The goal in Children’s Ministries is to partner with parents to invite children into a lifelong journey of faith, leading to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We know a shared experience between church and home is far more effective in building a spiritual foundation, and all programs are designed to encourage parent involvement and follow-up conversations in the home.
We want you to feel safe and confident with leaving your child with us every Sunday morning during both the Connect Group hour and the Worship Service. Therefore, we have an elaborate, yet simple, check-in system for your child, teachers who have completed a government-certified background check, and clean rooms for you child.
When you first arrive at South Side through the main entrance (under the overhang), you will see the Children Ministry Welcome Center. Those behind the desk will be able to assist you and answer all of your questions.
Here is a quick break-down of SSBC's Children's Ministry:
Sunday Morning Connect Groups: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Children's Church
Sunday Night: 5:45–7:30 p.m.
Our babies (older than 1) & toddlers receive a snack during each service. Please notify us of any food allergies your child has or if you do not wish your child to have a snack. We do not use any snacks that contain peanuts.
Please label your child’s diaper bag and all of its contents. This helps the nursery workers identify your child's items and ensures your child will get the correct cup and/or diaper.
In order to provide for the ultimate safety of your child while in our care, we have a computerized check-in process for all our children ages 0 to Kindergarten. Please stop by the Children's Welcome Desk to pick up your child and parent tags!
Well Child Policy:
To protect the health of all of our children, we cannot accept children who show signs of illness such as:
Children's Protection Policy
South Side Baptist Church’s purpose for establishing this child abuse prevention policy and accompanying procedures is to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all our children and youth. The purpose of this policy is to protect the children who participate in our ministries from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior, to protect our staff and volunteers from false allegations of abuse, and to limit the extent of legal liability of our church. This plan will include the following areas: Screening, Supervision, Reporting Procedures, and a Response plan. Everyone who teaches, helps, or cares for children under the sponsorship of South Side Baptist Church is to follow these policies and procedures.