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 life. This could be showing 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 would love to see you visit First Baptist Church of Downers Grove, and we'd love to welcome your children into Grove Kids.

  • You will be met at the front door and shown where to go
  • Check-in at the ipad kiosks (keep the name tag you are given)
  • Enjoy the Service.
  • After service talk with your child about what they learned


Family Craft Night

One of our biggest priorities at FBC is families! We love doing Family Craft Night every year. This year we are having it in person! This is a great event for the entire family. You can listen to Christmas music, make fun crafts, and spend time together. Register today.


AWANA Clubs will start meeting September 8th! It is amazing how much kids can remember. AWANA is a great place to memorize God's Word and have fun doing it. Our COVID-19 policies will be posted shortly. We are currently praying and looking at all the information to make the wisest decision.


Christian Abbott

Christian has been serving at First Baptist for over 4 years. He currently serves as the children's pastor and young adult pastor. He is a graduate from Moody Bible Institute where he majored in Children's Ministries and Biblical Studies. He is passionate about pointing kids to Christ! In his free time Christian enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing games with friends.