YOUTH SUNDAYS

SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:45 a.m.

Our youth Sunday School is a solid home-base for a holistic approach to the entire Bible. No matter what topical studies we may be doing on Sunday or Wednesday evenings, Sunday School is an on-going, chronological, Genesis-through-Revelation study of God's Word on a three-year rotation using LifeWay's The Gospel Project for Students. It's an engaging, learner-based staple in our youth ministry. The youth meet for Sunday School weekly in Lower Level Room 4 (next to the Elevator).
What We Teach
The Gospel Project: Chronological 
The Gospel Project: Chronological is a three-year journey through Scripture. Students chronologically examine all Scripture (Genesis - Revelation) through a Christ-centered lens.

  • 99 Essential Christian Doctrines: Highlights essential doctrines of the Christian faith every student needs to know.
  • Christ Connection: Each session shows students how all Scripture points to Christ.
  • Apologetics: Students will not only understand what they believe, but why.
  • Head, Heart, Hands: Helps students to see how the gospel transforms the way they think, feel, and live every day.
  • Interactive Questions: Engages students to think through the session material and how it challenges them today.

meet the sunday school crew

Lee Forrest

Youth Sunday School Teacher

Ashley Hale

Youth Sunday School Teacher
Todd Hagler and Jonathan Hale also teach from time to time, but Lee and Ashley
are our primary teachers, for whom we are very grateful!



The youth ministry of First Baptist Church exists to develop lifelong disciples of Christ, sharing Him, and serving others.


YOUTH GROUP
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Our youth and their guests enjoy some hang-out time with outdoor games (weather-permitting) immediately following youth handbell rehearsal (which starts at 4:00).  This is followed by a full meal provided by parents or other various church members showing their loving support. Following dinner, we enjoy some icebreaker games, worship (sometimes singing, sometimes other creative forms of worship), and a relevant Bible lesson. All of our Bible lesson series are carefully selected by our Youth Leadership Team, staff, parents, volunteers, and student representatives at our annual Planning Retreat.  We also have special events on some Sunday nights, so those are peppered in among the regular youth nights.  Keep scrolling to find this year's line-up.

Meet the sunday night crew

Alex & Amy
Manning

Brad & Leah
Sweatt

Jonathan Hale

Brian & Brooke
Yorke

Casey & Ashley
Rickard

wHAT WE TEACH
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Our series titles for this school year can be seen in the gallery on this page.  

Our CURRENT series: Prodigal

What is a "prodigal?"  That's not a word used commonly today.  In short, it means one who is wasteful and foolish.  When Jesus walked the earth, He was asked many questions, one which was, "Jesus, why do you eat with such sinful people?"  Jesus didn't simply answer that question from the Pharisees, he defined our relationship with God. How? With the parable (earthly story with a heavenly meaning) of the Prodigal Son.

What's this have to do with us today?  Well, most people don't make good choices all the time.  In fact, none of us do.  We've all messed up and need grace.  The sad thing is that so many people believe they have to "fix themselves" before they turn to the Lord. The thing is, He is the One who does the "fixing."  If you've ever needed grace, this series will speak to you.  If you've ever felt self-righteous, this series will speak to you.  If you've ever wondered about the character of God, this series will speak to you.