God LOVES kids and so do we!  It is an honor to serve you and your children as we partner together in their spiritual growth! We want every child to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ; know God, not just with their head, but with a heart knowledge that moves them to action – to love God, and to love and serve others.


KIDS Connections This Week

Ms. Becca has many fun and meaningful activities planned for kids this week. Click any of the links . . .

THIS WEEK – August 3-9

Summer  Series of Children’s Sermons:  Part 4 – Story of Jacob | August 2
Sundays through August 16
While we’re apart, these summer series lessons will let your family study the Bible together and spend a few minutes each week applying God’s word to your lives.

Grab a beach ball and get ready to bounce around as the story of Jacob continues to have many ups and downs. Just as our focus can bounce from one thing to another, one high to one low, one celebration to one problem, consider with your family how God is at work through it all, just as God was in the life of Jacob.

CHURCH-WIDE TAILGATE WORSHIP GATHERING – Sunday, August 9 at 7:30 PM at the Activities Center – Click HERE for details! 
We will pray for all of our students and teachers as we transition to the new school year, our 1st Graders will receive their Bibles and our 6th graders will promote to the Student Ministry. We will also worship together outside in a socially distanced, tailgate style. Bring your folding chairs, wear your masks and join with your church family for this special time together next Sunday night.

FAMILY FAITH FOCUS – Establishing Routines
With the start of a new school year that will look different than ever before, comes an opportunity to shape your family’s faith practices in new ways too. What might be the perfect fit for your family to incorporate this year? Would a morning devotion book around the breakfast table feel right? What about a daily prayer before turning on any devices? Focusing on memorizing a scripture verse a week? Reading through a storybook Bible? Be intentional as you set up your spaces and rhythms for this unusual year to point your kids (and yourselves) to the source of all strength, grace, peace and joy.

PRAYERS FOR… (prayers written by author Traci Smith)

  • Back to School…  At the start of the school year, we are beginning something new. New things can be exciting. New things can be scary. New things can be wonderful. New things can be confusing. God, you are always with us. You are with us when things are exciting, or scary, or wonderful, or confusing. You are with us every day and all the time. God, please help us to feel your presence with us on the first day of school, and every day, Amen.
  • At-Home/Remote Learning…  Home is where we eat at the table and sleep in our bed. For now, home is where we do our learning, too. God, please be with me when I learn at home. Help me to understand what to do. Help me to be patient if it gets hard or feels too different. Most of all, help me to feel your love, Amen.
  • Blended Learning…  I can learn in many different ways. I can learn at home. I can learn at school. I can learn in both home and school. This year I’ll be learning in many different places. Though my body will be in different places, one thing will always stay the same: No matter where I am, God is with me. No matter where I am, God loves me. No matter where I am, I am God’s child. Amen.
  • Homeschooling…  As I start a year of school at home, I pray for all of the things I will learn this year. I pray for my teachers and family members. (Sometimes my teachers are my family members!) Help us all on this journey. May we be kind and do our very best, Amen.

THINGS YOU CAN DO ANY TIME:


We are committed to providing a safe, secure environment for all of our children. Nursery workers, worship care volunteers, and teachers all have been screened, background checked and trained in our child protection and safety policies.

Becca Jones, Minister to Children


Sunday Worship

8:50 am & 11:00 am | K-5th grade Children are a vital part of our worship. We celebrate inter-generational worship and intentionally seek to engage children in kindergarten through 5th grade in worship.  There are regularly scheduled children’s sermons, baptisms and parent child dedication services. To help young children engage, we offer worship bags filled with activities to help your children focus during the worship services. These bags are located at the entrances to the sanctuary.


Worship Care

8:50 & 11:00 am | Infants to Four Years Old/Preschool Children: Infants to four-year old’s will receive excellent care in their age-specific classrooms during worship. We provide a caring environment specifically tailored to the age of your children and we staff our nursery rooms with caring professionals and dedicated volunteers who have been screened rigorously. Classrooms are on the preschool hall located directly behind the sanctuary; our door greeters can direct you to this area where you will be met by a childcare host.

Volunteer for Worship Care


Sunday School 

10:00 am | All Ages Preschoolers: From the youngest age, children are taught about God’s love for them and others.  As preschoolers grow, foundational Bible stories come to life each week through story, song, games, art and more! Elementary Children (Grades K-5): experience God each week through creative, interactive, hands-on lessons.  Committed teachers provide a warm and friendly place for children to develop trust and faith. For games, activities and meaningful teaching tools, download the Bible Studies for Life Family App found in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


“We joined FBC because we wanted our grandchildren to be a part of the wonderful Children’s Ministry. They have grown up there with all the love and advantages that our church has to offer. My family has been truly blessed by our FBC family. We are so grateful to our church home.” Don and Judy


Wednesdays

CrossTraining | 6:00 – 7:15 pm  |  FBC Activities Center In Singers, Seekers & Servers, preschoolers and children make a joyful noise with instruments and song, learn important Bible verses and Bible skills, and study about, pray for and participate in missions.  There’s even a fun Mystery Trip for those children who meet all of their goals!

September–November
January–March


Special Events

From family socials and Inquirer’s classes, to summer camps and retreats, to holiday celebrations, there is always something exciting happening in Children’s ministry.

Events Calendar


FBC Christian Preschool

The preschool years are an exciting time in the life of children. Our half-day Christian preschool program provides an atmosphere where your children will know they are loved, where they have opportunities to explore and experiment in the world around them. Our goal is to make your kids fall in LOVE with learning!! For more information, contact our Preschool Director, Amanda Norris | 910-332-5732

Enrollment Form


“My husband and I met at First Baptist, were married here, became very involved in a Sunday School Class, ended up meeting our very best friends through its ministry and dedicated our first child this year. First Baptist has truly been apart of so many blessings of our life.” Megan