Training up children in the faith
@ Forest Baptist Church
The early years of life are critical for spiritual development, and our goal is to assist you in the task of training up your children in the faith. At FBC children will experience engaging, age-appropriate lessons each week that teach them about the Bible and what it means to follow Jesus. We desire for each child to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and pursue a lifelong relationship with Him.
We have two Sunday School hours available, from 8:30 to 9:30 and from 9:30 to 11:00, Classes are available to children of all ages from K-5 and our current curriculum is from The Gospel Project, a project of Lifeway Christian Resources which seeks to present the Bible chronologically in an engaging way with the Gospel at the center.
Available to children who have not yet entered kindergarten, during both the 8:30 and 11:00 services, as well as during Sunday School hour.
Children’s Church is a fun time of biblical instruction, worship, and games. It is open to children from kindergarten to 3rd grade, and is provided during the 11am service only.
The primary children’s program that we do at FBC is Word of Life, a worldwide ministry which partners with local churches by providing them with resources, curriculum, and training. Their children’s material emphasizes Scripture memory, Christian service projects, personal quiet times, and reading faith-based books.
We want to provide the safest, family-friendly environment possible. That’s why all volunteers that serve in our Preschool, Children and Youth ministries are screened and trained. They have all completed a criminal and Child Protective Services background check. In addition, volunteers must pass a Child Protection Training session. If you have questions about our volunteer screening procedure, please contact our Associate Pastor, Will Soto.
Vacation Bible School
Every year at FBC we conduct a Vacation Bible School, an outreach event which is open to children of both members and non-members.
Annual Fascar Rally
This Word of Life sponsored event takes place every Spring, with both children and adults able to race Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars on a HUGE wooden track
Each Spring around Easter we have a large breakfast and provide an Easter egg hunt, raffles, and an Easter presentation for the community.
Wacky Water Wednesday
This fun end-of-year event for our Word of Life club takes place every June. We get on our swimsuits and have fun on water slides, slip-n-slides, and participate in a variety of wet activities!
Our annual Fall Festival takes place every October. Our volunteer church members hand out candy from their cars, we have bounce houses and a photo booth, and there are refreshments, games, and a movie. This event is fun for all ages!
Every year, in lieu of an 11am service before Christmas, many of our kids participate in a Christmas-themed, Gospel-centered, children’s play.