At FBC Springfield we love teaching and caring for the little ones entrusted to us. It is great to see them growing in their knowledge of and love for God while also providing childcare so that parents can focus on what God is teaching them in their adult classes. All regular volunteers have been screened via a background check and have been trained regarding best practices for safety and security.
Next-Generation Ministry Objectives:
Preschoolers to know who the Bible is about and why it is true and authoritative.
Preschoolers to cultivate a Christ-centered faith that produces spiritual fruit.
Preschoolers to learn about the Great Commission in and outside the local church.
As with all programming for minors, all regular volunteers have been screened via a background check and have been trained regarding best practices for safety and security. Our preschool's ministry director is Courtney Brooker (Courtney's Bio).
9:15AM-10:15AM: During this hour, the preschool children learn biblical truths about God, Christ, and how they should live in light of the gospel. We have a great team of committed teachers that invest each week in our little ones during the Sunday morning Bible study hour.
10:15AM-11:30AM: During the worship service, a rotating team of trained volunteers serves our families by providing a safe and fun environment for children so that parents can worship without having to wrestle with their little ones in the pews. We also have a "cry room" for parents that want to keep their little ones with them during the worship service, but who get a little restless during the service. The "cry room" is located just outside the sanctuary and has a video stream of the worship service.
6:15PM-7:30PM: On Sunday nights during the school year, our preschool children and elementary children can participate in our AWANA program. AWANA teaches children to learn the truths about God and the Bible in a fun and rewarding environment. See our AWANA page for more information or to register your children for this awesome program.
Children that are 3 or 4 can participate in AWANA Cubbies which begins teaching children to know and treasure the Bible.
Nursery is only available for children of volunteers on Sunday evenings, unless a special, short-term Bible study is also occurring.
6:30-7:30PM: While parents are in Bible study, our children participate in preschool choir and mission friends. They do crafts, games, and sing about God's love while also learning about how people all around the globe tell others about God's love. Wednesday night preschool ministry meets during the school year.
If you are volunteering or in an adult Bible study, nursery is available on Wednesday evenings for children too young to be in mission friends.
FBC Springfield has minstered to thousands of children in our community for more than 50 years through First Baptist Christian Day School, the weekday preschool ministry of the church. For more details on this 9:30am-12:30pm ministry, please visit the Day School Ministry page.