West Bradenton kids partners with parents to help kids learn and walk in the truth of the gospel of Jesus.
Your First Visit
The first stop you will make is the Kids’ Welcome Center located on the first floor in the south hallway. There we will register your child, direct you to your child’s classroom, and answer any questions you might have. We look forward to meeting you!
Safety and Security
Your child’s safety is high priority to us. Here are just a few of the measures we take to protect West Bradenton Kids:
- Each week, parents and kids print matching name tags. The parent’s tag is required to pick up the child so that children are returned to their appropriate adult.
- All volunteers go through a background screening process.
- All rooms have a minimum of two adults with other adults nearby.
Children’s ministry for babies (6 weeks) through 5th grade is available every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00.
Babies – 2’s: At both 9:30 and 11:00, our babies, toddlers, and 2 year olds experience Bible learning on their level, fun play time, and high quality care.
3’s and 4’s: Our preschoolers experience the Gospel Project curriculum at 9:30 and 11:00 through interactive learning, fun art, games, music and play.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: At 9:30, this age group meets in small group Bible Study classes to explore the Gospel Project, a curriculum that focuses on a chronological walk through the Bible and what each story tells us about Jesus and His good news. At 11:00, we transition to Connect Kids’ Worship where we connect with God through high energy worship, learning, and prayer.
3rd – 5th Grades: At 9:30, this age group experiences Connect Kids’ Worship where we connect with God through high energy worship, learning, and prayer. At 11:00, we transition to small group Bible Study classes to explore the Gospel Project, a curriculum that focuses on a chronological walk through the Bible and what each story tells us about Jesus and His good news.
Worship U 5:30 - 6:15pm
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Two children's choirs (K-2nd and 3rd-5th) focus on learning music fundamentals and learning how to worship and how to lead in worship. Older children (3rd-5th) will also explore the areas of praise band, praise team, tech/sound, and drama.
Kids' Quest 6:15-7:45pm
Age 3 (as of 9/1/16) - 5th Grade
Intentional and fun kids' discipleship! Each night focuses on Scripture memory through fun activities, teaching, games, and more. Kids work towards exciting incentives while hiding God's Word deep in their hearts.
During the school year, kids will complete 8 quests. In each quest, kids will learn verses focused on an attribute of God, who kids are in Christ, how they should live, and a spiritual discipline.
We will kick off with our Back to School Blast on Wednesday, August 17 and then will officially begin on Wednesday, August 24.
You can stay on track with all the Quest verses by downloading this PDF of the Verses Checklist.
Want to be serve in Kids' Quest? Contact Jenny.
Every year WB Kids hosts a fall festival that is open to the public. There will be lots of candy, games, and inflatables. This year we will also have a free photo booth set up so you can document your fun costume! Invite a friend and plan to join us from 6-8PM on October 31st in our south-side parking lot.
Vacation Bible School
VBS 2017 is coming June 19-23! Click here to register your child.
See below for a recap from last year's VBS.
2017 WinShape is coming!
June 26-30 at Bradenton Christian School.
Registration opens March 12.
Register between March 12-19 to receive an automatic discount. Camp is for kids who have completed grades 1-9.
Register online at winshapecamps.org.
We are already looking forward to next year. Check back here for future updates.
About Jenny Funderburke Smith
Jenny Funderburke Smith has been serving as the Minister to Children at West Bradenton Baptist since 2012. She oversees all ministry from babies through 5th grade. She is the mama of three precious and crazy little girls. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.