We strive to be a welcoming community of growing disciples that worship God and share a message of
grace, hope, and love with the world around us.


  • Seek and fall in love with the heart of God and reflect His image to those we encounter in the world.
  • Have a solid foundation in the Word of God, the Bible.
  • Discover the beautiful truths of who God is and who He calls us to be.
  • Become confident in our identity as sons and daughters of God the Father.
  • Model the life of Christ by serving the people around us and doing great works for the Kingdom.
  • Learn to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow His lead in our lives.



In Birth to 2 your child will begin the exciting journey of discovering eternal treasures that are found in God’s Word, the Bible. Children are never too young to learn! Your children are lovingly cared for by wonderful staff and volunteers. We strive to make our nursery allergen-free by only serving Rice Chex. Staff will notify parents when their child is ready to move into the 3 Year Old Room. We prefer that your child is potty-trained to make this move.

Questions? Email Nursery & Childcare Coordinator, Megan Schrock.


We have the privilege to partner with you to help your child experience Bringing the Bible to Life. Each Saturday and Sunday, your child will participate in free play, a visit to The Playground, fun worship songs, a Bible lesson and more, in order to create a very interactive and teachable time. They will be served a snack of Rice Chex or animal crackers.  

Questions? Email Nursery & Childcare Coordinator, Megan Schrock.


Our First Free Kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade participate in the Discovery Land program during weekend services. Our programming consists of worship time together, a high-energy and fun activity during Discover Time, and a Bible lesson tied to a specific portion of Scripture each week. Students learn about God through hands-on activities geared toward what kids love.

Kindergarten - 2nd grade students are dropped off in the main room of the Lower Lodge for a review game and worship time,
before splitting off into different grade levels for the Discover Time and Bible lesson.

3rd-6th grade students are dropped off in the Upper Lodge main room, and experience a live stream from the worship team in the
Worship Center. After that, they also break off into grade level groups for Discover Time and their Bible teaching time.

Each week, students receive a Tracker Treasure take-home piece, which allows families to experience what we have been learning in Discovery Land. If completed and signed, these can be returned back to their teacher next time in exchange for Tracker Tickets.
These tickets can be spent at the Discover Market, a store that is open following Saturday service, and between Sunday services on an every-other week basis.

Questions? Email Children's Assistant Estie Cox.


WEDNESDAYS   |  6:00 - 7:45PM
Awana helps parents to raise children to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Awana is our midweek discipleship club where children have the opportunity to memorize, study, and learn life lessons from important passages of the Bible to help them grow spiritually, and have a blast playing exciting games and activities.

Awana runs September - May.

Awana is divided into three segments:
  • Games: Kids participate in fun and exciting games on the Awana Game Square.
  • Handbook & Small Groups: Kids rehearse, memorize and study scripture in smaller groups.
  • Large Group: Kids sing, worship and hear a Bible lesson specifically for them to apply to their life. 
We have four divisions of Awana Clubs:
  • Puggles Birth - 2   (Parents must sign up to serve within the Awana Program.) 
  • Cubbies: For 4-5 year-olds. (4 years old as of September 1st)   (Parents must sign up to serve within the Awana Program.) 
  • Sparks: For Kindergarten - 2nd grade.
  • Truth and Training (T and T): For 3rd - 6th grades.
The name Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 which says, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
Questions? Email AWANA Manager, Jenny Fisher.


It is our vision to see every child experience the love of Christ, regardless of age or ability. The Buddy Base is intended to support children with exceptional needs so they may successfully experience our nursery and children's programs during weekend services. This is a ministry that supports kids during weekend services. Registration is required.

For questions and to register your child, email Mary Gustafson.


"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:6

One of the most precious responsibilities of Christian parenting is that of committing yourselves to raising your children in the "nurture and admonition" of the LORD (Ephesians 6:4). At First Free, our desire is to partner with you as parents in this God-given privilege. Click the link below to register for the next child dedication event.
Questions? Email Children's Assistant Estie Cox.


Situated overlooking the main lobby is a fun, safe, state-of-the-art indoor playground. It's available before & after weekend services and open to the community throughout the week during regular office hours. Children must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian when on the premises. Food and drink are not allowed in or around the playground.