Parents and primary caregivers, 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 the Lord. 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/caregiver.

All children attend worship with their families in our main gathering. After worship they are dismissed to their age-appropriate classes.Preschool-elementary aged children have structured play time, music, and a bible lesson or activity. Toddlers get to play with our wonderful volunteers in an age-appropriate classroom.

These simple guidelines help keep Children’s Ministry a safe and secure environment for each child:

  • All children must be checked in prior to the start of service: Check-in desk located at the bottom of the stairs. To register your child in our database please email Shannon Baker.
  • Please place the printed out name tag on your child and keep the security tag for yourself. Should your child need you, the security code will be shown on the big screens in the Studio.
  • For the protection of all children, please do not bring your child to class if they exhibit any of the following:
    • Fever in the last 24 hours
    • Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours
    • Any unexplained rash
    • Cloudy or green runny nose
    • Persistent cough
    • Symptoms of common childhood illnesses: chicken pox, strep throat, pinkeye, etc.
    • Exposure to or current Covid-19 infection

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.

Access Ministry

 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 us with any questions at access.ministry@southlands.net 

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