Student Ministry

Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Clayton Student Ministry website.


We hope that the website is helpful insight into understanding who we are and what we practice as followers of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to develop students into fully devoted followers of Christ by nurturing, connecting and equipping. Our student ministry is composed of students, 6th-12th grade, from middle schools and high schools in and around Clayton. We would love for you to be a part of what we are doing to follow Christ and further His Kingdom. Please feel free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you.



For more information or questions please contact:
Dr. Mark White



Choose the Student Ministry Newsletter Below:

May 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012

Weekly Programs

Day / Time Activity
9:45 AM Sunday School
5:00 PM Small Groups
6:00 PM Fellowship Snack
6:15 PM Gift-Based Ministries (2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Sundays Team Ministry Gathering (1st Sunday)
5:30 PM Bojangles
6:30 PM Youth Groups

Weekly Program Descriptions:

Sunday School - Our students are broken into Middle School and High School Class. Our curriculum comes from Student Life Bible Study and involves biblical studies, videos, skits and interactive activities. Throughout the year we engage in meaningful lessons that challenge the mind, heart, and hands.

Small Groups - 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.

Gift-Based Ministry - In response to the variety of talents our students have displayed, we created gift-based ministry. The students choose to participate in one of the following ministries: Acting, Art or Choir.

Team Ministry - Students and adults take ownership and responsibility for the student ministry through Team Ministry. The participants choose from one of the following ministries: Fellowship, Hospitality or Outreach. Each Team is responsible for various aspects of the student ministry.

Bojangles - Each week we meet at Bojangles for dinner before Wednesday night activities. After dinner, the group is transported to the church.

Youth Group - On Wednesday nights we gather for Youth Group. The program centers on applicable biblical topics through a message, videos, games and discussion. Youth Group is a more relaxed program as students and adults hang out in the game room before Bible study.

Yearly Programs:

Fall Rush
- Fall Rush is our annual retreat to Cedar Grove Retreat Center (  The retreat takes place on the last weekend of September. The weekend centers on two worship sessions, four small group sessions and loads of activities (paintball, rock climbing, high ropes, canoeing, capture the flag, swimming, lake blob, on and on).

is our annual student retreat weekend that takes place in and around Clayton.  The retreat takes place on the last weekend of February.  Students are broken up into small groups and stay with Host Families (FBC members).  In their host homes, the students participate in small group studies, fun activities, and outreach projects.  The students also participate in 2 worship sessions at the church led by a guest worship band.  Elevation always promises to be a transforming and elevating experience.  Registration for Elevation begins in December. 

Senior Adult Banquet
- Every Spring the students create and host a Senior Adult Banquet for FBC's senior adults.  The event is centered on a dinner and evening entertainment.  This is great opportunity for the students to show our senior adults how much we appreciate them.  The last few years the SAB themes have been: U.S.O, God is...,Love is..., A Journey Through The Silver Screen, The Showcase Showdown, and Back to the Future.

Crossroad Worldwide Summer Camp - Every June, our students venture to Gardner-Webb University for a 5-day summer camp experience.  Crossroads ( is an excellent summer camp that centers on discipleship and spiritual growth.  The students engage in a variety of activities, including: river tubing, rock climbing, outdoor adventure games, sports tournaments, Dodgeball, basketball, soccer, art, dance, and much more.  Registration for summer camp begins in January. 

US Missions Trip - Every July, the student ministry embarks on a week-long mission trip.  Participants engage in various ministries, including: homeless ministry, children ministry, social ministry, construction, senior adult ministry.  The participants cook and serve food, play with children, perform repair work on homes, fellowship with people in need, and much more.  Over the last few years, the students have traveled to Gulf Port, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, and Atlanta.  Registration for the mission trip to Kentucky begins in October.

Ecuador Missions Trip - As a part of our outreach ministries, students can participate in our annual mission trip to Ecuador in June.  For 7 days, the team engages in various ministries, including: children ministry, health and hygiene clinics, water filtration initialization, women ministry, evangelism, repair work and much more.  The Ecuador Mission Trip is open for participants ages 12 and older.  Registration for the trip begins in September.

Outings - Throughout the year the students participate in various outings, including: Corn Maze, Durham Bulls Game, Carolina Hurricanes Game, NC State Fair, Concerts, Amusement Parks, and much more.  The outings are intended to create fellowship and unity within the ministry.