Make Your Mark Minutes

Weekly information about the new building, how it will be utilized by SecondKids and Second Baptist School, and how it represents our church’s commitment to “build the next generation” for Jesus Christ. Each week’s “minute” includes a Bible verse and suggested prayer.

Week Eight: Children's Handprints


Handprint walls are visual representations of Second’s profit: changed lives


Children who receive Christ and are baptized place handprints on the wall

Decisions for Christ

The walls celebrate decisions thousands of children have made for Christ

Future Handprints

The new Children’s Building will continue this tradition for years to come


Make Your Mark campaign embodies our commitment to Great Commission

Spiritual Development

Second is committed to facilitating the spiritual development of children

Marks for Christ

New building is dedicated to preparing children to “make a mark” for Christ

Future Marks

Campaign giving enables us to “make a mark” on this and future generations

“Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.”

Psalm 25:5

Bless our children with a meaningful relationship with You in Jesus Christ as they search and find Your will for their lives now and for all eternity.

Week Seven: Outreach & Evangelism


Reach Families by Ministering to Their Kids


Improve first impressions families have when they visit the church or school


Welcoming plaza, spacious lobbies, skybridge, extensive greenspace


Communicates that “church is fun” with slides, displays, creative spaces


Consistent with our core value that “Second loves kids”

Family Focused

Engage young families by providing what they want and expect for their kids

Fostering a Love for Jesus

Equip teachers to guide children into a personal relationship with Christ

Investing in Future Lives

Concentrate dollars and energy on “building the next generation” for Christ

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.”

Psalm 127:3

Bless the time, money, and resources dedicated to teaching children the joy of coming to church and school, and use this new building to reach children and their families with the Good News.

Week Six: Technology & Security


Latest resources available to reinforce learning in a secure environment

Built for the Future

Future-ready space with 21 st century tools and resources

Interactive & Engaging

Interactive displays in lobbies and hallways to engage children in the learning process

Latest in Security

Multiple cameras, controlled access, and capability of securing and locking down building


Commitment to best and most relevant resources available

Best Practices

Implementing best practices for a total-learning community

Focus on Goals

Increased opportunity for teachers and staff to focus on educational goals

Safe & Secure

Ensures the safety of children entrusted to our care and supervision

“See that you do not despise one of these little one, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 18:10

Bless the technology available for teaching children, in a safe learning environment, to become responsible adults for Your Kingdom.

Week Five: Dynamic Worship


Worship experiences tailored for children at all age levels


Spacious worship rooms on each of the four floors

Geared to Grow

God’s Garden, GiGL, JUMP and Next Level meet the needs of the growing child

Strategically Designed

Placement of rooms facilitates easy transition from Bible study to worship


Reinforces Second’s commitment to the priority of worship


Children participate in age-appropriate praise songs, skits and activities

Growth in Worship

Worship times help children grow in their understanding of God’s love for them

Spiritual Development

Fosters the spiritual development of children and prepares them to receive Christ

“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.”

Psalm 63:3-4

Bless the words of our mouths, the singing of our voices, and the lifting of our hands to glorify God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Week Four: Program Enrichment


Attractive and age-appropriate Bible Study space for children

One Destination

A single weekend destination for families with children birth through Grade 5

Optimized Learning Environment

An optimized learning environment for children’s Bible Study

Faster Check-in

Streamlined registration to expedite check-in and check-out processes


Enhances weekend experience for children and parents

Peace of Mind

Gives parents peace of mind to enrich their personal time in Worship and Bible Study

Customized Learning

Provides customized learning opportunities for children

Equips Teachers

Equips teachers to help children develop a biblical worldview

“All our children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

Isaiah 54:13

Bless the teaching of Your Word for parents and children so they may know You and experience Your everlasting peace now and forevermore.

Week Three: Christian Education


A space designed to foster a love of learning


Multi-purpose facilities for students in PreK through Grade 4


Custom classrooms and areas for special instruction, mentoring, dining, and support

Greater Interaction

Opportunities for greater interaction and collaboration among grade levels


Christ-centered biblical education for children


Supports the passion for student development and academic excellence

Enhanced Learning Opportunities

Provides enhanced learning opportunities with preferred practices


Enhances teacher creativity and increases instruction time

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

III John 4

Bless students and parents who will hear and learn Your truth to shape their minds, hearts, and souls for Jesus Christ.

Week Two: Our Opportunity


Excellent central location for children’s building

Tailored for Excellence

117,000 square feet of space tailored for excellence in teaching and ministry


Age-appropriate rooms for worship, Bible study, and learning


Dedicated offices and workrooms for SBS faculty and SecondKids staff


Fewer steps means more time


More time for parents attending Worship and Bible Study


More time for classroom instruction


More time for children to engage with teachers and classmates

“Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16

Bless the additional time available for parents to worship, for teachers to instruct and for children to learn about You and Your truth.

Week One: Our Focus


A building committed to the Biblical teaching of children


Engaging four-story new construction between A Building and Woodway Village


Dual-use space for Second Baptist School and SecondKids

Age Range

First floor dedicated nursery and toddler rooms, plus classrooms to Grade 5 on floors 2-4


Second Loves Kids

Building the Future

Commitment to developing future generations for Jesus Christ

Convenient & Efficient

Convenient single location for parents to bring and pick up children

State of the Art

Great space featuring the best possible resources for kids and families

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

Bless our children with opportunities to learn about You, gain Your wisdom, and use Your discernment for the remainder of their lives.