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

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.

Throughout this month, we will look use stories from God’s word to help sink in the idea of being thankful – no matter what and remembering all that God has given to us.    

AWANA

(for babies through 12th grade!)

Sunday mornings during the school year at 9:15am

This fall/winter at Becker Baptist, we will be doing Awana a bit differently than other churches. Our Awana program runs during our Sunday School hour at 9:15am.  At the end of Awana/Sunday school each week, kids 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

This fall/winter, we’re offering something for kids and students each week throughout the school year as well as a once-a-month midweek meal which includes the whole family to eat together and fellowship!

Our  Midweek program is all about creating healthy relationships between children and their small group leaders and growing in their knowledge and relationship with Jesus.  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!  No cost to attend but please sign up below.  Visit the Students page for what’s happening for Grades 6-12.

On the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, kids, students, & adults will 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.

 

On November 16, we will kick off our Christmas series called JOY TO THE WORLD.

We will learn all about different Christmas traditions and celebrations around the world and we will be reminded of the gift Jesus is and how Jesus brought good news, joy, and peace on that very first Christmas so that the whole world could know God! 

NO MIDWEEK ON NOVEMBER 23rd – Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Special Events

Check out our upcoming special events

PARENT WORKSHOP LUNCH

JANUARY 8, 2023 | NOON

We are hosting a get-together for parents of birth-12th graders to encourage you and talk about how we can better partner with you in helping your kids grow their faith! There will be a breakout session for birth-5th grade parents and 6-12th grade parents. Register below so we can plan food and materials. Child care is available. See you there!

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.