Children’s Ministry

Deuteronomy 6:4-7 instructs parents to teach their children to love the Lord with all one’s heart, soul, and strength. Jesus further tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. To fully support parents and to teach our children to become followers of Jesus, First Baptist Church’s Children’s Ministry (part of the Ministry of Formation) seeks to nurture and guide a child’s heart, head and hands.

Being and growing in their relationship with God, others and self.

Learning the stories of the Bible; growing in knowledge of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as well as appropriate Bible concepts; and developing Bible skills and the ability to apply Bible truths to real life.

Serving others by putting God’s love into action.


TLC 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Extended care for children (infants-kindergarten) during worship. We also have a class for children with special needs during the 11 a.m. worship service.

Sunday School 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. (Infants-5th Grade)
Birth-5 Years: please go to the children's check-in area on the first floor. 
1st-5th Grade: please go to the children's check-in area on the second floor.

Children’s Worship 11:00 a.m. - Noon
1st-3rd graders leave the 11:00 a.m. worship service during the singing of the offertory hymn to attend Children's Worship, where they learn about and practice worship through music, offering, lessons, reflection, and relationships. This meets during the school year with breaks during holidays, Advent and summer.

Wednesdays (Choirs & Missions)

His Little Ones
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Child care for infants-2 years

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
3 years old - 5th grade

Mission Groups

M&M 3s
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Age 3 by October 1

Mission Friends
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Ages 4 & 5/K

Girls in Action (GAs)
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Girls, grades 1-5

Mission Force
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Boys, grades 1-5

Food Drive
During the months of January and February, we collect food items for those in need in our local community.

Kids’ Zone at Monument Avenue Easter on Parade
Every Easter Sunday the FBC Children’s Ministry hosts the Kids’ Zone at the Easter Parade on Monument Avenue. This is a huge community event and a wonderful opportunity to show love and hospitality to our neighbors. We host games, puppet shows, a bubble station, and a little dancing in the street. It’s just FUN!! The parade runs from 1 - 5 p.m. and we welcome shifts of an hour or two...or for the afternoon.


Discipleship Class – This is a 4-week class for 4th & 5th graders that helps them build skills to grow in their relationship with God and develop spiritual disciplines to enrich their personal spiritual lives. This is a fun, interactive class!

Faith Formation Milestones:

  1. Baby/Child Dedication
  2. Promotion from Kindergarten to First Grade
  3. Following Jesus in Baptism

For more information contact Candi Brown, Minister to Children or see Policies & Procedures.