First Baptist of Rutherfordton understands the importance of connecting spiritual truths in the everyday living of children beginning at birth. As each child is precious in God’s eyes, so are the children to every preschool and children’s teacher and leader at First Baptist Church.

*Click HERE for our 2017-2018 Sunday/Wednesday night schedule*

easter egg hunt

March 31st (Saturday), 10:00-11:30am

Location: Kiwanis Park & Boy Scout Hut

Light lunch provided after hunting eggs

Open to the community! Spread the word and invite others to join!


9:45am   >>> Sunday School for all ages

10:55am >>> Worship/Wee Worship

6:00pm   >>> Bible Drill

Wee Worship: Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services and are considered an essential part of our congregation. Wee Worship is offered for children ages 2-5 in their Sunday School classroom following our Children's message in the worship service. 

Worship participation: Children (Grades 3-5) are given opportunities in worship leadership. They can participate as an acolyte (candle lighter) or lead in scripture and prayer during our offering time. 

Children entering first grade are offered in the month of September a class called "Worship Wonder." This class teaches children how and why we worship. It helps to integrate the child into our worship. 

Bible Drill: Children learn more about the Bible through scripture memorization, learning the Books of the Bible, and hearing Bible stories. This is a non-competitive group. This group's Bible knowledge is impressive!


Our Wednesday schedule allows the families to all begin and end together.  Our meals run from 5:15-6:30pm.  At 5:55pm, children head to their choirs while the adults get some quiet time during dinner before Bible study.  Children are then escorted to Mission Friends or RA's and GA's while adult head to Bible study.  Everything ends at the same time so families can leave together.  

5:55pm >>>Children's Choirs (more details below) 

6:30pm >>> Mission Friends Age 3-Kindergarten

                       RA'S & GA's

Mission Friends:
This program is for children ages three through five.  

When young children participate in Mission Friends

they gain a foundation for a beginning understanding of


RA's and GA's (1st-5th Grade)

GA's mission goals:

1. To learn about mission areas and opportunities

       around the world.

2. To involve the girls in mission opportunities and to

     help develop a positive and caring mission attitude.

3.To help the girls learn to support missions through

          prayer and scripture study.

4. To plant the seeds of God’s love and salvation.

5. To help the girls see that “Missions is fun!”

RA's mission goals:

Royal Ambassadors is an educational program for boys in grades one through five. The boys will learn how to become a Christian and grow in their faith. They will also learn new ways to share the gospel and become involved in exciting mission projects.

All classes end at 7:15pm. This way, your children are on the same schedule as you.

children's choirs

Wednesdays (September-May), 5:55-6:25pm

Wee Ones Choir (Ages 3-Kindergarten)

This thirty-minute experience in music is offered as a way to introduce three, four, and five year olds to the joy of music through movement and singing games.

Music Makers (1st-3rd Grade)

In Music Makers the children continue to experience the joy of singing and playing instruments with a concentration in hand chimes. Through games and activities they will be able to improve music skills and reading games.  


       1. Be more proficient with hand chimes

       2. To become a more blended group when singing

       3. To develop better music skills

       4. To have fun while we learn

Young Musicians (4th-5th Grade)

The Young Musicians members will continue to further their musical knowledge in this choir. We will also learn to be worship leaders and develop a greater understanding of the role of music in the worship service. We will also learn scripture through music so that it may develop a deeper knowledge of God and His desire for a relationship with us.


       1. Teaching correct singing/breathing skills

       2. Teaching independent singing

       3. Introduce conducting skills

       4. Learning the importance of music and/in worship

       5. Providing ministry opportunities with music

       6. Teaching composition skills

       7. Learn that music is fun by providing games,         

            movement, and various learning experiences.