“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-3 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.
Vacation Bible School:
Check out Upcoming Children Events
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.
New Christian’s Class
This class is offered to children who are new Christians. All children are required to attend this 2 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 Children’s Ministry at email@example.com.
Upcoming class dates:
April 19 & 26
Team K-3 is a fun, high-energy ministry to kids in grades K-3. Children will be encouraged to know more about Jesus and grow in a relationship with Him through the use of music, Bible teaching, missions awareness, games and activities. Children will learn fun music they will present to their families through a fall and spring program. Team K-3 meets each Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Each Wednesday night during the summer from 6:15-7:45 p.m. boys and girls have a great time of Bible learning , games, and activities. Please contact Children’s Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
Buddy Break is a FREE respite program, designed to give caregivers of kids with special needs (VIP kids) a break, one Friday each month, during the months of August-April, from 6:30-9:30 PM. VIP kids make new buddies, play games, hear and see great stories, videos, music, and more while giving their caregiver a much needed break!
Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, and Nov 15
Jan 17, Feb 28, Mar 27, and Apr 17
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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 Children’s Ministry at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM – 12: 15 PM
Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. This summer, kids will grab their hard hats and head out to the construction site to discover that skyscrapers aren’t the only things that need a rock solid foundation.
During VBS, kids will discover that Jesus’ love provides a foundation that will last. When the storms of life come, they’ll need the One who will be with them to the end of the age. When anxiety sets in, they’ll need the assurance that true worth comes from being a child of God, not from what other people think about them. When they feel unworthy, they can remember that Jesus loved them enough to die for them. They’ll learn to be wise builders who continue in what they’ve learned and firmly believe. And they will discover that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. We’re all a work in progress. Life is a hard hat zone. But just wait ‘til you see what God will do!
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (CSB)
Jesus! Our strong foundation!
The foundation of the gospel is faith. Jesus lived a perfect life and died the death we deserve. By grace, God saves everyone who trusts in Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Day 1: Foundation of Love
Day 2: Foundation of Forgiveness
Day 3: Foundation of Worth
Day 4: Foundation of Promise
Day 5: Foundation for Life
Each Wednesday night during the summer from 6:15-7:45 p.m. boys and girls have a great time of Bible learning , games, and activities. Please contact Children’s ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
Bible Memory Plan
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.