FBC Ponca’s Midweek Program for Children
FBC Ponca offers a Midweek program for children grades PreK-5th grade.
PreK and K students will attend Mission Friends while 1st-5th graders will attend Leaders in Training (LIT).
Midweek runs from 6:00-7:00pm each week.
Midweek will start Wednesday, August 31st!
Please read through all of the materials about LIT before enrolling your student(s) for the Fall Semester.
The mission of LIT is to empower the next generation. Through the program, we recognize the uniqueness of every child, and we are committed to reaching them for Christ, discipling them, equipping them, and releasing them for ministry in their own church and as missionaries in the world.
During LIT at First Baptist, students will:
- Participate in praise/worship during opening (6:00-6:10pm)
- Be discipled by a small group leader (6:10-6:35pm)
- Participate in a ministry team to learn how to serve (6:35-7:00pm)
Each student will receive a Fall Devotional book. The studies in the devotional are organized around the week’s theme and memory verse. On Day 6, there is a parent-led devotional to summarize the week’s theme and apply knowledge to real-life circumstances. These devotionals are written on grade level and should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete (older students may have a bit more work to do than younger students). Because discipleship begins at home, we encourage you to take time to work with your student(s) on their devotional work and memory verse. Students earn points for completed work and memorized verses each week in class. Refer to the attached calendar for the schedule.
LIT Ministry Teams
After discipleship time, students will go to their selected ministry team (ministry teams change approximately every two months).
Service Team: The service team works on projects to benefit our church and beyond. They will be stuffing worship bags for children, writing cards to homebound members, making decorations for church events, organizing and making items for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), and much more!
Puppets/Drama Team: The puppets/drama team will be working on gospel-themed presentations for the September LIT Morning Worship Service and the LIT Nursing Home Night in December. The students get a chance to contribute to the skit and work together to perform.
Praise Team: The praise team will be learning songs to lead worship for the September LIT Morning Worship Service and the LIT Nursing Home Night in December.
LIT Outreach Projects
LIT students are expected to participate in our retreat and two outreach projects for this semester:
- LIT Retreat – Saturday, September 24 (10:00am-1:00pm)
- LIT Serves in Worship – Sunday, September 25 (8:45am-11:00am)
- LIT Serves at the Nursing Home – Wednesday, December 7 (5:45-7:00pm)
Activities during our ministry team times each week will be preparing the students for the LIT outreach projects. These projects help students learn to serve within our church and beyond which is an essential part of the LIT program. We hope that you will make plans now to attend these events.
LIT Service Opportunities
Outside of LIT, there are several ways students can serve First Baptist Church! These opportunities are encouraged but not required. Students who wish to serve will be assigned 3-4 opportunities this semester.
Wednesday Night Opportunities
- Wednesday Night Meal Server (4:30-6:00pm)
- LIT Check-In Assistant (5:45-6:15pm)
- Mission Friends Assistant (6:00-7:00pm)
Sunday Morning Opportunities
- Sunday Morning Slides Technician (8:30-11:00am)
- Sunday Morning Greeter (9:30-10:00am)
- Little Explorers Helper (9:45-11:00am)
- Bible Communities Assistant (11:00am-12:00pm)