Frequently Asked Questions
Southside is located at 316 South Church St, Spartanburg, SC, 29306
Where is Southside located?
Where do I go when I get there?
Park in one of our guest parking spaces on the north side of the church (to the right of the front of the sanctuary). Come into the Welcome Center or the sanctuary.
When are the services?
Sunday morning Bible Study is at 9:15 AM, and Worship follows at 10:30 AM. Wednesday’s schedule begins at 6:00 PM. We have folks that dress fairly formally, and others who dress more casually. Just come!
What are your small group options?
Southside Baptist Church is committed to helping every person reach his or her spiritual goals through small group discipleship. Whether you are looking for answers to specific questions or just desiring to grow in your faith, we encourage you to invest time in one of our small groups. With groups for preschool, children, adults, senior adults, women and men, we are certain to have a small group for you.
Stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday morning or call the church office during office hours to learn more about getting connected to a study group!
What do you offer for children?
Southside has great ministries for all age groups. Preschoolers find love, care, safety, and special attention when they attend any of our services. The nursery is available for every service, and parents can be notified of needs through a special personalized beeper system.
Children (grades 1-6) are also offered many activities at Southside, ranging from Children's Choir to mission opportunities to small group Bible Study. From time to time, we feature our Children’s Choir during Sunday Worship. This shows how important they are in the life of our church.
Youth (grades 7-12) are also very important to us at Southside. Youth have small group Bible Study, Sunday evening Worship, their own praise team and band, trips, and much more. No matter what a child's age, there is a special place for them at Southside Baptist Church.
I don't know much about the Bible. Will I feel uncomfortable?
Our prayer is that you will be warmly greeted and helped along in your journey to know God's Word in such way that is encouraging, loving, and life-changing. We understand that you are taking a step out of your comfort zone to come to a Worship service or small group Bible Study. We make a conscious effort to welcome folks without putting them in the spotlight. That's why we will do everything possible to help you understand what we are doing and why we do it. Our membership class, Connecting to Southside, is a great opportunity to really get to know our church and mission without any obligation to become a member.
What does Southside believe about baptism?
We believe that those who have committed their lives to Jesus Christ need to follow His command and example in baptism. "Believer’s baptism" refers to what takes place when a person who is old enough to make a conscious commitment to Christ does so and is baptized." We also observe immersion—under the water—in accordance with Biblical teaching.
How can someone join Southside Baptist Church?
The steps to become a member include committing your life to Christ (Romans 10:9-10), being baptized by immersion, and completing the Connecting to Southside membership class (which is offered two weeks during Sunday School hour, once per quarter). You can indicate your desire to become a member on the Communication Card during Worship, by coming to the front and talking with the Pastor during the commitment song at the end of a service, or by contacting our church office at (864)582-2341.