FBCA is passionate about equipping students to be committed followers of Jesus that make disciples who take the Gospel to all nations. In student ministry, we function under the same vision and do so with a philosophy that focuses on these core elements:
Our approach to teaching the truth of the Word will continually bring students back to the goal of life transformation. We will walk through scripture in a way that students will be able to understand context and be equipped to handle the Word on their own. Each step that we take as a student ministry, we want to reinforce and assist families in the discipleship of their children. The most influential voice in a student’s life is a parent, so we want to make sure that communication and training are done efficiently. Discipleship is a popular word in church culture, but engaging in it the way that it was intended is far less common. As a definition, Great Commission Discipleship is truth transference + life transference. The goal is to walk alongside students, providing them with sound doctrinal teaching in a relational environment with the purpose that they will first understand how to be a disciple of Christ. All of this is done in order for them to know how they can engage in fulfilling the Great Commission of making disciples that make disciples.
On the calendar each week will be student group interactions. In the large group on Wednesday nights, we will encounter worship and the Word in community. Students in grades 6th-12th will meet from 6:30-7:30 in the basement. This is done in an effort to focus on growing together to become more like Christ. Small groups are an equally vital element where we will dive into discipleship study and life conversations. Small groups (Home Groups) for Middle School and High School are during the school year on Sunday nights from 6-7:30 pm. Home groups take place at various homes in our church body and are divided into: Middle School, High School Girls, and High School Guys.
Prayer is simply defined as communication with God, and this should be constant throughout the day in the life of a student. Teaching a student about the four different relationships they will encounter in life is essential: their relationship with God, others, family, and their interaction with the enemy. In each of these relationships that a student encounters, it is important to understand the biblical intention behind how we are called to interact. Ultimately, we must be prepared for interactions with the enemy who tries to disqualify us from engaging in God’s eternal plan.
Do you want more information on how we go about this in detail? Contact Alan Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Wednesday night from 6-7:30 PM in the basement
MidWeek gathers all students for large group worship, Bible study, games, and fellowship.
Sunday morning gatherings happen from 9-10 AM and include breakfast and large group topical discussions.
Small group communities meet weekly on Sunday night from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Students meet in homes, eat dinner together, and participate in a group discussion time based upon the previous Wednesday’s Bible lesson. There are currently three groups: Middle School, High School Guys, and High School Girls.