K-6 Children's Ministry

At First Baptist Forney, we want your children to learn about Jesus Christ in a fun, safe, and interactive environment.

CHURCH ONLINE

We are committed to bringing your children church even when they can't come to the building.  See our online resources below:

Children's Church

Each week we will post a new Children's Church video with Tommy Origami (aka Jerad White, Children's Pastor).  In his show, Tommy talks about how to trust in God for all things! Tommy is joined by several friends who help him along the way.

The Gospel Project for Kids

This is what's happening in Sunday School in March. 

May 24: Jesus and Nicodemus

Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal live.

In addition to the above Bible Study Video for Sunday School, we also watch a weekly "Questions From Kids" Video. 

Context & Teaching Points For This Week

Jesus’ ministry had begun. His early miracles included turning water into wine, casting out demons, and healing people. John 2:23 says that “many believed in his name when they saw the signs he was doing.” Jesus likely spent a large part of His day teaching. When the day was done, He spent time alone or with His disciples. One night, a man named Nicodemus approached Jesus.
 
Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews; that is, he was a religious leader who taught God’s law, and he was a member of the Sanhedrin—a Jewish governing body. Nicodemus held to the belief that if a person was a law-abiding Jew, he would be accepted by God. Jesus gave Nicodemus a lesson that would turn his belief system on its head.
 
Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3), so the religious teachers likely assumed He didn’t know theology. But they had seen Jesus’ miraculous signs in Jerusalem. Nicodemus had to conclude, “You are a teacher who has come from God” (John 3:2).
 
Nicodemus initiated the conversation, but Jesus chose the subject. His words perplexed Nicodemus: “Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus explained that spiritual birth is not unlike physical birth in that a person cannot do it himself; it is something that happens to him.
 
Jesus reminded Nicodemus of an Old Testament account, the disobedient Israelites and the bronze snake. The Israelites could not help themselves, but when they trusted in God and looked to the bronze snake lifted up on the pole, they were healed. (Num. 21:4-9)
 
Emphasize to your kids that every person is born a sinner—spiritually dead and alienated from God. It is by God’s Spirit—not our own effort—that we are born again. We look to Jesus and His finished work on the cross for our salvation.

Nicodemus needed new life—eternal life—but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed His love in this way: He sent His one and only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.

Family Talking Points

  • Jesus taught that we must be born again.
  • What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE: John 3:16
NEXT WEEK: “Jesus and the Samaritan Woman" (John 4)

VBX is July 12-16th!

VBX is up and running! We are working hard to make sure your child is safe and has an awesome time at VBX 2020! Keep an eye out for upcoming registrations and mark your calendars for VBX 2020!

If you would like to help with VBX please email Jerad White at:

Camp-in with dad

Mark your calendars for July 24 -25 and spend this memorable weekend with Dad! We will worship together, play games together, and study God's Word together! Don't forget your tent!

CHAMPS Camp

CHAMPS Camp is for 1st and 2nd graders and their parents! It's a fun weekend getaway filled with swimming, crafts, games, and Bible Study! This year it is scheduled for July 31-Aug. 1.

Kids Beach Club 

Unfortunately, COVID has also prevented Kid's Beach Club from meeting at the schools but Beach Club is filming weekly lessons to stay connected! Check them out HERE!

Camp GAp

We will not be attending  Camp GAP this summer due to Covid-19 restrictions and possible cancellations. 

We will be planning other activities this summer so check back soon.


Sunday Schedule

On hold due to Covid-19

9:30 a.m
Encounter Worship Service & Bible Study* for all ages

11:00 a.m.
Blended Worship Service
Extended Care - Preschool 5 and under
Children's Church - Kindergarten - 3rd Grade:
Children's Church is an introduction to corporate worship, filled with music, Bible lessons and trivia using puppets and hilarious character skits.

5:00 p.m. Starting Aug. 25, 2019
GAs (Girls in Action) - Girls grades 1-6  (during school year only)
RAs (Royal Ambassadors) - Boys grades 1-6 (during school year only)
Bible Drill - Grades 4-6 (during school year only)

Click here to Register

6:00 p.m.
Kids Worship (during school year only starting Sept. 8) - Click here to register

* To register your child for Sunday Bible Study, please visit the First Kids Information Desk on Sunday mornings.

Wednesday Schedule (SCHOOL YEAR)

6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.  
Level UP:  Grades K-6 participate in Level Up! This Bible verse focused program includes games, worship, and Bible study. Join anytime during the school year.

  • Children's Registration will all be online this year.
  • Level Up Classes begin Wednesday, August 21 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Level Up Registration Links:

Click Here to Register

Register for Preschool Cubbies in their classroom.

Kids Beach club

Making Jesus Cool at School! KiDs Beach Club® is a multi-dimensional ministry that serves as a bridge between churches and schools. Every element of KiDs Beach Club® fosters positive relationships and establishes ongoing partnerships between churches and schools to benefit the whole community.

  • Beach Club meets Mondays at Smith Intermediate and Tuesdays at Rhea Elementary from 3:40 to 4:50p in the Cafeteria.
  • Beach Club is for every student at Smith & Rhea Intermediate and it’s FREE !
  • For more info and to sign up click on link: https://www.kidsbeachclub.org/
PLAYGROUND HOURS

Please note: The indoor playground is closed to the public as a safety measure.  We will notify you when it is reopened. 

Both our indoor and outdoor playgrounds are open to the public for use; however, they are reserved on certain days and times for church activities and our First Baptist Academy.

Please note: Playgrounds are NOT open to the public during the times posted below:

SUNDAYS: 9:00 a - 12 noon  and 5:00 - 7:00 p

WEDNESDAYS: 9:30 - 10:00 a and 5:00 - 8:00 p

Reserved for First Baptist Academy:
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 10:00 a - 12 noon and 3:00 - 5:00 p

FB Forney reserves the right to close the playgrounds during special events. Thank you for our cooperation.


Parenting Resources

Cornerstones by Brian Dembowczyk  
How can parents teach kids to know God's truth? By asking and answering the right questions.

Through 200 questions and answers, Cornerstones covers such principles as God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, sin, redemption, the church, restoration, and more. The whole family can use the book together, or children can use it on their own.  Ask these right questions, and give your children the right answers on how to truly live their lives for God.

Click here to order the Children's Book.

A companion parent guide is also available.  This guide will help parents pass along the knowledge of God that leads to faith to the next generation.

Click here to order Parent Companion Guide


Opportunity to Serve

If you are interested in serving with our Children's Ministry, please complete the form below. You will be contacted soon. To ensure the safety of all children and visitors, First Baptist requires a completed background check on all volunteers. Thank you!

Children's Ministry K-6 Serve Form

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Staff

Jerad White is our Minister to
Children. You can email Jerad  .

 

 

 

 

Charmey Buie is our Associate Minister to Children. You can email Charmey .