burnt hickory children’s ministry exists to partner with parents in leading children to know, love and follow Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  - Matthew 19:14

Our mission in action

Sunday classes

We offer classes for children beginning at 6 weeks through 5th Grade. Nursery and Preschool classes are designed by age and our Elementary age classes are designed by grade level. Our Nursery and Preschool Children are learning how God made them, how he loves them and that Jesus is their friend, using the First Look Curriculum. In our elementary classes, Pre-K – 4th Grade, children are taken on a 3 year chronological journey through the entire Bible using our Sword Training Curriculum. Classes are taught in an interactive format using teaching styles to reach every style of learner. Our 5th Grade students become Bible Investigators through our Digging Deeper Curriculum. This curriculum is designed to help students find evidence that the Bible is the true inspired Word of God. Our Sunday Bible Classes are our primary environment for teaching Bible.


We provide loving care during our morning worship service for infants through 23 months.


We provide a special time of age appropriate worship for our children on Sunday mornings during our service.  Preschool Worship is for 2 year old through PreKindergarten aged children.  A team of worship leaders help children worship God in ways they can understand and connect.

community events

Events are planned throughout the year to build community among children and families and to celebrate spiritual milestones.

2022 events include:

Easter Egg Hunt - April 17

VBS: June 6-8

Fall Festival - October 23

A Night with Santa - November 30


The Burnt Hickory MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group meets every other Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 at the Marietta Campus. Invite your friends and join us! Click the below links to learn more or join our Facebook Group:

MOPS Website

BH MOPS Facebook Page

BH MOPS Webpage

Summer camp

We will be partnering with West Metro Church of Christ for Summer Camp at Camp Lee in Anniston, AL on Friday, July 14th - Monday July 17th. Camp is for rising 3rd graders to graduating seniors. The cost is $250 per camper and includes all three meals, canteen, and camp activities.

Click here to sign up. Complete a separate registration  for each camper attending.

You can visit their website at Camp Lee.

ministry leaders

  • Beth Tidwell


    Beth has a degree in Early Childhood Education and 5 years’ experience as a 2nd grade teacher in Cobb County schools. She has taught Sunday School for various grades for 12 years and chaperoned and led mission trips to Cozumel, Mexico. As our Children's Minister, she oversees our children ages birth to 5th grade, which includes preschool Sunday classes, children’s worship and the nursery.

    Email Beth

  • Lauren Barber

    Bright Beginnings director

    & Children's Assistant Minister

    Lauren oversees the day to day operation of the preschool and assists with the Children's Ministry. Lauren and her husband, Corey, have three children, Issac, Marley, and Amelia. 

    Email Lauren

We take child safety seriously

The Burnt Hickory leadership believes God expects us to make our church a safe place for children. In an effort to do our best to provide a safe environment, our children and youth leaders and volunteers are required to submit an application, go through a background check, and Child Safety Training.

  • In all of our ministries with children and youth, this congregation is committed to demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ so that each child may experience the blessings of Jesus: "but Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'" (Matthew 19:14)