We believe that God is working powerfully in and through the lives of our middle and high school students here at FBC. We want your son or daughter to feel right at home here. Here are answers to some questions we're asked frequently: 

What age group is considered Student Ministries?

FBC Youth is uniquely designed for 7th - 12th graders. We promote everyone during the second week of August, but we always welcome incoming 7th graders to join us on all our summer trips!

When and where do you meet?

We meet every Sunday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Loft at FBC. It's on the west side of the second floor - you can't miss it! 

What happens during Youth Group on a typical Sunday evening?

Well, we typically begin the night by having a live band lead us in engaging worship. Afterwards, we listen to a relevant message from God's Word. We close the night in adult led, age-specific discussion groups where your son or daughter can form strong, close relationships with both leaders and peers. It's always a good time. 

How can I find out more information?

We'd love to tell you more! You can call the church office at 574.295.4475 and ask for our youth pastor, Eric Shelner


A Discipleship Framework: Cultivate a life of spiritual influence

The GROW System is a progression of essential discipleship resources designed to develop the individual believer from the inside out. Each level builds on the skills and tools of the previous level, creating a solid framework for personal spiritual formation, intentional investment in the body and, ultimately, disciple-making leadership skills.

Level 2: Reproducing

Relating for Spiritual Impact

Understand how you are positioned intentionally for influence

  • Gain tactics for meaningful conversations and willing service for others
  • Discover how to recognize experiences as God's leading in people's lives

Your outcome: Practical skills to have more meaningful conversations and deeper relationships to help others.