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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-banner Click on the banner above for our Fall Sunday school info.


mw-bannerClick the link above for details on our Midweek activities.


news-events  Click the link above to download our current Newsletter.




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

Event Dates:  January 26 (Neon Night), February 23 (Bless the World Night), March 16 (Destination Unknown),
April 20 (Worship Night), May 18 (Alien & Auction Night)


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