6Adult Ministries
Life is better when experienced and connected to others. If you are new to the Christian faith, or coming back to church after some time away, or if you have been in the faith for years, you have a great opportunity to do life together with others. For adults, we have all kinds of groups. There are groups for men and women. There are groups for married couples. There are groups for those who prefer to be with those in the same stage of life. We believe that being in a Bible Study Group — a Life Group is essential for spiritual growth. At Southside we have two primary means by which we do structure our Life Groups. we have the traditional Sunday School model and we have small groups. Some studies are topical (ex., Finances/Debt, Parenting). Some are based on a book of the Bible (ex. Romans, John). Others are theme based (ex., fellowship, discipleship). If you do not join one of our Life Groups, you have made a conscious decision not to achieve your fullest potential in Christ. Have your own daily walk with God is important, the only way we can achieve our fullestest potential is through God’s design — Life Groups. Join one and you’ll do life together with others, have peopel there to support you when life comes at you and you’ll begin to see your potential come alive.
7Children’s Ministries
Southside loves children. That is why we give our best to them. If you attend worship at either service, we have an awesome Children’s Church for them while you are learning from God in “Big Church.” In addition to this, we have Children’s Sunday School and we have a fantastic Wednesday night program for children too. We do children’s summer camps for drama, music and Vacation Bible School. Your children will have a blast.
8Youth Ministries
Our Youth Ministry is tops. Our goal is to create an environment where students prioritize their relationship with Christ, exert positive peer pressure on their friends, and experience personal ministry through local and extended missions opportunities. Our primary outreach is on Wednesday nights at our Main Campus. We create an environment that is awesome. Each week students experience a combinatin of worship with a live student band, games, a challenging talk, and most importantly, heartfelt interaction with a small group. On Sundays, our students can attend one of the worship services and/or attend a student Life Group that meets on the main campus during the worship service. Our overall goal is for students to explore their relationship with Jesus and how that can influence every decision they make!
9Worship/Media Team
There is nothing like sharing your week with the Lord to others. Our worship team is comprised of people who simply love the Lord, love to worship and who love to praise God unrestrained. Whether it is through their voices or their instruments, they remind us that we are all here for an audience of One — Jesus Christ. In addition to these awesome people, we have our Tech Team. These guys make sure that all our planning and praying pays off. They run our computers, screens, and sound. They are the backbone to what we do. If you do not like being in front of people, you can serve God by making sure His people praise Him.
Ministry Missions
Volunteers Needed? Yes
Contact Jensen, Carol
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Description Southside Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist church committed to the Great Commission through the Southern Baptist Convention. All the international and domestic missionaries in the Southern Baptist Convention do not have to raise their own funds. 42,000 Southern Baptist churches contribut to what we call “The Cooperative Program.” All the funds received through this funds half of the costs for both international and domestic missions. The remaining half is collected through two special offerings a year: The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which makes up the difference for the international funding and The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, which makes us for the domestic funding.
In addition to supporting these three funds, Southside also is partnering with the country of Moldoa. Each year we send a mission team there for almost two weeks. One of our own, Janet Sandlin, has chosen to accept God’s call to go and live there throughout the year too.
Also, Caleb and Sarah Waller, who came to UNCW as single college students, met in our college group, graduated from college, went to seminary, have now been appointed as career missionaries through our International Mission Board to the country of Bulgaria. You can read their monthly updates from our web site main page or at this link:
Ministry Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
Volunteers Needed? No
Contact Speck, Cyndi
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Description Meets at the Blend at 6pm
The Blend is located in MJ at 5226 S College RD Wilmington 28412
Questions call church office at 799-4751
Ministry A Safe Place / Centere of Redemption
Volunteers Needed? Yes
Contact Murray, Joyce
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Description Our Southside ladies are actively involved in supporting a Ministry called “A Safe Place” (formerly Centre of Redemption). A Safe Place is located in Wilmington. Our goal is to make a monthly donation. For those of you who are not familiar with this ministry: Safe Place is a faith based foundation fighting to stop human sex-trafficking and provide shelter and rehabilitation for the girls rescued from sex-trafficking. There greatest need is for money since they are not state or federally funded. At the present time they are asking for help with the following:
1. Meals for Wednesday’s peer group meetings
2. School Supplies-notebooks all sizes, pens and pencils
3. Diapers size 2 and wipes.
Ministry Audio/Visual Team
Volunteers Needed? No
Description Do enjoy running a sound board, or recording digital video? We have opportunitess to serve in running the sound for the Praise & Worship team, as well as sound for the sermon. We also record video for Live Stream to simulcast the sermon to members who are either out of town, sick, or unable to make it to service in person. Another opportunity is helping with the song displays during worship and sermon slides during service. If you would like to serve in sound , video, or visuals, please contact the church office for more information.
Ministry Building & Grounds
Volunteers Needed? No
Contact Chisum, Dennis
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Description Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy landscaping, gardening, and lawn care? Well come and join our Building and Grounds crew, where you can help maintain and beautify the church grounds. Contact Dennis Chisum or call the church office for more information.
Ministry Children’s Ministry
Volunteers Needed? No
Contact Hartley, Katie
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Description To you enjoy helping children learn and grow in their learning about Christ. We have opportunites to help with teaching children through our various programs from music, drama, or Vacation Bible School to name a few. If you are creative and have a calling to help them have a relationship with Jesus Christ, then this ministry is for you!

Contact Katie Hartley or call the church office for more information.
Ministry Finance Team
Volunteers Needed? No
Contact Chisum, Blanche
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Description Do you enjoy accounting and finance? We have opportunities to be on our Finance Team to help with budgeting and assisting church with financial stability. We also have opportunities to work as a teller to help count money and ready it for deposit. If you would like to learn more or be apart of the Finance Team, please contact Blanche Chisum or call the church office.
Ministry Praise & Worship
Volunteers Needed? No
Contact McLean, Steve
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Description If you can play a musical instrument (the radio doesn’t count) and if you can make a joyful noise (preferably on key), we would love to have you be part of our prasie team. Each week we offer to the Lord our prasie through the gifts He has given us.

There is nothing like being part of something exciting and our praise team is that and more. We are not only “praise team members” — we are friends. If you would love to offer your praise to the Lord on our team and help facilitate that with those who attend, come and join us.

Contact Steve McLean or call Church Office
Ministry Sunday School
Volunteers Needed? No
Contact Pressler, Hubert
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Description Enjoy teaching a class or being a teacher’s assistant? We have opportunites for all age groups on Sunday morning to teach classes from all age ranges and groups. Curriculum is provided, so you just have to lead and teach the members of the class.
If you enjoy helping children and youth learn more about God or help adult members grow in spiritual maturity, then this is the opportunity for you!!
See Dick Pressler or call the church office for more information.