The FAITH PATH initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s faith journey one step at a time.
First Kids Parents
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9
We love to teach your kids here at FBCSA! Watching kids grow physically, mentally, and spiritually is a huge part of why we do what we do, but we can’t do it without you. Our biggest job is to equip you as parents and guardians to continue to lead your kids at home throughout the week.
Use the resources below to find help, ideas, and info to lead your kids well in the time you have with them – no matter if that time is while you are driving, going to bed, eating, or running errands!
First Baptist Church of San Antonio believes that God designed the family as the primary place for discipleship. The FAITH PATH initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s faith journey one step at a time. Take advantage of the following links for preschool aged kids to begin the process in your family.
Home Dedication (suggested for Birth – 2-year-olds)
This kit helps you make a commitment to raise your child in a Christ-centered home.
Blessing (suggested for 3-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you establish the practice of praying for giving your child a blessing on a routine basis.
Family Time (suggested for 4-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you establish the practice of connecting as a family while passing spiritual truths to your child.
Preparing to Lead Your Child to Christ (age ranges will vary)
Even though we make this kit available to parents of children ages five and above, few children are ready to fully understand the gospel or make a faith decision at such a young age. Use this material to prepare yourself to be ready when your child expresses interest.
Prayer (suggested for 6-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you teach your child about prayer and establish the practice of praying together as a family.
Bible (suggested for 7-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you teach your child about God’s Word and establish the practice of reading and memorizing scripture as a family.
Worship (suggested for 8-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you establish the practice of adoring God personally, at home, at church, and as a lifestyle.
Giving and Serving (suggested for 9-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you establish the practice of giving and serving others for God’s glory.
Adolescence (suggested for 11-year-olds and older)
This kit helps you discuss the changes and challenges of puberty with your child.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Every Sunday, our birth through preschool-aged kids dive into the Word of God using the Explore the Bible curriculum
Sunday Morning Bible Study Class Finder
To find your child's class or leader
First Kids Bible Studies Lesson, Weekly Overview, and Family Memory Verses
To learn more about what the kids are learning each Sunday and to find the Family Memory Verse
First Kids Leadership
Find more information about First Kids leaders and the faces you will see in our hallways!
Kids in Worship
At FBCSA, we believe that it is of utmost importance that kids be a part of authentic worship to catch the passion for worshipping God.
Kids achieve this most often and most easily by observing you as their parent or guardian. You get to show your kids what it is like to worship our Awesome Heavenly Father!
But, we know that this can seem difficult sometimes, even daunting. So, here are some tips and some help to equip you to lead your kids well in worship.
New and Expectant Parents
Are you expecting? Congratulations! We are excited to partner with you as you prepare for, deliver, and bring home your baby.
The time of pregnancy and adoption is such an exciting time and we want to support you every step of the way.
Let us know you are expecting! Whether you are pregnant or adopting, we want to partner with you and support you. Click the link the below to fill out a quick Expecting Parent form. Once this form is filled out, you will be enrolled in our Expectant Parents ministry.
As part of the Expectant Parent ministry, you can enjoy:
• A one-year subscription to ParentLife magazine
• Support and encouragement from People that love and care about you and your family, and who have “been there”
• An invitation to take part in a Home Dedication
• A special gift when your baby is born
• A coupon for one free Parent Night Out for your baby (and your other kids, if any!)
Fill out the form below to enroll today!
First Kids Check-In
We utilize a check-in system for all activities involving kids fifth grade and younger at FBCSA.
If you have not been to our church before, you can fill this short form out before you come, or, you can fill it out when you visit.
Upon checking in to our system, parents or guardians receive a corresponding tag to their child that has matching codes. Simply give your parent pick up tag with the matching code to your child’s leader upon pick-up.
First Kids Policies and Procedures
Find information on ministry and room policies here.
First Kids Leadership
At First Kids, ministering to kids and their families is what we love to do! We are dedicated to teaching and ministering to you and your kids in a safe and fun environment. In each activity with First Kids, kids will hear and know the Word of God, as well as how to apply it to their lives.
Jimmy Gunn, Associate Pastor, Preschool & Elementary
Jimmy has served as the Associate Pastor of Preschool and Elementary kids since February 2014. Jimmy guides the First Kids team with the overall ministry of kids from birth through fifth grade. He has a passion for helping kids come to know the Lord as their Savior and helping families lead their kids at home. He and his wife, Ashley, were married in 2009 and have three kids, Ezekiel, Everley, and Judah. Some of his interests include Texas Rangers baseball, camping, good Mexican food, and wood working.
Lindy Gandy, Preschool Associate
Lindy has served in the First Kids ministry since 2008. She has served as the Preschool Associate since 2013. Lindy facilitates the preschool employees and volunteers. She feels called to serve our youngest members and their families by intentional interactions and reassurance of biblical truths. Lindy has two sons. Vincent, is serving in the United States Air Force and Justice is a high school student. Her interests include movies, reading, cooking, and watching UT Football.
Keesha Williamson, Elementary Associate
Keesha has served the First Kids ministry for several years, starting as a volunteer and now as the Elementary Associate. Keesha helps facilitate elementary activities on Sundays and throughout the week. She has been married to her husband Blake for 19 years and they have two children, Xander, a student at Communication Arts High School and Olivia, a student at Hector Garcia middle school. When she is not at work she taxis those same children from east to west for basketball and volleyball respectively.
Cheryl Rockwell, First Kids and NextGen Ministries Administrative Assistant
Cheryl has served as the First Kids Admin Assistant since March 2018. Cheryl enjoys supporting all the First Kids ministries, from VBS to MOPS to Sunday morning Bible studies. Prior to coming to work at FBCSA, she worked in the elementary office of a local private Christian school for 10 years. Cheryl and her husband, Ben, married for almost 30 years, have recently become empty nesters. Her son, Andrew, is a college student, and her daughter, Elizabeth, is a fifth-grade teacher here in San Antonio. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Parenting is hard! Check out these resources we love to help you in your parenting journey
This weekly newsletter lets parents know what kids are learning on Sunday mornings and gives a brief schedule of upcoming and important activities involving First Kids.
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Reading the Bible with Your Kids
Making Scripture reading a more prevalent and central part of your time together as a family will help your kids see that God's Word is important. This, in turn, may help them remember to read God's Word more as they get older and grow closer to God. Click this link to find out more information.
Helping your Kids Understand the Gospel
Use this guide to help you communicate the gospel with your kids easily and clearly.