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.

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Sundays
Our Security Measures
Wednesdays
Vacation Bible School
Kid's Camp
Special Needs
Bible Skills, Thrills, & Drills
Homeschool Mothers Encouragement Group
Mom to Mom
Teacher Resources
Children's Ministry Staff
Social Media

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

Summer Road Trip | Kempsville Location, Room 220

Begins July 10! Summer Road Trip takes place on Wednesdays (July and August) from 6-7:30 pm. Are we there yet? Come join us on our summer road trip as we explore the Israelites and their road trip to the land that God promised them. Let's have fun learning about God and all the good things he has in store for us! Questions: children@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516.

Parent Refuge | Kempsville Location

Begins July 10! Parent Refuge meets on Wednesday Nights from 6-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Looking for a moment to catch up on your emails? Or maybe a place to sit down and relax with your friends? Come by the Parent Refuge on Wednesday nights! It’s not a program … it’s a time and place … just for you! (Coffee, water bottles and the occasional yummy will be available!)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, June 24-28, 2019

Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get In The Wild at this summer’s VBS. If you have questions, please contact the Children's Ministry at children@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516. Learn more about VBS at firstnorfolk.org/vbs

Wow! As of Thursday, June 13, we have so many four-year-olds who want to come to VBS at the Kempsville Road Location that we have started a waiting list. Currently, all of the four-year-old classes are full, but we are working hard to find some fun, loving adults to open another class!

Kempsville Location: 9 am-12:15 pm
312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk
Register here for the Morning VBS on Kempsville (register children or register as a volunteer)
As of June 13, all four-year-old children who register for VBS at the Kempsville Location will be placed on a waiting list.

Volvo Location: 6:30-8:45 pm
1516 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake
Register here for the Evening VBS on Volvo (register children or register as a volunteer)

KID'S CAMP, Aug. 12-16, 2019

It's time to get on board ... First Baptist Norfolk Kid's Camp is August 12-16! Third through fifth graders can jump on board the train at Camp Willow Run to join us for Kid’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. Learn more about camp here: firstnorfolk.org/kidscamp

REGISTER HERE


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 begins October 4. It meets the first and third Thursday of each month at our Kempsville Road Location, Room 300, from 9:30-11:45 am. Mom to Mom is a biblically based ministry designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women. Free childcare/preschool drop-off is available. Book & registration fee: $20. Scholarships available upon requests. Click here for more information and to register, or call 802-9516.

2018-19 Event Dates: Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16

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.orgor call 757-802-9516

Follow the Children's Ministry on social media

Facebook: First Baptist Norfolk Children's Ministry
Instagram: @firstnorfolkchildren

 

WHY?

why am I here? why do I need God?


THE GOSPEL

First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

info@firstnorfolk.org

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