Who we are:

Our vision is partnering with parents to lay the foundational truth of Proverbs 3:5-6 in the lives of our children by awakening them to the most important, life-changing decision they will ever make — asking Jesus Christ to be their personal Lord and Savior. We want to show the love of Jesus to every child God sends our way by pouring ourselves into them; believing that we are making eternal investments into the future leaders of our church, community, state, nation, and world.

Practical application of truth that helps kids win at every phase in their everyday lives. Kids need to know how it matters before it will matter. That’s why we connect insights and principles to a kid’s real world. They need to know what it looks like when someone reflects God’s image and follows Jesus.

What are Connection Groups? 

Connection Groups @ 9:45 AM – 10:45 am & 11:00 am -12:00 pm on Sunday in the 1stkids building 

Preschool - We have a class for every age (infant-Pre k4) and would love for your child to come and learn about the Bible while having a great time of fellowship and fun! We want to lead kids to Jesus. Providing fun Bible lessons and activities that help children apply Biblical truths to their daily lives, building relationships, and instilling God’s truths in tomorrow’s Church.

1stkids - An exciting time of fellowship in Bible-based, Jesus-centered, and child-focused groups that teach kids to better understand, connect, and apply the truth of God’s Word to their daily lives! Each week engages kids to follow Jesus through fresh, fun, and age-appropriate activities and relevant lessons. 

Is nursery offered at First Ruston?

Childcare & Kids Worship @ 8:30 and 11:00 am on Sundays in the 1stkids building

Preschool - Childcare is provided for Bed Babies - PreK4

1stkids - The story of God reveals the character of God. That’s why Kids Worship is organized around key Bible stories that help kids encounter Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. Every month present a new Life App to help children learn more about God’s character. Each Life App is unpacked through a weekly Bottom Line—a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week. This is an awesome worship experience designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a greater understanding of how to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Midweek Activities @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesdays in the 1stkids building 

Preschool - First look is the curriculum that we currently use. Everything we teach our preschoolers is intended to meet them where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Through age-appropriate activities, our preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know these three simple, but powerful, truths: God Made Me; God Loves Me, and Jesus Wants To Be My Friend

1stkids - 

  • 252 Teams On Wednesdays From 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm We want every child to know and understand three basics, but powerful truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52 – WISDOM, FAITH, and FRIENDSHIP. Teams are grade-appropriate and designed to engage children to trust God’s character and live out His story. Every week offers a chance to discover who Jesus is and then shows how to put faith into practical action.
  • Bible Drill on Wednesdays From 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm in the Children's Building (2nd floor) September - May/ A few things are more life-changing than for a child to know God’s Word and the ability to use it effectively. Bible Drill offers a unique mix of fun activities and games that will help kids build strong Bible skills and strong life applications.

Pam Flowers – Weekday Director –   / 318.255.4628

J’Nell Sanderson- Weekday Assistant Director-   / 318.255.4628

First Ruston Weekday is a ministry designed for partnering with families in our community so that children have the greatest opportunity to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We will accomplish this by:

  • Providing a supportive ministry to families of our church and community.
  • Providing mothers with time away to meet personal and family needs.
  • Helping children grow emotionally, mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually.
  • Providing opportunities for children to enjoy happy learning experiences at church.
  • Helping children to grow in understanding and love for themselves, their families, and their world.

Babies – Pre K3   Our weekday program takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-2:30.  With a Monday option and an early drop-off option available at 7:30-8:30 during our September – May session.

Pre-K4 takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-2:30 from September – May.  Early drop-off is available also.

We follow the Lincoln Parish School Holiday Calendar. We are closed during Vacation Bible School and for special times of training.

How do we stay connected? 

Our 1stkids ministers mainly communicate through our closed Facebook group and our weekly newsletter. You can gain access to either with the links below. 

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Our goal is for parents and their children to feel safe, loved, and to learn about Jesus in the most effective format for their age. Our 1stkids ministry uses an ID system to provide a safe and secure learning experience in our facility. Guest badges are also available. It’s a good idea to arrive 10 minutes earlier on your first visit to get your kids checked in at one of our check-in stations. We use the KidCheck program that allows you to download the app and create an account to start the process before you arrive. 

Create a KIDcheck account

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6