Children and Youth

Our Lord loves children, and so do we! There’s lots of energy of all ages in our classrooms. Let us come alongside you as you seek to raise your children in the ways of Christ. We’ll need your wisdom to raise our kids well, too. 

SoDu Kids

The Children’s Ministry at South Durham Church is major ministry of our church in Durham. Children are a blessing and we consider it a priority to come alongside the parents in our ministry to disciple and train their children. Children have always played a major role in the life of our church, in fact each of the initial moves of our church were due to outgrowing the children’s space.

Children During Worship Service

During our worship service, children from 4yr old through fifth grade are invited to participate in the service with their parents.

Children ages birth -3yr are invited to SoDu Kids to spend time playing with other children while being supervised by qualified volunteers.

Children After the Worship Service

SoDu Kids ages 3yr to 10yr meet immediately after service for a lesson related to the sermon passage. This time is an excellent opportunity for the children to grow in their faith while applying the Bible. Our volunteers teach age-appropriate Bible lessons, sing songs, and play with the children and students.

Safety in Children’s Ministry

The safety of all children in our care is important to us. All volunteers in our Durham Children’s Ministry are screened and trained prior to serving our children.

SoDu Youth

6th–12th Grade, Thursday Nights, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Youth ministry at South Durham Church exists to come alongside parents and caregivers in the discipleship of teenagers as they grow into adulthood. Our aim is to make spiritually mature disciples who are equipped to do the work of ministry, preparing youth for the independence of the college years and beyond.

Our youth leaders engage the students in Bible study, fun activities, prayer, events, and discipleship relationships. Every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30, our youth meet and enjoy a time of fellowship with one another and around the Bible. All volunteers helping with the youth ministry at South Durham Church are effectively trained and screened prior to their involvement with the youth.