Visit Southlands Brea
Every Sunday morning we gather in the heart of Brea to worship God, study his Word, and strengthen the church.
What time do we gather?
How do I get there and where do I park?
Southlands Church is located at 2950 E. Imperial Hwy. in Brea. We hope to see you there! Get directions to Southlands.
Parking is available on-site as well as across the street on the northeast corner of Imperial and Saturn. Parking spots located on the Southlands property are for visitors, families with small children, senior citizens, and those needing handicapped parking.
You can enter the building either on the north side facing Imperial Hwy. or through the patio doors facing Saturn St.
What about COVID-19?
As our guest, we want you to be comfortable at our gatherings. Masks are no longer required and up to you and your comfortability if you choose to wear one or not. We have seating close together in rows, as well as a couple of socially distanced, spaced out rows in the back for those who prefer that. In our lobby, we have TVs that live broadcast the service if you prefer to sit in the lobby.
What should I do with my kids?
We offer programming for 1 year olds- 6th graders every morning at the 8:30 am and 10:30 am services. Please check-in your children in the Children’s Ministry area before the service so be sure to arrive a few minutes early! At Southlands we value all ages worshipping together so kids join their parents during the beginning of service for worship. When the kids are dismissed, parents walk their kids to their classrooms. Learn more about our Children’s Ministry here.
Prior to attending on Sunday morning, please register your kids for Children’s Ministry. You can register at Southlands.net under quick links, clicking on “Children’s Ministry Registration Form.” Please contact our Children’s Ministry Director Shannon Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Is there a Mother’s Room?
Yes, we have a room with a live feed of the service is available for mothers with babies under 1 years old.
Does Southlands have Youth Ministry?
Yes! Our junior high group (7th and 8th grade) called Lights and our high school group (9th-12th grade) called Mesa meet during the week. More information and meeting times and locations can be found on Instagram (@Southlands.Lights & @Southlands.Mesa). On Sunday, Southlands Youth join the 8:30 am and 10:30 am services. Rachel Collins, Southlands’ Youth Director, can be contacted at email@example.com for more information.
How do I get connected?
When you arrive, please visit our Visitor Table near the south end of the lobby before or after both services. At the Visitor Center you can receive more information about our community, our values, and our mission. We look forward to getting to know you!
The primary means of connection are our Engage Groups (Life Groups and other groups focusing on a specific topic). Click here to learn more about our different Engage groups or email Kevin Meisch to get help in finding the right group for you.
Participating in a Life Group, joining a serve team, and attending church events are great first steps towards getting connected. One monthly event we have is Community Prayer. We gather as a community once per month on the 1st Wednesday night of every month for a night of prayer and worship.
Finding a church home can be tough, especially if you only visit once or twice. Therefore, we encourage you to Stick 6! Stick around for six weeks, and by then you will know if Southlands is the right place for you. During your six week stay, you will have at least one opportunity to attend:
- Visitor Center
- Newcomers Lunch (which happens on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12 pm in the lobby)
- Exploring Membership Class
These steps work progressively to give you a good idea of who we are, what we hope to accomplish together, how leadership affects this and what your part in the mission of God is. Contact Joel Baker to learn more about Newcomers Lunch and Exploring Membership.
What does a Sunday morning service look like?
Worship: We Celebrate Jesus
We begin our gathering with worship through music. We sing about Jesus, who he is and what he has done for us. A band leads worship using contemporary songs, hymns, songs from other churches, and original songs that musicians in our community have written. There may be points during worship where, with the approval of an elder, a trusted member of the Southlands community shares something they feel God is saying. We may respond by praying or worshiping.
Preaching: We Preach Jesus.
Jesus is the only one who can change lives, so he is the center of all of our sermons. Many times we preach through the text verse by verse, and occasionally we will focus on a specific subject found in the Bible. To hear a message, visit the media page. Every Sunday we teach from the Bible, and the Bible is all about Jesus. We believe that faith comes from hearing scripture, God’s word, so we will preach it as much as possible.
Community: We Live Like Jesus
We believe that God has called us to be more than just a Sunday meeting. We are a community that seeks to follow Jesus together. After each service, newcomers are encouraged to visit the Visitor’s Center at the south end of the lobby to meet a leader who would love to hear your story. You can also learn more about our community there. Throughout the week, we meet in homes all over north Orange County. We call these Engage Groups. These groups serve as the primary connection point for those who call Southlands their church home.
Kids & Youth: Partnering with Parents and Caregivers
We want children and youth to know that Jesus is the first priority in their lives. We try to work this out in a creative, interactive and age appropriate way, in an environment where they are loved and nurtured. It is our goal to partner with parents and caregivers as they raise children to love and follow Jesus. We hope that the message the parents hear and the lessons the children/youth learn will result in conversations that spark growth and life change. See above for more information about our Children’s and Youth Ministry.