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 10-16

Summer  Series of Children’s Sermons:  Part 5 – Story of Jacob | August 9
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.

What’s your favorite thing to wear in the summer? Tshirts and shorts? A swimsuit? Beach hat? Flip flops? Today’s story starts off with a much-loved item of clothing – a beautiful coat for Joseph. But that coat leads to trouble and many years of less than favored attire, yet in the end, Joseph is again given special clothes. Tune in as we watch the story continue to cycle through the good and bad!

CHURCH-WIDE TAILGATE WORSHIP GATHERING – Sunday, August 16 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.

ZOOM RESUMES SOON! – We’re cheering you on as parents/teachers/child care providers/learning coaches/workers/household managers and all the other roles you play! Recognizing the adjustments are big in the next couple of weeks, weekly age-divided Children’s Ministry Zooms will start after Labor Day. These zooms will be designed to be active, engaging, and connecting as we learn Bible stories, scripture memory and mission stories. I hope every child in our ministry will join us!

PRAYERS FOR… (prayers written by author Traci Smith)
As schools are back, starting back or nearly back in some form or another, transitions to a new routine may bring strong emotions. Use these prayers to guide your child back to calm, peace and hopefulness for the days ahead. 

  • A Prayer for When I’m Out of My Routine… Some days are topsy turvy. Some days are not what I was expecting. On those days I stop I breathe in, I breathe out. I take a break and feel the Holy Spirit guide me.  Amen.
  • A Prayer for When I’m Tired and Overwhelmed… When I’m tired I need rest for my body, and for my mind and spirit, too. God, please show me how to rest. Help me to find peace for my spirit, peace for my mind, peace for my body. Thank you for my breath. Thank you for my family. Thank you for your Spirit. Amen.
  • A Blessing for the School Space Inside the Home… God we dedicate this space as a space for learning. May our minds be quieted in this space. May we be open to learning in this space. May we be curious in this space. Be with us each and every moment we come to our special learning place. 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