First Baptist Church of Clayton, NC

About Youth & Student Ministries at First Baptist Church of Clayton

Student Ministry
At First Baptist we value worship, discipleship, missions, ministry, and fellowship for all people to enter jointly into a lasting and growing relationship with God. In our student ministry, we seek to engage middle school, high school, and college age students in a deep, meaningful, and lasting way that leads to the development and ownership of a faith that lasts.

We invite and encourage everyone to come and experience all that God is doing in and through our ministry together.

Every week, we meet for worship, Bible study, relationship building, and fun fellowship through our various small and large group programs and activities. Our student ministry is student and adult led and finds its heartbeat in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

Throughout the year, we take times to retreat and reflect. We also take time to serve in missions locally, regionally, and internationally.


Day / Time Activity

10:00 AM Sunday School
5:00-6:00 PM Youth Praise Band Rehearsal
6:00-6:30 PM Dinner in Fellowship Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Devotion/Praise and Worship

5:30-6:20 PM Dinner
6:30-7:30 PM Group Devotions/Games

Our students are a combined Middle School and High School Class. Our curriculum comes from “Shine”and involves biblical studies, videos, skits and interactive activities. Throughout the year we engage in meaningful lessons that challenge the mind, heart, and hands.

On Wednesday nights our students are broken into various small groups based on age. The groups engage in Christ-centered discussions about everyday life issues and struggles. The small group ministry is intended to help students openly discuss their faith in accountability groups.

In response to vocal talents of our students, we created our Praise Band. The Praise Band students display their talents throughout the year in various services.

Youth Group at First Baptist is a vibrant ministry that meets regularly twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. We worship, fellowship, have devotions, small groups, meals, games and so much more! Outside of Wednesday and Sunday Nights we have an annual mission trip and youth camp experience both of which happen in the summer months. The youth group enjoys supporting one another in their hobbies outside of church and attends various other youth events throughout the year.

Acteens is a group for girls in 6th – 12th grades focused on hands-on missions. They join together to have fun, do mission projects and fellowship as they grow in their relationships with Christ and others. They typically meet on the first Sunday of each month from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.