Preschool Ministry

Ages Birth - 5 years (before entering Kindergarten)


Our mission as the Preschool Ministry at First Baptist Church Forney is to raise up the next generation, and their families, to come to know the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His ultimate, individual purpose for their lives. To help accomplish this, our Preschool curriculum focuses on the Levels of Biblical Learning: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible, Salvation, Creation, Church, People, Family, and Community & World.


Psalm 78:4 - “We will not hide them from our children, but tell to the coming
generations the glorious deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wondrous
acts He has done!"

Proverbs 22:6 - ““Train up a child in the ways they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it!”


During the 9:15 a.m. hour, we have specially trained church leaders who will watch your preschooler in their age-appropriate classes. The Nursery classrooms contain fun and safe toys for your infant or toddler to play with as they start developing life skills such as babbling, holding onto things, crawling, walking and talking.

Our Preschool LifeGroups are designed to help your older preschool children as they grow older and begin to mature. Each class has an age-specific time where children will play, make a craft, sing worship songs, learn a Bible Story, and even eat some goldfish. We use the Bible Studies for Life curriculum created and published by Lifeway.

During the 11:00 a.m. hour, we provide extended care for all preschoolers. As always, you may choose to worship together as a family by attending one of our two worship services at either 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.! (More information about families worshiping together can be found below.)

If your child is in the nursery (ages birth to younger 2’s), they will stay in their same designated classroom. They can enjoy stroller rides and even some time on our soft-play playground, which is designed for children who are between 10 to 24 months old.

Two year olds will enjoy two rotations of playground fun and time in our centers room designed for younger preschoolers.

3, 4, & 5 year olds will have their own time of special rotations designed just for their age group! They will go through four rotations: music, Bible Story, centers room fun, and playground time! Because we believe that repetition is so important for preschoolers, they will learn the same lesson that was taught during their 9:15 a.m. LifeGroups.

We are so excited to see more and more families in our church congregation worshiping together with their little ones! If your child is between 3 years old and 3rd grade, we encourage you to take them with you to one of our two worship services. Our Senior Pastor highly encourages families with young children to worship together as a family. Why is this important? 

  • Little children attending worship services with their family will have the opportunity to be raised in a culture that sings to God, prays earnestly, and listens to a powerful message from the Senior Pastor.
  • Children will then begin to understand the importance of a life lived within a local body of believers. If you are wanting to take your preschooler to service, let our Welcome Team know, and we will give you a special “Big Church Bag” that contains fun materials for you and your child to have as you attend a church service together as a family. If you have any questions or concerns about taking your children to worship with you, please feel free to send an email to .

Upon your arrival on Sunday mornings, you can register your child for Sunday Nursery, Preschool LifeGroups, or Extended Care, by visiting the First Kids Lobby and speaking with a Welcome Team Member. You may also pick up a Big Church Bag here too. We would, also, love to give you a special gift to welcome you and to answer any questions you may have about our Preschool Ministry and how you can get involved in all that God is doing in the life of First Baptist Church Forney!


Senior Pastor Nathan Lino leads a Tuesday Night Prayer Service weekly in the Forum and everyone in the community is welcome to attend! This is a focused time of worship and intercessory prayer. A place where the Spirit of God meets people at their point of need as we cry out to Him. The Holy Spirit is always sufficient for our hurts, longings, disappointments and hopes. None of us fully understands the power of prayer, but we know when God is sought in desperation, He responds. Join us on Tuesday nights and bring your prayers straight to the Lord.

  • Children and guests are always welcome.
  • For younger children, we have coloring sheets available. You are welcome to dress them in their pajamas, bring their favorite quiet toys, and even pack a snack!
  • For children with special needs, we have a designated table full of fidgets just for them.

For our 3 and 4 year olds, we have AWANA Cubbies Club that takes place during the school year. This is a time full of fellowship and fun with our trained church leaders. The preschoolers will begin their time singing songs, saying pledges, reciting the Cubbies Club theme verse and song, and even watching a fun puppet show! Then, they will be led through four rotations: music, Bible Story, playground, and snack time. Drop-off begins at 6:15 p.m. and pick up begins at 7:45 p.m. in our big preschool area called the “CEC”.

Registration is required in order to participate in AWANA Cubbies Club. There is a $30 registration fee, per child. To register, CLICK HERE or talk to a Welcome Team member upon your arrival on Wednesday nights. It is preferred that you register BEFORE you come.

Childcare is for ages birth through two years old. This is provided for those who are serving in our Preschool, Children’s, Youth, Special Needs, or Music Ministry. Or, if you have registered for a Bible Study that takes place on campus on Wednesday Nights, we have childcare available for you as well. Please send an email to if you are in need of childcare.


Congratulations on your newest blessing!  If your baby is 6 months old or younger, please fill out this form so that we can celebrate with you and pray for you!  If you have any questions, please email Brittany Barton at

This workshop disciples parents in the most foundational decision of Christian parenting: giving your child away to Jesus Christ. This decision is the precursor to raising one’s child in the training and instruction of the Lord. The workshop welcomes parents of children aged birth-high school and is a pre-requisite for our Sunday morning parent child dedication ceremony. During the Dedication Workshop, you will have an opportunity to choose a Worship Service time where you will make the dedication of your child public and be prayed over by the church. If you would like to attend a Dedication Workshop, please click the link below to fill out the form below and select which workshop you would like to attend.  Lunch & Childcare will be provided.

Click here for dates and registration

Directly across from our preschool area, we have a special Mother's Room available for mothers to use. This is a private place specifically designed for mothers to take their hungry and upset babies. There is also a TV provided where you can watch the service LIVE. For assistance, please see a Welcome Team member in the First Kids Lobby.

Join the Preschool journey by following our Facebook page! This is a great platform for you, your family, and your friends to follow to get special family devotions, fun activities, updates, and event information! You don't even have to be a member of our church to follow. Just search for “Preschool Weekly” and look for our colorful logo or click here!


Our Preschool Ministry is constantly thriving and growing each week! This means, we are always looking for more willing hands and hearts to serve the next generations. If you are interested in serving in the Preschool Ministry, please send an email to where we will work with you to find your perfect place of service!

  • We ask that you serve every Sunday or every other Sunday at either 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., and we have many opportunities in every age group.
  • We also have opportunities for you to serve on Wednesday nights. We ask that you serve every Wednesday night during the school year.
  • Please note: In order to ensure the safety of all who enter our
    campus, First Baptist Church Forney requires a completed background check and child protection training on all those who serve in our Preschool, Children, Youth, and Special Needs ministries.

If you are in the 7th through 12th grade, we have a place for you too! We also love our youth who serve the needs of our church. If you are interested in serving in the Preschool Ministry, you or your parent can send an email to  where we will work with you to find your perfect place of service!

  • For youth, we only ask that you serve one Sunday a month at either 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., and we have many opportunities in every age group.
  • Please note: For 9th-12th graders, in order to ensure the safety of all who enter our campus, First Baptist Church Forney requires a
    completed child protection training on all youth who serve in our Preschool, Children, Youth, and Special Needs ministries.

We are in need of Childcare Workers who are 18 years and older. You must be available to work Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights during the school year, and during various church events throughout the year. If you are interested, please send an email to Kathy Stewart at to receive an application.


For more information, contact Kara Dungo, Preschool Minister at