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.



**All of these events are subject to change.

Thu 26

Community 94 Zoom Meeting

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sep 22

Community 94

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oct 21

Community 94

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nov 04

VBS Jumpstart – 2021

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Apr 01

Heart of the Child

April 1, 2022 - April 2, 2022

Watch recordings from the 2021 January Update


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.

Vacation Bible School

The state associational VBS training has been canceled for 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

There will be an opportunity for you to preview all the VBS information at a Lifeway training event.

After VBS preview, we will provide Oklahoma Directors of Missions digital training resources for all associational teams.

Seek Truth! Find Jesus!

VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.


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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, or email


$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