Our goal is make church a safe and nurturing environment where children are accepted and loved. We want to guide children to a knowledge and understanding of who Jesus is, to lead them toward a relationship with God, and to learn how to live for Jesus in their daily lives.

Children’s Ministry Director

Amy Hatchell

Kids Check-In

Security is a top priority here at Southside. For that reason, children (infant through 5th grade) must be checked in each time they are left in our care. If your child is staying with you during Sunday worship, there is no need to check them in. Kids Check-In is located in the Welcome Center foyer and in the Nursery hallway. If it’s your first time with us, we are happy to assist you with check-in. Each child receives a printed sticker with their name, any allergies, and a unique code; their parents also receive a separate sticker with the child’s name and matching code. The matching parents’ sticker must be presented to a Kids Church or Nursery attendant in order to pick up a child after service.

Kids Church

Kids Church is for Kindergarten (5K) through 5th grade students and meets at 10:30 am in The Loft (upstairs Worship Building), Room F205/207.


Babies and toddlers will be cared for in the Nursery after being checked in either in the Welcome Center or at the Self Check-In Station.


Awana clubs for children 2 years of age through 5th grade are available on Sunday evenings during the school year from 5:30-7:15pm. Please visit our Awana page for more information or to register your child(ren).

Connection Groups

Age-graded groups are offered for students in Preschool – 5th grade at 9:15am on Sunday mornings in the Worship Building: Nursery and The Loft.
Our students are taught from Orange’s 252 Kids curriculum to make wiser choices, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith. 


< 12 months: Room F111
1-2 Year Olds: Room F113
3-4 Year Olds: Room F110/112



5K-1st Grade: Room F201
2nd-3rd Grade: Room F206
4th-5th Grade: Room F208