Children’s Ministry Mission Statement
We seek to invite children to experience the joy of a “Great Adventure” with God!
Engaging children to discover God and empowering parents to Guide their children in their discovery.
At FBC we believe that children learn about having a relationship with God by being involved in relationships with people who have a relationship with God. We provide consistent leaders who connect with our children on a regular basis and guide them in their discovery of God.
At FBC we believe children learn and retain the most through experience. We use the Workshop Rotation Model in our Sunday morning adventure which enables us to teach in all the ways in which God created us to learn.
At FBC we believe in partnering with parents as they discover God with their children. We believe it is important to provide family activities and intergenerational opportunities for parents and children to grow in their discovery of God.
Sunday Morning Adventure
Sunday School Hour
Children infant through 3 years old enjoy learning from “Deep Blue Nursery” curriculum. Our children are taught and cared for by loving, consistent teachers.
Children Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade discover God through the Workshop Rotation Model. Children experience Bible stories in the ways they learn best building on patterns of repetition. The more ways children explore a story or concept, the more it is reinforced in their memories.
Sunday Night Adventure
First Baptist Church provides a graded choir program for children on Sunday evenings for ages three through sixth grade. We utilize the Celebrating Grace curriculum for children’s choirs. Our children learn through singing, listening, moving, and playing instruments. The children’s choirs meet from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. from August through May.
Brownie Bear Preschool Choir: Ages 3, 4 and Kindergarten
Music Makers: 1st – 3rd grades
Joyful Singers: 4th – 6th grades
Our mission kids will explore missions around the world with a curriculum from Cooperative Baptists called Pathlight. Mission Kids meets on Sunday evenings from 5:15-6:00 pm following children’s choirs. The children are grouped as follows:
Pre-school ages 3, 4, 5, and Kindergarten
1st through 3rd grades
4th through 6th grades
To learn more about Children’s Choirs and Mission Kids, please email Janet Cleland.
We are intentional about including regular opportunities for our children to be participants in worship. Our children’s choirs are scheduled throughout the year to sing in worship. At other times our children lead us through scripture reading.
Babies through 3 year olds stay in their Sunday School class during the worship hour.
Children in Pre-Kindergarten through the 2nd grade begin the worship service with their parents and are invited to attend Children’s Worship in Rm. 121 after the Children’s Moment.
Children in grades 3-6 attend worship with their parents. They have the opportunity to pick up a worship bag filled with a variety of activities to help them better experience the worship service.
Vacation Bible School
Each June, we offer a four day Vacation Bible School for children ages 3-6th grade. Watch this space for more details. VBS is open to the community for children who have completed PreK through sixth grade.
PassportKids! Camp is open to all children who have completed the third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade. I
If your child is interested in participating in Passport Camp please email Janet Cleland to sign up..
Our Fall Festival welcomes the community to our campus for an evening of Trunk-or-Treat, crafts, food and fun. This is typically held the Sunday prior to Halloween.
Children’s Christmas Musical
Our Children’s Choirs work all fall to prepare for their Christmas Musical and it shows. They always do an amazing job, leading us to worship the newborn king.
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Lunch
Every year on Palm Sunday, we have an Easter Egg hunt for all of our children and then provide a lunch for the families.