The purpose of our bus ministry at Faith Baptist Church is to reach the youth in our community with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in accordance with Matthew 28:19-20. We desire to provide safe transportation to those young people that desire to attend our church but do not have the necessary transportation means.
Question: How does the church help to ensure the safety of my child?
Answer: Our youth ministry and bus ministry helpers are screened through a multi-layer process which includes a thorough criminal background check. Our ministry vehicles are properly maintained and inspected on a regular basis.
Question: Who can ride?
Answer: Kindergarten through 12th Graders.
Question: If I am an adult, can I ride the bus to church?
Answer: We strongly encourage parents to come with their children and attend our services. As a parent you are more than welcome to ride on the bus. If you are not a parent of a child and you would like a ride to church we ask that you call our church office at (217) 367-9918 or Bus Director Jon Priest at (217) 493-9404 so proper arraingements can be made.
Question: What are the pick-up times for the bus service?
Answer: Typically the bus service will pick up on Sunday mornings between 8:30 and 9:30 all year around for Sunday School and Morning Service. During the school year (not summer time) the bus will pick up on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 and 6:30 for our youth AWANA program.
Question: What are the drop-off times for the bus service?
Answer: The answer to this question can vary from week to week based upon the length of the service. However, typically the bus will have children returned home by 12:45 pm on Sunday mornings and 9:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.
Question: Who do I call or what do I do if I would like to sign my child up for bus service?
Answer: You may call the church office at (217) 367-9918 or Bus Director Jon Priest at (217) 493-9404. Also, please complete both the bus permission form and medical release form which is linked at the bottom of the page.
Question: What if I need to cancel my ride?
Answer: Please call the church office at (217) 367-9918 or Bus Director Jon Priest at (217) 493-9404 ASAP.
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