"And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children." Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (ESV)


The goal of firstKIDS ministry is to partner with parents in leading children to live and love for Jesus. 


Our mission is threefold:   

To always keep children safe and secure

To encourage and assist parents in their role as the primary disciplers of their children

To teach God's Word to the children while at church!




Firstkids

LEADERS: STEPHANIE GOEKE AND SUSAN BUSCH   

SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

9:15am GrowthKIDS Classes**

10:30am FirstKIDS Classes

On 5th Sundays, the elementary students remain in the Worship Auditorium during the service.*



9:15am growthKIDS

This is an hour that focuses on discipleship that is uniquely designed for all kids (birth through 5th grade). The focus of this time is to look deeper into the stories we are learning about in firstKIDS. We work on Bible study skills, Scripture memorization, and discuss aspects of discipleship. Children have the opportunity to learn about God's Word in a way that is both age appropriate and fun!! **GrowthKIDS meets each week that Growth Courses and Church-Wide Prayer are scheduled. (CLICK HERE for the schedule.) 


10:30am firstKIDS

During this hour, a high emphasis is placed on Bible teaching and on being sensitive to the spiritual needs and development of each child. Memory verse activities, games, and crafts are used to help reinforce Bible truths.


*5th Sundays

Elementary firstKIDS do not meet on the occasional 5th Sunday. Children 1st - 5th grade will remain in the worship service with their parents. This is an opportunity for these children to participate with the rest of the congregation in the entire worship service. (CLICK HERE for more info)




FIRSTKIDS CLASSES

We provide classes for children birth - 5th Grade during both the 9:15am hour and the 10:30am service. 

Sunday Check-In for all kids is available in the FirstKids Reception Area starting at 9:00am.



Babies Class (Birth - 17 months)

Volunteers demonstrate Christ's love through cuddling, soothing, and playing with these precious little ones and integrate care with age appropriate Bible stories and songs. (The Family Room with live feed of the worship service is also available for nursing moms and children.) 


Toddlers & Twos Class (18 months - 2 years)

Bible story activities include centers, songs, and crafts that reinforce the theme from the lesson. 


Preschool Classes  (3 & 4 year olds and 5 year olds/Pre-K) 

At this age level foundational truths begin to take root in the hearts and minds of children. Each Bible lesson is reinforced with activities in music, art, puzzles, blocks, and role play. Bible memory verses are also introduced. 


Kindergarten Class

These children are beginning to learn letters and other reading skills, so in addition to music, crafts, and blocks, some activities that emphasize the written Word of God are used.


Early Elementary (1st & 2nd Grades) 

Upper Elementary (3rd - 5th Grades) 

Elementary age children participate in the beginning of our 10:30am worship service and then are dismissed to go to their classes. 



We use The Gospel Project, a Biblically sound and age appropriate curriculum that is relevant to the lives of all kids. 



All of our children's ministry volunteers receive a background check before serving with FirstKIDS.