As a student ministry, we exists to glorify God in discipling 6th through 12th grade students in the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. Our prayers for every student in our ministry is modeled after Colossians 1:10. That every student walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord in obedience to His commands, show evidence of salvation and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and grow in knowledge of God’s Word and ways.

Weekly Events

Sunday Morning Youth BFGs

On Sunday mornings our students come together in Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs) for time of teaching, discussion, and discipleship. Students come together for one large group teaching time and then are split up in age and gender-based groups for discussion and discipleship. The lesson material mirrors the material being presented in many of our adult BFGs. Youth BFGs are offered during both morning worship services.  Students are encouraged to sit in the worship service with their family and then participate in Youth BFGs the same service hour their parents go to adult BFGs.

Wednesday Night Youth Discipleship

If you want your students to experience intentional discipleship from spiritually mature adults and make deeper friendships with like-minded Christian peers, make it a priority to have them here on Wednesday nights. From 6:30-7:45 our Wednesday Night Discipleship schedule features a time for fellowship, games, worship, large-group teaching, and gender specific, age-graded discipleship groups.

This Spring will feature a series on sharing the gospel with those who need to hear the gospel. We want our students to understand their gospel responsibility and gospel influence as they interact with those outside the church walls.

It is not required for students to register for Wednesday Night Youth Discipleship.

Wednesday Night Discipleship is off for the summer and will start back up on August 7. Check back here for more details for the fall as the summer comes to a close.

Upcoming Events

High school graduating seniors and their families are welcome to join us for a lunch and celebration of our graduates. We will spend time reflecting on what the Lord has done in their lives up to this point and spend time in prayer for students looking forward to where the Lord may take them. This event is free for our graduates and their families. We hope you are able to come and join us.

Please register all family members who will be in attendance.

May 19 at 12:00 PM in the Youth Room.

NAOBC Students at the Louisville Bats

We will be going to Slugger field together as a ministry to spend some time together, eat some hot dogs, and watch some baseball! Your student will not want to miss this event. Parents are more than welcome to attend! We will plan on taking the church bus to Slugger field and car pool more students if needed. Registration ends June 21. Please email Pastor Adam if you have any questions.

Secure your child’s spot for camp this summer! Spots are limited, so if you want to secure a spot for your child for camp, register before the deadline approaches. The total price for camp will be $339. The full camp balance is due June 1. A parent meeting will take place on June 9 after church to answer any last minute questions before we leave for camp.

A deposit of $100 is due with registration. Registration deadline is February 27.

The purpose of this student trip is to help with an outreach event that Storyline Church is organizing. The focus of the week will be promoting and running the event. This trip will be great for families. The leader of the trip is Adam Cole.

Trip cost is $450. The application deadline and a $100 non-refundable deposit are due March 17. $200 is due April 28. The remaining balance is due June 9. GCO scholarships are available and you can contact the trip leader with more information on financial aid. Your deposit can be made through this registration, and additional funds can be given by visiting naobc.org/give and selecting the “St. Louis (Students) Mission Trip” on the dropdown box.

For additional information, contact our Mission Trip Coordinator Beth Blackwell. 

Phase Ministry

PHASE Ministry is our family discipleship ministry at NAOBC. The goal of PHASE Ministry is to partner with parents to disciple their children by equipping them to disciple their children in every phase of life.

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