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
Reading Club – providing weekly tutoring and teaching for elementary school children.
Service Education – providing opportunities and orientation for teachers and students who desire to serve alongside our organization in South City.
Inter-Cultural Workshops – providing onsite workshops to introduce the challenges and joys of building relationships across cultures.
Inter-Cultural Seminars & Courses – providing formal education in the field of inter-cultural communication and education.
Youth Ministry – providing a variety of opportunities for young people from our community to enter into meaningful relationships with adult mentors and study Scripture.
Home Visits – At the invitation of our immigrant friends, Engage St. Louis staff members make home visits on a weekly basis, building trusting relatonships through sharing of stories, addressing issues of cultural fluency, providing practical counsel, learning from one another and praying for one another.
Internships – providing mentoring and discipling college and graduate students who express deep interest in serving in inter-cultural contexts.
Therapy – providing free professional counseling to those in need through partnerships with local, Christian organizations.
Group Therapy – providing group therapy to address issues of a particularly serious nature.
Crisis Support Teams – providing support through carefully chosen support teams.
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.