiel 18:4 Romans 2:5 & Romans 2:12 Hebrews 9:27 Galatians 1:3-5 Galatians 4:8-9 Colossians 1:13 Genesis 1:26-27 Genesis 1:26 Genesis 3:1 Revelation 12:9 Genesis 3:8 Romans 1:21 Romans 5:16 Romans 5:12 John 5:14 I Corinthians 15:22 John 8:44 & I John 5:19 Romans 8:20-23 Psalm 51:5 Ezekiel 18:4 Romans 2:5 Romans 2:12 Hebrews 9:27 Galatians 1:3-5 Galatians 4:8-9 Colossians 1:13

      SALVATION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST

    WE BELIEVE that the whole world is under the domination of Satan and that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people therefore are under God’s just judgment. Through the preaching ofthe Good News of Jesus and the kingdom of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts and sanctifies through the blood of Jesus by the Spirit all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. By this they are released from Satan’s domain and enter into God’s kingdom reign. John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17,31-39; 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7,9.

      INDWELLING AND FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding helper, teacher, and guide. We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit for ministry today subsequent to conversion. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing and for recognition and commissioning of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church. Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; I Corinthians 12:13; I Corinthians 12:4-7; John 14:16-17Romans 12:1; Ephesians 5:18-20; Romans 8:3-4; I Corinthians 14:12; I Corinthians 14:26; Romans 12:4-6; Luke 11:20; I John 3:8; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 14:12-13; Romans 15:18-19; I Corinthians 4:20; Romans 8:9-10;John 16:7; John 14:26; John 16:13-15; Romans 8:14;Luke 24:49; Acts 4:31; Acts 8:18-19; Acts 19:1-2; I Corinthians 2:4-5 II Corinthians 4:7; II Corinthians 6:4-7;Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:15-17; I Corinthians 12:7-11 & I Corinthians 14:1; I Corinthians 14:5; I Thessalonians 5:19-21; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 19:6; Mark 1:41; Luke 6:18-19; Mark 16:18 Acts 13:1-3; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6

      THE CHURCH

    WE BELIEVE in one, holy, universal Church. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the living Body of Christ, of which He is the head and of which we are all members.WE BELIEVE that the Church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purpose in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved a local community of saints. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the Kingdom. However final governmental authority in the Church has ideally been entrusted to men. Matt 16:17-19, Acts 2:17-18,42, Eph 3:14-21; 4:11-16, 1Tim 2:11-15, Heb 10:23-25, 1Peter 2:4-5, 9-10

      ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

    WE BELIEVE that Jesus committed two ordinances to the church. Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both are available to all believers. Water Baptism, immersion the preferred method, is the New Covenant sign of circumcision of the heart. We believe through baptism we are identified with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

    WE BELIEVE that through the Lord’s Supper the believer renews and affirms the reality of Christ’s death, resurrection and imminent return. John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3-6;I Corinthians 3:16-17; Matthew 16:17-18; I Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 2:18-19; I Peter 2:9-10; Titus 3:4-7; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 1:22;Ephesians 5:23; I Corinthians 12:27

      LIFE AFTER DEATH

    WE BELIEVE that when the Christian dies he/she passes immediately into the presence of Christ, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with the savior until the day of the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will forever dwell in fellowship with the Triune God. We also believe that when the unbeliever dies he/she is consigned to hell, there to wait the day of judgment when he/she shall be punished with eternal separation from the presence of God. Matt 25:46; Luke 16:19-31; John 5:25-29; 1Cor 15:35-58; 2Cor 5:1-10; Phil 1:19-26; 3:20-21; 2Thes 1:5-10; Rev 20:11-15; 21:1; 22:15

      THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND FINAL JUDGMENT

    WE BELIEVE that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ – His return to the earth as King. After Christ’s returns to reign He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. Finally, God will be all in all and His kingdom, His rule and reign, will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth, recreated by His mighty power, in which righteousness dwells and in which he will forever be worshipped. Daniel 7:13-14 & Matthew 4:23 & Matthew 12:28; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 10:7-8; Matthew 24:14 & Mark 13:11; John 15:26-27; Romans 14:17-18; Mark 13:26; Acts 1:9-11; II Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:11-16; Matthew 25:31-32; I Corinthians 15:23-25; Revelation 20:10; I Corinthians 15:51-52; John 5:28-30; Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 25:31-46; I Corinthians 15:24-48; I Timothy 6:13-16; II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:5; Revelation 21:27; I Timothy 1:17 & Revelation 7:9-12

BANNER OF WORSHIP

Worship is our response to God for who He is and what He has done for us in Jesus Christ. The focus of our worship is God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. We are called to express our love and adoration to God. We are privileged to do so; thus worship is an end in itself; the highest of all calls.

Worship allows the believer the opportunity to interact with the Father individually and corporately. The call to worship follows the heavenly pattern. Revelation 4:8 tells us that there are created beings whose sole purpose is to offer praise and worship day and night without ceasing. This is a heavenly pattern that should be duplicated on earth.

The importance of worship cannot be over emphasized. Worship must become the number one priority of all believers. “All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white hot worship of God and His Son among all the peoples of the earth.” –Let the Nations be Glad p.15  Worship brings us into intimate communion with the Father. It allows us to realize that our existence is all about God and not about us. Worship humbles us so that we can acknowledge God and God alone is the center of all creation. He must increase and we must decrease.

Worship takes on many forms. It demands personal involvement and expression. Though the outward expression is meaningless to the Father if the heart is not right. God is looking for participators not spectators.

    * Exuberant Praise – Singing, dancing, shouting, clapping, laughing, weeping, waving banners, lifting hands, kneeling, bowing, blowing trumpets, beating tambourines, cymbals and drums are some of the expressions of worship.

    * Songs of Exaltation – Songs that are sung about the greatness of our God.

    * Songs to God – Songs that are not about God but are sung to God.

    * Interpretive Dance – Dancers that interpret the spirit of a song by expressing its beauty through movement.

    * Giving- We worship God through our giving. We humbly acknowledge that all we have and all we will ever have is from God. He is our provider and our sustainer.

    * Prayers are a form of worship. Prayers of petition, prayers of intercession or prayers of repentance are all expressions of worship. We are acknowledging that we are dependent upon Him for all things.

    * Confession is an expression of worship because we have reached the point where we desire the approval of God more than the approval of man. We choose to become vulnerable to both God and man.

    * Operation of the Gifts are an expression of worship because we are submitting ourselves to the Spirit to be used as a manifested expression of God Himself.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority; and it is therefore our infallible rule in all matters.Song of Songs

 

The Word of God, the Bible, is the form of God's Word that is available for study, for public inspection, for repeated examination, and as a basis for mutual discussion. It tells us about and points us to the Word of God as a person, namely Jesus Christ, whom we do not now have present in bodily form on earth. Thus, we are no longer able to observe and imitate his life and teachings firsthand.

 

We did not hear God's words of decree directly and thus cannot study them directly but only through observation of their effects. It is most profitable for us to study God's words as written in the Bible. It is God's written Word that he commands us to study. "The man is blessed who meditates on God's law day and night." God's words to Joshua are also applicable to us: "This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night that you may be careful to do all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success" (Josh 1:8). It is the Word of God in the form of written Scripture that is "God-breathed" and "useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness" (2Tim 3:16 NIV).

 

We do not believe that God's Word is open to private interpretation, however we do believe there are different levels of revelation of the Word. We hold to the literalness of scripture. There was a garden there was an Adam and there was an Eve.

We acknowledge and use many translations of the Bible:

 

    King James Version

    New King James

    New American Standard

    New International Version

    Revised Standard Version

    American Standard

 

    *Transliterations, enhanced or paraphrased versions are used as study aids: Amplified Bible, The Message, or The Living Bible.