Parents, before any other institution, are responsible for the spiritual nurturing of their children. Our goal is to partner with parents in providing a solid spiritual foundation upon which to train up the children in the ways of God. To supplement the ongoing nurturing, training, and education provided by parents, we see value in the following:
Southlands’ mission is to be a Gospel-centered, Spirit-empowered community on mission and we believe our children have a significant role to play within our mission.
Our children are very valuable to us, and it is our highest priority to ensure their well-being and security. To ensure your child’s safety, children will ONLY be released to the pre-assigned parent/care giver.
All children attend worship with their families in our main gathering on the 1st Sunday of the month. After worship they are dismissed to their age-appropriate classes. On all other Sundays the children go directly to their classes:
Elementary school children gather for worship and a mini-sermon that coincides with the sermon series presented to adults. Following time together as a group, children break into classrooms for a lesson/activity taught by trained teachers. Preschool and kindergarten aged children have structured play time, music, and a bible lesson or activity.
These simple guidelines help keep Children’s Ministry a safe and secure environment for each child:
Are you interested in serving in Children’s Ministry? Click here to complete the application. All volunteers must apply, provide references and undergo a background check.
It is our desire for Southlands Church to be welcoming and accessible for all people. We believe everyone is a child of God and our goal is to identify and break down any barriers that keep people with disabilities and their families from being able to fully participate in this church body.
What is Access Ministry? Access Ministry is a buddy system within our Children’s Ministry for the kids in our church with a variety of abilities. It is our goal to keep the kids in Access Ministry as involved with their age group as possible, while keeping them safe and teaching them about God. All volunteers are trained in how to work with a variety of disabilities and behaviors and there is a special sensory classroom for the kids that need it. A buddy helps ensure kids are safe, have fun, and learn about God, regardless of ability levels. You can access the Parent Questionnaire to set your child up with a buddy or the Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer. Please feel free to contact Emma Leever with any questions.