A Little Bit About Southern Plains
How it All Started
Our roots run deep and still serve as a foundation for the outreach and role we play in our community. Although the idea of cowboy church has dated back as late as the 1800s, for Southern Plains it all started in 2011. When a group of believers recognized a need for a place where anyone could follow Christ without concern, that is what they did. The goal then and still to this day is to offer a "come as you are" environment for everyone that comes through our doors. What better place than a barn to leave such an impact?
What we have found over the years is that such an environment allows us to pursue Christ without the worries of barriers and social standards. When we say "come as you are" it means more than the clothes you wear. It is a true statement that we carry out daily in our walk of life. Consider those who Jesus focused on during his time in ministry. It was not out of place by any means for him to socialize, break bread, or heal those who society considered unfit for a divine relationship. Simply put, at the end of the day the one thing we all need is Jesus.
As the years have passed, we have continued to fellowship in arenas, on horseback, on campus, and now at our current site. We have been beyond blessed to have seen countless people connect and build their relationship with Christ. Our purpose is not to serve and support those who are “religious” but to focus on the individual who is wanting to walk closer in their faith or does not have a relationship with Jesus.
Where We Are Now
In an effort to refocus the direction of our outreach and better serve those around us, we have experienced a few changes as a family over the last few years. One of the distinct changes has been our rebranding initiative in January of 2023. After nearly twelve years as “The Cowboy Church of Lee County,” we adopted our new name as “Southern Plains Cowboy Church”. Through this, we can better signify a cultural and regional connection to the Auburn community. After all, we are here to serve and share with those around us.
In addition to this, we now hold our Sunday service at 10:30 AM CST. This allows us to ensure we are better accessible and prepared for those around us.