Our ministry with youth seeks to help young people know how their faith makes a real difference in their lives and the lives of others. It is a place where love, compassion, and honesty abound as we struggle together to become co-laborers with God, sharing Christ's love and the vision of God's kingdom with the world. The GFBC youth are a fun and committed group, meeting weekly for fellowship, discipleship, and faith formation. The youth also engage in special retreats and ministry projects throughout the year.
Sundays at 9:45am | Year-Round
All youth gather in the Youth Hall for announcements and prayer at 9:45am. Sunday School is a time to focus on God's Word and reflect on current issues our youth face in middle school and high school.
Youth Choir & Handbells
Sundays at 4:30pm (Choir) and at 5:15p (Handbells) | September through April
Please see the Music Ministry page for more details.
Alpha & Omega
Sundays at 3:00pm | September through April
Alpha and Omega is a time for growing together as friends and as Christ’s followers. We play games, worship together with singing, and have guided discussions about what it really means to be Christ’s disciples. Lessons are focused around the liturgical year, with special studies during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
Second Wednesday Meal and Fellowship
Second Wednesday of the Month at 5:30 | September through May,
Every Second Wednesday of the month from September to May, the church meets for Community Meal at 5:30, followed by fun activities for the youth. Come join us!
Our Youth also participate in retreats, mission trips, and fellowship activities. These include:
- Fall and Spring retreats
- Senior Retreat
- Passport Camp
- Summer Mission Trip
- Youth Kick-Off Party
- Advent Party
- Summer Swim Party
- Winter Bonfire
In addition to a specialized youth program, we seek to integrate GFBC Youth into many aspects of church life. Youth lead the congregation in worship on Youth and Graduation Sundays. They read scripture, lead litanies, pray, sing, and play instruments. On Graduation Sunday, our high school seniors give their testimonies in worship. Youth serve as leaders during Vacation Bible School and work with our Sanctuary Adornment committee to decorate the Sanctuary for Advent. Youth are encouraged to attend business meetings and church-wide fellowship events. Youth are an integral part of our Community Partnership program through their involvement with the Backpack Buddy program and Food, Friends, and Fun ministry.
All 6th-12th graders are welcome and included—we would love to have you join us!