The goal of the student ministry of South Side Baptist church is to glorify Jesus Christ specifically through 6th-12th grade students and their families. We will seek to accomplish this by equipping parents to disciple their students and engaging students with the Word of God each week. We long to see students and their families trust Jesus and follow after him in lifelong obedience to his commands. Below are the typical events that take place within the life of our church that are specifically intended to accomplish these goals.
- 9:30 Bible Study - This time is designed give students a broad understanding of the whole bible. We are currently using Xplore the Bible by Lifeway that takes students through a different book of the bible every three months. Students are split into small groups by grade and gender (MS boys/girls, 9th-10th boys/girls, & 11th-12th boys/girls).
- 11:00 Sunday Service - This is the highlight of the week at South Side Baptist Church and is an emphasis for the student ministry. Christians gather every week to sing the Word, pray the Word, preach the Word, and see the Word in communion and baptism. We encourage families and their students to participate together and then discuss what they hear and see during this time.
- 6:00 Midweek - On Wednesday nights we host supper for all students 6th-12th grade and then have a time of singing, teaching, and responding. We seek to call students follow Jesus Christ by teaching through whole books of the bible. We then split up into discussion groups where students ask questions and consider how they should apply what the bible says to their lives. Students are encouraged to invite their friends so they may also come to know Jesus Christ.
- From time to time, we will host or attend an event outside of our normal schedule (camp, concert, DNow, etc.). These are meant to be times of intentional discipleship and fun to help shape the faith of our students.