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

Upcoming Events

On February 23-24, we are putting on a conference just for our middle schoolers here at Ninth & O Baptist Church. This yearly conference called Foundations will be focused on topics concerning the most foundational elements of one’s walk with Christ with the goal to help students put habits in place to propel spiritual growth and stability.

This year’s event will be on spiritual disciplines, helping students to learn the tools needed in order to make their faith their own.

The cost for the event will be $40. Registration deadline is February 18.

High schoolers are going back to the D3 conference hosted by SBTS this March. The theme this year is “What is a Disciple.” The D3 conference is always a great weekend worshipping together, learning more about Jesus, and making memories.

The cost for the event will be $75. Registration deadline is March 1.

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 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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