Children

We want learning about God to be fun and exciting!  We welcome children, grades 1-5, to join us each Sunday in a grade level LIFEgroup where they will:  

  • - be greeted by friendly, nurturing, and encouraging leaders;
  • - Learn, through Bible study, how to apply God’s word into their lives;
  • - grow a loving and lasting relationship with Jesus;
  • - create friendships with others.

It is our desire to share God’s love with every child to a point where they will choose to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

SUNDAYS

LIFEgroups at Kempsville Road Location: 9:30 am and 11 am
LIFEgroups at Volvo Parkway Location: 9:30 am

SECURITY

To ensure the security and safety of each child we use the security check-in system Checkpoint. Parents will be directed to a kiosk to check-in their child. They will receive a name badge  for the child and a parent badge, which will show a new and unique matching number each week for security purposes. First time guests please sign-in at the Children’s Desk.

WEDNESDAYS: TeamKID

TeamKID: Going Vertical is a weekly discipleship study for all kids grades 1-5. TeamKID meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 PM in Room 220. Be sure to join us each week for exciting games, activities, and Bible study! For details, contact the Children's Ministry at children@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, June 1

Join us for a FREE movie night on Friday, June 1, at 6 pm at our Volvo Parkway Location. We'll have pizza from 6-6:45 pm, and start watching Despicable Me 3 at 6:45 pm. Popcorn will be served all night! For details, contact the Children's Ministry at children@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up those instruments! We're getting geared up for life's big game with LifeWay's 2018 VBS...Game On! We want to fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drum line so all players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize that God has given us His ultimate playbook. He wants us to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. The game clock is ticking...VBS begins June 25-29, 2018!

VBS will be held at First Norfolk on Kempsville Road on Monday-Friday from 9 am-12:15 pm. VBS is free and open to all children age 4-grade 5 (pre-registration required for preschool due to limited space availability). Register here for our Kempsville Location. VBS will be held at First Norfolk on Volvo Parkway on Monday-Friday from 6:30-8:45 pm. Register here for our Volvo Location.

CHILDREN'S CAMP 

First Norfolk's Children's Camp is August 13-17! Third through fifth graders can jump on board the train at Camp Willow Run to join us for Children’s Camp, where we sleep in real boxcars and spend our days having fun in Lake Gaston, enjoying s'mores by the campfire, and learning about Jesus. Register here! (Note: This link will not work in Internet Explorer. Please use a modern, supported browser such as Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.)

SPECIAL NEEDS

We desire for every child to have a place where they can learn about God’s love and where families can worship and serve. We ask that parents register their child so that we may know best how to meet their needs. We use combinations of an orientation, short-term pull out class, and integration of special needs children into the existing LIFEgroups with ‘buddies.'

BIBLE SKILLS, THRILLS, & DRILLS

The purpose of Bible Drill is to help children

  • - increase in knowledge of the Bible
  • - develop skills in locating Bible books and key passages
  • - memorize the names of the books of the Bible in order plus selected Bible verses and key passages
  • - and learn how to apply the Bible to their lives

HOMESCHOOL MOTHERS ENCOURAGEMENT GROUP

To Build up and equip one another in our calling as Homeschool mothers through the study of God's Word, encouragement, mentoring and fellowship. This group meets the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July & August) from 10:00 am-11:45 am in Room #307. Leader: Gretchen Gray, mrsggray@yahoo.com

MOM TO MOM

Mom to Mom is a Biblically based ministry designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women in their relationships with their husbands and children." Each week at Mom to Mom more experienced moms and younger moms interact encouraging one another through conversation and small group discussion. The Mom to Mom meetings are a safe place to bring friends. Click here for more information and to register.

TEACHER RESOURCES

Check out our Resources page


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY STAFF

Julie Hunt, Minister to Families with Children: jhunt@firstnorfolk.org 

Regina Quillin, Ministry Assistant: rquillin@firstnorfolk.org or call 757-802-9516  

Follow the Children's Ministry on social media

Facebook: First Baptist Norfolk Children's Ministry

Instagram: @firstnorfolkchildren

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