Welcome to Searcy First Children's Ministries!
Our programs strive to make each child feel welcomed, nurtured, and loved. At Searcy First we believe God has called us to “GLORIFY God, GROW in full devotion to Jesus Christ, and CONNECT the unconnected” and we have a place for you and your family here. We have several opportunities for your children!
- Bright Nights is a program offered during the school year for 4yrs-3rd grade. This engaging program gives children an opportunity to learn Bible lessons, make crafts, play games, participate in service projects, and enjoy music. We meet on Wednesdays from 5:45-7:15 pm. We will enjoy music with Mrs. Amy Tate, Mrs. Melissa Perry, and Mrs. Alex Hollowell.
- Bible Study for 4th-5th graders will meet from 6-7:15 on Wednesday Nights during the school year. (This class is optional. If they would rather, 4th and 5th Graders may stay in Bright Nights.)
- We offer Sunday School classes from infants to 5th grade (6th May now join Youth SS- but are also able to stay with us if they don’t quite feel ready to move up!) These classes are lead by amazing teachers* who have dedicated their Sunday mornings to make sure these kids have THE BEST Sunday School experience. We are currently using the Simply Loved curriculum by Group.
Sunday School classes meet from 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. every Sunday. Children who are not picked up by 10:50 will be taken to the church nursery- so no worries if your adult Sunday School class happens to run long!
- 6th Grade/Confirmation Ministry: Our 6th grade classes are very important to us! Beginning in the fall they launch into a yearlong confirmation process. Confirmation preparation (Confirmation) is a formal process with a class or group leading to the ritual of confirmation for those who wish to receive it and are deemed ready by the pastors. The middle school years are a time when young people begin to move from concrete thinking to abstract thinking and many begin to make lifelong faith decisions. During these middle school years youth are seeking a sense of belonging. Belonging to the community of faith is an appropriate response to that developmental task. We believe that around the 6th grade is an appropriate time to consider this task. Confirmation preparation takes place over the school year with our pastors joining in at different times by delivering lessons, meeting with the confirmands individually, and attending confirmation retreat. It is a great time of learning and relationship building culminating with Confirmation Sunday!
- Acolyte Program
We invite all 3rd-6th graders to serve as acolytes. This tradition is over 1,700 years old! It is a wonderful reminder to carry the light of Christ out to the world, and it is a beautiful way to serve the Lord and our church.
*Every volunteer and staff member will be screened through a company called Ministry Safe*
For more information about any of our Children’s Ministry programs, please contact our Children's Director, Kiki Capps | 501-268-5896 | firstname.lastname@example.org