Suit Up: Preteen Retreat

PTR Suit Up Save the Date

“Suit Up” Preteen Retreat is August 10 from 9AM-3PM in the Children’s Building. It is for those who have completed 4th-6th grade. We will have teaching sessions that morning, eat lunch together, and then play laser tag that afternoon. The cost is $25/Preteen and that includes a T-shirt, lunch, and laser tag. The last day to register is August 2!

Register Here for Suit Up Preteen Retreat!

2019 Events:

2018 is so last year! We are gearing up for another exciting year here at Second Baptist. Here are the dates of some exciting events that we have planned for the Children’s Ministry this year:

  • January 16: Wednesday Night Activities Begin (6-7PM)
  • February 10: Worship Arts Begins (5:30-7PM) (Sunday Nights – Feb. 10,17,24 March 3,10,31 April 7 & 14)
  • February 27: Family Worship Night/Church Bible Drill (Cabin 6-7PM)
  • March 1: Registration Opens for JoyWorks Camp @ OBU (For: Completed 3rd-5th Grade/Cost: $230)
  • March 9: Regional Bible Drill @ Baring Cross Baptist Sherwood 9:30AM
  • March 20: Spring Break (No Wednesday Night Activities)
  • March 30: State Bible Drill @ FBC Sherwood
  • April 21: Easter
  • May 15: Family Worship Night
  • June 2-6: VBS 6-8PM
  • July 8-12: JoyWorks Camp @ OBU (For: Completed 3rd-5th Grade/ Cost: $230)

Family Events

Hey Parents,

Fall is finally here and the holiday season is fast approaching. This is my favorite time of the year because it brings families together. Family time has always been very valuable to me and family gatherings always bring me so much joy. Here at Second Baptist we have been working hard to plan some fun family-friendly events, and we have two great events coming soon!

Lotta 2The first family event is our annual Lotta Fall Carnival. Lotta Fall Carnival will be Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00-7:30PM. The event will be held in the 11th Street parking lot of Second Baptist Church. There will be a Trunk-Or-Treat, inflatables for the kids, and FREE hot dogs. Bring your family to Lotta Fall Carnival on October 31. We guarantee that you will have a lotta fun and will leave with a lotta candy!


Jingle JamThe second family event is Jingle Jam: A Sense-ible Christmas. Jingle Jam is an engaging production that has Christmas music, funny skits, stage games, and a Christmas story presentation. Jingle Jam will be Wednesday, December 12 from 6:00-7:00PM. This will be an event for youth, children, and their families. Jingle Jam is a fun Christmas Party for the whole family.

We pray that these events will bring your family closer together this holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you at both of these events.


Parenting In The Pew

By Robbie Castleman

Here are some helpful tips as you parent in the pew:

  • Explain your expectations for your child’s behavior at church.  Tell him or her how you want them to behave, participate, etc.  Remind him/her of this throughout the week.
  • Begin talking about going to church early in the week.  Speak enthusiastically and remind your child that worship is one of the most important activities that we do all week.
  • Make sure that you and your child get plenty of rest on Saturday night.
  • Allow your child to choose his/her outfit for Sunday and explain that it is important to make sure that we get our clothes ready the night before.  Don’t forget to select your shoes, socks or other accessories and lay them out in a special place.
  • Make sure that your child eats breakfast before coming to church.  Remember:  an empty stomach has no ears!
  • Before the worship service begins, take your child to the restroom and/or water fountain.
  • Choose a seat where your child can see who is speaking, singing, etc.  Sit on the side and close to the front if possible.
  • Allow your child to get his/her own bulletin.  Read it together as you anticipate the service.
  • Be ready to explain to your child the different elements of the worship service and why we do these.  Remember:  your child may not have experienced this situation before.
  • When the Worship Pastor is leading the congregation in a song, you and your child should be singing with everyone else. When the Worship Pastor tells everyone to stand you and your child should stand and sing. Teach your child the importance of worship. 
  • If your child becomes disruptive during the service, take them out and explain to them that his/her behavior is not appropriate.  Return to the service as soon as possible to let your child know that misbehaving is not a free ticket home.
  • Praise and thank your child for positive behavior.  

2018-2019 Theme


Being the structured person that I am I like to give things themes and titles. As I have spent time serving on staff at Second, I have been trying to figure out the main thing I want to focus on this year. After much thinking and praying, it was revealed to me what our theme should be in the Children’s Ministry this year. It became pretty obvious to me since I am new to Second and still getting to know people. The theme that I want us to focus on this year in the Children’s Ministry is “Building Relationships”. Building Relationships is so vital to our Christian lives for two reasons: We are called to live in fellowship and we are called to share our faith.

  1. “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42                                    God created each one of us to live in fellowship and build community. It is important for Christians to be surrounded by a solid community that will encourage them, teach them, pray for them, and hold them accountable. Here at Second we offer different ways for people to build that type of community with different types of groups and activities.
  2. “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20    Building relationships gives Christians opportunities to share their faith and disciple believers. Christians cannot truly minister to people until we build trusting relationships. Discipleship is a process that requires building relationships. All Christians are called to make disciples; therefore, all Christians have to build relationships.

As we journey through this year together, I want to challenge you, our kids, and myself to focus on building relationships inside and outside the church. There are still many of you at Second that I do not know, but I am excited to get to know you and hear your story. Lets reach out to people and build a solid community here at Second and in the community of Arkadelphia. Build Relationships!

-Jacob Jenkins, Children’s Pastor

2018 Fall Events


Hey Parents!

I wanted you guys to be aware of some events that we have this Fall so you can mark your calendars.

  • September 9 – October 28: Eight weeks of Worship Arts
  • October 4: National Bring your Bible to School day
  • October 31: Lotta
  • November 21: Thanksgiving Break (No Wednesday Night Activities
  • December 12: Jingle Jam Family Christmas Celebration (Last Wednesday of the Semester)
  • January 16: Wednesday night activities resume