Imagine learning about Bible stories and the reality of God’s amazing love and grace while cooking, dancing, playing games, and doing science projects! We make Sunday school exciting by allowing children to explore Biblical truths by using all of their senses and a variety of activities. First Baptist offers classes each Sunday from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. for Preschool/Kindergarten students, Elementary-age students, and Middle and High Schoolers during the school year.
(Pre-school) Children three, four and five years old have time to expand their knowledge, independence, and creativity in an atmosphere of support, respect, and encouragement while emphasizing friendship, kindness, love, sharing, helping and taking turns. We weave simple understandings of God, prayer, and the life of Jesus into relationships with other people and the world around us— often with carefully selected picture books and a hands-on activity.
Sunday School (Grades 1-5) participants immerse themselves in two-month long units that focus on different Bible stories. We begin every Sunday with song and an opening lesson about our current story.
Following the opening, students travel to a different “Station” each week to explore their Bible story in a fresh and creative way. They may bake in the church kitchen, study a particular artist in the art room, engage in a missions project to help others, or play games that review the details of the story. Each Station creatively reinforces the Biblical message and offers an opportunity to try new things and develop new skills.
Vacation Bible School
Every summer – usually the third week of June – we invite all elementary aged children (going into grades 1 through 5 in the fall) to join us for a week-long adventure. Summer 2012 we “traveled” to Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown. Our summer 2013 journey led us to Babylon to learn of Daniel’s courage in captivity.
For five days, the children experience a part of history as they hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Bible times! They explore the Marketplace shops with costumed vendors, they visit and talk to real characters from the day’s story, they participate in the Palace games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample foods from far away. Each day the children learn lessons about God’s love, God’s faithfulness, and how to trust in God.
Check out this video with clips from this year’s VBS ! (Thank you Ben Harrold for all your hard work on this video.)
Video Clip (click on link): VBS 2013 Babylon