Thanks to our School Partnerships, we get the opportunity to invest in students at five elementary schools in Central Kentucky. Southland is making a difference in the cities of Lexington, Nicholasville, Danville and we now have an opportunity in Georgetown! Mentors show up one day a week for 30 minutes to spend time with an elementary aged kid to invest in them, listen and answer questions. It doesn’t require a degree or any special certification. Your life doesn’t have to be in perfect order. But you do need to be present. God will take care of the rest for both you and your student. Your life will be forever changed in the process.
One mentor said, “I walk away each week grateful for the childlike trust that children have. I walk away remembering that my ‘problems’ are not so important. I walk away with a lighter spirit and a greater understanding of why Jesus loves His children.”
There is just no substitute for the gift mentors receive from hanging out with students. There are always more kids than there are mentors willing to step up.
If you’ve been thinking about mentoring, it’s time to step forward. Join us this school year as we eliminate the mentor waiting list! Sign up at our Mentors Page today!
1. We will close down Children’s Ministry Check-In 20 minutes after the beginning of the 9:30 and 11:15 services. That means all children must be checked in by 9:50 or 11:35. No children will be allowed to check in after that point. Children who arrive later than this will have to attend the adult service with their families.
2. Children’s Ministry doors will remain locked until 5 minutes before the end of the adult service. Anyone wishing to pick their up child from the Design Studio, Animation Station or the Drive-In before doors unlock will need to go to Connection Point, where a volunteer will call their child’s environment so that a leader can meet them at the door. Backlot parents may go straight to their child’s environment and see a staff person for assistance.
3. In the event the Children’s team needs to page a parent, we will have a volunteer at the door to anticipate their arrival. If you see your number on the paging system, you will not need to go to Connection Point. Just come straight to your child’s room.