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But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 14:19
 
 
The Children’s Ministry at FBCVA seeks to share God’s love with children at every age level. FBCVA teaches children Bible based truths about living a life led by Christ that seeks personal relationship with Him. Locations are listed below and posted on signs outside our buildings on Sunday mornings.
 
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8:30am: Nursery

Nursery (birth-2) and Preschool (ages 3-5) children are cared for in the Nursery during the early Service.  Preschoolers will be taken to their Sunday School classrooms at 9:45.

9:45am Sunday School

Nursery through 2nd Grade meet the in the basement of the main building.

Nursery (birth-2): Room 5

2’s and 3’s: Room 4

4’s and 5’s: Room 1

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Room 6

2nd Grade: Room 3

Grades 3-6 meet on the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center (FLC) building.

11:00am Wee Worship and Extended Session 

During the worship service birth to age 2 remain in the nursery. We offer Wee Worship for our preschoolers ages 3 – 5 . We will worship through song and start learning to pray with and for one another.  Children will have the opportunity to present an offering, so please send your son or daughter with money should you choose.  

11:00am Kids’ Church

Children’s church is located in the gym of the FLC. Children are walked from their Sunday School classrooms to the Kids’ Church as a group, unless requested by parents that you will pick them up following the Sunday School hour. During Kid’s Church we teach scripture based, applicable life lessons focusing on different Bible characters each month. Kids play games, watch puppets, sing to worship music, hear a Bible lesson and learn a power verse!

Sunday Evenings

6:00-7:30pm Mission Friends: 3-6 year olds   

Children ages 3-5 learn about missionaries working both around the world and here in the US.  Through stories, games and crafts, they learn about God’s love for all people.  Mission Friends meet in the basement of the main building.

6:00-7:30pm RA’s: 1st-5th Grade Boys

Van Alstyne Royal Ambassadors (VARAs) is a Bible-centered, church-based, Southern Baptist missions education organization for boys in grades 1st-5th.  Boys are taught how to be ambassadors for Christ in all areas of their life whether it be home, school, sports, activities and friendships. RA’s meet in the FLC.  For more information contact Kelly Crowell at 972-977-9910.  Follow them on 

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6:00-7:30pm GA’s: 1st-5th Grade Girls

Girls in Action (GA’s) is a girls only mission and discipleship organization. It is for girls in grades 1-5.  Through GA’s, girls learn about prayer, participate in mission work, make new friends and have a lot of fun!  GA’s meet in the basement of the main building. Follow them on 

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6:00-6:45pm Preschool Choir: 3-6 year olds

Preschoolers will learn what it means to worship, not just with music, but with our whole lives. They will learn about basic musical concepts such as volume, tempo and pitch. They will play with instruments and practice following a conductor. A couple of times a year — usually at Christmas and in May — the preschool choir will sing in “big church.”  Preschool choir is led by Melany Ethridge. 

6:00-6:45pm Children’s Choir: 1st-6th Grade

Children will be singing songs of praise and worship! They will also perform an exciting spring musical in May. Children’s Choir is led by Jamie Essary and meets in the basement of the main building.

 

6:45-7:30pm Bible Buddies   

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners will have fun learning Bible Stories each week.   They will play games and do crafts!  

6:45-7:30pm Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills

Bible Skills, Drill, and Thrills offers a unique mix of activities that will help kids build strong Bible skills, including Scripture memory, Books of the Bible and important Bible passages.