Student Ministry Small Groups meet every Sunday morning during the 9:30 A.M. hour downstairs in the Student Center. Small Groups are divided by grade and gender. Every Sunday, we start off in the Student Center before breaking off into our Small Groups. Using the provided curriculum and passing on important communication, Small Groups are our primary engine for community and discipleship. If you or your student need help getting involved in a Small Group, please contact us at
The First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet Student Ministry is for students entering 6th grade through high school graduation. Our Church Mission is to Love God, Love People, Go. In the Student Ministry, we believe our mission is to help students become adults who will - for a lifetime - live out those three mission goals. We believe this can happen when students (1) recognize that God’s Word is our authority, (2) live life on mission for Jesus, and (3) understand the importance of the local church. We want to lead students to have complete ownership of their faith - understanding the truth, living life with purpose, and being grounded in a faith community.
Every week, we give students three tangible challenges: Show Up, Invite, and Pray Big.
SHOW UP: We believe it is critical for students to be present, connected, and engaged in the Student Ministry.
INVITE: We challenge students to see their peers as a mission field and use their influence to invite their lost and unchurched friends, in hopes that they might hear the gospel and come to salvation!
PRAY BIG: Nothing of eternal significance happens apart from prayer, so students are challenged to participate in God’s great work and see prayer answered firsthand.
This year, we want to "raise the bar" for everyone involved in the student ministry, starting with all leadership and funneling down to all students. Students are not an afterthought or the Church of the future. They are a significant part of the Church today; therefore, they will be encouraged and challenged to live out our core values for the glory of God.
First, they will be encouraged to be in God's Word, know His Word, and apply His Word to their life. Simply put, they will be encouraged to live under the authority of God's Word. Second, they will be challenged to live life on mission for Jesus in both word and action everywhere they go. Third, they will be encouraged to be committed to their church, where they can serve God by exercising all the unique ways He has gifted them. When students can grasp the idea of living under the authority of God's Word, learn what it looks like and means to live life on mission for Jesus, and love the local church, they develop complete ownership of their faith.
The WKND is one of our favorite ministry events of the year!! If you’re not familiar, The WKND is our version of DNOW - a local, weekend retreat designed to help middle and high school students connect with God, grow in their relationship with Him, and grow in community and fellowship with one another. Each year, a collection of local student ministries gather together to worship together, learn from God’s Word, build relationships, experience life change, and form lasting memories. We look forward to this all year long! Click the button below for more details.