Preschool Ministry

At FBC Tampa we absolutely adore young children and are committed to partnering with parents to make sure that their children have a firm foundation based on loving God and His Word.  Through teaching them basic truths, children become grounded in principles that are a framework for developing a lifelong faith.

Ministry Contact:  Claudia Lang, Children’s Ministry Director 813.251.2425  ext 121


9:15 am Bible Study Core Group Each Sunday, teachers lovingly teach infants through preschoolers truth from Scripture as they learn in a variety of ways.  Young children explore God’s Word as they interact with His Word, their teachers, and their peers.

10:45 am Extended Teaching Care (E.T.C.)   While parents/guardians are experiencing corporate worship, young children are engaged in learning from God’s Word in a safe and secure environment with dedicated adults, teens and  peers.


5:00 pm Family Dinner Families enjoy eating a delicious meal with other families in the Dining Room.

6:15 pm AWANA During the school year, children 2 and up are challenged to hide God’s Word in their hearts through AWANA Clubs International. Young Puggles (2 year olds) and Cubbies (3-5 year olds) learn God’s Word, play fun games, and get to know new friends. The highlight of the night for Cubbies is the weekly puppet show where Cubbie teaches them an important lesson.  For more  information about AWANA, click here.

POWER UP From mid­-May through August , children ages 4 and up participate in Power Up, an interactive learning experience.  Children experience what it is like to be inside a video game as they learn what it means to be a faithful disciple of Jesus.  Childcare is provided for children under 4 years of age.

Annual Events

Easter Egg Hunt Preschoolers, their siblings, and parents have a fabulous time hunting for eggs, playing games, decorating cookies, playing in the Bounce House, and making crafts.

Gym Days Throughout the year, children and their parents/caregivers gather for lunch and play in the gym, make crafts, and have fun together.  This is a great opportunity for parents and children to interact with one another.

Parent’s Night Out The Student Ministry of FBC Tampa hosts two Parent’s Night Out each year in which they provide child care (under proper adult supervision) for children birth through fifth grade.  This is a fund raising event for the students, and Parent’s Night Out gives parents a much needed break!

Vacation Bible School Children 3 (by September 1st) and up are invited to a FREE life­changing week of Vacation Bible School each summer.  Children will be engaged in active Bible learning, recreation, crafts, and lively music.

Trunk or Treat ­Children from FBC Tampa are invited to participate with their parents in an annual October event sponsored by the church at West Tampa Elementary School.  Preschoolers can gather treats, play games, and make crafts.

Thursday Fun Days ­On Thursdays, throughout the summer,  children are invited to bowl, go to the park, play in the gym, and have a great time as they hang out with their peers.  Parent/caregiver supervision is requested.

For further information about the Preschool Ministry, contact Claudia Lang, Children’s Ministry Director,, 813 251 2425, ex 121