Teaching children about Christ’s love on their level of understanding and growth can be a challenging task. We assist in updating and enhancing the Preschool and Children’s Ministries of your church by providing resources on-site and via phone consultations.
2015 Vacation Bible School
The 2015 materials will help your church provide age-appropriate quality Bible study experiences in Vacation Bible School this summer! These materials are provided free to your church as a ministry of Texas Baptists. These Children and Early Childhood VBS materials are rich in Bible content, educationally sound, user-friendly and practical, and helpful for all teachers including teachers new to VBS. Learn more…
Have you ever wanted to “break away” from your curriculum for a time? It is summer and you want to do something different, or you find yourself needing curriculum for a few sessions. Perhaps you just want to break away from the ordinary and try something different. Discover the many options available to meet your breakaway needs, some of which are free!
An opportunity for gathering with other ministers for the purpose of fellowship, networking, information and spiritual refreshment. The 2015 retreat will take place on January 20-21. Learn more…
Bible Drill and Speaker’s Tournament
Healthy competition is an excellent way to teach children and teens to learn God’s word. Learn more…
Childhood and Family Ministry Summit
The 2015 Ministry Summit will take place August 7-8. This is an opportunity for professional development for those in Family, Children, Preschool and Weekday Ministry. Learn more…
Special Friends Retreat
This retreat is for the mentally challenged 12 years of age or older, their parents and chaperones and workers with the mentally challenged. We offer the retreat at two locations.
The purpose of this program is to equip leaders in the Preschool, Children’s and Family Ministry areas of their church. Learn more…
Whether you are beginning a Preschool or Children’s Ministry, or just need some guidance in a particular area, experience is one of your best resources. Diane Lane, our Childhood Ministry Specialist, is available for conference call consulting sessions. Our experienced Specialist will also come to your location to coach ministers and/or workers. Email diane.lane[at]texasbaptists.org to setup an onsite or phone session.
Vacation Bible School:
Make your church’s VBS successful by taking advantage of the articles, forms, ideas, and information available to help you! Learn more…
We offer resources, support and training to help your church begin or grow a weekday education ministry. Learn more…
BaptistWay Press is the publishing arm of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. We believe in the importance of biblical studies reflecting the value of biblical distinctives that have shaped Baptist life and history. We believe in bible studies that emphasize the idea that all people are created in the image of God and are valuable.
Karen Henley Resources
Established in 1996, Karen Henley Spiritual Resources, our mission is to help children grow a living faith in a loving God by equipping families and educators to nurture children through child-sensitive curriculum, music and video products, books and other media.
NavPress provides great resources and tools for followers of Christ, in many stages of life, as they seek to deepen their understanding of God and what it means to live the life of a believer.
How to Evaluate Literature
Churches have many options when it comes to literature for children. This document will help you make a well informed decision. Please email Diane Lane if you would like a printed copy.
Preschool and Children’s Ministry Retreat
Leigh Ann Stark
Mary Ann Bradberry
National Child Identification Program
The BGCT is partnering with the AFCA/National Child ID Program to assist children and families across the US with a Child Identification Kit. The kit is easy to use with step-by-step instructions and all the components needed to take a fingerprint and DNA sample. Inkless fingerprint card, wallet card and DNA collection swab are all included. Once completed, all items can be safely stored at home, in your possession. If ever needed, you can provide your kit to the authorities to help find a missing family member, reducing investigation time and increasing chances for locating loved ones.
The BGCT sees this as an opportunity, and we want to help double your efforts by providing a free kit for each kit purchased. With this opportunity, each kit costs $3.95. Only orders of 50 or more kits will be doubled.