God chose you to be a parent! Whew! That’s the best job in the world, but it can also be the most challenging job! Yet, through it all, God has promised to equip you and support you in that journey. First, he left his Word to encourage and teach us. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
Clearly, God puts much importance on the role of a parent. He also created the church to partner with you on this journey and we are here to do just that. Every class and program offered through the Children’s Ministry was created to partner with you as you continue to disciple your children. Each awesome, dedicated volunteer is looking forward to teaching your child!!
The Children’s Ministry seeks to partner with parents in leading their children to a personal relationship to Christ and assist them in their Christian growth experience.
Sunday Morning Class Descriptions
1st GRADE – ROOM A218
Whitnee Wade, Gloria Chen, Brenda Mendoza Kara Laney and Michael and Erin Glasscock, invite all 1st graders to explore the Bible and relate it to their lives today. The class reinforces Bible lessons with handouts, games, visual aids, and crafts. Their goal is to see the class obtain a basic knowledge of the Bible to serve as a foundation to build upon in the future. We look forward to seeing you soon!
2nd GRADE A – ROOM A215
Teachers Lauretta Glass and John and Roseanne Reece believe Sunday School can be a fun and exciting “hands on” experience. The students are taught to trust Jesus Christ and allow Him to guide them. Students will make wonderful friendships as they work together on class projects while learning to worship the Lord. Won’t you come join us?
2nd GRADE B – ROOM A216
Teachers Dick and Sue Anne Campbell, Mike Reeves, and Antonio Garcia welcome 2nd graders to come learn the awesome beautiful truths of the Bible. The Bible will come alive through interactive lessons, crafts and activities. Emphasis is put on the importance of prayer and the awesome gift God has given us to talk to him. Friendships are nurtured by offering kids the opportunity to interact with one another through various activities. Will you join us?
3rd GRADE – ROOM A213
Shana Vourazeris and Yalina Heredia provide a fast paced, high-energy class where Scripture and how to use your Bible is taught through games and other interactive activities. The Bible lessons are taught with excellence and applied to everyday life. Kids are encouraged to just be themselves and grow in their spiritual walk. Come join us, you will have a blast!
4th GRADE – ROOM A208
Angel and Gina Valles, Ralph Gassiott, and Reece Roberts are super excited to teach 4th graders each Sunday! They always begin their class with fun and fellowship and most of the time the fun involves eating donuts!! In this class, 4th graders will learn about how God works in their lives and how they can have a personal relationship with Christ. The importance of navigating through the Bible is emphasized each week through actual Bible drill games and activities. Hope to see you soon!
5th GRADE – ROOM A208
Clifton Platte, Karla Roberts, and Brad Robertson love teaching 5th graders because they are so cool! They invite you to look for God’s wisdom by diving into Scripture each week. This class was carefully designed to create community by encouraging conversation, having kids serve alongside and with one another, and experiencing adventure together. 5th graders will grow in friendship with Jesus the same way they grow closer to one another. You’ve got to come check it out!!
6th GRADE – ROOM A204
Teachers Ryan and Hillary Lovell, Sissy Arreguin, and Betty Harris look forward to meeting you! 6th graders are the “BIG KIDS” on the Children’s Ministry hallway! In this class, kids learn that we are created to pursue an authentic relationship with the Lord and that we exist to demonstrate God’s love to a broken world. Join them as they accomplish this through Bible study, off-campus fellowships, and games.
BIBLE DRILL – ROOM A204
Bible Drill leader, Shane Dockrey, invites you to join in on the fun by participating in Bible Drill this year! Bible Drill was created to help kids in grades 4th-6th to develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their daily lives. It offers a fun, exciting way to motivate children to understand the all-important truths in God’s Word. This group participate in the Regional/State Tournaments, as well. Beginning in the Fall each year, we meet on Sunday afternoon at 5:00PM.
SEEK FIRST – MEET IN THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HALLWAY
Seek First Midland equips children with Bible-based knowledge, wisdom, and passion to seek Jesus first in all things through and after-school program. Our programs include fellowship, worship, teaching, and small group time. The program is completely volunteer led and it meets at FBC Midland on Tuesdays after school.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
First Kidz Praise (use Aaron’s new logo) Meets each Wednesday evening throughout the school year from 6:00-7:00PM on the “D” hallway, second floor.
GIRLS IN ACTION (GAs) (use GA and RA logos)
Meets each Wednesday evening throughout the school year from 7:00-8:00PM on the “A” hallway, second floor.
Girls will learn how to demonstrate the missions concepts of praying, giving and doing missions. As a GA, girls will be able to learn how to develop a lifestyle of missions. They will be able to learn about missionaries from all over their world and understand the work that they do in their country.
ROYAL AMBASSADORS (RAs)
The purpose of Royal Ambassadors is to involve boys in 1st-6th grade in missions. Involvement in missions is living one’s faith daily: personal experience in witness and ministry and giving and praying to support persons involved in missions. The Royal Ambassador program helps boys to become aware of the needs of people around the world and to respond to those needs.