Family and Parent Ministry at FBC

At First Baptist Gainesville our greatest desire is to partner with our families to give them the support, encouragement and sometimes new ideas for creating or reigniting family warmth. We want to help free families to focus on those things that matter most: their relationships with each other and with Jesus Christ. No one has the secret for perfect parenting. But, the good news is, that families still wield the most incredible influence over young people from birth all through adolescence and even college. Families can provide a relationship through which all of us are changed. This is a mystery, so let’s cheer each other on.

Young Families

This ministry is for families with children under 12 and helps to encourage, equip and walk beside parents as they guide their children’s spiritual development. We strive to connect families to develop meaningful and supportive community together at First Baptist. Some ways we provide support are through special parenting seminars, family-fun events such as game night, kickball, or special holiday celebrations.

Parents Night Out: We regularly provide a Parents Night Out event for children birth-5th grades. This is a time you can have a great date night and connect to your significant other or have some much needed down time.

Fall 2019 PNO Dates are: Sept 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 23rd. (RSVP to Jenny Burns at

Fun Fall Events For Families!

Save the Dates

• August 11th Blessing of the Students

•August 21st Fall Family Picnic and Kick Off event

•August 24th Saturday 3:00-5:00pm Family Recharge Worship Event (Banquet Hall)

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Sept 15th Parents Breakfast

936 Weeks. That’s the time you have from the moment your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. Let’s join together in the Banquet Hall for a time of fellowship and discussion on how we can parent through the phases of our children’s lives so that they “Trust Jesus in a way that transforms how they love God, themselves and the rest of the world.” Each phase is special and unique. So don’t miss it! RSVP Kellie Denton to reserve your spot at

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Family Fun

NEW DATE! Zoo Crawler Overnight • September 20th-21st

Make some “Wild Memories” with your family! Bring your kids, teens, grandparents (the whole herd!) and let’s all have some fun as FBC spends the night at the Zoo! We will leave the church at 4:30pm Friday and head to the Atlanta Zoo where we will have some fun night time animal encounters! Everyone will sleep indoors in climate controlled rooms away from the animal habitats. Boxed dinner, snack and breakfast are provided. Cost is $45.00 per person (kids must be 6 years old to participate and parents or guardian must accompany children). For more information or to sign up email Kellie Denton.

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Family Camp Out at Stone Mountain Park Oct 25th & 26th

Come camp under the stars and make a memory with your family! Cost includes entrance into the Park, hamburgers and hotdogs dinner, breakfast on Saturday and lots of S’mores! Just bring your tent and sleeping bag! (campers are invited to stay in the Park the next day and enjoy the pumpkin Festival!)


Kellie Denton
Families and Outreach Minister