Planting the seeds of the gospel Children's Ministries at FBC

Friendship Baptist Church’s children’s ministry exists to glorify God in the church by providing purposeful, Christ-centered instruction for the formative years of a child’s life. Our mission and passion is for our children to know God, love God, and serve God. We are excited about partnering with you as parents to minister God’s grace to your children!

In addition to teaching God’s Word, our main goal is your child’s safety. That’s why each children’s ministry worker must be child-safety approved after undergoing safety training and a detailed criminal background check prior to being entrusted with the care of our youngest members. We want you to relax knowing your kids are in great hands so you can worship without worry.


Infants & Toddlers

Our infant and toddler nurseries exist to serve our body by introducing little ones to Jesus at the earliest age possible. We work hard to maintain a clean, safe, and fun environment for your children, and we recognize that our goals are much bigger than mere babysitting or daycare. Our children receive gentle care and a foundation of truth as our workers introduce them to Christ in various ways. The infant nursery is for newborns through confident walkers. Our toddler nursery is for early walkers through independently potty-trained toddlers. Here, toddlers have a chance to enjoy some fun while learning about God’s love.


Sunday School & Junior Church

We believe that children can learn deep truths at a young age because the Holy Spirit is at work in their hearts, opening their eyes to truth. Short, simple lessons plant gospel seeds in the minds of these young children. Teaching is balanced with story time and often a snack to keep these children engaged in instructional discipleship. We believe that as we plant and water with God’s Word, He will bring forth a harvest in the lives of our children. For more information about our Sunday School programs, please visit our Welcome Center and speak to a greeter about our current list of classes, teachers, and room locations.


Kids4Truth

“Kids4Truth takes kids beyond salvation by discipling them and developing them in their Christian walk.” It is “apologetics for kids” and strives to develop God-focused believers through essential Christian truth. Here, we focus on foundational doctrinal knowledge as an essential part of learning about our great Creator. We want boys and girls to know both what they believe and why they believe it—and to love it!

Kids4Truth provides a wonderful opportunity for parents to “teach [God’s Word] diligently unto [their] children” (Deut 6:7). Each book is geared towards a specific age level and provides a method parents can use to memorize Scripture as a family and/or one-on-one with their child as they prepare to recite the answers and verses assigned each week. Kids4Truth meets on most Wednesday evenings during the school year and is available across four age levels ranging from 3-year-olds up to 6th-graders.

We’d love to have your children participate! Want to know more about this dynamic ministry? Visit the Kids4Truth website for tons of fun and lots of things to see and do!


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an entry point to church and Christianity for many young people. It offers a powerful and unique opportunity for sharing Jesus Christ and positively impacting the Raleigh community for the kingdom of God. As one of our most strategic outreach tools, we include age-appropriate apologetics with a gospel emphasis and provide challenging experiences that continue to stimulate spiritual growth for churched children. VBS also assists our church family in establishing long-term relationships with families in our community.

How does VBS work?
VBS is offered on-site for one week each summer. We welcome boys and girls ages four years through 6th grade. At Vacation Bible School, students will enjoy fun and learning through Scripture memorization, Bible lessons, games, crafts, activities, and more. There is no cost to attend. Join us this summer for another exciting adventure!


Friendship Christian School

Friendship Christian School (FCS) is one of the most important ministries of FBC. FCS offers curricula for students ranging from three-year-old preschool all the way up through 12th grade. We also offer a Focused Learning Program to meet the needs of students with certain limited learning challenges. For further information about Friendship Christian School, we encourage you to visit our website.


Reaching children of all ages

Childhood is when we build the foundation on which the rest of our lives can be built. That makes it a crucial time for developing believers. At FBC, we take our children’s ministry seriously, both in terms of helping our children learn and grow in God’s Word and in keeping them safe. We use age-specific activities and smaller class sizes to bring our children together and to encourage their spiritual and emotional growth. As a parent, we hope you will partner with us in reaching your child for Christ and helping them grow in the Lord.

Come join us!

More Information

About Friendship Baptist Church

Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.