We love children at First Baptist! The children’s ministry of First Baptist exists to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and to pursue God with their whole heart. As part of our aim to lovingly and safely teach our children, all of our children’s teachers and helpers are screened and approved through our Child Abuse Prevention Policy (CAPP). Our nursery and preschool departments are provided during all regularly scheduled services. The children’s ministry schedule is detailed below.

Upon arrival, we encourage you to check your children in at the Kids' Check-In Kiosks located near the Gym. You will be given a name tag for your child with the contact information you provide if we need to contact you while in class.

Preschool & Children's Church: Preschool is available for kids aged 2-5. Children's Church is for kids K-grade 5. Both run simultaneously with our Sunday Worship Services. Typical components of this gathering include worship, teaching, and activities. 

Nursery: The nursery ministry is provided during all of our Sunday ministries for infants up to 2 years old. We trust that parents will find the nursery a safe and welcoming place for their children to be while they worship.

Children everywhere look forward to summer. At First Baptist, we offer two big events for our children:

Awana is a ministry for ages 3 - 5th grade that meets Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Our Awana program begins in September and continues through April. 
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January 6, 2025 - March 15, 2025

Upward Basketball is a ministry for kids entering Kindergarten through entering Grade 6 (*)
First Baptist Church of Rochester, 6377 Orion Road, Rochester, MI 48306
(*) Grade levels are tentative at this time.  A final decision on grade levels is expected to be made by August 1st.
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If you are interested in being an Upward Basketball Coach, Referee, or part of our Support Staff, please click the button below.
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