Have you ever wondered about this question? If you’re in high school, this is especially for you! If you are way past high school, what is happening with teenagers may be a total mystery to you, so here’s some insight for everyone.
Elevate is the name of the high school ministry at FBC, and it’s led by Dallas Hamm along with his team of amazing volunteer leaders.
Having fun is what happens on Tuesday nights, with lots of fun and games starting at 6:30 (spike ball anyone?) and a once-a-month trip where everyone goes some place great for an Elevate Outing. In August, it’ll be to Strikes in Elk Grove for bowling! Other outings will be to mini-golf, laser tag, and the bigger better hunt.
Learning about Jesus Bible teaching that’s easy to understand and relates to your real life is always part of Sunday mornings (9:45 am) and Tuesday nights. The best part is you get to talk about it afterwards in a smaller group with friends and a leader who stays with your group throughout high school. The small groups are age and gender based.
Hanging out with friends Every Tuesday night, there’s plenty of relaxed time with your friends as part of the weekly meeting. There are games to play, great food and music while you talk about your week and catch up with everyone.
Getting to sing and worship God Music is a fun and wonderful way to tell God how much we love him, and at Elevate we have great music!
Going to awesome places How does camping on the roof of a houseboat on the Delta sound? Or going to the high Sierras to Hume Lake for a week of summer camp? Getting away on amazing trips with friends makes memories that last.
Getting stretched by being a servant Opportunities like Camp Barnabas in Missouri are important times to see what it’s like to really serve in the Body of Christ. Some students have the responsibility of doing the behind the scenes work that makes the camp happen by cooking or cleaning. Others take on the job of caring one-on-one 23/7 for a camper that has a disability so that they can have a great camping experience. Those who have been to Camp Barnabas say it’s the hardest best thing they’ve ever done!
Being part of the Body of Christ at FBC High school students have a lot to offer the body of Christ, and are a very important part of it. Some use their musical gifts by joining the musical worship team, others serve communion, or help put on dinners for single seniors. Being an active part of the church is important for everyone.
Getting to know Dallas Hamm and other awesome ministry volunteers
Dallas says his favorite thing is getting to be friends with high school people. He loves hanging out at Starbucks, coming to sports events, and being one-on-one with people. FBC is lucky to have such a great guy for our high school pastor, right?
And what if you’re the parent of a high school student? Check out the FBC high school website tab on the church website (fbclodi.org) and keep up with what’s happening. There’s a response form if you have questions, concerns, or want to get involved. There are articles about parenting a teen, and information about what the youth group is talking about so you can be in on the discussion. There’s even an app for your phone called Parent Cue that makes it all easy!
8:30am & 11:00am