The Bible promises parents in Proverbs 22:6 to “train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” The desire of our children’s ministry is to assist parents in teaching their children who Jesus is, so that they grow up in the knowledge of Him and ultimately are transformed in His image. To do this we provide fun, Christ-centered activities and opportunities for children nursery age through 5th grade.
We are also taught in Luke 10:27 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Based on this, our mission is to teach children to “Love God, Love Others.” We weave this message into all that we do.
Children’s ministries are referred to as “Fuse,” and our children’s worship area is called the Fuse Box. The nursery rooms are on the 1st floor, and the preschool and elementary rooms are on the 3rd floor of Building B (Sanctuary Building).
Our Featured Annual Events
Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Dance – Enjoy a date night with dad, or another special man in your life! The night includes keepsake photo, DJ, appetizers, dessert, and a candy buffet!
Mother/Son Valentine’s Dance – Moms deserve a date night with their sons too!
Easter Egg Hunt – Photo ops with the bunny, face painting, balloon animals, petting zoo, and a picnic follow the hunt…lunch provided.
Vacation Bible School – Learn lessons about the Bible and God’s love in an engaging environment that includes drama, outdoor recreation, snacks and crafts.
Summer Camps – Cooking, dance, tumble, martial arts, music and more – there’s something for everyone!
Power 45 Glisson Fall Retreat – Fourth and fifth graders grow their faith at beautiful Camp Glisson in the north Georgia mountains.
Fall Festival – Costume contest, trunk and treating, games, jumpies, petting zoo, and cake walk!
Created by God – Open to children in the 5th and 6th grades, Created by God is a study of human sexuality with a Christian foundation. It will offer both you and your child an opportunity to learn, grow, and celebrate the fact that we have each been wonderfully created by God, and are called to responsible living as sexual beings.
Advent Workshop – Enjoy family supper and make keepsake Advent decorations with family and friends.
Parent’s Night Out – Let us entertain your children while you get some Christmas shopping done!
Christmas Eve Children’s Services – December 24 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.. Children become part of the Nativity story from Luke.
Ongoing Events – Fuse Sports, Parents Day Out, After Preschool Programs, Power 45, Bible Study
Marietta First has developed a training program in accordance with conference standards to keep children and volunteers safe at all times.