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. 
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.

Summer Events

Upcoming Events

Christmas Eve Worship

Worship with Us this Christmas Eve and Celebrate Emmanuel - God with Us! Family Christmas Eve Service Monday, December 24 - 10:30 a.m. - Sanctuary All are welcome to join us for this family-friendly worship service. Children and families will usher in the wonder of...

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Folk Advent Service: Comfort and Joy

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary This year's Folk Advent Service once again celebrates the season with a look back to simpler days and times. Join the set of a live radio variety show featuring folk musicians, Alathea, readers' theatre,...

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Advent Lovefeast

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Room The Advent Lovefeast is a beloved tradition that is an integral part of our Advent celebrations. Join us for this warm and inviting service of candles, carols, and community. As we gather around the tables and...

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Recent Events

Children’s Sabbath, Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our church celebrated Children's Sabbath on October 21, 2018. Children from our church and from the Asheville Youth Choirs led in worship through prayer, music, reading scripture, artwork, and sharing stories. We are grateful for the beautiful ways our children helped...

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Habitat Work Day, October 13, 2018

Our children joined in our churchwide Habitat Work Day on October 13, 2018. Our children's team learned about the work of Habitat, helped make lunches for Habitat volunteers, and delivered lunches to a Habitat neighborhood where we were able to tour a newly...

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