Youth Ministry

Youth Family

We call our youth ministry the “Youth Family” because we strive to create a safe space for students to be who they are while discovering and forming new pieces of their identities.

Just like a family, we see each other at our best and at our worst, but we continue to love one another and we share life together. We love discipleship, fellowship and social activities like mission trips, youth camps, and annual retreats. Choir, group games, shared meals, and hanging out are all important parts of our time together! 

Our Youth Family is made up of youth from grades 6 through 12, adult volunteers, college volunteers, and staff. If you are looking for a place to belong, come give the Youth Family at First Baptist Church Greenville a shot!

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Youth Family Schedule

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Wednesday (in the AYMC)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Hang Time
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Fellowship Around The Table (bring your own dinner)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Youth Bible Study

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Sunday (in the AYMC)

9:30 am  Youth Sunday School
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm  Vocare Youth Choral Ensemble (meets in the Sanctuary Choir Room)
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm  Middle School Bible Study & High School Games
5:50 pm – 6:10 pm  Fellowship Meal (provided by youth families)
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm  High School Bible Study & Middle School Games

Youth Trips & Retreats 

Throughout the year, we get away from the business of school, sports, extracurriculars, and summer schedules to just spend time together. In the summer, we join other churches at Unidiversity Youth Camp and our high schoolers embark on their mission trip. During the school year, middle schoolers have a weekend-long missions blitz, we welcome new sixth graders at the merge Retreat, and we all get away for our Fall Retreat over Labor Day weekend. 

Each of these retreats and trips create core memories for our whole Youth Family. In addition to having lots of fun, we also get to dig deeper into Bible study, discipleship, and missions – all essential topics for spiritual formation that are easier to explore when it’s just us, on retreat.. 

We love all the time we get to spend together, on regularly-scheduled Wednesdays and Sundays, but we find that the students who choose to travel with us for extended periods of time grow closer to one another and closer to God. If you’re looking to dive deep into the Youth Family, your faith journey, or just friendship and community, we hope you will travel with us!

Join us for all of our retreats this year!

Youth Winter Retreat: January 20-21, 2023
Middle School Mission Trip, Asheville, NC: March 31-April 2, 2023
Unidiversity Youth Camp, Maryville College: July 10-15, 2023
High School Mission Trip: June 15-24, 2023
MS Merge Retreat (for rising 6th graders): August, 2023
All Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Rockmont: September, 2023

Contact Sarah Carter to sign up.

Latest Youth News

Youth and College Christmas Events

Youth and College Christmas Events

Wednesday, November 30 During Wednesdays at First Youth Christmas Decoration Party & Senior Tree (AYMC Terrace Level) Wednesday, December 7 4:00-7:00pm—Youth on the Town Meet at Bertolo’s Pizza for an early dinner, then tour the Festival of Trees at the Hyatt...

Devotions for Children and Youth

Devotions for Children and Youth

Families with Children and Youth will have a special seasonal devotion this year that will help them journey through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. These devotional booklets will be available beginning on Sunday, November 27, and can be picked up at the front desk....

Looking Forward to Fall Activities

Looking Forward to Fall Activities

Just since the school year began, we have already had some BIG happenings in our Youth Family. In August, our new sixth graders and high school seniors took part in the Merge Retreat, where we learned about Youth Family traditions, and over September’s Labor Day...

Youth Family Calendar

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