What Do You Offer for Children?
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 given the opportunity to participate in a biblical object lesson known as the "Brown Bag Special" on the steps of the sanctuary stage.
On Sunday nights at 6:00 PM, children ages 3-12 meet for a time of spiritual discipleship called "KidsForChrist" 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 1 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, Sports Camp-Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunts, Father/Son Campouts, and Mother/Daughter Nights. For more information on these activities, please contact children's minister, Alex Van Herpen, through the church office.