NextGen Ministries

What if you could get a guarantee that your child would grow up to be a strong committed Christian? Wouldn’t that be amazing? But as we all know, there are few guarantees when it comes to raising children in today’s world. What you can be sure of, however, is that your chance of having an awesome kid increases significantly if you have a goal in mind and a plan in place as you raise your children to love and serve the Lord. Let us never forget, we are only one generation away from godlessness. God reminds us in Deuteronomy 4:9,

"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."

This scripture-centered goal and plan can be found in our NextGen Ministry.

What is NextGen Ministry?

First Baptist Church’s NextGen Ministry is a spiritual discipleship plan for your children from the cradle to college. Our ministries have a commitment to partner closely with you and one another in raising our next generation of Christian leaders. We have developed a goal and a strategy to help your child mature into the Christian young adult God intends.

Would you allow us to partner with you as we together shape the hearts and minds of our next generation, your kids?

NextGen diagram

NextGen Goal

to partner with parents to spiritually train and equip children through high school to become individuals who...

  • adore Christ and can articulate basic doctrine.
  • develop a biblical world view and a passion for Christian community.
  • explore their unique design for service and embrace the Great Commission.

NextGen Strategy


Within each age group ministry, a teaching plan has been developed that includes three C’s:

NextGen 3 Cs


As our children move from one age group ministry to the next, we want to make these transitions as seamless as possible by preparing children and their parents. This includes Physical Transitions from one ministry area to the next as well as Life Transitions as the child matures physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Partnering with parents is the key to success for NextGen Ministry. We provide a variety of learning opportunities for parents to engage in.

Preschool (birth - pre-K) Parent Training

  • Family Dedication Day for Newborns
  • Preschool Parenting Class
  • Variety of parenting and marriage classes offered throughout the year

Children (k - 5th grade) Parent Training

  • Purity Class for Grades 4 and 5 and their Parents
  • Leading Your Child to Christ
  • How to Be a Strong Spiritual Parent
  • Preparing for Adolescence
  • Monthly Parenting Newsletter
  • Variety of parenting and marriage classes offered throughout the year

Student (grades 6 -12) Parent Training

  • Upcoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting
  • Upcoming 9th Grade Parent Meeting
  • Rites of Passage Experience for Teens and their Parents
  • Online Parenting Classes
  • Variety of parenting and marriage classes offered throughout the year

Let’s join together as God uses us to shape the lives of our next generation, your children!

Watch or listen to Dr. Bruce Chesser's NextGen Sermon Series

The First Four Years (Preschool)

Blessing the Children (Children)

Conformed or Transformed (Students)

Learn more by downloading the NextGen Parent's Guide

Stay updated with the latest NextGen information for your family by connecting with us on The City

Preschool Ministry

Children's Ministry

Student Ministry