Children's Ministry (1st-5th grades)

Children's activities at First Baptist Church in Cleburne, TX.

 Debbie Goulding, Children's Minister

I have had the pleasure of serving in the public education system for 21 years, as a 3rd grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal.  I have also been a kindergarten Sunday School teacher  at Lake Arlington Baptist Church as well as directed the 7th grade department at First Baptist Church Arlington.  I am excited that during this time in my life I can focus on ministering to children in my beloved Church, First Baptist Church Cleburne.  My prayer is that God will be glorified in my work with his youngest saints.


First Baptist Church Loves Children!  

 Sunday Morning Schedule

9:15 am - Sunday School/Bible Study Groups   We offer fun and exciting Sunday School classes for all grade levels, using age appropriate curriculum, exciting Bible stories, and interactive games to get children moving and learning about God's great love for them. Children are checked-in by a parent and a unique security label is printed for the child and adult. Our friendly workers ensure each child is directed to the correct classroom.

10:30 am - Celebration Worship in the Worship Center/Children's Church Children who are 4 years old  and older attend Celebration Worship with their parents; childcare in the Preschool Area is provided for children who are younger.  After the last corporate song during the worship service, the children will be dismissed with the Children's Minister to Kid Connection where they will have children's church.  After the adult service ends, parents will pick up children from Kid's Connection.

Wednesday Night Schedule for Children

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  Children can be dropped off at Kid's Connection at 5:50 pm. At 6:00 pm we share a kid-friendly meal and then begin our Wednesday evening program.   It features Bible memory games, application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos,  fun activity-based learning, all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus. 

Children Who Need Transportation - First Baptist Church provides transportation for children living in Cleburne, age 4 through 12th grade, who want to attend Wednesday night activities here at our facilities but do not have a way to church. You can CLICK HERE for more information about our Van Ministry.

Save the Dates

Sunday, April 14 - Worship at the Barn (Barn on the Brazos, 533 CR 1114, Blum, TX 76627) - We will have a bounce house, Easter egg hunt, games, horseshoe and washer tournament for adults, food (bring your own meat to grill), and a wonderful time of worship.

Sunday, April 21 - Resurrection Sunday

Sunday, May 12 (Mother's Day) - Baby/Child Dedication

June 2-6 - Vacation Bible School - 6:00-8:00pm each evening (Sunday through Thursday).  More info and online registration coming soon.

July 15-19 - CentriKid Children's Camp - Trinity Pines Retreat & Conference Center, Trinity, TX. REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. See Debbie Goulding  for more information and to see about last-minute available spaces.


We want to ensure each child attending activities at FBC Cleburne are safe and secure at all times. The children's and preschool areas of FBC Cleburne are secured and monitored during all events and activities. Children are checked-in using our computerized check-in system. Children receive a label which contains a unique code that matches the label given to the parent. The parent's label is presented to the check-in area at the end of the activity to be matched with their child's label. All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition all teachers and helpers are trained on the church's policies for children and infants.