First Kids strives to come alongside parents as they raise kids, Kindergarten through 5TH Grade. Kids are taught the love of God through
connections made with our wonderful First Kids Team. We strive to make every moment we have with them count for the glory of God.


When does First Kids meet? -  First Kids currently offers two identical one-hour large groups at 9:30 and 11 am on Sundays. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the service to give us time to sanitize.  In Kids Worship, we worship God in a way that is fun and understandable for your children.  We use the Gospel Project which take kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.

Our First Kids Plus+ Class takes place at 11 a.m. for children who are here for both the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. In First Kids Plus+ kids will have serious fun as they learn how to apply their weekly Bible lesson to their daily life. First Kids Plus+ will be a safe, fast-moving, Bible-centered fun time as loving leaders will help the kids expand on their Kids Worship lesson by rotating from:

  • high energy socially distanced games
  • delicious individually packaged snacks
  • safe and creative crafts
  • exciting hands-on mission projects and stories
  • fun, age-appropriate Bible videos

First Kids Plus

How do I know my child is going to be well taken care of and safe? The safety and security of all children is top priority. We have secured and monitored areas where our children learn, as well as a security team that is available if needed. All of our adult volunteers have passed background checks to ensure another layer of safety.

What ages is First Kids for? First Kids is for children who are currently in K-5th Grade!

How do I find First Kids? The map below should help you locate the First Kids lobby!

First Kids Map

How do I check my child in? All kids must be checked in at the Welcome Counter in the First Kids Lobby. Our family greeter will take your child's temperature and will safely check your child into their proper group.

How do I pick my child up? You will be given a printed receipt that is necessary to pick up your child.

How do I stay connected with all things going on in First Kids? We have a parent e-newsletter that lets you know what is going on in First Kids. Click here to join!


First Baptist Church of Arnold's AWANA Clubs is for children two-and-a-half years old (born 02/01/2019) through fifth grade. The goal of AWANA Clubs is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.

“The name AWANA is an acrostic which stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" and is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. AWANA provides a special place for your children to make new friends, play exciting games, compete in rewarding and challenging contests, receive awards as reinforcements for their good performance, and have opportunities to learn and memorize God's Word, the Bible.

Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids, Kindergarten- 2ND grade, to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

The T&T (Truth & Training) curriculum teaches kids 3RD – 5TH grade the truth of God's Word, and trains them to follow Him and practice His grace.



Pacing ScheduleHandbook Progression Chart

Handbook Pacing ScheduleParent Letter


Boost is our First Kids ministry for children with special needs. Caring for and investing in kids with special needs and their families, empowering them through a community rooted in faithful love and intentional kindness for God’s glory is our goal.

Here at First Arnold, we have two rooms specifically designated to First Kids Boost: one gross motor room and one sensory room. Our hope is that these rooms will help your kids to regulate their bodies and emotions, allowing them and their families to learn about and truly feel the love of God every time they step through the doors of First Arnold. 


For the protection of all children, parents are asked not to drop off a sick child. Upon the recommendation of the Committee on control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from home when any of the following exist:
• A fever, vomiting or diarrhea currently or within the previous 24 hours
• Any symptom of a childhood disease such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chickenpox or whooping cough
• Common Cold-from onset through one week
• Sore throat, Croup or persistent cough or green runny nose
• Any unexplained rash
• Head lice
• Pink eye or other eye infection
• Hand, foot and mouth disease

If a child develops a fever or other symptoms of illness while at church, he/she will be isolated and the parents contacted to take the child home.


Along with the rest of Next Generation Ministry, we teach The Gospel Project, which immerses preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, preschoolers will understand that the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.



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