We are passionate about connecting children to God and one another through knowing, living and sharing God’s love.



To connect children and families to God and one another.



At First Church, we are partnering with parents and families in Springdale to provide a safe and nurturing place where children ages birth through fifth grade can know, live and share the power of God’s grace in Jesus Christ.

  • Know

    Children will experience the scriptures in fun, innovative ways through a variety of hands-on worship and educational activities.  Through these developmentally appropriate experiences, children will embrace Jesus and grow in a relationship with him.
    Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    – 2 Peter 3:18

  • Live

    During their time at FUMC, children will be involved in both large and small group experiences where a loving and affirming Christian community will be modeled and practiced.  Through this involvement, children will learn how to live a Christian life at home, school and in the Springdale community.
    I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
    – Galatians 2:20

  • Share

    Using their unique gifts and interests, children will be given opportunities to actively share their faith with others in their church, community and world.  Through these opportunities, children will experience a deepening faith that is relevant and life-changing.
    Go…make disciples…baptize…teach.  – Matthew 28:19-20


Safe Sanctuary

Because we care about the safety of our children here at First Church, we are a Safe Sanctuary congregation. This means, that all paid and volunteer caregivers for children and youth have undergone a screening process through Background Information Systems of America Inc. and the Arkansas Maltreatment Registry. All caregivers adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines and child protection policies. Detailed copies of our Safe Sanctuary policy are available upon request from the Children’s Ministry department.