Student Ministries (6-12)
Our number one Mission is to help middle and high school students grow a deeper, richer relationship with God through our many Ministries. We are an active group, passionate about reaching others with the Message of Christ’s love and peace.
Weekly Schedule (During School Year):
- Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. – Confirmation/6th grade – Room 309 | 7th & 8th Middle School – Room 304 | 9th – 12th High School – Room 305 (6th graders learn what it means to follow Christ and accept His love; 7-8th graders dive into the Bible to learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ; and 9-12th graders gather to worship and hear life-applicable messages meant to help them grow as disciples.)
- Wednesday: Amp (6th – 12th) – See below for details
- Thursday: Bible Study at Dobyns-Bennett during the 12:45 block of Tribe Time
First Broad Street UMC’s Wednesday night Student Ministries program is called Amp. An “amp” takes a small sound, like a voice, and strengthens it so that everyone near can hear it clearly. On Wednesday nights, our 6th-12th graders will gather together to Love God (through worship and teaching), Grow Together (through games, fellowship, and Christ-centered conversation) and Reach Out (by providing a non-threatening place for students to get connected with FBSUMC).
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Amp and Small Groups in Room 305 (6-8th graders gather to worship and hear life-applicable messages meant to help them grow as disciples.)
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. High School Small Groups in Room 304 (9-12th graders meet together to share in fellowship and conversation as they practice Christian-community.)
This fall we changed up the way things look throughout the week, especially for High Schoolers. Instead of the high schoolers meeting for Amp on Wednesday nights, the Large group portion will meet during Sunday School and Small Groups will begin meeting on Wednesday evenings. This gives the Small Groups more independence and freedom to meet longer and do more as our students practice Christian community together.
- 6th grade: Confirmation Class
- 7-8th grade: Sunday School in Middle School Sunday School Room
- High School: Amp (Large Group: Game, Worship, Lesson)
- 6-8th Grade: Amp (Large and Small Groups)
- 9-12th Grade: Small Groups
WHAT WE'RE TEACHING: Who needs Christmas?
SESSION: Week 3
Romans 6:23 Christmas is for people who need freedom.
Have you ever felt like something had total and complete control over your life? Believe it or not, that’s what sin can do. It can have incredible power over you, and before the birth of Jesus, it seemed nearly impossible to escape. But Christmas changed that. This week, we’ll see that we all need
Christmas to be set free.
TALK ABOUT THIS: God sent us Jesus—not only so we could have forgiveness—but also so we could have “life to the fullest.” Ask your high schooler what “life to the fullest” looks like in their mind. Then share your own answer to that question.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 NIV
Their Time - In this phase, it’s critical for parents to remind their high schooler that there’s life outside of their immediate world. It’s a great time of year for your high schooler to get involved in short-term or long-term service projects. Send your student a few links via text or email with different ways they can get involved. Follow up with them later on to see how you can help them take a step toward serving.
Middle School Christmas Party - December 20, 6-7:30
On the evening of Wednesday, December 20th, all 6-8th graders are invited to the home of John and Kristy Rowe for a Christmas party! Everyone is asked to bring a finger food and a HOMEMADE gift for a White Elephant gift exchange. The homemade gifts can be as extensive or simple as you want (last year someone brought leaves on a stick that was picked up in my yard as they came in!).
Resurrection 2018 - January 19-21, 2018
Deadline to Register December 31st
One of the greatest weekends in the life of FBS Student Ministries is Resurrection 2018 (January 19-21st), in Pigeon Forge! Resurrection is a gathering of every Methodist church in our Conference for a weekend of amazing worship and speakers. It is always an incredible weekend together as we grow closer to one another and as our students are given an incredible opportunity to grow in the faith in Jesus Christ. Find out more about Rez 18 here.
This event is open to all students 6th-12th grade, and friends are more than invited! We will have two cabins where our students will be divided into Middle and High School.
Register for Resurrection 2018
With December here, we don’t have to wonder what our kids are thinking about. They’re making their lists and checking them many more times than twice. It might be a toy car for a child or a first car for a teenager. From Fisher-Price to Ford, there’s something for everyone at every age during this season of giving.
As focused as our kids may be on what they’re getting for Christmas, sometimes that makes it even more surprising how much they want to give.
The New York Post Office even has an Operation Santa division, where they watch for letters to Santa where kids describe someone in need. Volunteers match donors to the kids’ unselfish requests. The postal service’s Director of Elf Operations expects about two million such letters this Christmas, just in New York alone.
Children seem to be the first to notice the homeless man on the street or know about the family with the unemployed dad. They’re wired for generosity, and how we approach the holidays will help determine if they stay that way.
In each one of our lives, we have a tendency to move toward a lifestyle of generosity or a lifestyle of greed. Are we wrapped up in ourselves or our things, or do we reflect God’s character by giving freely to others?