Preschool Ministry - Birth through Kindergarten
Leader : Lisa Lowell
We provide a place filled with caring people who create a meaningful and fun atmosphere to build foundations of faith for preschoolers. Each preschooler is important to us, and we love every opportunity we get to teach them about Jesus. We strive to partner with parents in teaching preschoolers about Jesus in an age appropriate and meaningful way.
Children's Ministry - 1st through 6th Grade
Leader : Lisa Lowell
For children in 1st-6th grade we provide a place filled with caring people who create a meaningful and fun atmosphere to build foundations of faith for children. Each child is important to us, and we love every opportunity we get to teach them about Christ.
Student Ministry – 7th through 12th Grade
Leader : Brandon Standridge
Our heart behind the Southside Student Ministry is that students would know God on a deeper level, that we would challenge them to take a deeper step in their faith, that they would find community with believers, and that they would have fun in the process!
College & Career Ministry
Leaders : Tyler Gibson, Brad Cockrell, Eileen Bogardus
If you are attending college - or if you've graduated from high school or college and are working, we have a place for you.
Adult Bible Studies
Leaders : Varies per Quarter
We're all in different places in our lives. Whether you're single, a young couple, middle-aged, a senior or widowed, Southside has a Sunday morning Bible study group that is sure to become one of your favorite places to gather during the week. Some classes focus on interpersonal issues while others do different themes throughout the year. Some study books of the Bible in depth. Browse through this list of classes and then come join in one on Sunday!
Leaders : Maeve Brackin, Bob Blackburn
Southside’s Sonshiners (our Senior Adult ministry) desires to provide opportunities for study and fellowship for those 55+! Come join in our regular activities. While these are sponsored by our Senior Adult ministry, all activities are open to everyone who wants to attend.
Leaders : Varies per Semester
The very best way to connect with others is in a small-group setting. At Southside, we have several Small Groups who meet at different days, times, and locales, so you're sure to be able to find one that best fits you. A Small Group is a group of 5-12 people. We meet to enjoy a snack, time hanging out, and to discuss and apply this week's sermon.
The Ladies Connection – Women's Ministry
Leaders : Londa Hladky, Lisa Lowell
As women grow in their faith, The Ladies Connection (TLC) desires to undergird them with prayerful support and encourage them as they discover, explore, and use their spiritual gifts in service to the Body and to the community in love and unity of spirit. Any woman of any age is warmly invited to be a part of TLC and to help build a Women’s Ministry at Southside that will glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in word, thought, and deed.
The Game Changers – Men's Ministry
Leaders : Scott Bogardus, Michael Walker
Every man who is a member of Southside is already part of the Men's Ministry. Our focus is to encourage men to become “Game Changers" by creating opportunities for them to get off the bench and become bold disciples of Christ and willing to become more effective in ministry to their families, their church and community.
Communicating Love – Special Needs Ministry
Leader : Allison Tofflemire
We have an awesome opportunity to pour out the love of Jesus on a great group of people with special needs. We have wonderful times with crafts, music, Bible lessons, games, and fellowship- all while sharing the love of Christ!
Leader : Will Neely
Here at Southside we want to worship our God passionately and with everything we have. When we come together to worship, we focus on the truth of who God is and we intentionally let our hearts respond to that truth. All of us in the Worship Ministry at Southside seek to worship God in spirit and in truth and to train people to become true worshippers and worship leaders. Whatever gifts or talents you have, God has uniquely made you to minister in some way, and we would love to help you carry out that ministry!
Leaders: Michael Vaden, Alan Pope, Kathy Mashburn, and Patrick Welch
God is a missionary God and He has called His Church to be a part of global missions. He is making a name for Himself across the world and He invites ordinary people to be a part of His bigger story in His plan to bring redemption to every tribe, nation, and tongue. Using Southside, God has called out and sent individuals, couples, and teams to share the Message of Christ to our city, county, state, country, and to the Far East to Europe, from the Americas to Southeast Asia, from Central Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa, and from North Africa to the Middle East. If you have a heart for other nations and cultures and have a willing heart, check out Missions at Southside.
“... and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” — Acts 1:8b