Reach, Love, Grow, Repeat

The Source, A United Methodist Community

The Source is a campus of Southern Hills United Methodist Church

JOIN US Sundays at 10:30 am

worship with us

Most people encounter the church through our worship services. We gather on Sundays at 10:30 am.

We'd love to have you worship with us. Some come to worship in jeans; others, in suits. We want you to come as you are, as you are comfortable worshipping.

All children are welcome in worship. We offer nursery care for infant and pre-k both during the service and the pre-service Source Study class time


connect with us

If this is your first time worshipping with us, we invite you to arrive a few minutes early, grab a cup of coffee, and chat with folks before the service.

We'll also invite you to fill out a Connect Card during the service so that we can know how we can best serve you.

grow with us

Being a Christian is not a one-and-done event, but rather a life-long journey of spiritual growth. At The Source, A United Methodist Community we offer classes and studies to help you grow in your spiritual formation.

Classes and studies currently being offered:

  • Source Studies Classes
    Sundays @ 9:15 am
    Children & Adults' Classes

To join any class, just show up.

serve with us

The church's purpose is to serve. We serve one another, we serve our community, and we serve to the ends of the earth. Come serve with us.

These are the primary ministries at The Source, A United Methodist Community:

  • Source Study Classes
  • Women's Ministry
  • Young Adults Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Worship & Creative Arts
  • Hospitality Team
  • Events Team

Get involved by getting in touch.

Ministry Leaders

At The Source, A United Methodist Community, our ministry team consists of the dedicated staff and volunteers who oversee our various ministries. Feel free to contact any of our ministry leaders with questions about the ministries they lead or about serving in that ministry area.

Pastor
Jill Ruhl
Pastor
Worship Leader
Luke McKeel
Worship Leader
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Brian Schumard
Director of Youth Ministries
Children's Director
Kristina White
Director of Children's Ministries
Assistant Children's Director
Shawnne Carter
Assistant Director of Children's Ministries
Patricia Kaelin
Nursery Staff
Keagan White
Nursery Staff
Creative Arts
Christopher Kaelin
Technical Volunteer

Who We Are

We want to build a relationship with you by getting to know you and letting you get to know us. This way we can better serve you.

We REACH out,
LOVE others,
GROW in faith, and REPEAT this continuously,
bringing God's amazing, transforming
love to the world in practical, tangible ways.


God's love is the center of everything, so worshipping and serving God are our top priorities. Prayer is essential to everything we do. The Word of God and celebrating God's work and abundant grace through Baptism and Holy Communion are vital to our worship experience.

We love God by loving and serving others in practical, tangible ways. We radiate God's Spirit and reflect God's love into the world. God is on the move, and our community follows.

Our atmosphere is informal, fun, and welcomes people who are unfamiliar with the church or those who have wandered away. In The Source everyone gets a fresh start. Those who have questions about the beliefs or relevance of church will find a place to have them answered. Our community reaches those individuals, loves them, and helps them grow in faith. Growth happens in ways that meet the specific needs of each person. Children, youth, and adults are taught to know God through Jesus Christ.

Relationship and connection with people of all walks of life happen in church, in the park, in living rooms, over food… simply wherever the Holy Spirit leads. Everyone is welcome with open arms. The Source is a radically inclusive environment.

As growth in the number of community members occurs, the process of reaching, loving, and growing will be repeated continuously, creating more new faith communities.

Prayer
We believe in the power of prayer in our everyday lives. Through prayer we seek God’s leading for the future of our community.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Inclusiveness
We extend hospitality to everyone by inviting, welcoming, and lovingly including all — no matter their story, life stage, or faith position.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. (Romans 15:5–7)

Authentic Relationship
We are intentional about building relationships within and around our faith community. We connect in authentic relationships with God and one another by sharing our stories and our lives as God through Jesus Christ has modeled for us.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2–3)

Growing in Faith
Jesus calls us to life-long learning and spiritual growth. Therefore, our community offers multiple ways and opportunities for people to explore and grow their faith.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6–7)

Reaching Out
There are no borders to our mission field; we make it a priority to reach out beyond our walls to love and serve in the community and world so others will know God’s love.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:35–40)

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit... (Matthew 28:19)

Flexibility
As the church grows and changes, we remain flexible in how we serve the needs of our community.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (Colossians 3:12)


UMC Beliefs
If you are interested in understanding the doctrine of the United Methodist Church, click here.

Once you have joined us for worship regularly for a period of 6 months, we'd love for you to become a member of The Source, A United Methodist Community! In order to begin the process, please contact us.

If you have not been baptised, we invite you to begin a discussion with one of our leaders about baptism, its significance, and the process involved. When you are ready to begin a conversation about baptism or child dedication, please contact us.