First Baptist Church of Portland, TN

Children’s Ministry

Your child is very important to us at First Baptist Church!

It is our prayer that your child will feel at home here at FBC and will have fun while learning that Jesus loves them and desires to have a relationship with them.

Your child’s safety is top priority to us and for this reason all of our teachers and volunteers are required to have a background check before they are able to work with children 18 years old and younger.


Sunday School

An understanding of God’s Word is the best way to personally know Jesus Christ.  We realize the importance of instilling biblical truths in children while they are at an active stage of learning.  Our Children’s Department is divided by grades where appropriate age-level learning activities are used that will assist your child in understanding God’s Word.  Sunday School for children is during the 10:20 a.m. hour.


 RA’s – Royal Ambassadors  and GA’s – Girls in Action

Spreading the Gospel is a vital part of our church’s mission statement.  RA’s and GA’s help develop our children’s knowledge of the mission field.  During this time, they learn about specific missionaries who are at work here in the US and all over the world.  They are also involved in local projects to help the needy and reach out to the community.  RA’s GA’s meet on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. for 1st – 6th graders.


Overnight 456

Overnight 456 is a discipleship weekend for 4th, 5th & 6th graders and usually takes place in March or April of each year.  This is an exciting weekend of Worship, Bible Study, Recreation, Activities and LOTS of FUN!!


CentriKid Camp

CentriKid is a five day, four night summer camp for children completing 4th through 6th grades.  The camp provides an opportunity for children to experience Bible study, worship, physical activities, a variety of creative tracks (think archery, building, sign language, kitchen chaos etc), and personal quiet time away from their routine settings.  The last several years we have attended camp at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY.   Camps are staffed by college and seminary students who can’t wait to hang out with your kids and love to share Christ through every aspect of camp!


Vacation Bible School

During Vacation Bible School at FBC Portland you are guaranteed two things:  to learn about Jesus and to have lots of fun!  This year VBS will take place during the first 3 weeks of June and July on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10:00am to 2:35 p.m.  For ages 3 years old – 6th grade (just completed).