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We believe children are gifts from God.

We seek to provide a stable, engaging, and stimulating environment for growing and sharing faith, serving others, and practicing spiritual disciplines.

We look inward to serve the children of our church and outward to serve the children of our community. We want every child to feel loved and valued.

We encourage the development of diverse relationships with peers and adults to promote ongoing spiritual transformation.

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Two teachers and two children in the Toddler class

Southside Kids seeks to provide a safe environment where all children are engaged in God’s Kingdom and nurtured towards Christ-like faith and action.

A Southside Kid in her mother's arms

We support parents to love, teach, and serve with their children.

Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. We are privileged to work with parents to lay a foundation for faith in our kids’ lives.

We encourage parents to talk with their children about Jesus at home and find ways for their families to serve together at Southside.

We provide opportunities for parents to participate in parenting and family classes to equip them for teaching and nurturing their children’s faith.

We are ready to minister to your children.

Attended Nurseries

We have two attended nurseries – 6-12 months and 12-24 months. We are happy to care for your kids during worship and Bible classes. They will make friends, sing, pray, and learn about Jesus.

Children's Worship

Just before the sermon, we invite children ages 3 through Kindergarten to Children’s Worship, where we present an age-targeted Bible lesson.

Bible Classes

Sunday Bible classes are available for ages 2 to 5th grade. We follow the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum, an in-depth study of the entire Bible. If a student follows this program through 5th grade, she will have studied the whole Bible three times. Every lesson in this series points to Jesus.

Age Groups

Baby Nursery (0-12 months)
Toddler Nursery (12-24 months)
2s Class
3s Class
Pre-K
Kindergarten
1st-2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th-5th Grade

Midweek

Bible classes and enrichment activities are offered in-person and online at different times throughout the year. Children also are encouraged to join their families and friends in ministry.

Two teachers and one child in the Toddler class
A teacher with four Southside babies

We need your help to fulfill our vision.

Southside Kids runs on an army of helpers. If you have a heart for children, consider joining our team. Helpers serve as teachers, teacher aides, greeters, hall monitors, nursery helpers, and more.

We are committed to safety. We require our helpers to apply to serve, complete a background check through Ministry Safe, complete Ministry Safe training every two years, and participate in Southside Kids ministry training, offered twice yearly.

APPLY TO SERVE

Meet Ms. Jana

Jana McGilvray has served as our Children’s Minister since 2019. She is from Edmond, OK and attended Oklahoma Christian University. She served as an elementary teacher at Keller ISD for six years and as a preschool teacher at the Early Learning Center at Doxology Bible Church for three years. Jana is married to Daniel and is a mom to Brynley and Colin.

CONTACT
Jana McGilvray, Kids Minister