Our Mission

We believe that no one is too young to experience the love of Christ, learn Biblical truths, and begin a relationship with God.

The mission of South Lake Kids focuses on two main areas: the head and the heart. We strive to fill their heads with knowledge about God and the Bible so that they have information to share with others. We also strive to fill their hearts with the love of God so that they yearn to share God with others. It is when we fill both the head and the heart that we help create disciples who will have the knowledge and the desire to reach others for Christ.

2 and 3 Year Olds

Our 2 and 3 year olds learn Bible stories through fun hands-on activities and lessons. During the service they also enjoy singing songs and memorizing the Books of the Bible.


Preschool Play dates are scheduled throughout the year for Moms and their children, birth through Pre-K. Crafts and snacks are provided. Find more information here.

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Pre-K and Kindergarten

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers present Bible stories through dramas, songs, crafts, and hands-on activities. During the service these students have the opportunity to worship with kid-friendly songs, a Bible lesson, and a hands-on activity.  The students also memorize and practice the books of the Bible and a variety of Bible verses.


Our Elementary students learn Bible truths through an attention-grabbing lesson reinforced by activities and games. During the service our elementary students will worship with their families before being dismissed to Children’s Church for a children’s sermon and activities. On Wednesday nights, these students sing, laugh, and learn with the Elevate Series. Bible stories are taught along with practical applications in a fun and exciting way.


Elementary students enjoy events and activities such as:

  • Valentine’s and Christmas parties
  • Vacation Bible School
  • The Back to School Bash
  • Movie Nights
  • and more


Jenni Grenier

Children's Ministry Director

Children's Ministry Director

Jenni Grenier is our Children’s Ministry Director. Jenni and her family moved to Groveland and joined South Lake Christian Church (formerly Groveland Christian Church) in 1999. Since joining, Jenni has volunteered in many aspects of the church, but her heart was always in Children’s Ministry. She loves watching the children at South Lake grow spiritually and deepen their relationship with Christ and each other. She enjoys planning the Children’s events and teaching the children on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.

Jenni graduated from Florida Christian College (now Johnson University Florida) as valedictorian in 2007 with a degree in Bible and Elementary Education. She taught 2nd grade for 5 years before accepting the position as Children’s Ministry Director in 2012. Jenni and her husband, Josh live in Groveland with their two young children. She enjoys spending time with her family. In her spare time she likes to read, craft, and dabble in photography.


Have questions or looking for more information?

Contact Jenni Grenier, Children's Ministry Director

Jenni will be happy to answer any question you may have. We look forward to feedback and suggestions as well so please let us know how we can help.