First Baptist Church Joelton


Centri-Kid Camp / June 15-19

Centri-Kid Camp is a five day, four night camp for 3rd–6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ! The kids take part in Bible study, recreation, track times, and worship. Camps are staffed by college and seminary students who can’t wait to hang out with your kids and love to share Christ through every aspect of camp!

The dates are June 15-19 at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. You can get your child’s name on the camp list by calling the church office or signing them up at the welcome counter in THE LOFT. Hurry, as there are limited spots available!! A $60 non-refundable deposit is due by the February 15. The total cost is $350. For your convenience, you may register your child and pay the deposit here. Can’t pay now but want to register your child, click on the link above and choose “Pay Later”.  You also have the option to go ahead and pay the full amount.

If you have already signed up and paid the deposit, a separate online payment form has been set up to allow you to make monthly payments pay either the full balance ($290) or to pay against the balance on a monthly schedule. The full camp balance must be paid by June 2.

Any questions, please see Brother Michael Spitzer.


Parent-Child Dedication Service (May 12)

Our next Parent-Child Dedication Service will be held on Mother’s Day, May 12. We would like to give you an opportunity to be a part of this special service by filling out the online form. When you have completed the form, please send a digital picture of your child to Chrissy Crimm at On the day of the service, please arrive 15 prior to the service you normally attend and be seated in the specially marked section. An attendant will be available to assist you. If you have further questions, call the church office. Deadline is Tuesday, April 30.


Children’s New Believer’s Class

Is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 9, 23 and June 30. The class will be held during the 9:30 am Sunday School hour in room 209. If your child has recently accepted Christ or if your child would like to know more about becoming a Christian, this informative class will lead them to a deeper understanding. To register your child, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the class, feel free to call the church office and speak with Brother Michael Spitzer.

Children’s New Believer’s Baptist Confirmation
Once a child has accepted Christ, it’s so important for them to follow up with our New Believer’s Class. This class is four weeks long and very important for children to understand what it means to be a Christian and the meaning of baptism. The NBC class is taught by the Children’s Minister, Brother Michael Spitzer. If you are interested in knowing when the next class will be, please contact him in the church office.

Once your child has taken the class, you have the option to be baptized the next baptism held. Our next baptism following the New Believer’s class is scheduled for Sunday, February 17 during both services. If you have taken the class and would like to schedule your child’s baptism, you can do so here.

Children’s Ministry Event Permission Slip
Our Children’s Ministry enjoys various activities throughout the year. When we go outside our facility, we ask that our parent/guardian’s fill out an Event Permission Slip for our files. Though we never anticipate an incident to happen, we want to make sure that our children’s emergency information is available quickly if needed. You can use our secured, online form by clicking here or you may download the PDF and print Children’s Ministry Permission Slip.


Ministry Policy and Procedures

Mission Statement: The Preschool and Children’s Ministries will be places where children can come to meet and experience God in a way that He will become real and full in their lives.

Ministry Objectives: 1. We will teach children to know and love Jesus. 2. We will share the Gospel at every appropriate opportunity. 3. We will teach children to love and do missions. 4. We will support children and families through all of life’s circumstances. 5. We will provide the safest environment possible to offer a quality biblical learning experience

Child Abuse Prevention Policy: The safety and security of your child is of utmost importance to us at First Baptist Church Joelton. Because we desire to offer the safest environment possible for your child, the leadership of our church has put into place a policy to protect the minor children of our church. The goal of the Preschool and Children’s Ministries is to offer the best quality programming in the safest manner possible. All of our teaching staff and volunteers must go through an application process and a full background check before assisting with children or teaching.

For a copy of the full Child Abuse Prevention Policy as adopted by First Baptist Church Joelton, please contact the church office at 615-876-0527.

Preschool and Child Pick-up Policy: The Board of Directors has mandated that only those who are of the age of 18 and above will be authorized to pick up preschoolers and Kindergarten to 2nd Grade children. This means only the adult parent or guardian will be allowed to pick up your child from Sunday and Wednesday ministry times. Thank you in advance for your help and support of this policy.

Parent Pager System: Our Parent Pager system is a security check in system to ensure the safety and protection of our Preschoolers and children. We have implemented this check-in and security system, not only giving us a much improved and more efficient method for checking children in and out, but for providing better security measures as well. There are check in stations in the PATH Preschool area and in The LOFT. All children are required to use this system to check in on Sunday’s and Wednesday and for all special events. If you will be a guest of ours, you can come prepared by downloading and printing the guest registration form and bring it with you, you may download it here. Yours and your children’s photos will be added to your profile on your first visit. Thank you for your help with this process!