Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Thursday, June 27, 2019


Wednesdays 6:15-7:30pm
For babies to 6th graders
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, and is centered on hiding the Bible in the hearts of children. The ACTION portion teaches missions and to live missionally: to learn to be a disciple of Christ and to boldly share what Christ has done and is doing.

Vision and Mission of FBCG’s Children’s Ministry

Mission Statement:

Do everything for God, and tell everyone about Him.

Our mission is to reach out to children with the gospel of Christ and disciple them in such a way that they choose to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love their neighbor as themselves. (Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Luke 10:27)

Core Values for Ministry

  1. Christ-Centered — Is Jesus glorified by this activity? Teachers and leaders should model a life committed to Jesus by showing up excited to be with children, actively listen to children, consistently participate in activities, and expect God to work in the lives of the children. (1 Timothy 2:5; 2 Timothy 4:2; Philippians 4:9)
  2. Age-Appropriate Bible Teaching — Are we using teaching methods that help children internalize Biblical truth? Each lesson should contain a Bible truth that can be applied to specific circumstances children face. The goal is for children to take the truths they hear and do what the Word says. (Psalm 119:11; James 1:22)
  3. Supplement the Family — The Bible clearly teaches that parents are to train their children in the ways they should go. Children’s ministry can and will supplement the family by providing Biblical teaching to children, training for teachers, and training for parents. Our goal is for parents to be primary, and the church to be secondary. (Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:7; Psalm 78:4, 6-7)
  4. Safe Environment — Is the learning experience environment safe for all children? Parents and children can expect physical safety, emotional safety, and spiritual safety at FBCG. All Children’s Ministry volunteers have demonstrable hearts for Jesus and for working with children, and we take special care to ensure that all of our volunteers apply, and complete both background checks and child safety training, before serving our Children’s Ministry. (Philippians 2:1-5)
  5. Fun Activities — Are we leading activities that kids actually enjoy? Are we singing songs that kids enjoy singing? Do children want to invite their friends to our children’s ministry? Lessons should be taught creatively so that kids engage with the teacher and internalize the truth. This allows children to be active participants and find value in church. (Philippians 4:4; 1 Chronicles 16:31)



Glorifying God and making disciples of all nations begins in the earliest years of life!

We take very seriously our call to love and minister to the needs of parents and infants that worship with us. Nursery is available during all of our regular services. If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about serving in our nursery, please contact our Nursery Manager, Becky McAbee.




Games are played at

FBC Gowensville, Highland Baptist Church, and Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church.

Registration is complete for the 2018-2019 season.

For more information call:

Randy Atkins (FBCG) 864-612-0165 or Perry Howard (HBC) 864-430-3974

“ … but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14

To provide children within the local church and the community the opportunity to participate in a low-cost basketball league with Christ as the focus.
Our goal at Life Springs Basketball is to get the message of Christ in as many households as possible through the medium of sports, particularly basketball. Life Springs is committed first to the message of salvation and a personal knowledge of Christ before the idea of winning or competition.
Children participating in Life Springs Basketball will have weekly devotions at the end of every practice. Throughout the season children will be given the opportunity to accept Christ as Lord and Savior and receive counseling for this decision. If a child makes a decision, his/her their family is visited at home by a representative from Life Springs Basketball and church sponsors of the program. Parents and fans of Life Springs players will also participate in weekly devotionals. During halftime at all games, a devotion will be delivered by a coach or church leader. These devotions will occur throughout the season with all participants being given the opportunity to make a decision for Christ and receive counseling.