Youth Ministry
The Ministry offered to our students at First Baptist Gate City is intended for grades 7 through college. Our student ministry focuses on 3 expressions of worship that all begin with the letter, “W“.
Please feel free to call Jeff or Holly if you have any questions, or need any information at (276) 386-3281

The Word 

Sunday Morning 9:15 – 10:30 AM

We have a very talented group of Bible Study leaders here at First Baptist Gate City, and our Sunday School classes are subdivided into Jr. High Youth (grades 7 through 9) and Senior High Youth (grades 10 through 12). At present, we are using the Student Life Bible Study curriculum, The Gospel Project,which we have used for the past several years. Student Life offers a “through the Bible in 6 years” plan that enables our students to complete a study of the entire Bible from the time they enter our Youth program until the time they graduate High School. What a foundation that God can lay through the study of His Word as they enter into college or the workplace. Both of our Youth Bible Study classes meet downstairs and directly beneath the main sanctuary.
We also have a Bible Study class that our College Age will feel comfortable in which is lead by our associate pastor/youth minister, Jeff DeBoard. The class is provided, in age, for anyone who has graduated High School and all the way up through their “mid/late 30’s.” They will meet upstairs, just above the main sanctuary. Just go up the stairs that are just outside the sanctuary. Once at the top, go straight ahead approximately 12 to 15 feet, take a left, and the room is at the end of that hallway.

The Walk

Sunday Night 6:00 – 7:15 PM

  On Sunday evenings, we offer “relationship building activities” studies for our Youth. This is intended to be different from our Sunday morning time Bible Study time, where our Youth can freely open up, discuss, ask questions and have opportunities to share Jesus Christ. We hope to form relationships and also give them confidence in why they believe. Our youth meet at 6:00 pm each Sunday evening. Our schedule will be in the bulletin each Sunday and also be sent by email.

The Worship

Wednesday Night 6:15 – 8:00 PM

The Bridge
We try provide a unique and enriching opportunity for our teens to gather together for a contemporary praise and worship expression. This group most always joins together as a mixture of Junior High and Senior High Youth, and sometimes includes young people from all across our county. The Bridge provides a place where Youth can come and worship with their peers…and is certainly open to any church youth group who would like to come, and who may not have a mid-week gathering for their own group.
Wednesday night service begins at 6:15 PM with food and snacks. We’ll then transition into a time of contemporary praise and worship, and from there, to a time of devotion where a student, adult, or video lesson will be shared. We will always strive to dismiss by 7:45 PM.
Van transportation will be provided. This service is always very well-attended and we’ll have adequate adult supervision.