1st–5th Grade

First Kids


What We're About

The Children’s Ministry serves children in first through fifth grades; empowering and equipping them to know and love Jesus, while also encouraging families to grow their faith at home. Our vision for children is that they would come to love Jesus Christ; love His Word; and share the love of Christ with others. We are passionate about kids, Jesus and Cypress!

We Value

  1. Parents as the primary disciple makers of their children. Our role is secondary and viewed as a partnership.
  2. Developmentally appropriate Bible teaching.
  3. Building relationship and community.
  4. Equipping children to serve in the church and in the world.

Upcoming Events

1st–5th Grade

  1. 01
    Dec

    Children's Christmas Par-TAY!

    Dec, 01 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Cypress Campus ()

  2. 26
    Jan

    Midnight Madness

    Jan, 26 2018 @ 5:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Fitness & Recreation Center)

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Sundays

Life Bible Study + Kids' Worship

For kids at Houston's First, Sundays are split into two distinct parts. While you are transitioning between worship service and bible study, your kids are doing the same.

9:30a — LBS Classes for 1st–5th Graders, Kid’s Worship for 1st–3rd Graders
11a — LBS Classes for 1st–5th Graders, Kid’s Worship for 1st–3rd Graders

Sunday provides one of the best times for 1st-5th graders to learn and interact with other children their same age. Age-appropriate Life Bible Study is available at 9:30a and 11a.

Family Worship

Family Worship are special Sundays when parents are able to both model worship and participate in worship with their children in our main worship service. On these Sundays there is no Heartland or Kids’ Worship. Family Worship occurs any month that has a 5th Sunday, Easter Sunday, Sunday after Thanksgiving, and the Sunday closest to Christmas.

Wednesdays

While you attend a MidLink gathering, 1st–5th graders gather at BLAST—which stands for “building lives around scripture and truth”—where they will experience age-appropriate Bible study and small groups.

6p — BLAST (1st-5th Grade)

Growing Our Souls

Life Bible Studies and Milestone Classes are our main vehicles for growing our souls closer to God. They provide a place for us to explore the beauty and mystery of God's Word.

Giving Our Lives

A soul growing closer to God cannot be contained. Eventually, it will need to find a release. Missions and volunteering are two such outlets.

Preschool and Children's Ministry Volunteer

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Help our teachers, lead and teach God's Word with engaging activities and lessons (infants–5th grade) once or twice a month on our...

Sunday Mornings

BLAST Team

1st–5th Grade

Be a part of the BLAST team who are equipping elementary schoolers to build their lives around scripture and truth.

Every Wed @ 5:45–8p

Sunday Buddies

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Be a buddy to a friend with special needs who needs a little extra attention. Volunteers can serve at either service hours.

Sunday Mornings

Gatekeeper

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Keep our NextGen area safe and secure. Volunteers can serve at either service hours.

Sunday Mornings

Guest Check-In Greeter

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Help guests feel welcome and find their way. Volunteers can serve at either service hours.

Sunday Mornings

Worship Leaders

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Use your musical gifting to lead worship on Sundays at Heartland or Kids' Worship.

Sunday Mornings

Kids' Worship Team

1st–5th Grade

Be a part of a special worship time for children (1st–3rd grade).

Sunday Mornings

Difference Maker Rotation

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Love on the children (infants–5th grade) and serve and support the LBS teacher (every week, twice a month, once a month). Volunteers can...

Sunday Mornings

Preschool and Children's Ministry Leader

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade

Lead and teach God's Word every week with engaging activities and lessons (infants–5th grade). Volunteer Teachers will serve at either...

Sundays Mornings

Meet Our Staff

First Kids
Erin Ruddle
ER

Erin Ruddle

Director of Preschool & Children's Ministry
Cindy Wineman
CW

Cindy Wineman

Preschool and Children's Administrative Assistant
Michelle Valentine
MV

Michelle Valentine

First Friends and First Kids Coordinator
Timber Garner
TG

Timber Garner

Preschool and Children's Ministry Assistant
Eric Cowpersmith
EC

Eric Cowpersmith

Preschool and Children's Ministry Associate
Sandra Fong
SF

Sandra Fong

First Friends and First Kids Coordinator
Erin Ruddle
ER

Erin Ruddle

Director of Preschool & Children's Ministry
Cindy Wineman
CW

Cindy Wineman

Preschool and Children's Administrative Assistant
Michelle Valentine
MV

Michelle Valentine

First Friends and First Kids Coordinator
Timber Garner
TG

Timber Garner

Preschool and Children's Ministry Assistant
Eric Cowpersmith
EC

Eric Cowpersmith

Preschool and Children's Ministry Associate
Sandra Fong
SF

Sandra Fong

First Friends and First Kids Coordinator