We’re so excited for you to join us. Transit is an environment where middle school students (6th–8th grades) gather to explore their relationship with Christ and others. Transit facilitates this through large group music and teaching, followed by small groups to discuss what students just heard. Please see below to find your church’s Transit meeting times. Our FAQ section at the bottom of this page is a great place to get all the ins and outs of our environment. For an overview of Transit, watch this video:
Southside Church Peachtree City, GA – Transit meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in the Attic
777 Robinson Road Peachtree City, GA 30269
Southside Church Newnan, GA – Transit meet each sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in the Loft(2nd floor)
1821 Highway 34 E, Newnan, GA 30265
I keep hearing about large group. What it that?
Transit impacts your student through two environments every Sunday. One of these is large group in the Attic, where students first meet to interact in games and vibrant worship with their own live band, as well as to learn from inspirational speakers. The goal of large group is to set up fun and meaningful discussions in small group.
When does Transit end each Sunday?
Students typically get out of small group a few minutes after the main service ends. However, since conversations are geared to help students explore issues important to them, Transit does not have an official end time. Each group wraps up discussion at its own pace.
How do I volunteer to become apart of Transit?
When you look at the beaming faces in Transit, you see far more than middle schoolers. You also see dozens of energetic adults and high school students who were once in your shoes—wanting to jump in, yet wondering whether they had time or energy to commit to mentoring. They discovered what you will soon recognize: our volunteers aren’t merely here to help. The relationships they form become their ministry and a treasured priority. In fact, small group leaders engage with the same students for the entire three-year duration of middle school—laughing, listening and leading. We’re delighted you want to become part of the reason that middle schoolers love Transit! For more information, click on “Serve” at the top of this page.
How can I, as a parent, get involved with Transit?
We’re glad you asked! There are lots of ways to participate in the fun as you experience your own spiritual growth through serving. You can start by asking your student’s small group leader how you can support him or her. Offer to set up a trip, provide transportation to an outing, or host a gathering. You could also send an encouraging note. Any time you can provide the leaders an opportunity to just hang out with their students, ministry is happening. If you want to do more, consider becoming a small group leader or joining our guest services team. For more information, click on “Connect” at the top of this page.
Can my student bring a friend to Transit?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. Transit is designed to be fun and inspirational for every middle school student. We’re thrilled when your student is excited to share what he or she is experiencing at church. Middle school is a critical time when relationships can begin to get messy and emotionally challenging. Developing spiritual strength now will influence critical choices in the future.
My student has expressed a desire to get baptized. What is the process for Transit students?
That’s awesome! We’re excited with you! Please click here on “Baptism“.
What is a small group?
Small groups provide the fuel that drives students to make good choices during the week. Ideally led by two adult leaders and a high school mentor, each small group includes students from the same school grade, geographic area, and gender. This gives them the opportunity to develop a group of Christian friends close to home, which leads to further encouragement and accountability. Students enjoy getting together outside of church with their Small Group Leaders and small groups for community service, personal/spiritual growth, and additional fun. Our goal is that each small group remains together for the duration of middle school. On occasion, a group that grows too large will be multiplied to keep relationships personal. But don’t worry—friends and former leaders are always around!
What camps/events does Transit have?
6th grade attends Boot Camp & Walking Wisely Weekend. 7th grade attends VR & Walking Wisely Weekend. 8th grade attends VR & Walking Wisely Weekend. Click on “Events” at the top of this page for more information.
Can a parent be a small group leader of his or her student?
Becoming a small group leader is a fun and exciting way to stay engaged with your own middle school student. We absolutely encourage parents to become small group leaders—and, with our rapidly expanding student ranks, we need you—but we do not permit parents to lead their own children during Transit. Some students need more space than others and are far more likely to be candid in small group discussions when parents are not present. We’ll help find the best fit for you, as well as the right place to maximize your student’s experience in Transit.
How is my student's small group leader or group chosen?
Small group leaders volunteer to participate and then go through an interview/approval process before being selected to lead students. We group all students by school grade, geographic area, and gender.
What if my student doesn't have a small group yet?
After large group, your student will go to the front desk in the Attic to learn more about Transit and how we operate.