Kids

Fellowship Franklin

We see ministry to children as essential and we take our responsibility to raise a generation of Christ-followers as a mission. A mission that requires the parents, home, church, and volunteers all partnering together to cultivate the spiritual roots in the fertile soil of our kids’ hearts.

Guest Info

We understand that visiting a new church can be a great adventure—fun, exciting and even a little bit scary. We love meeting new families and hope to make your first experience with us as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

Check-In

Volunteers are available at our Guest Check-In to welcome and escort visiting children to their classes. This is an opportunity for you to provide basic information about your child, receive your security tags, and ask any questions you may have about Fellowship or our children’s ministries. On subsequent visits, families may check-in at any computer kiosk in the building.

Curriculum

Fellowship Kids seeks to provide environments and opportunities for children (birth - 6th grade) to hear, believe, and live-out the gospel. To implement that mission we have developed strong programs using age appropriate curriculum and activities:

Nursery-Toddler

We provide a safe, secure, and loving environment for babies and toddlers so that moms and dads can relax and attend worship without worry.

Preschool

First Look curriculum uses engaging activities to introduce pre-school children to God. First Look gives children a first impression of their heavenly Father and the wonder of His love for each one of them.

Kindergarten

Using the Gospel Project for Kids, these classes follow a chronological timeline of Bible events. Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities and more as kids connect biblical events to God's ultimate plan of redemption through Christ.

1st-6th Grade

Through engaging large group teaching and grade-level small group discussions, students will explore scripture chronologically through God’s grand redemptive narrative. Tru Story is a spiritually forming, parent-empowering curriculum that equips students and families to know Jesus and live our a vibrant lifelong faith.

Volunteer

Serving in children’s ministry is for ALL of us, not just a chosen few. We believe it is reasonable to expect each Fellowship family to actively engage in and support the spiritual development of our children. Serving in children’s ministry is easier than you might think. We have a wonderful staff and many veteran volunteers ready to train, equip and help you experience success in cultivating the soil of our children’s hearts.

Security

Parents must personally drop off and pick up their nursery - 5th grade children at their classrooms each time they are in the building. To ensure the safety of our children, a computer security tagging system is used to identify children with their parents. Each week families receive a new tag with a unique three digit code. This security tag must be presented to pick up your child. In addition, if it becomes necessary to page you, we will display this code, along with the first three letters of your child’s first name, on the screens in the Worship Center.

Volunteer Requirements Are:

  • A Fellowship member or regular attender
  • Attend volunteer training
  • Serve for one calendar year (mid-August through mid-August)

Baptism

Franklin Kids Baptism

Baptism is one of the two ordinances instituted and commanded by Jesus for believers. It is an outward symbol of an inward life change and a celebration of becoming part of the church body of Christ. The following resources will help you as parents recognize if your child is ready to take this next step.

Is My Child Ready for Baptism?

Talking To Kids About Salvation

If your child is interested in being baptized, please plan to attend our next Baptism Readiness Class and schedule a Baptism Interest Interview.

Child Dedication

At Fellowship, child dedication is really parent dedication. Parents have the primary responsibility for and influence over their children’s lives and have received the directive to “train up a child in the way he should go.” Proverbs 22:6. To this end, we offer families an opportunity to publicly declare their intentions to raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord and the church body an opportunity to commit to walking with parents.

Child dedications are held throughout the year during both the 9:00am and 10:45am worship services.

Staff

  1. Connie Dunlop
    Fellowship Kids Director
    cdunlop@fbctn.org
    615-277-9402
  2. Emily Drake
    Fellowship Kids Elementary Director, Franklin
    edrake@fbctn.org
    615-277-9413
  3. Jennifer McReynolds
    Weekday Childcare Director