Friday, October 31, 2014
Children & Preschool
Children and Preschool
Our preschool/children’s ministry is staffed with loving, caring workers who are trained to share God’s Word on your child’s level. Every Sunday morning your child will enjoy high-energy worship and fun activities in a safe environment. Each Wednesday evening they will learn how to sing praises to God and how God is at work all around the world.
In J-Town Preschool Ministry we take security very seriously. We have state-of-the-art computerized check-in stations where parents can quickly sign-in their child each week. Members and regular attenders can check-in at any of our 4 kiosks. Upon checking in 2 labels are printed, one for the child’s back and one for the parent to keep. When the parent picks up the child, the labels are matched up for accuracy and the child is released to the parent.
Please insure that all volunteers and leaders are aware of your child’s allergy. For severe peanut allergies we have special signs for classroom doors. If an activity requires a special food or item we will always place allergy alert signs on the door for the day to inform parents of these items and ingredients. Allergy information is printed on the check-in labels.
PRESCHOOL (Birth through 5K)
Sunday School 9:30 am, J-Town 1st and 2nd Floor
This is where the very first impressions of church begin and we want your child to feel safe and cared for. Our volunteers focus on providing the love and attention that gives children the best impressions of church. In fact, we strive to have an environment where our youngest learn that church is a great place to be and that people at church love them. We are building the earliest foundations through Bible stories, learning activities and relationships. Preschoolers will be excited by the learning stations, music and captivating Bible story.
PRESCHOOL PRAISE (Preschool Worship for 4 and 5 year olds)
Each Sunday at 10:45 am, J-Town 2nd Floor, Room 272
Preschoolers will worship the Lord through fun and upbeat songs, exciting puppet skits, awesome Bible stories and a practical engaging craft and activity time. Your preschoolers will have so much fun they will not want to go home.
EXTENDED TEACHING CARE (Nursery for birth through 3 year olds)
Every Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:45 am, J-Town 1st and 2nd Floor
Our loving and caring ETC Workers will take care of your children during our Worship Services. All of our volunteers must be screened with background checks in order to ensure the safety of your child. Our volunteers serve on a 5-7 week rotation in our ETC Rooms.
Main Street Kids
MAIN STREET KIDS (1st through 5th Grades)
Each Sunday at 9:30 am, J-Town 1st and 3rd Floors
The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more.
Small Group: Kids go to small group to connect relationally with their small group leader and the other kids in their group through application activities, discussion, and prayers. Each of these activities is centered around the Big Picture Question and the Christ Connection from the Bible story.
Large Group: is designed to make the Bible come to life by using costumes, props, or characters from the Bible story to unveil the Big Picture Question. There’s also time carved out for kids to worship God for who He is and what He’s done, and for the kids to see Christ throughout the entire narrative of the Bible.
KIDS' WORSHIP (1st through 5th Grades)
Every Sunday at 10:45 am (except the last Sunday of each month and holidays), J-Town 1st Floor
Kids 1st through 5th grade will be engaged through upbeat worship, exciting drama and relevant Bible stories taught in a way that is geared toward kids.
Wednesdays: Music & Missions
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS (3 Years Old through 5th Grades)
Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm, J-Town
MISSIONS EDUCATION (3 Years Old through 5th Grades)
Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, J-Town
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE (Birth through Age 2)
Available for parents who are attending a discipleship class, Chapel service or who are in adult choir or orchestra practice.
At First Baptist Jonesboro we believe that children are a heritage and a blessing from the Lord. We want to minister to you and your growing family. We have Baby Dedications the first Sunday of each month. Please contact Leisa in the Church office to schedule a meeting with Pastor Mel to discuss dedicating your baby.
We are thrilled when children make a step toward faith in Jesus Christ. We rejoice with parents in this decision, and want parents to know we are praying for them and their family during this exciting time.
Luke 15:7 says "I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance."
Many parents ask, “So what’s the next step for my child?” The Children’s Ministry offers a class called “First Steps.” This 90-minute class is for children who have recently professed faith in Christ. The class covers 4 things: 1- Salvation and the Gospel, 2-The Local Church, 3-Baptism and the Lords Supper and 4-How your child can grow in their new faith. Workbooks for the class will be handed out in class.
We offer First Step classes, as they are needed throughout the year. Classes meet on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 pm periodically throughout the year.