Children's Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at FBC is led by a team of dedicated individuals who dearly love the youngest members of the church body. From infancy through 5th grade, this group addresses the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of these children through Biblical teaching, play areas with appropriate toys, esthetically pleasing rooms, and caring competent teens and adults from the church who have passed background checks.

During both morning services, nurseries for infants/creepers and toddlers are provided. The infants and creepers room is separate from the toddler room. In an adjoining room, three and four year olds have Sunday School during first service and additional teaching and play during second service.

Sunday School is held during first service for children and teens. During second service, children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade have the option of attending Children’s Church. Children leave the regular worship service following the opening song set for their own worship time.

Throughout the year, fun activities are planned for the children, usually one each quarter. This may include a trip to the zoo, vacation Bible school, music camp at the church, picnic in the park, birthday party for Jesus, etc. A week at Tippecanoe summer camp is available for the elementary ages.

During the academic year, a Wednesday evening Bible class including children’s choir and activity time is offered for K-5th graders. Infant and toddler nursery is also available at the same time while parents participate in other Wednesday evening programs of the church.

Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to help. It is important for the children to appreciate and develop relationships with the teens and adult members of the congregation.

Goals of the Children’s Ministry are for the children to:

  • realize their need for salvation, come to love Jesus and accept Him as their Savior
  • get to know God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) through the Bible
  • develop a desire and knowledge of how to worship God
  • respond to Jesus’ love through obedience
  • grow in love and care for other people (friends, family, others)
  • understand the need & be given the opportunity to extend Jesus’ love to those in need
  • be ready and willing to tell others about Jesus