Student Ministries

7th - 12 Grade & College
Christmas Parties

Middle School – Friday, Dec. 8 – 6pm
High School – Sunday, Dec. 10 – 4pm

The dinners will begin at the church.  From there, everyone will travel to various homes for appetizers, a main course and desserts.  Students will also take part in games at each stop and wild gift exchange at the end.
What to bring:
– A gift for the gift exchange ($10)
– 4 Small gifts for volunteer stockings
Students will return to the church for pickup.
We are in need of a few more hosts.  Please contact Katie if you are interested in hosting.  Bring friends and get ready for fun night!
Contact Katie Arnold, 
Director of Student Ministries, 
for questions or to sign up – karnold@fpcbristol.org

 

December 13th, middle schoolers will go kazoo caroling during Wednesday Middle School Gathering.  Meet at the church at 5:30. We will eat a quick dinner, rehearse with our kazoos and then head out in the community to spread Christmas cheer. Kazoos will be provided.

College Age Winter Retreat Passion 2018

If you are 18 – 25 years old, this is an event you do not want to miss!
Join us Jan. 1-3 as we head to Atlanta for Passion 2018. Enjoy worship, incredible speakers and fellowship with your church family. You will grow, be challenged, be rejuvenated and empowered. Tickets are limited because this is a sold out event. Reserve your spot with a $50 deposit. The total cost is $150 for your ticket, transportation, lodging, and majority of meals.  Contact Katie Arnold for more information or questions.
(Spots remaining: 6 )

College Mission Trip to Zimbabwe

July 17 – August 4, 2018

Summer 2018 the FPC college ministry (18-25 years old) is joining with Love Africa Missions to do a discipleship training mission trip in Zimbabwe! Our team will be serving the Tonga fishing villages along the lakeshore between Zambia and Zimbabwe for two weeks. This may not be what you have in mind when you think “missions in Africa,” but it is that and way more. If you are willing, God will use your time on the boat to transform you in remarkable ways by revealing new parts of His character and showing you how much He cares for you. You will spend time studying God’s word with others and gain insight into spiritual matters. You will laugh and cry. You will learn to praise, worship, and speak truth like never before. You will share fellowship, interact, and pray with the beautiful Tonga people. In addition to all of the amazing relational ministry work, you will be spoiled with the beautiful scenery, amazing sunsets, and lots of wildlife including hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, lots of birds, and many of other animals.
The cost of the trip is $3,500. Our team will raise support together and individually. It may seem like a huge amount, but If you are sensing God’s call to do this trip, part of him preparing us is the incredible faith growth that comes with trusting God to provide. God will provide everything we need. If you are interested in this amazing trip, contact Katie Arnold. A $100 non-refundable deposit will be due in January to reserve your spot.

Student Fellowship on Sunday Nights

Middle School: 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.
High School: 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Location: Student Ministry Wing & Fellowship Hall
Student Fellowship takes place most Sundays through the school year. Students enjoy games, worship, learning and fellowship.  Occasionally, Student Fellowship has an adventure Sunday and goes off campus for different activities.  Bring a friend and come enjoy a fun packed night!

Middle School Mania

Wednesday
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Student Ministry Wing

Middle School Mania meets after the Wednesday all church fellowship dinner at 5:30p.m. Middle Schoolers participate in a bible study that is intertwined with games, activities and sharing.

High School Small Groups

Wednesday
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Church and homes

High School students meet in same-age, same-gender groups for fellowship, sharing and devotion.  Small groups are a smaller setting aimed at building relationships and walking through life together.  Each small group has an adult leader who serves as a mentor and facilitates biblical direction and learning. If you would like to get plugged into a small group, contact Katie Arnold for more information.

Sunday School

9:45 a.m.−10:45 a.m.
Location: Student Ministry Wing
High School students meet to study scripture together and discuss its personal application.
Middle Schoolers participate in confirmation class.  Confirmation is a two year class that covers basic theology and application. The class prepares students to be confirmed at the end of their eighth grade year. Students who take the class have the choice to be confirmed and join the church.

College Ministry

The college Ministry is focused on walking with students who have graduated out of the high school ministry. As students go off to college, military, careers, etc., our hope is that as a church family we can stay connected with them.  We strive to love, encourage, pour into them and share Truth in a variety of ways. Because many students leave the area, we do not have weekly college age programming.  We also provide opportunities for students to do leadership training and internships.
Our activities include:
– Summer Bible Study
– Summer Mission Trip
– Holiday Gatherings
– Passion Conference in Atlanta
– Valentine’s Care Packages
– College Visits
– Meal & Coffee Dates