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Family Ministry

The Family Ministry of First Christian Church desires to meet family members at every stage of life, and equip them to take the next step in their spiritual journey.

Our Goals:
1.  Provide quality environments for all ages, where biblical truths are taught through age-appropriate activities and worship.
2.  Support parents, grandparents, and families, with resources and ideas for Biblical teaching in the home.
​3.  Encourage volunteers to explore their spiritual gifts as they connect with children, students, and families.



We believe children learn best in environments created just for them! That’s why we offer worship services, Sunday School classes, and small groups designed specifically with children in mind! Our Sunday morning environments cater to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, early elementary, and late elementary children and their specific needs, so they can experience God at work in their world. On Wednesday nights, we meet in age level groups, and leaders work with the same group of children over the course of the entire school year!

We also believe that what happens at home is even more important than what happens at church. That’s why we put so much emphasis on equipping parents, grandparents, and families. We provide weekly take-home activities and quarterly devotions with discussion topics so what happens at church and home connects. 

We look forward to serving your family, and helping you lay the foundation for your child’s life in Christ.

Sunday Morning Activities:

  • 9:30 AM – Small Groups (Toddlers through 5th Grade)

  • 11:00 AM – Small Groups (Toddlers through 4th Grade)

  • A staffed nursery is available at all services.

Wednesday Night eLev8 Activities:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 PM: Kids Choir Practice (K - 6)
    5:00 - 6:00 PM: Dinner (all ages)
    6:00 - 7:30 PM: Age Level Groups (K-5)

  • A staffed nursery is available from 6:00-7:30 PM for infants through preschool when adult classes are meeting.



The middle school and high school years are full of emotions. Students are experiencing physical and emotional changes, and learning who they are and where they stand in their social sphere. We want to lean in to this time by showing students what God says about them, and how they fit in the body of Christ. A student is more likely to stick with their faith if they are serving in an active way in high school, so we offer a chance for them to do just that! While all middle school and high school students are encouraged to serve in some way, juniors and seniors are given the unique opportunity to mentor our younger children through our Wednesday night eLev8 small groups. 

At that same time our students are discovering who they are and gaining their independence, parents are learning to let go. We still support our parents during this time with weekly discussion prompts and emails, but we also want to encourage you to teach your child to take steps in their own relationship with Christ. 

Our goal at this stage is to help parents see unique opportunities in the lives of their teenagers to help them continue to build their faith.

Sunday Morning Activities:

  • 9:30 AM – Sunday School

Wednesday Night eLev8 Activities:

  • 5:00 PM: Dinner for all Youth
    6:15-7:30 PM: Small Group Time                  
    7:30-8:00 PM: Open Gym Time


ELEV8 will resume in September 2024!


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Mitch Sefton

Youth Pastor

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Lynne Klene

Children's Ministry Director

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