Family Comes First!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be part of a Family Ministry where kids young and old are “dragging” their parents to attend, where kids learn biblical truths and are excited about doing so?

Our Family Ministry provides a place where families are assured that it is a fun, safe and biblically grounded ministry where children can be equipped for life. Not only are the kids equipped but the parents as well. Our team believes in giving our parents every opportunity to be the leading spiritual influence in their child’s life. At SVCC - Family comes first!

We offer Sunday programs, midweek programs, summer programs, and family events throughout the year. Every program we offer is designed to build your child's relationship with God and strengthen their understanding of Him.


Children are the future! Here at SVCC we are invested in “The Church of the Next Generation”. It is our mission to come alongside families and support parents as they raise their children to know and love Christ. We instill a Biblical worldview in creative, fun and age appropriate ways. Our Sunday programs utilize Orange Curriculum.

The basic philosophy that drives Orange, is that the combined effort of the Family (yellow) and the Church (red) accomplishes much more than just the efforts of each entity individually. We are combining two influences to fuel the faith of the next generation = Orange! For more information about this curriculum go to

Safety and security of our kids at SVCC are of utmost importance. All our volunteers are screened and background checked. We utilize a secure check-in process for your child.

To expedite the check in process on your first visit, you are encouraged to fill out the New Family Form ahead of time.

Nursery - Pre-kindergarten

First impressions are important. That’s why we use a teaching strategy that helps give preschool children a first impression of their loving Father. The curriculum is simple and fun, repeating one basic truth about God all month long, using worship, fun games, engaging activities, and small group time. Parents are given a “Small Talk” handout to help them connect with their two-to-five year old during the week. They are also given a “Parent Talk” handout that prompts parents to pray for their toddler.

We want our kids to know these three key truths by age five:

  • God made me.
  • God loves me.
  • Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Kindergarten-5th grade

No matter if you are a teacher, a parent, or a church leader, your hope is to be able to connect the love and worship of God to good decision-making for your elementary school students. We provide a strategy designed to help reinforce this thought by centering on three basic truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52. By 5th grade, we want our kids to own and understand these three basic truths:

  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Our programs offer engaging presentations of the truth, high energy music, and cool illustrations of how God works in our lives to make us more like Him. Parents are given a “Parent Cue Card” - activities to help kids spend time with God with a parent’s guidance or on their own. Also a “God Time” hand out is given – ideas for parents that offer a starting point to talk with their kids that week.

Jr. High: 6th-8th grade

Our student leaders are committed to help each student see God for who He is, to see themselves the way God sees them and to love others the way He loves us. By using relevant content, conversations, and relationships, our goal is for each student to know those truths by the time they graduate.


We know it is important for our youth and come together each week to connect and share what God is doing in their daily lives. We offer weekly groups for all ages.

Awana: PreK - 5th grade

Every Wednesday at Your Campus

Kids represent the greatest opportunity to make a long-term impact on our world for Christ. Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Those kids who come to faith at an early age discover God’s purpose for their lives and hope for the future. Ministry leaders and parents witness the profound impact Awana has in reaching kids with the gospel and watching them grow as long-term disciples.

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Jr. High Groups: 6th-8th Grade

Every Wednesday at Your Campus

Our Jr. High ministry offers small groups every week throughout the school year. It is important for your kids to make connections with peers and discuss how to live out their faith in a safe and gospel centered environment.

High School Groups: 9th-12th Grade

Every Tuesday at Your Campus

Our High School ministry  small groups every Tuesday throughout the school year. It is important for your kids to make connections with peers and discuss how to live out their faith in a safe and gospel centered environment.


Throughout the summer, we offer different and fun ways for your kids and youth to get connected and engage with their faith in God.

Vacation Bible School

Every year SVCC offers Vacation Bible School during the summer where your kids can have fun and learn more about God!


Ages 8 - 12th grade

Camps are offered in during the winter and summer. These camps are a year-round youth camps providing epic, high-energy, life-changing programs for students.

See event page for camps

Student Events

Throughout the Summer

Throughout the summer, our student ministries offers many events for students to have fun! This is great time to invite your friends.

Family Events

We offer family events throughout the year. Such as Road to Resurrection (Easter/Spring), Awana Grand Prix (Spring), Bowl-a-Rama, Mother Son Date Night (Fall), Father Daughter Date Night (Fall), Jingle Jam (Christmas).

Explore below to get the very latest on family events:

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More than an event, Child Dedication connects parents to a community of faith and helps them imagine a bigger story; taking that first step as parents in partnering with a community of believers from the very beginning of your journey as parents. So the local church will be a consistent source of encouragement, strength, and resources as you raise your child to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Mandatory class held Sunday, May 5th at 9:00-10:15am in Room 110. Dedications will take place on Mother's Day, May 12th at 11:00am service.

Gilroy Campus
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Mother's of Preschoolers

MOPS encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.

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If you would like to learn more about South Valley Community Church and making SVCC your home, please come to our luncheon! Meet our staff and others who are new to SVCC. If you love Mexican food, you will enjoy an authentically catered Taco Bar. For dessert, we're proud to serve mouthwatering fresh fruit pies prepared locally from the famous Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville! We also have a special gift for your kids! We can't wait to get to know you better and share with you what we are so passionate about!