1st–5th Grade

First Kids


The First Kids Ministry serves first through fifth graders and their parents. Our mission is to reach children, teach children, and equip children to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ our King and Savior. Our mission is lived out through our strategic values. Our values are strategic in that they are specifically focused with the purpose of becoming our identity. We value…

  1. Parents as the primary disciplers of their children. Our role is secondary and viewed as a partnership.
  2. Children having a relationship with Jesus that enables them to make wise choices according to scripture.
  3. The role and importance of children being confident in prayer, worship, missions, and sharing the Good News with their friends.

Upcoming Events

1st–5th Grade

  1. 19
    Jul

    Sports Quest Summer Soccer Camp

    Jul, 19 2018 @ 8:30 am - Warrior Field ()

  2. 20
    Jul

    Sports Quest Summer Soccer Camp

    Jul, 20 2018 @ 8:30 am - Warrior Field ()

  3. 08
    Aug

    First Kids Summer Wrap Up

    Aug, 08 2018 @ 6:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Oasis rm)

  4. 14
    Mar

    NextGen Israel Family Trip 2020

    Mar, 14 2020 - Off Campus ()


Family:Serve are opportunities throughout the year to serve together as a family. Children learn to be servants by participating alongside their parents and siblings. First Kids will offer Family: Serve events, but we also encourage families to find opportunities on their own to serve together.

Come serve as a family with the First Kids Team during Houston 1:8! We will be serving at the Bethel Baptist Church site from July 8–12 @ 5:30–8:30p. Space is limited, so register now. Childcare is available for babies and preschoolers too young to serve.

Register For Houston 1:8

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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.

9:15a — LBS Classes & Kids’ Worship
10:45a — LBS Classes & Kids’ Worship
5p — Kids’ Worship
6:30p — LBS Classes

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 9:15a, 10:45a and 6:15p, for all children.

For more information about our Kids’ Worship and LBS Class options see the Growing Our Souls section below.

Wednesdays

Parents, our First Kids mission strategy is for Sunday morning to be the best two hours of your kid’s week! Come join us for two extra hours every Wednesday night for KidLink — the overall name for all that happens for 1-5 graders on Wednesday nights at the Loop Campus! At KidLink we aim to connect Sunday to Sunday through an action packed evening of worship and discipleship each spring and fall semester.

Midlink Cafe @ 4:45–6:15p

Kidlink @ 5:45–8:15p

  • Everyone starts in the LOFT Rm 301
  • KidLink- First Hour @ 5:45-7p (High 5 Kids Choir & Preteen Serve)
  • KidLink- Second Hour @ 7-8:15p (Breakout and Friction)

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

Special Needs Kids

Thru the Roof is the Special Needs Ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. We believe it is all part of God’s plan to care, love and welcome children and adults with special needs into our church fellowship and community. Therefore, we consider it a privilege to offer Life Bible Study classes, buddies for children, a well trained staff of volunteers and caring individuals to make Sunday the best day of the week for your family member

Thru the Roof

Kids' Worship

Worship should be a positive experience for children. Whether they are listening, participating, or leading, worship is a vital part of the Christian life. In Kids’ Worship, we want to attract children to a life filled with song, scripture and age-appropriate spiritual maturity, regardless of talent.

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.

First Kids Guest Central Volunteer

1st–5th Grade

Come help welcome families to the First Kids Ministry area, walk visitors or first time guests to Guest Central room to get checked in,...

Sundays @ 9:15a or 11a

Kids' Worship Team

1st–5th Grade

We've got several tremendous opportunities for adults and students (7th grade-adult) to help build our Sunday Worship Team! If you'd like...

Sundays

First Kids Life Bible Study Team

1st–5th Grade

Volunteers are needed to help oversee Sunday Bible Study for the children of Houston’s First. We’ve got several different areas for you...

Sundays

Wednesday Breakout Team

1st–5th Grade

Breakout is a discipleship program for children 1st-3th grades. We start by meeting in the Fitness & Recreation Center at 7p with a short...

Wednesdays @ 7p

Wednesday Friction Team

1st–5th Grade

Friction is a discipleship program for children 4th-5th grades. We start by meeting in the Fitness & Recreation Center at 7p with a short...

Wednesdays @ 7p

High 5 Kids' Choir Team

1st–5th Grade, Music & Worship

Volunteers will help expand and evolve our kids’ love for the arts with amazing activities and cool music.

Wednesdays @ 7p

NextGen Ministries

Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st–5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Give life away as a NextGen Ministries volunteer serving the 18-and-under members of the Houston's First family at The Loop Campus!

Support Leaders

1st–5th Grade

Greeting/Safety Monitors, Nurse, Photography, Registration, Resource Room & much more! If you've ever wanted to invest in the life of our...

Life Bible Study Leadership

1st–5th Grade

Volunteers will serve young children weekly or bi-weekly. They will provide a stable atmosphere for the children and prepare activities and...

Meet Our Staff

First Kids Ministry
Mike Harvey
MH

Mike Harvey

Minister to Preteens
Kim Shelby
KS

Kim Shelby

Associate Director of Children's Ministries
Rae Edwards
RE

Rae Edwards

Children's Ministry Admin Asst.
Courtney Harris
CH

Courtney Harris

Children's Ministry Associate
Dylan Pierson
DP

Dylan Pierson

Children's Ministry Associate
Aubrey Hester
AH

Aubrey Hester

Preteen Associate
Daniel Williams
DW

Daniel Williams

Director of Special Needs
Mike Harvey
MH

Mike Harvey

Minister to Preteens
Kim Shelby
KS

Kim Shelby

Associate Director of Children's Ministries
Rae Edwards
RE

Rae Edwards

Children's Ministry Admin Asst.
Courtney Harris
CH

Courtney Harris

Children's Ministry Associate
Dylan Pierson
DP

Dylan Pierson

Children's Ministry Associate
Aubrey Hester
AH

Aubrey Hester

Preteen Associate
Daniel Williams
DW

Daniel Williams

Director of Special Needs