Jesus took specific time with children during his ministry here on earth (Matthew 18:13-15) which makes ministry to kids a BIG deal! Connecting kids with Jesus, helping them grow in their faith and equipping them to serve all while having contagious fun is what we are all about.
Sundays @ 9 & 10:30
littleLIFEkids – Nursery-Pre K
Babies and toddlers (0-2 years old) are cared for in our clean, softly carpeted nursery where caring volunteers are always ready to read, rock, and play. Two-year-olds have their own class, where they enjoy craft time, teaching time, and play time. Three-year-olds through pre-K five-year-olds meet for age-appropriate worship, teaching, and play.
LIFEkids – K-5th Grade
A typical Sunday morning LIFEkids Experience for kindergartners through 5th graders includes large group worship time, an engaging video highlighting the month’s theme, interactive games, and small-group teaching time with LIFEguard leaders. Click here to keep up with all that we are talking about in LIFEkids.
Summer Camp 2019!
The chance to swim, climb, run, jump, listen, shoot and more in God's creation, all while being deeply rooted in their faith in Jesus, awaits kids at a week of Summer Camp.
Here are some local Christian Summer Camps we recommend:
Camp CHOF - Click here to check out Camp CHOF's Website, read about the camp and find camper registration information. We have some of our LIFEkids going to the Camp Retreat (Grades 2-5) - June 30-July 2 and Junior Week 2 (Grades 3-5) - July 14-19. Transportation by the church is not provided.
Skyview Ranch - Click here to check out Skyview Ranch's Website, read about the camp and found camper registration information.Transportation is not provided by the church.
As the Director of Camp CHOF for 8 years, I had the privilege to see lives changed at camp! Do your child a favor and get them to a week of Summer Camp this year!
If you want to read up on the benefits of camp, check out Christian Camp and Conference Association.
Grace and peace,
Steve Lytle, Discipleship Pastor
Discipling your children @ Home
We are grateful that you entrust your LIFEkid(s) to us weekly. We count it a BIG deal to be a part of pointing kids to Jesus! However, LIFEkids should not be the primary place your child(ren) learns about Jesus and sees a godly life displayed. The primary place your child(ren) should be learning about Jesus and seeing a godly life displayed is at home. Being a dad of 3, I know it can be hard to know where to start. To aid in that, you will find resources below regarding discipling your children at home.
Steve Lytle, Discipleship Pastor
Weekly in LIFEkids
If you are the parent of a child k-5th grade, make sure they grab a God-Time Sheet on their way out of LIFEkids.
Work on that God-Time sheet with your child throughout the week.
Make sure they bring it back to LIFEkids the following Sunday along with their Bible, offering and even a friend they invited. (They get a ticket for being there and everything else they bring in towards an awesome prize at the end of the month)
Wednesday - Awana Clubs @ 6:25 pm
Learn more about a new ministry for Moms that meets during AWANA!
What is Awana?
Awana is a weekly program for boys and girls age 3 through 5th Grade. Awana encourages Bible learning through study, games, and fun rewards. Awana meets at First Baptist Church on Wednesdays from 6:25-8 p.m. from September through April.
When Can My Child Join? How Much Does It Cost?
Students may join anytime throughout the Awana year. Books and uniforms for the year may be purchased for around $25 per child. Weekly dues are just 25 cents!
What About Younger Children? What About Adult Options?
A special class called “Puggles” is available for 2-year-olds whose parents are in the building during Awana, either as helpers or attending a class here at church. Children who turn 3 after August 1 will also attend Puggles. We do require parents of all children younger than Kindergarten to be on campus when their children are present. There are Wednesday evening options for adults, including Moms Time Out. We also have a nursery available for babies and toddlers whose parents are attending classes in the building or volunteering with Awana.
AWANA Grand Prix
Sparks (K-2nd grades) and TNT (3rd -5th grades) Clubbers can participate in the Grand Prix date TBD. Sparks will bring their fastest Hot Wheels Car to race and TNT Clubbers may purchase a wooden car kit or a LEGO car kit to build and race. Sparks trophies will be given for speed and trophies for speed, design and most unique design will be given to TNT clubbers.