Welcome to Southside Teen Ministry
Thanks so much for taking the time to learn a little bit more about the Southside Teen Ministry. If you’ve made it this far, I hope you’ll come and visit us in person. Reading a description on a site just does really tell you the story very well. In the meantime here’s what you can expect when you come hang out with us.
Southside Teen Ministry is for 7th-12th graders. Our mission is for our teens to find the abundant life that Jesus created and rescued us for.
We believe this is a two fold promise. Part one = our minds cannot comprehend the incredible life Jesus is preparing for us in the place and time beyond this life for those that choose him. Part two = Heaven begins here too, in this place, in this life! There is abundant life in Christ right now!
So what’s that look like? Freedom! When you’re in Christ and you know the amazing stuff he is prepping us for in the next place, this thing called fear that Satan used to use to make our lives less awesome just fades into his sad little story. Seriously which one of the things you worry about has any validity when you know Jesus has your name on his reservation list and is setting you up for an incredible life.
So what does that look like for our teens? We spend a lot of time talking about the rich life God created us for and a fearlessness that Christ modeled for us and paved the way for us to take ownership of.
We spend a lot of time creating experiences that leap into the rich adventure that Jesus modeled for us. We also spend a lot of time just being together and sharing life building transparency and connection that is rooted in that abundant fearless life.
Here’s how we’re trying to do that:
On a weekly basis we have classes and activities on Sunday and Wednesday evening usually from 6:30-8pm in our Teen facilities.
Our Sunday activities are varied and can be a game and a bible focused discussion or we might meet up at the lake and go boating or take a hike at a local trail. We have done service projects to help our bible camp. We try hard to have a wide variety of activities to challenge different teens in different ways.
Beyond our weekly routine we have a wide range of trips and events that we’d love for you to be a part of. Here’s a few examples:
Green Valley Bible Camp
This is our summer youth camp. It’s pretty fantastic.
Multi day backpacking trip to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado or Wyoming
Honduras Medical Mission
Partnering with our churches in Honduras to serve local needs
A fun trip to Saint Louis to ride some rides and watch a ballgame.
Meeting up in Arlington, TX, Russellville, AR, or Neosho, MO for teen conferences.
Gather the teens in a cool location for a weekend of study, time away, and fun.
Camp outs, giant slip and slides, giant pumpkin throwing trebuchet, softball games, bowling, movie nights, bonfires…The list goes on and we’re always looking for something new to try.
Check out our Instagram!