Children

ministry

The First Baptist Church of Redlands seeks to prepare our children for a life-long journey of following Jesus. Caring for children and youth is a top priority. We want the children under our care to personally experience God’s love for them and to know that God wants their best in all aspects of their lives.

Our childcare volunteers are:

Screened

Those working with children and youth are required to complete a thorough screening process that includes multiple reference checks and approval by our Christian Education Commission.

Trained

In conjunction with the Christian Education Commission, the church implements ongoing training for those serving with our children and youth. In addition, all primary volunteers leading our programs are CPR and First Aid certified through the American Red Cross.

Supervised

Every children’s program has a minimum of two screened volunteers at all times. In addition, the church staff members are on the grounds visiting the various classes during program hours.



We offer classes for all ages:

Nursery

Up to 24 months
meets in the Nursery Room
Sundays: 8:45–11:15 a.m.
Thursdays: 6:30-7:45 p.m.


Toddlers

Ages 2-3
meets in the Toddler Room
Sundays: 8:45–11:15 a.m.
Thursdays: 6:30-7:45 p.m.


Toddlers hear stories from the Bible told simply for their young minds, then participate in an activity to reinforce the idea.

God's Kids

Age 4 to second grade
Sundays
9–11:15 a.m.
meets in the Children's Chapel
Kids will memorize verses and explore stories from the Bible, then watch an animated DVD series to reinforce the story. Music and games to follow.

Thursdays
6:30-7:45 p.m.
meets in the Activities Center
Starting with 15 minutes of fun music with Jonathan Peske, God’s Kids will then enjoy a VeggieTales-inspired DVD series of “What’s in the Bible?” with activities and games to follow.

Junior Disciples

Third to fifth grades
meets in the JD Room
Sundays
9-10 a.m.
Using Gospel Light materials, students will spend in-depth time with Bible stories, with creative activities, skits and memory verses to reinforce the lesson.

Thursdays
6:45-7:45 p.m.
Junior Disciples will be studying how to practice loyalty, trust and gratitude with Caitlin Carson throughout the fall. Learning mediums will include role play, science projects and activities.