A Family Ministry

First Baptist Church of Ruskin strives to meet the needs of the entire family from the infant to the mature adult. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman, we would like you to be a part of our vibrant church family. Here are some opportunities that may interest you and meet your needs.

Mission Outreach

First Baptist is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s love and gospel around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting missionaries and mission projects with our money and with our prayersFirst Baptist supports over 75 missionaries and missions projects. We encourage people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

 Small Group Bible Studies/Sunday School

Often, small groups of people are easier to interact with than larger groups. For that reason, First Baptist Church of Ruskin has small Bible studies that meet Sunday mornings @ 9:30 am. Each class has a different format of teaching and interaction. Different topics are taught in each class providing a variety of subject choices to choose from. There are classes for many interest and every age group of the family.

 Children’s Ministry

Each Sunday morning, children are able to participate in their own Sunday School class as well as a church service design especially for them. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s ministry. The children’s ministry of First Baptist Church is recognized for their close interaction.


   AWANA is a program geared toward children from 2 years old through 5th grade. They learn principles from God’s word as well as scripture memorization. Game time is always a favorite with the children. Awards, badges and points are won and lots of fun had in the process. AWANA meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm from September through May.
 L.I.F.T. meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm September through May. L.I.F.T. is geared for middle schoolers. There is plenty of fun, activities along with Biblical principles taught each week. L.I.F.T. is a part of the AWANA program.
The Edge meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm and Sunday morning at 9:30 am and is geared to meet the needs of the youth in the South County area. To learn more about “The Edge” click on the name above and visit their website for more information.
 Just As I Am
The JAIA class is a fantastic group, for those with special needs, 12 years and older! They meet, Sunday mornings at 9:30am and 10:30am, and Wednesday evenings at 7pm. The JAIA leaders have a real heart for this class and encourage their growth and understanding of scripture as well as how to interact with others.
The JAIA class is currently designed for those with special needs that are able to communicate and have minimal physical disabilities.

Class time includes crafts, singing, Bible lessons, snack times and field trips. 


Active Adult Ministry

Senior Sonshiners is a ministry for the active mature adults in the South Shore area. They meet from September to May on the first Tuesday of the month for a time of fellowship and fun. There is always excellent wholesome entertainment at each meeting. In addition to our monthly meetings we also plan one day trip a month to a place of interest. Click on the logo or name above to be linked to our page which contains a schedule that can be downloaded and printed.

Summer Kids Clubs

A summer program for kids on Wednesday nights at 7 pm July through August will include programs for preschooler, for 1st grade through 5th grade and a program for 6th grade through 8th grade as well. For additional information please contact the church office during regular office hours.
Ruskin Christian School, serving the South Shore community since 1968, was established under the direction and leadership of First Baptist Church in order to provide students with a quality academic education integrated with a Christian view of God and the world. RCS has received  accreditation from two nationally recognized accreditation agencies. The RCS staff is professional and called to serve families by teaching and modeling a Christ-centered life that glorifies Jesus Christ. Over the years the school program has expanded, but the mission remains the same. To learn more about RCS click on the name above and visit their website for more information. 
any month that has five Sundays in it.