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.
Children’s Ministries at First Pres are a blast, with fun opportunities that walk with kids on their faith journey through 5th Grade.
Ignite | Inspire | Inspire Jr.
During worship on Sunday mornings, children love to take part in their own age-appropriate worship experience.
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.
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!
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.
Registration takes place at the beginning of the school year.
Vacation Bible School
VBS 2019: Ordinary to Extraordinary
June 17-21 & 23, 9:30-noon.
God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things! He used ordinary people to write the most extraordinary book…The Bible. Come hear their stories, and find out God’s extraordinary plan for you!
Online registration is now open for children ages 4 (by June 1) through 6th graders. Cost is $40 per child; scholarships are available.
Calling all volunteers, come join us for a week of ministry to the children!
If you are interested in helping out or if your child needs a scholarship, please contact Liz Merrell at lizmmerrell at gmail dot com.
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.
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.