We celebrate our God-given charge to shepherd the children entrusted to this church family. Of course this charge belongs first to parents and natural families, but a slightly modified old saying is appropriate here - "It takes a church to raise a Christian."
It is our holy ambition to see all of the kids connected with this body following Jesus as their Savior and King. The following ministry tools and opportunities help us to accomplish this sacred mission:
Discipleship Desires Paradigm - The Discipleship Desires Paradigm encapsulates what we hope to teach our children as they grow. It helps to provide focus and strategic intentionality in our various ministry efforts.
Worship Services - We expect our children to learn and grow through participation in the corporate worship of the church. For this reason, we do not typically run a separate "children's church." We do, however, provide a "Parent's Room," separate from the main meeting space and available during service times. Please click this link for the Parent's Room Use Standards.
Nursery - The nursery is a place of Gospel ministry, and not a spot for "babysitting." Our nursery serves children ages infant-3 yrs.
Sunday School - Each week our children meet for age-tailored fellowship and study of God's Word during the Sunday School hour (11:00 am - 12:00 pm).
AWANA - AWANA is a mid-week Bible study ministry that meets on Tuesday evenings during the school year (September-May). It seeks to reach children and students ages 3-12th grade with the beautiful truth of God and his glorious work to redeem us from death and sin. Please click here for the AWANA page.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) - Vacation Bible School is an exciting time of special church-wide effort to focus FBC's children, and others from across the community, on the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is a high-energy week that ministers to 1st-6th graders through singing, drama, crafts, games, Bible lessons, and missions-focused fundraising. A version of the full VBS experience is available to the younger children of adult volunteers.
Children and Youth Worker Application - We ask all of those who regularly work with our children to complete an application form, a pastoral interview (as the pastors desire), and a criminal background check. These forms are updated on a periodic basis, depending on a person's connection with Felton Bible Church.
Please contact our children's ministry team at firstname.lastname@example.org.