KIDS MINISTRY

FOR BIRTH – 5TH GRADE

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.

We believe it’s important to have a strategy for what we will teach your kids. Our strategy ensures kids receive a full and holistic view of God. Our goal is to help kids grow spiritually, by teaching and discussing Scripture in developmentally appropriate ways.

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@beckerbaptist.org

Programming & Teaching

Nursery | Sunday AM AWANA | Kids Church | Midweek Kids

Nursery

Runs throughout the year during Sunday morning service at 10:30am

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 Morning AWANA
  • Sunday 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.

Kids’ Church

For babies through 5th grade

Sunday mornings throughout the year at 10:30am during the worship service.
(except on Family Sunday, the 1st Sunday of each month, when families worship together in the sanctuary).

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THE GOSPEL PROJECT

We’re excited to start a new curriculum during Kids’ Church.  The Gospel Project is a 3-year program that takes children from the beginning of God’s Word (Genesis) to the end (Revelation).  It teaches them that the Bible is ONE BIG STORY that CHANGES EVERYTHING, the story of JESUS.

AWANA

(for babies through 12th grade!)

Sunday mornings during the school year at 9:15am

This fall at Becker Baptist, we will be doing Awana a bit differently than other churches. Our Awana program will run during our Sunday School hour which kicks off at 9:15am on Sept. 11th with a potluck breakfast.  At the end of Awana/Sunday school each week, they will be brought to the BBC Kids room for kids church.

Also new this year, our Awana program will cover children from nursery through high school.

You can register for Awana online. You can also register your children (or just visit for a week) at the church on Sunday morning.

MIDWEEK CONNECT

NEW! This fall, we’re kicking off BBC Midweek on September 21st! Our hope is to offer something for everyone (kids, students, and adults) each week throughout the school year as well as a once-a-month midweek meal to eat together and fellowship!

Our new BBC Kids Midweek program is all about creating healthy relationships between children and their small group leaders and growing in their knowledge and relationship with Jesus. 

Each week, we’ll enjoy large group time with worship, games, and a lesson, and small group time that will focus on application, and of course lots of fun activities. This program is open to Preschool – 5th graders. We will meet Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8pm! (There is no cost to attend but please sign up below.). Adults, be prepared to join us as we gather together every Wednesday 6:30-8pm at the same as kids and students. Visit the Students and Adults pages for more information.

On the first Wednesday BBC MIDWEEK of each month from OCTOBER-MAY, kids, students, and adults will all be together for dinner and fun discipleship-themed activities. Midweek is an opportunity to recharge during the middle of the week by participating in community and discipleship activities. Our MIDWEEK Dinner serves as a great opportunity to engage in multigenerational fellowship and in forming relationships with other families in our church and in our community.  If you plan to attend, please sign up by clicking HERE so that we can have enough food for everyone.  And, stop by the Welcome Center desk in the church foyer if you would like to help provide one of the meals.

 

BBC MIDWEEK KIDS will kick-off with a Red Carpet-themed series from the Old Testament on David & his family called FAMOUS!

Lots of kids dream about becoming famous . . . and why shouldn’t they? It sounds awesome to have fans who celebrate your wins with you! On the flip side, it would be pretty tough to have people always watching, even when you’re not having the best day. In Famous, we are going to talk about a family in the Bible who lived in such a spotlight. Through their stories, kids will learn that no matter our celebrity status, we can make things right, God gives us friends, we can ask for God’s guidance, we can give God what we have. Fame and fans may come and go, but you don’t need to be liked by everyone when you’re loved by God! 

Special Events

Check out our upcoming special events

Quarterly Discipleship Event

If you’re an adult, the idea of spiritual habits is probably pretty familiar to you. Spiritual disciplines, quiet time, devotions –whatever you call it, you’ve probably established at least a few rhythms that help you grow spiritually. (Or, at least you’re working on it.) The kids in our ministry, on the other hand, need a little help to figure out how, exactly, to grow spiritually. That’s why we offer activities throughout the year to help them discover 4 habits that can help them grow spiritually – SPENDING TIME WITH GOD (Spring), SPENDING TIME WITH OTHERS (Fall), SHARING YOUR STORY (Summer), & USING YOUR GIFTS (Winter). We hope these activities will set them up for a lifetime of spiritual growth!

Parent Resources

Sacred Parenting
Parenting is complicated. The lessons we teach (and lessons we learn) are not always what we expect. There are many resources that discuss how parents change their children, but SACRED PARENTING turns the tables to talk about how God uses children to change their parents.
Download the Parent Cue app
Listen to “Pardon the Mess” Podcast on Christian Parenting
Listen to “Jesus Storybook Bible” Podcast
THE GOSPEL:  GOD’S PLAN FOR PRESCHOOLERS
THE GOSPEL:  GOD’S PLAN FOR KIDS
FAITH-BASED APPS FOR KIDS. & FAMILIES

Volunteer

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.