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 & Toddlers
Preschool: 3 & 4 Year Olds Bible Class
Elementary: Pre-K to 4th Grade Bible Classes
Kid’s Worship: Children Ages 3 Years Old – Kindergarten
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 & Toddlers
Preschool: 4-Year-Olds – Kindergarten
Elementary: 1st – 4th Grade
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)
Visit our Facebook page for regular updates!