Student Minister - Larry Jenkins
Ministry Assistant - Alice Harris
Sunday Morning Activities
8:15 a.m. Youth Sunday School
9:30 a.m. Worship (Traditional) Youth Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Sunday Evening Activities
3:30 p.m. DiscipleYouth classes
4:30 p.m. Choir - Worship Center
5:45 p.m. Snack Supper
3:30 p.m. DiscipleYouth classes
4:30 p.m. Choir - Choir Room
5:45 p.m. Snack Supper
3:30 p.m. Puppet Ministry Practice
5:00 p.m. Supper
6:00 p.m. "Club 412" (All youth grades 7 – 12)
Local, National and International
RetreatsOvernight and Week long
The Student Ministry of FBC Prattville is committed to the five biblical purposes of the church. As students connect with our ministry it is our goal to guide them to experience growth through each of those five areas:
Worship is not a "spectator event"; it requires participation.
• Students participate in the 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. worship services on Sunday morning and are a part of age-graded Bible study in the 8:15 or 9:30 a.m. Sunday School hours.
• Our Junior High and Senior High Choirs rehearse at 4:30 p.m. each Sunday night and often lead in worship services.
• Student led worship also draws us together each Wednesday night at 6 p.m. for "Club 412". Our student Praise Band leads a time of praise and worship followed by a time of study from God’s Word. Our name comes from I Timothy 4:12 - "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, life, love, faith and purity." Come worship the Lord with us!
Our students are encouraged to lead a lifestyle of evangelism following Jesus’ command to "Go and make disciplesof all nations…" (Matt. 28:19-20). The church supports the role of students to be missionaries to their school campuses. Opportunities for evangelism training and outreach are fostered through encouragement to be involved in "Fellowship of Christian Students" on their school campuses; our "Student F.A.I.T.H." program, offered in the fall; missions groups (Acteens and Challengers); summer mission projects; and special outreach events. Help us to intentionally share the"Good News"!
The student disciple is encouraged to grow through a plan of daily quiet times, involvement in weekly Bible study through our Sunday School and "Club 412", and accountability to a small group through our DiscipleYouth ministry.Come grow with us!
Students are not just the "church of tomorrow" they are indeed the church of today. Students play a vital role in reaching out and ministering to the needs of others in our community and around the world. It is our responsibility to provide opportunities for students to be able to serve and use their gifts and abilities for the work of God’s kingdom. Students may minister to others through various projects during the year:
Missions groups ("Acteens" for girls/ "Challengers"for guys), mission projects, praise band, Student newsletter, choir tour, creative ministry teams(drama/puppets), and more. There is a place for everyone to serve!
For believers, fellowship brings strength and encouragement for living the abundant life. For pre-Christians, we are able to share the joy of knowing Jesus through just plain fun! Through the year students may share in times of "hanging out", trips, concerts, lock-ins, and after-church fellowships. Come find your place in our "FIRST"family!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE
Teach Sunday School
Facilitate classes for seventh through twelfth grade students through building relationships and presentingGod’s truth.
Assist in Sunday School
Take roll, obtain supplies, write postcards, plan class socials and build relationships.
Fill in as needed
Help with Local Mission Projects
Facilitate groups of students on a specific day during the year in serving Jesus by serving others through various actsof service. Adult volunteers transport students to/from the work site, give leadership to them, delegate responsibilities,and assist in the clean-up as they build relationships with students.
Provide home as a place for students to have a prayer meeting, pool party, cookout, etc.
"DiscipleNow" Weekend Host Home
Provide home for an in-town discipleship weekend, lasting from Friday night to Sunday morning. Provide "floor space" for sleeping 8-10 students for 2 nights. Join in on Discipleship Sessions with the group.
Youth Choir Parent Company
Assist director by serving snack supper. Assisting in Sunday afternoon choir rehearsals and building relationships with students.
Assist with Wednesday Night Activities. Help facilitate group participation, build relationships, and be a recognizable presence among the youth.
Provide leadership for our Students interested in using drama (verbal and non-verbal, music interpretations, etc.)to help share God’s truth. This group shares periodically in "Club 412".
Provide leadership for our Students in using puppets in local outreach ministry as well as on Mission projects.
F.A.I.T.H. Team Leader for Students
Assist weekly in the evangelism training and witnessing that are a part of our FAITH Ministry and Visitation.
Choir Tour Chaperones
Serve as counselors, load buses, clean-up facilities, lead group share time, participate in daily activities, sit and interact with students during activities and meals, maintain stability,control and structure throughout entire trip, attend training meetings, and build relationships with students.
Help with Special Events
Help with decorations, food preparation, chaperone, and clean-up after special events.
"Student Ministry Prayer Partner"
Volunteers will pray for specific needs as they arise, as well as pray for the on-going ministries of our group.
Student Ministry Newsletter
Assist students in preparing a monthly newsletter "Just for Youth".