Children’s Ministry

Age-appropriate Bible study classes, interactive choirs, and recreation activities.

For Nursery, Preschoolers and Elementary Students

“THE DOCK” Children’s Ministry

Berea First Baptist Church has a legacy as a church of ministering to and loving children. For decades, our church has offered age-appropriate Bible study classes, interactive choirs, and recreation activities. In January 2016, our Children’s Ministry took on the name of “The Dock”. Along with this new name came a totally renovated space just for our children!

“The Dock” is physically located directly beneath our nursery facility and Child Development Center, and has been completely renovated with new carpet, paint, furnishings, and The Dock theme throughout. We are grateful for the hard work of so many of our church members who gave of their time to make this renovation possible! We look forward to having your children join us at “The Dock” very soon.


Babies-5th grade meet every Sunday morning at 9:00am. During this time the children learn Bible verses, participate in hands-on activities, make new friends, and listen to Bible stories. Our curriculum provides materials they can carry home with them so that you can discuss with your child the stories from God’s Word.

On your first visit to BFBC, enter at the front of our facilities through the area marked “Welcome Center.” This is the glass area just to the left of our main sanctuary building. Here our volunteers can direct you and your children to the right Sunday Morning Connect Group.


Our preschoolers (ages 3-5) meet every Wednesday night at The Dock from 6:30pm – 7:30pm for children’s church. This group enjoys music, Bible stories, table activities, Mission stories and games. They also participate in missions projects that serve our Reaching Center and our community.

1st–5th grades also meet every Wednesday night from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in our gymnasium for KidzLife – a Bible-centered children’s curriculum that helps children discover the true heart of God. During this hour, we have a group game, large group Bible study and small groups. Children also participate in mission projects that serve our Reaching Center and our community.

If you’re interested, 1st–5th grades can also meet early on Wednesdays to participate in choir. Practice starts every Wednesday night at 5:55pm in the choir room of our Main Sanctuary. Our children’s choir group prepares and performs two musicals annually, one at Christmas and one in the spring and they also sing for the morning worship service.


Julie Lunsford

Director of Children’s and Education Ministries

Julie works with our Sunday morning “Connect Groups” for preschoolers and children, leads our Children’s Worship on Sundays, and works with our Child Development Center.

If you are interested in learning more about how our church ministers to our youngest, get in touch with Julie and she can share more about the wide range of ministries and activities!

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Children’s Ministry Weekly Schedule

Weekly activities taking place at the Child Care Building and The Dock.

Children’s classrooms are located to the left of the Welcome Center. View the Campus map here, or come to the Welcome Center for directions to a classroom. Our Greeters can show you the way!


Children’s Sunday Schedule

Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00am

• Babies: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 111)
• 1’s: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 112)
• 2’s: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 109)
• 3’s: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 106)
• 4’s and 5’s: Children’s Church, Child Development Center (Room 107)
• 1st-2nd Grades: Children’s Church, Children’s Hall (Purple Room)
• 3rd-5th Grades: Children’s Church, Children’s Hall (Red Room)

Sunday: 10:15am – 11:45am

• Babies-3’s: Nursery, Remain in same Child Development Center classrooms
• 4’s-3rd Grades: Morning Worship with Adults then Kid’s Worship*, Main Sanctuary then The Dock
• 4th-5th Grades: Morning Worship with Adults, Main Sanctuary

*Kid’s Worship: During the 10:15am Sunday morning worship service, preschool and elementary children (ages 4’s-3rd grades) sit with their families initially, but then have the opportunity to leave during “Greeting” time for Kid’s Worship at The Dock (directly below the Child Development Center) for more music, activities, and an age-based Bible lesson.


Children’s Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday: 5:15pm – 6:00pm

• All Ages: Supper, Senior Adult Building

Wednesday: 5:55pm – 6:25pm

• 1st–5th Grades: Kid’s Choir Practice, Main Sanctuary

Wednesday: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

• Babies-2’s: KidzLife, Child Development Center
• 3’s-5’s: KidzLife, The Dock
• 1st–5th Grades: KidzLife, Gymnasium