412 N Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472

Children’s Ministry

At First Baptist Church, we believe that children are an important part of the Body of Christ. We want our children to feel loved, valued, and heard at every stage of their faith journey. Matthew 19:14 Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”

Our work as the church, is to teach Christ’s love and provide a foundation of faith for our children. We encourage and challenge children to seek and ask questions and to follow Jesus as best they can.

Of course, a child’s faith development is not something that happens only at church, but also at home. As such, we seek to partner with families as their children learn and grow in their faith.

We’d love to get to know your family and minister to you and alongside you. Come check us out on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday night!

Children have the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate Sunday School  at 9:45 a.m. followed by our 11:00 a.m. worship service. A Nursery is provided for infants – three year olds during both Sunday School and Worship.

After Sunday School, children are encouraged to join their parents during the worship service!  We love to see our children a part of worship. We offer a Children’s Sermon during the service to engage the children in worship and offer them a short object lesson which coincides with the sermon.  Children’s Church is available afterwards for children ages five and under.

4:30 p.m. Children’s Hand Chimes
5:00 p.m. Children’s Choir
5:45 p.m. Family Meal in the Fellowship All (All Ages)
6:30 p.m. Godly Play for children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade

The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.

Seasonal Activities

Trunk or Treat
Every October, we have a Trunk or Treat in our church parking lot! Church members decorate their vehicles and hand out candy.

Easter Egg Hunt
To celebrate Easter, we have a community Easter Egg Hunt with games, snacks and an Easter Egg hunt!

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School takes place every year, typically in the June for children ages 3 – 10. We love to provide interactive ways for children to experience Christ’s love.