First Church Children's Ministry Leaders

Children's Ministry Leaders

Student Pastor: Layton Smith, 417-207-3229

Birth - 5th grade: Rebecca Alley & Carrie Myers

Classes and Promotion


Sunday School at 9:00 AM at the Lebanon Campus


      Nursery (up to 2 years old)

      3 years old - 1st Grade

      Grades 2nd - 3rd

      Grades 4th - 6th

      Grades 7th - 12th


Sunday Morning service at 10:00 AM

  First Church Kids classes are available.

     Nursery (Birth-2)

     3 years old - Kindergarten

     Grades 1st -5th

Wednesday Night at 6:30 PM

  First Church Kids classes are available.

      Nursery (Birth-2)

      3 years old - 1st Grade

      Grades 2nd - 5th

      Grades 6th - 8th

      Grades 9th - 12th


Our student classes and promotion from these classes has changed. We no longer will promote kids on their birthday in any class (Sunday School, Children’s Church & Wednesday night). We are going back to a once a year promotion like in public schools. This is not only much easier for us to keep track of, but is also best for the classes and kids. Promotion Sunday will be last last Sunday in August. The children's birthdays MUST be before September 1st. In children’s church and on Wednesday nights, kids who turn three before September 1, will move from the nursery to the 3 & years old class. Students who turn five before September 1, will move from the 3 &4  class to the Pre-K & K class. Kids going into first grade will be promoted to the 1st-4th grade class. Fourth graders move up to the 5th-6th grade class. This will help keep age groups together and class room numbers more even. In children’s church (Sunday mornings) kids going into the sixth grade move out of children’s church and will remain in the sanctuary for Pastor Andy’s sermon. Promotion in Sunday School is slightly different. Kids turning four before September 1 will move up on promotion Sunday. New second graders will also change classes. Currently we have classes for kids up to 12th grade in Sunday School. Please talk to Luke or Carrie if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience as we work through issues that come up as we try to make our student ministries a great experience for our kids