Seattle First Baptist Church is a vibrant, intergenerational community that welcomes people of all ages. For each stage of life, we offer age-specific faith formation resources and opportunities for learning about the Bible, becoming a follower of the way of Jesus, and acting to make the world a more just place. Seattle First Baptist is a welcoming and affirming place for people of all gender identities, sexuality expressions, economic statuses, and faith backgrounds. We welcome all families to be partners with us in providing for the spiritual welfare of your children.
Age Specific Programming
Children aged 0-3 are welcome in the nursery whenever it is open. The nursery is staffed by professional child educators who work for Bright Horizons Spring Street preschool, which shares our building. Nursery is available on Wednesday nights from 6-9pm and on Sunday from 9:30am-12:00pm. These youngest children are always welcome in the sanctuary for worship, and the Wiggle Room is available for them and their families as well.
The nursery includes:
- Caring, professional nursery workers
- Healthy snacks
- Simple, natural educational toys
- Age-appropriate art materials & books related to our faith
- Cribs, changing tables and extra diapers
- A child-sized bathroom
Note: All guardians who bring a child must sign in with a phone number so the nursery workers can reach them if needed.
On Wednesday nights, children in this age range have the opportunity to work on art and projects after Wednesday night dinner. A couple times a month we have a program after dinner, and children are always welcome to participate. Pastor Anita supplies “busy boxes” for programs that might be on the quieter side, so children can occupy their hands and keep their bodies calm.
Young Adults (the under-40 crowd) at SFBC meet for group studies, sometimes a Bible study or a book study, most Sundays after worship. Young Adults also meet in homes for dinner and for first Sunday Young Adult lunches. Past Bible studies have included All the Bible Ladies: meeting the women Jesus encountered in his ministry, during Lent 2019. Young adults are invited to participate in all aspects of congregational life, wherever they feel their gifts may be used. Our community of Young Adults is dedicated to supportive fellowship during the many transitions that come in the 20s-30s and welcomes people of all faith backgrounds to get to know this socially- and theologically-progressive community.
Contact Pastor Anita at for updates on Young Adult programming, and for requests for childcare during YA programs.
Marking milestones is an important way a community of faith recognizes how children are growing and becoming themselves. We observe the following faith milestones at SFBC, and the pastors are always open to discussing these with children, youth and families.
- Dedication of new babies born and adopted
- Giving children Storybook Bibles (ages 4-7)
- Giving children their first Bible (age 8)
- Believer’s Baptism (a public declaration to the community of wanting to live following the way of Jesus, following a baptism class)
- High School graduation