He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so they should set their hope in God…” Psalm 78:5-7a
By God's grace our Children’s Ministry seeks to faithfully teach the Lord’s glorious deeds to the next generation, so that they will hope in God and remain steadfast in their faithfulness to Him.
Our Children's Ministry has 4 branches: Nursery, Pre-school, Children and Kinder Konnection.
Nursery (also known as “Extended Session”) occurs during our 10:30am worship service, for ages 3 months to 3 years old.
Because we desire to see children grow to enjoy corporate worship with their parents, Nursery rooms for 2 and 3 year old children do not open until after dismissal from the corporate worship setting (usually around 10:15 am). Time for dismissal is printed in the worship guide and posted on the screen during worship.
Our goal is to work to equip parents to be the primary spiritual provider for their family, and to show children that there is one true God who loves them so much.
Sunday's at 9:15am your child will learn about the glorious deed's God and the Bible through Bible stories, conversations, art time, music and play. We hope you will read and engage with your preschooler using the items he or she brings home on Sunday.
In order to maintain a safe environment to grow and learn our Preschoolers are moved to a new classroom.
Under Age 3 (grouped by age and development)
Age 3 to Kindergarten (grouped by school year)
For grades 1 – 5 we provide a wonderful Christian environment for children, that is safe, fun, and exciting. We utilize Lifeway’s Bible Studies for Life curriculum that integrates a variety of activities including skits, games, bible skills, verse memorization, story-telling, role-playing and more.
Proverbs instructs us to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ – a calling we endeavor to fulfill as we provide the foundations of faith and an introduction to God’s Word.
Sunday School classes are divided by grade with 2 – 3 leaders per classroom to help guide your children in studying God’s word.
We have a point system in Sunday School to encourage your child to develop discipline in the areas of church attendance, tithing, scripture memorization, reading the Bible and inviting others to church to hear the Good News.
Each week your child receives points for:
Bringing their Bible
Bringing offering money
Memorizing the assigned Bible verse
Bringing a friend
The last Sunday of every month children may use their “points” in the Sunday School store for various prizes or candy. Any amount of points may be carried over to the next month.
Kinder Konnection is dedicated to providing quality childcare in a Christian setting that will provide children the opportunity to discover, grow and master new skills through play and directed learning (click here for more info)
Additional Opportunities for Children:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What measures are in place to protect children from abuse?
All adult volunteers who work with children at First Baptist Enid must be members, pass a criminal background check, be interviewed, undergo sexual abuse awareness training provided by MinistrySafe, and abide by the policies and procedures outlined in our Parent Handbook. Children ages 10-17 are allowed to volunteer with the supervision of approved adults (details provided in the Parent Handbook).
How do we pick-Up and drop-off?
Our Preschool (Birth – Pre-K) uses a numbered sticker system for security. As the adult checks the child in at their classroom, they will receive a numbered 3-part sticker. The top part of the sticker is the “claim tag” for the child. It should be presented on picking up your preschooler. The middle section is for communication and is placed on your child’s back. It has a place for special instructions and a place for your phone number so that we may reach you in case of emergency. The bottom section is an additional label that can be used to label a bag, cup or coat that your child may have with them. Parents please understand that while this may be an inconvenience at times, it is for the safety of all of our children to cooperate with this procedure. Note: For your child’s safety we are unable to dispense any medications for your child other than an inhaler.
My child has a food allergy. Will that be a problem?
We often provide a snacks, such as: goldfish, pretzels, etc. are served. If your child has a food allergy we recommend notifying the teachers at check-in and bringing your child’s own snack.
If at anytime you have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What policies are in place regarding illness?
First Baptist Enid has a “Well-Child” policy that we enforce for our ministries. We make it a point to inform all participating parents and volunteers of this policy. The policy is as follows:
- If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms and it is impossible to keep him home, please keep him with you at church. The classroom leaders of each age department are authorized to turn away ill children for the sake of other children and caregivers present.
- A child may not be admitted into the classroom if they have exhibited any of the following symptoms within the last 24 hours, with or without medication: fever, runny nose (unless associated with allergies), cold symptoms, croup or severe coughing, sore throat, any unexplained rash, diarrhea, vomiting, eye infection, head lice, symptoms of any childhood disease (chicken pox, measles, hand-foot-and-mouth, etc.), a cough plus any other symptom.
- If any of these symptoms arise while your child is in our care, you will be notified immediately and asked to keep your child with you for the remainder of the time.
- If a child in your family has a contagious illness, please consider keeping his/her siblings out for that week.
- Medication cannot be administered to children while they are under our care.
- A child is welcome into the classroom with an open wound if it is covered immediately with a bandage to prevent any blood-borne diseases.
- If your child comes down with a contagious illness and was in the classroom just before or at the onset of the illness, please contact the Team Leader(s), and let him/her know. In this case, they can then inform other parents whose children may have been exposed.
This “Well-child” policy exists for the protection of the children entrusted to our care. We regret that this policy sometimes means not admitting children that have been brought to our public gatherings.
What care is provided for special needs children?
We want to help any child who faces unique challenges related to physical, mental, behavioral, medical or emotional needs and enable them to hear the gospel and participate in the mission of First Baptist Enid. If your child faces such challenges, please contact us and we would be happy to make accommodations according to their needs.
I would like to volunteer to work in the children's ministry. How do I begin?
Adult volunteers must be members of First Baptist Enid. Submit a Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application to begin the process.