“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.
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 Melissa Whitworth at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 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 Children’s Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School
Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get In The Wild at this summer’s VBS.
The Adventure Map
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 (CSB)
Zoom in! Focus on Jesus!
Day 1: Encounter in the Temple Luke – 2:41-52
Day 2: Encounter at the River Matthew – 3:1-17
Day 3: Encounter on the Water Matthew – 14:22-33
Day 4: Encounter at the Tomb – John 20:1-18
Day 5: Encounter on the Road Luke – 24:13-35
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 Children’s ministry at email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Check out Upcoming Children Events
Mother and Son Scavenger Hunt: Sept. 23
Smiley Hollow Fall Picnic: Sept. 30
Bible Memory Plan for 2018-2019
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.