CHILDREN

“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to
such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 19:14

FIRST KIDS is the theme of the children's ministry at Porter First Baptist Church.  Children are the future of our church and community and we place a high priority on putting children first.  Porter First Baptist Church has gone to great expense in providing a state of the art children's facilities.    
Our goal is to provide a safe, clean, fun and interactive program tailored just for children no matter what age and grade to help them know Jesus and grow spiritually as they build meaningful relationships with other children and adults.  
The FIRST KIDS children's ministry is under the direction of Children's Pastor, Maury Gill and volunteers who have a passion and vision to "Connect Children to God and to others."
The purpose of the FIRST KIDS Children's Ministry exists to bring children into age appropriate WORSHIP where they can BELONG to the family of GOD  to GROW in their relationship with JEsus, to learn to SERVE and the go SHARE JEsus to the community they live in.
The FIRST KIDS Children's Ministry is designed with children in mind.  Each child is taught in an age-appropriate environment.  From the nursery to the 5th grade our desire is to see each child cared for in an individual way  All of the FIRST KIDS volunteers have gone through an extensive orientation process and background screenings to work with your child.
LIFE KIDS is the Sunday morning Bible study for children birth through 5th grade. LIFE KIDS meet every Sunday morning at 9:15am to 10:15am. All children from birth through 5th grade are registered at the welcome centers in the nursery, preschool and grade school areas. You will receive two name tags with your child’s name on it. You will keep one the other goes on your child. This name tag is your security tag to pick up your child at the end of each service.

The Little’s: Newborns to 2 year olds- First floor of the FIRST KIDS Children’s Building labeled “The Little’s”
FIRST KIDS Preschool: 2 years that are potty trained through Kindergarten -
First floor of the FIRST KIDS Children’s Building labeled “FIRST KIDS”
FIRST KIDS Grade School: 1st grade through 5th Grade -Second floor of the FIRST KIDS Children’s Building in the Command Center
KIDS JAM is the name for the 1st through 4th grade worship service. KIDS JAM takes place during the 10:30 am worship service on the 2nd floor in the Command Center of the FIRST KIDS Children’s Building. KIDS JAM is a fun, fast paced worship service with games, music, snacks and Bible study. KIDS JAM uses Bible study curriculum from High Voltage Kids. Each week your child will be given a take home page covering what your child was taught and information about other FIRST KIDS
events.
KIDS JAM, Jr. is the name for the 3, 4 and 5 year old worship service. KIDS JAM, Jr. takes place during the 10:30 am worship service in the FIRST KIDS preschool area. KIDS JAM, Jr. is a fun and active worship service where your child will learn Bible stories, sing songs, do crafts and enjoy snacks. KIDS JAM, Jr. uses the KidMo Lil’K video curriculum. Each week your child will be given a take home page covering the Bible story your child was taught.

DIG IN is the name for the 1st through 5th grade Wednesday night Bible study. DIG IN takes place from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on the 2nd floor in the Command Center of the FIRST KIDS Children’s Building. DIG IN is a fun Bible study with games, music, videos, snacks and Bible study. DIG IN uses Bible study curriculum that is topical based on what children are interested in from LEGOs, Ice Cream, Science, Math, Superheroes, Movies, Candy Bars, Cereal, etc.
THE LITTLES is the name of the nursery area of the FIRST KIDS Children's Ministry. This ministry is designed for newborns up to 2 year olds.  We provide rooms for bed babies, crawlers and walkers. Once your child is potty trained they will be promoted to the 2 year old room in the FIRST KIDS Preschool Area.  

Check In Area: You will be greeted at the Check In Welcome Counter and asked to sign in your child. You will receive two name tags with your child's name on it. You will keep one and the other goes with your child. This tag is your security tag in order to pick up your child at the end of the service.

Contact Us 

For more information on our Children's Ministry,
please contact Maury Gill, Children's Pastor. 
We encourage parents to keep the conversation going on the car ride home.  Ask your child these two questions:
Did you have fun?
What did you learn?
Our goal is to have a positive answer to both of those questions.  Want to get more involved in what your child is learning? Follow our First Kids Social media page on Facebook.