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

On Wednesdays at 6:30, this is the time in our ministry that we focus on discipleship with students where students have specific adult leaders to act as spiritual mentors for them. There will be time for games, worship, teaching and discipleship. On Wednesday nights we will alternate between expositional series on specific books of the Bible or exegetically work through topics that our students may have questions about that are not addressed directly on a Sunday morning. Following the teaching, students break up into discipleship groups to talk about the lesson and also address the various issues that students face week to week.

Beginning on January 11, Wednesday Night Discipleship will return for the Spring semester. This semester we will be going through the book of James.

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

Upcoming Events

Crossings Camp 2023

From June 12–16, the student ministry will be going back to Crossings Camp at Cedarmore! All students are invited to join us this week at our favorite campsite.
The full price for camp this year is $325. However, please take advantage of the early-bird registration. Register and pay the $100 deposit by February 19, and the overall price for camp will drop to $295.
There will be an information meeting on February 19 following the 10:30 service in room 231, with the deadline to register being February 26.

Super Bowl Party

On February 12, we will be holding a Super Bowl Party for our Students at church. Our doors will open at 6:00, with kickoff beginning at 6:30. We will meet in rooms 231 and 233. We ask all students to bring a snack/drink/dessert to share with pizza being provided. Please pick up your student 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game. We will not be watching the half-time show, but will play some games together during that time instead.

D3 Winter Conference

On March 10–11 all high schoolers are invited to join us for this two-day event on Southern Seminary’s campus. This year’s topic is “Who is Jesus” focused on giving students confidence in understanding Jesus. Price for the conference will be $70. This will include dinner on March 10, and breakfast and lunch and dinner on March 11 plus an hour at activate games. We will carpool and caravan to and from church on March 10 and March 11. Details and registration can be found in the link below. Registration ends on February 20.

St. Louis Mission Trip

Dates: July 11–15
Leader: Adam Cole
Team Size: 20-30
Cost: $400
Informational Meeting: Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 12:00 in Room 231 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: March 12
Payment Schedule: March 12: $100; April 16: $150; June 11: $150
Trip Description: The purpose of this youth 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.

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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