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.

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. – (Resumes August 29)
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. (Resumes August 29)
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.

Summer Events

We’ve had a great summer! Thanks to all of our children and families who have been a part of our camps. We’ll announce dates for our 2019 summer camps soon!

Upcoming Events

Agape Kids

Wednesdays beginning August 29, 2018 6:00 p.m. Agape Kids is a time for children to participate in missions, faith development, and worship. The theme of agape kids in 2018-2019 is Follow Me. Throughout the year we will focus on what it means to follow Jesus and how...

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Promotion Sunday

August 26, 2018 - 9:45 a.m. Children and youth grow in faith through captivating stories, age-appropriate activities, and loving relationships. We have Bible Study classes for all ages. Children and youth will move to their new Bible Study classes on Sunday, August...

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Recent Events

Discovery Camp – July 30-August 3

Thirty children participated in our Discovery Camp. Each day we had a different theme and spend time doing activities and learning about that theme. From science, to art, we had a wonderful week! Contact Amy Stertz at 828.252.4781 for more information. Click here to...

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Vacation Bible School, June 25 – 28, 2018

Did you know over 135 children were enrolled in our Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School this week? Our sanctuary was transformed. Our classrooms and hallways were full of energy as children created crafts, played games, sang songs, did science experiments,...

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PASSPORTkids! – July 11-14

Twenty-three children and adults attended PASSPORTkids at Converse College from July 11-14. This year's theme was ENOUGH and each day we focused on one of the following themes: God is enough, I am enough, there is enough, and enough...

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