Each summer we travel to youth camp for a time of intense discipleship, worship, and revival. Recently, our group has been attending Centrifuge camps at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, which is where we’ll be going again this year. All students are encouraged to join us for this experience and to bring their friends. At youth camp, lost are saved, weary hearts are rekindled, and the faithful are encouraged to the glory of God. See Michael George or Teresa Staggs for more detailed information.
Also known by its abbreviation DNow, Disciple Now is a weekend youth retreat we host on the first weekend in January. Students engage in focused times of worship, fellowship, Bible study, small groups, and discipleship led by college students. This is often a time when lasting memories are made and important life change takes place. It’s a great way to get the New Year started right!
We know from the passage at the end of Matthew 28 that service and sharing the Good News with others is essential to living out God’s plan for our lives. Youth have a variety of opportunities to serve others throughout the year, whether it’s as a volunteer in a ministry area of the church, through Upward Sports ministry, at the Good Samaritan food bank, or with one of our national or international missions teams. We are always looking for more ways to make Him known and share His love with the world!
Praiseworks is a worship arts camp held each summer at Ouachita Baptist University which was created to help train youth in a variety of ways related to the arts in worship. From sound and lighting, to dance and guitar, youth who attend Praiseworks are taught to use their imaginations and skills to both worship and help lead others in worship to God. Check out the Arkansas Baptist State Convention website for more info!
May of each year presents our church family with a difficult yet cherished time where we celebrate and send off our graduating class of Seniors. Each year we invite senior youth and their families to attend a banquet in their honor. We also celebrate them in our worship service on a Sunday morning together with the whole church. And lastly, we sponsor and facilitate a Senior Trip in conjunction with camp to share one last youth trip with them. This year’s trip will be to Atlanta, GA!
We love to support our local schools and the youth who participate in them. Every football season, we host several tailgates and 5th Quarters to share our support with the community. Any one is welcome to participate! We serve food, play tailgating games, listen to music, and give away door prizes. It’s a fun way to get out and love on our community.