First Baptist Church, Richmond KY
Saturday, October 31, 2020

          Preschool Ministry          
       (Ages 3-5)

Welcome to Preschool Ministries at First Baptist Church,Richmond!
Our Preschool Ministries staff, both paid and volunteer, recognize that children are a gift from God to be nurtured and loved.  The ministries that happen on both Sundays (God’s Garden) and Wednesdays (Kingdom Sprouts) are power-packed with fun while teaching the most important lessons kids can learn about Jesus, His love and His perfect gift of salvation.  However, we believe as a ministry, we are partners to parents - who are the primary faith-trainers of their kids.  Everything parents do every day is what really teaches them who God is and how they can have a personal relationship with Him.  What we do on Sundays and Wednesdays at church, is simply to reinforce what is being taught at home which we know living in our culture seems a bit backwards.  But if we look through Scripture, it is very obvious who God intended to teach children about Him:  Parents!! (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)  As a parent this can seem overwhelming, but truly if we are investing in our relationship with Christ on a daily basis, seeking Him in all things, the fruit of our lives will naturally teach our children - it won’t be forced or complicated!  
Our deepest desire is to serve God and teach children about His amazing love, and we pray that as you and your child are here you will feel His presence and know that He is the reason we are serving!   Please let us know if you have questions, concerns or we can serve you in any way!

Check-In Information for Guests & Parents: If you are a first time guest at First Baptist, we’d like for you to have plenty of time to acclimate your children to classrooms prior to your own Bible Study or Worship experience. You are always welcome to attend worship as a family. However, if you would like for your children to attend God’s Garden, our preschool ministry experience, you may begin checking them in at 9:20 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Worship hour. If your family will attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday School/Worship hour, preschoolers can be checked in anytime after 10:30 a.m. Being here just before check-in will allow your family plenty of time to register in our system at the God’s Garden Check-In Desk, get your child settled in their classrooms, and get to a Bible Study Class or Worship service.   

God's Garden
Location: Preschool Wing          Dates: Sunday mornings

God’s Garden is the name we have given our Sunday ministries for preschoolers where we PLANT seeds of God’s love.  PLANT is an acronym for Partnering with parents, Learning God’s Word, Age-appropriate experiences, Nurturing Godly relationships and Telling the world about Jesus.  Sunday morning is a fun-filled hour and a half of activities that bring Bible stories and lessons to life.  It includes Bible skill building, Scripture memory, games, music and more!  Our preschool ministry uses
The Gospel Project curriculum that is designed for kids to get a chronological study through the entire Bible in three years, connecting every lesson to Christ, and helping children to understand the connection between the Old and New testaments.  We’ll learn how God’s plan for salvation is evident throughout the entire Bible! That’s exciting stuff!!

During the 11:00 a.m. hour, kids will be engaged in activities that reinforce the Bible story or lesson for that week and help them to apply what they have learned!  This hour is a great opportunity for parents to get involved as the hour is led and staffed by parent and church volunteers.  Planning, however, is done by our Preschool Ministry staff - parents just get to have fun and play with the kids!

CLASS:  Nursery (Bumble Bees):  Location:  401B
CLASS:  Toddlers (Caterpillars):   Location:  402A
CLASS:  2's (Buttercups):   Location:  402B
CLASS:  3's (Turtles):  Location:  402F
CLASS:  4's (Ladybugs):  Location:  407/409
CLASS:  5's / Kindergarten (Sunflowers):  Location:  411/413

Kingdom Sprouts:
Worship Arts & Missions! 

Location: Preschool Wing
Dates/Times: Wednesday evenings,
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Kingdom Sprouts is the name we have given to our Wednesday evening ministries.  We’ll continue to grow and learn through a follow-up Bible study from Sunday’s story/lesson with a few more activities that help the lesson “stick”.  Preschoolers will also move to music, learning how to keep rhythm and tempo, playing simple instruments, and learning to use music and their voices to Worship!  Preschoolers will also have a time for Mission Friends where they, too, will learn about missionaries, do mission projects and learn how they can be a missionary where they live!


Mommy & Me Music
Facilitator:  Rachel Cobb
Location:  Back of Fellowship Hall
Dates:  Wednesdays & Thursdays, starting January 28 through May 7
Time:  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Mommies, Daddies and Grandparents are invited to bring their child (birth through 2 years) to participate in these fun sessions which include music, instruments and tons of activities that entertain and challenge God's youngest little ones as they grow and develop. 
Note:  Like the First Baptist Preschool/Childrens Ministry Facebook page to get additional scheduling information.
If you have any questions about our Preschool Ministry,
please contact our Director of Preschool Ministries,