FAQ

When are your Services?
Sunday Morning

9:45 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service

Sunday Evening

6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service

Wednesday Evening
7:00 p.m. Midweek Prayer and Preaching
Teens and children classes

*Nursery Provided for all Services

How do I get to Southside Baptist Church?

Southside Baptist Church
2308 S. Veterans Dr.
Effingham, IL 62401


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What denomination are you?
Southside Bapist Church is a Baptist church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following: the Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. The church should be autonomous or self-governing. The believer does not need a priest, other than Jesus Christ, to come boldly to God. Every Christian has equal access to God personally. God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church; baptism and the Lord’s Table. Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ. The believer is eternally secure and cannot lose salvation. There are two biblical offices in the church—pastors and deacons.

As an independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body. There are currently more than 10,000 independent Baptist churches in America and thousands more throughout the world.

Where do I take my children?
For infants and toddlers a loving nursery is provided in a clean and safe environment. The nursery is located on the right as soon as you walk in the church.  For children in grades K-6, Children’s Church is a fun-filled, activity packed hour. Children’s Church is located back in the fellowship hall.