Our mission is to lead middle and high school students in our community into relationship with Jesus Christ. As students grow in faith, we want to challenge them to boldly step into the plan and purpose God has for their lives.


VBS Volunteer & Youth After Parties - June 11-15

Kids are never too old for the fast paced VBS week. Over 60 youth are already signed up to be leaders this week. After campers go home, youth will have lunch together and participate in fun, leadership, faith-building activities. Parties and themes each day! Sign up to join the team here.

Mission Trips

Youth are taking two trips to serve others in Jesus name this summer - FL United Methodist Children's Home Madison Youth Ranch for middle and high school, and Puerto Rico mission trip for high schoolers.  Spots still available for Madison Youth Ranch & Wild Adventures (only $150). Click here to sign up.

Warren Willis Camp

July 9 - 14

This week is the summer highlight for many youth! A week with friends, full day of fun activities, cool counselors, time for small group talks, high energy worship. There are still a few spots available, so sign up here.

Youth Week - July 31-Aug 4

This week will top off the summer and be over the top. Interested in helping plan the events that include water ski day, itchetucknee, beach day, service day, lock in, guest speakers and more!  Email Amy Franks with questions at

Desserts & Devos Poolside every Sunday Night at 7-8:30 pm! Pop in when you are in town.

Contact Amy Franks for the address or to host at


Bible Study

Sunday Mornings 10 AM
Youth Basement

Middle and High School students meet for general Bible Study lesson and then split into smaller groups for discussion.  Our current study is The Gospel of John.  

Youth Nights

Sunday Nights 6 PM-7:30 PM
Youth Basement

Sunday evenings are a time for fellowship, worship, and testimonies from fellow students.  

1st Sunday- Chapel Night

2nd & 3rd Sundays- 'Theme' Nights-Fellowship

4th Sundays- We take a week off for you to hang out with your family.

Small Groups

Wednesday Evenings (6-7 pm)

Our small groups, organized by grade and gender, meet weekly to pray, connect with each other, and share about what is God is doing in their lives.  Adult leaders, when possible, stay with their groups through middle and high school.


After-School Tutoring for HAPI

As part of our partnership with Hendricks Avenue Elementary (HAPI) our students participate in after-school tutoring for the elementary students.  No experience necessary!


Our @southside_student Instagram is a fun way for students to stay connected throughout the week.  Daily devotionals and encouragement plus fun photos & stories from events.  


You can find us @southside_student on Instagram.  Don't forget to say "Hi!"


Our summer camps and mission trips are right around the corner. Click on the camp names for sign up. 

Madison Youth Ranch June 24-29th
Warren Willis Camp Jul 9 – 14th


Text Alerts

Text "YOUTH" to 904-300-2904 to receive a weekly reminder for Sunday Youth Activities and other important schedule updates

Facebook Group

Our private Facebook group, though open to students, is geared toward keeping parents in the loop and providing a place for conversation and sharing of resources.  

Email List

Each Friday, we send out an email to let you know what's happening in Youth for the following week, give you updates on future trips, etc.  Sign up by checking the 'YOUTH'


Amy Franks

Director of Student Ministries

Contact Amy to find out more about Student Ministries at Southside

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