Online Children's Ministry

A Message from our Children and Family Dir.

While some of us still cannot be together right now, let’s do our best to stay connected. You can check this webpage for updates and content, as well as our Facebook Page 

 

You can reach me via email at kayla.horner@fbcbettendorf.org , I will be checking my email frequently. Let’s use this as an opportunity to lean on the Lord. To slow down and embrace what really matters. To dig into the one thing that NEVER changes and is always constant, the Word of God. If you or your child are in need of a Bible, please send me an email, and I will make sure you get one. On this webpage, you will find resources to explain Covid-19 to your child, in a child friendly way (you know your child best, please preview the video for yourself before playing it for your child), and you will find updates and resources. God Bless, Kayla Horner

 

 

Reminders

To receive reminders on new uploads/content posted to the FBC website, sent as a text directly to your phone, parents can sign up to receive Remind messages via the Remind app (the app does not need to be downloaded). You can also check back here frequently for updates.  
For FBC Kids:  CLICK HERE
For RA/GA/MF:  CLICK HERE

 

 

Online Meetings

Every Wednesday at 2pm CDT Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors will be going live on their Facebook pages to deliver the weekly lesson. Mission Friends can take advantage of these lessons as well.

 

Girls in ActionCLICK HERE

Royal AmbassadorsCLICK HERE

 

 

Covid 19 Updates

Are your children confused as to what’s going on with Covid-19? Do you need a gentle way to explain it to them (without too many details), this video is a wonderful tool!

 

 

Opportunities for Children

 

Nursery and Toddlers

Our nursery is available for infants through toddlers during the Sunday School hour, AM Worship Service and Sunday Family Ministry Night.

 

We have a trained nursery staff who would love to minister to your kids during the worship service.  We operate with a check in & out policy assisted with personal pagers provided for our families at check in. 

 

 


 

 

 

Sunday Morning Discipleship Classes

Sunday morning at 9:00 am for preschool 6th grade

 

Your child can participate in a small study group with the same teacher every week. In this small group they will build relationships with the teacher and other children.

 

Your child’s understanding of the Bible will be expanded and they will learn how to apply Biblical principles to their everyday life.  

 

For a complete listing of discipleship classes for ALL ages, visit our discipleship page

 

 


 

 

Sunday Evening RA’s & GA’s

First Baptist Church and WMU work with parents to raise kids to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Children’s Ministry Night is part of FBC’s Family Ministry Night where entire families come together at the same time each week to study God’s Word on their own level.  Children participate in classes with music, games and fun.  Family Ministry Night is Sundays from 4pm – 6pm and a great night for all ages.  CLICK HERE for more information on the studies for children.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Vacation Bible School

Each summer we set aside an exciting week of Vacation Bible School.  This is a special event planned months in advance by many volunteers. This year we we discover Things Hidden!  Things Hidden is an evangelistic Vacation Bible School curriculum for children on the parables of Jesus so that they might seek the hidden treasure of God and find their satisfaction in Him.

 

The parables of Jesus contain glorious, life-changing truth. But the beauty and worth of God’s truth is hidden from those who have blind eyes and a divided heart.

 

Using hidden treasure as a metaphor for spiritual truth, this study of kingdom parables exalts God alone as the source of spiritual sight and an undivided heart. The goal of this curriculum is to awaken spiritual interest in children, so that they might seek after the hidden treasure of God and find their satisfaction in Him.

Things Hidden contains five lessons on the Kingdom parables, complete with colorful visuals and application discussion questions.

 

Kingdom Parables:
  • The Pearl of Great Value
  • The Treasure Hidden in the Field
  • The Sower and the Seeds
  • The Prodigal Son and the Forgiving Father
  • The Weeds
  • The Net
  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Lost Coin

Kids from ages 3-13 are invited to participate in VBS.   

Check out our Calendar Page for dates and times of future events for children. 

 

 

Children's Ministry Night

What is Children’s Ministry Night?

Sundays from 4pm – 6pm, Preschool – 6th grade.

 

First Baptist Church and WMU work with parents to raise kids to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Children’s Ministry Night is part of FBC’s Family Ministry Night where entire families come together at the same time each week to study God’s Word on their own level. Children participate in the classes listed below, while youth and adults have the opportunity to choose from a selection of studies that interest them. 

 

Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name.  Make known His deeds among the peoples; make them remember that His name is exalted. – Isaiah 12:4

 

 

 

Classes Available

 

Mission Friends (Preschool)

Preschool is an exciting time in a child’s life, where they develop an understanding of who God is and how they play a part in His plan for the world. That’s why we created Mission Friends — to provide preschoolers the building blocks of faith and teach them of God’s love for all people.

 

Through engaging activities, games and stories each week, Mission Friends will move from a focus on self to a focus on others. This builds a lasting foundation that helps them grow into the next generation of Christ followers who will fulfill His Great Commission.

 

 


 

 

Girls in Action (1st Grade – 6th Grade)

Girls in Action is designed to help girls in grades 1 through 6 come to faith in Christ as Savior, while making missions  an important part of their daily lives. They learn what it means to live a missional lifestyle while they participate in Bible study, missions projects and engaging activities. They also have a lot of fun and build lasting memories as they “travel” to various places around the world when they learn about the work of missionaries.

In GA, girls learn:

  • a biblical worldview
  • ways to demonstrate Christ’s love to others
  • how God is working around the world
  • their part of God’s plan

GA is designed with girls’ unique characteristics in mind. GA helps girls grow spiritually, recognizing the varying developmental stages of girls in each grade.

GA Objectives

  • Pray for missions
  • Engage in mission action and witnessing
  • Learn about missions
  • Support missions
  • Develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
  • Participate in the work of the church and denomination

 

GA materials are designed to help both younger and older girls have missions experiences that lay a foundation for coming to faith in Christ as Savior and make missions an important part of their daily lives.

 

Girls in Action is part of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). WMU is an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention.

 

 


 

 

Royal Ambassadors  (1st Grade – 6th Grade)

Royal Ambassadors (RA) is an exciting and fun-filled missions education organization for boys in grades 1–6. RA is just one of the missions education organizations offered by Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). WMU provides a full line of resources for RA and other age-level organizations. Through RA, boys gain a greater understanding of God’s work in the world and how they can join Him in His work.

 

RAs learn about the world, pray for the world, and learn how they can be used to tell others about God’s Son, Jesus. An ambassador can be defined as a messenger or representative—someone who tells or reveals truth. Royal Ambassadors seek to share the truth that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

 

History: Begun in 1908, RA has a rich heritage of providing missions education for boys. As then national WMU President Fannie E. S. Heck declared: “Save the boys for their own sakes and for the future of the gospel.” RAs and their leaders have been about that task for over 100 years.

 

What is an RA?: Royal Ambassadors is a dynamic WMU missions organization for boys in grades 1–6. RA helps boys grow in their spiritual development as they learn the biblical basis of missions and discover their part in God’s plan.

 

In RA, boys learn:

  • a biblical worldview
  • ways to demonstrate Christ’s love to others
  • how God is working around the world
  • their part of God’s plan

RA Virtues:

Ten specific biblical virtues that strengthen the motto and the pledge:

Loyalty, Friendship, Courage, Responsibility, Honesty, Faith, Compassion, Perseverance, Teamwork, and Self-Discipline.

 

One virtue is highlighted each month.

RA helps boys grow spiritually, recognizing the varying developmental stages of boys in each grade. RA materials are designed to help younger and older boys have missions experiences that lay a foundation for coming to faith in Christ as Savior and make missions an important part of their daily lives.

 

The RA Motto (which has never changed), “We are Ambassadors for Christ,” not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal. This Motto is taken from Scripture, specifically 2 Corinthians 5:20.

 

 

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