Leading kids into a meaningful and active relationship with God!

“Welcome to BBC Kids!

Our aim is to get kids excited about church each week, knowing that they will be able to connect with their friends, and most importantly, grow closer to Jesus. Everything we do has a focus on teaching them about God in a relatable and accessible.

If you have any questions, please contact me.”

Amy Drehmel
Director of Children and Family Ministry
Call/ text Amy at 815-980-9633

Amy Drehmel

Amy Drehmel

Director of Children and Family Ministry

FAQ’s and More

If you are planning on joining us in person, read through our frequently asked questions, download our Welcome Packet, and register your child for BBC Kids.

BBC Kids Programming & Teaching

Nursery, Sunday School, Children’s Church & Awana

We believe it’s important to have a strategy for what we will teach your kids. Without a strategy, we run the risk of missing important ideas, teaching only the topics that personally interest us most, and ultimately failing to give kids a full and holistic view of God. Our goal is to help kids grow spiritually, by teaching and discussing Scripture in developmentally appropriate ways.


Sunday School

Children's Church

Awana Clubs

In our nursery, caregivers lead children ages birth–3 years in age-appropriate activities, including play time, God-centered stories, songs, and verses. Each session in the nursery includes prayer for each child by name, and a simple snack is provided for children over 12 months.

Nursery care is available during:

  • Sunday School
  • Worship Service
  • Midweek Programs
  • Some special events

We also take safety, security, and wellness to heart to give you the confidence that your little one is in good hands. Parents check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a security and nametag for each child.

Sunday School

Runs throughout the school year (September – May).

Our Sunday School classes provide age-appropriate Bible lessons and learning activities that are both fun and spiritually rich. The children learn about the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in right relationship to Him. This is accomplished by presenting the whole counsel of God and demonstrating to children the unity, consistency, and sufficiency of the Scriptures for their lives. Classes are led by teachers who are committed to communicating the truth of God’s Word clearly and applicationally so that they may enter the child’s world for the sake of the gospel. Each one strives to live a life of devotion to Christ so that he or she can set an example that is consistent with the Godly standards taught. Our ultimate goal is to come alongside parents in fulfilling the command “to tell the generation to come the praises of the Lord and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done . . . that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children” (Psalm 78:4, 6).

The following classes meet on Sunday’s at 9:15am: 

Infants to 3-year-olds
Location: Church Nursery
Teachers: Dustin & Heidi Weege
Even our littlest “flock” need to know that Jesus loves them! In this class, our little ones will take their first steps in learning about God. 

PreK – 1st Grade
Location: Room #123
Teachers: Lori Shafer & Suzanna Hoover
Kids will learn that the Bible is true and that Jesus is our Creator and Savior by going chronologically through the Bible in 4 years using the Answers in Genesis curriculum.

2nd – 5th Grade
Location: Room #138
Teacher: Laura Slack
Kids will learn that the Bible is true and that Jesus is our Creator and Savior by going chronologically through the Bible in 4 years using the Answers in Genesis curriculum.


Children’s Church

For ages 4 through 5th grade

Sunday Mornings throughout the year at 10:30am during church service.
(except for 1st Sunday of the month when families worship together in the sanctuary.)

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BBC uses the AWANA curriculum and meets on Wednesday nights throughout the school year 6:30-7:30pm.  AWANA is an acronym from 2 Timothy 2:15 – Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed.

AWANA is a fun approach to making the Bible alive and relevant with caring leaders who invest time, love and wisdom into shaping children’s lives. While kids are having fun together each Wednesday night, they’re learning about Jesus and growing in their faith in Him, too, by learning Bible verses and spiritual truths.

This cool kids’ program is for:

Cubbies — Preschool (Age 4 by September 1)
Sparks — Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2
T&T (Truth in Training) — Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6
(6th grade students can choose to either attend AWANA or BBC Students.)

What to Expect at AWANA:

Opening Time

Kids meet in the BBC Sanctuary at the beginning of each AWANA night to learn and sing songs about God and His grace. It’s a time to focus on why we have AWANA, “to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.”

Class Time

Kids will join together in their classrooms to learn the weekly lesson and memory verses. They will learn about character traits that honor God and stories from the Bible to coincide with each week’s Handbook Section. Leaders will help kids understand key Bible verses and teach them how to know and follow God. Oftentimes, they will have snacks, make a craft and or learn teamwork and sportsmanship through various classroom games, etc.  Awards are given out at the end of the year.


Register online and then, for your child’s safety, please come inside each night to get an identification sticker and then return with the sticker to check them out. CUBBIES (Pre-K) is full for this year so we are unable to accommodate any NEW Cubbies registrations for the 2021-22 year. 

For more information about AWANA, visit

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming special events

Events are a pretty big deal for most kids ministries. They’re a way to have fun, connect with kids, get new people in the door, and create some excitement. Events matter, but we’ve got to keep things in perspective. That’s why we’re fans of keeping our event strategy really simple, because we can make a bigger impact each year if we choose to do fewer events with more intentionality.



This quarter, our focus is: USE YOUR GIFTS

This year, to help us focus on the spiritual habit of using your gifts, we’re creating opportunities for kids to come together and form a Kindness Club which will inspire kids to create and carry out a plan to help others this year. More information to come!

Volunteer with BBC Kids

We know that if we want to be effective, we need to be really serious about investing in and empowering the volunteers we lead. When we do that, we multiply our influence, increase the capacity of our ministry, and give kids a better shot at building a lifelong faith. Research shows that young people need not just one pastor, but a community of adults who are all investing in them and in their faith. So, we know it’s important to invest in your first so that you can better invest in kids.

Parent Resources

We want to engage with parents in our ministry. We have several ways and opportunities throughout the year. Here are a few ways we hope to do that. It is our hope to provide some events each year that connect you with our ministries and other families in our church.

The Quarantined Family Survival Guide:We know many of our BBC families continue to be in and out of quarantines.
Here are some fun, printable a
ctivities and games to help get you through the quarantine.

Let’s Stay Connected:

Communication is a huge part of staying connecting so we hope you will subscribe to our mailing lists and social media sites.