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Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Ministry 

Sunday Morning


Nursery birth- until 5th birthday

Sunday School-5years-5th grade


Nursery birth-until 5th birthday

Kids 5 and older attend worship with their family (activity bags are provided)

The fourth Sunday of every month is our Family Sunday, we offer Kids ministry at the 9:30 hour only, and all members of the family attend worship together (no nursery is offered)

We have a cry room for your convenience as well as a nursing mothers room with a changing table.


Wednesday Night (offered spring, summer and fall)

Nursery- birth- until 5th birthday

Main class -5years-5th grade 

Where is the Kids Wing located?

The Kids Wing is located on the main floor just north of the Sanctuary. We have signs that will help you find the way.

Who are the volunteers?

Is there a check-in process?

Most of our volunteers are members of FBC Carthage, though some are regularly attending non-members.  All of our volunteers go through an application and screening process, including a criminal background check, and reference checks for your child's safety.

What if my child needs me?

Yes, we use a system called Planning Center Check-Ins. When you approach the Kids Wing you will see a self check-in station. If you are already in our system you may check in here. First time attendees will need to visit the check in desk first. You will fill out an information sheet so that we can log your family into our system, then all subsequent check-ins can be done on the self check-in station. When you check your kids in, the printer will print a name tag sticker which you will peel off and put on your child's back. It will also print off another sticker with a corresponding security code for you to keep. To ensure that your child will only be released to you, this code must be presented at check-out time. 

We require that a check is done by a parent/legal guardian who must remain on premises for the duration with a mobile phone handy in the event of an emergency.

 If a child is inconsolable for 10 continuous minutes then we will call/text the mobile-phone number provided. If you would like to stay with your child for the first few minutes to help them acclimate, you certainly can.

What will my child be taught?

We use the New City Catechism and Answers in Genesis for Sunday school. We recognize and respect that parents are responsible for their child's learning and are the primary disciplers in their children's lives. Our aim is to come alongside parents, being a resource as you help your children learn about and follow Jesus. We post weekly re-caps of what the kids learned along with photos of their experience in our private closed group on Facebook called "FBC Carthage Kids"

Feel free to contact us with any questions or 417-358-8161

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