“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 ESV
Programs We Offer

Sunday School

Nursery: 0 – 2 years old
Pre-K: 3 & 4 year olds
5 year olds – 1st Grade
2nd & 3rd Grade 
4th & 5th Grade
6th – 8th Grade 
9th – 12th Grade 

Check-in Station

All families with children & youth check-in for Sunday School and Kids Worship at the Check-in Station in the church foyer. *Sunday School teachers take their classes to Kids Worship during the 10:15am Worship Service. Pick-up is directly after Worship. Please check out the Church Building Map to see where these classes are located.

Kids Worship

Kids ages 3 years old – 5th grade are invited to join us for Kids Worship during the entire 10:15 service. Sunday School kids will be brought directly to Kids Worship. All other kids can check-in by the sanctuary in the church foyer. Parents are asked to pick-up children immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall area in the basement (for ages 1st-5th grade) and Room D (for PreK & K). *We currently use Elevate curriculum. 

Kids Club

We offer a high-energy, fun-filled, Christ-centered program where kids worship, serve, learn, and play together. We have Kids Club on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm as part of Wednesday Night Live. All kids ages 3 years old through 5th grades are invited. Nursery is provided for infants-2 years old for parents who attend a Wednesday Night Bible Study. *We currently use Gospel Project curriculum. 

Secret Keeper Girls Club

A Secret Keeper Girl is one who keeps the deepest secrets of her beauty for her future husband. Also, she knows that there aren’t any secrets she can’t share within the safety of her relationship with her mom. And the coolest thing about a Secret Keeper Girl is that she is a masterpiece created by God. (*The secret that she is keeping is her purity.) This is a local group that uses SKG materials. Check out their website at

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Note from Preschool SS Teachers

If you have a child who is going to be 3 years old, we’d like to invite them to preschool Sunday School.


Kids Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Mollie at (309) 371-6962 or by email this month if you are interested in serving


Nursery Update

Our nursery is now a “NUT-FREE” zone.


Keep Up to Date
Make sure to join our First Baptist Children’s Ministry group on Facebook to see fun pictures and also stay up to date on all our events.
It is the purpose and intent of First Baptist Church to provide a safe environment to teach and care for the children and youth in our church and community. Please feel free to download our Child Protection Policy.  
Looking for a fun way to engage your children in Biblical truths? Check out Kids For Truth!
Need some Biblical parenting help? Check out these book recommendations.
Great Bible options for your kids.
How to Help
If you would like to help with the children’s ministry, please contact Mollie Dunn. You will need to complete our Child Protection Policy and training. We also have training for our Junior Volunteers. They will need to complete the Junior Serve Volunteer Form and turn the form in to the Church Office.