We’d love to walk with your children as they discover God! Children are a special part of the life and ministry of First Baptist Jasper because they add a sense of excitement and curiosity to our worship and to our understanding of God. If you have children, we’d love to walk with them as they discover God.
Through our Children’s Ministry, we offer a variety of programs and activities for children, from birth to sixth grade. These programs give children the opportunity to hear the stories of our faith as they learn about God’s love. They also have opportunities to learn age-appropriate lessons about what God is doing in the world around them and how God invites us to be active participants in this work by sharing God’s love as we meet the needs in our local and global community.
Please review the programs and activities we offer for children at First Baptist Jasper. We hope that your child will come join us during this exciting time in the life of our church and Children’s Ministry.
All Sunday Morning activities, apart from worship, are held in the Welcome Center. During the worship service, children are welcome to participate in the following activities:
|• Sunday School (9:45 AM to 10:45 AM) |
| ||Worship is held in the sanctuary every Sunday morning, beginning at 11:00 AM|
|• Children's Sermon|
| ||The Children’s Sermon is a regular part of worship, given right after the morning offering. All children, age three through the second grade, are invited to come down to the front steps of the sanctuary and join the Associate Minister to Families for the Children’s Sermon.|
|• Toddler Time|
| ||Toddler Time is an extension of Sunday Morning Bible Study and is open to children, two and three years of age. During toddler time, children have an opportunity to develop social skills as they learn to share and play together in groups. If you’d like for your child to participate, we invite you to drop by room 108 (next to the nursery) before worship. |
|• Children's Church|
| ||Children’s Church is for children, ages four through second grade, and takes place directly after the Children’s Sermon. Each week different leaders will walk your child through a brief Bible lesson and activity. Your child will also have a small snack during Children’s Church, so please let us know if your child has a food allergy. After worship, you can meet your child in the Welcome Center, room 103.|
| ||The nursery is located in room 110, downstairs in the Welcome Center, and is available for infants and one-year-olds during Sunday morning and Wednesday evening activities. Pagers are also available for your peace-of-mind and are assigned to parents so the nursery workers can page you if an urgent situation occurs.|
All Wednesday evening activities are held in the Welcome Center, with the exception of choir for children fourth through the sixth grade.
All choirs meet and rehearse weekly from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. Each choir performs several musical selections throughout the year. All mission groups meet from 6:45 to 7:30 PM Children’s Wednesday night activities are scheduled to mirror the Pickens County School schedule and do not meet in the summer.
|• Preschool Choir|
| ||This choir is for children, ages three to five, and is held in room 106. Wednesday 6:00 to 6:45 PM|
|• Children's Choir|
| ||The children’s choir is for children grades 1-3 and is held in room 101. Wednesday 6:00 to 6:45 PM|
|• 4-6 Grade Choir|
| ||This choir meets each week in the music suite behind the sanctuary. Wednesday 6:00 to 6:45 PM|
|• Missions Friends|
| ||Mission Friends is for three to five-year-olds and meets in room 107. This program allows preschoolers to learn about global missions as they become aware of God’s love for all people through hands-on activities and mission stories. Wednesday 6:45-7:30 PM|
|• Girls In Action (GA's)|
| ||GA’s is a missions education program for girls in grades 1-6, which includes learning about global missions as well as participating in special mission projects throughout the year. Girls in grades 1-3 meet in room 102, and girls in grades 4-6 meet in the old church building in room E103. Wednesday 6:45-7:30 PM|
|• Royal Ambassadors (RA's)|
| ||RA’s is a missions education program for boys in grades 1-6, which allows boys to develop their character as they grow into “Ambassadors for Christ.” RA’s meets in room E101. Wednesday 6:45-7:30 PM|
| ||Youth, in grades 7-12, meet from 6:45-7:30 PM in room E102. Our mid-week meeting is a time for us to reflect on the highs and lows of the week and to participate in team-building activities.|
WELCOME CENTER LOCATION
The Welcome Center is located on the lower level of the church. Access by car is from the rear parking lot at the portico. Access from the sanctuary can be gained from the elevator lobby in the front of the sanctuary.
- From the front of the sanctuary, exit through the double doors on the organ side into the elevator lobby.
- Take the elevator or the stairs to your right down to the lower level of the church.
- From the lower-level elevator lobby, go through the double doors on the right-hand side of the building into the Welcome Center.