Middle School Youth


Who can ask an existential theological question one minute, and laugh at a ridiculous cat meme the next? Middle schoolers of course! Overwhelming activities, social hierarchy, and never-ending online media can leave middle school youth hungry for something deeply good, something to not only sustain them through the storms of growing up, but also to help them live into the joyful possibility of this time when they develop their identity. Southwood’s ministry with young people grounds them in faith as a key part of their identity. This not only helps them spiritually, but also helps them navigate the social challenges of growing up and finding their place in the world.

photo: Middle School Mission Trip
photo: DELVE student and parent


Our three-year DELVE (confirmation) program integrates faith mentors and consistent small groups.

  • 6 & 7th Grade: Sundays at either 8:30, 9:45 or 11:00 a.m.
  • 8th Grade: Wednesdays from 6:15–7:45 p.m. (includes a more open format, dinner, time to mingle, and a time set apart for faith mentors to meet with their defined small groups.)
Access the DELVE Website


Middle School Mission Trip, June 20-23, 2018

All current 6th and 7th grade students are encouraged to attend our Middle School Mission Trip to Minneapolis from June 20th to the 23rd. We are taking a maximum of 45 students and adults and the deadline to register is June 1st.

The total cost is $275 for students or $200 for parents.

  • Initial deposit of $100 is due on May 23. 
  • Final balance payment is due June 13. 


NOTE: Please select the appropriate Middle School Mission Trip from the first dropdown on the next page. Then, select the appropriate Register or Make Payment radio button to make a payment for yourself or a family member.

Email Grace Johnson if you have questions.