At FBC, we work hard at being “family-friendly” and one of the ways this comes through is in our many offerings for children of all ages. From our weekly happenings to our larger events like VBS, your child will enjoy coming with you to church to worship God. The foundation for a successful Christian life starts here . . . “And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (II Timothy 3:15) We strive to provide a safe, fun, and God-centered environment within each of our classes. Here are some of the different children’s ministries we offer . . .
It is never too early to start your children out in church! Each service, we love to provide you the security of loving, competent care-givers in a child-friendly environment, so that you can feel at peace as you head to a Sunday school class or the auditorium to enjoy worshiping God with us. In the older nurseries, your child will enjoy singing and teaching that imparts Biblical truth. Three nurseries are provided for your convenience:
- Infants – children up to 12 months
- Crawlers – children 12-24 months
- Wobblers – children 2 & 3 years old
Each Sunday morning at 10 a.m., we have our Sunday school hour. We have a Godly group of dedicated teachers who faithfully teach the truths of Scripture on the level of your child. No matter their age, we have a class for them . . . for 4 year olds up through those in 6th grade. We have small class sizes along with gender-based classes (boys and girls separated) so that each child can feel comfortable learning with those their own age.
During the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service, while mom and dad are participating in the auditorium service, children ages 4 through those in the 4th grade (children in the 5th and 6th may join their parents in the auditorium or they can attend children church—it’s up to you mom and dad!) are invited to join our group of special teachers for their own “service.” Patterned much after the adult service, these services/classes are on their level but serve as great preparation for their attendance in “big” church. In addition, the attendees of children church participate in the Children’s Christmas program held each year on a Sunday morning at Christmas time. The class breakdown is as follows:
- Beginners Church – children ages 4 and 5
- Primary Church – children in the 1st and 2nd grades
- Junior Church – children in the 3rd and 4th grades (optional 5th and 6th grades)
Patch the Pirate Clubs
On Wednesday night, our 4 year olds through 6th graders come on board for a fun time in Patch the Pirate Club! Each year (these clubs run through the school year), the kids will grow in their understanding of God’s word, the Bible. They will also learn many new songs through music time and fun activities during game time. The Patch the Pirate club is a safe, Bible-centered program that encourages spiritual growth through personal Bible study and Scripture memory. The 4 year olds through 1st graders participate in a class called the “PeeWee Club,” while the 2nd grade through 6th grade children are in the “Patch Club.” Come aboard, matey!