Childhood

The Childhood Ministry of Oklahoma Baptists is built on the relationships we develop with children birth through sixth grade and the “Three Pillars of Childhood Ministry” below.

Vacation Bible School

Created in Christ. Designed for God’s Purpose.

Spark imagination and kick creativity into high gear at Spark Studios. In summer 2022, kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us–His creation–to the design He planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him.

VBS Trainings for 2023 Theme Coming August 2022

Events

Upcoming

**All of these events are subject to change.

Mon 30

Crosstimbers – 2022 – Session One

May 30 @ 11:00 am - June 2 @ 1:00 pm
Jun 03

Crosstimbers – 2022 – Session Two

June 3 @ 11:00 am - June 6 @ 1:00 pm
Jun 10

Crosstimbers – 2022 – Session Three

June 10 @ 11:00 am - June 13 @ 1:00 pm
Jun 14

Crosstimbers – 2022 – Session Four

June 14 @ 11:00 am - June 17 @ 1:00 pm
Jun 20

Crosstimbers – 2022 – Session Five

June 20 @ 11:00 am - June 23 @ 1:00 pm

Resources

Guides for Reopening Your Childhood Ministry

In our churches, we are making plans to resume children’s ministries and other functions. Use these resources and your city’s guidelines to re-open your childhood ministry in the best way possible!

E-Book: 10 Attributes of an Unshakeable Kids Ministry

Unshakable kids ministries understand that children’s ministry isn’t only about engaging kids, it is about partnering with families. To build strong ministries we need to actively equip parents and caregivers to have spiritual conversations with their own kids at home. To do this well, we need to invest in building relationships at the family level.

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Three Pillars

1. Children need to hear about Jesus.

The free gift of forgiveness of sin is offered to all people.  Children should be given an opportunity to respond.  Without providing a time of response, children will not know appropriate ways for accepting Christ and misconceptions can easily develop.

2. Children must be taught Bible skills.

Bible skills begin in the preschool departments and are sharpened as children become readers.  Children who gain Bible skills will be able to feed themselves spiritually and grow as lifelong followers of Christ.

3. Children need opportunities to serve.

Teaching about missions and praying for missionaries are wonderful but our children need time when they serve.  Allowing kids to serve others will further their understanding of obeying Jesus and following his example.  They will gain a deeper appreciation and joy in the Christian life.

Our Childhood Ministry is committed to developing leaders who are passionate about reaching children and families for Christ.  We strive to provide excellence in training and resources that the churches, pastors, ministers and teachers of Oklahoma can use effectively.

Reaching Kids

(How do you talk to kids about Salvation?

Now there’s an easy way to explain God’s plan for Salvation to children of all ages.  Our tracts and counseling books are a must have for your children’s ministry.

To order yours, call the Childhood Ministry Office at (405) 942-3800 (ext. 4308), or email nwelch@oklahomabaptists.org.

Tracts

$7.50 a bundle
Tracts are sold in bundles of 25

Counseling Books

$6 each
8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Spiral Counseling Guide