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Teaching children about Christ’s love on their level of understanding and growth can be a challenging task. We can assist your church in updating and enhancing the preschool and children’s areas by providing resources on-site and via phone consultations.

2014 Preschool | Children’s Certification Program

Purpose of this program is to equip leaders in the Preschool, Children’s and Family Ministry areas of their church. Learn More »

2014 Vacation Bible School

VBS Overview

Hop onto the Great Commission Express Train to explore what God is doing in Asia! Your children will observe college student missionaries share Christ in extreme ways. They will be captivated when they realize God can use anyone and everyone to tell others about His love.

Your children will create a salt map of the Biblical places they visit and fill their passports with memories from China, India, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand. They will not only hear from missionaries, but will study Naaman’s healing from leprosy, Jonah’s journey to Nineveh and the ministry of Jesus. They will learn why God sent His Son to die on the cross and how to boldly share Christ’s message. Learn More »

A Life Changed through VBS

2014 Childhood and Family Ministry Summit

The 2014 Ministry Summit will take place August 8-9. This is an opportunity for professional development for those in family, children, preschool and weekday ministry. Learn More »

First Baptist Church Arlington
301 S Center St
Arlington, TX 76010

2014 Retreat Audio

John Durham: Bible Study – Part 1
John Durham: Bible Study – Part 2
John Durham: Bible Study – Part 3

Angie Boydstun: Present in Mind – Part 1
Angie Boydstun: Present in Mind – Part 2
Angie Boydstun: Present in Mind – Part 3

Information, Forms & Ideas for VBS

Information is always helpful to ensure that Vacation Bible Schools are successful. There are articles, forms, ideas and information available to help you in creating your winning VBS! You are able to include your own church name and personalize everything, or you can use these items to create your own information. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Diane Lane, 214-828-5287 or diane.lane@texasbaptists.org.

Important Updates:

Check here regularly for important updates that affect your ministry. Proposed changes to the Texas Licensing Childcare Standards as it pertains to baby beds Download compliance requirements for cribs here

Playgrounds Update
: If you are making changes, updates or additions to existing playgrounds OR constructing a new playground, there are new handicap accessible requirements for new or existing playgrounds.  Please refer to the Texas Accessibility Standards for Playgrounds for compliance at the State of Texas website by clicking here.

Update: The shooting in Connecticut is a tragedy that our children will be hearing about for the coming days. First of all and the most important thing you can do is pray with your children about their safety and for the safety of their friends. Then, download PDF below and read the suggestions by Dr. Darren Martin on anxiety signs and suggestions to help our children.
Click here to download – Helping Children Cope with a Traumatic Event

Special Friends Retreat

This retreat is for the mentally challenged 12 years of age or older, their parents and chaperons  and workers with the mentally challenged.

This retreat is made possible by your gifts to the Cooperative Program and Mary Hill Davis Offering.®

African American Youth and Children’s Camp

This contextualized camp experience is for African American youth from BGCT-affiliated churches and is provided to offer opportunities for spiritual discovery, faith development and fun. Contact us.