We are reaching the entire family with age appropriate ministries for all. Find out more below!
Your child will enjoy learning more about God, His purpose for his or her life, and how to face everyday challenges in a fun and safe environment that aims to make everyone feel accepted. All lessons are based on Biblical teachings and are targeted to each specific age group. We’re creative… yet structured. Noisy… yet spiritually nurturing. But most of all… we’re a place your child will want to come back to, time and again.
FBC Kids Shine
Childcare and Bible lessons for our newborns, crawlers and walkers through about 2.5 years of ages.
Bible lessons, activities and music for preschool-aged children. A snack is served.
Large group programming with upbeat music, skits and Bible-based teaching followed by small groups. (K-3rd grade meets in the Foreverland! main room. 4th- 6th grade meets on the Third Floor in Westside).
FBC Kids Glow
Dinner starts at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00, K-3rd and 4th-6th grade kids will enjoy a Bible lesson and small groups where they can feel comfortable talking about what they’ve learned. Each group also enjoys a variety of games and activities throughout the night, so parents… rest assured, we’ll have them worn out by the time you pick them up. Everyone is welcome! Kids bring your friends.
Vacation Bible School
We are a student ministry that supports one another, serves together, and spreads Christ's love! We strive to live out 1 Timothy 4:12 "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." We believe that it's our responsibility as believers to live out this statement and show the world what it means to be a disciple of Christ!
Each week you can expect a time for hanging out and playing games, a time for prayer, a time for worship and praise, and a time for studying the Word.
Sundays @ 9am
Wednesdays @ 6pm
We have a number of small groups that meet on a consistent basis both on-campus and off-campus. Our community groups fit every station of life and are a great way to get plugged into life at FBC. We also offer interest groups that meet to offer support and connect people with common interests. We encourage everyone to be involved in a Community Group. Click HERE to get more information on Community Groups.
Young and single, newly married, a mom of three or an empty nester… no matter what life looks like for you today, we all have one thing in common. We love to talk! And regardless if life is throwing you lemons or lemonade, it’s always easier when you have the support of friends.
Learn from someone who has already walked the road you’re traveling. Remember the excitement and carefree exuberance of someone just starting out. Share struggles and victories… all while developing long-lasting friendships with other women in your community and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
More Ways You Can Connect
Ladies Bible Studies:
Throughout the year our ladies participate in Bible Studies on a variety of topics. Everyone is welcome to participate in these studies. Contact us for more info.
Ladies' Christmas Tea
Delicious food, beautiful music and delightful conversation. This annual event kicks off the holiday season right.
Contact the church office for additional information.
Let’s face it, being a guy in today’s world is tough. Every day, you’re faced with conflicting messages on how you should live your life. From day-to-day relationships (be it with your wife, your family or your friends) to defining what it means to be happy and successful, what the world tells us oftentimes doesn’t line up with what God wants for us. Standing up and saying you want to “be the man God wants you to be” takes courage. And while it may not be the most popular choice among your peers, the difference they see in you will be a positive one. A difference they might even decide to claim themselves…
You've been hard at work for years... now it's time to relax and enjoy a new phase in your life. Most likely, the kids are out of the house (as well as the extra work and bills they create), and your once packed social calendar has a few slots for things you want to do now. In addition to our men's and women's small groups and bible studies, we also offer a variety of activities for those on the road to or already enjoying retirement!
Senior Luncheons are held regularly at the church.
Hit the road with a group of fun-loving people! This is a great way to see places you've always wanted to go and get to know a few new people while you're at it! Most of our trips use Peoria Charter Motorcoaches and include food, either at the destination, on the bus or both. And if you're not quite 55 but still want to join us, don't sweat it! We'll overlook a few youthful years and let you tag along. Keep any eye on our calendar for more upcoming trips. Or, give Susan a call at 346.9337 if you have any questions or ideas. Hope to see you on the bus!
One Child. One Hour. One Church. One School.
First Baptist has partnered with KIDS HOPE USA to touch the lives of the children in need at Jefferson Primary School. These kids need us, they may not come in the doors of First Baptist, but we can walk across the street and love them. We currenly have over 32 mentors who meet one hour a week with at-risk students to help meet their emotional, social and academic needs by giving them a one-to-one relationship. Each mentor has a prayer partner who is praying for the mentoring relationship, praying for the mentor and the student.
If you are interested in being involved in this exciting ministry as a mentor, substitute mentor or a prayer partner, contact Shelly, our Kids' Hope USA Director. "When you change a life, it’s no small change.”
"In my 25+ years as an administrator, I have never seen a group of people have such a significant impact on a school in such a short period of time." - Jeff Erickson, Principal, Jefferson Primary School