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 email@example.com or phone 685-4821 ext. 107.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the baptism schedule and to sign up for “Side Step.”
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 email@example.com or visit the Adventure Crew web page.
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 Starr Gutierrez at (209) 607-4366.
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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 team-building through games that are fun and exciting. The core 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.