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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 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 United Methodist Waco 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 over the next year.

Nursery & PreK

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Nursery
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.

Preschool
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

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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! 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

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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!

EVENTS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019

Join us this summer for Power Up VBS 2019. Kids will learn how to rev up and raise their game!  It’s a hands-on, crazy fun week that will allow kids to fully understand that they can “power up” with Jesus!  Kids will learn that God’s power gives them everything they need to “win” at life!  Kids entering kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome to attend and everyone will enjoy delicious snacks, creative crafts, galactic games, whacky skits, rockin’ music and awesome Bible fun!  Come join this arcade adventure – it’s completely free. VBS will be held June 23-27 from 6-8:30 p.m.  at the Cobbs Campus.  Don’t miss this awesome action adventure!

MinistrySafe

If you would like to volunteer in our children, youth, or mission ministries, we require that you submit an application through our MinistrySafe Process.

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!