At First Baptist Church of Kettering, we strive to minister to all age groups, and offer programs suitable for each group of people. We want to see people of all ages and backgrounds experience the power of Christ in their lives. We offer a variety of programs and opportunities to help each person grow in their walk with Christ.
Children’s Ministry – birth to 5th grade
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday! As our guest, we hope both you and your children have a wonderful first experience. Our staff and volunteers work hard to make sure that your visit is safe and meaningful. Here are a few things to expect:
- We recommend arriving 10 to 15 minutes prior to start of the service.
- When you arrive, please come to the KIDZ Information table, where one of our friendly volunteers will register you and your child.
- Our volunteers will help register your family. Each child will receive a nametag with a security code. Parents will receive a claim ticket with the same security code, which must be given to the volunteers when picking up your child.
- Each and every one of our volunteers receives a criminal background check.
Age Group Environments
9:30 Worship Time
Babies – Pre-K
Age appropriate teaching is provided for these children as they are taught familiar Bible stories in ways that communicate the facts of the story, as well as biblical principles for life-application. Teachers provide activities that involved children in the learning process.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
This group joins together for a time of Children’s Worship. This is an exciting time of singing, Bible-related games, and videos that are each centered around a Bible story and the teaching of biblical principles for life application.
3rd – 5th Grade
This group is continually on a journey of learning the principles of Scripture by studying stories from God’s word from Genesis to Revelation.
11:00 Worship Time
Babies – 2 years
This group receives age-appropriate Bible teaching, which builds on the Bible story and biblical principles presented during the 9:30 worship time.
3 years – Pre-K
This group joins together for an exiting time of Preschool Worship. The children enjoy bible-related games and songs that are centered around a story from God’s Word.
Age appropriate teaching is provided for these children as they are taught familiar Bible stories, as well as biblical principles for life application. Teachers provide activities that involve each individual child in the learning process.
1st & 2nd Grade
This group is continually on a journey of studying and learning stories from God’s word from Genesis to Revelation.
3rd – 5th Grade
During this hour, this group gathers together for Children’s Worship. This time includes singing, Bible-related games and videos that are all centered on a Bible story which provides biblical principles for life application.
Student Ministry – 6th to 12th
On Sunday mornings we offer a variety of Sunday school classes for each age group. We begin our Sunday mornings together by meeting in the Fellowship Hall. We then split into small groups divided by age and gender in order to accurately minister to each student in their different life stages. Please be sure to stop by the check-in table and meet one of our friendly volunteers who will point you in the proper direction.
Small Groups – 9:30AM
6th Grade Girls – SH #21
6th Grade Boys – SH #23
7th Grade Boys – SH #27
8th Grade Boys – SH #29
7th/8th Grade Girls – AE-8
9th/10th Grade Girls – AE-9
9th/10th Grade Guys – Media Studio
11th/12th Grade Girls – Conference Room
11th/12th Grade Guys – SH #25
College & Young Pros
Small Groups – 9:30AM
College [18-24] – AE-4
Young Pros [20-30] – AE-7
8:00AM Small Groups
Working Early Risers [40-65] – AE-9
Senior Adults [50+] – AE-2
9:30AM Small Groups
Families w/ Preschoolers [27-33] – AE-3
Families w/ Elementary Kids [34-40] – AE-13
Families w/ Middleschoolers [38-45] – AE-12
Adult Singles/Couples [40+] – AE-2
Adult Couples [45-65] – AE-11
Ladies [25+] – AE-10
11:00AM Small Groups
Ladies [All Ages] – AE-12
Family [All Ages] – AE-13
Empty Nest Adults [50-75] – AE-3
Ambassadors [Sr. Adults 60+] – AE-2
Friendship [Women 55-75] – AE-8
Women of the Word [70-85] – AE-9