In agreement with our mission, our Outreach Ministries are designed to reflect our commitments and core values to our neighbors and our extended family in local churches. We participate in events and advocacy for the good of Shaw and St. Louis and in support of the faith community at large.
We strive to practice healthy neighborhood engagement, active concern and participation in public justice issues for the purpose of promoting holistic activism and justice-centered reconciliation in our city.
We also host faith-rooted fellowship and education events in collaboration with partner organizations around the metro region, for the purpose of displaying unity and building relationships between church families.
For more information on these opportunities, contact Michelle Higgins
South City Youth Ministry
Updated as of November 2017
We believe that God cares for youth and their families. So we strive to reach and equip youth (both in and outside of our church) through mentor relationships, through the teaching and discussing of Scripture, through helping with tangible health and economic emergencies, through equipping them to gain and maintain jobs, and with the overall hope of equipping our youth to love and serve their friends, families, neighbors, schools, and beyond with the transformative love of Christ that they themselves experience.
Each week on Wednesday nights (6:30pm-8:30pm) 15-20 youth from all over the city gather for games, playing, pizza, and Scripture discussion in order to provide a safe space for them to engage their questions, doubts, and struggles. Every other Sunday a smaller group of youth gathers before church for Bible discussion and to grow in relationships with one another (9:15am-10:20am). Each summer toward the end of July into the beginning of August we take our youth to a Christian camp in the Ozarks as a fun way to cap the year off and to get away before they head back to school.
Updated as of November 2017
Reading Club is an outreach tutoring ministry for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. At reading club we want to offer kids a holistic learning experience that is fun and safe. Every Thursday afternoon we gather from 4:30 to 6 to learn about God from the Bible, work on improving academic skills, and spend time together building relationships with the kids. Our desire is to mentor urban children and live out the message of the gospel based on the example of Christ.
Updated as of November 2017
Refugio es una comunidad que sigue a Jesús y busca reflejar su amor al mundo.
Buscamos vivir el evangelio a través del aprendizaje, la convivencia y el servicio. Encontramos refugio en Dios (Salmo 46:1) y de la misma manera queremos ser un lugar de amparo y seguridad para la gente latina de nuestra ciudad. Celebramos el hecho de que nuestra comunidad incluye a gente de varias tradiciones cristianas y buscamos fomentar un ambiente de respeto mutuo y unidad en Cristo.
Nos reunimos los miércoles de 6:30-8pm en la iglesia y es un tiempo para toda la familia. Empezamos nuestras reuniones adorando a Dios juntos con cantos de alabanza y oración y luego los niños pasan a otro salón supervisados por voluntarios para tener una pequeña lección bíblica y un tiempo para jugar. Mientras los niños están ahí, los adultos tenemos un tiempo para relajarnos, orar y estudiar la Biblia juntos.
Actualmente estamos estudiando una serie titulada ¨Orando Con Jesús.¨
¡Todos son bienvenidos!
Refugio (Refuge) is a Latinx community in St. Louis City that follows Jesus and seeks to reflect his love to the world.
We seek to embody the gospel through learning, life together, and service. We find refuge in God (Psalm 46:1), and, in turn, we want to be a place of support and safety for Latinx people in our city. We celebrate the fact that our community includes people from various Christian traditions, and we seek to foment an environment of mutual respect and unity in Christ.
We meet Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm at the church. This is a time for the whole family. We begin our meetings with a time of prayer and singing songs of praise together. The children then go to another room with volunteers to have a small Bible lesson followed by play time. While the children are with the volunteers, the adults have a focused and restful time for Bible Study and prayer.
Currently, we are studying a series titled “Praying with Jesus.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10, 12
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up…Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
SCC Women’s Ministry Statement
Our Women’s Ministry is designed to create spaces for women to grow in maturity in Christ, both individually and together; while providing encouragement and support as they flourish into the women the Gospel frees them to be.
- What do SCC women do?
- Bible Studies
- Fall Retreat
- One Shot get togethers
- BiAnnual Baby Showers
- Ministry Internship Participation
Contact: Becky Kiern
Men’s Ministry at South City Church exists to pursue authentic relationships rooted in the gospel. Through quarterly breakfasts, a bi-weekly “ManDate” at a local pub, and Thursday morning Bible studies, we long to grow as a community of men who are captivated by the love of Christ and seek to follow him in every area of life.
Contact: Sam Haist
Community Groups – Sharing our Lives Together
Community groups at South City Church — a microcosm of the church — function as “little” uncommon families: smaller groups who gather to share life and experience the presence and power of Jesus as the Spirit conforms us to his image. Additionally community groups ought to be in the vanguard of outreach – caring for those in the broader community with works of love and healing and invitations into God’s uncommon family.
How can I get connected with a South City Church community group? For times, locations and leader’s info contact: Sam Haist
We are all in need of the Gospel – every day, every hour, every moment. And like any church, we have the opportunity not only to receive that Gospel but also to be a conduit of it as we walk together. The diaconate at South City Church exists to be a conduit of that good news, not primarily by providing relief and rehabilitation but rather by providing Gospel relationships through which we bear one another’s burdens. If you have a physical or material burden that you need help with, please call the “deacon beacon” at 314.329-1575.
The Ministry Internship at South City Church exists to provide men and women with a safe context to explore their calling and gifts for ministry. We hope to assist seminary students apply the training they receive in the classroom to a variety of ministry contexts, and to walk beside them as they grow in their God given gifts. All candidates must apply and be interviewed by the session prior to beginning their internship. If you are interested in applying, please contact Sam or Becky.
Questions & Answers
Do I have to be a member of South City Church to do an internship? You must be a formal member of the church no less than 6 months proper to beginning your internship (this includes Associate Membership)
Can anyone be an intern? The internship is open to a maximum of 8 seminary students, both men and women, whom the Session deems exhibit ministry gifts fitting with South City Church’s Mission and Vision.
Is the internship paid? Internships at South City Church are not paid.
What are the expected work hours of an intern? Interns are expected to work a minimum of 5 hours a week. For one year.
Can the service count toward seminary field education hours? Your service can be used for both seminary field education credit and presbytery internship requirements (if applicable).
Can I work as an intern at South City Church if have another job? As our internship is not a paid position, most of our interns work an additional job.