Sharing Jesus with Our Kids
CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S KIDS' LESSONS:
At Southport Heights our kids (infant through 6th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.
Elementary kids start their experience upstairs in the Drop Zone where they interact with other kids playing video games, being active, showing off their artistic ability or just hanging out. After the Drop Zone, kids move to Large Group for singing, communion and the lesson before transitioning into Small Groups and back to the Drop Zone to have some more fun while they wait for their parents.
Our preschool kids meet in their room for playtime (including an indoor play set), songs and lesson before transitioning into the craft room for the day's craft and snack. They finish back where they started and play until their parents come.
Our nursery for babies and toddlers up through age 2 is located off of the check-in area near the preschool room. Our nursery is hosted by loving care givers who are ready to receive special instructions and guidelines to make sure your child is cared for in the best way possible.
Your first visit
Here's what to expect when visiting us for the first time:
First, feel free to follow the signs or ask one of our volunteers about the kids area and someone will take you where you need to go. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will show you and your child to the appropriate kids room.
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
- Parent/guardian name(s)
- Child's name
- Child's birthdate
- Home address
- Phone number
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children
How check-in works
Before Service: You can check-in your child at the kids desk. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag. If your child is in preschool or younger, they will stay in rooms on the main floor. Elementary kids go upstairs into the Drop Zone. You are welcome to escort your child upstairs to the Drop Zone yourself until they're comfortable going up on their own.
After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to the Drop Zone and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child’s identification code will appear on the screen. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.
Meet our Family Minister
Josiah has been married to his beautiful wife, Megan since 2005 and together they have four children; Avery, Eden, Deacon and Mason. Josiah graduated from Florida Christian College (now Johnson University) in 2004 with a BS in Bible/Youth and Family. He has worked for the Church in a variety of positions including children’s minister, youth minister, associate minister and senior pastor.
He was born and raised in Indianapolis before moving to Florida for college in 2000 and moved back to Indy in 2018. Josiah loves playing board games and Super Smash Bros. He also enjoys basketball and fantasy football, following the Pacers and the Colts and spending time with his family.
If you have further questions concerning our Sunday morning experience for kids or visiting Southport Heights with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!