The Children's Ministry at FBC Walnut Ridge exists to help children and their parents know the Lord Jesus Christ and fulfill His mission in their lives by worshipping God, loving people, and serving both.

Age specific and school grade organized classes for babies to 12 year olds on Sunday mornings at 9:30 provide children with an opportunity to connect with one another and begin to foster a love for God and other people. After classes, babies and toddlers remain in the nursery for continued care, preschool age children meet for continued teaching in Extended Session, and children in K-6 grades participate with their families in the worship service at 10:45 AM. Each week in the worship service, children are invited to sit on the steps of the stage for a children's sermon built upon a Bible verse that is illustrated with an object lesson.

On Sunday nights at 6:00 PM, children ages 3-12 meet in the Multipurpose rooms 3 and 4 for "Running the Race" while adults meet in the sanctuary for the evening worship service. A nursery is available for babies and toddlers on Sunday night as well.

Awana meets each Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM during the school year for children ages 2 years thru 6th grade. The term "Awana" is an acronym that stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," which is taken from the Bible in 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV): " Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed; accurately handling the word of truth." The goal of this ministry is that all children throughout the world would come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Through games, large group, Scripture memorization, and a meal, the Awana ministry is helping children and their families grow spiritually.

In addition to the aforementioned weekly activities, other exciting events occur throughout the year like CentriKid Camp, Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Father/Son Campout, Mother/Daughter Night, and Back-2-School Block Party. For more information on upcoming children's ministry activities, visit our Children's Ministry Facebook page.  Our minister of children, Bryson Long, would love to hear from you and share more about what God is doing with our children's ministry.