New to Southcliff?
A Message from Dr. Carroll Marr, Senior Pastor
Southcliff's mission is
guiding people of all generations and backgrounds into a thriving relationship with Christ. If you visit one of our services, you will catch a glimpse of that dynamic. Southcliff does not focus on a certain age group. Here you will find newlyweds and grandparents, singles and preteens, empty nesters and college students. We are also home to many newcomers to this country. As you walk around, you might hear people speaking Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Burmese, French, Mandarin, or Swahili.
Fort Worth is a diverse city, and we believe that God has called us to be a church family that comes from a wide range of backgrounds.
You are invited to join us this Sunday for one of our worship experiences at either 9:20 AM or 11:00 AM.
Your First VIsit to Southcliff F.A.Q.
What opportunties do you have for those who speak other languages?
- How do I become a Member?
Our campus is located near the intersection of I-20 & Granbury Rd. at 4100 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX, 76109. You may view a map to our location by clicking here.
There is usually a wide variety of dress at Southcliff. Some will wear jeans while others will dress up. At Southcliff, there is no pressure to dress a certain way.
We have a parking area reserved for our new guests at Southcliff. These parking spaces are located on our south lot (closest to the freeway). A friendly attendant will direct you.
It usually works best for guests to arrive between 15 to 20 minutes before the service begins, so you can find a place to park and make your way to the building. Our worship services take place at 9:20 AM and 11:00 AM.
We want to make sure that your first experience is a positive one. Here is a list of places where you can find what you are looking for:
Welcome Kiosk: Entering from the south doors (near freeway), you will see the Welcome Kiosk on your right. There you can find out about Grow Groups, activities for children and youth, etc.
Coffee Bar: Also located in the south foyer is our coffee and espresso bar. Beverages are free for newcomers.
Information Center: Hosts will assist you to register for events, purchase a sermon DVD, find a Grow Group, etc.
Connection Corner: After each service, newcomers are encouraged to stop by this area. We usually have coffee and snacks available. The hosts will have a free gift for you. They are also happy to sit down with you and answer any questions that you may have.
We have two identical Sunday morning experiences--at 9:20 AM and at 11:00 AM. Each service lasts about one hour and ten minutes. Music is led by a team of singers and a full choir. They are accomapnied by a live band and orchestra. Songs range from modern arrangements of classic hymns to current worship songs. Our pastor, Dr. Carroll Marr, helps us to understand how to apply the Bible to daily living. State-of-the-art video technology is used to complement the entire experience.
We believe that the best way to connect with others is in a small group--we call them "Grow Groups." We offer Grow Groups for children, youth, and adults. Most of our adult groups meet on campus on Sundays at 8:15 AM, 9:20 AM, or 11:00 AM. You can see a complete listing of adult Grow Groups by clicking here, or you may drop by the Information Center. The volunteers there will be able to help you find what you are looking for. For information about activies for children and youth (birth through high school), check out our Kids and Youth section.
If you come by our Information Center, the greeters there will show you where to take your children.
Preschool (Birth – Pre K)
Programming is available during both morning services, and there are Bible Study opportunities at 9:20 AM and 11:00 AM. For more detaiils, check our out Preschool Page.
Children (Kindergarten – 4th Grade)
Kid Connection is a large group/small group experience for children who are in Kindergarten through 4th grade at 9:20 AM and again at 11:00 AM. Parents are encouraged to take their children to the Worship service with them one hour and bring their children to Kid Connection while they attend a Grow Group. It is perfectly acceptable for first time guests who attend one hour to bring their children to the children’s area while they enjoy the service. For more details, check out our Children's Minstry Page.
Parenting Room: Children are welcome to sit with you in our worship services. Realizing that many young children may want to move around and/or talk, we have an upstairs Parenting Room where your children may sit with you and enjoy the service. There are even toys and children's furniture available. The Parenting Room is located on the second floor of the adult education building. The hosts at the Information Center can show you how to get there.
Preteens (5th – 6th Grade)
Uplink, our Preteen Ministry, is located in our Annex Building. Grow Groups are available for our preteens at the 9:20 AM service time. Hosts at the Welcome Kiosk or the Information Center can direct you to the Annex. For more details, visit our Preteen Page.
Students (7th - 12th Grade)
Junior and Senior High School students are invited to attend youth Grow Groups in the Annex Building (check at the Information Center for directions). For more details, visit our Student Ministry Page.
What opportunties do you have for those who speak other languages?
We translate our worship services into Burmese during the 9:20 AM Worship Service on Sundays. We translate the service into Spanish during the 11:00 AM services.
We also have Bible Studies (Grow Groups) in Spanish at 9:20 AM and in Swahili at 11:00 AM.
Our International Class is a Grow Group which meets every Sunday at 11:00 AM. We study the Bible using the ERV (Easy to Read Version). We have class members from over a dozen differnt countries.
If you are interested in the above opportunities, just connect with a host at a Welcome Desk on Sunday morning.
Our Swahili Fellowship meets Sundays from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM.
Our Burmese Prayer Meeting is Sundays from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
We have Spanish worship and fellowship events on a regular basis.
FYI: On Tuesday nights, our English as a Second Language (ESL) ministry meets from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM to offer a variety of levels of English classes for free.
Southcliff’s Discover Southcliff Class is a one-time class for anyone wanting to learn more about Southcliff and for prospective members who are interested in joining Southcliff. At the conclusion of the Discover Southcliff Class, if your desire is to join our fellowship you will have the opportunity to sign our church covenant. There is no obligation to join at the end of the class.
Still have questions?
Email Info@southlciff.com or call the church office at (817) 924 2241.