We Love Teens!
We want all of our youth to know Jesus Christ and to find their ultimate joy and satisfaction in Him.
We have designed our Youth Ministry to deepen understanding of the greatness of our God, and to give encouragement in the pursuit of godliness.
Throughout the year we schedule a lot of exciting, fun, and unique events with the purpose of providing a time and place for teenagers to play, grow, and serve. Some examples include camp retreats, concerts, bowling nights, youth conferences, Twins games, and much more! Check back here, and on our events page to see updates on any upcoming events for Youth at FBC.
To stay up to date, you can also contact our Student Ministry Pastor, Jackson Standafer to recieve emails pertaining to Youth Ministry!
Weekly Schedule for the school year
Sunday School - 9:00-9:45 Sunday Mornings
We have two groups that meet on Sunday mornings; Jr. High (7th and 8th grade), and Sr. High (9th-12th grade). All teenagers are welcome to join us! If you have any questions about how to find a room or anything else, just let us know!
Ignite and Crossfire - Sunday Evenings
6:00-7:15 - Ignite (7th and 8th grade)
7:30-9:00 - Crossfire (9th through 12th grade)
Ignite (Jr. High) and Crossfire (Sr. High) are our Sunday night Youth Groups for 7th grade through 12th grade. Here teens will find meaningful conversation, exciting game time, and an environment where all are encouraged to grow closer to Jesus Christ and to each other as fellow brothers and sisters. Our goal in Ignite and Crossfire is to create a safe space for discussion. Life is hard, and often filled with more grays than blacks and whites! Ignite and Crossfire are designed to teach, equip, and challenge teenagers to live out a life style worthy of the calling of Jesus Christ, and to think deeper about life and God.
Hangout Night - 7:30-9:00 Wednesday Evenings
Two Wednesdays a month; we have a night to spend time with one another for ages 7th grade to 12th grade. Hangout Night is an event where we simply have fun! Check out our current calendar to see when the next Hangout Night is taking place! Simply meet in the church gym at 7:30.
Youth Ministry in the summer
Summers are typically quite busy for teenagers. Many put more hours into work, go to camps, and head out on family vacations. But we still desire to keep connected with all our teenagers. Below are the ways in which we encourage our teenagers to stay involved and continue to grow!
Youth Missions trip
Every year we send a Youth Missions team on a trip to help support domestic and international ministries. If you have any questions about Youth Missions Trips and how to participate in one, please contact us!
First Baptist Church Long Prairie partners together with Camp Lebanon, a Bible camp located on lovely Cedar Lake near Upsala, MN. We are dedicated to sending as many people to Camp Lebanon as possible, because we have seen how it can be "A Meeting Place with God" for so many people. Camp Lebanon is a great place for your teenagers to go and camp for a week. It is also a great place to work! If you have any questions about how to send your teenagers to Camp Lebanon, please contact us! If you have any questions about Camp Lebanon itself, feel free to visit their website by clicking here.
Safety & Volunteers
Safety is of upmost importance to the Youth Ministry of First Baptist Church. We have all heard the horror stories of youth events gone bad. We provide safe, engaging environments. All our adult volunteers have gone through background checks to help protect your teenagers. All our volunteers also participate in monthly meetings to refocus, and occasional training sessions to learn how to be the best leaders we can.
Our desire is to be a ministry whose parents are as involved as possible! If you are interested in joining our ministry, please contact our Student Ministry Pastor, Jackson Standafer.