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Christian Education

Here at First Baptist Church, we consider the education of children, youth, and adults to be a top priority. We firmly believe that Christian Education provides a strong foundation for our children and our youth and that a life of learning, questioning and study allows our faith to continue to grow so that we might consistently be transformed by the wonders of God’s people and world. An open and inclusive American Baptist church with respect for varied religious traditions, First Baptist aims to teach the Christian story, to nurture a love for worship, and to help children, youth, and adults discern how to be Jesus’ disciples, loving the challenge of bringing peace, justice, and personal integrity to this world.

Fostering Faith

Parents and Teachers Information

The regular Sunday schedule will be as follows:

9:30am - Middle School and Senior High Christian Education Class and Adult Classes

11:00 a.m. - Morning Worship with Nursery Care provided throughout for young children (birth-age 2)

Children in Preschool – Grade 5 will begin their time by attending worship and, following the Stepsitters children’s message, will go to their church school classes for the remainder of the worship time.

The Preschool class (ages 3-5) meets with the Kindergarten & 1st grade class, in Nursery I, on the street level.

The 2nd & 3rd/4th & 5th grade class meets in the Dove Room, on the lower level.

"Let the Children come..."
Children and families are an important part of the life of First Baptist Church in Beverly. We encourage children and youth to explore, question and embrace a life of Christian faith and service. First Baptist aims to teach our young people the Christian story, to nurture a love for worship, and to help children and youth discern how to be Jesus' disciples bringing peace, justice, and personal integrity to this world.

Christian Education is...
- Learning about the Bible and Jesus' teachings
- Learning about Jesus' humanity and our own
- Forgiveness
- Learning about the Church
- Learning about worship traditions
- Belief in God
- Knowing that God is love
- Learning how to question
- The beginning of knowing that the church is a home
- Learning how our church is unique

Our Teachers

Our lead teachers have extensive experience teaching children and commit to working with our children for an entire church year, September to June. In keeping with our Safe Church policy, it is our goal to always have two adults in a classroom.

Our Curriculum

All of our children and youth will be working with the curriculum Gather 'Round for the 2013-2014 church program year. This interactive curriculum is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Mennonite Church and the Church of the Brethren. Check it out!

Tools to Tackle Life's Challenges: Classes for Adults

Faith is a journey, not a destination. At First Baptist, a commitment to adult education encourages adults to continue to work on their faith, to question, to wonder, and to set our sails to catch the wind of learning and exploration. New members are always welcome in our adult classes, at any point in the year. Unless otherwise noted, classes meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Read more about the classes for adults!