"The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children.
The Early Childhood ministry at First Baptist Church focuses on teaching children about Jesus and His love. Through loving relationships, children learn who Jesus is, what it means to be a Jesus friend, how to trust the church, and where love can be found.
We are pleased to provide, to all families that attend church related functions, the peace of mind of a private paging system and numbered security stickers. The parent/guardian of any child left in the Early Childhood area will check out a nursery pager when they leave their child and fill out a security sticker.
Preschoolers begin their Sunday morning with Sunday school where they will bring the Bible to life through stories, songs, art, nature, puzzles, home living and more. The whole family is invited to take part in Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. After Bible Study, the preschoolers have the opportunity to continue to learn about God’s love in ETC (Extended Teaching Care) during the worship service. Preschooler’s curiosity is encouraged in both Bible Study and ETC as they develop a foundation for knowing who God is. Infants - 3 years of age remain in their Sunday school classroom for ETC. PreSchool and Kindergarten children go to room 108 for Lil' K.
Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. to children and families in Hallock Hall. The cost is $5 for adults, children 5th grade and younger, $3, and $20 max per family.
Awesome Missions/Music and Play
AGES 0-5: First Floor Preschool Area
Grades K-5: Second Floor Children’s Area
Parent/Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to present their child to their community of faith, publicly promising to raise him or her in a Christian home and to teach them what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. As a part of a family of faith, you are not raising your child alone. When our church comes together for a parent/child dedication, we are not simply celebrating the gift of a child and the commitment of a parent. We are embracing our responsibility to support families by teaching God’s Word, serving one another in love, training up disciples of Jesus and pointing others to Christ. In turn, the congregation covenants with the parents to share in the responsibilities of nurturing and teaching that child and helping them to grow in their faith.
First Baptist Church desires to partner with parents as we educate children and model what it means to make Jesus our Lord and Savior. The Children’s Ministry is laying a foundation for children to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The journey does not end with the decision to accept Jesus, but continues to grow through daily/weekly discipleship.
Sunday morning boys and girls meet for Bible Study at 9:15. Through large and small group learning experiences, every child’s spiritual growth is encouraged.
1st– 5th Graders start out in Large Group room 204 from 9:15-9:30 a.m.; 9:30- 10:15 a.m. they go to their classrooms as follows:
All children are dismissed from Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. and parents are required to pick up their child from their classrooms. No child is allowed to leave unattended without their grown-up.
Levels of Biblical Learning
FBC Playground is open Dawn to Dusk
The FBC Playground is reserved for the use of FBC Ministries during the following times and is closed to the public:
2:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
NO FOOD * NO SMOKING * NO PETS
For more information please contact
(405) 360-5300 or 321-1753
*Toddler Big Toy designed for 1 – 3 year olds. Capacity of 10. *Preschool Big Toy for 2 – 5 year olds. Capacity of 40.
*School Age Big Toy for Elementary age children 5 – 12 years. Capacity of 75.
Supervision must be given to assure children under the age of 3 years do not climb on the School Age Big Toy. All children are required to be supervised at all times. Supervising adults must be 18 years or older.
The following adult/child ratios are to be followed at all times whether FBC use, rental or community:1 - 3 year olds – 1/84 – 5 year olds – 1/156 year olds & up – 1/20
All gates must be closed at all times. North and East gates will remain unlocked with the understanding that hours of use be only from dawn to dusk.South and West gates will remained locked unless needed for specific purposes such as equipment entry, FBC all church functions or permission is granted by the Church Administrator.Entry and exit must always be made through one of the gates provided. The fence is to never to be climbed whether in play or in method of entry or exit. Shoes are required on the playground. No one is allowed to be on the playground wearing shoes with cleats, Heelys (tennis shoes with a roller heel) or roller skates/blades.If any damage to the playground equipment, fence, gate or surface is found, please report it immediately to the Minister of Administration at the Church Office.Any person that causes damage to the playground equipment, fence, gate or surface through negligence of supervision or deliberation is responsible for the costs of repair. The Neutron Spinner is designed for age 5 - 12. If a child cannot reach the Neutron Spinner on their own then they are too small to be on it. Any bodily fluids such as blood or vomit must be cleaned up with water and bacterial disinfectant immediately. Please Notify someone in the church for clean-up.Restrooms are available at the Family Life Center.