Children’s Ministry

Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

The goal of our children’s ministry is to serve children and their parents by providing safe, fun environments where kids can learn about God. We do that in a variety of ways.

Sunday morning

We have children’s classes during both the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15 a.m.) and during the worship service. 
Below is a quick outline of how we work to show the love of Christ and teach the deep truths of God to each age:
Ages 0-3: These children are directed either to our “bed babies” or “toddlers” rooms where trained volunteers care for them. In the toddlers room, a general schedule is in place that allows opportunities for unstructured play time and times of instruction where children practice sitting and listening. Childcare for these ages is provided for the entirety of the Sunday School hour and during the worship service.
Ages 4 -Third Grade: These children meet for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., these children join the church body in the worship center to experience the first part of the service with their families. After the children’s message, these children are dismissed to Children’s Worship, where they have fellowship, prayer, singing and a lesson from the New City Catechism curriculum.
Fourth Grade and up: These children meet for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. After Sunday School, they  join the church body in the worship center for the entire service. Fourth- and fifth-grade students have the opportunity to serve as junior helpers once a month in Children’s Worship.


Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.

Our Awana clubs meet on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:45 p.m. during the school year. Our program serves ages 0-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade students attend a separate youth group.

For more about how to get involved in Awana at PHBC, contact our office.
AWANA registration is now open for Fall 2018. Please click here to register!
Click here to read more information about the Awana distinctives.

Click here for more information on the Awana curriculum we use.

Vacation Bible School

Each July, Park Hill Baptist Church volunteers put on a free one-week Vacation Bible School for kids ages 4 through 5th grade.
Stay tuned for our 2019 VBS theme and dates!

Trail Life USA / American Heritage Girls

Park Hill Baptist Church recently chartered Troop MO-1955 of Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls troops, and are currently registering new members. We meet the first and third Sundays of the month from 3:30-5 p.m.
For more information on the national programs, click the logos below. Or, see additional information about joining Troop MO-1955.
Calling all young men!

Trail Life USA Troop MO-1955 invites you to Join the Trail!

What: Trail Life USA is a Christian Outdoor Adventure, Character, and Leadership Program for boys and young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers.

How and who: To register, contact John Overman or Vince Payne, or the PHBC office. Dues of $26 per boy help offset program costs. Trail Life USA is for males in grades K-12.

What’s next? Check out what we have coming up in Trail Life!

Sept. 21-22: Campout, PHBC grounds

Oct. 7: Troop meeting, 3:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Oct. 21: Troop outing, 3:30 p.m., meet at Fellowship Hall 

Oct. 28: Troop meeting, 3:30 p.m. (grades 6-12)


Calling all Young Women!

American Heritage Girls Troop MO-1955 invites you to join the fun!

What: American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for girls ages 5 to 18 that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.

How and who: To register, contact Amy Overman or the PHBC office. Dues of $25 per girl help offset program costs. American Heritage Girls is for females ages 5-18.

What’s next? Check out what we have coming up in AHG!

Oct. 7: Troop meeting, 3:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Oct. 21: Troop meeting, 3:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 

Oct. 26-27: Tentative camping date, location TBD

Safety and Training

We take our responsibility as protectors of children in our care very seriously.

Each PHBC volunteer who works with minors in any way must meet eligibility requirements spelled out in our Child Abuse Prevention policy, fill out a detailed application, submit to a background check and complete Child Abuse Prevention Training. Currently, we use the MinistrySafe program to administer our background checks and training.