Adventure Crew

Adventure Crew is just for Kids! The mission of Adventure Crew is to create an environment where each child is cared for in a loving manner while God’s truths are explored in an age appropriate way.

Adventure Crew is a ministry coordinated by Jan James.  It provides fun for kids while parents are busy during weekday and evening activities at FBC, by providing quality care and programming for children infants through 6th grade. 

Register Your Child(ren)

Staff Contact: Jan James
jjames@fbceg.org


Upcoming Events

Christmas Funtastic

Parents enjoy a day of shopping and leave your children with us!

I Spy Christmas (December 16 at 9am - 11:30pm)
Children will decorate cookies and do various activities to help discover signs of Christmas.

One Snowy Night (December 19 at 5:30pm-8pm)
Children come in pajamas and take a train ride through the FBC hallway to visit a Nativity scene.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $6.

Please register with Jan at jjames@fbceg.org.

 

 

Kidzone Staff

JuSherry Ju, Director |  sju@fbceg.org (ext. 115)

Sherry leads our Children’s Ministry staff and helps to encourage, equip, energize and empower our children’s volunteer teams for ministry. She also works closely with the Ministry Staff Team to help establish and follow the vision and purpose which God has called us to at First Baptist Church.


Jocelyn Castillo | Administrative Assistant and Synergy Coordinator - email: jcastillo@fbceg.org

Dawn Storm | Nursery-Toddler Coordinator - email: stormdd3@aol.com

Jan James | Nursery Assistant and Adventure Crew Coordinator - email: jjames@fbceg.org

Jeanne Plants | 4 year-olds - Kindergarten Coordinator - email: jplants@fbceg.org

Denise Huft | 1st-4th Grade Coordinator - email: dhuft@fbceg.org

Justine Donnelly | 5th-6th Grade Coordinator - email: jdonelly@fbceg.org

Fatima Salazar-Smith | Hearts in Motion, Special Needs Coordinator - email: fsalazar@fbceg.org

Jennifer Sandlin | Awana Coordinator - email: jsandlin@fbceg.org

Children's Ministry Events

Events for Children and Families

Each year FBC organizes several child-centered events throughout the seasons that will bring children and their families together to connect with each other, grow in their Christian faith and reach out to the community. 

  • Spring – Kids Choir Musical (May); Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (Weekend before Easter); Awana Grand Prix (April)
  • Summer – 456 Summer Camp (last week June); Summer Spectacular Mega Camp (2nd week July)
  • Fall – Harvest Festival (Oct 31st)
  • Winter – Kids Choir Musical; 56 Winter Camp (last week in February)

 Click here for the Children's Ministries calendar.

Other Ministries for Kids

Child Dedication

First Baptist Church believes the Bible teaches that baptism is only for those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior at the age of accountability (Acts 16: 30-33), and therefore do not baptize babies.

However, periodically throughout the year during Sunday services we do provide opportunities for your infant/toddler/young child to be dedicated to the Lord.  It is a time when you as parents present yourselves to the Lord and commit to bring your child up in the “Nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4).  This dedication is also an indication of your desire for your child to one day make a personal decision to trust Jesus Christ and to follow the Lord in a life of service.

If you would like to dedicate your child, please contact Children’s Ministry by email at jcastillo@fbceg.org or phone 685-4821 ext. 107.

Side Step

Side Step Salvation/Baptism Class for kids is typically offered 4 weeks and 2 weeks prior to a Baptism Service.  The purpose of this class is to help your child understand more about what salvation and baptism mean and to prepare him/her for the Baptism Service.  As part of this class, we also talk about writing a testimony and what to expect on the day of the baptism.  A parent/guardian must attend this class along with the child.  The class is most appropriate for 2nd – 6th grade students, however it is not exclusive to this age group.  Taking “Side Step” is required for baptism and will help identify if your child is ready for baptism.

Contact our Baptism Service Coordinator, Karen Nowlan by phone: 685-4821 x109 or by email knowlan@fbceg.org to get on the baptism schedule and to sign up for “Side Step.”

Adventure Crew

Adventure Crew is a ministry managed by the FBC Children's Ministry.  It primarily supports our weekday/evening Women’s Ministry programs by providing quality care and programming for children infants through 6th grade. For more information, please contact Jan James at jjames@fbceg.org or visit the Adventure Crew web page.

Children’s Choir

FBC Kids Choir is intended for grade school children (1st – 6th grade). It is a place where children can stretch their wings while learning to praise the Lord through music and drama. The group usually has about 100 children who enjoy leading worship and presenting seasonal musicals. Twice annually, at Christmas time and in the spring, the choir present wonderfully inspiring musicals that appeal to children and adults as well. Participation in the FBC Kids Choir always enriches each child’s experience of church and often solidifies God’s Word and the feeling of His presence in their hearts. These fun, upbeat presentations are always great outreach events for our community. 

Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings (September - December; February - May). If your child is interested in participating, contact Star Gutierrez at (209) 607-4366.

FBC Preschool

Click here if you would like more information or to enroll your child in our weekday Preschool.

 Awana

Awana encourages spiritual, social, physical and intellectual growth in children. It uses Bible based curriculum and activities through which children learn the Word of God. From the example of godly leaders, children learn how to apply the Word of God in their daily lives. The curriculum also incorporates them-building through games that are fun and exciting. The care of Awana is Bible memory. As the children work through their handbooks, they are motivated to hide God's Word in their hearts through unique incentives and rewards. Click here for more information.

Child Dedication

First Baptist Church believes the Bible teaches that baptism is only for those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior at the age of accountability (Acts 16: 30-33), and therefore do not baptize babies.

However, periodically throughout the year during Sunday services we do provide opportunities for your infant/toddler/young child to be dedicated to the Lord.  It is a time when you as parents present yourselves to the Lord and commit to bring your child up in the “Nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4).  This dedication is also an indication of your desire for your child to one day make a personal decision to trust Jesus Christ and to follow the Lord in a life of service.

If you would like to dedicate your child, please contact Children’s Ministry by email at jcastillo@fbceg.org or phone 685-4821 x107.

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