Children

At First Baptist, we are committed to following Jesus’ example by welcoming children into our church family. During a child’s infancy, we covenant with parents to be partners with them in nurturing their child and in helping them grow to know and love Jesus as friend, Savior and Lord. Our varied programs for children are directed toward that end.

Upcoming Events in our Children’s Ministry 

Pathfinders

Is your child starting to ask questions about baptism and showing interest in making that commitment?  Do they want to learn more about what following Jesus means? This class is geared toward children who are in upper elementary school who are seeking to learn more about being a disciple and who are considering baptism.  We will meet in Christina’s office on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am. 

Please email Christina,  by January 24th if your child is interested in attending.

Merge

Merge Game Night  | Sunday, Jan. 26 |   5-7 pm 

Merge, our ministry for 4th and 5th graders is holding a GAME NIGHT in the FBC cafe!  Bring your favorite game to play with your friends and $5 for dinner.

VBS 2020: TO MARS AND BEYOND! |  July 13-16 9am-Noon 

Children who have completed 4th and 5th grades will be participating in mission projects on-site and in the community from 9:30-11:30am each day. They will be joining the larger group for opening and closing celebrations.

Cost is $20 per child with a $50 family max. This includes activities, daily snacks, a T-shirt, and Thursday evening dinner and celebration. CD of program music will be available for $5 each.

We also need LOTS of volunteers to make VBS happen. Email Ashley Chandler at ashley@fbcgso.org, if you are interested in helping with VBS.

There are 140 spots and they fill up quickly! Sign Up Today!  

 

Join us on Wednesdays, January 8, 15, and 22, as Sebrina Cooke-Davis NC Certified Parenting Educator and Parent Education Program Supervisor at Children’s Home Society of NC, leads us in a discussion on parenting.

Do you frequently feel frustrated, ashamed or embarrassed by your child’s behavior? Do you find that your child often irritates you? Do you have to threaten and shout to get your child to cooperate? Do you frequently argue with your partner about how to handle your child’s behavior? If the answer to some of these questions is yes, then you might have become caught in what Triple P calls a parent trap.

Parent traps are consistent ways of interacting with your children, your partner or your own inner thoughts that actually make the difficult job of raising children even harder. They add to the everyday burden of stress that many parents experience and weaken the effectiveness of dealing with your child’s problem behavior.

Common Parenting Traps are the “negative parent” trap, the “leave them alone” trap, the “perfect parent” trap, the “perfect child” trap, the “it’s all my fault” trap, the “it’s all their fault” trap, the “martyr” trap, the “for the sake of the children” trap, and the “they’ll grow out of it” trap.

Parents’ relationships with children can influence their future relationships with others. It is important to build relationships and connections with children during the primary stages of life. Many teens spend less time with their families than they did as younger children. As they become more independent and learn to think for themselves, relationships with friends become very important. Sometimes it may feel like your teen doesn’t need you anymore. But teens still need their parents’ love, support, and guidance. There are strategies that can foster nurturing relationships and open communication in families. Patience and practice is key!  

Honest Faith | Sunday, February 9, 5 – 7 pm 

You are invited to a special Family Conversation Event sponsored by the FBC Youth and Children’s Ministries, as we explore spiritual identity as a family. How do you navigate growth and struggles in your spiritual formation? What if faith is complicated for you — how do you live out your faith honestly while allowing your child to grow honestly in their own? How do you express your faith while still being honest about your doubts? We’ll discuss these questions and more.

Our speaker is Brian Foreman, who works at Campbell University as the Executive Director of Community Engagement and Leadership, as well as the Executive Director of the Center for Church and Community. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in the education ministries of church congregations, and he has written books about social media, family communication, and leadership. Brian is also the father of two teenagers. 

Cost is $5 per adult for dinner ($20 family max). Sign up your family below and pay at the event!

Honest Faith

  • Each adult cost $5

Serving & Volunteering with Children’s Ministry

As we welcome new babies, children, and their families to our church, our ministry to children is growing! With all of this wonderful growth, our volunteer needs are growing as well. From rocking newborn babies to playing with preschoolers, we need your help during the worship hour. Would you consider giving just a few Sundays volunteering in Nursery caring for our youngest children during worship?

Witness infants’ wonder up close
Giggle while you play with toddlers
Help children know God’s great love for them

No matter your age or ability, there is a place for you! We hope you will partner with our growing children’s ministry. We will provide any training and materials. To provide the safest and most secure environment possible, all ministry partners must be approved through FBCs Policy for Volunteers with Minors and Vulnerable Adults.

 

Keep up with What’s Happening in Children’s Ministry

Stay Connected: Join the “First Baptist Church Greensboro Children” Facebook page Families of children and those working with our children are invited to join our private Facebook group for the Children’s Ministry. We will post updates, events and what’s happening and you can share with the group too – see you on Facebook!

Stay Connected: Sign up for “Remind” Messaging via Text or Email “Remind”ers Sign up to receive text or email reminders of events, opportunities, missions, and all that is happening for children at FBC. To receive messages via Text: send a text to 336-542-2227 | with a message @fbcgsokids. To receive messages via email: send a blank email to fbcgsokids@mail.remind.com.

People were bringing even infants to [Jesus] that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, ‘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.’

Luke 18:15-16