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.

Friendship Kids

Our desire is to see the “next generation” of children experience Christ-centered transformation in their lives through the power of the gospel. Friendship Kids seeks to demonstrate how individual stories in the Bible fit into the much larger story of Scripture – God’s plan to redeem His people through His Son, Jesus Christ.

During Sunday School, Children’s Church, Junior Church, and on Wednesday nights, Friendship Kids follows The Gospel Project for Kids. Beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation, “The Gospel Project exists to point preschoolers and children to the gospel of Jesus Christ on every page of Scripture.” Each week, children will learn through age-appropriate activities, verse memorization, singing songs, and listening to a Bible story.

Friendship Kids is for 3-year-olds through 5th-graders. Parents will receive weekly updates via email surveying the story being taught, how Christ is connected to that story, as well as other key details surrounding that week’s lesson. We pray that these tools will be a positive supplement to parents as they disciple their children.

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!

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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.