Our student ministry strives to provide the resources needed to aid and enhance the spiritual growth of students and their families. Our goal is to challenge teenagers to become leaders for the Lord Jesus Christ. Our ministry begins with God and His Word. Accordingly, our programs are developed to reach the youth of our city with the gospel and to minister to them where they are, with God’s goals and standards causing them to mature as Christians. Our ministry team works together with this purpose:
- Embrace all students that visit our church and make them feel loved and accepted.
- Expose all students to the gospel of Jesus Christ and do so in a manner that is both effective and fun.
- Encourage all students in their endeavors whether they are in sports, academics, or the arts and most importantly in their Christian walk.
- Equip the believers to have a strong and deep walk with Christ.
- Challenge every believer to discover their ministry.
Our youth group meets each Wednesday night at 7:00p.m. in our youth center. We have an exceptional group of youth workers who assist me in meeting the needs of our students. Our format varies from week to week including praise and worship singing, along with large group presentations as well as small group discussions.
A new aspect of our ministry is Chi Alpha. This is an intensive discipleship course that students can attend on Sunday nights at 5:00p.m. This program is designed for students to explore four areas of their life: Faith, Character, Service, and Mission. Then on their summer mission trip they put into practice what they have learned. GUIDELINES
Our youth calendar encompasses a wide variety of activities for the students to choose from including a fall Discipleship Now, the Student Life tour in Houston, a Spring Break mission trip to Mexico to help with construction projects, and a summer trip to Centrifuge for Jr. high students, as well as a mission trip for high school students.
We have such an exciting youth ministry at First Baptist Church. We are blessed with the greatest youth that can be found anywhere and the greatest youth workers to assist in our ministry. Please accept this as my personal invitation to come and join us as we continue to Embrace, Expose, Encourage, Equip and Challenge students to grow and mature in their faith.