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?
Sunday mornings are our opportunity to study God’s Word in community. Grade-specific Sunday School classes are offered at 9:45 at The Underground student center. We use The Gospel Project from LifeWay Christian Resources to engage students with a Christ-centered perspective on a life lived for Him.
Wednesday night is high-energy, prime-time for our Youth Ministry. Forest Students is our 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.
Each summer our students go on World Changers, a domestic missions trip organized by LifeWay. The trip consists of meeting people’s needs through construction and service projects, opening the door to share the gospel.
Puerto Rico Mission Trip
In 2018, we began a partnership with hurricane relief efforts in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. We’re excited to be going back with a team of high schoolers again in 2019. For more information on this trip, contact Reed.
During the schoolyear, we take a fall and winter retreat to local Christian camps for a time of fun, fellowship, and discipleship away from the routine. We use these retreats to challenge students through God’s Word to become stronger followers of Christ in today’s world.