Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

First Baptist Church of Asheville is committed to encouraging children to know and follow Jesus and learn to become like him. We believe it is important to lay firm foundations early in the spiritual life of children and to journey with them as their faith develops and grows throughout their lives.

Understanding that our faith journeys are always works in progress, we offer intentional and thoughtful experiences and learning opportunities through our Children’s Ministry. We also seek to give families tools that can be used outside of church to help their families grow in faith and love. It is our hope that every child and every family member will experience and know the abundant love and life God offers to us.

Please contact Amy Stertz at 828.252.4781 for more information.

Summer Events

Vacation Bible School (for 4 year olds – rising 6th graders)
June 25 – 28
Join us for a morning of fun as we hear Bible stories, make crafts, play games, enjoy snacks, learn about missions, sing songs, and do cool science experiments,
Click here to register. Click here to download the Medical Release Form.

VBS Day Camp (for rising 1st – 6th graders)
June 25 – 29
Children who register can spend the afternoon and all day Friday with us. We’ll enjoy lunch and have lots of fun in the afternoon bowling, play, and going on field trips.
This camp is full for 2018

PASSPORTkids! (for rising 4th – 7th graders)
July 11- 14
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
PASSPORTkids! is 4 day, 3 night children’s camp filled with fun faith-building programming and hands-on missions education. Kids will discover God’s love and practice being followers of Jesus through an active schedule of Bible studies, missions education, recreation, and worship.
This camp is full for 2018

Discovery Camp (for rising 1st – 6th graders)
July 30 – August 3
Discovery Camp is a day camp that helps children discover new things based on a theme for each day. Past themes have included arts, recreation, food, science, and animals. We’ll go on field trips, welcome special guests, and participate in hands on activities.
This camp is full for 2018

Preschool Camp (for 2 year olds – 5 year olds)
July 31 – August 2
During this three day camp, preschoolers will enjoy crafts, games, stories, and adventures here at the church! Contact Bree Welmaker for more information

Preschool

Our Preschool ministry serves children from birth through kindergarten.

Sunday Mornings

Bible Study 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Our children will grow in faith through captivating stories, fun activities, and loving relationships. We have four classes: infants, toddlers, 2 & 3 year olds, and 4 & 5 year olds. Our preschool classes meet on the second and third floors of the Children’s Building.

Worship Care 11:00 – 12:00
Children remain in their classrooms during worship where they are cared for by loving adults.

Wednesday

Agape Kids 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Agape Kids is a time for preschoolers (age 3 – kindergarten) to participate in missions, faith development, and worship. They meet in CB 303.
Childcare is provided for children under age 3.

Summer

Preschoolers are invited to attend our annual Vacation Bible School and Preschool Camp. Registration is required for both.

Please contact Amy Stertz at 828.252.4781 for more information.

Grade School

Our Grade School ministry serves children from 1st – 6th grade.

Sunday Mornings

Bible Study 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
1st – 5th grade children gather in the Children’s Library (CB310) beginning at 9:35 a.m. for friendship, prayer, and to connect to the theme of the season. At 9:50 a.m. they are dismissed to their classes for Bible Study. 6th grade children have their own time of learning, sharing and Bible Study on Sundays.

Worship 11:00 a.m.
At First Baptist, we value intergenerational worship. Teaching children to worship is one of the most important things parents and the church family do. We invite children who are first grade and older to join their families in the service where they can experience the mystery and love of God while building relationships with those around them.

We have worship carts with crayons, children’s Bibles, worship bulletins, fidget toys, and more to help children engage in worship.

Wednesday

Agape Kids 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Agape Kids is a time for children (1st – 6th grade) to participate in missions, faith development, and worship. They meet in CB221.

Summer

Each summer children from our church and community are invited to attend Vacation Bible School, VBS Day Camp, Discovery Camp, PassportKids (3rd – 6th grade), and Advocacy Camp (3rd – 6th grade).

Please contact Amy Stertz at 828.252.4781 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School, June 25 – 28, 2018

Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage Rising 1st - Rising 6th graders are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School in June! “VBS” is a great way for kids to learn about God in a fun, activity-filled environment here at First Baptist Church of Asheville....

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Passport Parent Meeting – July 1, 2018

We are looking forward to Passport kids at Converse College, July 11- 14. All parents are invited to a parent information meeting on July 1 at 4 p.m. in CB221. At that meeting we will complete paperwork, go over trip details, and share packing lists and other...

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Recent Events

Advocacy Camp 2018

On June 14 and 15 we hosted our first Advocacy Camp for 4th - 6th graders. In this missions-focused camp our children learned how they could help meet the needs of the hungry in our community. On Thursday, they learned about Lunch at the Crossroads, helped serve lunch...

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Agape Kids End-of-Year Celebration

Our children did a wonderful job sharing all the things they learned and experienced this year at the Agape Kids End-of-Year Celebration On May 30, 2018. Agape Kids resumes on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Contact: For more information, contact Amy Stertz at...

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Children’s Ministry Family Lunch, June 10, 2018

On June 10, the children's ministry hosted a family lunch. Seventy people came and enjoyed a nacho bar, basketball, board games, conversation, and lots of fun being together. Click here to learn more about First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry....

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