Welcome to University Kids—where we believe everyone is loved, everyone belongs, and we are all created with purpose.

Sunday Morning

On Sunday mornings, the Atrium on the South side of the campus is alive with busy little bodies and lots of energy—and we love it! If you are new, please come to the Kids Welcome Desk where staff and volunteers look forward to meeting you and your family!

Sunday School

9:30-10:30am | South Campus | Atrium Entrance | West Building

Kids Sunday School is for 2-year-olds through 5th graders of all abilities. With the help of many volunteers, we utilize Lifeway’s Hyfi Curriculum in all Preschool and Elementary classes. Through 12 simple biblical truths, Hyfi guides kids to learn who they are because of who Christ is in ways that ensure a sense of belonging and acceptance.

First Worship

11am-12pm | South Campus | Atrium Entrance | West Building

First Worship is designed to help children 2 years old through Kinder learn the elements of worship in hopes that very soon they will be ready to attend worship services with their families (accommodations available for children outside the intended age range as needed). Our belief is that children best learn about God and how to worship Him by experiencing worship with their families. For this reason, we offer Sunday School at 9:30am only and encourage families to worship together at the 11am service.


8:15am-12pm | South Campus | Atrium Entrance | West Building
11:00am-12pm | North Nursery | North Side of Campus (2-24 months)

Sunday Morning Childcare is available for children 2 months through 5 years of age during the 8:15am Worship Service. Childcare is also available for children 2 months – 24 months while older children are in Sunday School (9:30am) or First Worship (11:00am).

Wednesday Night

There is something for everyone on Wednesday Nights! Staff and volunteers will be ready to welcome you at the various locations for Kids Programming.

Wednesday Night Kids (3rd-5th)

6:30-7:45pm | South Campus | Main Office Entrance | McCreless Gym

Wednesday Night Kids is a program for 3rd-5th graders. The kids can look forward to playing organized games, hearing a Bible lesson in a large group setting, and creating lasting friendships through smaller peer group discussions. We also have a SnackPak4Kids service opportunity each month, during which our Wednesday Night Kids pack small parcels of food to benefit students at Locke Hill Elementary who have been identified as food insecure.

Wednesday Night Kids Jr. (K-2nd)

6:30-7:45pm | South Campus | Atrium Entrance | W215

Wednesday Night Kids, Jr. is for Kinder-2nd graders. Much like Wednesday Night Kids, our Junior program aims to create a space for kids to engage in their church community. There will be table activities, organized games, playground time, and a whole group Bible lesson.

Wednesday Night Kids Preschool (3, 4 & pre-kinder 5-year-olds)

6:30-7:45pm | South Campus | Atrium Entrance | First Floor of West Building

Wednesday Night Preschool is for 3, 4, and pre-Kinder 5-year-olds. The children will spend time in our Chapel of the Good Shepherd, a space created for preschoolers to draw close to God through child-led play.

Wednesday Night Childcare

6:30-7:45pm | South Campus | Atrium Entrance | First Floor of West Building

Wednesday Night Childcare is available for children ages 2 months – 2 years old.

Kids Music

We have a variety of different opportunities for your children to get involved in the music ministry at University. For more information about children's choir and hand chimes, visit our Traditional Music Ministry Page.

Traditional Music Ministry 

Parent's Night Out

Parents Night Out is for children of all abilities from the ages of 6 months through 5th grade to join us for fun activities, games, and crafts at the church while their parents enjoy a night out. Parent's Night Out is on various Friday nights throughout the year from 6:00 - 10:00pm. Registration required.

PNO Registration

Kids Ministry Staff

Elizabeth Giles

Childcare Manager


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Tracy Harrell

Kids Ministry Coordinator


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Jordan Jernigan

Kids Ministry Associate - Elementary Education


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Lori Mangold

Childcare Supervisor


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Mary Ross

Asst. Director of Kids Ministry


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Amy Tullos

Director of Kids Ministry


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Rev. Holly Wilson

Pastor of Community & Formation


 A Note about Safety
Rest assured that your children are cared for by screened and trained leaders, teachers and staff. If at any time you have a concern, please look for one of our staff members at the Children’s Welcome Desk.


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