We believe in kids and youth ministries at First Baptist Church because we believe they are helpful resources for the disciple-making of the next generation of disciples, for building them up to spiritual maturity and equipping them to serve Jesus Christ. Because we believe the Bible teaches that moms and dads are given the role of lead disciple-makers of their children, we see the kids and youth ministries as an effort to partner with parents to help their children hear and understand the gospel, and then grow and thrive in the faith.
First Durham Kids
The kids ministry is for children’s ages 0–11 years old, and exists to share Jesus Christ with kids in order to help them grow in wisdom, and to be equipped for the the journey of the Christian life. Because we believe parents are called to be the lead disciple-makers of their children, we are committed to encouraging and partnering with moms and dads to teach and model the gospel, and to train up their kids for the glory of Christ.
Childcare is provided for kids 4 years old and under on Sunday mornings during the worship service, and for kids 2 years old and under during Wednesday night activities.
The goal for Bible for Life is to provide a solid and broad foundation of biblical teaching along with timely application for kids as they learn more about the ABC’s of the Christian faith, the gospel, and God’s work in the world. These classes are provided for kids ages 3 years–5th grade.
The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered curriculum that follows the timeline of events in the Bible over the course of four years. The goal of The Gospel Project is to help kids connect Bible stories to God’s ultimate plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. These classes are provided for kids ages 3 years–5th grade.
The kids ministry has experienced some pretty exciting growth in numbers in recent years, as well as an uptick in visitors. We are thankful to the Lord for this growth! With a growing ministry comes the need for caring volunteers. If you would like to get involved in the kids ministry, feel welcome to contact Kevin Schaub.
The youth ministry seeks to teach and model the gospel of Jesus Christ to teenagers through solid, clear Bible studies, discipleship, and fostering godly fellowship. We desire to partner with parents in equipping youth for Christian maturity for the glory of Christ.
The goal for Bible for Life is to provide a solid and broad foundation of biblical teaching along with timely applications for youth as they learn more about the Christian faith, their walk with Christ, and God’s mission in the world. These classes are provided for youth ages 6th–12th grade.
Verse-by-verse studies through books of the Bible on Wednesday nights, prayer, fellowship, and a time of youth-led worship. The goal of this group ministry is to build up Christian maturity and help them foster fellowship and care for one another, the church, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Teenagers are at a unique stage in life. They can sit and learn the Bible, share their faith, and in many ways, they can serve the body of Christ. The goal of the youth ministry is to partner with parents to help youth grow and thrive in their walk with Christ.
Because we believe parents are called to be the lead disciple-makers of their children in the family, the kids and youth ministries are committed to help moms and dads in the journey of Christian parenting. Click on the links below to check out some of the resources available to parents.