Welcome to 1st Kids

Where we help kids grow up to be like Jesus, through faith, service and fun, all in a safe environment. Because we want each child to grow up having a deeper relationship with God.

Smarter, Stronger, Deeper, and Cooler

Luke 2:52

We create a FUN place where kids can learn about FAITH in a SAFE environment. Faith, safety,  and fun are 1st Kids three values. These values drive our ministries here at 1st Kids. We have three ongoing ministries for kids right now: Sunday Mornings, Intersection, and our partnership with Ballard Elementary School.

Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

Safety and Security

FBC has taken measures to insure your child's safety.

While on our church property during Sunday services and Wednesday night activities, we employ a security officer.

While in our care, we use an electronic Check-in system, which helps our church manage security for children, track attendance, monitor rooms, and provide the safest, quickest check-in and check-out process possible.

While in the classrooms, your child will be in the care of teachers, volunteers, or employees who have been screened through an application process, a background check, interviews, and continuous training.

We also have an electronic door locking system know as FOB. To provide safety and security we lock the doors into the 1st Kids building 20 minutes after the service has started and unlock the doors 10 minutes prior to the service ending. In order to gain access to the building a person will need to be let in using a call button.

Sunday Mornings

We know that it can be challenging to find your place as an adult in a church while being a parent, so we have designed our ministry to have something for your child from the start of Life Groups to the end of the Worship Service.

Life Groups happen at 9:00 am where children birth through 5th grade are in a small group of peers. Each Life Group has a qualified leader that teaches children in a variety of engaging age appropriate activities dealing with the week’s lesson and theme.

Kid's Worship takes place during the 10:30 worship service for Elementary Age Children. Children are challenged every Sunday to trust God, make wise choices, build lasting friendships, and respect themselves and others. Our staff and volunteers who spend time with children believe that the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and every leader always cares. Kid's Worship is a time designed to engage children in worship within a large group setting. Music, games, and an innovative approach to the Bible Story are always part of this experience.

Preschool and Toddler Worship also takes place during the 10:30 worship service but is for children Birth through 4 or 5 years of age. This time is designed to get children moving and learning about a big God who made them, loves them, and wants to be their friend forever. Singing, an engaging Bible Story, and games are always a part of this fun time.


Wednesday Nights

Intersection meets Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:00 to 7:45. Intersection is where faith and life intersect. Intersection is dived into several groups as well as gender through our 1st Kids KREW, Royal Ambassadors, Girls In Action, and Mission and Friends programs.

Each week at Intersection includes a rotation schedule.

1st Kids KREW is all about kids radically expressing worship through the fine arts. Each week kids will learn how to worship God in one of the four areas of the fine arts: music, drama, dance, and visual arts. Kids will be able to express their creative side in those mediums by various means such as musicals, special performances, and show cases.

During RA’s, GA’s, and Mission Friends the kids will be taking a journey into Scripture in order to build a foundation of life transformation. They will uncover new experiences through hands-on activities that encourage spiritual growth, life skills, team work, and mentoring relationships with leaders.


1st Kids KREW

6:00 to 6:45

RA’s, GA’s, and Mission Friends

6:45 to 7:45

Registration is required to be apart of Intersection. Use the link below to register or fill out the form in the 1st Kids Lobby.

Helping Children Grow to be like Jesus

We need your help influence the children to grow up to be like Jesus. We are always looking for individuals who have a passion for leading the next generation to Christ. If you are interested in serving on our team please contact mwilder@fbcbradenton.org or check out the serve page.