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Southland Kids

Ministry to Children Birth-4th

Preschool & Kids Ministry at Southland

At Southland, we aim to provide a loving and accepting environment for all children in their relationship with Jesus. By making children feel important, we hope to lay a foundation of spiritual truths that can be applied to their everyday lives.

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Southland Kids for the first time:


Welcome to the Kid's Zone. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate 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 any available kiosk. 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.


After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room 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, we will contact the number you provided.

Meet our Children's Minister

Janet Abernathy joined the Southland leadership team in 2010. She has a passion for children and their families, Vacation Bible School, and Kid's Camp. Janet is married to Bryan, and they enjoy life with their five beautiful children, Kaden, Mary-Kate, Everly, Pippa, and Brighton.


B.A., Angelo State University

M.A., Dallas Baptist University

Got questions?

If you have further questions concerning our Southland Kids experience or visiting Southland Church with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!