children's ministry

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.

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FAMILIES

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. 

BIBLE STUDY

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, Kathy Powell, Emily Walker, Bobby and Kyla Watson

2s and 3s - Rhonda Johnson and Amy Creel

4s and K - 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  

Extended Session & Children's Church

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.

BIBLE DRILL

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.

AWANA

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 lyn@wbcbr.org. To register for Awana, come to our Family Life Center Wednesday evenings starting at 6:15 pm. Registration is open for the 2017-18 year.

parents' night out

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 - April 13, August 17, and December 1



2018 MINISTRY EVENTS

Father Daughter Dinner February 9


Muffins for Missions March 25


Parents' Night Out April 13


Preteen Retreat April 21-22


Vacation Bible School 2018 June 4 - 8 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Summer Playdates

Join us this summer on Thursdays and Fridays as we travel around town for summer fun!! 


Kids Camp June 18-19 at WBC


Preteen Camp July 16-19 at Dry Creek Baptist Camp


Parenting in the Pew July 29


Promotion Sunday August 6


Awana Kick Off Party and Registration Night August 29


Bible Drill Kickoff September


Operation Christmas Child October - November


Cookies for Mission December 2


Christmas Family Night of Worship December 16