26 E. Church Street, Niles, OH 44446 Sunday School-9:30a; Sunday Worship-10:45a & 6p; Wed: Children's Program/Adult Bible Study/Youth Group-7p

First for Families

f4ftpngHere at First Baptist, we love being part of a family. God in His infinite love, grace, and mercy has called us to be part of the ‘household of God.’ (Ephesians 2:19-22)

As a church, First Baptist has historically been in the business of ministering to families. Our prayer is that God will continue to use this church to build up marriages and famililes.

We seek to do this in the following ways. (details below)

Family Ministries
Marriage and Family Counseling
Family Resources
First 4 Families Blog


First for Families Ministries:

Age specific ministries for children and youth

Our nursery staff wishes to provide child care for children ages 0-2 for all of our services.

Junior Church
On Sunday mornings, after a time of worship with the entire church family, we provide a special time of worship for children ages 4-3rd grade during the preaching time. This includes a time filled with crafts, singing, story time, and games.

Good News Kids Choir
On Sunday evenings, our young people ages 4-6th grade, during the preaching time, participate in our children’s choir time. During this time, they hear a missionary story, enjoy a snack, and work on music to be presented on a regular basis on Sunday mornings.

Wednesday Night’s Children’s Program – Kids4Truth is our Wednesday night children’s program from 6:30-8pm during the school year. We minister to two different age groups: Cubbies (age 3-4), and Kids4Truth (K-6th). Wednesday night includes game time, counsel time (with a Bible story/Doctrinal Truth geared toward your young person), and book time (a time for each child to spend learning and reciting each night’s doctrinal truth and a memory verse.).
VBS – Vacation Bible School
Each Summer, our church hosts a loaded week of themed fun centered on God’s Word. VBS includes a lot of fun and excitement, including games, crafts, stories, puppets, prizes, challenges and so much more. It is one of our biggest weeks of the year!

Free Basketball/Volleyball Clinic
Here at First Baptist, we love the opportunity to train our kids the values that come packaged with sports. Sports provides an opportunity to learn discipline, dexterity, listening skills, learning skills, and also helps keep little bodies in motion.
Each summer, we provide a FREE basketball and volleyball clinic for all children ages 6-8 and 9-11. These times will provide and introduction to the basics of basketball and sportsmanship.

Youth Ministry
We believe that God is a God that wants to work in the lives of our young people. We love it when they have the opportunity to come together in a safe, fun environment to learn more about God and His Word, as well as to have fun together in events throughout the year.
Our youth ministry includes:
Wednesday night Youth Group
Youth Events, including:
Summer Missions Trips
Skate Nights
Orchestra Ministry
Youth Rally’s
and more…

College/Young Adult Ministries
Our college ministry is one of our newest ministries. This ministry is geared towards our single and young adult church family members. It includes:
College Sunday School class
Serving in the church
Winter College Retreat
Summer Missions Trips
College Fellowships throughout the year

Adult Sunday School classes emphasizing Marriage and Parenting
On and Off throughout the year, Pastor Dave’s Sunday School class will feature 10-13 week studies emphasizing marriage and parenting.


First for Families Counseling:

God has provided His Word to guide us in all matters of this life and eternal life. Here at First Baptist Church, we offer counseling free of charge for those seeking biblical encouragement and advice.

Pastor Dave Burman and his wife, Jen would like to offer biblical counseling in the following areas:
Parenting Counseling/Study: ‘Real Hope for the Home’
Family Counseling
Financial Counseling
Pre-Marital Counseling
Marriage Counseling
‘Expecting’ Counseling

(All counseling may be done either in the home or on-site at First Baptist Church)
-by appointment, please.
Feel free to contact Pastor Dave in person at the church, or via Pastor Dave’s email


First for Families Resources:

A list of recommended books for parents, couples, husbands, wives, and teens.

Recommended Books



First for Families Blog

Coming Soon:
Pastor Dave will be bringing occasional wisdom, humor, and insight concerning marriage and the family. He will also highlight web pages and resources as he comes across them in his studies.


First 4 Families – BOOK RESOURCE PAGE: