Teens need a Sunday School class that is specifically geared toward the challenges they face in this complicated world. We offer that at Fellowship Baptist Church with teachers who are passionate about young people and seeing them grow in the Lord. We keep teens separated with a class for the boys and a class for the ladies. This allows us to delve into matters that are gender specific when necessary.
Every Wednesday night at 6:45 PM, the teen wing comes to life with awesome games, dynamic teaching, and time to just chill out in the High Five Cafe. A typical Wednesday night starts out with group games or free time followed by singing praises to the Lord and teaching from God’s Word. The night ends with the teens breaking up into smaller discipleship groups to discuss the lesson and share prayer requests. There is an emphasis placed on spiritual growth by encouraging the teens to have daily devotions, memorize Scripture, and use their talents to serve in our church.
We also have various activities throughout the year to encourage fellowship among the youth group, offer evangelistic events for the teens to invite friends, and provide opportunities for the youth leaders to get to know the teens on a more personal level. Our biggest evangelistic outreach is the all-nighter that occurs each November. It is a full night of games, prizes, pizza, and various venues that could include ice skating, broom hockey, laser tag, bowling, and/or a trampoline park. A clear explanation of the Gospel is presented, giving teens an opportunity to accept Christ as his/her Savior. Other activities throughout the year may include:
A corn maze and/or bonfire,
Leadership in Training conference
Services at a nearby nursing home
End of the year picnic
During the summer, our teens have opportunities to go on missions trips and attend summer camp at The Wilds in North Carolina.
Vacation Bible School
For one week every summer, the teen wing becomes home to our teen Vacation Bible School program for teens who just finished 6th or 7th grade.