First Baptist Church in Framingham

Church School

Christian Education for All Ages

  • Children's Choir sings during sanctuary rededication

Christian Education

Christian Education is open to all who attend First Baptist Church in Framingham. We encourage children and adults to learn from each other, ask questions, share stories, and enjoy a special fellowship in a trusting and intimate setting. Early in the morning worship service, the children are treated to a message developed just for them. They then proceed downstairs at about 10:45 for Children’s Church and gather in peer groups to enjoy a host of activities until the end of the service. (Childcare is provided in the Children’s Room for Infants and toddlers throughout the service.)


Children in this age group learn best through music, play, and repetition. Through Scripture and interactive stories, we introduce them to the Bible and simple concepts of Christianity such as love, forgiveness, helpfulness, and caring for our world. They also have an arts and crafts project.

Grades 1–4

This class nurtures the spiritual lives of children by creating a welcoming, safe, friendly, and happy place for them. From the Old Testament, they learn the foundation stories of God. From the New Testament, they may develop a deep, loving, and living relationship with Jesus. They engage in a variety of activities like painting, cooking, sewing, creating art from recycled materials, and making posters or murals.

Middle School

Middle school children learn best through activities that they can personally relate to. We use the Bible and the Seasons of the Spirit Sunday School curriculum. Children learn the books of the Bible, the Old and New Testament stories, and ways this material relates to today’s world and to their lives.

High School

With the older youth, we use the power of media to augment stories that we study weekly from our curriculum. The teens can gain a world consciousness through their exposure to current events. In discussing today’s strife in many Biblical areas of the Mediterranean, they learn what others are doing to help and are asked probing questions to get them thinking about activism and finding solutions to real-world problems.