Preschool & Kindergarten

First Friends


What We're About

The Preschool Ministry serves children birth through kindergarten; 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

Preschool & Kindergarten

  1. 22
    Oct

    Parent Commitment

    Oct, 22 2017 @ 9:00 am - Cypress Campus (Worship Center)

  2. 01
    Dec

    Children's Christmas ParTAAY!

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

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Sundays

Life Bible Study + Heartland

Sunday provides one of the best times for children to learn and interact with other children their same age. 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 & Heartland
11a — LBS Classes & Heartland

Heartland is an age-appropriate worship experience for PreK and kindergarten in which they worship through song, message and strategic interactive stations; all contributing to reinforce the lesson they have been taught in LBS.

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, your kids will experience age-appropriate Bible study and small groups.

6p — Mission Friends / Worship Our Way

For detail on current classes, check the Milestones tab in our Growing Our Souls section below.

Giving Our Lives

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

WOW Team

Preschool & Kindergarten

Help lead "Worship our Way" Music for Preschoolers, teaching little ones to worship through song and movement.

Wednesdays @ 5:45–8p

Mission Friends Team

Preschool & Kindergarten

Invest in kiddos by sharing God's Word, exploring missions, and having fun with Preschool–Kindergarteners on Wednesday nights!

Wednesdays @ 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

Heartland Team

Preschool & Kindergarten

Be a part of a special worship time for children (PreK–Kinder). Teams can serve at either worship hours: 9:30a and 11a.

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

Meet Our Staff

Preschool & Kindergarten
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