11513 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837 (407) 859-1536

Student Ministry

Who We Are 

Emerge means “to come forth,” or “to come into existence,” and at South Orlando Baptist Church we want students, grade 6-12, to emerge from their world and culture into a meaningful, radical relationship with Jesus. We believe our students can learn the gospel, live out the gospel and engage the world with the gospel. 

What We Do

The student ministry at South Orlando Baptist Church has a 3-step ministry process where students can emerge as passionate followers of Jesus. Our goal is to EXPOSE students to Jesus, EQUIP students to follow Jesus and for students to EXPRESS Jesus. It’s all about Jesus.

Regular Events


Emerge is a weekly gathering designed to expose students to the gospel and to hang out and worship Jesus every Wednesday night from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at South Orlando Baptist Church in the Oasis Room (Disciple’s Hall 2nd floor)

Small Groups

Small Groups equip students to grow closer to God and each other every Sunday morning from 9:45-11:00 a.m. in the Oasis Room. 


Go-Groups apply spiritual gifts, talents and abilities for students to express Jesus every Sunday night from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Puppets: 4:30-5:30; Youth Choir 5:30-6:15; Dinner 6:15-6:45; and Bible study from 6:45-7:30. 

Empowered Parents

Empowered Parents is a bi-monthly meeting designed for parents to partner with the church to raise their students to be godly men and women.


Text Alerts

To receive free text alerts from Emerge text @EmergeNow to 81010 (See Graphic). 

Social Media

Please follow our Student Facebook Page for a list of current events and other fun stuff.


Click HERE to view the calendar which provides information for the current school semester such as large events, serve projects and mission trips.


We do many events, retreats and recreational activities throughout the year. If you would like to participate, please fill out a waiver for all 2017-2018 Emerge activities by clicking HERE

*student choir/performing arts: This time together provides amazing opportunities to use your singing and other musical talents.  In addition to a student choir, there are also creative arts teams!  These including a hand bell choir, a creative movement team, and a dowel team.  These teams bless and encourage our church every year, and we are excited to see what God has planned for them in the future!