Our desire is to teach and train the hearts of our students to love God, and to love others as they see opportunities to be the very presence of Jesus at home, school and at play! We are passionate about helping students to grow in their faith through relationships – with God, caring adults, and with their peers.
Want to get plugged into Student Ministry at FBC? Click HERE to send us your info we will connect with YOU!
Contact Gavin Zoom Meeting info – Email | 910.596.8305
Summer Mission Trip
July 18-24 | Rose Hill, NC
Charity Rebuld Center, 1333 W Charity Road
$100 Deposit due by March 21
NOTE: If your child should choose to do both Passport & Summer Mission trip, we are offering a discounted rate of $425
We will work hard and play hard! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!
During the season of Lent, the FBC Student Ministry is taking on what we are calling the “Lent Challenge.” We are sending out short video challenges for our daily encouragement to each other. We would love to have a video challenge to send out every day through Easter, so please consider submitting a challenge to share with the group. We are still accepting videos.
**Submit your Video Challenge — Text video to Gavin or submit via Flipgrid – https://flipgrid.com/7c35034a.**
Your video can be:
(1) Sharing what lent means to you this year
(2) Your your personal challenge that you are taking on for the whole season of lent
(3) A one day challenge for the group
(4) A prayer focus that you’d like to share and invite others to join you
We’ll be uploading these “privately” to Youtube and texting/emailing them out every morning. (Private, meaning your videos won’t be “Searchable” on the internet, only FBC people can see them.)
Sunday Small Groups
5:00-6:30PM – INSIDE at AC
Below are the plans and guidelines we are going to have in place to keep everyone safe. We feel as if the Activities Center is big enough, with plenty of rooms and space for us to spread out so we can have our students meet indoors safely.
We will not be providing supper, but we will have individualized snacks to be shared during break-out groups. We have a “snack sign-up.” The snack needs to be an individual pre-packaged snack. If you make/bake something then bring it wrapped to be served individually – SNACK SIGN UP.
- Start in gym. Cove is locked/off-limits.
- Big group session then break into small groups – grab an snack.
- Dismiss from small groups/leave for the evening when discussion is finished.
- Masks are required.
- Safely distanced – 6 feet apart.
- Only go into approved rooms. No roaming.
- We will be taking temperatures at the door.
Note: If you or your student have any new symptoms, please stay home to be safe. Also know, that if you are uncomfortable attending in person, we get it. There is no pressure here. We are going to think through a virtual option for joining in on Sunday nights in the future so your student could still participate if they decide to not attend. We also will continue to have our Wednesday nights on Zoom so your students can stay plugged in there as well.
Friday Night Lights
Attending a football game for many is more than just an athletic event, it is a fun social gathering as well. Being that high school athletics only allow a limited number of attendees, we are hosting live streaming parties INDOORS at the FBC Activities Center on Friday Nights. We have plenty of space and rooms to socially distance around the facility and can host multiple games simultaneously.
- Bring Friends! Adults are welcome too.
- Streaming the game at the Activities Center
- Friday @ 6PM
- Drinks and snacks provided
- Don’t forget your mask!
Hangouts via Zoom
Looking to make friends, have fun and grow in faith? Make sure to join a Hangout each Wednesday!
- Middle School Hangout @ 6PM on Wednesday
- High School Hangout @ 7PM on Wednesday
- Contact Gavin for Zoom meeting info – Email | 910.596.8305
The Zoom meeting link will be sent out in an email from Gavin
Our Student Ministry (6th-12th grade) offers a variety of opportunities each week for students in middle and high school to become involved and get connected. We have food, hang time, great worship, and strong messages about real-life issues.
We want to help students discover the unique gifts and opportunities that God has given them for loving and serving the world in Jesus’ name.
Sunday School – 10:00 am | FBC Downtown
On Sunday mornings we have two Bible study groups, middle school and high school. Students are encouraged and challenged as they navigate the journey of being teenagers and followers of Jesus Christ.
Youth Band – 4:30 pm | FBC Activities Center
Do you sing or play an instrument? Are you interested in learning what it means to lead others in worship? Come use your gifts in the Youth Band leading others in worship during Sunday night Youth Group! Rehearsals are Sundays at 4:30 pm. Contact John Kimbrough for more information.
Youth Group – 5:30 – 7:30 pm | FBC Activities Center
Sunday nights we meet in The Cove for a snack supper, fun games, worship led by our Youth Band and Bible study. Come and hang out with friends (or meet new ones) as together we learn how to love God more and to love others better.
Youth Group is the place to be!
“The First Baptist Youth program and leadership have been transformative in the lives of our children and their walk with Christ. Based on their exposure to God’s mission, we have witnessed growth in their lives from believers in Jesus Christ to His disciples, putting faith into action.” David
Special Events & Missions
We have fun …
There are so many fun opportunities throughout the year to get plugged in! Activities for middle school and high school separately, and also combined fun as a large group. A few highlights during the year are DNOW Fall retreat, recreation fun, mission projects, concerts, movie nights, retreats, mission trips, and Edge of Adventure; gatherings designed especially for graduating seniors to help them prepare for life after high school.
We serve …
Being called to model Jesus’ example to SERVE others, all youth are invited on Tuesdays at 6 pm for our Feeding the Hungry Ministry downtown. Students can join the Student Leadership Team, or share their gift of music in the Youth Band.
We believe our mission field is not only the special mission trips during the year, but perhaps more importantly, we are called to show the love of Jesus and help others in the classroom, on the sports field and when hanging out with friends.
CrossTraining – 6:15 – 7:15 pm | FBC Activities Center
CrossTraining small groups on Wednesday nights are the heart of our Student Ministry. Led by committed and caring adults, in small groups students experience spiritual growth in authentic community that makes them feel known and loved. Groups are divided by gender and grade.
Wednesdays: September–November & January–April