Wednesday, April 26, 2017
At the heart of Mission Southside is a passion to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to people in need. We are stirred by this question: How will the hundreds of thousands of people in our community who may never set foot in our churches fall in love with Jesus? Through ongoing engagement opportunities on site at apartment complexes and neighborhoods, we look for opportunities to have meaningful conversations that can lead to spiritual conversations, which lead to finding people who are open to begin a Discovery Group (Bible Study) with family members and friends. Prayer is a central component of all that Mission Southside does, because it is only through the power of God that those who do not know and follow Christ will be reached for His kingdom.
A Site Team is a group of 3 or more people that are intentionally focused on service and ministry in a specific apartment complex or neighborhood. Their role is to regularly spend time on that property and to care for and serve the people they meet – extending help and hope on a very personal level.
J-Train is a Backyard Bible program with songs, games, activities, and Bible stories for children ages 5-11. It takes place after school, or as a 3 day “J-Train Express” summer program on site. Many children and youth begin to discover God’s great love for them as they participate in these fun and meaningful programs.
Using a discovery process, volunteers facilitate a simple Bible Study with people who are spiritually open, willing to meet, and ready to gather a small group of family or friends. It is obedience focused, discovery based, and Scripture centered. Each week, we ask 6 core questions, including “What does God say?” and “What will you do about it?”
Neighbor’s Heart Visits provide one-on-one interaction with those who have requested items from Mission Southside, or have expressed a desire to have someone from Mission Southside contact them. Our desire is to respond to these needs with the care and compassion of Christ.
The desire of Mission Southside is to bathe everything we do in prayer. Prayer calls upon God to do what we cannot do. God wants to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever expect or imagine. Prayer says to God that our trust is in Him. If we pray according to His will then He promises to hear our prayer. The Bible makes it clear that using His people and His resources to meet the needs of those less fortunate are an important part of God’s will.