Preschoolers are not a performing group, but they are a special group of boys and girls that can begin to understand God’s world and His love for them. The preschooler can distinguish between high and low pitches, loud and soft, etc., and so many more musical concepts, but they also can understand who God is and how they relate to Him. Preschool choirs meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. with the following groupings: 3 year olds, and 4-5 year olds.
Designed for every age group, yet specific enough to meet the needs of every boy and girl: age graded for 1-3 graders and 4-6 graders. The choirs seek to develop both spiritual and musical objectives in the children. The choirs will enable the boys and girls to read music as they get older, but it also serves to lay a strong spiritual foundation that is key in their salvation experience. Graded choirs meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Summer Children’s Musical
The summer is an exciting time for children, and more so, with the enjoyment and presentation of a summer musical.
Extracurricular activities, like fishing, swimming, etc., enhanced the overall experience for the children. The children meet on Wednesdays during the summer, and culminate with a musical presentation at the end of summer.
Bible Drills are structured for boys and girls in 4-6 grades and 7-12 grades, meeting October through April on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. for the children and 4:00 p.m. for youth. The drills help the children to:
- 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
- learn how to apply the Bible to their lives
Royal Ambassadors, boys in grades 1-6, is designed to teach missions as a lifestyle. The format includes lessons, games, camping trips, sports, crafts, and special events that accomplish this. All of this serves as a tool to lead young men to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging them to share Christ with others. The RA’s meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.
Girls In Action
Through Girls in Action (GA), girls take action by:
- Praying for missions
- Engaging in mission action and witnessing
- Learning about missions
- Supporting missions
- Developing spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
Participating in the work of the church and the denomination, the GA’s at FBC Mendenhall are for girls in grades 1-6, meeting on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.
What is Mission Friends?
Mission Friends is the WMU missions organization for preschoolers from birth through kindergarten. In Mission Friends, preschoolers:
- Develop mission attitudes and concepts
- Become aware of God’s love for all people
- Realize that others need to hear about Jesus
- Learn of missions work and missionaries in North America and around the world
- Learn the joy of praying for and giving to missions
How do preschoolers learn about missions in Mission Friends?
- Hands-on activities
- Bible thoughts
- Sensory activities
- Mission stories
- Cultural learning activities
- Activities to help others
Mission Friends at First Baptist Church meet on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
9:15a: Sunday School
5:00p: Discipleship Training / Youth Bible Study
6:30a: Men's Prayer
5:30-6:30p: Family Night Supper
6:00-6:50p: Children's Choirs
6:30-7:30p: Common Ground (Youth)
6:50-7:30p: Missions (RAs, GAs, Mission Friends)
6:50-7:30p: Prayer Meeting
7:30-8:30p: Adult Choir