First KIDS Ministry

dathan_hale_siteOur ramped up, Christ-centered FIRST KIDS Ministry, which includes preschool, children, and our Weekday School, is led by Pastor Dathan Hale.

Shelly Harris, our FIRST KIDS Associate, helps Pastor Dathan plan learning opportunities for preschoolers and children. Shelly also leads our preschool worship opportunities on Sunday mornings.

And Mystie Cordle, our FIRST KIDS Ministry Assistant, keeps everything running smoothly!

Contact Pastor Dathan with any questions you may have.


Boys & Girls Club Ministry Opportunities .: We’re grateful for the opportunity to provide volunteers for the Boys & Girls Club. Contact Pastor Dathan with any questions.

We have two specific ways to volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club in Columbia: Homework Help and Hobbies and Skills Programs. Homework Help is Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. at these locations: Columbia Teen Center (210 W 8th St), Wayne Street Center (209 Wayne St.), Randolph Howell Elementary School, Woodard Elementary School, Baker Elementary School, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Mt. Pleasant Middle School, Culleoka Unit School, Santa Fe, Hampshire, Marvin Wright Elementary School, Spring Hill Elementary School, and Spring Hill Middle School. Volunteers can pick whichever days and sites are most convenient for them.

Hobbies and Skills Programs are taught from 5 to 6 p.m. at the locations listed above. These programs are flexible to work with the volunteers’ time and hobby or skill that will be taught. Access a volunteer packet, including a background check form: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FORMS


Weekly Parent E-newsletter .: Subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, sent each Sunday afternoon, for an overview of the Sunday school lesson and a look ahead to what’s coming up in KIDS Club on Wednesday nights.


KIDS Town Sunday School (1st-6th grades)

Sundays are action-packed in KIDS Town! Kids gather in KIDS Town Square at 9:15 or 10:45 a.m. for worship activities and then head to their classes for small group Bible study. Kids attend one hour of KIDS Town and one hour of worship with their parents.

Vacation Bible School (3 years to 5th grade)

VBS is an action-packed week of Bible games, activities, and music. It’s held in mid-June each year.

KIDS Club for 1st-6th grades on Wednesday nights

Students gather at KIDS Town Square at 6:15 p.m. for exciting and energetic activities that help them develop Bible skills and grow in Christ through Bible Drill activities and Scripture memory.