CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

At FBC Kettering we seek to help our children gain knowledge and understanding from the Bible, and ultimately to see them commit their lives to Christ and serve Him all of their days. We offer a variety of program throughout the week that help us in raising up the next generation of Christians. The Bible is our textbook. It is the basis of everything taught in our small group Bible studies. Our goal is to help children Hear God’s word, Know Gods’ word, and Do God’s word by applying it to their lives.

Awana

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) is a ministry that helps us as a church work alongside parents in developing spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. A typical AWANA meeting involves three main elements:

  • Game Time
  • Handbook Time (Scripture Memory)
  • Council Time (Bible Lesson)

The AWANA club at FBC Kettering meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm from September until May. Registration occurs each September; however, your child may enroll at any point throughout the year. Our program is available for children ages 3 through 6th Grade.

  • AWANA offers different programs for each age group:
  • CUBBIES (3 to 5 yrs.) celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.
  • SPARKS (K to 2nd Grade) ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
  • TRUTH AND TRAINING (3rd to 6th Grade) engages the children by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace.

Upward Sports

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Every Child Plays. Every Child Learns. Every Child is a Winner.

Upward Sports provides a fun kids sports experience based on healthy competition. We offer flag football and cheerleading in the fall and soccer in the spring. Check us out on Facebook or Twitter for news and updates.

2015 DaytonUpward Flag Football and Cheerleading

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Online Registration is now available… Sign up today!!!

EVALUATION/SIZING DATES (must attend one):
* Saturday, August 8th from 4:00 – 6:00pm
* Tuesday, August 11th from 6:00 – 8:00pm
* Saturday, August 15th from 10:00am – 12:00pm

   All Evaluation will be at: First Baptist Kettering | 3939 Swigart Rd, Dayton, OH

THINGS TO KNOW:
* Cost: $80 per participant, includes Football jersey / Flags or Cheerleading Uniform / Pom-Poms
* Optional Football Shorts or Cheerleading Turtleneck are available for $15
* Family-friendly schedule… typically one Tuesday night practice and one Saturday game a week
* Older division: 3rd grade & up will play on Saturdays at 10AM
* Younger division: 5 years – 2nd grade will play on Saturdays at Noon
* Practices and games are held at First Baptist Kettering Athletic Fields

SCHEDULE:
* First Practice: Tuesday, September 8th
* First Game: Saturday, September 19th
* Upward ‘Under the Lights’ Night Game: Tuesday, September 29th
* Final Game: Saturday, November 7th
* Awards Night: Tuesday, November 10th

Full Schedule

YOUR CHILD WILL NEED:
* Cleats (Football Only)
* Water bottle

DAYTON UPWARD LEADERSHIP TEAM:
League Director:  Stephanie Noel
League Co-Director: Molly Ward
Cheer Commissioner: Anne Stalnaker
League Pastor: Patrick Stalnaker
Coach Commissioner: James Rodriguez
Ref Commissioner: Jason Bailey
Concessions: Shannon Schwartz
Grounds Co-Commissioners: Jeff Tilford

Questions?  Contact Stephanie Noel via email at daytonupward@fbckettering.org

For inclement weather and league updates, please go to https://www.facebook.com/DaytonUpward

Vacation Bible School

Logo 4c masterVacation Bible School 2015 – Journey Off the Map

DATES:
July 19 – 23 2015
Sunday – Thursday – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

AGES:
VBS – Age 4 through completed 4th Grade
VBX – Completed 5th – 8th Grade

Come Journey Off The Map with us as we learn the Way of God and Walk In It.
It will be an exciting time of learning the Ways of God through Bible Study, Music, Missions, Crafts and Recreation!

Everyone will also be invited to participate in the VBS Musical during Sunday Morning Services (9:30 and 11:00) on July 26th!

Questions may be directed to Bonnie VandenBos, bonnie@fbckettering.org.

Register Online!