First Kid's is the children's ministry at First Baptist Church Dublin. We believe that children are a gift from the Lord (Ps 127:3). It is one of the main duties of Christians to raise their children in the fear and instruction of the Lord (Eph 6:4). Jesus himself had a particular care for the children he interacted with as a model of Christian faith and posture towards God (Matt 19:14).
It is our goal to offer a age-appropriate, biblically-grounded ministry to every child who participates in our children's ministry in a safe learning environment. While we strive to have a top-notch children's ministry for the families of First Baptist Church Dublin, we take seriously our responsibility to entrust the truths of God's word to the next generation. We see success as witnessing our children one day become adults who are regenerate believers and active members of local Gospel-preaching churches.
We offer Nursery for newborns to three-years old during our Sunday morning and evening services, Sunday School hour as well as during our Wednesday night events. We also offer a nursing room for young mothers as well as a Sunday school program for ages two to three using the Gospel Project curriculum. These ministries can be found on the first floor of the education building.
Our children's ministry program focuses on Sunday morning ministries with special events throughout the week.
We offer Sunday School classes at 9:15 teaching through the Gospel Project. The Gospel Project aligns with our mission to teach children what it means to be a follower of Jesus through showing how all of the Bible is centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. These classrooms can be found on the second floor of our education building in the children's ministry wing.
We also offer a Kid's Worship time, in which the kids sing theologically rich songs, learn the New City Catechism, and listen to lessons from the Gospel Project. We also have fun playing games, watching skits and puppet shows. We meet in the Kid's Worship room which can be found on the second floor of our education building in the children's ministry wing.
Wednesday Evening - First Kid's Night (Starting September 5th)
This fall we are launching a new Wednesday Night program called "First Kid's Night". This program will be based upon the highly recommended, New City Catechism Curriculum. Combining fun activities, Bible Study and memorization of these questions and answers, we hope that First Kid's Night instills the truths of the Christian faith into the hearts of our children. We also hope that this new ministry format enables our ministry to come alongside parents to help them build patterns and habits of discussing Biblical truths and worshipping God as a family.
All of the materials for First Kid's Night will be provided by the church. There is no charge to participate.
All of our volunteer team is thoroughly screened with a background check for the safety of our children.
If you are interested to read more about the philosophy of our children's ministry, feel free to check out the blog of our pastor of children and families, Jared Poulton. Here he shares thoughts on children's ministry, songs that children are learning, and other pastoral interests.
If you want to read about why and how the children's ministry uses the New City Catechism, CLICK HERE.
If you want to read about how our pastor of children and families thinks about children's ministry,
9:45am-10:45am - Children's Sunday School (Pre-K through 5th)
11:00am-12:00pm - Kids Worship (Pre-K through 5th)
4:30-5:00pm - Worship Arts Ministries
5:00-6:30pm - Children’s Choir & Snack Supper
6:30-7:30pm - Family Worship in the Sanctuary
6:30-7:30pm - First Kid's Night (Ages 2 years- 5th grade)
Our program ends at 7:30, but we offer free time until 8:00 pm for the choir families.