All Junior and Senior High students are welcome!
We would love to have you come and check out what we offer teens! Our Youth Ministry exists to reach students for Jesus Christ and to connect them through meaningful relationships. Here you can find accountability through your peers as well as caring adults that want to help you learn about God, His Word, and the difference it can make in your life. We seek to grow students who honor God with their lives and serve others out of a passion for Him!
Sunday mornings at 9:15, our Jr. & Sr. High students meet in the Youth Center for assembly prior to their Sunday School Classes. At 10:30, join the other teens in the worship center for the morning service.
Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00
Our Jr. and Sr. High students meet in the Youth Center every Wednesday for a midweek youth service – Souled Out! Formats differ each week, but we always offer students a chance to study, grow, and worship together.
Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 as we rehearse with our Youth Choir. This is a great way to serve the Lord, to serve the church, and to bring Him praise!
FBT Youth Pastor
Chris Edwards has now been the Youth Pastor at Florence Baptist Temple for 29 years. If you have any questions about the FBT Youth ministry, contact Chris at [email protected].
We’ve enjoyed an all-nighter at Southgate Bowling Center every year for our 6th – 12th graders! This is a fun time of fellowship that includes a gospel presentation, plenty of chaperones, and fun challenges & chances to win prizes throughout the night! Keep an eye on our Events page for this year’s Bowl-A-Thon date!
We have seen so many teens make pivotal decisions over the years at camp. At FBT, we believe that youth camp is the most important week in the life of a teenager. We spend a week at River Oaks Retreat Center, filling our time there with games, competitions, and fun memories, as well as devotions & nightly sermons for spiritual growth. Keep an eye on our Events page for this year’s Youth Camp dates & registration!
What to bring:
+Bible, pen, notebook
+Sleeping bag & pillow
+Towels, washcloths, & toiletries
+Appropriate activity clothes
+Swimsuit (one piece for the ladies)
+Clothes for services
+Spending money for the snack shop & lunch on the way home Friday
What not to bring:
+Fireworks, water balloons, shaving cream, etc.
+Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs, weapons of any kind
+Ipods, Ipads, MP3 players, magazines. Phones are allowed, but must stay in the cabin.
+T-shirts with questionable advertisement or immodest clothing
+An uncooperative spirit
+Any snacks with peanuts in them – we have a no peanut policy
River Oaks Retreat
180 Youth Camp Road
Honea Path SC, 29654
2023 YC Dates:
Monday, July 17th – leave FBT @ 8:00 AM
Friday, July 21st – return to FBT @ 3:00PM
Youth Choir Tour
Every year, our faithful Youth Choir members spend a week serving at a church revival – hosting back yard bible clubs, visiting & inviting neighborhoods, and singing for the church services! We choose partner with a different church each year, some in neighboring cities and some in different states! Keep an eye on our event calendar for our next Youth Choir Tour – but go ahead and begin serving in our Youth Choir so you’ll meet the participant standards!
Middle School Discipleship
Our Middle School Discipleship is the heart of our program to develop your teens! We use this time to go through booklets together & in our own time that draw hearts closer to God and the truths of His Word. With faithful attendance, they can earn an overnight trip to see the Atlanta Braves play!
Middle School Discipleship resumes March 2024
Since there is so much difference of opinion about what is considered modest, we wanted to list our expectations. This list is designed for camp, but should be the minimum standard for all youth activities.
• Fingertip length shorts (this includes athletic type skirts)
• No low-cut shirts
• No strapless tops, unless worn under a sweater
• One-piece swimsuits (at camp)
• Boys must wear a shirt to and from the pool & pond (at camp)
• No crop tops (stomach is to be covered)
• No cut off shirts
• No shirts with more than a 3 inch gap under the arm
• No vulgar logos or wording on clothing
Students may be asked to change if not complying with the above expectations. Let’s all work together to keep our focus in the proper place!