Children’s Ministry

Lord, blessed are our children. Help us to teach them to not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but to have their delight in Your Holy Word, and on Your Word they will meditate day and night. Make them like trees planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that they do for Your kingdom, help them prosper.  Lord, the wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore, Lord, protect our children from the wicked and the schemes of the world.  For the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for You know the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish (Psalm 1).”

 

In the heart of this prayer, we praise God for the gift of children and prioritize their care and discipleship. Our goal is for children at First Baptist Church of Litchfield to surpass us in zeal to joyfully advance the kingdom of God by making much of Jesus in the church, community, and home.  We champion with parents to nurture the faith of the next generation by providing an atmosphere where Christ is made much of in Word, Worship, Prayer, and Service.

 

NURSERY

In the nursery, caregivers lead the children ages birth–3 years in age-appropriate activities, including play time, God-centered stories, songs, and memory verses. Each session in the nursery includes prayer for each child by name, and a simple snack is provided for children over 12 months.

 

Nursery care is available during …

 

Sunday School from 9am-10am

Sunday Worship from 10am-12pm

 

Parents register children for nursery care and check in at the nursery room upon arrival.

 

ELEMENTARY

In our programs for children in the elementary grades, we seek to point the next generation to find their joy in Jesus, to be students of God’s word, and to connect in the local church.

 

Sunday Morning (9am-10am)

For Sunday School, in grades K-6, we use a curriculum (Children Desiring God) that teaches the greatness of God in robust age-appropriate lessons that capture the hearts of children with big truths.

 

Kindergarten:

  • Jesus, What a Savior!

A Study for Children on Redemption

 

1-2 Grade

  • Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

  • The ABCs of God

A Study for Children on the Greatness and Worth of God

 

3-4 Grade

  • In the Beginning…Jesus 

A Chronological Study for Children of Redemptive History

  • To Be Like Jesus

A Study for Children on Following Jesus

 

5-6 Grade             

  • How Majestic Is Your Name

A Study for Children on the Names and Character of God

  • My Purpose Will Stand

A Study for Children on the Providence of God

 

Worship Service (10:00am-12:00pm)

 

Sunday School classes are held during the school year. A teacher will guide their class in a variety of activities, encouraging them in the knowledge of Christ and his word. When the school year ends, we give all our teachers a break and come together as a church family to do inter-generational bible study during the Sunday School hour.

 

During worship we believe the best means of discipleship for our children is to worship with their family as one.  We trust the Holy Spirit to move and work in them at an age-appropriate level just as we would anyone else.  Therefore, we provide nursery care for ages 0-3 during Sunday service.  We provide children’s packets for those 4 and over with pictures and crayons to help them as they learn to worship in big church.

 

Sunday Night (5:00pm-6:30pm)

 

We gather the children on Sunday night to teach them to hide the word of God in their heart through music.  We use Seeds Family Worship, a ministry that puts word for word scripture to contemporary music.  The atmosphere is fun and energetic.  We provide a devotional, a snack, and a time for fellowship through games and activities.