Preschool Ministry

Parenting is difficult. If you are a perfect parent, you can stop reading. If you are as messy and inconsistent as we are, welcome to the struggle! Trying to find more hours in the day to be intentional, feeling inadequate or alone in this journey, and teaching kids to love God and love others are just a few of the things that we can walk through together. The teachers and volunteers in our Preschool Ministry want to partner with you to help you make disciples in your home. Join us as we learn and grow together!

Sunday Morning Classes

Rockers | from birth - strong crawlers

A112 Rocker (taught by Val Sparks, Tommye Ross, Luanne Thornton)
A112 Rockers (taught by Val Sparks, Tommye Ross, Luanne Thornton)

Classes during worship and Sunday School for babies from birth until they are strong crawlers. Teachers in these classes are some of the very first adults to help little ones begin to realize that church is a safe place where they are loved and cared for, setting the foundation for an understanding of how much Jesus loves them!

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Crawlers | crawling - strong walkers 

A110 Crawlers (taught by Kim Castillo, Nancy Grigsby, Linda Wheeler)

Class during worship and Sunday School for babies who are crawling through those who are strong walkers. Crawlers live in a world where they are only beginning to understand the language and gain a little control over their body. They are quickly forming impressions about themselves and the world around them and are learning that God made them and He loves them!

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Walking Well | typically 1 year old toddlers

A118 Walking Well (A) (taught by Holley Pinson and Donita Fain)
A120 Walking Well (B) (taught by Renny Akintunji, Aleece Hottell, Shannon Low, Lauren Ward)

Class during worship and Sunday School for toddlers who are strong walkers/runners, typically just over a year old. Children stay in this class until promotion Sunday, so most children turn two years old while in this class! Life for a one-year-old is pretty tough. Everything they want to do requires a new skill – from taking a first step to pulling off their sock to drinking from a sippy cup. But, they are discovering their potential and who God created them to be!

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Two Year Old | two years old on or before September 1st

A122 Two Year Olds (taught by Jarrod & Kimberly Sparks, Jason & Bethany Nikodym, Renny Akintunji, Delma Castillo, Josh & Kara Laney)

Classes during worship and Sunday School for children who are two years old on or before September 1st. These little ones are learning how to be more independent, from getting dressed to using the potty. They are learning to share and what it means to be a good friend…and how Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

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Three Year Old | three years old on or before September 1st

A117 Three Year Olds (taught by Debi Beyer, Gerald & Sydney Tolifson)

Class during worship and Sunday School for children who are three years old on or before September 1st. Life for a three-year-old can be confusing. It’s okay to throw a ball but not a rock. You can hug your friend but not squeeze his neck. Every day, preschoolers are learning new rules – usually after breaking them. Curiosity is at an all-time high, and kids in these classes are learning how they fit into this incredible world God made!

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PreK | four years old on or before September 1st

B105 PreK (taught by Richard & Linda Jolly, Barbara James)

Classes during worship and Sunday School for children who are four years old on or before September 1st. Learning how to follow rules is hard work. And every day, PreK kids are discovering not only new abilities, but also some of life’s basic social rules, like you can’t pick your nose and eat it…while people are watching. PreK children are learning how they are an important part of their family at home and their church family.

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Kindergarten | five years old on or before September 1st

C107 Kindergarten (taught by Sherryl Purcell, Cel Wiginton)
C109 Kindergarten (taught by Michelle Cobb, Tonya Hoffman, Courtnee Hembree)

Classes during Sunday School for children who are five years old on or before September 1st and are currently in Kindergarten. Every new elementary school kid is adjusting to big changes, whether it’s bus rides or lunch lines or new routines. But the stress of change can also be a platform for discovery and growth. This is a tremendous year where many kids begin to understand that they will struggle and mess up, but that God loves them and has a perfect plan to save them! (Kindergarteners get to attend ‘big church’ with their families, so this class only meets during the Sunday School hour!)

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JAM Time | Walking Well - Kindergarten

JAM Time (Jesus And Me) is our preschool large group worship time which occurs during Sunday School time each week. Our Walking Well through Kindergarten children and teachers gather in the JAM Room for 20 minutes of high-energy worship, Bible skills, prayer time, and our Bible story. This is always one of our favorite times of the morning when we get to praise God together and learn more about what His Word says to us!

Early Service Extended Session | Babies - PreK

Early Service Extended Session (taught by Meagan Magee, Dawna Day, Donita Fain, Sharon Jones, Alyssa Wennerlind, Johnnie Sullivan, Wilma Roberts)

Babies-PreK children are able to stay in some of our regular classrooms during the worship service with volunteers who are ready to love on them and care for them while extending on the Sunday School lesson through small group activities and centers.

Late Service Play-n-Worship

Late Service Play-n-Worship (taught by Mike & Donita Fain, Stacy Bridges, Veda & Jerry Hunt, Katheleen Chaney, Dave Pearcy, Bethany Nikodym, Samantha Lindsey, Ben & Ashley Hogue, Don Riley, Josh & Cori Sparks, Michael & Erin Glasscock, Roger McVay, Jackson Pond, David & Nancy Holland)

Rockers and Crawlers are cared for in their regular classrooms during the late worship service, but Walking Well through PreK children are moved to the JAM Room where volunteers teach an interactive Bible story and provide activities to extend their understanding, plus a snack, active playtime, and a video. Children are divided up into small groups within the JAM Room based on age to ensure appropriate lessons, activities, and safety.

Preschool volunteers needed

Would you like an opportunity to serve with an incredible team who loves Jesus and is excited to share His love with children and their families? It is such a joy when we can use our gifts, passions, and abilities to make a difference in the lives of others. We’d love for you to join us as we strive to reach Midland for Christ and impact generations of disciples!

Preschool Opportunities
Early Service
  • 2x a month helper in Walking Well
Sunday School
  • 2x a month helper in Crawlers (8-12 months old) class
  • 1x Teacher and Helper in Walking Well (1 year olds) class
  • 1x a month Teachers in Twos class
Late Service
  • 1x a month helper in Toddlers/Twos
  • 1x a month helper in Threes/Fours

Subs ALWAYS needed for all hours on Sundays!
MOPS Kids - volunteers to keep kids during meetings, 1st & 3rd Fridays Sept-May

In order to serve, you must be a member of FBC (for a minimum of 6 months prior to serving) and pass a background check. Training on child safety, church beliefs, and procedures will be provided.

Please click the link and complete the form to let us know you are interested! Someone will be in contact with you soon!

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Music & Missions

Children's Day Out

Child Development Center

Mother's of Preschoolers (MOPS)

M.A.R.Y. Ministry

Parents' Night Out - Suspended