A king, who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances, said: "My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes!" One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman said, "Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger." The slave replied: "My king, despite all things, I can only tell you that God is good, and he knows "why" of all these things. What God does is perfect, He is never wrong!" Outraged, by the response the king orders the arrest of his slave.
Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices in the alter; ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages found that the victim had one of his fingers missing so he was released. According to them he was not a complete sacrifice to be offered to the gods. Upon his return to the palace, he authorized the release of his slave and received him affectionately. "My dear, God was really good to me! But I have a question: If God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?" the slave answered and said: "My king, if I had gone with you on this hunt, I would have been sacrificed for you, because I have no missing finger, therefore, remember everything that God does is perfect. He is never wrong!"
Though the good, the bad and the ugly our God is never wrong, Trust in Him, for in 2 Samuel 31 This God— his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. He says He is the way all those who trust in Him. Be encouraged in Him!
“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:21
The Southside Church of Christ youth group consists of teens from 7-12 grades. Together, we strive to grow closer to God through our many activities and our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible classes. We want our young people to feel at home and encourage them to invite their friends to our activities and classes. We strongly encourage unity in our youth group and offer a lot of fun activities throughout the year, which gives them the opportunity to draw closer to each other and invite their friends. These activities include events such as (FILL IN)
Our young people are encouraged to use their talents to honor God by serving others through activities such as (FILL IN) as well as many other activities held throughout the year, as well as conduct a Vacation Bible School for a congregation.
Our young people grow spiritually and develop life-long friendship with each other and with those they meet along the way.
If you have a young person in the 7th-12th grade, or will have in the near future – we encourage you to come and visit. We enjoy sharing God’s love with everyone and we know you will find it among our teens here.
Toddlers – 2’s, 3’s and 4 year olds learn basic Bible stories, as well as foundational truths about God. These classes are very interactive and the children love their time learning God’s ways through play.
Kindergarten & 1st grade – Kindergarteners and 1st graders spend time getting an overview of the Old and New Testaments. They also learn how to use their Bibles, memorize the books of the Bible, and memorize short verses.
2nd grade – 6th grade – These children study Faith Foundations curriculum. Each grade studies something different and the concepts and lessons build on each other as they progress through the system. Some of the secondary focuses of this age group are service, memorization, learning to use reference tools, missions, and geography.
Children’s Bible Hour
During the sermon time on Sunday mornings (both services), children ages 3 years – 3rd grade have a lesson on their level in our Family Center. Lessons consist of songs, skits, videos, activities, and other interactive learning activities.
We hold a 4 day Vacation Bible School every summer, usually near the end of July. We start on Sunday evening and have classes for ages 2 – 6th grade. The topic varies from year to year. Wednesday night is a family night where children are encouraged to invite their parents to come join them for a meal and the conclusion of the series.
We have a Teacher Workroom available with any supplies you might need to aid in teaching Bible class. The workroom is also staffed during Bible class time to assist teachers in preparing and gathering materials.