Forest Students shares in the mission of Forest Baptist Church as an extension of the local church and the Christian family—partnering with parents to disciple their students in the ways of the Lord and fostering godly relationships among young believers. In a world increasingly hostile to Christianity, our aim is to root students in the perfect, unchanging Word of God so that they may stand as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.
What is a healthy student ministry?
A healthy student ministry should have all the hallmarks of a healthy church ministry: founded upon Christ, devoted to the Scriptures, preaching the gospel, and servants to all. Student ministry is not its own church, but an extension of the local church and the Christian family—partnering with parents to disciple their children in the ways of the Lord and fostering godly relationships among young believers.
Sunday School classes are offered at the 8:30 (combined ages) and 9:30 hours (grade-specific) at The Underground student center. We use The Gospel Project from LifeWay Christian Resources to engage students with a Christ-centered look at the biblical narrative.
Forest Students is our Wednesday night (6:30-8:00pm) gathering of 6th-12th graders at The Underground student center. We create opportunities for students to grow relationally in time with one another, and spiritually through the teaching of God’s Word in an engaging, relevant way.
Forest Students is our Wednesday night gathering of 6th-12th graders at The Underground youth center. We create time for students to grow relationally in time with one another, and spiritually through the teaching of God’s Word in an engaging, relevant way.
A Normal Wednesday Night Is…
time for our students to hang out, play games, and enjoy snacks
Worshiping & Teaching
time to worship God in song and hear expositional teaching from His Word
time to reflect on the lesson and grow alongside one another
our student ministry is founded upon the teaching and study of God’s Word together. It is our one, sure foundation in this day of relativism. The most important question a student can ask about any topic is, “What does God say about it?”
we are all humans created to be in relationships by God Himself. This is especially true of teenagers, and we aim to foster godly, uplifting friendships among young followers of Christ.
to follow Jesus is to serve Him. Whether in the church, community, or the ends of the earth, there are endless opportunities to serve the Lord with the gifts He’s given us.