Children's Ministry Opportunities

Bible Study Hour
All children in 1st - 6th grades are encouraged to begin Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. with age appropriate Bible activities, stories, songs and much more! From 9:15-9:30 all children meet toether for "Jump Start" before going to classes.
Worship Hour
Following Bible study, children are invited to worship with their families at 10:30 a.m.  All aspects of the service are designed to teach children how to worship God as part of the church family .  Song selections and sermon topics are all "family friendly" and full participation is encouraged for all ages.

Wednesday nights at South Oaks are centered around missions and music.  All of these activities take place from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Parents are invited to attend Prayer Meeting with the pastor, Worship Choir rehearsal, or various Bible study classes offered seasonally throughout the year.
Children's Choir
Children are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM for a high-energy event designed to teach kids how to praise God and develop a deeper relationship with Him.  
G.A.s (Girls in Action)
G.A.s is a branch of the WMU designed specifically for 1st - 6th grade girls.
Through participation in G.A.s, girls grow in their knowledge, understanding, and application of the Bible.   They also learn from the example of missionaries, believers, and hands-on mission action what it means to actively engage in ministering to others with the compassion of Christ.  G.A.s meet Wednesday nights at 6:45PM
R.A.s (Royal Ambassadors)
R.A.s is a Southern Baptist missions education organization for boys in 1st - 6th grades.  Lads (1st-3rd) and Crusaders (4th-6th) learn Bible truths, study missions, and learn life skills in an "all boy" setting each week.  R.A.'s meet Wednesday nights at 6:45PM.
Baptism Basics
We are thrilled to accommodate any children who wish to follow Christ's example of baptism.   We do require the following conditions be met:
  • A meeting with the Children's Minister and/or Pastor to confirm the child's understanding of salvation and purpose for baptism.
  • Enrollment in a "New Christians Class" offered on a rotating basis.
Holiday Events
Holidays including Christmas and Easter are recognized for their value and meaning to believers in Jesus Christ.  We celebrate His birth, death, burial, and resurrection as a church and support the Christian family in teaching the true meaning of these holidays to children of all ages.   Special events during the holidays will serve to reinforce these ideas and create lasting memories for families at South Oaks.
Vacation Bible School
You won't want to miss VBS at South Oaks!   Done with lots of flair, this promises to be a week of unmatched enjoyment for those finishing Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Awesome themes each summer get kids excited about Jesus.  Parents will enjoy seeing what the children have learned on Family Night.

Kids at South Oaks look forward to camp at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, Texas every summer. Children's Camp (finished 3rd-6th grade) offers a week of unmatched fun in the sun as kids have a blast swimming, hiking, worshiping, and studying God's Word in His beautiful creation.  Look for information regarding summer camp opportunities each spring.

Throughout the year, special events are offered for the children to participate in for fun and to learn more about our Savior.