LOCAL MISSIONS & CHURCH SPONSORSHIP

We have a growing conviction that the church must be actively going into our community with the gospel to make disciples. Our focus is on community involvement with gospel intentionality, meaning that it's the love of Christ that compels us to come alongside the needs of the people in our city and neighborhoods. Through words and deeds we display Christ's love so that others might know Him. 


We have strategic partnerships in areas of Jacksonville including schools, public health and safety, the homeless and needy, youth and family, foster care, and more. We also sponsor two churches, Southside Karen Baptist Church and The City.Church, in San Marco (read more about each of these churches below)


We prayerfully support these various partnerships and seek to present opportunities for our church family and community to build genuine friendships within our city and share the good news of Christ.

ministry Outreach opportunities

For more information about the ministries of SSBC, contact Vickie Harrelson

  • Local Ministries

    • Short Term/ International Missions
    • Women on Mission
    • Landon Mentors
    • English as a Second Language

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  • Church Sponsorship

    • Florida Baptist Children's Home
    • Karen Ministry
    • Salvation Army
    • Pulse Ministry
    • Her Song

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Southside Karen Baptist Church

It was with great excitement and anticipation that the members of Southside Baptist Church met on July 8, 2015 to officially launch Southside Karen Baptist Church. The Karen people have been a part of the Southside family for many years. Starting with just a handful of refugees newly arrived in Jacksonville from refugee camps in Thailand, the Karen people have found a home at Southside.


Today more than 200 Karen men, women and children gather here with us for Bible study and worship each Sunday. Thu Lai Mu is a full-time staff member of Southside as the Minister to the Karen People and preaches each Sunday in the Karen language worship gathering on the third floor. 


Click Here to watch a video to learn more about the Karen people and their history.