“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
The Children’s Ministry at First Baptist is committed to nurturing children grades K-5 into a personal, exciting, and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping families for spiritual growth. Our Children’s Ministry staff works hard to partner with parents to build a foundation for Christ in the lives of their children. We strive to make church a happy place where children are taught the Bible, challenged to live by it, and encouraged to share it with others. Will you partner with us to make a permanent impression for Christ on the heart of your child? We look forward to a great relationship with you as we build strong, Christ-centered children and families.
Sunday Morning Classes
Age graded classes are offered at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. every Sunday morning. Kids learn God’s Word in fun and meaningful ways, and how it connects to their everyday lives.
Special Kids (for children with special needs) classes are also offered at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m.
Kids gather at 9:45 a.m. for an exciting hour of worship designed especially for them. A mix of music, drama, fun games, contests, and a Bible lesson is used to lead children to worship. If you are interested in sharing your talents or would like to volunteer contact Michael McMullin at 615.447.1391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Evening Classes
Purity Classes Grades 4-5
These classes are offered each spring and fall on Sunday evenings from 4:30-6:00 PM. The Princess Class is designed for girls and their moms, while Squires connects boys with their dads. This 10 week class allows the Children’s ministry to partner with parents to build a biblical foundation for purity of heart, mind, and body in the life of their child. The class concludes with a meaningful ceremony and gift. For more information, please contact Robbie Green at email@example.com.
New Christians Class
This class is offered to children who are new Christians. All children are required to attend this 3 week class prior to baptism. These classes meet on Sunday evenings from 4:00-6:00 and are offered throughout the year. For more information, please contact Robbie Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Music
From 6:00-7:00 p.m. during the school year, graded choirs meet and learn the love of Jesus through music. Special music presentations are made at different times during the year. For more information contact Denise Patton at email@example.com.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Bible Study
Children in Action (C.I.A.) meets from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bible Skills and missions education are the main focus. Children are involved in fun games and activities that teach them how to quickly and comfortably navigate through their Bibles and better understand God’s Word. Missions work around the world is also taught through fun lessons, speakers, videos, and special projects. Please contact Rena Johnson at 615.447.1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Buddy Break is a FREE respite program designed to give caregivers of kids with special needs (VIP kids) a break for three hours one Friday night each month. VIP kids make new buddies, play games, hear and see great stories, videos, music, and more while giving their caregiver a much needed break! Click HERE to learn more about Buddy Break.
Special Kids Classes
These classes provide a safe, loving environment for children with special needs. Classes are offered on Sundays at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. and include worship, singing, Bible lessons, art, and a snack.
If you would like more information on classroom structure or teaching tools, or would be interested in helping with this ministry, contact Rena Johnson at 615.447.1324 or email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School
June 5-9, 2017
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
For children that have completed kindergarten – completed 5th grade
At Vacation Bible School the kids will focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator of the universe, they will discover the wonder among all wonders – that the God who created everything there is – the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible – wants a personal relationship with them! So bring your kids into the clubhouse and show them the God who is over the moon in love with them.
Please join us June 5-9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Vacation Bible School is for children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade by end of school year 2017.
If you are interested in teaching or just helping out, contact Jori Abbott or Lynne Luther at 447.1359, or fill out the volunteer form here.
If you are interested in having your child attend, you can register them here.
Each Wednesday night during the summer from 6:30-7:30 p.m. boys and girls have a great time of Bible learning , games, and activities. Please contact Rena Johnson at 615.447.1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
June 19-23, 2017
This is a five day, four night Tennessee Baptist summer camp for children who have completed grades 3-5. Children will experience the time of their lives as they take part in Bible study, recreation track times, worship, and missions emphasis. Camp is staffed by college and seminary students who can’t wait to hang out with your child and share Christ through every aspect of camp! The fee is $285 with a $50 deposit due by April 12 and refundable until April 30. Registration begins March 5 at any Children’s Welcome Center. Full payment and forms are due by May 1.
Check out Upcoming Children Events
New Christians Class: K-5: Sep. 10
Meet My Parents K-1: Sept. 10
Bible Memory Plan for 2017-2018
Psalm 119:11 reminds us to hide God’s Word in our hearts so we will not sin against Him. This challenge from God is the foundation of our Bible memory plan. We lead our children to memorize one verse each month through Sunday School. Only one verse each month helps insure that our kids truly know and understand these important life verses. They will learn a different set of verses each year.