First Baptist provides programs for our smallest attendees

"Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:14b)

Our purpose is to please God and make disciples.

Our desire is to come alongside families, reinforcing the truths taught in the Word of God, helping children learn to live out these never changing principles, in an ever changing world.

Special Needs Students

We welcome special needs students and strive to minister to them the love and grace found in Scripture. We attempt to give them as much individual attention as needed while helping them fit into their appropriate group as much as possible. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns about your particular needs.


Your child's safety is a primary focus in all of our children's ministries. You must check your child in each time they attend and we only dismiss that child to authorized parents or guardians. All staff members are subject to a thorough background check and our security team is in place to make sure no one has access to our children's department that isn't supposed to be there. We have a first aid room and several nurses, EMT's and other first responders on sight to assist you in caring for your child if needed. We are striving for a "welcoming" yet secure atmosphere as we are ever evaluating and adjusting our security measures to ensure your childs safety.


We offer a Nursery during our Sunday Morning Sunday School, Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) and Worship service., and Wednesday evenings. Children may attend our Nursery until they are old enough to move into our Toddler department. We offer a private area for nursing mothers and strive to keep our facilities clean and disinfected. We ask that children with fevers or other contagious conditions please not be brought to our Nursery. Our staff is carefully selected. Pagers are issued in case Mom or Dad would be needed.

Service Times

Sunday School 9:00AM
Morning Worship 10:15AM
June - August 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Sept - May (Supper) 5:15PM - 6PM
Sept - May (Activities) 6:20PM - 8PM

Children's Church

We offer an Children's Church Program for younger children, ages 3-5, during our Sunday Morning worship time. Your child may take part in activities geared to their age and understanding, allowing you to fully enjoy the worship time. We carefully select staff to teach and work in this ministry and many who serve here are actually parents of young children.

Sunday School

Our Sunday school department offers biblical teaching at appropriate age and understanding levels for your children. Our goal is to shore up the teaching your child receives at home from you, as your child experiences the wonderful historical accounts found in the Bible. In the process lots of fun and challenging activities help to hold your child's attention. Our staff is carefully selected and monitored to ensure the well being of each student.

Contact Information

Phone (574) 533-3139
Fax (574) 533-3130
Emergency (During Services) (574) 202-2560

Wednesday programs for children

Early Learners (Gopher Buddies)(4 years old - Kindergarden)

Early learners is the launching pad for our structured Children's ministries. Your child will be introduced to the importance of doing a daily devotional as well as Scripture Memory and individual and group activities that teach Biblical principles. All material is age appropriate and the Daily Quiet Time Devotional coincides with the older kids and adult Devotionals so the entire family is daily looking at the same passage of Scripture.

Olympians (1st - 6th Grade)

Our Olympian program builds on the foundation of God's Word to continue developing daily Godly habits in children’s lives. A daily Quiet Time Devotional is encouraged along with Scripture Memory and activities that teach Biblical principles. A Bible lesson is taught each week and every child meets with a coach each week to offer the needed encouragement to succeed. Many special outings and events maintain the energy level to create a fun and welcoming group.