Grove Kids seeks to partner with parents to make disciples who know, grow, and show the living God. 



We strive to help kids know who God is. We desire to teach God's Word, pointing them to the character of God and the Gospel. By the time a child graduates from the children's ministry program, they will know who God is, the big story of Scripture, and that Christ died for sinners. 


Our mission is to make disciples. This means we want the information to lead to transformation. We don't want kids to just know God, but to grow in their relationship with Him and others. This is accomplished by providing tools and fostering relationships that encourage and equip kids to love God.


We are all called to be evangelists, even kids. We want to equip kids to show who God is and what He has done in their lives. This could involve proclaiming the glory of God through words or actions, with the ultimate goal of making disciples who make disciples. 


At Grove Kids, our children, (infant through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and exciting way. We show how wonderful God's Word is and help kids grow in their faith. We welcome your children into Grove Kids at First Baptist Church of Downers Grove.

  • You will be met at the door and shown where to bring your child(ren)
  • Check-in at the iPad kiosks (keep the parent name tag you are given)
  • Enjoy the Worship Service while your children are in their classes
  • After service, ask your child about what they learned


AWANA is for PK - 5th grade and is a great place to memorize God's Word, listen to Bible stories, socialize with other kids, and play games.


Special "theme nights" are celebrated throughout the year like Pajama Night, Hawaiian Night, and Sports Team Night.


At the end of the year, the kids enjoy Carnival Night and celebrate at Awards Night.

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If you have any questions about our curriculum, events, or programs, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to help you and your family!

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