The purpose of the Children’s Ministry of Westbury Baptist Church is to see children experience Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance through a church that values them as individuals.
Weekly Activities at Westbury
The purpose of the Children’s Ministry of Westbury Baptist Church is to see children experience Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance through a church that values them as individuals. We do this by helping each child develop and grow in their personal relationship with the Lord, while also letting them have fun as they learn.
We partner with parents in the discipleship of their children by providing environments, curriculum and resources that center on the Gospel and teach the nature and character of God. We do this because we believe the first steps of faith begin early and pave the way for future faith experiences.
9:15am – 10:30am
4 year old +
9:15am – 10:00am
Sunday School classes are for children ages 6 weeks old -5th grade. Children are split based on their age/school grade for age appropriate Bible study that focuses on teaching kids about the love God has for them.
Please visit the registration table in the reception area of the children’s building for class information.
During the 10:45am Worship Service
Kid’s praise is for children who are 4 years old (by September 1st-Kindergarten), and is a special time of worship during the 10:45 worship service. The children attend worship with their families and will be dismissed before the sermon to attend Kid’s Praise in the children’s building where they will sing songs, read a Bible story, do a craft, and play games.
6:00pm – 7:00pm
During children’s choir, our goal is to help kids learn to express their love to God through worship. Kids learn musical skills and spiritual truths in a fun, social environment while they explore music through their voices and instruments.
Treble Makers Choir: Preschool (age 3 by Sept. 1) – Kindergarten
Music Makers Choir: Grades 1-3
Young Musicians: Grades 4-5
Team Kids and Bible Drill
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Team Kids is a discipleship program for children 4 years old – Kindergarten. During this program, kids learn verses, read Bible stories, make crafts, and play games.
Bible Drill helps children learn the books of the Bible, key passes, and Bible verses. Children are taught through games, Bible stories, and various other activities. Bible Drill is for children in Grades 1-5.
Safety & Nursery FAQs
We are committed to the safety, welfare, and protection of all children and youth participating in the activities and programs of this church. This policy is intended to protect both the children and volunteer workers and is intended to be a helpful resource in addressing the issues of child safety. Throughout this policy, the terms “child,” “children,” and “youth” refer to all persons under eighteen (18) years of age. Children’s programs at WBC include infants to 5th graders.
The standards implemented in this Child Protection Policy (PDF) seek to uphold our commitment to the safety of the children of WBC, whether members or guests. This policy governs all volunteers enlisted to work with children in positions filled by the Minister to Children and Nominating Committee.
HOW DO I SIGN-IN MY CHILD ON SUNDAY MORNINGS?
When you arrive a volunteer will ask you to fill out a registration card that provides us with important information about your child. You will be directed to the classroom where you will drop your child off. If your child is kindergarten – 5th grade, they will be shown to their classroom which is upstairs. Children 3 years and younger stay downstairs.
What are your safety procedures in the Early Childhood Department?
When you sign in your preschooler, you child will receive a security label with their name and any allergies they have may on the tag then parents are given a pager. If you are needed during the service, we will page you. If the pager goes off we ask that you come back to your child’s room. Parents are given a tag to pick up their children.
How do I know if my child should not come due to sickness?
We do not accept children who have:
- a fever within the last 24 hours
- yellow or greenish mucus from eyes or nose
- excessive runny nose
- been on antibiotics less than 24 hours
- have vomited within the last 24 hours
Am I required to help in my child's room?
Parents who have children in the nursery are asked to serve once a quarter; however it is not required.