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1st–5th Grade

First Kids

Coronavirus Update


Return to First Kids


We are excited to have your student back with First Kids. However, we want to make sure you do so when you feel you're ready. Click here to learn what we've done to prepare you and your kids for the return.




First Kids at Home


First Kids loves and cares about your family, especially during these unsettling days. Below you will find resources that will help your family to navigate through this uncharted territory. If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email or text list, please email that request to First.Kids@HoustonsFirst.org.


What you can expect from First Kids


Family Worship Online: Sundays @ 9:15a, 11a, & 5p — Join Pastor Gregg and Houston’s First Worship team for a family worship experience. Use “My Worship Notes” to help engage your kids. Find links to our streaming platforms, worship playlists, and more on our Sunday Toolkit page.


Family Connect: Sundays — Delivered to your email inbox, this resource will help families stay connected as they reinforce the biblical content taught using the Family Bible Studies provided on Friday. Please email First.Kids@HoustonsFirst.org to be added to our mailing list.


Family Moments: Mondays–Fridays — Delivered to your smart phone, these text messages will lead families through reading a Bible verse, and provide quick conversation starters, to use at family mealtimes. You’ll also find daily updates to other resources and connect points. Please email First.Kids@HoustonsFirst.org to be added to our texting list.


Video Messages from your FirstKids Team: Tuesdays & Thursdays — These quick video messages are designed to keep your kids connected to the First Kids ministry team. They are our way to encourage, inspire, and remind kids of how much they are loved and missed. Find these and more on our First Kids YouTube Channel.


KidLink Online: Wednesdays — A mid-week opportunity for kids to worship like kids. Partnering with our High5 worship leaders, these videos allow families to choose songs to sing (and move) with and a brief message from our Clubhouse and Loft worship leaders. Join us for a kid-friendly worship experience every Wednesday at KidLink Online.


Family Bible Study Lesson Plans: Fridays — A family Bible Study sessions to be used during the weekend. These easy-to-use, parent-led sessions allow kids to continue the chronological study through the Bible that began in August. Through hands-on, video-enhanced sessions, we aim to encourage parents to disciple their kids at home. Download the current lesson plan.

Quick Links

Family Resources

Joining Kids on their Spiritual Journey

KidLink at MidLink

  • View our KidLink Online YouTube playlist for a kid-friendly midweek worship experience

Family Worship


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. 21
    Aug

    VBS Family Drive Thru

    Aug, 21 2020 @ 6:00 pm - The Loop Campus (South & West Parking Lots)

  2. 11
    Mar

    NextGen Israel Family Trip

    Mar, 11 2021 - 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.

Stay up to date on Family Serve and other opportunities. Subscribe to our Family Connect Newsletter by emailing First.Kids@HoustonsFirst.org.

Meet Our Staff

First Kids Ministry
Bill Emeott
BE

Bill Emeott

Minister to Children
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
Bill Emeott
BE

Bill Emeott

Minister to Children
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