Side By Side Ministries is all about working as missionaries to today’s youth culture. We bring the life changing message of Christ’s love, forgiveness, and salvation to ready ears, and walk along side of young people in disciple making relationships. Our mission calls us to make room for Christ to make a lasting imprint on the hearts of young people. This brings adults and youth together to share life in Christ, through scripture, prayer, worship, and community. Our work calls us to find new ways to help church communities serve their young people and to empower those young people to use their gifts and passions to serve to God and neighbor.
We have been providing great youth ministry since 1999 and are constantly growing. We are always on the lookout for opportunities to reach youth for Christ while looking for energetic and passionate adults with a heart for youth ministry. We believe the the best youth ministry takes place when faithful adults are equipped to come along side of young people to do life together with them, encourage them in life, and young people to develop a passion for serving and using their gifts for ministry.
SERVING COMMUNITIES IN NEED OF RESOURCES
Many communities lack the resources for youth ministry. The truth is less than half of the Christian Churches in America are in a position to offer well staffed and resourced ministry to young people. Over the past year Side By Side has been working to step into the gap and make a difference for these communities. In doing so we are taking a giant step in faith that God will provide what is needed to serve as many of such communities as possible . So far, so good! We are working to train and send fully funded Youth Missionaries to serve young people and create relational youth ministry programs with a focus on disciple making friendships. Communities are opening their arms to Side By Side and this new focus for bringing youth ministry to communities without a fee. These Mission Sites are at the heart of work. Please pray for us and if you would like to donate to one of our mission sites please do so.
Side by Side Ministries is the vision of Founders, Terry and Kristine Munoz, who bring more than 40 years of combined professional youth ministry experience with them. Side by Side opened its doors in August of 1999 and since has served more than 70 churches in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Together, our Missionaries have reached the hearts of thousands of youth with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ and have served locally as well as in Guatemala and Honduras. Much of our ministry has been spent helping Churches to succeed with youth through retreat ministry, student leadership ministries, mission trips, collaborative events, and youth ministry vision and building programs.
Our mission is to inspire young people to be transformed by the message of Christ; to equip young people with the tools to be life long servant leaders as disciples of Christ; and to connect young people to churches and opportunities to use their gifts and talents in discipleship, service, and community.