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            Did you know that on any given week-day during the school year you can find 120 preschoolers and 23 employees all involved in the Solid Rock Preschool and Mother’s Day Out Ministry at FBCW? Solid Rock has been in existence for over 30 years ministering to preschoolers and their families in Wentzville and the surrounding area. At Solid Rock, preschoolers (ages 6 months – 5 years old) are engaged in age-appropriate activities all focused on helping a child grow mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. 

At Solid Rock we have the opportunity to

  • build relationships with parents in our community and talk with them about where they stand with God
  • lead fun and biblical songs every day with the preschoolers
  • share Bible stories that teach preschoolers about God, his word, and his Son, Jesus; giving them a firm biblical foundation
  • share personal testimonies corporately at annual musicals.

            We do not lead many of these young children to a personal relationship with Jesus, but we know we are making a difference for the kingdom of God through our publicity of church events and personal invitations to join us in worship. You are helping us by supporting with your tithe.  All the children’s events we offer at FBCW are funded by your giving and every child and family receives a personal invitation to join us at these events. 

           Almost weekly, I run into a family who stops me and tells me what Solid Rock Preschool did or is currently doing for their child and for their family. We are committed to inviting families to church and leading them towards a relationship with Jesus. We are also committed to being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. 

           How can you help? We would appreciate your prayers.  We are beginning another school year this week and would love for you to pray for the teachers, children, and families. You can also pray for those children who are having a hard time adjusting to their new school. You can pray for the leaders of this ministry that we will hear God and follow His direction. 

                                                       Conda Halcomb, Solid Rock Director


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“We love Solid Rock!” “I tell all of my friends about you.” “Your staff is amazing!” These are the comments I frequently hear from parents whose children attend Solid Rock. I have just closed the doors of the Solid Rock Preschool and Mother’s Day Out for the summer. It has been a whirlwind week! We graduated 76 pre-k students who will be going to Kindergarten in the fall, and I heard all of those wonderful comments from the parents yet again. I wish I had time to talk to each family individually because I would love for them to know a couple things about Solid Rock and my amazing team.

Solid Rock is not a preschool that happens to teach Jesus. Solid Rock is a place where Jesus is exemplified daily through the heart, hands and feet of the staff that also includes teaching the 123’s and abc’s. We have Chapel every day and teach these precious souls about God, Jesus, and the Bible. We want them to be ready for kindergarten, but more than that we want to introduce them to Jesus. That is an honor and privilege that we do not take lightly!

The Solid Rock staff is made up of Christian women who care about people, big and little. We minister to children daily, but we also minister to their families. This year we had a mom that we had barely met at Open House who had a horrific car accident in September. She was care-flighted to the hospital where the doctors were questioning if she would live and if she did live, if she would ever walk again. A woman was in crisis and our Solid Rock team jumped into action! We ministered to that family by buying gift cards to restaurants so that Dad and the children could have meals while on the way to and from the hospital. We prayed for healing and for the young children who missed their momma! And, I cannot even begin to describe the feeling of thankfulness to God the day in March when that mom we had been praying for walked through the doors of Solid Rock for the first time since September. As I talked with her at her daughter’s graduation, she was extremely thankful and grateful for the love, care, and financial support our team had shown.

Solid Rock is made up of a team of women who pray together daily. We start each and every day of school reading God’s word and then praying over the families, children, and staff. We know that without God in this ministry, we might as well lock the doors and go home. We recognize that all the accolades parents can heap on us is nothing if we do not offer up our service daily to God.

So, Solid Rock is not just a preschool that operates inside the walls of First Baptist Wentzville.  We are representatives of Jesus to our community. I have the privilege of leading this ministry and have godly women who have joined me in this endeavor, and I am so thankful for them. I hope that you will commit to praying for us—our safety, our ministry, our teachers, and our kiddos because we will start it all over again in August. We would be honored if you partnered with us by becoming prayer warriors.

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