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About

First Kids

Our Mission: To be a Gospel Transforming, Disciple Making, Family Centered Kids Ministry.

We strive to fulfill our mission through intentional programming that point kids to Jesus Christ and lead them to become growing followers of Him. We will partner with parents by encouraging, equipping, and empowering them to be the primary disciplers of their children.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Children’s Ministry Offices?

Room 314: 3rd Floor West Hallway

How do I register for an event?

Most events that require registration can be accessed on each event page. You can view our upcoming events on our calendar. If you have specific questions about how to register, please contact us using the form below.

How can I get involved as a parent?

One of the best ways to get involved as a parent is to volunteer with us on Sunday or Wednesday. We have several different opportunities including Life Bible Study teachers, Guest Central volunteers, and High 5, Breakout, and Friction volunteers. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more details. For more information on getting plugged in, please contact Bill Emeott

How can I get my son/daughter more involved in church?

Our strategy at First Kids is to provide relationship driven; Jesus centered programming every time we have your kids. Relationships (both with other kids and loving adults) are best fostered when kids are actually present. Make it a priority to bring your kids to church, and ask how YOU can get involved by serving alongside your child.

What is the process for getting my child baptized?

Becoming a Christian is the most important decision anyone will ever make. At HFBC we believe that baptism is an expression of something that has already taken place, salvation. Therefore, we take our privilege of joining kids on their spiritual journey very serious.

Before baptism First Kids will set up times to meet with your child and at least one parent. During these meetings, a staff member will lead a discussion to discern where the child is on her/his spiritual journey. The child will receive a workbook to complete at home. Once the child completes the workbook and readiness for believer’s baptism is confirmed our team will forward the request to our Minister of Assimilation who will work with families to schedule the baptism. If there are any questions or concerns about the child’s readiness, a follow up meeting will be scheduled. For more information or to set up an initial appointment contact Bill Emeott.

What is the best way to know what’s going on in the First Kids Ministry?

Join our Family Connect email and Family Moments text. Parents are called to be the primary disciplers of their children. These resources are packed with discussion topics based on the lessons taught Life Bible Study and to help start meaningful conversations with your family throughout the week.

Once you sign up, you will receive a weekly email on Sunday and a daily text Monday-Friday. Enter your email below to start receiving First Kids Ministry news and updates.

Subscribe to receive our Newsletter and Text Messages

Family Connect Newsletter: Get the latest news, stories & updates delivered weekly to your email inbox.

Family Moment Text: Get a daily family devotion and the latest news & updates delivered to your smart phone.

If you would like to be added to our email or text list, please email that request to First.Kids@HoustonsFirst.org.

First Kids Lingo

Breakout: “Breakout” is our midweek Bible study hour for 1st through 3rd graders. “Breakout” will move children forward in their spiritual maturity by teaching kids how to incorporate spiritual practices into their lives. Kids will learn about having a quiet time with God, praying, reading their Bibles, worshipping, serving, and stewardship. For more information about Breakout contact Courtney Harris.

Family Worship: Leading kids to worship their heavenly Father is one of the greatest privileges and responsibility of any parent. We encourage kids’ families to worship together each week during Family Worship. “My Worship Notes” are available to help kids focus and receive Pastor Gregg’s main points each Sunday.

Friction: “Friction” is our midweek event for 4th and 5th graders that engages preteens in action-packed discipleship. It is designed to help preteens understand what they believe as Christians and how to defend their beliefs in their daily walk. For more information about Friction contact Taylor Carper at taylor.carper@houstonsfirst.org.

High 5 Kids Choir: High 5 Kids Choir is our music based discipleship program for 1st-5th graders. High 5 Kids Choir disciples kids to worship the Lord with all their “heart, mind, soul and strength,” and have a great time doing it! High 5 Choir participates several times each year in our Family Worship services at The Loop. For more information about High 5 Choir contact Joy Harris.

Life Bible Study for Kids: Life Bible Study (LBS) provides one of the best times for 1st-5th graders to learn about God while interacting with children their same age. Our small group classes give kids the opportunity to study scripture through the lens of Jesus. Kids participating in LBS will chronologically walk through the Bible while focusing on Jesus the whole way. For more information about LBS for Kids or to volunteer, contact Kim Shelby.

Preteen Camp: Each Summer, graduated 3rd and 4th grades trek off to a fun-fill week of summer camp. During the week kids will build life-long friendships while being challenged to go deeper in their spiritual walk. First Kids works with Kids Camp (a Southern Baptist resource provided by LifeWay) as our camp. For more information on Preteen Camp contact Taylor Carper at taylor.carper@houstonsfirst.org

The4Five: This is the official name for our Preteen Ministry. This ministry is designed to minister to 4th and 5th graders and their parents. We would love to get your kids plugged in and excited about serving Christ and sharing Him with their friends. For more information about The4Five contact Taylor Carper at taylor.carper@houstonsfirst.org.

VBS: One of the most exciting weeks of the year, VBS (Vacation Bible School) is free and open to kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade – whether HFBC is your church home or not! Kids will gather each day from 9:00-12:30 for a time of worship, Bible study, games, and a whole lot of fun. For more information about VBS or to volunteer to serve, contact Kim Shelby.

First Kids Ministry

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Questions, comments, or just need to get in touch with someone? Call us at 713.957.7622, or simply email us below.