First Baptist Church of Rome is a great place for students. Our student ministry has many opportunities for youth, 7-12th grade to become involved in our community as well as deepen their own discipleship and relationship with God. Our vision for ministry is best shared through our church's mission statement, seeking His heart, being His hands.
We seek Christ's heart in many ways. We seek His heart through retreats. Each summer, usually in July, we attend a youth camp, Passport (www.passportcamps.org) that deepens our students' faith and offers them an opportunity to get away, grow their own faith, and grow together as a group. We also have a fall retreat, winter retreat, and attend March Mission Madness each year. Our retreats are a good way to continually ground our group, offer them times to get away and recharge, as well as deepen individual faith walks.
We seek Christ's heart through regular programming. We seek Christ's heart each Wednesday night, during Wednesday's Connection, a youth oriented worship service in our Youth Room. We sing, play games, and think about how our life as Christians is relevant today, through the use of modern media. We also offer small groups, which are on Sunday nights at 6:15. These groups are broken up by age and offer small group interaction on a deeper level.
We seek to be Christ's hands as well. Our ministry goes on mission often. Each summer our students participate in an In Town Mission Week. While most kids are off at the beach or on a family vacation, our students are being the hands and feet of Christ in more needy areas of Rome and Floyd County.
Youth Ministry at First Baptist Church is a place where students can find fellowship, transparent relationships, bible study, and fun. As your child grows into young men and women, we hope you will find a home at First Baptist Church and in youth ministry. We would love to walk along side you as we all seek His heart, and be His hands in our world.