Welcome to the Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church!
God loves children and their families and so do we! Our programs and events are planned to partner with parents and grandparents to fill children with the wonder of knowing and loving God and sharing this love with others. We want every child to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ so they can explore what this adventure-filled life in Jesus is all about.
Sunday School/Bible Study: 9:45am-10:45am
Kids Praise for K-5th grades: Sundays during 10:50am Worship Service (Room 108)
Wednesday Nights: Kids Choir, Missions and Summit small group 6:00pm-7:15pm
We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our children. Nursery workers, worship care volunteers and Bible study leaders and teachers have been screened, background checked and trained in our child protection and safety policies.
Our main meeting times occur on Sunday mornings for Bible Study (9:45am), Kids Praise during the 10:50 worship service and on Wednesday evenings for Children’s Choir and Summit small group (6:00pm-7:15pm). Other special events happen throughout the year including 1st Grade Bible presentation, holiday celebrations, family socials & game nights, Vacation Bible School, Kids Passport Camp, and pre-teen events such as laser tag, bowling and overnight retreats.
On Sunday mornings we meet at 9:45am in the Great Room (room 108) for large group opening and at 10:00am move to graded classrooms for small group time. Our Bible study time is a chance for kids to dive deeper into the Bible and explore their faith in fun and age-appropriate ways. Interactive activities are aimed at helping the kids explore the Bible so they can see what this adventure-filled life in Jesus is all about so they can live it out and tell the story when they leave. We believe that becoming familiar with the Bible and learning what God has to say about their lives will set your child up for the most fulfilling life possible.
“Kid’s Praise!” happens during the 10:50am worship service and is for children in Kindergarten-5th grades. Kids Praise builds on what they learn in Sunday school but also teaches them that worship can be fun, reverent, expressive and creative. The worship guide indicates when children are dismissed out the doors by the organ in the service. Children are picked-up in room 108. If you would like for your child to worship with you in the service, we provide “worship bags” in the foyer with resources to help enhance their experience.
Wednesday Nights following Children’s Choirs (6:00-6:40pm), we meet from 6:40pm-7:15pm in the Children's Wing for “Summit Kids” reaching new heights in faith. Wednesday nights at FBC are all about relationships. Connecting Kids to Christ and each other with fun, faith, service, and friends! The Bible stories show how we can have a relationship with God and each other. Once a month, we will serve our local community or a global organization together with a hands-on Missions night. Our weekly kids small group time is designed for each child to have fun and encounter God.
If you have any questions about the Children's Ministry, please call or email Amy LeBlanc.
Vacation Bible School • June 3rd-7th
This summer kids will go on an African Adventure where they will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life! They will sing songs at Safari Celebration, learn about God at Wild Bible Adventures, play Stampede Sports, get a snack at the Hungry Herd Cafe and take a trip to Imagination Station! To volunteer and become part of the herd this summer contact Amy LeBlanc.
2019 Summer Camps for Kids
June 17-21• July 15-19 Playball Camp
This camp is for children 3 years-5 years olds from 9:00am-12:00pm This camp is designed to promote team work, respect and sportsmanship. Activities introduce kids to a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Our high energy, low pressure environment is great for children of all abilities. Contact Janet Early at the FLC to register or Coach Michael Shatzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24-28 Summer Sports Camp
This camp is for 1st-5th graders from 9:00am-3:00pm Camp will include a mix of sports activities and skills builders, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball, capture the flag and other outdoor games. Our focus is on fun and building confidence and good sportsmanship. Camp will include snacks and a drink. Students must bring lunch and water bottle. Cost is $150.00 per student. Sign up with Kellie Denton at email@example.com.
Summer Fun for Kids
•June 30th Frances Meadows Water Park day for families after 10:50 worship
•July 13th Children 3rd-5th grades are invited to Putt Putt after the 10:50 Worship service
•July 25th-28th Passport Kids Camps for 3rd-5th Grades. Converse College, South Carolina