rockyHas your journey toward genuine faith grown then faded over time? Jesus addresses this in the parable of the Sower, the Seed and the Soil in Mark 4.

Join us this Sunday at 6pm in Wesleyan Hall to find out how to overcome a superficial belief and have a deeply grounded trust that can weather any storm.

We will also talk about your next step in joining us to help serve the city of New Orleans this summer!

No dress code. Zero expectations. If we haven’t yet we would love to meet you. For more info hit us up at


Lion City Roulette


It’s back! Join us this Sunday night for our most popular event at the Hangover: Lion City Roulette. Live text your spiritual questions anonymously and we will do our best to answer them. Invite a friend and come hang out with us in Wesleyan Hall at 6pm. No questions are off limits!

For more info hit us up at

The Hangover returns this Sunday!

hardened-heartInvite a friend and join us this Sunday night at 6pm in Wesleyan Hall for the Hangover.

We will continue to explore Jesus’ parable of the soil found in Mark 4 by talking about what a hardened heart looks like.

Come see what everyone has been talking about. No dress codes or expectations. We are just a group of jacked up people on the same journey to genuine faith as you are.


Life Group Launch Party

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate the first Hangover of the semester!

College-Students-mailing-listsWith the campus closed next Sunday night, we want to invite you to join us for our Life Group Launch at Lauderdale Lanes at 5pm.

This will be a great time to meet our life group leaders and get to know people already plugged in. If you are looking for a place to fit in and check out Lion City this would be a great place to start!

If you have questions hit us up at See you Sunday night!

The Hangover Part II


The Hangover comes roaring back this Sunday night at 6pm in Wesleyan Hall! Invite a friend and join us for a genuine, down to earth spiritual conversation. Afterward we will tell you how you can join us in the adventure of a lifetime this summer in New Orleans!


No dress code. Zero expectations. We are just a group of jacked up people on the same journey to genuine faith as you are.

If you are on Facebook join our event here, and spread the word on twitter and any social media you have.

Questions? Hit us up at

Take the Lion City 2014 Challenge!

NYRWe are about to enter a brand new year, which means you are probably making a list of resolutions. If you’re like the rest of us, you are determined to lose weight, change majors, or make some other life altering decision – at least until January 2nd.

Have you thought of making a spiritual resolution for the new year? Whether you are a follower of Jesus or simply taking steps on your spiritual journey, we invite you to join us in the Lion City 2014 challenge!

Here’s the deal: we believe the Bible teaches in Ephesians 2:8-10 that we are not saved by what we do or how hard we try. Intimacy and eternity with God are given as a free gift to the least deserving: which means all of us. Romans 10:9-10 shows us how we simply genuinely believe Jesus is Who He claims to be and submit every area of our lives to Him.

So this challenge is not about trying harder or doing better. It’s a way to grow spiritually and stir up our affection for God.

Here is how it works: in 2014 our goal is to

  • Read through the entire New Testament (download the free guide 52_wks_new_testament). If you prefer to use your phone or tablet we suggest either Youversion or the ESV app.
  • Memorize 30 verses: as you read, pick the ones that take on real meaning
  • Read 2 books for spiritual growth this summer: email us for recommendations
  • Pray for others every day each month using our prayer guide: simply write the names of friends, family, and those you want to pray for each day
  • Give $5 per month to support Pastor Saied Ziadeh in the war-torn nation of Syria. You can donate at the Hangover on campus Sundays this fall.

Whether you can do all of just one or two of these we invite you to join us as we continue on this journey toward genuine faith. We also invite you to join us as the Hangover resumes Sunday night January 12th at 6pm in Wesleyan Hall!

Join us at the Shoals Theatre!

shoals theatreMany of you may have gone home for the Christmas break. For some, home is the Shoals area. For others you may be stuck here and unable to spend the holidays with friends and family.

The Lion City crew invites you to join us as we hold a combined downtown Christmas celebration event with the Church at Lee Heights at the historic Shoals Theatre Sunday morning at 10am. Live music, outstanding dramatic presentations, and a relevant message will round out the hour.

If you have any questions feel free to send an email to We hope to see you there!





Stay Connected during Christmas!

DTXSIf you live in or near the Shoals area and want to stay connected during the holiday break, there are two opportunities Lion City has that can help get your fix before the Hangover resumes January 12th!

Sunday December 22nd at 10am we are partnering with the Church at Lee Heights for an incredible Christmas celebration at the Shoals Theatre next to Rivertown Coffee. Invite your friends and family for a unique time of celebrating the holidays as only downtown Florence can.College-Students-mailing-lists

You can also sign up for a Lion City life group! Continue your journey to discovering genuine faith with others just like you.

For more info hit us up at

Celebrate Christmas at the Shoals Theater!

DTXSIf you are stuck on campus this holiday season, Lion City is partnering with the Church at Lee Heights for a Downtown Christmas Celebration at the Shoals Theater Sunday, December 22 at 10am.

While the Hangover won’t resume until January 12th, this is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones! If you have any questions or need directions hit us up at


Join us in the Big Easy this summer!

Huge thank you to the Florala for the great write up in this weeks issue! If you haven’t had the chance to check it out you can read it here.

Florala article

The Hangover will be off this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will meet one last time for the year on December 1 before the semester break. Invite a friend and help us pack out Wesleyan Hall in two weeks!

During the break, if you want to stay plugged in our life groups will be meeting in Florence at various locations. If you are interested in learning more and connecting with genuine people on the same journey toward faith as you are, let us know!

Finally, if you are interested in serving with Lion City this summer in Chattanooga or New Orleans, send us a quick email at We will reply with a team application that is due by December 1.
We will spend June 2-6 in Tennessee working with the children of incarcerated parents or whose siblings are in the juvenile correction system to give them the summer camp experience of a lifetime. July 20-26 we will be working with underprivileged children in New Orleans and serving the community.

Thank you for helping Lion City and the Hangover a huge success this semester!