Assoc. Pastor of Preschool & Children:
Arvil Pennington

Upcoming Events / Announcements

Reach the Next Generation for Christ
Are you looking for a special place to share the Gospel and reach the next generation for Christ? The new church year begins in September and we have some wonderful openings in preschool and children's ministry on Sunday mornings, both hours; and Wednesday evenings in Missions Education. You may enjoy serving in a Mission Friends class on Wednesday evening. GA's need a couple of leaders who would enjoy the excitement of young elementary age girls.  RA's need one or two men who are interesting in building strong Christian young men for our culture. Share your interest and we can discuss the possibilities with Arvil Pennington ( or Emily Seabolt (
Promotion Sunday-September 6
Preschoolers will receive notice by mail of their new class.  Elementary Children in grades 1-5 will promote to the next grade. Parents, for the safety of your children we require parents to pick up their elementary children when class ends in grades 1-3.

Extended Teaching for Preschoolers
Parents, we are currently staffing the Sunday morning 10:45 hour for babies-Kindergarten.  Remember it is our church policy that parents who have a child in ET share in the ministry by serving  monthly.  Some 40 volunteers are needed each Sunday.  That is 160 in a four Sunday month and 200 in a five Sunday month.  Our ET coordinator, Emily Seabolt ( will be glad to get you on the schedule.  Each class is staffed by a team.  We especially appreciate all our young dads who serve.  Little children need to see that men love Jesus, too.
Welcome First Graders to Family Worship
Do you have a first graders who will now be attending worship beginning September 6? We have a "Preparing First Grades for Worship" session for parents scheduled for August 23 at 9:15 a.m on the CLC stage.  Come learn practical ways to make the transition smoother and meaningful. Register with Rhonda Tuggle in church office at  One or both parents are welcome. Session will be led by Arvil Pennington and other parents who have made the transition.

Children's Bible Drill
Children's Bible Drill begins September 13 for children in grades 4-5 in room 162 at 9:15. Parents are encourage  to come visit and learn about the program on this welcome Sunday.   Children's Bible Drill  will meet September through March. Boys and girls learn books of the Bible, scripture memorization and then compete with other boys and girls In the local and state drill.  Amy Styers is the Director with Stephanie Chisholm as assistant. Parents are welcome to come learn about CBD on Sept 6 or Sept 13.

Thank You Luncheon for Preschool and Children's Leadership, Life Journey Classes, Special Needs and Missions Education
Sunday, August 16 at 12:15pm in the CLC
Come enjoy lunch and help launch the new church year of ministry in reaching the next generation for Christ and His church. Make reservations with Abby Kearns,, spouses and children welcome.

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