At Russellville First, we believe an essential part of ministry is to equip the children in our care through spiritual nurturing and Biblical knowledge so that they experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As this relationship with Christ grows, their understanding of their faith will also grow and they are able to freely share the love of Jesus Christ with others.



Our Children and Family Ministry's mission is to Serve God, Love Others and Make Disciples, which is where we get the acronym S.L.A.M. Our goal is to make disciples by teaching children to serve the Lord by loving others.  

During Sunday School, children ages 3 through 4th grade will enjoy an exciting and refreshing Sunday School model. They experience the Bible in creative ways such as art, drama and storytelling. 

We are dedicated to providing children with opportunities for study, worship, fellowship, and missions. We have a nursery for children ages 2 years old and under, and classes for children ages 3 years old – 4th grade. Our children’s area is located in the Connect Area at the entrance to Slam City.




From 5:45-7:00 p.m., children ages 3 years through 4th grade are invited to participate in our Wednesday night program, SLAM: Serving God, Loving others and Making Disciples. Children will grow through praise and worship, prayer, study and fellowship with other believers. 

This year, we will be focusing on a Bible-based curriculum that makes it easier for our children to comprehend the Bible in their own way! The children will participate in rotations each Wednesday night in missions, art, drama and Bible skills & games. 

Our last rotation of the night is music in which all children will join together to practice special songs that will be performed during both Sunday morning worship services every other month. If you would like to sign your child up perform, contact our Children’s Director.


Children may depart from worship after the children’s sermon to enjoy a special lesson, music and prayer. They will also learn about different aspects of worship. Children leave worship with their class teachers and parents may pick them up after worship in SLAM City. There is no Children’s Church on Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of the month). 


Join us June 13-17, 2022, for Vacation Bible School. 



A Consent Form is required for your child to participate in Children's Ministry activities.

Return completed forms to the Children & Youth Ministry Department or Church Office.