Welcome to Southview Kids!

In an effort to support necessary global efforts to curtail the spread of Covid-19, please note that all ministries held at Southview Church have moved online until further notice.

We believe that each child is created to have a relationship with God and with unique talents and abilities to influence their world and community. Our hope is that each child will have an insatiable interest to be a part of God’s church. We recognize that no one has more influence over a child than their parents. Because of this, we believe that what happens at home is even more important than what happens in the hour we spend with your child during church. We are committed to partnering with parents and giving them the tools they need to support their kids spiritually.

SAC Kids is a fun, exciting and secure environment. Each servant volunteer has been screened and reviewed our policies and emergency procedures. Our check-in system provides identification and allows us to contact you during the our programs via text message.

NURSERY

We provide a safe and caring Nursery for our infants and toddlers, a Parent Room for moms and dads wishing to sit with their kids in a quiet place, and a Nursing Room for moms and infants. All areas in the Nursery are equipped with a live video feed of the service and a change table and microwave are also available.

PRESCHOOL (2 - KINDERGARTEN)

A good start can make all the difference in the world for your child. As they begin their experience with God, kids need the opportunity to develop their sense of wonder. Through hands-on play and children focus on one key truth each week.

GRADES 1-4

Kids keep growing and so does their desire to discover. Children in Grades 1-4 participate in hands-on workshops and creative worship moments with a constant group of friends. More information about our grade school programs can be found on the Realm Grade School Parent Group.

CORE

CORE is a weekday discipleship experience. Each CORE night engages kids through creative and interactive lessons, fun and authentic worship experiences, and intentional opportunities for family discipleship. CORE runs on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm, October through March.

Child Dedication

STEP 1

View our three Child Dedication Messages. These resources will help you lay the foundation for the things that will matter the most in the future.

STEP 2

Attend a Child Dedication Class. 2020 dates are January 12, March 1, May 3, June 14.

STEP 3

Pick a weekend and service for your child's dedication. 2020 dedication weekends are as follows: January 18/19, March 7/8, May 9/10, June 20/21

Southview Kids Registration

Realm Account

Prior to your first visit, please set up a Southview Realm account. Having an account allows you to not only check your kids into SAC Kids, but also to register for other church events and programs. Make sure to add all your family members to your profile and include any allergies.

Checking In

SAC Kids Check In opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the service and will remain open until 15 minutes after the start of services. If this is your first time, plan to fill out a registration card at the counter and our attendants will enter your information into our system and check in your child.

Where to Go

After completing check in, Nursery to Kindergarten can be dropped off in their rooms in the Kids Cardo wing. Pick up of your child will require your parent card/tag in the room you dropped them off in.

Grades 1-4 can be dropped off in our Legacy Centre. Pick up will take place upstairs in the Legacy Wing and will require your parent card / tag.

Grades 5 & 6 will proceed by themselves to Legacy rooms 5 & 6 upstairs. They will be released at the end of the service and do not require pick up. After your first visit, check in will be done in this room by the student.

If you attend our Mosaic service on Sunday nights, your kids will join with you in the main service until they are dismissed after worship. Check in will be done as above.

Serving in Southview Kids

Help the kids at Southview have fun and love Jesus! You’re invited to join us in building faith in our youngest generation! We welcome all to serve in our kids ministry during all services, our weekday discipleship class, and during special events. All who serve will be provided with thorough training and support. During the year, you can be involved on a full-time basis, part-time, or casually. If you would like to serve with Southview Kids, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon.

Nursery leaders look after the youngest members of the Southview family. Leaders ensure babies feel safe and loved in this environment (no diaper changing required!)

Introduce children aged 2 – kindergarten to Jesus’ love through Bible storytelling, crafts, snacks & activities.

Serve as a small group leader with group of kids from the same grade, and help them to learn their place in God’s Big Story.

Work with pre-teens! Help this wonderful age group explore their growing relationship with Jesus.

Welcome families and help them check in and register before weekend services.

Be a friend and support to a child who needs some extra attention in our classrooms.

Prepare and organize all of our curriculum during the week. Bring your kids to make it a fun play day at the church!

Teach the Bible in a large group setting with Grades 1-4.

Parent Resources

No one has more influence over a child than his or her parents. Each year, we spend about 40 hours with your kids in church, but you spend over 3000 at home! Because of this, we believe what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. We are committed to partnering with parents by giving them the tools to support their kids spiritually.

My Realm Account

Our primary means of communication is through your Realm Account. By joining one of our Realm Parent Groups, you will receive the most up-to-date news and latest tools to spiritually support your family.

Family Communion

For the final weekends in October, November, February, March, May & June, Grades 1-6 classes will not take place so you can enjoy the service with your kids and take Communion as a family.

Spiritual Milestones

Our spiritual formation process begins in infancy and continues through adulthood, designed around seven Spiritual Milestones. Read more about our Milestones and get started building a legacy of faith.