- Welcome & Staff
- Children's Programming
Children’s Ministry Director, Connie Lawyer
After serving on staff for 11 years at Kirby Woods Baptist and 8 years at Crosspointe Baptist, God allowed me to join the staff here at Faith Baptist in March 2014. Eldon and I have been married since 1973 and have a son Jeremy (Brandi) and a daughter Jessica (Jon). We have 5 beautiful grandchildren—Cooper, Colton, Caden, Chase and Avery.
The Children’s Ministry at Faith is exciting, growing, loud, fun, challenging and lots of other things...your kidz just need to come experience it for themselves! We have the best volunteers that can be found anywhere! They love to share Jesus with our Faith kidz and challenge them in their daily walk as they are at home, school or with their friends.
Here at Faith we love kidz! God tells us in Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.” We believe children are a blessing and our Children’s Ministry is committed to:
Share the gospel with each child so that he/she may come to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
- Learn to live daily for Him.
- Be equipped to share his faith with others.
- Be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
Our Children’s Ministry partners with parents to apply Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.)
We love serving kidz and their families here at Faith Baptist! Stop by and visit us, join in the excitement known as Faith Kidz - you just might want to stay!Connie Lawyer
Children's Ministry Director
Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant, Diane Halford: I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother and I am so glad God made me a "worker bee"! I like to spend time with my family, cooking, catering, swimming, leading aerobics classes and ladies' Bible study classes, teaching 2 year olds, and antiquing. I have worked in the Children's Ministry here at Faith a long time…and I love it!
Calendar of Events
Sundays For Kids:
Connection: For Kids in Kindergarten-5th Grade. The curriculum is Bible based, activity oriented and age appropriate for a child's developmental and spiritual needs. 8:00, 9:15, and 10:45
Kids Worship: For kids in Kindergarten-2nd Grade. A worship experience designed to meet the developmental needs of the child. The emphasis is hands-on worship and discipleship; and to prepare the child to participate in "Big Church." 9:15am
Children's Choir: Graded choirs for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Children incorporate drama, creative movement, and sign language with singing to worship the One who game the voice to sing! Following choir our children enjoy a light snack to energize them for the rest of the evening. 4:45-5:45pm; 5:45-6:00pm
KidZone: For kids K - 2 and our older KidZone for grades 3rd - 5th. Kids will learn to follow Jesus! We have action- packed evenings of praise and worship, exciting Bible study, creative application, of Biblical truths and games with a purpose. 6:00-7:15pm
*During the School year
Wednesdays For Kids:
Bible Drill: For boys and girls in Grades 4-6. Bible Drill meets October thru April. Bible memory and Bible usage skills help prepare children for competition at the church, local and state level. 4:45-5:45
RA's (Royal Ambassadors)*: For boys in Grades 1-5. Missions' education coupled with practical application best describes RA's. Our boys are given many opportunities to Go.Tell. 6:00-7:15pm
GA's (Girls in Action)*: For girls in Grades 1-5. Missions' education with many missions and ministry opportunities. Our girls learn first-hand to give of their time, money and energy. 6:00-7:15pm
KinderMission*:A hands on Missions education program just for kids in Kindergarten. 6:00-7:15pm
I'm a Christian Now!:For kids in Grades 2-5. These are small group classes to prepare new Christians for their walk with Jesus! They meet in four weeks sessions.6:00-7:00pm
Faith's Kidz Camp! Grades 1-5 takes place during the month of June at The Grove at Red Oak Lake. Completed Grades 1-5 stay 1 to 3 nights- depending on the grade. Kids in Kindergarten will have a 1 day camp at Buckhead Creek Recreation Complex. Kids enjoy a resident camp in a wooded setting. Our time away allows us to focus on our Father, His creation, and His love for us. We have great fun and fellowship through Bible Study, crafts, water games, music, and drama.
- Kindercamp is a 1 day camp at Buckhead Creek for children who have completed 5 year old Kindergarten
- Jr. Kidz Camp is for those who have completed 1st or 2nd grade and is at The Grove at Red Oaks Lake
- Kidz Camp is at The Grove at Red Oaks Lake for those who have completed 3rd – 5th grade.
TRIX – Truth Revealed Is Xciting - Wednesday Nights at Faith. For Kids in Kindergarten thru 5th grade. 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Vacation Bible School! Vacation Bible School takes place during the month of July for Children who have completed Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. Vacation Bible School is an adventurous week of Bible Stories, songs, activities, and interaction.
As outlined in our belief statement, the safety of our children is imperative. Volunteers help us to ensure child safety by following these procedures:
- Children in KG- Gr.2 can only be released to a parent or an adult family member at the end of a class or activity.
- Children in Gr.3-5 can be released at the end of a class or activity to go and meet their parents.
- No child is allowed to leave the building without an adult escort.
- Parents must come into our building to collect their children.
- Volunteers are asked to fill out a questionnaire to work with children here at Faith. [This procedure was implemented in 2005.]
- A background check will be completed on all individuals working with children. This procedure will only focus on child abuse or a crime involving actual attempted sexual molestation of a minor. [This procedure was implemented in 2005.]
- We ask that parents remain on campus when their child is involved in an activity. We have multiple activities in which parents can participate which coincide at the same time as their child's activity.
Kiosk Check In System
For Children in Kindergarten through Second Grade
Children are very important to us here at Faith. In order to provide a safe environment for our precious children, we use a Kiosk Check In System. This system allows our parents to feel more secure in the way we check our children in and out of class.
Kiosk Check-In Locations:
- 3 locations in the Main Nursery hallway and
- 1 located at the foot of the stairwells just outside of room #158.
- 2 check-in stations upstairs outside of both entrances to the Upper Fellowship Hall (Children's Church room).
- 2 check-in stations upstairs at each end of the hallway outside of the 220 Theater
- Use the touch screen to enter the last four digits of your home phone number (or the number that our church has in our records).
- On the screen will appear the names of your family members. Check the names of the family members for which you need nametags (children birth- Gr.2).
- In about 7 seconds the printer will produce 3 individual tickets for each child. For use:
- Top ticket goes to the teacher
- The middle ticket goes on the child as a name tag.
- The last ticket is for the parent. Parents MUST have this ticket to pick up a child (this ticket can be divided in half so that both parents can have a copy).
In the event that this procedure is not successful for you, a helpful volunteer will hand write the 3 tickets for you.
Well of COURSE you can volunteer! Whether you enjoy teaching, assistant teaching, making crafts, leading recreation or helping out with special events, there is always a place for you to serve in Children's Ministry! Our staff would love to meet with you and find a place to serve that best suits you. For more information, please contact Connie Lawyer, Children’s Ministry Director at email@example.com
We see the primary responsibility of a volunteer as building a relationship with the children with whom he/she works. To build that meaningful relationship with children, we encourage a volunteer/ student ratio of:
- KG - Gr. 2: 1 adult leader per 5 children
- Gr. 3 - Gr. 5: 1 adult volunteer per 6-8 children
Not only is it necessary to keep our groups small so that leaders might get to know the children, but also to ensure the safety of our children.