We Love Children!

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me…”

Matthew 19:14


The goal of Tabernacle Baptist Church's children's ministry is to assist parents in developing the mind of Christ in the lives of their children and to help prepare them for all that God has called them to do. Children of all ages in the Hickory area are being reached with the Gospel through the ministries of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School classes are offered for families with infants through sixth grade.  Loving Sunday School workers teach children Bible truths through song, Scripture memory, and lessons from the Word of God.  Join us this Sunday for Sunday School, where your children will receive the biblical foundation necessary for living a victorious Christian life!

Nursery, 0-24 months

Toddlers, 2-3 years old

Beginners, 4-5 years old

Primary, First- Third Grade   

Juniors, Fourth-Sixth Grade Boys            

Juniors, Fourth-Sixth Grade Girls            

Conqueror Club

Nearly 130 children from around Hickory attend our Awana Bible Clubs on Wednesday evenings.  Children enjoy the children's choir, Scripture memorization and recitation, exciting Bible teaching, missionary stories, and game time with friends.  Each month, children are taught a different doctrine from the Word of God, as well as Scripture that reinforces that truth.  We have seen numerous children place their faith in Christ on Wednesday evenings. The Lord is truly blessing our Awana ministry! Come and be a part of what God is doing!

Nursery & Preschool Classes

Children from infancy through two years old are lovingly cared for in our nursery.  Experienced workers seek to provide the best care for children while their parents take part in our worship services.  Toddlers and children up to five years old enjoy Bible, play, and snack time in our preschool classes.  Nursery and toddler (ages 2-3) classes are provided for each service- Sunday School, Sunday morning and evening, and Wednesday evening, as well as special meetings.

Children's Choir

One of the best ways to hide the Word of God in the hearts of children is through song! Children at Tabernacle Baptist Church have the opportunity to participate in our Wednesday evening children's choir.  Children are taught Scripture songs, children's Bible songs, and great hymns of the faith.  

Scripture Memory Program

The early childhood years are the best time to teach children to have a love for God's Word.  Children are able to memorize large passages of Scripture, thus keeping it in their hearts for a lifetime.  Scripture memory activities and recitation occurs in all of our children's ministries.  As we teach doctrine from the Bible, we also teach Scripture that will penetrate the hearts of young people.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is one of the most exciting weeks in the life and ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Hundreds of young people come with their parents or ride our church buses to participate in this awesome week of Bible teaching, Scripture memory, songs, games, skits, and crafts.  The goal of our VBS is for children to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and to help those that do know Him to continue to grow in their walk with God.

Summer Day Camp

Summer Camp at Tabernacle is the best place to be when school is out for summer vacation! Preschool through sixth grade campers enjoy water and pool adventure days, exciting field trips, weekly learning themes, and making friendships that will last a lifetime.  For more information on Summer Camp at Tabernacle, visit our website at http://tabernaclechristianschool.org/summer-camp.html.

Christian Day School

Tabernacle Christian School is a vibrant ministry of Tabernacle Baptist church. The mission of Tabernacle Christian School is to assist parents in developing the mind of Christ in the lives of students through academic, physical, social, and spiritual training for the glory of God. Children in K-3 through 12th grade receive a high-quality, Bible-based education from qualified and experienced educators.  

For more information about Tabernacle Christian School, visit our website at http://tabernaclechristianschool.org.

Homeschool Support

Numerous homeschool families at Tabernacle Baptist Church receive support from the ministry of Tabernacle Christian School. Homeschool families are invited to participate in sport programs, elementary through high school.  They are also encouraged to join our classes for field trips and hands-on learning activities, and academic achievement testing. Many resources are available in our Elementary and High School Interactive Learning Rooms for families to utilize in their children's home education.


Tutoring is offered in all subject areas for children who are struggling in school or who just want to get ahead.  Quality tutors spend time with children, assisting them with their various academic needs.

The Reading Center

The Reading Center at Tabernacle uses Spell to Write and Read, the official literacy program of Tabernacle Christian School, to tutor students of any age in phonics, writing, and reading.  Students are taught to read phonetically using this practical program. Certified tutors are available to assist you with your reading needs. For more information about The Reading Center at Tabernacle, visit our website at http://0104.nccdn.net/1_5/030/36c/12a/The-Reading-Center-Brochure.pdf .

Music Lessons

Music lessons are offered on our church campus every week. Skilled music instructors teach children to read music and play various instruments.  All music instruction is intended to point students to the Lord, helping them to use their talents and abilities to serve Him in the way that He sees fit.

For more information about the children's ministries of Tabernacle Baptist Church, call our church office at (828) 324-9936.