Adolescence is rapidly changing and it is no secret that our youth ministry models of the past 30 years are proving to be less than effective. Instead of creating massive programs that focus youth’s attention away from the church body, our goal at First Baptist is to connect our students to the larger life of the church through inter-generational relationships, creative participation, encouragement, and commitment to Christ and to the Church. We do this by intentionally working to involve our students in worship, by creating an adult network of support and care, by equipping and empowering parents to shape their student’s faith, by helping students grow in their faith, and by showing our youth that they are not just the Church of tomorrow, but that they are very much a part of the Church today.
Sunday Morning Small Group
Youth are welcome to attend service on Sunday morning and join together at 10:15 a.m. for Sunday Morning Bible Study. During this time, students in grades 6-12 meet in the Youth Suite to grab a donut, catch up with friends and dive deeper into God’s word.
Youth are encouraged to share their musical talents through the Youth Ensemble, by joining the Awakening Band, or becoming a part of the Sanctuary Choir. Students are regularly asked to lead in our worship services, participate on our Tech Teams, and help with the elements of worship.
The Calling- Studio 1B
Wednesday nights from 6:15- 7:15pm p.m. youth, grades 6-12, come together in the Youth Suite to build relationships, explore their faith and discuss how the Bible helps shape and guide their lives. Studio 1B will focus on several Scripture passages that will be taught in upcoming worship services this year. Students will engage the Scripture and come up with ways to retell and express the truths they encounter. In Studio 1B, we will create short films to be used during the worship services to add to the sermon theme. This is just another way our students are acting and leading in the life of our church.
Important Upcoming Events
Church-wide ski trip (between Mar 26- Apr 1, 2017)
Youth/ Family Camp (July 3-8, 2017)
Church Mission Trip with the Lakota Community in Bridger, SD (Jul 30- Aug 4, 2017)