BIRTH-PRESCHOOL, ADVENTURE ZONE
Through partnership with parents, FBC strives to create the first building blocks of a strong, gospel-centered, Bible-driven foundation for our children. Preschoolers love to learn and play, which is why each classroom provides interactive learning experiences in a colorful and engaging atmosphere. We teach kids about God in a way that they can understand and in bite-size chunks. Nursery classes coincide with all of our regular weekend and mid-week adult services.
9:00am-12:00pm Adventure Zone: Babies - Kindergarten
Wednesday Evenings (during school year)
6:00-7:30pm Childcare (Birth-2 years)
6:00-7:30pm TeamKID Rockets (3 and 4 year olds)
At FBC, we understand that your child is a special gift from God and the raising and nurturing of that child is an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming challenge and responsibility. Our Preschool Ministry is here to partner with parents during these exciting first six years of life. Your child will be welcomed to a safe and loving environment by teachers who will meet his or her needs for security, acceptance, independence and guidance. Sunday school classes are available for birth thru kindergarten. Age appropriate curriculum is used in all classes because we believe that even the youngest baby will learn attitudes about God and an awareness of His presence in their lives and the world around them. Because preschoolers learn best through play and activities, our preschool ministry doesn’t stop with Sunday School. We want church to be a happy place to learn about God no matter what day of the week it is. Classes for babies and preschoolers are provided during Worship Services and Adult LifeGroups.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU BRING YOUR CHILD TO FBC:
On your first visit, greeters will help you check in and locate the appropriate classroom for your child. Computer kiosks are located in the hallways for you to check your child in on subsequent visits. Your child will receive a name tag that indicates your child’s classroom. Parents will also receive a receipt for pick-up, which will need to be presented when you return to pick up your child. Preschool parents will also sign your child in at the classroom door to help us with any health or special care needs. Teachers will be delighted to greet you and your child and to help your child make the transition into the classroom.
WHAT IS TeamKID?
TeamKID is a fun, high-energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with Him. All parts of TeamKID—Bible stories, Scripture memory, life application, missions, and recreation—connect to teach life lessons to kids.
TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus.
Why is the KID capitalized in TeamKID?
The KID stands for Kids in Discipleship. Discipling children is the goal of TeamKID.
What happens in a TeamKID meeting?
TeamKID is designed for children to do more than memorize Scripture. It helps children understand what the verses they memorize mean because all parts of the TeamKID meeting focus on one Bible message. The games, Bible story, memory verse, missions, and conclusion all contribute to help children understand and apply God's Word to their lives.
A TeamKID meeting has six parts with each one flowing into the next to keep the pace moving with non-stop energy:
1. WARM-UP is the opening activity that begins as soon as the first child arrives at TeamKID.
2. WORKOUT includes energized, interactive Bible study as children hear or experience a Bible story, learn the meaning of a Bible verse, apply Bible truths to their lives, sing, and pray.
3. STRETCHING is when children work on learning the memory verse.
4. REACH OUT uses either the missions DVD, missions activities, or mission action projects to teach children about missions around the world.
5. THE TOURNAMENT is a time to run, play, and laugh with fun games and activities that reinforce the Bible study.
6. COOL DOWN is the final few minutes of the meeting and includes refreshments and a review of what children have learned.
Is the gospel presented?
TeamKID recognizes that children should have opportunities to hear the gospel and respond to it. Many of the meetings provide opportunities for coaches to share the plan of salvation and to answer questions that children might have.
What about Scripture memorization?
Scripture memorization is a very important part of TeamKID. Each week there will be a verse for the children to learn. In addition to learning the verse, they will learn what the verse means and how to apply the verse to their lives.