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Children’s Ministry

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
-Matthew 28:19

First Baptist Covington Children’s Ministry is a Godly, caring environment for elementary-aged children (K – 6th grade). We offer an engaging, God-honoring, Bible-believing setting for children to learn about Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. We do this through various age-appropriate teaching styles that meet every learning style. Our leaders’ primary goal is to show the love of Christ to each child they encounter while teaching solid, life-applicable Truth. Our ministry comes alongside families; providing resources and support to help them fulfill their role and place of discipleship over their children in accordance to God’s design.


Our Goals:

  • To show God’s love to every child
  • To create an environment where children feel comfortable to learn about becoming a Christian and developing their Christian walk
  • To make God’s Word understandable and applicable to a child’s life
  • To encourage children to build lasting Christian friendships and to invite friends to be involved
  • To add God-honoring value to the family’s life

View Our Curriculum


Our program is designed to meet children’s developmental needs while providing a safe and fun environment. Our weekend program is organized into the following structure:

Kindergarten-3rd Grade (8:30am, 9:45am, and 11:00am)

Classroom

  • Getting Started – The classroom time begins with an opening activity which attempts to introduce the lesson, help your child become better acclimated to their environment, and help your child become better acquainted with the volunteer leaders and other children.
  • Object Lesson – The volunteer leader will utilize a variety of objects to introduce the day’s Bible story.
  • Bible Story Exploration – Your child will be taught a great Bible story with a main Bible point from the story along with a Key Verse for the day and special reemphasis on the object lesson.
  • Life Application – Your child will learn how the Bible story speaks to something in their life today and what they can immediately do to apply this Truth.

*IMPORTANT NOTE – We recommend that you place your child into either the classroom or Kids Worship according to where you will be during each hour. (Example: If you attend the 9:45a Worship Service and an 11:00a Adult Bible Fellowship class, please place your child in the 9:45a Kids Worship and they will automatically be transitioned into the 11:00a classroom lesson.)


4th Grade (8:30am, 9:45am, and 11:00am)

4th grade is a really important transition point in the lives of children at FBC Covington. While we still offer the classroom setting for the Bible lesson, we ask that our 4th graders accompany their families to the congregational worship service (what we call “Big Church” around here).

When entering the classroom, your child will connect with a friendly and fun volunteer leader! While your child is in the classroom, they will learn truths from the Bible presented in a relevant way that address kid issues and how they are living today! Our prayer is that they will not only want to come back each week, but that they will want to bring their friends!

Each K-4th grade classroom follows a T.E.A.M. Ministry Model:

T: T is for Teacher – The role of the Teaching Leader is to be the chief shepherd of the class. The teacher, as the primary leader, is responsible for the class’ week-by-week achievements toward the published Scope & Sequence for the specific age group. The TL is also responsible for teaching God’s Word to encourage spiritual growth, while stimulating character and behavioral changes within the lives of the class members.

E: E is for Encourager/Evangelist – The role of the Evangelism Leader is to open the “Front Door” of class to the world by keeping class leaders, members and even the class time focused on reaching the lost.

A: A is for Administrator – The Class Administrator role is responsible for the week-by-week mechanics of the class and assists other class leaders in carrying out their individual responsibilities.

M: M is for Minister – The Class Minister role is focused on the spiritual growth and development of class members as disciples of Jesus Christ. This role ensures that personal needs are met and individuals are challenged to grow with Christ.


5th and 6th grade (8:30am, 9:45am, and 11:00am)

Route 56

Our Route 56 Preteen Program (5th and 6th grade) is a ministry designed specifically in response to the challenges facing this group. Route 56 provides a Bible study that prompts them to use God’s Word as a lens through which they view and grapple with big life questions. Route 56 meets in a large group setting to introduce and discuss the big question of the day, and then breaks into smaller groups according to grade and gender to allow for more in-depth questions and answer time.


Kids Worship (9:45am and 11:00am)

Our Kids Worship program offers your child (and yourself if you would like to accompany your child) an atmosphere of worship and praise. Kids Worship utilizes music, teaching, games and a live drama to reemphasize the same Bible point as the classroom.


New Believers Class (11am)

Are you a new believer? Would you like to learn more about the plan God has for your life? Join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 in Room 314 for the next 4 weeks as we begin to look at what it means to be a Christian.

Children’s Choir (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Our Children’s Choir is for children in K-6th grade. Children’s Choir performs both spring and Christmas programs which offer praise, honor and glory to the Lord as well as blessing all those who might attend. There is a place for every child as there are typically needs for singers, actors, stagehands, and media.


Bible Skills, Drills & Thrills (5:00pm-6:30pm)

BSDT is a program that is very intentional about developing Bible skills in the lives of children and families. It also helps prepare the children for Bible Drill and have fun—thrills, at the same time! It provides fun, keep-kids-moving, hands-on elements for guiding children to locate, learn, and apply Scripture to daily living.


Answers (5:00pm-6:30pm)

Answers is an apologetics class for 4th-6th graders. It was designed to respond to the alarming numbers of children who leave their faith when confronted with questions and challenges about what they believe. Answers seeks to equip children to be able to defend their faith and turn these questions and challenges into opportunities to share the message of God’s Word and the love, hope and peace found only through Jesus Christ.

We offer mid-week discipleship classes for children as well, from 6:15pm-7:30pm.

Friends

A program designed for K-3rd graders which takes the Bible story studied on Sunday and reinforces it through station-based activity centers such as journaling, games, and some surprises too. Children look forward to coming and joining their many friends each week in a fun, engaging, get-kids-moving environment.


Answers

Answers is an apologetics class for 4th-6th graders. It was designed to respond to the alarming numbers of children who leave their faith when confronted with questions and challenges about what they believe. Answers seeks to equip children to be able to defend their faith and turn these questions and challenges into opportunities to share the message of God’s Word and the love, hope and peace found only through Jesus Christ.

In addition to our ongoing weekly programs, we create special events that are designed to add God-honoring value to the life of your child as well as your whole family.


Who will care for my child while I am in a Worship Service and/or an Adult Bible Fellowship class?

Our volunteers have been provided with training, including age-level training, an understanding of our safety/security polices and a background check. This process is to provide your child with the best possible care in a secure child-friendly environment.

How do I check in my child?

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade – At the Children’s Check-In, a loving and trained volunteer leader will greet you. You will be asked to provide us with some basic information, including a cell phone number you have in your possession. If we need to contact you during service, we will send you a text message. (Remember to leave your cell phone on vibrate/silence during the service.) If your child has difficulty acclimating or experiences separation anxiety, our caring volunteer leaders will immediately do all they can to soothe your child. If your child is unhappy for an extended period of more than ten minutes, we will text you. You and your child will receive a check-in tag specific to your child. To ensure their security, your child will not be released without presentation of your corresponding tag.

4th Grade – At the Children’s Check-In, your child will be checked into our computer system and given a name tag for personal identification. The parent/adult checking a child into the classroom will also be given an identification label necessary to present at the close of the service to release the child. For the safety of our children, it is important that an adult check-in and check-out children.

5th-6th Grade – At the Children’s Check-In, your preteen will be checked into our computer system and given a name tag for personal identification. The parent/adult checking a child into the classroom will also be given an identification label necessary to present at the close of the service to release the child. For the safety of our children, it is highly recommended that an adult check-in and check-out children. However, with prior written authorization, your preteen may be released without you checking them out.

*On occasion a snack or treat will be provided. Please inform the leader if your child has an allergy. Please do not bring treats or drinks from home.

What is your well-child policy?

We operate a well-child program. For the protection of all the children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with a runny nose, fresh cold (four days or less), fever, rash, persistent cough, diarrhea or any other signs of illness. We request that you not place your child in the program while they are at risk of exposing other children. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our FBC Cov Kids’ program a healthy place!