Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries at First Pres are a blast, with fun opportunities that walk with kids on their faith journey through 5th Grade.

Children are excited to meet God in a very kid way—with age-appropriate lessons, exciting and meaningful worship, and lots of play and joy. They love to see God at work in their lives through Sunday morning worship programs—Ignite and Inspire, a mid-week experience—Spark, and a summer VBS.

Ignite | Inspire | Inspire Jr.

During worship on Sunday mornings, children love to take part in their own age-appropriate worship experience.

Nursery

0 – 2 years old

The nursery shows our youngest kids God’s love and care that starts from birth. Children age 2 are encouraged to join the leaders for 20 minutes during the service where they can take part in Inspire Jr. We sing, play, and read Bible stories with toddlers, adapting the program to your child’s developmental stage.

Inspire

Age 3 – K

Here, kids love to discover God loves them, made them, and has a plan for them. They hear an exciting story from the Bible, sing high energy songs with big motions, do fun activities, and circle up for prayer time. And of course Inspire wouldn’t be complete without snack and a little play time squeezed in!

Ignite

1st – 5th

Ignite is an upbeat worship experience where kids learn to live out their faith. At Ignite, children start the morning in a group led by volunteers. They participate in energetic music, intentional teaching, and small groups for fun activities, prayer, and discussion.

Spark

Wednesdays, 3:45-5:35.

This popular after-school program takes place on Wednesdays throughout the school year. Students in 1st-5th grades gather for worship, small group, and electives—which include everything from cooking to computer tear-apart to sewing and art to games with Victory Sports. Through these weekly gatherings, children learn about God’s big love for them.

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Vacation Bible School

VBS 2020: Super Squad, Saving the World One Act of Service at a Time!

VBS in a Box!

June 22-26 & 28, 9:30-noon.

We’re excited to let you know our plans for VBS this June!

We have been hard at work planning something fun for your kids. We’re calling it “VBS in a Box.” And it literally will be a box full of exciting, fun, engaging experiences for your child (this is not e-learning!) Think of it as a kit, full of items, gadgets, a tasty treat, activities, and supplies they need to keep them occupied while learning about how they can be a superhero by using the gifts God has given them to serve others. In addition to the VBS kit, we’ll also have YouTube videos and live Zoom experiences to keep VBS fun and engaging. And best of all, VBS delivered this way will be completely adaptable to your family’s needs.

We wish we could host VBS at First Pres, but Covid-19 concerns and restrictions make this unfeasible. So, by creating VBS in a Box and using video, we hope to create a very special experience for your child at home. We hope you’ll give VBS in a Box a try! If you’d prefer to opt out, we totally understand. If you do opt out, you can request a refund or donate your refund to the VBS mission – providing food for refugee families with our mission partner, Exodus.

Please let us know if you’re “in” for VBS or would prefer to opt out by responding to the email arriving in your email inbox on Monday, May 4. If you didn’t receive that email, please contact David Profitt. VBS registration ends Friday, May 8, 2020.

Register for K-5th Grade VBS

Register for Preschool VBS (age 4 by June 1, 2020)

Adult and teen volunteers can participate too. Contact David Profitt, Jen Chibucos or Liz Merrell to join the volunteer team.

David Profitt

Director of Children’s Ministries

David leads Children’s Ministries at First Pres. He is passionate about creating playful, fun experiences for children to meet God and discover the work He is doing in their lives.

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Jen Chibucos

Associate Director of Children’s Ministries

Jen works with David to lead and build out the robust Children’s Ministries programs. She wants all children to know that Jesus loves them everywhere, all the time.

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This ministry offers a loving education to prepare children age 2-kindergarten to succeed in school and beyond.