First Baptist Church of Memphis’ ministry to children demonstrates God’s love through our relationships with children. We are a church that values children for who they are and what they teach us about the kingdom of God. We seek to nurture children’s growth as followers of Christ through education and spiritual formation in our regular weekly programs and special events.
Baby and Toddler Sunday School – 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Children are never too young to begin learning about God’s love. Bed babies – 2 year olds are welcomed into age-appropriate classrooms to hear Bible stories, sing songs, and play.
Preschool Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Children ages 2-5 begin to learn and engage biblical stories and themes through story time, music, art and play. Our preschool teachers use Dwell Play curriculum. “Based on 36 stories from Genesis through Acts, Play leads [preschoolers] on a joyful discovery of God's love.” You can find more information about Dwell by clicking on this link.
Children Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Children in K-5 begin their Sunday mornings with Bible games. These games help teach children the books of the Bible, which testament the books are found in, and where to find key passages. From here we move to Temple. During this special time Rev. Mary Kaylor leads the children in opening worship with songs, prayer, and offering. Following Temple children are split into smaller classes (K-2 and 3-5) and proceed to their classrooms. Here they study Dwell Imagine and Marvel curriculums.
“Dwell actively engages kids in God’s story using interactive games, reflective wondering, dramatic storytelling, and a whole lot of fun. Colorful story symbols create visual timelines; songs with kid appeal help memory verses stick; and wonderfully illustrated take-home pieces provide support to families. Through it all, DWELL invites kids to find their place in God’s story, living into and out of it for the rest of their lives.” You can find more information about Dwell by clicking on this link.
Extended Care – 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Nursery care for bed babies – 2 year olds is available during Morning Worship. Children will hear Bible stories and play.
Preschoolers (3-4 year olds) join the larger congregation at the beginning of Morning Worship. After the children’s sermon preschoolers are escorted to their extended care classrooms for Bible lessons and play. Once a month Rev. Mary Kaylor joins the preschoolers for a time of worship geared specifically for them. Parents pick-up children from Extended Care at the end of Morning Worship.
Children in Pre-K (ages 3-5)
The Form curriculum to "help begin the journey with CBF’s missions education resources, which take seriously Jesus’command to love God and love neighbor."
Missions & Pastor’s Pals – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Elementary school children spend 30 minutes in their designated missions classes and 30 minutes with Rev. Mary Kaylor in Pastor’s Pals.
Junior Missions (K-2)
Senior Missions (3-5)
Led by Rev. Mary Kaylor, Pastor’s Pals is a time of faith exploration, relationship building, and more. There is no set curriculum for Pastor’s Pals to Pastor Mary the space to minster with our children around what is happening in their lives and the world.