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 (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


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.

Dayton Upward Soccer

The season began on April 7 and will be completed with our Awards Celebration on June 9.
* Older division: 3rd grade & up will play on Saturdays at 10AM.
* Younger division: 3 years – 2nd grade will play on Saturdays at Noon.
* All practices and games are held at First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigart Road on the soccer fields (on left of church).
* Soccer Cleats (cannot have a toe cleat)
* Shin guards
* Water bottle
* Soccer ball (3yr – 2nd grade: size 3, 3rd/4th grade: size 4, 5th & up: size 5)
Upward Leadership Team:
League Director:  Stephanie Noel
League Co-Director/Admin: Angi Furr
League Pastor: Patrick Stalnaker
Coach Commissioner: Andy Sloan
Ref Commissioner: Len Alexander (assisted by David Hendricks)
Concessions: Shannon Schwartz
Cheer Commissioner: Anne Stalnaker
Grounds Co-Commissioners: Jeff Tilford and Eric Halter

Questions?  Contact Stephanie Noel via email at

For inclement weather and league updates, please go to

2015 Fusion Camp (Kids Summer Camp)

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2015 Fusion Camp

For kids that have completed 3rd grade – 6th grade. A tradition like no other… come join us for a great week at Seneca Lake as we get an inFusion of God’s Word in every activity. From Bible learning, to game time, to track times, to Worship… everything is geared towards Biblical truths and having a great time at camp.

DATES: June 29th – July 3rd 2015

LOCATION: Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly, 55819 Skyline Drive – Senecaville, Ohio 43780. Transportation provided leaving from FBC Kettering on Monday morning and returning Friday afternoon.

  • Registration Deadline is 5/20, $30 deposit due with Registration Form and Medical Form (see links below). Total fee is $165 per camper.
  • More information is available at the Children’s Check-In Desk or by calling Sheila
    at 429-1671
  • Parent meeting is in the Fireside Room Wednesday 6/17 at 6:30pm.

Vacation Bible School

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

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

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,

Register Online!

Intune Music Program

At FBC Kettering, we understand the importance of raising up the next generation of musicians and worshipers. We have seen a decline in the importance of music education in the schools, and as a result we have taken the responsibility upon ourselves to train the next generation of musicians. Our INTUNE music program is a four-semester program:

  • The first semester is a musical, which helps the children understand vocal music and theatre.
  • The second semester is chimes, where the children learn how to count and work as a unit of musicians.
  • The third semester is a choir, which deals with hymnology and the study and singing of the hymns of the church and also it helps the children learn vocal music and how to read and sing the music.
  • The fourth semester is flutophones and recorders, which helps the children understand instrumental music, how to count, as well as instrument maintenance and care.

INTUNE meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30. For more information about INTUNE please contact Pastor Larry.