The Middle School Ministry seeks to love, know, and honor God by studying His Word, praying to Him, and loving others.
Minister of Middle School Students
The Middle School Ministry at FBCJ encompasses those in grades 5th-8th. We have several opportunities throughout the week for Middle School Students. Below you will find a list of opportunities available as well as their location and start times.
Sunday Morning Small Groups (8:30 and 9:30 am)
Biblical Community and Spiritual Growth are essential to the life of our Middle School Ministry. For that reason, Sunday mornings offer a fantastic opportunity for students to connect with other students and grow spiritually in their lives!
Every Sunday morning, Middle School Students will gather with one another in community to study God’s Word. Classes are divided by grade and gender and are led by faithful, trained adults who love the Lord, His Word, and Middle School students. Students will journey through the Bible together to discover who God is, who they are, and how God calls them to live. We hope to see you there!
Small Group Times and Location: 8:30-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Deep End
Here is a complete listing of our Youth’s Sunday School classes offered…
Room 53 / 5th – 12th
Teachers: Gowen Cox, Caleb Cummings
Room 62 / 5th Grade Girls
Teachers: Suzanne Novotny, Jessica Wiseman
Room 63 / 5th Grade Boys
Teachers: Mike Burke, Ernie Harrell
Room 52 / 6th Grade Girls
Teachers: Cindy Moreland, Daisy Christianson
Room 61 / 6th Grade Boys
Teachers: Clint Boucher, Barry Campbell
Room 51 / 7th Grade Girls
Teachers: Rebecca Hendrix, Sarah Hazlewood
Room 58 / 7th – 8th Grade Boys
Teachers: Curtis Wheeler, Adam Hendrix
Room 53 / 8th Grade Girls
Teachers: Meredith Cummings, Maggie Harrell
To find your student’s Sunday School class, you can download the FBCJ Facility Map here.
Sunday Evenings Opportunities
AXIS (5:00 – 6:15 pm/ Choir Suite)
AXIS is a worship arts ministry designed for 7th-12th grade students that meets every Sunday night. AXIS includes worship songs, drama elements, and creative movements purposed to draw people to the worship of God. Students who regularly participate in this ministry will be allowed to go on a summer mission trip where the students will perform for and serve others.
Centered (5:30 – 6:15 pm/ Choir Suite)
Centered is the brand new 5th and 6th grade creative arts ministry that meets every Sunday night in Room 212 and is led by a trained group of worship leaders. Centered gets students to participate in games, music, and drama. Students involved in Centered will also go on a Spring mission trip in 2019. Psalm 148:13 says, “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven”. Through the different ways students will be engaged in Centered, the goal is simple: to praise the name of the Lord alone!
Mission Lab (5:30 – 6:15 pm / Deep End)
Mission Lab is offered for 5th-12th graders every Sunday night in the Deep End. This is an opportunity for students to learn about and participate in the mission of God at home and around the world. Students will be involved with different service projects as well as being taught key elements of God’s mission across the earth. The goal of this opportunity is to deepen students’ understanding of the Great Commission and how they are called to be a part of it!
Sunday Night Small Groups (6:15 pm – 7:00 pm/ Deep End)
Every Sunday night, Middle School Students will meet in small groups separated by gender. This will be an opportunity to spend time together, pray for one another, dig deeper into God’s Word, and have snacks together! A girl’s group and a guy’s group will be offered and led by faithful, trained adults who love God, His Word, and Middle School students. These groups will meet in the Deep End immediately after Centered, Mission Lab, and AXIS.
Wednesday Night Worship
Corporate Worship is vital to our Middle School Ministry. Attending one of our Wednesday night worship services is a great way to check out our Middle School Ministry for the first time!
Every Wednesday night, FBC Joelton Students meet for a time of community and worship. The evening begins as High School and Middle School students come together for a time of prayer and worship. After this time, High School and Middle School students split off into two separate teaching times. Middle School students will hear an engaging message from the Middle School Minister that will point them to Jesus and encourage them to commit their lives to Him. After this teaching time, students will be divided into small groups for 10-15 minutes to discuss the message together and how to apply it to their lives. We hope to see you there!
Service Time and Location: 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Salt House
Events & Opportunities
Home First Conference
The Home First Conference is designed to equip parents and all youth workers to better counsel, disciple, and lead students. This conference is for everyone who has kids or works with kids. It will be an encouraging time for every parent or teacher who comes. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
Disciple Now (DNOW)
Disciple Now will be a pivotal weekend in the life of students each year. High School and Middle School Students will enjoy an in-town weekend away at host homes provided by members of FBC Joelton. Students will participate in engaging times of worship, small groups, fellowship, and breakout sessions that will help students navigate relevant issues in their daily lives today. The times of worship, which are led by a guest speaker and worship band, will encourage and challenge students to go deeper in their relationship with Christ.
Every summer students grades 5th-12th will go to camp for 4-6 days. At camp students will have times of large group Bible study, small group Bible study and worship. They will also participate in several fun activities throughout the week.
Throughout the year, the Middle School Ministry will seek to lovingly serve the Church and community around us. We see that the life of Jesus was a life marked by humble service for all people. The Middle School Ministry strives to be a community that serves other people in humility, just as Jesus did. 1 John 4:11 says, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love another”. We love because God loved us first. Each service day will look different, but our goal will remain the same: to show the love of Christ through serving people!
Quarterly Parent Meetings
Every three months there will be a parent meeting for all students grades 5th – 12th. In the meetings, parents will be informed about upcoming events, cost, and due dates. Parents will also be informed of any possible struggles that students may be facing. During this time, parents will be equipped with the tools necessary to do family discipleship.
Have questions or want to get involved in the youth ministry? Contact the church office (876-0527).