wcs_and growKids at South are loved and treasured. Each week they “climb” the mountain together with caring teachers and helpers and enjoy a unique mountain-themed environment. There they learn of God’s plan for their lives as revealed in His Word. This learning occurs through relationships with other children, teachers and helpers as well as through age-appropriate lessons and, of course, through play and fun!

Every week throughout the year on SonView Mountain, you’ll discover a well-rounded program that includes Sunday morning classes, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, service opportunities, Kids Choir and more.

children_smallerOur Vision is this: South will provide a safe, loving, creative atmosphere that introduces children to Jesus Christ by challenging them to grow in their faith through prayer, worship and the study of God’s Word and encouraging them to share their faith and give their lives in service to God


Lighting Up Kids' Lives with the Gospel

In this dark world we live in, we understand only the light of Christ can cut through the darkness. 2 Corinthians 4:6 says “For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. This year our focus is on Lighting Up Kid’s Lives with the Gospel.

We hope your child(ren) can join us each week as we study God’s Word – the light to our path!

While you are attending an adult community or worshipping in either of our Creative or Balanced services, immersed in life-changing worship, know that your kids are doing the same on Son View Mountain. Children can experience God in their own kid-friendly location in a class for their age and grade. In order to provide a quality learning environment we have a special time schedule for them:

Drop-off: 9:20–9:35
First Class Hour: 9:35–10:50
Drop-off/Pick-up: 10:50–11:05
Second Class Hour: 11:05–12:15
Pick-up: 12:15–12:25

All children are encouraged to stay for the whole morning (9:35 – 12:15) The second hour curriculum reinforces what is taught first hour and builds on it with additional activities and applications.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we have an electronic check-in system? This will enhance the safety and security of all of our children from nursery up through 5th grade and give peace of mind to visitors that we have made their child(ren)’s security a top priority.

How will the check-in process work? Each week you log into the system with your phone number. A name badge label for each child will print out, along with a claim ticket. You will place the name label on your child (front for 1st-5th grade, back for nursery-Kindergarten), and you will keep the claim ticket which will be used to pick up your child(ren) at the end of the morning. ONLY the person with the matching claim ticket will be permitted to pick up the child(ren).

Can I check my child(ren) in at any kiosk? There are 3 Self-station kiosks downstairs for anyone with an infant, toddler or Busy Bee. (2 at the nursery counter and 1 near the Busy Bee classroom) There will be 2 Self-Station kiosks upstairs for anyone with Pre-K through 5th grade children. If you are new or need assistance in checking in, please visit the Manned Station at the Children's Information Desk (across from the Nursery). Note: the nursery counter kiosks share a printer and sometimes the 2 kiosks upstairs share a printer, so please be sure the labels are yours before ripping them off. Please be sure to wait for both name label and claim label to print!

What if my phone number doesn't work or changes? You will need to go to the Manned Station for assistance.

What if I need 2 parent claim stickers? Re-enter your phone number, and touch your child's name. Choose "reprint name badge" and it will reprint. It is the name badge - but the code matches and you will be able to pick up your child.

Can I check in all of my children at once? Yes. Once you enter your phone number, all of your children's names will appear.

Won’t it take a long time to get my child(ren) checked in? Once you are familiar with the system, it should only be a one-minute stop at a check-in station each week. Please note - there may be a few extra second wait before your labels print out.

May a child check themselves in? No. Parents only may use the touch screens.

How will I know if my child needs me during the morning? The phone number of the adult checking in now appears on the child's name badge. Teachers will call or text you if your child needs you. As a back-up, the security code on your claim ticket (and child's name badge) will be posted on the service screens if you do not answer your phone.

Can I give my claim ticket to one of my older kids to pick up the younger ones? It is best for a parent to pick up their own child. When parents are serving, we do allow Jr. or Sr. High students to pick up siblings. Elementary aged children cannot pick up other children.

What if I lose my claim ticket during the morning? Since you cannot pick up your child without it, you will need to print another tag (see instructions on how to print a 2nd claim sticker).

While you are attending the evening service, children can experience God in their own kid-friendly location in a class for their age and grade. The age of your child determines whether they start the evening in the worship center or in their classroom. We will do everything we can to provide a safe environment for your child. All rooms are equipped with a first-aid kit and instructions on emergency procedures. NOTE: If your child is in preschool then they would join the nursery.
sondown_station_button Children attend the beginning of worship with their families and are dismissed halfway during the service. The screens up front let them know when to leave the worship center. Watch for the lightbulb to be dismissed. K–2nd graders attend Sondown Station in which Bible truths are taught through story, drama, crafts, games, and music.
children_wall Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we now use an electronic check-in system. After your 3rd visit, your family will be given a unique passcode to access our system. Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child. Please include these labeled items in your diaper bag: Complete change of clothes Diapers Bottles or cup Pacifier (if used) Snack—We serve Cheerios, animal crackers, and pretzels. If you have special needs, please pack your own child’s snack. Nursing Mothers—For your comfort and convenience, we have a place for nursing mothers to nurse their infants in the women’s restroom directly across the hall from the check-in counter.
Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we now use an electronic check-in system. After your 3rd visit, your family will be given a unique passcode to access our system. Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child. Sunday Morning Adventures
  • 1st – 5th graders begin the first hour in their classrooms for time with their teachers to do pre-lesson activites. At 9:40, they attend a large group time. They will sing, learn the key passage for the day, go over the Big Picture question and watch a discussion starter video. This time ends at 10:00. At that time, they head back to their classrooms to have the Bible lesson, do a key passage activity, have an activity choice and have prayer time together. This hour concludes at 10:50.
  • 2nd hour: Children are welcome to stay in our program all morning. We have a break time from 10:50-11:05 with a snack. After that, they review past Bible lessons, have the Bible lesson for the day, Big Picture question/answer as well as games and activities that reinforce the Bible lesson and Bible point. 1rst-5th graders meet together from 11:55-12:10 to end the morning with large group time that is primarily worship. The 2nd hour concludes at 12:15.
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Sunday Morning—Our early childhood programs are provided by our volunteer teachers. They use age-appropriate Bible lessons and apply a variety of creative methods in their presentation using videos, drama, crafts, learning through games and songs. Children are also encouraged to learn through prayer, play, and snack time. The children remain in the same classroom all morning. During the first hour they are presented and taught a lesson, which they continue to build-on during the second hour class. The Pre-K and Kindergarten children always combine during the second hour for Cherub Choir. Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we now use an electronic check-in system. After your 3rd visit, your family will be given a unique passcode to access our system. Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child. Locations
  • Lower Level
    • Lambs (2 yrs before Sept. 1, 2016)—Room 138 (behind nursery counter)
    • Busy Bees (3 yrs before Sept. 1, 2016)—Room 134
  • Upper Level
    • Pre-K (4 yrs before Sept. 1, 2016, will attend Kindergarten fall 2017)—Room 209
    • Kindergarten (5 yrs before Sept. 1, 2016)—Room 211
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South offers a Children’s Choir program in order to teach children the importance of worship through music and the arts and what it means, and to provide opportunities for them to lead in worship through a variety of worship skills. For more information on the Children’s Choir program contact the Pastor of Worship Ministries.

The Cherub Choir is a children’s choir for four- and five-year-olds. The Cherubs rehearse each Sunday morning as part of their Sunday School Class. The choir sings in a couple of worship services throughout the year.

Sonshine Singers is a children’s choir for kids in first and second grades. The Sonshine Singers rehearse periodically throughout the year, during the second service. They participate in occasional worship services throughout the year as well as special events.

Kingdom Rock Choir (formerly called Kids' Choir) is open to students who are in third through sixth grade. The rehearsal is during the Sunday Evening Worship Service. This choir enjoys learning a variety of styles of songs that can be used in worship, they present a musical each spring, and they often participate in the annual Christmas production.  Inquire by email- click here.

Kingdom Rock Choir Calendar & Registration Form

Kingdom Rock Choir Online Sign-up

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, click here for a Cubbies parent brochure.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement.

    Club meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent brochure.

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent brochure.

Awana is scheduled from September 14, 2016 to the Awards Night on May 3, 2017.

  • Clubbers may be dropped off at 6:20 PM
  • Ends promptly at 8:00 PM

If the weather is threatening you can check to see if Awana is still meeting:
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Awana Leader Recruitment

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Snowed In Vacation Bible School

Praise God for an AWESOME week at VBS! 370 kids came to laugh, sing, play, create and, best of all, to learn how to “Wrap Up in God’s Love”. A BIG thank you to the MANY who served, both with the kids and behind the scenes. You are greatly appreciated! Please continue to pray for God’s Word to continue to impact the minds and hearts of all who attended.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow,”

Isaiah 1:18

VBS Photo Galleries

Screening Application and Reference Forms (for volunteers)
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Kids CopyNews for and about Children’s Ministry at South!
winter Kids Copy – coming soon
summer Kids Copy – coming soon
Fall Kids Copy

Camp Points – Runs January – May
camp points brochure 2019
Mission Possible cards – coming soon
camp points location form – coming soon
Winter Bible memory & readings
Spring Bible memory & readings – coming soon

Awana – Runs September – early May
Awana Sparks&TT calendars 2018-19
Cubbie parent brochure
Sparks parent brochure
TT parent brochure

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