CHILDREN



Welcome to the Children's Ministry!



At Underwood Baptist Church we believe that children are a precious treasure from God. Our programs, activities and events are designed to teach boys and girls that God loves them and has an exciting plan for their lives.  The children’s department offers a variety of activities for children of all ages to get involved in throughout the year, including: Little Lambs Bible Club, Bible Drill, Vacation Bible School, Kid’s Kamp, road trips, and much more. Click around our website and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 


Preschool


The Preschool Department opens 15 minutes before each service (Sundays at 8:15 am & 5:45 pm, and Wednesdays at 6:15 pm). Each time a preschooler is brought into one of our classrooms, he/she is involved in a well-planned, Christ-centered teaching program taught on his/her level of understanding. A Biblical foundation is laid through teaching your child about God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, self, others, family, and the natural world. Our Preschool classrooms sometimes hum with quiet activity. Sometimes they are loud and boisterous. But, that is ok! There’s learning going on!

 

We have teachers who are carefully screened for our classrooms. For security, two teachers are assigned to each room. Our teachers are here to invest their love and time in the life of your preschoolers.

 

Our ministry looks forward to partnering with you to teach your child. As partners, the home and church can build spiritual foundations that will last forever.


PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

At Underwood Baptist Church we have very high standards for teaching and caring for babies and young preschoolers. We know that so much spiritual development can take place during the very young years.  Some of the ways we seek to maintain quality involve:

 

  • An emphasis on teaching and not just “babysitting”.
  • Every time we meet, every child hears about Jesus.
  • Security procedures for leaving and picking up preschoolers, and use of text messaging for quick notification of parents when needed.
  • Policies and procedures for cleanliness. A clean room with clean toys and equipment is one way of saying “you are important” to a child.
  • Providing Bible teaching material for all Sunday School teachers of preschoolers.  Parents are given material to use at home to provide Biblical teaching for their child.

Sunday Morning Sunday School
Time: 9:45 am

Our Preschool Sunday School is designed to equip children with the basic knowledge of Bible stories and Bible truths. Our goal is to teach each child about Jesus. Application is made from scripture to everyday living. We work to make children’s Bible study fun, creative and exciting. Three, four and five-year-olds have an opportunity to participate in a weekly Memory Bible Verse program.



Wednesday Night Little Lambs
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Our Little Lambs discipleship program focuses on building the character of God in the lives of preschoolers ages 1 1/2 to 5 years old.



Nursery

We offer a church nursery for every Worship Service. The  Nursery will open for Preschoolers ages birth-4 years old during Worship Services.


FIRST TIME GUESTS // SECURITY

If you are planning to visit our church for the first time, here's a quick overview of what you can expect.


Come by the nursery counter and check your child into our database system. We will ask for the following personal information: family member’s names, children’s names and birthdates, family address, phone number, and any special instructions for your child (stickers are provided to help alert teachers if your child is potty training, has allergies or any other special needs). Once your child’s checked in, one of our volunteers will be happy to show you the age appropriate room we have created for your child. We use text messaging to contact you while you are away from your child if needed.


You and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child’s name tag portion will be placed on his or her back and the matching end will be given to you. The identification tags have numbers that are matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service. At the end of your visit please, return to the Preschool Area and go to your child’s classroom and show your tag to the teacher. Your child will then be released safely back to you.


If you have any questions or concerns while visiting, please stop by the Nursery counter and one of our team members will be there to help you.



K-6th Sunday Ministry


Sunday School

K-6th grade at 9:45 am

This small group time provides an excellent opportunity for kids to develop their faith among friends within their age group. All teachers are screened and do an excellent job mentoring children while challenging them to dig deeper in their personal relationship with God.


Children’s Church
K-3rd grade at 11:00 am

Children’s church provides a fun time of building foundational truths in the lives of children. Crafts, music, games and more are all incorporated into this large group time.



Wednesday Night Activities


Kids Jesus and Music (KJAM) is for all kids in the 1st-6th grade and typically meets in the fall and spring on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in room D-218. In His grace and mercy God has given us the pleasure of teaching children about the various ways we can bring praise and honor to Him. An important part of our praise is expressed through music. At Underwood, we love leading our kids in worship and enjoy the blessing of allowing them to lead us in worship during special events throughout the year.


Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills is for all 1st-6th grade kids and offers a unique mix of activities that will help kids build strong Bible skills with strong life application. Kids are taught Bible verses, key passages, the books of the Bible, related Bible stories, and much more. There are a lots of hands-on, age-appropriate learning activities that makes the experience about more than Scripture memorization. Through it, children will also learn about the context of key verses, related Bible stories, and more. Join us this Wednesday!

 

All kids need to be signed-in in the Children’s Building by a parent or adult who brings them. The teachers are ready to receive kids at 6:15 pm.



Growing with God


Jesus said, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Mark 10:14b-15


It is always exciting when a child makes a decision to follow Christ. At Underwood, we take that decision of faith seriously and want our children to walk confidently with God from the moment they make a decision and throughout the rest of their lives.


Growing with God is a three week course designed for children who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The children talk about sin, learning to grow in Christ, reading the Bible and how to share their faith with others. You can contact the church office if you would like for your child to get involved in this class.




Parents


Here are some helpful links for parenting, games, etc.


https://www.focusonthefamily.com

This Focus on the Family web site nurtures and defends families worldwide.


https://www.pluggedin.com
This is another website of Focus on the Family that works to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment. Find out the facts about movies, music, and more here.