Southside Kids is designed solely for the purpose of helping children know, love, and follow Christ. Our Kids’ Ministry is deeply committed to seeing kids reached with the Gospel. We believe children are very capable of understanding the truths of the Gospel and have the ability to repent of their sin and trust Christ for their salvation.
We help children learn foundational truths from God’s Word each week through intentional, age-appropriate Bible studies and activities and by partnering with parents to help equip them to disciple their children.
We provide childcare for ages 6 weeks to 2 year olds and age-graded Bible classes for kids 2 years old – 6th grade during all weekly service times. These fun and high-energy classes are led by trained and committed volunteers who share our vision and passion for kids.
Oversee the children’s ministry of 60-80 children each time we meet for worship, including managing departmental staff, interns, and volunteers.
Share a profound love of Jesus with the children and the community.
Develop an engaging Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Wednesday evening programs that reach each child on their level.
Research and prepare an engaging curriculum for each age group that encourages spiritual growth.
Create a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
Recruit, train, schedule, and lead teams of staff and volunteers.
Encourage parents and provide resources to assist them in the spiritual formation of their children.
Encourage children to contribute to the mission of Christ and ultimately impact the world.
Develop and oversee the annual children’s ministry budget in a way that effectively utilizes the church resources and maximizes ministry opportunities.
Plan and oversee special events such as (but not limited too) VBS, Fall Festival, Easter Egg Hunt, Kids Camp, etc…
Participate regularly in weekend worship programs.
Perform baptisms, weddings, funerals, hospital visits and counseling as necessary.
Serve in outreach events and within other ministries as needed.
Maintain excellent relationships and open communication with all staff.
Other duties as assigned by the pastor