Welcome to Woodlawn Kids! We believe that children are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). Our desire is to lead the children the living Lord Jesus has entrusted to us in a way that is pleasing to Him. We strive to help kids CONNECT with God, GROW in their faith, SERVE Him and GO into the world with the Gospel of Christ. We also seek to empower parents to be the primary disciplers of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). Take a look below and see how each of our ministries helps us fulfill this purpose.
It is no secret that families have more influence over their children than anyone else. This is by God's design! His design is that parents utilize this influence to take the leadership role in the spiritual development of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). The responsibility of the church is to come alongside the family and equip them to succeed in this God-given task (Ephesians 4:11-16). In order to effectively accomplish this task, we have adopted a specific family ministry strategy entitled Legacy Milestones. Additionally, Woodlawn Baptist Church challenges families to accomplish this task through two specific means:
CAPTURING GOD MOMENTS - This simply means pointing out the activity of God to your children. When the Lord gives you new insight into His Word, answers a prayer, meets a need or gives you an opportunity to speak His Gospel to a co-worker be sure and point these things out to your children. This reminds your children that the Lord is active in His world and builds them up in their faith.
FAMILY WORSHIP - This is an intentional weekly time where the family gathers together to spend time in the Word and in prayer with one another.
Every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. we have Bible study groups for children of all ages. The Bible is essential for instructing our children about salvation and in equipping them to serve the Lord (II Timothy 3:14-17). Currently, we are using the Explore the Bible curriculum from LifeWay for our preschoolers and grade schoolers.
Bible Study Teachers:
Babies and 1s - Vicki Aime, Andrea Parsons, Kathy Powell, Emily Walker
2s and 3s - Rhonda Johnson and Amy Creel
4s and K5 - David and Kirstie Stokes
1 and 2 Grades - Laramie and Angela Minga
3 and 4 Grades - Janet Earlywine and Kim Ricks
5 and 6 Grades - Zach and Dana Truitt
During our 10:15 Sunday morning worship service, we have several options for young families.
Our church nursery is staffed with trained workers for babies and toddlers.
We have Extended Session (ES) for two and three year olds. The preschoolers are taught a lesson that builds on the Explore the Bible curriculum from Lifeway that was taught during the Sunday School hour. We have a rotation of volunteers that staff this area of ministry.
Pre-kindergarteners, kindergarteners, and first graders are provided the opportunity to attend Children's Church. Children will participate in the corporate worship gathering with their parents. Then before the sermon begins, children will meet our Children's Church teachers in the foyer and be escorted to their class. Children have a time of singing worship songs, offering, and a Bible lesson from The Gospel Project curriculum. During their three years in Children's Church, children will be taught the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
On Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are welcome to join us in the house for Children's Bible Drill taught by Janet Earlywine.
Drillers spend time each week memorizing books of the Bible, key passages, and memory verses as well as the plan of salvation.
Our drillers will compete each spring in Church Drill, District Drill, and State Drill.
The purpose of Awana is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him. During club time children learn through a teaching time, memorize God's Word during their Awana handbook time and enjoy a high energy game time.
Our Awana clubs meet from 6:15pm-8:15pm on Wednesday evenings.
We have clubs for children ages 2 through 6th grade:
Puggles - 2 years old (parents must remain on church campus - ends at 7:00pm)
Cubbies - 3 and 4 years old (parents must remain on church campus - ends at 7:45pm)
Sparks - Kindergarten through 2nd grade
T&T Girls - 3rd through 6th grades girls
T&T Boys - 3rd through 6th grades boys
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for Awana the 2019-20 year, come to our Awana Registration and Kick Off Night on August 28 at 6:15 pm in our Family Life Center. We will have inflatables, the Red River Ice Cream truck, a parent meeting, and time to register and pay fees for this year. Click here to see our 2019-20 Awana calendar.
Parents, we know that life can be crazy busy! We also know that it can be tough for parents to get some time alone. Parents' Night Out at Woodlawn Baptist is a great way for you and your spouse to have a night alone while your kids have a blast at church. Please check below for our next Parents' Night Out event. We look forward to seeing you!
Parents' Night Out 2020 -
Father Daughter Dinner - January 31
Muffins for Missions - March 22
Vacation Bible School 2020 - June 1 - 5 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preteen Retreat - May 1 - 2
Family Commissioning Day - May 10
Join us this summer on Thursdays and Fridays as we travel around town for summer fun!!
See the church calendar for dates!
KIDS ON MISSION
Wednesday Nights This Summer
See the church calendar for service projects!
Kids Camp - June 15-16 at WBC
Preteen Camp - July 13 - 16 at Dry Creek Baptist Camp
Parenting in the Pew - July 26
Promotion Sunday - August 2
Awana Kick Off Party and Registration Night - August 26
Bible Drill Kickoff - September 30
Operation Christmas Child - October 25 - November 15
Cookies for Missions- December 13
Christmas Family Night of Worship - December 13