Children & Youth

 To put your mind at ease as a parent/guardian, all adults volunteering with children & youth must undergo a background check and fingerprinting for your child’s safety. First Baptist has numerous ministries where children are nurtured, cared for and can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ at First Baptist.

First Baptist has numerous ministries where children are nurtured, cared for and can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ at First Baptist. Here’s how:
 


BOY SCOUTS/CUB SCOUTS

Promoting character, good citizenship and service to others is the goal of Boy Scouts of America. Utilizing age-appropriate programs against the backdrop of Christian character, boys and young men in grades Pre-K through 12 learn lessons aimed to last a lifetime.

Tiger Kubs (PK-K)
Tiger Cubs (1st grade)
Cub Scouts (2nd-5th grades)
Boy Scouts (6th-12th grades)

MEETING DATE/TIME: Fridays at 7 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

CHILDREN/YOUTH BIBLE STUDY

The Word of God is taught in an innovative, fun and age-appropriate way. The children’s group is for Pre-K to 5th graders, while the youth group is for 6th to 12th graders.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Worship Center
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Youth Bible Study)


 


CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

The Children’s Institute provides weekly instruction that focuses on Christian character and godly principles such as compassion, flexibility, responsibility, honor and self-control.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

GIDEON’S ARMY

TTeen boys (ages 13-17) meet to openly discuss everyday challenges and learn how to grow spiritually and mature into godly young men. Through mentoring and practical lessons, teens learn how to live their lives in a way that is honorable to God.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st and 3rd Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


GIRL SCOUTS

The Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Girls ages five-18 years of age from all backgrounds are taught to respect themselves and others, develop leadership and teamwork skills through specific activities, as well as the influence of positive adult role models.

Daisies (K)
Brownies (1st-3rd grades)
Juniors (4th-5th grades)
Cadettes (6th-8th grades)
Seniors (9th-10th grades)
Ambassadors (11th-12th grades)

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday at 7 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

MERGE

Merge, a collaboration between First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) and Zion Church’s youth ministries, is designed to help youth “Meet God, Grow Closer to Him and Serve Him as Dynamic Disciples of Jesus Christ.” This event is for middle school, high school and college-aged students.

For more information and the most up-to-date schedule, please visit www.mergedmv.com.


 


NURSERY

The Nursery Ministry provides a supportive environment for families that need care for their children ages 12-23 months during Sunday morning worship services. Each child learns that God loves them through a structured program that meets their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, moral and physical needs.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


PROJECT MANHOOD

Boys between the ages of eight to 12 receive Christ-centered mentoring from mentors who instill in them values and patterns of thought that foster a spiritual foundation within four key focus areas: spiritual, academic, social and economic.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Friday from 7-8:45 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

R.E.B.E.L.S. 4Life

Radicals Empowered Beyond Earthly Limitations Serving Christ 4Life teaches young people in the 6th-12th grades how to live for Christ daily. Through year-round activities and outings, R.E.B.E.L.S. 4Life creates a safe atmosphere that allows young people to minister to and encourage each other.

MEETING DATE/TIME: See Activities of the Week Page
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

STAR MINISTRY

Teen girls (ages 13-18) are nurtured by mentors in Christian faith, grace, intellect and social awareness. The ministry also provides an intimate setting for girls to explore God’s plan for their lives.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10 a.m. (September-June)
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Other ministries you may connect with:

 

ALL THINGS NEW: HEALING FOR UNWANTED SAME-SEX ATTRACTION (SSA)

All Things New aids in the spiritual healing and growth of people who are currently struggling with or have previously experienced unwanted Same-Sex Attraction (SSA). The goal of this discipleship program is to see men, women and teens released from the bondage of SSA in a safe environment.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. 
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

AVIATION MINISTRY

Are you interested in the field of aviation? This ministry exposes members to the field through the Aviation and Career job fair, academic training and experiential exercises.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Saturday at 11 a.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

BANNER MINISTRY

As a form of worship, banners are used to enhance the atmosphere of worship when waved rhythmically or displayed prominently in service while music is sung or played.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

CHOSEN GENERATION CHOIR

Young people ages 12-17 sing contemporary gospel music in Chosen Generation.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

DEAF MINISTRY (Youth Hands of Praise)

The Deaf Ministry helps interpret all worship services and special events for the deaf and hard of hearing using American Sign Language. The ministry has developed a program called "Youth Hands of Praise" to teach sign language to young people ages 8-18.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (parents must accompany children ages 11 and below).
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

DRAMA MINISTRY

This ministry portrays biblical truths through plays and dramatic presentations. Theater is used as a tool to save, heal, deliver and minister the principles of God's word to believers and unbelievers. Participants must be ages 13 and older.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd and 4th Saturday at 4 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

EDUCATION MINISTRY

Workshops and programs such as tutoring and college symposiums are designed to promote the spiritual growth and development of those in the church and also in the broader community (especially the youth). The ministry also provides college scholarships to FBCG members ages 22 and under who are pursuing undergraduate degrees. For the full list of scholarship criteria, applications are available in mid January.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Every 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


EVANGELISM MINISTRY

Do you have a desire to share the gospel with those who are not saved? The Evangelism Ministry follows the Great Commission by taking the gospel of Jesus Christ outside the FBCG walls to halfway houses, door-to-door visits, nursing homes, street evangelism and evangelistic movies. In addition, individuals are taught how to effectively share the gospel through classroom training and workshops.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Monday at 7 p.m. (February, March, May, July, September and November)
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

HAGAR MINISTRY (Teen Pregnancy)

Expecting teens and/or teen parents are embraced and taught to grow into a genuine faith in Christ. This support group teaches teens how to be godly parents.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

JUNIOR USHERS

Junior ushers, ages 6-13, seat the congregation and makes guests feel welcome.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Worship Center
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

LITURGICAL DANCE MINISTRY

Join youth group members, ages 5-17, as they participate in this Christian expression of prayer, praise and worship through the art of dance.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd and 3rd Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - noon
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

MILITARY CARE MINISTRY

During times of deployment, this ministry provides support, encouragement and prayer to servicemen, women and their families.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 4th Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

PUPPET MINISTRY

Biblical teachings and Christian principles are brought to life using puppetry. The Puppet Ministry supports Sunday school, other First Baptist ministries and outreach projects.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd & 3rd Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

SMC logo1SHABACH! Christian Academy

The Academy is FBCG's Christian school. It offers a day care and elementary school through 6th grade, as well as before and after care, a summer enrichment program and a K-12 home school administration program. For more information, visit www.shabachca.org.



 

SPORTS MINISTRY

Organized intramural sports such as AAU basketball, co-ed softball and bowling promote physical fitness while fostering sportsmanship in a godly atmosphere.

MEETING DATE/TIME: See Activities of the Week Page
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

SUNBEAMS CHOIR

Young children, ages 5-11, glorify God through age-appropriate songs.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month at 1 p.m.
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Classes are held at the Worship Center for children of all ages.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 10 a.m. and noon
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

TUTORING MINISTRY

Students can have their academic skills strengthened by the efforts of this ministry.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (September through May)
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Every July, Vacation Bible School teaches the Word of God in a nurturing environment that encourages learning in a number of creative ways for children and adults. Registration occurs from April to June.

EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

VISION KIDS

Kids ages 5-12 can use their writing and drawing talents to minister to their peers. Vision Kids is published five times per year through the Magazine Ministry.
EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for exact meeting dates and times.