11:00 a.m. Youth Sunday School -
Meet in the Youth Room located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building.
Meet in the Sanctuary to sing and ring handbells.
Sunday Night Youth Group
Gather in the elevator lobby, then it’s on to the Youth Room
on the third floor to enjoy an hour of fun, reflection, and fellowship.
FBC Student Ministry Fall Calendar
School is back in swing and our Student Ministry is planning for a great year.
Sept 1st- Youth Night at the Bay Farm (Has been cancelled). I have contacted Town and Country Bowling Lanes to see about reserving lanes to take our students bowling. We would meet at the church at 4:45pm and bowl from 5-7pm, returning by 7:15pm. I need adult leaders to volunteer to bowl with us. I am hoping to cover the cost for the event since the Bay Farm night was going to be free.
Sept 8- Dec 1st- The Calling begins at 4:00pm this semester. Because of renovations at the church, the Calling, our Sunday night Bible Study for middle and high school youth, will move to 4:00- 5:15pm in the youth suite. Ring and Sing will begin at 5:15pm and end at 6:00pm in the sanctuary. Please note the time change for this semester.
October 18-19th- Festival of Sharing/ YouthFest.
The 3rd Saturday of October is the day that people of faith, from many different denominations all over the state, gather at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, in Sedalia to prepare food and ministry kits for those in need in our community and beyond. Volunteers help to sack rice, beans and potatoes for distribution to Missouri agencies. Our youth have a special treat as they are invited to take part in YouthFest the night before and spend the night in Sedalia to get a jump on the work. This year the Hunger Games movie sparked an idea for Youth Fest 2013. The theme this year is “Hunger for God.” Rather than battling your district opponents trying to outwit and survive, hoping the odds will forever be in your favor; each youth group will be divided into districts, rotating throughout the day serving with one another. Our fight will be against hunger and poverty. We hope to learn that the odds are forever in God’s Favor as we serve, energize and inspire others to help and make a difference in someone else’s life. The cost of the event is $35 per student. Please turn in your money and forms by Sept 29th.
October 27th- Night at the Bay Farm. This annual event is a church favorite. The congregation is invited out to the Bay Farm from 3:00-5:00pm for food, fun, and a fantastic hay ride. It is a great night and a beautiful way to spend a fall evening. No Youth events this Sunday.
December 8th- Church wide Christmas Dinner. Due to the renovations this year, our church Christmas party will have to be moved off site. Our friends and neighbors at First Presbyterian have graciously agreed to allow us to use their facilities for our festivities. The party starts at 6:00pm.
December 15th- Youth Tacky Christmas Party at the McEntyre’s. It’s hard to think about Christmas when it’s 90+ degrees outside but this is a party you won’t want to miss. Youth and adults are encouraged to wear the tackiest Christmas outfits they can find for a full night of festivities, including food, games, and an interesting gift exchange (Each student is asked to bring a gift worth $5-$10, something you would want to go home with). More details are to come, but be sure to mark your calendars NOW!
Youth Bible Study
I have chosen 3 main themes for this fall, each divided into a 4 week series. Below is a brief introduction to the lessons and the Scripture I am working with each week. Student Ministry is a partnership and I hope this information might help us work together as we help our students to grow in their faith. If you have any questions about these topics feel free to call or email (573-303-4829 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our first series will focus on choosing and developing healthy friendships, an important topic with the start of school. We will look at four lessons Scripture teaches us about being a friend and being true to ourselves.
Sept 8- Our Root Need: Acceptance- 1 John 4:7-10
The need to be accepted and loved is a driving force in our lives.
Sept 15- Developing a Hunger for Wisdom- 2 Chronicles 1:7-12
Pursuing wisdom is a key to building healthy friendships.
Sept 22- We become like the people we hang around- 1 Kings 3:5-13, 11:1-6; Ecclesiastes 12:13
God gives us clear warnings about the people we choose to spend time with
Sept 29- Going on the Offensive: A Life of Influence- John 1:43-51
We must be driven by our convictions, not what other people think
Our second series centers on how to make wise choices in our lives. To make the right choice, you have to ask the right questions. Over this four week period we will look at the questions we often use to guide our lives and learn how God has a better set of questions we should be asking.
Oct 6- Where am I? vs. Where do I want to go?- Exodus 14:1-31
Choosing destination over situation
Oct 13- What’s the easy way? vs. What’s the wise way?- Deuteronomy 1:19-46
Choosing effort over the easy button
Oct 20- What can I do? vs. What should I do?- Judges 14:1-20 (Festival of Sharing Weekend)
Choosing responsibility over ability
Oct 27- Evening at the Bay Farm- This is a church wide event at Park and Marjorie Bay’s farm.
Youth will not meet separately this night. No Ring and Sing.
Nov 3- What’s everyone else doing? vs. Who’s helping me choose?- Malachi 3:13-18
Choosing to be distinguished instead of extinguished
For our final series of the semester, we will discuss what salvation means theologically. We will explore terms like Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification to understand the idea that, “I am saved, I am being saved, I will be saved.”
Nov 10- I’ve been Saved…But I Still Need Salvation?- John 10:10; Romans 3:23
We are saved from the penalty of sin (Hell), the power of sin in our lives today and ultimately, the presence of sin once we are in Heaven.
Nov 17- Justified By Faith Alone- Romans 3:23-24; 6:23; 10:9-10
By faith alone in Christ, we are declared righteous before God and released from the penalty of sin.
Nov 24- Freed From Sin’s Grip-The Journey of Sanctification- 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Sanctification is deliverance from the pollution, potency, and power of sin.
Dec 1- Glorification- Our Ultimate Salvation- 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Glorification is being saved from the power and presence of sin forever.
Dec 8- Church Christmas Dinner
Dec 15- Youth Christmas Party
Dec 22- Jan 4 BREAK
Youth Sunday School Material for the Fall.
Jesus is the central focus and figure of the Bible. The Bible predicts His coming thousands of years before His birth, tells of His life and ministry, recounts His death, details His burial, announces His triumphant resurrection, and shows the remarkable changes in the lives of His followers. Knowing Jesus is the beginning and the end of the Christian faith. Our desire is that through this study, your students will come face to face with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Both our MS and HS youth will be using this material.
Christ is made up lessons on the following topics:
- Old Testament prophecies about Him
- Events surrounding Jesus’ birth and young life
- Jesus’ ministry, including His miracles and parables
- Jesus’ interactions with various people
- Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, and ascension
- Jesus’ coming return
Each Sunday students are encouraged to join us in the youth suite for our gathering time before Sunday School, 10:45- 11:10am. This is a time to catch up, grab a bite to eat, and share our prayer concerns and celebration as a community before heading to Middle School and High School Sunday School groups.