Youth Trips & Retreats

Spending an extended time with peers will help to create unique memories, which are vital parts of forming more authentic and long-lasting friendships.

Youth Winter Retreat: January 26 – 27
College Winter Retreat: January 27 – 28
Church Wide Retreat — YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly: March 2 – 4

Youth are encouraged to sign up individually or with their family, and join Mary Carol for a great weekend away with our church family!

Youth retreats have become a central feature of most youth ministries. The reason for this is simple: they are effective! Studies have shown—and I have personally witnessed—that one of the greatest indicators of a youth’s serious involvement in anything is the relationships they enjoy within that context. Meaning, if a teenager knows and enjoys being around their youth minister, Sunday school teacher(s) and peers in their youth group, they will pursue Christ in the context of church more passionately and with more dedication.

Retreats, or trips with an overnight stay, provide youth the opportunity to develop more substantial relationships. Experiencing different environments and new challenges along with spending an extended time with their peers will help to create unique memories, which are vital parts of forming more authentic and long-lasting friendships. Our lives are hugely impacted by the friends we keep: with whom do you want your children to be closest?

Retreats, or extended periods of time, provide opportunities to delve deeper into a topic, which enhances impact and memorability. While the sometimes short-lived “spiritual high” of a retreat may fade, youth were provided with an opportunity to learn how to pursue God on their own in personal devotion time as well as recognize God in their every day circumstances and life. While we are away, our youth are surrounded with mentors and adults who provide an atmosphere of love that extends the experience of the love of Christ among the group. This will help your child grow to love and find comfort in the church and the people in it more and more.

Quite simply: youth who attend and participate in retreats experience God in ways impossible to convey in a couple hours a week in a church building. They are also much more likely to enjoy and be excited about being a part of the youth group and Sunday school

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Join us for all of our retreats this year!

Youth Winter Retreat: January 26 – 27
College Winter Retreat: January 27 – 28
ChurchWide Retreat-YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly: March 2 – 4
Middle School Mission Trip: TBD
High School Mission Trip: TBD
Unidiversity Youth Camp: July 23 – 28

Contact Sarah Carter to signup fbgyouth@gmail.com

2018 Youth Mentoring Team

The Internship Committee is excited to introduce three college students who will make up this summer’s Youth Mentoring Team: Colin Byrne, John Michael Dunn and Sam Ramsey. The Youth Mentoring Team is a program that provides an opportunity for college students to...

FBG Youth Scholarships

We never want money to be a reason why a youth cannot attend a retreat or participate in an event. We are grateful for the distributions of our Foundation and our church members who have graciously contributed to our Youth Scholarship Account. Funds from this account...

Unidiversity Youth Camp

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