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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 programming 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!


The vision of First Methodist Waco's Children’s Ministry is to partner with parents and family members to raise up Christ-like disciples by reaching, teaching and preparing children to know Christ and to make Him known. This is the motivation behind everything that we do in our Children’s Ministry. We want you to know that God is using YOUR family to grow HIS family. We know that parents and grandparents are the primary spiritual mentors in a child’s life. It is our intention to help give you the tools to lead your children in your home. We strive to use curriculum, activities, and events that naturally open the doors of conversation in your home. We, along with the best team of volunteers, look forward to serving your family.

Nursery & PreK


We provide quality and consistent paid staff, as well as volunteers to love and care for our babies. During all worship services, babies are offered an age-appropriate curriculum. It’s never too early for them to hear how much God loves them.

Our preschool ministry strives to have the same amount of energy and excitement as our preschoolers! We believe in hands-on learning in whatever we are teaching these precious children. We provide weekly tools for parents to take home that correlate with what their child is being taught so the learning can continue all week. We also provide opportunities for these children to worship and serve.

1st - 4th Grades


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

5th & 6th Grade


This is our program on Sunday mornings for our 5th and 6th graders! We offer relevant topics and discussion for kids. 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 time to "confirm" a faith decision in Jesus! Activities, strong teaching, retreats, and service projects are part of the fun and grow offered to these kids!



Come join us for carnival games, face painting, popcorn, sodas, family fun entertainment, inflatables, obstacle courses and more! All games, food, shows, and rides are FREE. Bring your family and enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon of fun at First Methodist Waco Downtown Campus, 1300 Austin Avenue, from 3 – 5 pm. Bring your friends and family and have an awesome time. Door Prizes too (including bikes!).

Who:  YOU!
What:  FREE Fall Fest Fun!
Where: First Methodist Waco Downtown Campus, 1300 Austin Avenue
When: Sunday, October 27, Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm

If you would like to SERVE at the event, please register HERE. This is truly a church-wide opportunity to share the love of Christ. Gather up your Sunday Morning Groups, small groups, youth, friends, individuals and family to be a part of this fun community opportunity. Check out Gospel Face Painting. It’s awesome! No drawing or painting, just use the provided ink stamp and fill in with face crayons! We will be sharing the love of Christ through colors. Checkout other opportunities to serve at the Fall Fest when you “click” to register!




Wednesday night program for kids PreK – 6th Grade on the Cobbs Campus! 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!