Children+Youth

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17

Children and youth of all ages at First Baptist are welcomed and loved as disciples and teachers among us. There is an abiding sense of mutuality in our ministry to and with children and youth; for even as our adults teach and nurture our children and youth in their Christian faith, they do so with an openness to the insights and understandings of our youngsters.

     And so, our children and youth join the whole church in being taught and nurtured in Christian faith through worship, Bible study, service and fellowship. Our children and youth regularly lead us in worship, lighting candles as acolytes, reading scripture and offering prayers as lay-leaders, singing as our Cherub Choir, and giving/receiving the Children’s Message as only children can. Together in Sunday school we use a diverse curriculum to study the Bible and engage its stories, nurturing hearts and minds for faith in God. We join the rest of the church in putting our faith into practice in local and out-of-state service/mission projects.

     An essential part of all that we do is time spent together, which is especially true for our Jr. and Sr. High youth. Therefore, we have Baptist Youth Fellowship groups that gather on a regular basis for food, silliness, games, movies, Bible study, and service/missions. At the heart of our ministry to and with children and youth is a relationship to God and one another that is genuine, compassionate, and alive.

Rev. Jason Alspaugh is our Associate Pastor for Children and Youth.  For more information on our ministries with children and youth please contact him through the church office at (937) 222-4691 ext. 406.

Children’s Sunday School 

Children’s Sunday school is held during worship, following the Children’s Message.  Children (grades preK-5) will be led down to their classrooms by their teachers. Parents should pick up their child(ren) shortly after morning worship.

Deep Blue

Early Elementary (PreK-1) – Room 4 (Lower Level)

Our elementary school children continue this fall with Deep Blue.  Deep Blue incorporates Bible stories, science activities, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games into a lived-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!

 

 

Whole People of God

Middle/Older Elementary (Grades 2-5) – Room 3B (Lower Level)

Our middle/older elementary age kids, will be starting the Whole People of God this fall, a Lectionary-based curriculum that will help them better connect with the Scriptures often read and spoken about in morning worship.  To help parents/families keep up with what’s being taught, there will be take home leaflets available for each unit.  In addition, we have our own Core Curriculum goals for memorizing Scripture and learning prayers and liturgy.  Guided by caring teachers, we hope to help your child grow in knowledge and in faith.

 

11:30am Sunday school / Second Hour Activities are on Summer Break until Homecoming Sunday, September 9th.


Whole People of God

Jr./Sr. High Youth (Grades 6-12)
Sunday Mornings @ 11:30am-12:15pm
Youth Fellowship Room 1 (Lower Level)

Our Jr/Sr High youth will also be starting the Whole People of God this fall, studying Scriptures from the Revised Common Lectionary that are so often the foundation for our morning worship.  As with our middle/elementary curriculum, there will be take home leaflets to help parents/families keep up with what’s being taught in each unit.  We also have our own Core Curriculum goals for learning to study and memorize Scripture, as well as prayers and liturgy, and some Baptist beliefs and practices.


Children’s Music & Activities

Sunday Mornings @ 11:30am-12:15pm
Room 3A (Lower Level)

While parents and youth are in their Sunday school classes, we have supervised music & activities for kids in grades preK-5.  Parents are asked to pick up their kids shortly after their own classes conclude.


For more information regarding Christian Education at First Baptist please contact Rev. Jason Alspaugh at jalspaugh@fbcdayton.org or Diane Charron (Chair, Board of Christian Education).

KROGER

When you come to First Baptist Church you will find an open table.
All are welcome; none are excluded.

Contact Us

First Baptist Church
111 West Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Email: fbc@fbcdayton.org
Phone: (937) 222-4691
Fax: (937) 222-0649

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