Ministry to Children
Our Children’s Ministry offers not only our Sunday Bible Study Ministry and Wednesday Missions and Music Ministry, we also seek to work as a congregation to impact the lives of children in our community by volunteering in schools, supporting mission causes around the world and we strive to provide resources for parents who want to lead their children into a growing faith in Christ. As we consider children, the issues they face, and the realities they must conquer, we believe it is our responsibilbity to encourage them and to offer them the building blocks that form and inform their faith now and in the future.
The safety of participating children is a priority with our First Baptist Family. All paid and volunteer staff receive training annually, and background checks are performed for those teaching and caring for children.
Summer 2018 Children’s Ministry Activities
June 20-23 – PASSPORTKids Camp
June 24 – Snacks with Mac at 3 pm
June 29 – Carowinds Trip (Children & Youth & their families). Leaving at 8 am. RSVP by June 17 to Amy McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 8 – Children’s Programming opens in new children’s space (old youth loft)
July 22 – Mochas with Mac at 3 pm
July 28 – School-age Children’s Capital Campaign Project. Begins at 10 am. We’ll have lunch together following our activities that morning.
July 29 – Pre-K Children’s Capital Campaign Project. During the Sunday School hour.
August 12 – Pool Day at Tanglewood. Will leave for Tanglewood Park following worship.
August 25 – Church-wide Ice Cream Social on the front lawn of First on Fifth. Begins at 4 pm. Sponsored by the Children’s Ministry.
August 26 – Promotion Sunday
Please contact Amy McClure, Associate Pastor for Children, Senior Adults, and Pastoral Care for more information or to register your child.
Ministry Opportunities for Children
Sundays from 9:00 am–12:00 pm and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm–7:45 pm
We believe faith development begins when a child is born. We have trained workers in our nursery who provide a safe and welcoming space for even the smallest in our faith community to begin exploring images from the bible, hearing bible stories, and listening to songs of our faith. Our nursery ministry is birth – 2 years old.”
Preschool Mission & Music
6:15-7:15 pm Wednesdays in Room 214 (September through May)
Preschool Choir (ages 3-PreK) is a non-performing group of young musicians who meet together to learn about the Lord through music. Through singing together and playing instruments, these little friends find their singing voices, internalize rhythm, and praise the Lord together! Mission Friends are preschoolers who meet on Wednesday evenings as well, learning about missionaries in other countries and mission opportunities in our own community, and how to tell others about Jesus.
Young Musicians Choir
6:15-7:15 pm Wednesdays in Room 215 (September through May)
Young Musicians (K-5th grade) meet weekly to practice more advanced choral techniques and music fundamentals which will build a foundation for a life of praising God through music in the church. These young singers offer songs in worship from time to time, perform large-scale musicals and take their skills learned in children’s choir into their school bands and choruses, and with them throughout their lives.
Timothy Ringers Handbells
5:00-5:30 pm Wednesdays in Room 215 (September through May)
The Timothy Ringers (I Tim 4:12) make up our children’s handbell choir, made up of children in 3rd-5th grades. Learning to play handbells is a tremendously unique opportunity for a team of children. This once-a-week rehearsal helps children solidify rhythm, learn to work as a team, and create beautiful music together as a tool for worship. Timothy Ringers do lead in worship occasionally throughout the year.
Our faith community believes in the power of prayer and building relationship with one another. One of our thriving intergenerational opportunities is our Prayer Partner Ministry where our school-age children enrolled in our Young Musicians program are partnered with one of our senior adults each year to enter into a covenant to pray for each other throughout the school-year. We schedule a few special programs for our Prayer Partners throughout the year that help facilitate relationship building and growing together.
Our new Kidcheck system is fully implemented! For parents with children, you may have noticed a new check-in system in our children’s wing on Sunday morning. We are thrilled to utilize this great resource as we prepare for a growing children’s ministry, as we enhance our safety and security for your children, and as we prepare for upcoming renovations. Thank you for your patience in creating your individualized accounts! Please feel free to personalize your account and keep it up-to-date regularly. We will be using this system as we continue to organize events for your children. Please contact Amy McClure with any questions.
To create your account and register for events, please click here.