What We Do
Extending help through hope.
At the heart of Mission Southside is a passion to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to people in need. We are stirred by this question: How will the hundreds of thousands of people in our community who may never set foot in our churches fall in love with Jesus?
Through ongoing engagement opportunities on site at apartment complexes and neighborhoods, we look for opportunities to have meaningful conversations that can lead to spiritual conversations, which lead to finding people who are open to begin a Discovery Group (Bible Study) with family members and friends. Prayer is a central component of all that Mission Southside does, because it is only through the power of God that those who do not know and follow Christ will be reached for His kingdom.
Many people cannot open their hearts to Christ until the weight of their physical needs has been lifted. Therefore, Mission Southside desires to provide for the physical needs of low-income families. Donations given through Mission Southside will be used to provide food, clothing, coats, household items, and furniture to those who have urgent physical needs. These items are provided to plant the seeds of hope and love in the hearts of those who are ministered to through Mission Southside.
Homework Huddles provides after school assistance to elementary age students.
Back Snack Program
The purpose of the Back Snack Program is to provide food for children who would otherwise have nothing to eat on weekends when they are not attending school. Many of the children who receive these snack packs on the weekend are homeless, or on free and reduced lunch. For many of these kids the only meals they receive on the weekend are these packs. Hungry children have been known to have lower test scores, diminished learning capacity, and increased behavioral problems.
Our Food Co-Op provides food to the sites that we serve through our Site Teams on Friday afternoons. If you are willing to serve in this area of ministry, please join the team that processes the food on Friday mornings at 10am at Mission Southside.
Holy Haulers is a ministry that picks up large furniture and appliances and delivers them to people who need specific large items.
Donation Information: If you have a large item such as a couch or refrigerator, contact our office (913-393-2200) to schedule a pick-up time. Please only donate items in good, working condition.
Volunteer Information: Volunteers are needed who have or feel comfortable driving a truck. Volunteers need to be able to move heavy items. If you would like to volunteer with Holy Haulers, please contact us.
Recipient Information: If you are in need of a large item such as furniture or appliances, please contact us so we can assist you as soon as possible.
A Site Team is a group of 3 or more people that are intentionally focused on service and ministry in a specific apartment complex or neighborhood. Their role is to regularly spend time on that property and to care for and serve the people they meet – extending help and hope on a very personal level.