Culture can be understood as the shared beliefs and values that drive the behaviour of a group of people. At Southside Church we have defined the way we do things around here with our Culture Code. This ensures that we remain focused and effective in fulfilling our vision. We articulate our culture in 6 one-liners.
We live with Jesus at the centre of our lives.
His mission becomes more important than our personal ambition.
We believe big and start small.
This is all about steadfast faith. God says it’s faith the size of a mustard seed that moves mountains. Our preparation with the little reveals our expectation of the much.
We are contributors, not consumers.
We don’t go to church; we are the church (1 Corinthians.12:27). And the church is the only organization that exists for its non-members.
We can do more by doing less.
This speaks into focused excellence. We are not talking about perfection, but simply doing the best we can with what we have where we are.
We don’t maintain, we multiply.
This is all about continual growth. We aren’t here to simply run a nice church; we are here to reach a world.
We see opportunity in obstacles.
We acknowledge the facts without allowing them to determine our limits. We choose to live from victory, not for victory. We see obstacles as an opportunity to innovate, empower and learn.