Chidren's Ministry Director--Chris Bailey
I am very much looking forward to this weekend’s training class. This Saturday, February 16th, we will be discussing creativity throughout Children’s Ministry. This will include ideas about meeting and greeting visiting families, creativity in teaching, our thinking, and we will spend time in the Word remembering about why children’s ministry is so important, and why we are called to do it. I hope you will join us for a fun time. I have also been informed that we will have visitors from two other churches there, so I am excited to share and exchange ideas and hear about what God is doing in their ministries. The class begins at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served around noonish. We will be serving BBQ or loaded baked potatoes, salad, and dessert. If you haven’t already, please let me know if you will be attending so that we can be sure to have plenty!
The following day, Sunday February 17th, we will begin Children’s Evening classes. The children’s activities will begin with a meal at 5:15 p.m. and Bible study time to follow. The 4th and 5th graders will begin training to be what I am calling the “Kids Krew”. I am wanting to encourage them to step up and start taking on small responsibilities. They will be greeting kids as they arrive to Sunday School and church, they will partner with the younger children at the VBS events we are doing, as well as help with the various stages of VBS and other church events. These are the church leaders of the future, and they need to begin now learning and being involved. I would like to also say that even though students must be in 4th or 5th grade to be Kids Krew members, they are not automatically “in”. Kids Krew members will be required to meet certain benchmarks both within the church and outside the church as well. 4th and 5th graders that are chosen must memorize scripture, work to become fluent in their use of the Bible, read daily scriptures, and possibly in the future participate in Bible studies outside of regular church times. Children must also show integrity of character outside the church walls. I will ask for two letters of recommendation… one from their Sunday School teacher, and one from a leader such as a school teacher or coach, and so on. I want the children to understand that how they act outside of church influences others, and that their life represents Christ and First Baptist Church. Finally, parents and children will sign a commitment sheet to remind them that they are being set apart and held to a little higher standard.
Pre-K through 3rd grade will be exploring a fun Bible Study that uses 4 kinds of penguins to help kids understand about living for Jesus!
Please join us for all these fun and informative upcoming events!
That the next generation may know,