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.

Programs for All Ages

Learn more about the programs we offer:
Nursery, Sunday School, Children’s Church & AWANA


Available for infants through age 3

Sunday School

Available for preschool through grade 5
During the school year (Sept – May)


Join us Sunday Mornings at 10:30am*


*except for the 1st Sunday of each month when families worship together in the sanctuary


Fun weekly lessons.
For ages 4 through 6th grade.


Available for infants through age 3

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

Program available for toddlersl through grade 5
Runs throughout the school year (September – May)
Starts 9:15am to 10:15, before church service

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).

Sunday School Kick-off is September 19 at 9am in the Foyer – find out more about classes this Fall and meet the teachers. Children & youth will be dismissed with their class for a brief time of getting to know each other.

Regular classes will meet every Sunday starting September 26 at 9:15 am:

  • Nursery/Toddlers – in the Nursery with Dustin & Heidi Weege as teachers, focusing on some very basic Bible stories with various activities.
  • PreK – 1st Grade – in Room #123 with teachers Lori Shafer & Suzanna Hoover, using Answers in Genesis curriculum.
  • 2nd – 5th Grade – in Room #138 with teacher Laura Slack, using Answers in Genesis curriculum.


Sunday 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.


September Series – HELP!

An important part of childhood is learning which grown-ups you can trust. The very first phone number most kids tend to learn is an emergency number because it’s important to know who to call when we need help! In this series, we’ll help kids see that they can always call on God for the things they need. As kids hear the story of Israel escaping slavery in Egypt (and what happened afterward), they’ll discover that God helps us when we’re helpless, helps us in our weakness, helps us when we’re in trouble, and will even help us help others. God is the help we need — always!

September 19th video:

Can’t make it to church this Sunday? Watch this week’s video here.

Midweek Programming on Wednesdays

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. For more information about AWANA, visit


We need lots of volunteers to make Awana happen and there is a spot for everyone! Sign up today to make a difference in the life of a child.

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming special events

Vacation Bible School Recap

We had an incredible week here at the BBC North Castle on July 26-30, 2021!

125+ Knights-in-Training (kids); 45+ amazing volunteers; 2 pies in the face (mission challenge); and 1 AWESOME GOD! We spent the week on a quest for the King’s Armor and learned how to Armor Up! We raised over $1800 for JiHM to help send Owen & Laurette to school!

Watch the video to see more from our week.

Online Resources

BBC Kid’s Parents eNewsletter
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Book Recommendation:
Are My Kids ON Track?
The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach
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Kids Bible App
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Feelings Chart
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Volunteer with BBC Kids

Are you interested in helping to build faith in the next generation? We welcome volunteers to work with our children! We provide thorough training and support. Background checks are required.

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