We make every effort to provide a safe and loving environment for children Newborn - 5th grade.


The AWANA Clubs are starting up again September 14th! 

Cubbies: 2 years prior to K

Sparks: K-2nd grade

T&T: 3rd-5th

These clubs meet Wednesdays at 6-7:30 here at FBC.

Questions? Contact Awana Commander Shelly Burkett. 

"But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Luke 18:16

Kids' Ministry​​​​​​​​

We are committed to loving and nurturing our little ones with the love of Jesus Christ. For the safety of our children, all nursery caregivers are church members or regular attendees who have completed a voluntary background check​​​​​​​ processed and filed through the church office​​​​​​​.

Our loving and dedicated staff and volunteers would like to let you know that we consider your children precious gifts from the Lord, and we look forward to ministering to them throughout the year!


The children's church program happens during the church service. Children will be dismissed after worship songs. We receive children 4 years old through 5th grade. 

Nursery Program

The nursery of First Baptist Church is committed to loving and nurturing our little ones ages 0 to 4 with the love of Jesus Christ. 

Illness Policy

Nursery is for well children only.

Children cannot be in the nursery if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever within the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Any skin infection
  • Pink eye or any other eye infections
  • Head lice

Check-In Procedure

  • Children must be dropped off by a parent or guardian.
  • The parent/guardian will need to fill out the sign-in sheet.
  • Parent/guardian will then be assigned a numbered pager.
  • Volunteer will write child’s name and pager number on a sticky label and affix it to the child’s back.

Check-Out Procedure

  • When parent/guardian arrives, the volunteer will match the pager number with the number on the child’s back.
  • Children cannot be released to any person who does not present the corresponding pager.

Snack Time

Snack includes apple juice and graham crackers/puffs.

Volunteers Needed

  • Must be approved by FBC Pastoral Staff.
  • Must be a church member or affiliated with the church for at least 3 to 6 months.
  • Must be a regular church attendee.
  • Youth volunteers must be 12 years old to serve


  • There are cameras located in the infant room, check-in station, toddler room, and snack room.
  • Adult volunteers must have a criminal background check every 2 years.
  • Infant room is 1 adult per 2 children.

   Children are placed in the infant room until they are steady walkers.

  • Toddler room is 2 adults per 6 children.

   Children are placed in the toddler room if they have learned how to walk.


Nursery Leadership Team

Ashley Johnson

(231) 775-5629


Ways you could help us care for your little ones.

  • Event Leader
  • Small Group Leader
  • Door Greeter
  • Nursery worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Check-In Attendant
  • AWANA  Helper
  • Crowd Control Volunteer
  • Teacher
  • VBS Director 

You can pick up a background check in the church office or click here to print off a PDF version. We are grateful you are going to help!

or click here to complete this form electronically.