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Youth Ministry at First Baptist Huntersville PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Our earnest desire at First Baptist Church Huntersville is to see today’s youth experience the risen savior, fall in love with Jesus and have this relationship impact their lives and the lives they influence. We do this by loving teenagers throughout their discovery of God and helping them find their own unique way of living out their faiths.   Ministries include weekly small groups, Sunday Morning Celebration (SMC), Bible Study, Youth Choir, Youth Praise Band; plus mission trips, retreats, summer camps, choir tours, home fellowships, and more.  The youth ministry includes 6th grade to 12th grade students.

 

 

 


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WEEKLY YOUTH SCHEDULE DURING SCHOOL YEAR

 

 

 

Sunday Mornings

 

8:45-9:45am – Contemporary Worship Service (DC Auditorium) ***

 

10:00am – Sunday Morning Celebration (DC Auditorium)

 

10:25am – Youth Bible Study (DC rooms 204-210)

 

11:15am – Traditional Worship (Sanctuary) ***

 

5:00pm – One Voice Choir (Sanctuary)

6:15pm – Youth Hand Bells (S-201)

 

Wednesday Nights

6:00–7:30 pm – Youth Huddle/Small Groups (DC rooms 204-205)

7:30-8:30 pm – Youth Praise Band (DC Auditorium)

 

*** Youth have the option to attend either worship service

 

All adult volunteers have a heart for ministry to youth. They have attended

FBC-H for at least 6 months & submitted to background checks.


 

 

CARING RELATIONSHIPS

       Small Group – During the school year youth meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30pm for Small Group for the purpose of developing caring relationships in Christ and supporting each other. Youth gather briefly in the youth room located upstairs in the Discipleship Center at 6:00pm for announcements, icebreakers, and prayer, before breaking out into Small Groups from 6:30 to 7:30pm where they share about their week, have topical discussions, reflect on how they’re applying Sunday’s Bible lesson, be accountable and pray together.  These groups are divided by gender and middle and high school. 



 

 

 

 

 Fellowships /Retreats – Throughout the year youth are provided an array of experiences with the goal of deepening their fellowship with each other in Christ through activities such as D.Now Weekend, Blast Retreat, summer home fellowships, camping trips, and more.


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BIBLICAL LITERACY & SPIRITUAL GROWTH

 

     Bible Study - Every Sunday morning students 6th grade to 12th grade participate in Bible Study groups after large group Sunday Morning Celebration (SMC) in the Discipleship Auditorium.  SMC are student gatherings that kick-off Bible Study together using various mediums – music, videos, activities, games & fellowship.  SMC is 10:00-10:20am with Bible Study running from 10:25-11:00am.  The Bible Study groups are located upstairs in the Discipleship Center. Each classroom has two adults at all times. The current Bible study curriculum may be found on www.faithelement.net.  Groups are divided into middle and high school and are co-ed.


 

 

 

AUTHENTIC WORSHIP


      One Voice Choir (OVC) – Youth may participate in choir on Sunday afternoons from 5:00-6:00pm during the school year.  OVC sings in various Sunday morning worship services throughout the school year, as well as, at special events such as World Hunger Day, and Banquets.  They go on choir tours every other year and participate in music festivals annually.  OVC’s weekly practices are in the sanctuary. 

 

       Youth Praise Band – Youth trained in musical instruments and/or vocally are welcome to participate in the youth praise band which leads worship at various times such as Sunday Morning Celebrations (SMC), World Hunger Day, youth retreats, church worship services and other special events.  Band practice is on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm in the Discipleship Center Auditorium during the school year. 

 

SHARING GOD’S LOVE


        Mission Trips - Students have opportunities to participate in mission trips during their youth ministry involvement where they experience sharing in God’s love in a variety of ways.  Middle school students have traveled to Birmingham, Alabama or Myrtle Beach, South Carolina cleaning debris and painting homes for the elderly and disabled and served the homeless at soup kitchens. High school students have traveled to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and this year Jamaica with Praying Pelican Missions, to encourage others toward a redeeming relationship with Jesus Christ.  Collaborative mission trips and camps for the youth group as a whole have been to Webster Springs, West Virginia where they offered block parties, served in clothing & food pantries, as well as Caswell Youth Week where they have been challenged to discover what it means when Jesus says, “Go…and make disciples of all nations...”    

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OUTWARD SERVICE

 

The Youth of FBCH have many different ways to be a presence in this community and abroad to show God cares for people’s basic needs. Students serve in the ministries of Lydia’s Loft, a free clothing closet; World Hunger Day, FBC’s annual yard sale that goes towards fighting hunger in Huntersville & Haiti; Prom Closet, free dresses for girls in need; and Caterpillar Ministries, a non-profit which cares for the children and their families living in the impoverished area of Lake Norman.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 12:10
 
Middle School Mission Camp

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Mission Camp Registration Form

 
Disciple Now Weekend 2017

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One of our greatest weekends of our students’ life is coming yet again! Our Disciple Now Weekend Retreat (DNOW) is March 31–April 2, 2017, for students in grades 6-12.

 

 

For those of you not familiar with DNOW you are in for an amazing experience! DNOW centers on small-group discipleship in a home setting for a weekend. Think of it as a retreat without leaving Huntersville! On Friday, we kick-off DNOW at First Baptist Church, when we reveal the theme, the host homes, the small group leaders, and t-shirts. On Friday and Saturday, students stay in host homes (as if they’re sleeping over at a friend’s house with 6-8 of their closest buds). Worship services, service projects and recreation will all happen at the church or around Huntersville. On Sunday, this weekend event wraps up with a celebration service at 10AM concluding at 12:15PM.

 

 

In past years, our students have preferred the theme be a mystery.   So on Friday, they are surprised up arriving at church with the elaborate decorations, mystery speaker and worship band.  Students are rarely disappointed!  The church members of First Baptist love our students and enjoy making this weekend not only special, but an opportunity for their life to change. 

 

The flat rate to register is $70 per person, which includes all expenses for the weekend. Please complete the registration form and release form on our website and return it to the church office no later than Wednesday, March 15th.  Early registration is greatly appreciated!

Parents, thank you for all you do! I know you want the best for your teenager, and this weekend will be life changing! Please encourage your teenager to attend. If you can help with this weekend (hosting, providing food, transportation, decorations, scholarships) in any way, please call me at (704)-875-6581 x15. Your involvement is what makes this event successful.

Student(s), this is going to be one of the most incredible weekends of your life. Start now praying about who you are going to invite. Our mystery speaker and worship band love youth events and welcome the opportunity to offer the encouragement & hope found in Christ Jesus. Be confident in this, that if you come and bring friends expecting God to do something in your life and theirs, God will be faithful!

Buckle up…because God is going to show up!


 

 

Marcus G. Mims

Associate Pastor to Students

 

 

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