Student Ministries Update

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger

One thing that drew me to work for FBCK was the congregation’s love for the youth.  Your support of the teens has been evident in your support of our spaghetti dinners and your donations for our garage sale.  All of our fundraising events were a great success! I know I speak for every student in the Garage when I say thank you for walking alongside us as we raised money for youth missions, specifically our trip coming up in June to Washington D.C.

Over the past four years, serving as the FBCK Student Minister, I have seen hundreds of kids come through the Garage.  Sunday morning, May 21st, we will see a few more move on to their next stage of life.  Daniel Brandon, Jessica Kilgore, Wes Whelen, Britta Dalton, Lindsay Queen, Dillon Lucas, Morgan Hush, Savion Bacon, Caitlin Cantley, just to name a few.  This past Sunday night at the Garage as these seniors took the stage I noticed something spectacular.  Eight out of the nine were a product of someone inviting them.  Eight out of nine!!  That means our students are doing an extraordinary job of fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28).  As each student spoke, they shared their plans to join some type of campus ministry and a local church near their respective universities.  As their Student Minister, I was godly proud of each of them and I am fully confident that God will use them as they go on to new stages in life.  They have been poured into and entrusted with God’s word and I am fully confident they will go out and entrust it to others (2 Tim 2:2). 

Graduation Sunday will be Sunday, May 21st.  Not only will the high school seniors be recognized that morning but so will the college graduates.  GRADS: Whichever service you attend, please come 15 minutes prior with your cap and gown, if you choose.  We will invite you to come forward at the beginning of the service to be recognized.  All graduates interested please contact Jeremy at 304-654-1084

At the end of each Garage season we hold a service called, “Pass the Baton”.  This service will be held IMMEDIATELY following the 2nd service on the 21st at Eugenia Dameron’s home.  It is a covered dish cookout (We supply the burgers and dogs) and it is open to anyone in the congregation.  Please contact me for directions.  At this service our seniors pass down leadership and implore the younger students to carry on Garage tradition, to remain faithful, walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8), and to not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:16).  We hope you can be a part of this inspiring tradition.

--Jeremy