The purpose of Southside Baptist Church is to magnify God's name by bringing people to Christ and membership in His family, developing them to Christ-like maturity, and equipping them for their ministry in the church and their mission in the world.

"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him." 

John 4:23

"Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself."   

Matthew 22:37-39

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age." 

Matthew 28:19-20

  • To "love God with all your heart" is "Worship"
  • To "baptize" is to incorporate into "Fellowship"
  • To "teach them to observe all things" is "Discipleship"
  • To "love your neighbor as yourself" is "Ministry"
  • To "go and make disciples" is "Evangelism"