Youth Ministry at First Baptist-Greenville is more than young people having fun (although we try to do a lot of that!). Rather we seek to make a difference in the lives of students, grades 6-12. We see it as our goal:
To build a sense of community among our youth - a community which shares a faith in Jesus Christ and a heritage built by Baptists. To help youth better understand the call of Christ...to join them in the journey of faith through conversion and to disciple them as to what it means to be a Christian and a Baptist. To assist parents in raising their children through the teenage years by encouraging, supporting, teaching and fellowship. To help our youth learn to play and have fun in a way that is productive physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We try to bring these goals to life through a number of opportunities. Stay connected through our facebook page.
Sunday School classes give youth an opportunity for Bible Study with others their own age. Classes are broken down by school grade (6-12).
Missions is an important part of the youth program at FBC. Our High School youth take a week-long summer mission trip. In the past we have gone to Jenkinjones, WV; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Smyrna, TN and many others. There are also local mission opportunuties each Tuesday during the summer as our youth participate in Mission Possible. They put their faith into action with a variety of local ministries.
There are special events during the year that provide opportunities for spiritual growth. Fall Retreat at Rockmont for both Middle School and High School youth gives everyone a chance to get away for a weekend and catch up with people they have not seen over the summer. Ski retreats give our youth an opportunity to learn a new skill, have a great time and grow in their faith. There are also fellowships, breakfasts, lake parties, orientation for 6th graders and their parents and other trips throughout the year and Unidiversity Youth Camp in the summer.
Everyone is invited to be a part of our Youth Ministry, as a student, a parent or a volunteer. If we can answer any questions, please call John Callaway, minister of youth, at 370-2522 ext. 104 or Kendall Parks, youth assistant, at ext. 139.