AT SOUTHLAKE, WE TAKE SERIOUSLY CHRIST’S COMMISSION TO BUILD BRIDGES OF HOPE AND GRACE TO THE WORLD.
From our beginning in 1992, SouthLake Church has been involved in mercy and mission locally, nationally, and internationally. From Charlotte to Minnesota, Thailand to England, Chile to Mexico, we have had the privilege of proclaiming the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. We have been involved in planting churches, starting schools, and caring for widows and orphans. WE want to do more than just build a building. We believe church planting includes much more than building a physical structure. As a part of planting, we seek to build ministries of mercy, medicine, discipleship, evangelism, literacy, job-training, and education.
Keep your eyes and ears open to discover how you can be more involved in Mission and Mercy through SouthLake!
Robbie & Lydia Sweet
serving with MTW Next
St. Andrews, Scotland since 2013
Reaching this next generation is a critical priority for the global Church. This is also the focus of our Next Team. They’re working to develop youth ministry movements by equipping missionaries, national leaders, and indigenous churches to reach the youth in their communities. They also provide resources, training, and care for Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and their parents. Read more about their ministry here.
Rob & Jenny Ilderton
serving with MTW
West London, England since 2015
The Ilderton's help the International Presbyterian Church plant gospel-proclaiming churches. Rob is a pastor and elder in Immanuel Church, which he helped start, and he assists in the preaching and care of the congregation. Jenny is a musician involved in the music and women’s ministry of the church. The family loves living in England and hopes to plant more churches in the coming years. Read more about their ministry here.
serving with MTW
Bankgkok, Thailand and Stateside
The opportunity to share her work experience as a second-career missionary inspired Mary to serve with the Mission to the World (MTW) team in Bangkok, Thailand. During her five years in Thailand, she assisted the church-planting team by serving in accounting, administration, and building relationships with Thai people. The Lord inspired and guided her to help form the Napada business with the goal of supporting Thai women, while speaking the truths of God’s word into their lives. Although Mary is now stateside, she continues to support the MTW-Thailand team and Napada. Read more about Napada here. (NapadaThailand.com).
Rev. Ondrej & Milina Franka
serving as elected President of the Union of Baptist Churches (UBC) & Director of Baptist Theological Seminary
In 2008, Ondrej was elected President of the Union of Baptist Churches (UBC) in Serbia and is leading over 70 churches in the country where the evangelical Church is not officially recognized. In the year 2010, Ondrej re-established the Baptist Theological School in Novi Sad, Serbia, where he is currently serving as Director. Read more about their ministry here.
Bill and Susan Carr
serving with MTW
Mokahum Ministry Center in Minnesota
The Carr’s work with Native Americans in Minnesota. One of the greatest needs of the Native American church is spiritual leadership. The Carrs are helping train leaders through the Mokahum Ministry Center (MMC).
Bill serves MMC as the educational director and teaches several modules. Susan teaches study skills. Both personally mentor students, a key component of the program. Read more about their ministry here.