Children’s Ministry

 Upcoming Events

Katie’s Lunch Tour!

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Wee Praise

Families Building Faith through Music!
5:00pm & 6:30pm
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 Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays

(school year only)

5:00 PM   Wee Praise
Infants through Age 2

5:15 PM   Chime Choir
Grade 2 & 3
Handbell Choir
Grades 4 & 5

6:20 PM   Children’s Choirs
Age 3 through Grade 5

6:40 PM   Wee Praise
Infants through Age 2

6:55 PM   Missions Friends
Pre-K & K

6:55 PM   RA’s and GA’s
Grades 1 through 5

Sunday

8:45-9:45 AM   Worship Care

Infants through Pre-K

9:45-10:45 AM  Sunday School

Grades 1 through 5

11AM-noon  Worship Care

Infants through Pre-K

2BC Kids are a valued part of God’s Kingdom!

We desire to train children according to God’s word, as we rise in the morning, share experiences during the day, and go to bed at night.

Second Baptist Church seeks to provide an inviting, comfortable, and exciting atmosphere for families to raise their children together within the family that makes up the church, the body of Christ.

God is alive and active in families today, just as He was in families found in the stories we read in the Bible. Through these stories we learn that God loves us, desires a relationship with us, and has a plan and purpose for our lives.

Come and share the love of Christ, in fellowship with one another!

Wednesday Night Family Dinner

Join the SBC Family for Dinner! Throughout the school year, join us for a weekly dinner in our Family Life Center. The Second Baptist loving community grows stronger as families fellowship and share a delicious meal before they head off to Choirs, Missions and Adult Bible Studies. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. (with early bird arrival at 5:45 p.m.). $6 for adults (9 or older) $4 for children age 3-8. Kids under 3 are free (served in the kitchen).

Music Ministry on Wednesday Nights

Through Wee Praise, birth through age 2 with an adult, learn to become life-long worshipers of God and to develop their musical talents to the Glory of God. (5:00 & 6:45 p.m.)

Sunday School

Classes for children, infants through grade 5, are led by committed, trained teachers who are passionate about nurturing your child’s loving relationship with God as they move towards a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ.  They are eager to partner with parents to help children discover their place in God’s Story. Children, grades 1-5, meet for assembly at 9:45 AM, in the Children’s Ministry Building Assembly Room followed by Sunday School. Teachers will take children from assembly to designated Sunday School Classroom.

Worship Care

Loving childcare is provided or infants through Pre-K children during our 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services on Sunday mornings. Parents of preschoolers are expected to work 2-3 times a quarter. We will have combined Worship Care classes during Worship hours (8:45 & 11:00). At 10:55 we will combine children for Worship Care for the 11:00 service (please be mindful of the time and pick up your children before the transition if you are not staying for Worship at 11).

Worship Care Help

Everyone seeking to work with preschoolers, children, or youth must be involved in Safe at Second, the protection process of Second Baptist Church.  Each individual must complete the Safe at Second Protection Process.  The information is required to maintain an environment where a person’s past will not hinder the ministry in carrying out its mission in a safe, fun and productive way. If you would like to sign up to assist with weekly worship care, click here!

MOPS

MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers, is all about meeting the needs of moms with children birth through Kindergarten. We strive to provide moms with information to meet their needs as they parent their young children.

Morning MOPS meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Childcare is provided.

MOPS@Night meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Childcare is provided.

Special Events

Family Dedication

The commitment of parents to partner with God and with the church in raising their children in a Christian home is a time for celebration.  Our Family Dedication Service is an opportunity for parents to publicly promise to seek God’s will for their children and to instruct them in the ways of the Lord, to teach them His Word, and to talk with them about faith in Jesus as Savior when they reach an age of spiritual understanding.  Family Dedication is not only a spiritual dedication of the family to grow the child within the ways of the Lord; it is also a commitment of the Family of Faith at Second Baptist to become lifelong partners with each family dedicated.  We commit to provide prayer support, assistance in Bible teaching and opportunities, facilities and people through which children can enter into a fullness of Christian faith.

Family Dedications are held in May and October. Prior to the Dedication Service parents are required to attend a Dedication Class. The class provides an opportunity for parents to understand what will occur at the service and how the church will partner with each family as they grow spiritually.

Missions Education

Through Mission Friends, GAs and RAs children learn that God loves all people and that our church is at work in the world to help people with physical and spiritual needs. Hands on experiences help them learn that at any age they are able to serve God and to share the love of Jesus with others.

  • Mission Friends, Pre-K & Kindergarten
  • GA’s, Girls 1st-5th
  • RA’s, Boys 1st-5th
  • Fine Arts Academy

 Children’s Music

Children’s Choirs

For children as early as infants, Second Baptist Church provides a place for them to begin their musical training in Wee Praise. Wee Praise meets on Wednesdays, at 5:00 and 6:30 PM.

For children, preschool through grade five, that opportunity takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6:20 through 6:55 p.m. To further develop sight reading skills, third grade children may take advantage of a Chime Choir and fourth and fifth grade children can be a part of the Children’s Handbell Choir, all meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Handbells

Handbell training is available beginning with the Chime Choir and continues with Children’s Handbell Choir.  Generally, membership is open during the fall for children.

Fine Arts Academy

Qualified Christian professional instructors teach lessons in piano, violin, and guitar.