There are three things we want children’s ministry to be:
We want to capture children's hearts with all God has done for us in Christ. Our lessons, songs and service projects remind kids of the Good News of Jesus revealed throughout the Bible. We want them to serve God out of deep gratitude rather than practice outward obedience alone.
We prefer small groups to large ones, and don’t often sit kids in front of a TV screen. We’d rather they learn from real teachers who build a relationship with them. We pick teachers not so much for their high energy or tech-savvy, but for their ability to share their faith and teach the Bible to a child.
We partner with parents in raising Christian children. So we tell parents what we’re teaching. We invite them to visit class. We get to know them. We listen to them.
Role of Parents and Families
Scripture gives each parent the joyful command, privilege and responsibility to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We believe that parents are the primary voice and have the greatest influence in a child’s life. As children experience joy and pain, suffering and joy, good and bad, parents are to help their children see life in light of the gospel. Our desire is to walk alongside each family equipping them to raise their children to know, love and serve the Lord as disciples of Christ. As a part of this, a few times each year we hold family classes that kids and their parents attend together.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:9, Psalm 78: 1-7, Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 22:6, 1 Thessalonians 2: 11-12
Sunday schedule (school year)
9:00 am – Children’s church is a large group setting for grades 1 through 5.
10:45 am – Sunday school is small group by grade level: All elementary classes meet on the second floor.
Whispering Pines Bible Camp - Times and dates coming soon!
Visit the Whispering Pines Page for camp forms and more information.
Nursery (ages birth – 2):
Our First Baptist nursery engages your infant in experiencing the love of God. Our church nursery ministry is not simply babysitting. Each child will learn; love for God, love for His word, love for prayer and love for others. We teach this through simple acts of service, loving the children, playing with them, caring for them, praying for them and meeting their needs. Simple scripture verses are read, songs are sung that teach of His great love. Our nursery workers are committed to praying for your child each week as they tenderly care for them.
Preschool (ages 2-6):
The mission and desire of the Preschool Ministry is to partner with parents to build a strong spiritual foundation for their children. We come alongside parents to equip, encourage and minister to families by providing Sunday morning classes filled with the truth of God’s Word, and to minister to families outside of Sunday morning service. We believe that in order for us to have an impact in a child’s life, we must be a significant person in their life. Our teachers build relationships with the children each Sunday. A variety of resources and support are provided to help families and encourage them to grow and to learn to praise and worship the Lord together in Spirit and in Truth.
To help you “talk about the faith when you sit, walk, lie down and rise up,” (Deut. 6:7) consider putting Family Time into your family time.
(staffed 10 minutes prior to the hour)
First Service: 9:00 am
Second Service: 10:45 am