SGKids Ministry

Discover the ministry opportunities for your children at SouthGate Church

Meet Our Children's Ministry Leader!

Tina Showalter: Church Office Admin/Children's Ministry Leader

Tina has over 15 years experience in early childhood education, 10 of which was spent in Special Education. She is married to her husband Tim and has 2 grown children.

God has given Tina a servants heart which is evidenced by nearly 30 years in various volunteer roles. She knew from a very early age that God had called her to work with children.

"There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the world through the eyes of a child or witnessing how excited they get when they share something with you or when they learn something new. I want to make learning about Jesus fun for kids, whether it's through Bible lessons, singing, dancing, crafts or dressing up for a silly skit! My goal is to see children excited to learn about Jesus and for the truths that they learn to stay with them long after their Children's Church experience. At SouthGate, that Children's Church experience is more than just Sunday mornings. Some of the ways we extend that learning is through our Vacation Bible School program, Child-Friendly Small Groups where children benefit from their own separate curriculum, Easter and Christmas celebrations and other special events designed just for them - 'Why should the big kids have all the fun?!!!' "

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

SG Nursery

SGKid's Children's Ministry meets during our 10:30 Sunday morning worship service and is a safe, fun-filled, exciting experience where children can learn about God and the importance of having a personal relationship with Him.

We have several age-appropriate classes that allow us to accommodate children ages 0-12 yrs. old:

SG Kids Nursery: 0 - 2 years of age

SG Kids P/K: 3 - Kindergarten

SG Kids Children's Church: 6 - 12 years of age

We are very excited about our children's ministry as it continues to teach the youngest among us about the love of God and His plan for their lives in this world and eternity!

Your First Visit

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

You will be greeted by one of our friendly Hosts as you exit the parking lot and given a visitor's packet. The host will be happy to answer any questions you might have about SouthGate Church and escort you to our child check-in table which is located in the entrance to our children's church building.

When checking your child 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
  • Cell phone number (we text parents during service if an issue arises concerning your child)
  • Email address
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How Check-in Works

Before Service: After entering your child’s name and info 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 text you at the cell phone number you provided. We ask that you exit the sanctuary immediately and look for an usher or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.

Children's Cry/Nursing Room

SouthGate Church offers nursery care during service for infants. But we also have a Children's Cry Room that is located in the lobby behind the sanctuary. This room is reserved exclusively for parents with infants to enjoy the service in a more private and quieter environment.