Assoc. Pastor of Preschool & Children:
Arvil Pennington

Upcoming Events / Announcements

Welcome to Children's Ministry
We welcome these wonderful new teachers and leaders who wish to share a portion of their personal time to reach the next generation for Christ.  Jesus said, "let the children come to me". These adults will help make it happen for many boys and girls.

  • Debbie Esque,  Younger Threes,  Life Journey Class,
  • Lynne Inman,  Older Threes,  Life Journey Class,
  • Marlene Reid,  Grade 3,  Life Journey Class,
  • Marin Artiga, Mission Friends, Fours
  • Florentina Smith,  Mission Friends, fours,
  • Roberta Case, Mission Friends, Fives
  • Rebecca Egan, Mission Friends, Fives
  • Joanne Schulze,  GA Girls, grades 1-2
  • Beth Chandler, GA Girls, grades 1-2
  • Dorothy Knight,  GA Girls, grades 3-4
  • Sharon Waynick, GA Girls, grades 3-4
  • Sharon Hall, GA Girls, Grade 5
  • Courtney Smith,  RA Boys, Grade 1
  • Brendon Cotterman, RA Boys, Grade 3

You Can Serve in Extended Teaching!
Jesus said whoever welcomes a little child in His name, welcomes Him! We have the opportunity to welcome Jesus each Sunday as the halls and rooms fill with little preschoolers, eager to learn. It's a mission field, right downstairs! Come and join us by serving in Extended Teaching, once a month at 10:30, where we seek to extend what the children have learned during the first hour with their permanent Life Journey Group teachers. You will join the children as they travel to Bible time, music and enjoying God's creation on the playground. And when you welcome welcome the One who sent Him. What an honor! For more information, please contact Arvil Pennington ( or Emily Seabolt

Parent/Child Dedication - October 25
Information letters have been mailed to parents who we know have a new baby in their home.
If you have not received a letter and wish to participate in this special time please contact Ministry Assistant, Rhonda Tuggle in the church office, 288-3824. All parents, remember that you must register by Oct. 16.

Operation Christmas Child Kick Off - October 4
Once again you can pack a gift filled shoe box and touch a child with the love of Jesus. Pick up a box from the display in the main lobby and return to the same location by November 15. In 2014, this Samaritans' Purse Ministry collected 7,991,643 gift-filled shoe boxes in the U.S. and 2,448,690 from Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  Please pick up a brochure and follow instructions carefully.

Process Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child
Each year we have a team that travels to Boone or Charlotte to process shoe boxes. Thousands of people volunteer in this special ministry nationwide. Your only expense is an inexpensive hotel and your meals. We will serve, November 30, December 1 and 2.  Your $20.00 registration Fee hold your spot.  We only have a very limited number of reservations, so get your registration fee in now  with Katy in the church office. Arvil Pennington coordinates this trip.

Weekday Preschool Scholarship Fund

Our Children's Learning Center has a wonderful ministry to preschoolers.  Little ones receive a solid developmental foundation built on Christian principles.  We have established a scholarship fund in memory of Marion and Doris Ellis (charter members of Lawndale Baptist Church).  The fund will assist parents with monthly fees.  Any amount you wish to give will honor this wonderful couple and help a preschool child get off to a great start in life.  Checks can be made to "Lawndale Baptist Church" and designate it for "Weekday Scholarship Fund".

For other current activities, please check the Children's section of the Lawndale Leader.


Weekly Activities

Life Journey Groups - 9:15am
Life Journey Groups - 10:45am
Extended Teaching during both worship services for babies-Kindergarten
Children ages 1st-5th grade go to worship with their parents.
Children's Choir - 5:00pm-6:00pm

Mission Education Classes (ages 0-5th grade) - 6:15pm-7:15pm

Mission Friends Director- Amy Arthur
Girls in Action Directors- Jill Cox
Royal Ambassador Director- Neal Matthews and Steve Miley

Some teaching opportunities are still available.  Please submit your interest to Arvil at