Children's ministry

Welcome! Our goal at FAB is to provide a safe, loving, and faith-filled atmosphere for our children. The children's ministry provides age-appropriate Bible studies, worship services, mission opportunities, fellowship events, and other activities to nurture our children as they grow in stature and in faith. We want our children to feel at home in the church, to recognize their brothers and sisters in Christ as family, and to be dedicated servants of Christ their entire lives. 


For more information, email Rachael Gibson at rachlgibson@hotmail.com.

The church + home = greater impact

Light (yellow) + Love (red) = Orange


We can DO MORE TOGETHER to make a difference in the life of every child. 

FABkids partners with families to help children discover who Jesus is and

develop a relationship with Him that is real and personal.


We believe every child is made in the image of God to love God with all their heart, soul, strength, and to trust Jesus for a better future.


The Orange curriculum engages children through wonder, discovery, and passion to come alongside parents with resources to carry faith-filled teaching and life into the week.


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SUNDAY MORNINGS

We are excited about our new Family Experience [FX} on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30! As part of our Growing Together initiative, we are creating opportunities for intergenerational study, worship, and fellowship. 


One of our goals is to create warm spaces that prioritize young people and families. In this Family Experience [FX], young families through teens are welcome to join this group in the FAB Lab.


Each month we will focus on a theme--May is "5K: Run the Race." We will learn songs, study scripture creatively, and have discussions to help us apply God's Word to our daily lives. Of course there will be a snack breakfast, music, and fellowship too!


*Adults, if you already attend a Sunday Morning Bible Study class and would like your child or teen to attend, please check them in at the FAB Lab entrance and pick up at 10:30.


tiny disciples

Our youngest disciples are cared for in a loving, play-centered environment. 


A Bible story is introduced every week for all ages. 


A typical class will include play time, snacks, story time, age-appropriate crafts and games


Nursery is currently provided during the 10:45 worship hour for ages 0-3.

second hour worship

for k-5

Children above nursery age are invited to begin worship in the sanctuary with their parents at 10:45. During "The Future," our weekly children's sermon, the children ages 4-5th grade are invited to the front of the sanctuary. After The Future, they are welcome to go with our children's ministry leaders for Second Hour worship. Children can be picked up by their guardian in room 309, the Nancy Brannon Room.

During this time, the children continue the lesson from our Family Experience [FX] with songs, Bible story with life application, games, and crafts. 


Sunday evenings

Once a month our children and families gather together for a Family Mission to show love to our neighbors at FAB, in our community, or around the world. We spend time in fellowship, play, and worship. 


To stay in the know about our Family Missions and Children's Ministry events, check out our weekly newsletter or the private Facebook group for our families. Questions? Contact Rachael Gibson at rachlgibson@hotmail.com.

beyond THE COLUMNS

We want our children to feel at home when they are at church, and we also want them to realize the importance of being church outside our building. 


During the summer, our children and their families gather at different spots throughout our city for Bible study, fellowship, and mission activities. Our annual Vacation Bible School, held each June, is an opportunity for children to introduce their friends and neighbors to our church family. Check The Columns for upcoming Family Mission opportunities.

FAQs

If you have a question that isn't answered below, email faboffice@fifthavenuebaptist.org.


My infant is coming to the church nursery for the first time. What should I bring?

Your diaper bag should contain extra clothes, food, and a pacifier if needed. Please label all items to ensure their safe return. If you have any special feeding instructions, let our nursery workers know when you drop off your child. 


Who are your volunteers?

All of our volunteers have received special training on the protection of children and undergo regular background checks. Only approved volunteers are allowed to care for children at FAB. To further ensure your children's safety, we ask that you sign in your children at our check-in station, noting any allergies and special instructions. Upon check-in, you and your children will receive matching stickers. When you pick up your children, present your sticker to our volunteers.


How are children's classes divided?

Our children are separated by age for some activities, but we also meet frequently as a larger group to encourage children of different ages to grow in faith together. Currently, due to COVID-19, our attendance is lower, and our children's classes are combined until we phase back all of our teachers and volunteers.

  • Infants & Toddlers ages 0-3
  • Preschoolers-3rd grade
  • 3rd grade and up: Our 3rd-5th graders are invited forward for The Future, and are invited to continue worship in the sanctuary with their parents. Currently, they are welcome to attend Second Hour if they prefer.
Do you require masks for children?
During this time we are still following state and federal protocols for mask-wearing while indoors. We ask that school-age children 5 & up wear a mask while indoors or in close-contact with others outside of their family unit. All adult volunteers will also be wearing masks while your children are in their care indoors.

Helpful Resources

Check out the links below for information that may be helpful to you and your children.

  • Orange curriculum and ministry strategy

    Ever wonder what your children are learning in their programming? We are now utilizing Orange curriculum for our children's and youth ministries. There are great resources for parents to help their children grow in their faith at home as well as in church. Together, we can make a greater impact. Click the image to visit their site & learn more!

  • Parent cue app

    The Parent Cue app is designed to help every parent do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future. Download for free on the Google Play or Apple app store. You can also find the weekly Podcast, Parent Cue Live featuring parenting experts designed to help parents do family life better on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Camp COwen

    Camp Cowen is the West Virginia Baptist Camp for children and youth. Many children from FAB visit Cowen each summer. Visit the Camp Cowen website for camp dates and registration forms.

  • Plugged in

    Plugged In is a Christian resource of Focus on the Family, providing reviews of movies, books, television, and more.