Youth

Anyone who is a tween, teen, parent or guardian of one, is on a journey! The years of being a teenager are full of transformation; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You don’t have to ride the roller coaster alone. First Baptist Student Ministry is here for you. We intentionally shape and form the lives of our youth in Christ through loving and purposeful programs and experiences. Throughout the year, our activities include summer camp, Bible study, mission trips, lock-ins, weekly youth group, choir tours, retreats and many other special events. If you are new to the area or to the church, we would love to meet you and welcome you to the Student Ministry at FBC.

Student ministry at First Baptist is designed to help students, grades 6-12th, find a place where they can:
  • Learn to be a disciple and center their lives on Christ
  • Create healthy friendships and be part of a community of believers
  • Build God’s Kingdom through acts of service
  • Discern their calling through gifts and talents
  • Have fun

Our Covenant

FBC Youth Group wants to be authentic about seeking God, learning what it means to live as a community of believers, and wants to build deep relationships with God and one another.

Youth posing for a picture in matching shirts

FBC Gainesville youth group believes:

  • Everyone is welcome, wanted, and included.
  • Relationships are built on love, trust, and respect.
  • We should show an abundance of grace to everyone we meet.
  • God calls us to serve others.
  • We will create a safe place for everyone to worship and grow closer to God.
  • We respect each other in word, action, and deed
  • We are open minded to new ideas, new cultures and different personalities
  • We want to deal with conflict and disagreements before they get out of hand.
  • We admit when we are wrong and ask for forgiveness
  • We trust God in all things as our faith grows.
  • We want to create Safe Environment
  • No drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products on youth events
  • No bullying
  • No exclusive relationships (No cliques don’t be afraid to make new friends; this doesn’t mean you can’t date)

This covenant is made in order to have clear communication and expectations of the hopes and beliefs of FBC youth group family. It will be monitored and upheld by all those who are part of the FBC youth. If these promises are not kept, then the “situation” in question will be brought to the youth minister, and if it affects the entire group, it will be brought before the youth council representatives, in order for there to be a discussion and appropriate actions taken for that situation.

Passport Camp 2022!

THE FBC Youth Group is heading to Greensboro, North Carolina, June 19-24, for Passport Camp!
 
Sign-ups are open for grades 6-12th! Cost is $450.
 
Camp is a 6-day, 5-night discipleship and mission-action camp that allows students to explore their passions and grow in their faith journey. Along with Bible studies led by the Passport summer teams, your students will experience afternoon activities that engage their faith and give them the opportunity to deepen their faith and serve others through local mission engagement.
 

Connect Camp Registration!

Connect Camp returns this summer at FBC! Students – kindergarten through 8th grade – are in for a great week of Jesus-centered teaching and fun! Camp runs from July 11-15! Click the button below to register your student!

Upcoming Youth Events

See what’s coming up.

 

Upcoming Youth Events

Rev. Brenda Thompson
Rev. Brenda Thompson
Associate Pastor, Youth and Families
brenda.thompson@fbcgainesville.org