WHAT WE OFFER
We strive to help parents lay a solid foundation for their children to build their spiritual lives on. Our mission is to attract kids by fun and relevant learning experiences, teach them in the way they should go and release them into the world to be disciples who make disciples. The Children’s Ministry at FBC offers an abundance of activities and programs for all children.
(Sunday at 9:30 a.m.)
We offer children’s Sunday School classes for 2-year-olds through 6th graders. Using The Gospel Project curriculum helps all ages dive deep into the big story of the Bible—God’s plan to rescue His people through His Son, Jesus Christ.
(Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.)
Wednesday evenings children in grades 1-6 will experience an hour of fun and learning. Games, crafts and learning about God's Word, keep children coming back for more! TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus.
A nursery is provided during all Sunday and Wednesday services for children birth through 3-years-old. Our volunteers are high quality, and they look forward to caring for your child. We use the Planning Center Online check-in system, which gives us the ability to reach you anywhere in the building through your cell phone. If your child needs you, we will contact you promptly.
Your child's security is our top priority. Name tags are provided for each child. Name tags allow volunteers to call your child by name as well as provide important information. Only individuals with the unique code matching the one on your child’s name tag are allowed to take your child from the nursery. That tag is to be shown to the nursery volunteer when you come to pick up your child.
We know life can get busy and schedules get hectic, but family comes first! We work to equip families to grow closer to God and to each other. One way to do this is TIME. About once a month we offer special events designed with kids (and their families) in mind. Check out our upcoming events calendar below
Royal Ambassadors/Girls in Action (First Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (Starting Apritl 7th))
Royal Ambassadors (RA) is a missions discipleship group for boys in grades 1–6. RA provides an opportunity for boys to grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and relationally with others through missions involvement and character development.
GA is a missions discipleship group for girls in grades 1–6. The GA Motto is “Go Forward!” and Girls in Action do just that—they grow closer to God as they discover their part in His plan and practice what they learn through hands-on missions opportunities. GA leads girls to a lifelong commitment to Christ, His mission, and His church.
Mission Friends (Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.)
4-year-olds through kindergarten spend time each Wednesday night learning about and experiencing missions. In Mission Friends children begin to understand the mission’s concepts of praying, giving, and doing missions. They progress from a focus on self to a focus on others. They become aware that not everyone knows about God’s love. These littles learn how they can help others in need.
The Preteen Project
The Project Preteen, in collaboration with The Project St. Louis, with OneTeam International, is designed specifically for preteens ages 11-12 (must be 11 by Aug 1, 2024). The Project Preteen will engage preteens in the opportunity to step out and share the gospel with peers and younger children.
This unique mission trip involves weekly training throughout the year, team building, and a lot of growth. The mission trip itself takes place for a week in July in Maryville, IL.
We recognize that summer is a whole different world for families. School is out, sports have slowed down (mostly), and vacations are everywhere! We seek to take advantage of this time by pausing our normal curriculum on Wednesdays and focus on relationship building. We plan fun activities that kids want to invite their friends to and incorporate a small devotional.
In addition to our regularly scheduled Sunday and Wednesday times, we take advantage of the extra time and host extra activities in the Summer. Zoo trips, blueberry picking/baking, open gyms, roller skating, and pool parties (just to name a few). Check out the full summer calendar!
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS is a fun-filled week where kids are challenged to recognize the difference between the lies (or half-truths) of culture and God’s unchanging truth. We use songs, games, crafts, Bible stories, and even snacks to teach kids about Jesus! We also partner with Sports Crusaders to provide a full day of fun and Truth all week long.
Summit Kids Camp
Summit is a ministry that will do anything, go anywhere, and try everything without compromising the Word of God, in order to see some come to salvation and others grow and mature in their relationship with Christ. For one week at Green Country campgrounds in Disney, OK kids get out of their atmosphere to learn about Jesus. They enjoy Wet N Wild recreation, Bible study, Tract Times, and optional activities like the pool, zipline, mini golf, laser tag, and more! This camp is for kids who have completed 3rd-6th grade.
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*Disclaimer: We background check all of our volunteers. We have policies in place to protect both them and your children. We strive never to leave any adult alone with a single child and we have security cameras posted throughout the building as an added precaution. We work to ensure that church is a place not only where everyone belongs but where everyone feels safe.