7th and 8th grade students who have committed their lives to Christ and want to take the next step in their faith are able to be baptized by a Wildside pastor. There is not an official “Baptism class” for students interested in getting baptized. However, we require that each student meet with a staff member ahead of time to discuss what baptism is all about. For more information, including how to set up a baptism interview, contact Stacey Farr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-609-8631.
Impact is Wildside’s initiative for student service. It’s not a program or a student leadership team, but a collection of service opportunities for jr. highers— at church, in the community, and around the world. We believe God has given each and every student something special to offer to God’s Kingdom, and Impact exists to help them use their unique skills, experiences, and passions to serve people in need. Impact is divided into two parts: Serve In and Serve Out.
Serve In covers all of the opportunities to serve in Wildside and Saddleback Church as a whole. These include: -Sharing your testimony -Being a leader in Saddleback Kids -Greeting at weekend services -Playing in the student band -Weekend service set-up and tear-down -Running video and sound at the weekend services -Being a leader in Saddleback Kids
Serve Out covers all the service opportunities outside of the church building, locally and globally. These include:
-Saddleback Food Pantry
-Serving at your school
-PEACE— Local and global mission trips