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KIDS MINISTRY

Our mission in Children's Ministries is to win kids to Christ and grow them spiritually!  We want kids to KNOW Jesus, GROW in Jesus and GO in the Name of Jesus while having great fun, of course!  From Fearless Fridays, Bible Bonanza! and Vacation Bible School to special programmings such as Confirmation Retreats, Christmas Eve Kid Services and Twin Nights, we are here for your family!  We enjoy helping kids come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior!  Come join us and be part of this awesome, Spirit-filled ministry! We, along with the best team of volunteers, look forward to serving your family.

Nursery & PreK

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Nursery

Our paid staff love to care for your precious little ones!  During all worship services, your little ones are offered a loving and caring environment with age-appropriate curriculum. It’s never too early for your children to know that Jesus loves them.

 

Preschool

Our preschool ministry strives to have the same amount of energy and excitement as our preschoolers! We believe hands-on learning is a great teaching tool!  We provide weekend and weekday opportunities such as Bible Bonanza! for parents to have the joy of being involved in all aspects of a child's learning.  We also provide opportunities for these children to worship and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

1st - 4th Grades

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Here is where elementary fun begins!  With awesome teachers on the weekends and on Wednesday evenings, you do not want to miss out! Opportunites on the weekends include both large group and small group sections.  On Saturday evenings at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, kids are invited to join us for Children's Church!  Singing, games, and Bible time are just part of the fun!  In addition, on Sundays at 9:30am and 10:50 am small groups are available by grade level.  Fun activities and deeper Bible time is available for kids to enjoy!  Don't get left out!

On Wednesday evenings kids enjoy Bible Bonanza!, a comprehensive, fun, and rewarding program of Bible study and extracurricular activities, where students learn the essentials of our living faith in Jesus Christ.  Ongoing extracurricular student activities and Bible verse memorization are important features of the program and are encouraged through frequent awards in the form of Bible Bonanza! Bucks, Bible covers, pins, ribbons, and more.  Games, mealtime, and Bible time are provided on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Come join us and be part of the fun!

5th & 6th Grade

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56 Unplugged is our program on Sunday mornings for our 5th and 6th graders at our Main Campus!  We offer Christ-centered curriculum, relevant topics and lively discussions. Kids enjoy hang time with their friends, solid biblical teaching and small groups as they go a bit deeper in the exploration of their faith!   Swim parties, movie nights and other fun activities are just a few of the opportunities for kids this age. Fifth and Sixth graders enjoy our age appropriate programming on Wed. evenings in Bible Bonanza!  Sixth graders are encouraged to step into Confirmation classes mid year. Confirmation is a time to "confirm" a faith decision in Jesus!  Activities, strong teaching, retreats, and service projects are just part of the fun and growth offered to these kids!

For more information please contact Beth Gray, Executive Director of Children’s Ministry, beth@firstwaco.com

Power Up Children's Church Schedule

POWER UP! KIDS CHURCH AT 9:30 AM at the Main Campus

POWER UP is our Children's Church worship experience for grades 1st - 4th on the Main Campus on Sunday morning at the 9:30 am worship service time.  Kids can join this full hour of high energy worship and Bible study designed to keep your body moving and your faith growing.  Children participate in the Children's Time during the main adult worship service, then head to Power Up! Small group classes are offered during this same time for PreK/Kinder and 5th/6th graders.  Nursery is also available during all worship services!

 

KIDS CHURCH AT 5:30 and 6:30 PM

Saturday Night Children's Church - Two Times, Two Campuses

Kindergarten through 6th graders are invited to join us on Saturday nights for a super fun, Christ-centered experience at 5:30 pm at our Downtown Campus or at 6:30 pm at our South Campus. Get ready for some crazy music, games, and outrageous Bible fun!  Come on, join us!  Nursery is also offered during this time for birth - PreK.

Children's Christmas Angels

All kids (Kinder - 12th Grade) are invited to join us for our Family Christmas Eve Service at 2:00 pm on Dec. 24th!  If you would like for your BOYS or GIRLS to participate as angels this year, then check out the schedule for practice times, and then, sign them up!  The BOYS will have warrior angel costuming!  Please make sure to sign up on or before Dec. 1st!  If you would like to volunteer to help us with practices and/or the performance, please sign up online as well!  We are looking forward to seeing angels coming our way, and watching Jesus work through these kids to share His Good News!  If you have any questions, contact Beth Gray, Executive Director of Children's Ministries, beth@firstwaco.com.

EVENTS

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CONFIRMATION 2020

We are so excited about Confirmation this year!  If you are currently in 6th - 8th grade and are interested in being confirmed in the Methodist Church, then you are invited to join us on Wednesday nights, beginning Jan. 8, 2020!  Please be praying about a special adult that can be your “Friend in Faith” to journey with you through confirmation!  Make sure to check the information below, get registered and complete the MinistrySafe Requirements!

BIBLE BONANZA!

Wednesday night program for kids PreK – 6th Grade! It’s like going to VBS all year long! You do not want to miss it! From games, crafts, crazy fun music, and Bible Time to fun kid meals, we have it all!

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FEARLESS FRIDAY

If you joined the over 200 kids for Fearless Friday, you know it was a super fun evening adventure for kids. We explored what it means to be a Rip, Roaring Servant for Jesus! Jesus is the world's Ultimate Guide, and he has given each one of us a mission. We explored and discovered the important and life-changing message of Jesus through upbeat music, crazy games and awesome Bible fun!  Don’t miss out on our next Fearless Friday. Coming soon - February 7, 2020 from 6:00 - 9:00pm. For kids Kinder – 6th grade. If you are an adult or teen and want to help with the event, there are opportunities for you to serve. Invite ALL of your school friends, and include everyone you know. Registration will open soon.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2020

Plan to join us this coming summer for another AWESOME experience!
JUNE 21st - 25th, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you were one of the hundreds of kids who joined us this past summer at VBS, then you KNOW it was a BLAST!  Kids discovered how Jesus can help us POWER UP!  VBS was filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences, and lots of fun, games, crafts, snacks and rockin' music!

 

ONLINE Registration is currently closed, but will open as we get closer to VBS! Walk-in Registration is open each night beginning at 5:30 pm! Come join us! 

 

 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5-6