What is Fort Mill Kids?
We believe that people of all ages are capable of unleashing a movement of Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered World Changers. We have enthusiastic, well-trained staff and servant leaders who have a passion for Christ and for kids. During all Sunday services, we provide unique programs for kids ages 6 weeks to 5th grade. It’s our desire to create an engaging and safe environment during their weekly time with us. If you are interested in volunteering in this ministry please contact Terry Kountz.
What is First World?
First World is divided into Nursery (6 weeks-2 years) and Preschool (3-4K). Children in the nursery are divided into age-appropriate classrooms where they are loved and cared for. Preschoolers attend The Clubhouse, a place where children worship and experience the stories of the Bible in dramatic and engaging ways while exercising their own creativity. They also experience the Bible in small groups, a time where they can interact with their friends and participate in prayer, Bible explorations, and life application. Our objective is to communicate to every preschooler, “God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to by my friend forever.”
What is Uptown?
Uptown is our Sunday environment for kids ages kindergarten – 5th grade. Elementary Kids participate in a large group environment (called Uptown Live) and a small group environment. Uptown Live is where kids will worship and hear Bible stories in creative ways. In small group the kids learn the application of the Biblical truth. Our objective is to communicate to every elementary kid that, “I can trust God no matter what, I need to make the wise choice, and I should treat others how I want to be treated.”
First Time at Fort Mill Kids?
We are so glad you are here! As you drive to our campus, please follow the Fort Mill signs on Monroe White Street to park and our greeters will escort you to the New Family Check-in Station. We will check your child into our database system and one of our volunteers will show you to their age-appropriate room.
We will ask for the following personal information: family members' names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. All children and their parents will receive matching security tags. No child is released without a valid security tag.
Safety and Security
We are committed to protecting each child entrusted to our care. All Fort Mill Kids team members undergo an extensive protection process, including a background check, references and a personal interview. We use a secure check-in system to ensure children are checked in and out by the same individuals. In addition to these measures, a security team monitors all individuals entering the Fort Mill Kids areas.
Parents, we want you to be involved in the experience your child has at Fort Mill Kids. We encourage dialog with your kids during the ride home and throughout the week. Our goal is for your child to have a positive experience and let you be part of what they are learning. To help make this happen we offer teaching resources, social media connections and more to fill our parents toolbox with valuable tools to reach their child and continue the conversation started on Sunday. Follow us on social media using @fortmillkids.
Serving in Fort Mill Kids
It is important to have great volunteers who care for, teach and invest in our children. After being at First Baptist Church for six months, you can apply to be part of our exciting kids teams. No matter what your gifts are there is a place for you to serve! Volunteer Registration Form
Interested in Child Dedication or Baptism?
Parent/Child Dedication: At Fort Mill Kids, we feel there is no greater decision a parent can make than to commit to raising their children toward a relationship with Jesus. If you have a child (ages 0-5) and would like to attend our next Parent/Child Dedication Class and Ceremony, please contact Terry Kountz.
Baptism: Is your child interested in baptism? We would love to have a chance to partner with them in their journey of faith. Children 3rd grade and older participate in a Start Here class with their parents to make sure each child is equipped and ready for this important decision. If you are interested, please register HERE.