Sunday School & Discipleship Training
Sunday School and Discipleship Training provide learning and sharing opportunities for children in small groups. Skilled teachers demonstrate God’s love both through example and through Bible-based stories and games. A class is available for each age group on Sunday mornings for Sunday School and on Sunday evenings for Discipleship Training.
AWANA Clubs at JFBC are for children from age 2 to 12th grade. The focus of AWANA clubs, which meet on Wednesday Nights from 6:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m, is to help children learn the gospel and memorize God’s Word. This exciting ministry helps to teach children to become disciples of Christ.
Mission Friends (ages 3-6) and Children In Action (grades 2-6) are programs designed to teach children about Southern Baptist cooperative missions. Learning activities focus upon missionaries around the world who share Jesus’ love and help needy people. Serving activities provide opportunities for children here to do the same. These groups meet on Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Children’s and Preschool Choirs
Our preschool and children’s choirs provide opportunity for children to worship and praise the Lord publicly. For more information about these programs, please see the music page.
Children’s church meets during Sunday morning worship services. Children (age 3-2nd grade) get to worship and learn on an age-appropriate level, thus allowing their parents to do the same without interruption.
Nursery care and early childhood teaching are provided for babies through age two. Though church members volunteer on a rotating basis, our nursery director is always there to provide a stable environment and a familiar face. The nursery is located in the southeast corner of the Family Life Center building.
Pickup and drop off are provided for children on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and Wednesday nights. Please see our Ministry Page for more information regarding this ministry.
The Children’s Council coordinates three major annual events: an Easter egg hunt, a fall festival, and a birthday party for Jesus. The Children’s Council also provides a means for bringing child-related concerns, issues, and ideas to the church’s attention.
At Vacation Bible School (VBS), children learn about the love of Jesus through Bible lessons and activities, crafts, and snacks. Typically, VBS is held for a week in June from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.