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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!



Our Summer Sunday School schedule will begin on June 11th.  Click the link above for details on our regular weekly Sunday School classes.  Summer changes are included in our Summer Events Newsletter (see below).



Click the link above for details on our Midweek activities.



  Click the link above for our current Newsletter, with info through the end of May.

Click here for our Summer Events Calendar!

Color Me Mine!  June 7th for 1st-6th graders.  Click for details!



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

Pool Party!!:  June 9th at 6pm and August 11th at 5:30pm

   SBB Banner Join us June 26-29, 2017 as we discover that every child is uniquely wired and wonderfully made!
Click the banner above for all of the information!




Click the link above for information about Summer Camp 2017!


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