“Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people.”—Luke 2:52 

At Longview FUMC, we work with families to help children grow like Jesus. We believe your children are complete spiritual beings who are learning ways to express their understanding of God. Their  spiritual growth is cultivated in four ways:  learning the Bible, having fun and making friends in a faith community, challenging themselves to make room for God in their hearts, and experiencing the joy of helping people in need.

Sunday Mornings

In Room 239 at 9:40 a.m.
For ages 3 years–5th grade

Our curriculum is interactive and accommodates multiple learning styles to teach children the stories of the Bible. Children gather for PraiseTime, focused on music and fellowship, before heading to their classrooms.

Kidz Connect Choir

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
In Room 214
For ages 3 years–6th grade

We believe the singing of hymns and contemporary Christian songs is vital in helping the children grow in their Christian faith. Please come and sing with us.

Wednesday Night Kidz Blitz

Wednesdays from 6–7:30 p.m.
Sign in at the Kidz Check-in Station
For ages 4 years–6th grade

A fun time for children to enjoy a meal together, learn about God, and hang out with friends.

Faith Explorers

Once a month on Sunday from 4–5:30 p.m.
In Room 214
For grades 1st–3rd

Faith Explorers meets monthly with an equal emphasis on fellowship and education focused on the Sacraments, Worship, and Missions. The year ends with a field trip to LegoLand.
Click Here to find out more information about Faith Explorers.


Once a month on Sunday from 5–6:30 p.m.
In Room 214
For grades 4th & 5th

Transitional ministries with preteens are proven to strengthen the faith ties of students and build them as spiritual leaders. Meetings start with pizza and soda followed by missions and discipleship training and ending with recreation time. A fall and spring mission will introduce students to hands-on ministry.

SummerSlam! registration now open

SummerSlam!, June 18–21, is a district wide pre-teen mission open to kids entering the 4th–6th grade in the fall. They will overnight at Longview FUMC and spend the days in mission projects around town. Registration is open now at Because it is a multi-church event, registration must be completed through this website if your child is planning to attend SummerSlam!

Vacation Bible School, register today!

VBS will be June 26–30 from 9–11:30 a.m. VBS is open to all children ages 4 years as of September 1, 2016 through those entering 6th grade in the fall of 2017. You can register online now through June 22 at

For questions, event registration, or partnering, please call Nathan Firmin, Children’s Pastor at 903-753-4463 (ext. 24.)