Christian Education

 

Welcome!

Sunday School / Discipleship will resume on Sunday,

September 8th at 9:00 AM.

 

Please join us for Church Service at 10:00 AM on Sundays.

 

 

 

 

 


Below are the different classes offered by First Baptist Church, and their respective descriptions.

First Baptist Church's Early Learning Program is a flexible program that changes according to our participants' needs. These are our current offerings.

Early Learners (Birth to Two Years of Age)

Early Learners Sunday School meets during the months of September to May from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on Christmas or on Easter Sunday.

Our youngest learners will enjoy Bible stories, listening to songs, finger plays, and learning activities which help them learn to experience church in an enjoyable way. Our lead teacher has a current background check, CPR/First Aid training, and is a certified teacher/administrator.

Early Learners (Nursery for Worship Hour)

We currently have a well-stocked family room complete with a diaper changing area, crib, rocking chairs and a CD player for lullabies. No worries about missing the sermon if you wish to step out of the service with your little one. We have a live television feed of the service! You are welcome to come visit, play, and read with your infant, enjoy quiet music, or listen to a sermon while you nurse or soothe your baby.

The Early Learners infant and family room will be staffed by church volunteers during the 10:00 a.m. worship service for those families wishing to leave their child. Volunteers are available after the singing and praise time of the worship service. All volunteers have completed a background check. For those families wishing to leave their child with staff, we ask that you take a few minutes to meet the teachers and fill out a short form regarding your contact information and any special needs or allergies your child may have.

Early Learners (Two Years of Age to 1st Grade)

Early Learners Sunday School meets during the months of September to May from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on Christmas or on Easter Sunday.

                     

This year the  children are using the Feasting on the Word curriculum. Early Learners enjoy Bible stories, crafts, songs, finger plays, and learning activities which reinforce the Bible lesson.

Preschool Children’s Worship (Two Years Old to Kindergarten)

Preschool Children’s Worship meets year-round. Our 10:00 a.m. group meets following the singing and worship time of the church service. For registered children, the children are escorted back to early learners following the offering time by the teachers or a family member.

For the safety of your child(ren), we ask that for your first time joining us, you take a few minutes to meet the teachers and fill out a short form regarding your contact information and any special needs or allergies your child may have.

Early Learners enjoy Bible stories, crafts, snacks, songs, finger plays, Godly Play presentations, and learning activities which reinforce the Bible lesson. Our classroom has its own sink and bathroom facilities. We have several dramatic play areas, a multicultural children’s library and cabinets with Montessori work. Our classroom also has an extensive library of teacher resource material. Our early childhood lead teacher has a current background check, CPR/First Aid training, a degree in early childhood education, and training in both the Montessori Method and Godly Play.

CURRICULUM SOURCES:

The Feasting on the Word Curriculum, The Complete Guide to Godly Play (Volumes 2-4), My First Bible Verses Finger Plays for God’s Word, Favorite Action Bible Verses More of God’s Word in Finger Plays.

CURRENT GODLY PLAY STORIES:

Creation, Parable of the Mustard Seed, Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Pearl, Parable of the Good Shepard ( Good Shepard Sunday May 3), Parable of the Good Samaritan, Parable of the Leaven, The Circle of the Church Year, The Mystery of Pentecost (May 31), Holy Baptism, The Good Shepard and World Communion (October 4), Advent (December), The Mystery of Christmas.

Also Observed: Christ the King Sunday (November 24), Trinity Sunday (June 7) 

 

 

Multi-Age Children’s Group

Children’s Sunday School meets during the months of September to May from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on Christmas or on Easter Sunday.

This year the Children’s Sunday School group will meet in the Judson House on the church campus. We will be using the Feasting on the Word curriculum which follows the lectionary.

Children will participate in a variety of programming ideas designed to meet the needs of differing learning styles. Children will enjoy a whole group learning time, age appropriate discussions, crafts and learning activities.

All teachers have current background checks and training in child development.

Adult Class (Ages 18 and up)

The Adult Sunday School meets during the months of September to May from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on Christmas or on Easter Sunday. Please join us for a time to discuss, share, or just listen in. Teaching is from the Holy Bible using the Feasting on the Word curriculum which follows the lectionary. This Pastor led group meets in the Library inside the main church building.

Come grow in the Christian Faith while sharing fellowship with other believers. We hope to see you soon!

More About Our Chosen Churchwide Sunday School Curriculum:

Feasting on the Word is a lectionary-based churchwide sunday school curriculum that builds strong faith communities by providing intentional connections between Christian education and worship. The lessons are centered around the common scriptures for each calendar week. 

For more information about on the Feasting on the Word curriculum schedule visit:

https://www.thethoughtfulchristian.com/Content/Site115/Basics/59236FotW201920_00000029398.pdf  

For more information on the Multi-Age Group Scope & Sequence visit:

https://www.thethoughtfulchristian.com/Content/Site115/Basics/5923620192020mu_00000029401.pdf 

For more information on the Adult Scope & Sequence visit:

https://www.thethoughtfulchristian.com/Content/Site115/Basics/5923620192020ad_00000029399.pdf