fbc Students

FBC STUDENTS is our ministry to youth and their families.  FBC Students exists to help transform them into the likeness of Christ. Will we have fun? Will there be food? Will the music be on point? Absolutely. But rest assured, that isn’t the goal.

FBC Students serves students in grades 7-12 and their families and is is dedicated to seeing Christ realized in the lives of students and families.  We would love the opportunity to partner with your student and your family in this journey towards the things of God in our lives. The local church was created by Christ for Christ and we continue to cling to this purpose here at FBC Searcy.

We have a variety of weekly activities and events designed with both your student and your family in mind. Check out some of the details and our weekly schedule below. Many of our weekly Youth activities take place on the FBC Students Floor (3rd floor of the Children and Youth Building). You can find the youth floor by taking the elevator or the stairs nearest to the church office by the Welcome Center.

 

Weekly Schedule for Students

Sundays

Life Groups - 9:15 AM

Worship w/ Family - 10:30 AM

 

Wednesdays

Anthem Student Choir - 5:00 PM

Student Worship - 6:00 PM

 

 

Anthem Student Choir

As a part of our desire to raise up a generation of worshipers, our youth have opportunity to participate in a student choir led by our Minister of Music/Worship, Taylor Keenen. They regularly lead our church in worship through song, travel to other churches to help lead, and minister to others in our community with their voices. They meet in the Choir Room on the 2nd floor of the Worship Center building from 5:00-6:00 pm on Wednesday nights.

Life Groups

Each Sunday morning, youth leaders gather with students, open the Word of God, and share discussion with youth about the passage(s) for that day. Our goal is not only to help youth understand God’s Word and draw closer to the Lord, but also to help foster an environment of inclusion and family...a life group! We meet from 9:15-10:30am on the FBC Students floor.  Snacks and drinks are provided.

Student Worship

Each week we gather on the youth floor for a time of worship and teaching from the Bible. Youth gather and fellowship on the front and back end of this service time that spans from 6:15-7:30 PM on Wednesday nights. With a more youth oriented atmosphere and focus, Student Worship is an impactful combination of fun, fellowship, worship, and discipleship intended to propel youth past the midweek hump and into meaningful, purposeful living. 

Student Fellowships

Fellowship is important at all stages of life.  FBC Students have opportunities to connect at the dinner table and through exciting activities. These events are held regularly throughout the year and meets in a variety of locations. Look for more detailed information about upcoming event dates.

Other Student Events and Activities

Each summer we travel to youth camp for a time of intense discipleship, worship, and revival. In 2022, FBC Searcy will be participating in Super Summer Arkansas for the very first time. Held at Ouachita Baptist University, Super Summer promises to be a life-changing time for your students. Contact us as soon as possible to register your student for Super Summer.

Also known by its abbreviation DNow, Disciple Now is a weekend youth retreat we host once a year. Students engage in focused times of worship, fellowship, Bible study, small groups, and discipleship led by college students. This is often a time when lasting memories are made and important life change takes place. It’s a great way to get closer to God and to others!

We know from the passage at the end of Matthew 28 that service and sharing the Good News with others is essential to living out God’s plan for our lives. Youth have a variety of opportunities to serve others throughout the year, whether it’s as a volunteer in a ministry area of the church, through Upward Sports ministry, at the Good Samaritan food bank, or with one of our national or international missions teams. We are always looking for more ways to make Him known and share His love with the world!

Praiseworks is a worship arts camp held each summer at Ouachita Baptist University which was created to help train youth in a variety of ways related to the arts in worship. From sound and lighting, to dance and guitar, youth who attend Praiseworks are taught to use their imaginations and skills to both worship and help lead others in worship to God. Check out the Arkansas Baptist State Convention website for more info!

May of each year presents our church family with a difficult yet cherished time where we celebrate and send off our graduating class of Seniors. Each year we invite senior youth and their families to attend a banquet in their honor. We also celebrate them in our worship service on a Sunday morning together with the whole church.

We love to support our local schools and the youth who participate in them. Every football season, we host tailgate parties and 5th Quarters to share our support with the community. Anyone is welcome to participate! We serve food, play tailgating games, listen to music, and give away door prizes. It’s a fun way to get out and love on our community.