Children & Youth Ministries
Our goal in all of our children's programs, and our passion at First Evangelical Free Church, is "to joyfully display God through Christ-Centered, Spirit-Empowered instruction, so that all might set their hope in God as evidenced by humble obedience to Jesus."
To that end, we ask that if you are planning on your child attending any program run by First Evangelical Free Church, you complete this registration form as accurately and completely as possible. This is one way you can help our children's ministries run smoothly! If you have any questions about registration, please contact us.
Children’s Sunday School
Sunday school is available for 3-year-olds through 5th grade. Teachers and rooms depend on the age and grade of the child. Speak to someone at the Welcome Center or contact the church office to find out what room to bring your child to.
Sunday school classes are held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, after the worship service. For small children during this hour, the nursery is open for 0-2 year olds.
The FEFC Youth Ministry's purpose is to come alongside the parents of FEFC in disciplining their junior high and senior high-aged children. We do this by calling young people to be lifelong disciples of Jesus and committed members of his church. More specifically, we provide consistent and relevant Bible teaching, purposeful relationships with more mature disciples within the church, effective service and outreach opportunities, and fun community-building times together.
Junior High Sunday School
After the main service, all 6-12 graders are welcome to hang out in the youth room until Sunday School begins at 10:30 am. We will gather together at 10:30 am for a few quick announcements before the 6-8 graders depart for their classes.
Senior High Sunday School
Sunday School is our opportunity to take a deep dive into different parts of our Bible. The entire hour is dedicated to Bible teaching meant to deepen each High Schooler's understanding of God, ourselves, God's word, and the gospel.
Junior High Youth Group
Grades 6-8 are all welcome on Wednesdays nights from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. We meet downstairs in the youth room. A typical night begins with games and snacks. Around 7:00 pm, we settle in for a lesson. After the lesson, we break up into groups based on grade and gender. These groups are led by adult volunteers and are meant to give each student a deeper understanding of how God's word guides their life and the life of the community around them.
Senior High Youth Group
Grades 9-12 are all welcome on Sunday nights from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm. This follows a similar format as the junior high group and also meets downstairs in the youth room. Besides snacks and games, we occasionally set aside time to worship the Lord together through song. After this, there is a lesson before we break up into small groups. In these groups, we are able to wrestle more personally with the ways God's word is teaching and guiding us.
Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
Awana is a fully integrated evangelism and discipleship program. Our program runs from August to early May of the next year. We begin at 6:25 pm each Wednesday. Leaders are Craig and Chris Herman. Contact them with questions at (605) 951-5771.
Awana club is at 6:25 pm every Wednesday.
The greatest need of the next generation is to know and cherish the infinite value of God. Therefore, we want them to become so saturated with the Word of God that they treasure Jesus alone as the One who saves and satisfies the heart. The goal of our children's ministry is to fuel spiritual desire by exalting the greatness and worth of God and His glorious work through Christ!
Children Desiring God by john piper