Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..." - Matt. 19:14

Our desire at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids is to come alongside parents as they seek to introduce, train and disciple their children to be true members of the body of Christ.

 

Sunday School Hour (9:30am)

Babies-PreK Sunday School (Newborn to 5yo)

In the babies and toddlers Sunday School we expose children to scripture memory and praise songs and include a time of play and crafts. Pick up is at 10:30am whenever parents get out of the Adult Sunday School class (or if parent's choose to have their child participate in the toddler/pre-K service during worship hour, children may remain in class and do not need to be re-checked in)

Children's Sunday School (Kinder - 6th)

Begins at 9:30am. Children are encouraged to bring their Bible every week as they will be looking at different passages of scripture in fun, interactive lessons. The curriculum being used in this class is from Generations of Grace. Pick up is at 10:30am so children can worship alongside their parents in Worship Service.

Worship Service (10:45am)

We welcome and encourage all ages to participate in the Worship Service, but we also understand that sometimes parents might welcome a helping hand during this time. It is up to each family whether they choose to  take advantage of the children's ministry during Worship Service or keep their children with them to worship alongside them. Either option is great and we encourage parents in whichever choice works best for their family.

Nursery

0 - 2 years old

Our Nursery is staffed each Sunday with loving volunteers. The nursery has a large screen TV where the service  is live streamed, so if moms would like to come in and nurse, or drop their little one off with our volunteers - your little one will be exposed to the music, scripture and prayer that is happening in Worship service and Lord-willing grow up learning the discipline and joy of corporate worship.

*Our volunteers stay in the nursery for the first 20 minutes of service and if no baby is brought in to be dropped off, they head out to Worship service. If you have plans to bring your baby in at a later part of service and would like our volunteers to stick around, please let us know by notating your request on the child registration form.

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Kid's Service (PreK-Kinder)

3 years old - 6 years old

Children in this classroom are led in a time of worship through song, scripture reading and lesson, and craft and activity to reinforce the lesson. The curriculum being used in this class is a mixture of curriculum by Truth78 Ministries and Generations of Grace. 

Classroom Format:
10:30-10:45 – Drop off, Bubbles and Music
10:45-11:00 – Table Activity
11:00-11:05 – Clean Up
11:05-11:15 – Bible Songs / Worship
11:15-11:35 – Scripture / Passage
11:35-11:50 – Snack and Review
11:50 – Pickup – Coloring Sheet

*Many parents opt to bring their children into the classroom right before the sermon after they have participated with them in the praise through song portion of the service. If this is your desire we ask that you please come to the room prior to service beginning so you can check in your child so our volunteers know to anticipate your child.

Kids in Worship Service

1st - 6th grade

We believe one of the best ways to train children is to give them opportunity, not just to be taught, but to catch truth. We encourage parents to make Family worship a priority in each of their homes throughout the week and then when the church gathers together for Worship we hope to give children the opportunity to catch truth while they witness their parents and others being transformed by God’s Word during the worship service.

We provide a number of different resources to help parents in their commitment to training and discipling their children through worship service.

  • We provide a "Kid's Sermon Note Taking Sheet" that our Pastor creates for the children each week to follow along with the sermon he has prepared (at the end of the service, children can line up at the front to show their notes and receive a little prize).
  • We also have a special service week each month for kids and plan various get togethers and activities for children to participate in throughout the year in order to help children develop friendships and build community with the other children in the church body.

*If you would like to look at some additional resources regarding the importance of worshiping alongside your children and helpful tips for training your children to participate in the worship service, we recommend two articles. The Family: Together in God’s Presence by John and Noel Piper and 10 Ways to Make the Sermon Much Less Boring (How to Thoughtfully Listen to a Sermon) By Deepak Reju

 

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Please click the button below to receive updates of the various kid's activities we have planned throughout the year and to register your child to participate in the Children's Ministry at FBC

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