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NEW-GREAT-ADVENTURE-LOGO-3-1024x807Purpose Statement

Our ministry exists to guide children in their JOURNEY to Know Christ, Love one Another, and Bless the World.

“Great Adventure” is the name of our Children’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Bakersfield and is led by a team of staff and volunteers whose passion is children and have been carefully screened and trained to ensure your child’s safety and security.  Our goal is to provide a fun and interactive program tailored just for kids no matter what age and grade to help them know Jesus and grow spiritually as they build meaningful relationships with other children and adults!  Everything we do is centered around Knowing Christ, Loving one Another and Blessing the World, and we believe this helps prepare your children for a life-long journey with Jesus and equips each child to live out their faith in a meaningful way and share that faith with others!


ss-bannerSummer Sunday school is coming to an end and a whole new program will begin on August 27th!  Check out the fall newsletter below for information about Kick-Off Sunday.  Click on the banner above for Sunday school info which will begin September 4th.



Click the link above for details on our Midweek activities.



  Click the link above to download our Back To School Newsletter.



Upcoming Events in Route 56:  (Click the banner above for details about the current event.)

Event Dates:  Saturday, September 23rd; October 21st; December 9th

Because of the busy sports season, we have moved Rt 56 events to Saturday for the Fall of 2017.  Friday night events will resume in 2018.


Many hands make light work!  We are so grateful for our volunteers.  Listed below are links to various documents for prospective volunteers and currently serving volunteers.  Click on the title to open each document. 


Click the banner above for answers to our most frequently asked questions.  Curious about something we didn’t cover?  Feel free to e-mail our Children’s Ministry Director.                       



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Contact Carol Scheevel, Director of Children’s Ministries at 661-325-9419 or email