children & family

Children & Family Ministries at First Church is a kid-friendly, child-cherishing kind of place. We count it a high calling to help kids understand they’re a part of the story God’s writing. Our goal is to partner with parents in leading children to pursue Christ for a lifetime. We do this by impacting kids, equipping parents and bringing families together.

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what we want to relay

Our vision is to RELAY the love of Christ to our children and build on the foundation of His Word. Our goal is to help children:

Recognize the need for Christ
Encourage the development of relationships
Love others by serving Him
Advance in spiritual maturity
Yield life to Christ

our children's pastor

We have a wonderful children's pastor here at First Church. Bill Shepard is a former educator and middle school principal. His enthusiasm for children is contageous. If you have any questions, Pastor Bill would enjoy connecting with you. Contact Pastor Bill Shepard by email, or call him directly at 269-983-1524 (x50)

kidzone takes place at all our services 

Kidzone runs simultaneously with all our weekend services at all campuses:

St. Joseph Campus
Saturdays 6:00pm  / Sundays 9:30 and 11:00am

Benton Heights Campus
Sundays 11:00am

Stevensville Campus
Coming Fall 2013