God focused.  Family driven.

At First Baptist Gatesville, we take seriously our commitment to help families as they raise their children to be all God has created them to become.  We have weekly activities that work together to help us achieve this goal.


Sunday School
Through age appropriate lessons and fun activities, your child will develop biblical foundations as they learn about the Christian faith and how it applies to their life.  We have amazing teachers who desire to share their love for the Lord as they teach and encourage children. Children’s Area; 9:30 AM

Children’s Sermon
This time in our weekly worship service is dedicated to our children and helping them learn biblical truths. Sanctuary; During Worship Service

Children’s Worship
Children, 4 years old-3rd grade, are dismissed from the worship service to go with a group of caring adults to worship God and experience His presence in a hands-on, fun, kid friendly environment.  Room 117; During Worship Service

While parents are in Sunday school and morning worship, we invite children from birth to 3 years old, to come play and be cared for by our nursery volunteers. Nursery Area; 9:15 AM



Children’s Choir
Each week we have a time of worship and singing.  We also get songs ready to sing in our Sunday worship services.  Have your singing voice ready!  Children are divided up according to their current grade level in school.
3’s-Kinder Room 117, 1st-3rd grade Room 227, 4th-6th grade Room 121; 5:30 PM

Dinner for Kids
Because we know listening ears are most often attached to full bellies, we serve free dinner for our kids each week.  Fellowship Hall; 6:00 PM

Wednesday Night Clubs
On Wednesday evenings during the school year we offer Bible-centered, church-based, mission education clubs for kids of all ages.

 Royal Ambassadors (R.A.’s)  is the group for 1st through 6th grade boys.  R.A.’s learn to live out the R.A. pledge to become well informed followers of Christ.  The boys are divided into groups by age and led by Christian men through the Lad and Crusaders guides.  To learn more, visit  Room 121; 6:15 PM

Girls in Action (G.A.’s)  is the group for 1st through 6th grade girls.  G.A.’s learn to live out the G.A. pledge by learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, doing missions, and participating in the work of the church.  The children of today are the missions’ leaders of tomorrow; G.A.’s encourages girls to learn about God’s love, become aware of the needs of others, learn the importance of prayer; and start doing missions themselves. To learn more, visit  Room 230; 6:15 PM

Mission Friends  is the group for preschoolers (ages 3’s through kindergarten).  Mission Friends provides developmentally appropriate missions learning experiences to help preschoolers understand ways they can help others know about God’s love! To learn more, visit www.missionfriends.comNursery Area; 6:15 PM

Other Activities

Mother’s Day Out 
A program parents can take advantage of where the children can be left in the loving hands of volunteers to be taken care of while their parents have some time for themselves.  Children will have a fun time building their social skills by playing with children their own age.  Mother’s Day Out happens each Tuesday of the school year.  For more information about enrollment, contact the church office.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a yearly tradition at FBCG!  During this week long time of fun and learning kids will play exciting games, sing silly songs and explore the Bible with help from FBC’s awesome volunteers.  Stay tuned for details about this year’s VBS!

More Information
Our Children’s Ministry has many additional activities throughout the year, including special trips, service projects, Fall Festival, and more!  If you have questions about our Children’s Ministry or would like to volunteer contact the church office.