First Christian Church bridgeKIDZ are all about growing closer to God and growing closer to others. Matthew 22:37 says, “Jesus replied, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind.’ This is the first and most important commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’” Our goal in our ministry is for our kids to learn how to love God and love others. As Christians we are the bridge between others and God.

Let us help you encourage your children to Come, Grow, and Serve too!! We are excited about what God is doing in the lives of our kids and families. Our weekly Children’s Programing takes place in the Education building (Chestnut Street Entrance.)


8:00 Traditional Service: Nursery Childcare
9:15 Service: Nursery Childcare & Preschool-6th Grade Kids’ Church Part A
10:45 Service: Nursery Childcare & Preschool-6th Grade Kids’ Church Part B

What is it like?



Upon checking in for the first time we ask for the following personal information: (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone)

  • Parent/Guardian name(s)
  • Parent Phone Number (in case we need to get a hold of you during the service)
  • Parent/Guardian picture (so we know who is allowed to pick up your child(ren))
  • Fingerprint (only used to checkin)
  • Home address
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s birth date
  • Child picture for name tag
  • Child’s Fingerprint (only used to checkin; only for children 1-6th Grade)
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

‘Lil bridgeKIDZ (0-2 years old)

We offer a warm and welcoming classroom for our  babies and a second classroom for our walking toddlers. We offer a morning snack, with careful consideration to allergies.

bridgeKIDZ Jr. (3 years old–Kindergarten)

We offer a wonderful preschool environment for the kids to play and learn about God through stations and rotations. We offer a morning snack, with careful consideration to allergies.

bridgeKIDZ (1st-6th Grades)

We open our service with an interactive Small Group time, followed by worship and a large group lesson. After the lesson we break into age-appropriate small groups to talk more about the lesson through an activity.

Here is our Spotify playlist of songs that we are actively singing on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights! Check it out!

WEDNESDAY: Bridge Builders

Every Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 we get together to go deeper in God’s Word. We provide programming for all ages on Wednesday nights. 0-3 year olds are in the Downstairs portion of our Education Building, Preschool age–6th Grade are upstairs in the Education Building.
Check out the other sections of the FCC Children’s Ministry web page for news on upcoming programs, and always feel free to contact leaders in the Children’s Ministry to find out how you can play a part in this team!

Matthew 22:37-39 “Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

If you are looking for somewhere to serve…we’ve got just the place for you! We are in need of volunteers in both the nursery and elementary age areas. We have classrooms for nursery, toddlers, Preschool through sixth grade. We also have computer check-in positions and door greeters for those who are not quite up for teaching/leading a classroom full of kids.
If you are interested in helping please let me know, you can find me on a Sunday/Wednesday or email me: judy@fcccarthage.com

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(a christian church)
800 S Main st
Carthage, MO 64836
Tel: 417-358-4044
Fax: 417-358-1349


- Opening -

Sunday 8:00, 9:15, 10:45

Wednesday Adults & Students 6:30pm