Our children’s ministry is called GLOW. The inspiration for the name is from Matthew 5:16. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Our goal is for children to develop a relationship with God. We want them to learn to serve God and share the word of God with others. At First Baptist Church of Vinita we welcome all children, including children with special needs.
Sunday School - The children attend a small group Sunday school class where they can learn age appropriate lessons that bring them closer to God.
Children’s Church - The children begin church in the sanctuary with their families. When worship services are over and the sermon is about to begin, the children all meet at the back of the sanctuary. They go across the hall to the Children’s Church room. They are presented with a 10-15 minute lesson which encourages them to find and read verses in the Bible. Then the children get a snack and play a game that is related to the days Bible lesson.
Nursery - A nursery is offered on Sunday mornings for children who are 0 to 2 years old for Sunday School. A nursery is offered on Sunday mornings during the church service for children who are 0 to 5 years old. Children who are 5 will be invited to Children’s Church when it starts. The nursery workers are volunteers and they rotate each week. At the beginning of service each Sunday morning a slide will be presented so parents know who is working in the nursery with their children.
Wednesday night services are more laid back and fun. The children begin the night with worship songs by “The Lads” and other various artists. Once the singing and moving is complete, the children share their prayer requests and engage in a time of prayer. The lesson comes next. When the lesson is complete, the children move to tables to do an activity that relates to the lesson and enjoy a small snack. They finish the evening with a short game and prayer.
Nursery - A nursery is offered on Wednesday nights for children 0-4 years old.
Activities are scheduled on a monthly basis. Some of the activities are designed to help the children grow in their faith. Other activities are designed to share our faith with the community. Some activities are designed to allow the children to spend time together and build relationships. All activities are announced weeks in advance during the Sunday church service. Activities will also be posted on the church’s facebook page.