Weekly Youth Activities
Ignite from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sunday Morning Worship, 8:30am/11:00am, Sanctuary.
Youth Breakfast, 9:30am, Youth Wing.
Sunday School, 9:45am, Youth Wing.
Practical Christianity, 5pm-7pm, Youth Wing. (Cancelled for the summer months)
Welcome to the Student Ministry page! My name is Jonathan Thiede, and I'm the youth pastor.
Here at First Baptist church of Fairborn it is our goal to help students in grades 7-12 understand that their identity is in Christ. With that knowledge we work to develop them into fully functioning followers of Christ.
Our motto for Ignite Student Ministries is this, "Save the lost. Revive the saved. Train them all." We strive to show students the importance of a real and personal relationship with God. When you hang out with our adult leaders you will gain a fresh understanding of how God has been personally at work in their lives. When Christians take their walks with God seriously they start to see what Jesus meant by "Having life more abundant."
We take scripture as God's Word and believe that we will see lives changed when it is applied to our lives. Our core values show us a practical way of looking at God's Word and how it should change our behavior:
- Honor: We are to honor God and each other in our actions and attitudes (Romans 12:10, 17)
- Encourage: We are to encourage each other, never swear, gossip, or insult others (Romans 12:14-16)
- Serve: We are to serve God in all things and serve each other (Romans 12:11, 20)
- Love: We are to show love in all situations regardless of the circumstances (Romans 12:9, 14, 16, 21)
We are also serious about having a great time! From theme nights, to concerts, to our adventurous Amazing Race, we offer a wide variety of fun activities for youth to be engaged and build relationships with each other.
There is a purpose behind everything we do as a student ministry
Sunday School on Sunday mornings is in place to train our students to understand who God is and who they are before Him. Our goal is to help them understand the importance of having a real relationship with Jesus.
Practical Christianity on Sunday nights is a back-to-the-basics study for our students. These nights consist of fun activities and a study that answers the practical questions: "How do I study my Bible?" "How do I go about sharing my faith?" "What does it look like to follow Jesus at school?"
Ignite on Wednesday nights is a place for students in all walks of life. Whether your student believes in the gospel or not, our goal is for them to leave knowing more about who Jesus is. We start with a game, followed by a time of worship and a teaching time.