Welcome to Southside Children’s Ministry

At Southside, we believe that children are being transformed to become more like Jesus. We believe that children are a vital part of our church community and are encouraged to participate. Our purpose is to join alongside children and families as they strive to follow Jesus in everyday life.

We equip our children and families to live the way of Jesus through four central disciplines:

LOVE… we love because God first loves us.
LEARN… we are learning how to follow Jesus by engaging with the Bible and observing the examples of those around us.
LISTEN… we are learning how to be still and hear the voice of God.
LEAD… we are learning how to show the love of God in everyday life.

Getting to know Jesus and each other is at the heart of Southside Kids Ministry. Opportunities to hear and respond to God’s word happen every time we gather.

Your First Visit

Children are welcome here at Southside and are an important part of our church. We believe that children are close to God’s heart and they are close to ours.

Here you’ll find what you need to know as you plan your first visit to Southside. We look forward to you joining us on Sunday morning!

All staff and volunteers have completed references and background checks prior to serving.

Sunday Morning Experiences

On Sunday mornings, there are specific experiences that have been intentionally created for your children. While some of these experiences are provided during our worship services, children are welcome in our auditorium as full participants (wiggles and noises included). Young children, like most of us, learn by doing and we believe that God’s heart is filled with delight when God hears a tiny voice echo the words of a song or prayer.

If a child is needing a little more space & freedom during service, the Family Room is available. Services are streamed in the Family Room so you can stay connected to what is happening in the auditorium. The Family Room is located to your right after you exit the auditorium.

Nursery u0026amp; Toddlers

Nursery & Toddlers
Location: Nursery
When: 9 – 10 am

We provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment for babies and toddlers to learn about God’s steadfast love. Our youngest children participate in age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on God’s love and God’s creation through singing and movement. Two truths that capture the imagination of babies and toddlers are: “God loves me” and “God made me.

Assembly Care
Location: Nursery
When: During Worship Services

Assembly care is provided for babies and toddlers during the Sunday worship services. This is a special time where toddlers can play together as their family attends the larger congregational gathering.

Preschool: 3 u0026amp; 4 Year Olds Bible Class

Bible Class
When: 9:00 – 10 AM

Our elementary kids hear and explore God’s story through hands-on activities. They explore how to live and serve according to God’s word. During the elementary years, children also begin learning the life-long practice of spiritual disciplines.

Elementary: Pre-K to 4th Grade Bible Classes

Location: Children’s Wing
When: 9 – 10 AM

Our preschool children learn God’s truths through foundational Bible stories and hands-on learning experiences that nurture their developing faith. Play is the wonderfully important work of young children, so many of the learning experiences in this age group have roots in purposeful play.

Kid’s Worship: Children Ages 3 Years Old – Kindergarten

When: During Worship Services

This special Sunday morning worship time is designed to tell God’s story so that young children may encounter God, experiencing the awe and wonder of God’s great love. Children join their family and friends in the auditorium for congregational worship and communion before they are invited to the Kids Worship gathering just before the sermon begins.

Wednesday Night Gatherings

When: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Our mid-week, Wednesday night gatherings help us connect with each other in a relaxed learning environment.

Nursery u0026amp; Toddlers

Location: Pre-K/Kindergarten Classroom

It’s the middle of the week at the end of the day, so this is a time where babies and toddlers experience God’s love through the care of committed volunteers and staff.

Preschool: 4-Year-Olds – Kindergarten

Location: Pre-K/Kindergarten Classroom

Our children continue to explore God’s story more through play and hands-on activities. Children are encouraged to ask questions and use their imagination to engage with the story.

Elementary: 1st – 4th Grade

Location: 3rd/4th Grade Classroom

This gathering time provides a wonderful time for different age children to be in relationship with each other as they hear god’s story. Together our children explore different spiritual disciplines and discover their importance to the church and to their lives.


Throughout the year, various special events are held to encourage community among our families in our church family.

  • Baby Blessing (February)
  • Family Movie/Game Nights (Summer)
  • VBS (Summer)
  • Trunk-or-Treat (October)
  • Mother/Child &
  • Father/Child events (throughout the year)

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