The youth (grades 6th-12th) are an essential part of the life of Benson Baptist Church!
BBC recognizes that adolescence represents an important season in a person’s faith development, and for that reason we seek to provide several opportunities for our 6th-12th graders to grow and deepen their connections to God, each other, and the world.
A few of the ways we encourage youth to do that are through weekly activities, like…
BBCelebrate (8:45am Sundays)
Our worship service with a more contemporary flavor, which takes place in the fellowship hall. Learn more about it here.
Sunday School (10:00am Sundays)
Taught in the basement by adults with a heart for young people.
Traditional Worship (11:00am Sundays)
Our worship service with a more traditional flavor, which takes place in the sanctuary.
Youth Group (5:30pm Sundays)
A time for youth to come together and connect with each other before the start of another week. This time could involve anything from sharing a meal and having a devotion to playing games, going out to participate in service, to having fun with music and drama.
Fellowship Meal (6:00pm Wednesdays)
We want to be intentional in demonstrating that our youth group is not a church unto itself, but a necessary part of the church as a whole. Therefore, we encourage young people to join with the rest of their church family in sharing a Wednesday night fellowship meal. Learn more about the meal here.
Mid-Week Catch-Up (6:45pm Wednesdays)
We know that every week is long, so we gather in the youth room for chance to un-wind, breathe, and talk about faith and life.
One Sunday each spring, the youth of our church lead worship in both services. This is an opportunity for our young people to share with their church family the ways that God has grown them recently, and to challenge church members through the spiritual experiences and observations of a younger generation.
A great youth group tradition at BBC is to participate in a week of camp each summer at Fort Caswell on North Carolina’s Oak Island. This camp’s got it all—sports, crafts, swimming, the beach, good food, engaging worship, and tremendous potential for spiritual growth—our group absolutely loves it! Learn more about Caswell here.
Other Trips and Activities
If you minister to youth, you have to have some spontaneity! That’s why there are many more events throughout the year that’ll land on the youth calendar besides what’s listed above. Other possibilities for fun include retreats, movie nights, bowling, Christmas parties, lock-ins—pretty much anything that will give our young people an opportunity to connect with God, each other, and the world!
If you have any questions, let us know by email our Minister to Children and Youth at: firstname.lastname@example.org.