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.

Want to learn more about our Children's Program? Contact Donna.

Children's choirs & the b.i.g. idea

tuesday evenings


6:15 - 6:40     Room 105

Open Activities - Multiple activities that all ages engage in related to our theme for the night. 

6:40 - 7:00

Preschool Choir - Room 106 Lead by Beth Heffner

Elementary B.I.G. - Room 102 Lead by Joe Hughes & Donna Sand

7:00 - 7:30

Elementary Choir - Room 106 Lead by Beth Heffner

Preschool B.I.G. - Room 105 Lead by Joe Hughes & Donna Sand

Wee-Ones Preschool Choir is a fun music exploration time for preschool through Kindergarten. We sing, play instruments, do movement activities, make crafts and have so much fun! It's a great faith-based time to expose your child to the wonders of music!

The Kid’s Praise Choir (Grades 1-5) will provide a fun learning experience where they will develop music reading skills, good singing skills, performance etiquette, and spiritual truths. Many opportunities will be provided in children playing rhythm instruments, chimes, Boom Whackers, and Orff instruments. Attention will be given when needed to help the child match pitches, find the steady beat and learn rhythms. This choir is a great way to develop music skills in a child no matter how they want to express themselves through music, whether it be singing or playing any kind of instrument!

The B.I.G. Idea (Being Imitators of God)
During the B.I.G. Idea children get creative in arts & crafts, engage in fun and interactive games, and learn in-depth Biblical truths from God's word through movement and drawings. 


Children are ABSOLUTELY welcome to attend worship in the Sanctuary. We love to hear their voices and wiggles! If you begin in worship and want to take the kiddos out for a moment, the service is streamed to our Welcome Center behind the Sanctuary. 

Nursery (Babies & Toddlers)

If parents/guardians prefer to worship without their children, care is available during the worship hour.  Contact Donna to arrange care.

Sunday School (9:45 - 10:45)

Preschool Sunday School, ages 2, 3, 4, is a mix of Bible story, crafts, games and play. Our terrific leaders meet the children where they are and find ways to include the Biblical truth of Christ's love into the play that preschoolers do.

Elementary Sunday School, K - 5th grade, is a great opportunity for children to explore the stories of the Bible and how they can be applied to their own lives. Children are given the opportunity to question and explore the meaning of faith through story telling, games, crafts and more. Jane Simpson and Gail Jones are the incredible leaders.