First Baptist Church of Clayton, NC

About Children's Ministries at First Baptist Church of Clayton

Through teaching, experiential learning, music, movement and fun, children’s ministry activities guide our children from birth through 5th grade toward building a Biblical foundation rooted in the love and example of Jesus.  Our children can explore their faith and curiosity in age-appropriate activities throughout the year.  At First Baptist, it is our prayer that by encouraging meaningful opportunities for growing a child’s faith and engaging peers in the process, these children will continue to pursue a life-long path of following Jesus.  All of this is made possible through the service, dedication and involvement of our wonderful volunteers, covered in prayer!

On Sunday mornings, we have Sunday School classes that break down as follows.  We ask that you take children to the classes based on their age as of September 1, following the school calendar: Infants (Birth – Walkers); Toddlers and Twos (Walking – two-year-olds); 3-and-4-year-olds; Kindergarten; 1st-2nd Grade; 3rd-5th Grade.  Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers in both services, and Children’s Church is available for 3-5-year-olds during the sermon of the 11:00 worship service.

On Wednesday evenings, children age 3 to 5th grade are invited to participate in choir and one of our missions-focused program areas.

Childrens Ministry Start for 2021-2022

Welcome to the Children’s Ministry at FBC Clayton; a ministry of coming to know Christ through loving, serving, learning, and growing.  Join us for activities in the 2021-22 church year by completing this registration.  Below is an overall planned schedule, but please know we may have to adjust as we go.  I will use the emails on this registration to keep you up to date on changes and additions.  If you plan to participate, please register your child for updates and information this new year.  Once you have registered, I’ll be using Google Classroom to share information throughout the year.  Stay connected with us through the Children’s Ministry as we continue to love, serve, learn, and grow in creative, new ways!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School: 9:45 on Sunday Mornings at the Church.  Our new Sunday School year begins on Sunday, August 29.  Sunday School is a ministry where we commit to pour into the spiritual formation of our children from birth through 5th grade through studying the Bible and encouraging a time of engaging with questions and learning at age-appropriate levels.  Please note, classes are based on the child’s age as of 8/31/21 or current grade level:

  • Infants Sunday School (birth-1 year)
  • Toddlers Sunday School (1 and 2-year-olds)
  • 3 & 4-Year-Olds Sunday School
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade Sunday School
  • 3rd-5th Grace Sunday School

Worship Services at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. in person. The 11:00 service is streamed Live on FB Live or the Church Website (fbcclaytonnc.org).  Nursery is available for infants – 2-year-olds during both services.

Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday programming is a time to put “loving others” into action.  Through Mission Friends, GA’s, and RA’s our children learn what it means to be a missionary of the gospel message through service poured out from love for all God’s people.  Wednesday programming will begin on Wednesday, September 15.  At this time, we are not beginning Children’s Choir or Fellowship Meals.  For Wednesday activities, we will begin with an optional Family Tailgate time outside from 5:30-6:30.  Programming will be from 6:30-7:30.  Children may not be left without supervision until programming begins at 6:30.  For tailgates, we invite you to grab dinner and come eat outside with us for fellowship and play!

6:30 Programming includes the following:

Mission Friends – Ages Pre-K through Kindergarten

GA’s – Girls in 1st-5th Grade

RA’s – Boys in 1st-5th Grade

Registration Link Here

Mission Friends introduces our children to the idea of being a missionary.  Children learn about how they can tell others about Jesus while learning about missionaries both far and near.  Mission Friends classes are 3-year-old Mission Friends, 4-year-old Mission Friends and Kindergarten Mission Friends.

Girls in Action (GAs) is for girls in 1st-5th Grade.  Building on the ideas of missions taught in Mission Friends, our GAs dive deeper into what it means to be a missionary, following Jesus’ calling to teach all nations through mission projects, learning about and praying for missionaries, and memorizing and using scripture.  GAs hear from guest speakers ranging from church leaders in our Women’s Missionary Union groups to missionaries who have served around the world.  Through our GA program, girls are building meaningful relationships with other young ladies and their leaders as they grow and learn together in their faith journeys.

2019 / 2020 GA Schedule and Memory Verses

Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is for boys in 1st-5th Grade.  Building on the ideas of missions taught in Mission Friends, our RAs dive deeper into what it means to be a missionary, following Jesus’ calling to teach all nations through mission projects, learning about and praying for missionaries, and memorizing and using scripture.  The boys also prepare and race derby cars as part of their winter lock-in activities.  Through our RA program, boys are building meaningful relationships with other young men and their leaders as they grow and learn together in their faith journeys.

2019-2020 RA Schedule and Memory Verses

 

 

Children are some of our best joyful noisemakers!  Children’s Choirs begin on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and include the Preschool Choir, Kindergarten & 1st Grade Choir and 2nd-5th Grade Choir.  The choirs reinforce Biblical teachings, verse memorization and the love of Jesus through song.  Each choir shares during an 11:00 worship service in the fall and spring.  Three special musical performances during the year include the Children’s Christmas Music Program in December, the Children’s Musical in the spring presented by the Kindergarten-5th Graders and Children’s Sunday when all children participate in the 11:00 worship service.

Vacation Bible School is a summer tradition marked by fellowship, faith and fun.  This is one of the biggest outreach opportunities of the Children’s Ministry and has brought many new families into our church doors.  See below for details for this summer’s VBS program.

V(Virtual)BS will be the week of July 12-16.  As Knights of North Castle, we will be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.  Join in the virtual fun we go on a quest for the King’s Armor.  Each night, we will armor up with the Belt of Truth, Breastplate of Justice, Shoes of Peace, Shield of Faith and Helmet of Salvation. Everybody wake up, it’s KNIGHT time!

 

For more information about the Children’s Ministry, please contact Stephanie Parker at 919-553-4161 or sparker@fbcclaytonnc.org.

Schedule

Every Sunday:

8:45 a.m. Worship with Nursery provided
9:45 a.m. Sunday School Classes for all ages
11:00 a.m. Worship with Nursery provided*

*Prior to the sermon in the 11:00 service, children ages 3-5 exit for Children’s Church in the preschool wing.

Every Wednesday:

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Family Night Fellowship Supper
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Choirs for ages 3 through 5th Grade
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Mission Friends for age 3 through Kindergarten
6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Girls in Action for girls Grades 1-5; Royal Ambassadors for boys Grades 1-5