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Youth Ministries

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power-together with all the saints-to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ..."

- Ephesians 3:18

A wide variety of opportunities exist at FBC for middle school and high school students. Weekly gatherings, special events, summer excursions, and winter retreats are all elements of the youth ministry experience.

GAIT (Middle School Ministry)

Endurance...stamina...pace. The purpose of a gait is to get you somewhere-typically an end-point that is a long way from where you've started. Because of this spiritually age appropriate imagery; the Middle School Youth Group has identified itself with the acronym G.A.I.T, which stands for God's Army In Training.

FBC's Middle School program centers directly on what its name suggests-training. During the formative years between 12 and 15, studies have shown that kids develop the morals and values which will continue to govern their choices for life. This means it is vitally important for mature Christians to impress, instruct, and interact with middle school students in their world, and on their spiritual level-NOW!

As a church, FBC has decided that the church exists on earth for the purposes of Witnessing, Worshipping, & Community Building. It is the expressed desire of the GAIT team that our students will see, smell, hear, taste and touch each of these elements, and by doing so fall in love with Jesus!

Oneighty (High School Ministry)

Youth Ministry Rationale

The spiritual life can often be very confusing and far removed from our daily lives... and though our teens display a desire to spread spiritual roots, they often get choked out by the culture that surrounds them. Immersed in a society that chooses self-indulgence over worship, it becomes increasingly difficult for young people to know God. And while the weeds of the information age battle for our attention, false wisdom threatens to steal their hearts and minds. Yet in the midst of this struggle to live, our God created within us the need to plant our souls into a relationship with Him.

That's why First Baptist Church Youth Ministries (FBCYM) exists-to help Biblically feed, spiritually water, and practically tend the gardens of our kid's souls.

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