The FBCX youth ministry is a diverse community of students who have a place to engage in their faith in the company of friends and the comfort of a family of faith.
We are an inclusive community that seeks to create a safe space to ask questions and explore what an embodied faith looks like with friends who will accompany along the way. Our youth group includes grades 6th-12th.
Gathering times change depending on the season.
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“We’re very chaotic, but we’re funny and welcoming.”
“We’re serious when we need to be serious, but we’re not so serious to where you’re like ‘woah woah too serious all the time!’”
“Fun, fresh, funky.”
—Youth who are tough critics
“It is a safe place to talk about our lives and feelings without judgement or criticism from others or social media.”
“Whatever you’re going through, someone always has your back.”
“The place to go if you want to play multiplayer games with people other than you family.”
“The youth group is where we “practice” and figure out big life things. It’s a safe place to mess up, change your mind, be challenged, be yourself, discover and use your gifts. It is where we practice our faith among friends so that we might learn how to live our faith out in the world. And when the world is hard to navigate, we are a family that embraces and supports each other.”
—Rev. Kelsey Stillwell
Youth Leadership Team
The YLT is made up of 4-6 youth leaders who represent the group. The team is comprised of a diverse group who are accepted through a simple application process. YLT members are given the opportunity to have a direct influence in the planning and execution of their youth ministry. The YLT has a retreat each year and meets 6-8 times throughout the year.
Missions is an integral part of our Youth Ministry. Throughout the year, our students work with ministries within the church and our community including Crisis Closet, Daybreak, serving lunches downtown, and various places around Macon. We participate in March Mission Madness each year, a mission weekend with Georgia churches. In the summer both Middle and High School groups have mission experiences that deepen engagement with the work God is already doing in the world.
In the past we’ve served in Americus, GA (at historic Koinonia Farms), Arlington, TX (at Mission Arlington), Atlanta (at the Andrew P. Stewart Center), Charleston, SC (at Metanoia Ministries), Jackson, MS (Northminster Baptist Church and Habitat for Humanity in Jackson), Macon, GA (Habitat for Humanity) Miami, FL (Touching Miami With Love) Pearlington, MS (for Hurricane Katrina recovery), Washington D.C. (Advocacy Tour of Washington), and New York City, NY (Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries).