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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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.

Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 30th | Kempsville & Volvo Locations| 6:00 - 7:30 PM


A family event for all preschoolers and children! You're invited to come join us for a great evening filled with fun and all kinds of treats. Invite your neighbors and friends! FREE and open to all! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Full event details: children@firstnorfolk.org or 802.9516
To register as a volunteer, there are Trunk or Treat brochures around the church with a sign up form attached. Simply fill out and return the form to the Preschool or Children's Ministries desks, church office or guest services desk at Volvo. We will contact you with more specific information. Deadline for sign-up is October 23rd.

Candy donations can be dropped off at the front desk or Preschool and Children's desk. At Volvo, drop offs can be made at the Preschool Desk or Information Desk.

WEDNESDAYS

Books of the Bible | Kempsville Location, Room 220 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Books of the Bible is a fun, high-energy Bible study that teaches kids the books of the Bible and what each book is about! Each week kids will enjoy a Bible lesson, crafts, scripture memory, games and much more! Questions: children@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516.

Parent Refuge | Kempsville Location

Join us! 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!)


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.'

RECHARGE PARENTS

A support group for all parents with special needs children. Join us for encouragement and community.

Meets Tuesday mornings 10 AM. Kempsville Location, Room 311. 

 

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

This group serves to build up and equip one another in our calling as Homeschool mothers through the study of God's Word, encouragement, mentoring, and fellowship. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July, and August) from 6-7:30 pm in Room 319 at our Kempsville Road Location. Leader: Gretchen Gray, mrsggray@yahoo.com

2019 Event Dates: 11/13, 12/11
2020 Event Dates: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13

MOM TO MOM

The theme of our study is Growing a Child = Growing a Mom. 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. 2019 Event Dates: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5

TEACHER RESOURCES

Check out our Resources page


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Late June 2020

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky. These magnificent structures were elaborately designed and intricately built. Yet they all began the same way—with concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes; and most importantly, a solid foundation. This summer, kids will grab their hard hats and head out to the construction site to discover that skyscrapers aren’t the only things that need a rock solid foundation.  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

Kempsville Location: 9 am-12:15 pm 312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk

Volvo Location: 6:30-8:45 pm  | 1516 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake

Online registration will be open in the Spring of 2020

 


KID'S CAMP, August 2020

Check out all the fun at Kid's Camp.See pics here

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It's time to get on board ... First Baptist Norfolk Kid's Camp is in August each year! 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



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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