At First Baptist Church, kids come first!  Children have many opportunities
to learn, serve and grow in their faith.

Sunday Mornings Mean High-Energy Fun in Elevate

Sundays are the premiere teaching time for children Pre-K up to 4th grade ... and they'll love this year's emphasis! During both the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services, children are invited to experience "Elevate" - an interactive, multimedia-driven teaching time that drives home a single biblical point in a way that's delightfully fun and understandable.  Each teaching theme of Elevate is 8 weeks long, but every lesson is independent, so children who miss a Sunday don't feel left out. Children are dismissed directly from each worship service to attend Elevate.

Between services during the Discipleship Hour, children enjoy a snack, then talented volunteers come in to lead a children's music program.  In addition to understanding basic musical concepts and learning about different instruments, the children learn songs and occasionally sing in the worship services. 

 Download our children's brochures and resources here:

Sunday Children's guide
Nursery Brochure
Registration Form

Primetime Wednesday Offers Kids Music, Art, Games and More!

Children’s Choir has moved to Primetime line up on Wednesday evenings. 

Children’s Choir (6:30-7:15 pm) will include lots of fun music and games. We will continue to learn more about instruments and music theory. We will continue to sing a few Sundays a year in the traditional and contemporary services and special holiday services. 

A new program called Creative Community (7:15-8:00 pm) will also take place on Wednesday evenings for children pre K through grade 4.  Creative Community will consist of three stations: Art, literature and game playing. Awesome Art projects will allow kids to use various types of media and materials each week. Kids will have time to create projects using Green materials. The Cozy Corner will be set up with comfy chairs and pillows and lots of children’s Christian books to read. Game Play will allow time for kids to have safe recreational fun play indoors through grade 4. 

Niursery care for infants and toddlers is always provided on Wednesday evenings while Primetime meets.  Take advantage of the family dinner offered beginning at 5:30 each Wednesday ... save yourself having to cook!  Healthy and delicious dinners are offered for just $5 per person or $15 per family.

Church Nursery

The church nursery is open for all Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services – a nurturing place for children too young to participate in older children’s activities.  Staffed with paid, professional caregivers, the nursery is a safe and loving environment where little ones will thrive and learn by example that God loves them.

Special Children's Events

Several times throughout the year, the children’s ministry sponsors themed events, trips or special events.  It may be a family movie night, “boys only” or “girls only” activities (think Pirate Night or Princess Party), or an outing to local Cleveland attractions like Patterson Farms or the zoo.  These are times when the whole family is welcome to participate.

Watch a video of the children's choir singing "Go Tell It On the Mountain" at one of our Christmas services.