The Student Ministry at Richmond's First Baptist Church provides bible study, christian formation; and opportunities for service and missions to students grade 6 through college level.

YOUTH 1 Activity Schedule (Grades 6 & 7)


9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Bible Studies, Suite LL (Lower Level) 18
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Youth Choir, Choir Suite LL10
5:40 - 6:00 p.m. Snack Supper, Suite LL35
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Small Group Bible Study, Suite LL18


6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Y1 Adventure, LL18
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Y1 Choice

Youth 1 student ministry for 6th and 7th graders at First Baptist is designed specifically for this age group as we actively explore how our faith intersects our everyday lives. We spend time each week focusing on three things: 

  1. Discovering our unique gifts and using them to serve God, our church and our community, 
  2. Learning about the roots of, not only our Baptist traditions, but also universal church traditions, as well as how we work to become more fluent in expressing our faith,  
  3. Following the liturgical calendar in our Sunday morning Bible study time, we learn and experience the grand story of God’s love for us as told in scripture and expressed through art, music and literature.

Our weekly time together is sweetened by time spent laughing and talking and playing together. In addition we retreat together in the fall, hold a DiscipleNow weekend in the winter and go on mission together in the summer. 

For more information about Youth 1 contact Ann Carter, Youth One Associate.

YOUTH 2 Activity Schedule (Grades 8-12)

Youth 2 Service Hours Guidelines form

Youth 2 Fall Retreat - September 1-3 Shine. Live. Love. at Camp Willow Run, Littleton, NC. Rising 8th-12th graders, you really don’t want to miss this! Engage in worship, community and relationships. Download and fill out the Camp Willow Run waiver. Sign up with Hope Cumbia in the church office. Cost is $110 as space is available. Registration closes August 22.


9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Bible Studies, Third Floor
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Youth Ensemble or Girls' Ensemble, Choir Suite LL10
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Youth Choir, Choir Suite LL10
5:45 - 6:00 p.m. Snack Supper, Suite LL35
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Small Groups, Third Floor


6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Half Time, Suite 300
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Creative Teams

Youth 2 offers teenagers grades 8-12 chances to develop meaningful relationships with God and with other teenagers. We worship God. We meet together often. We read God’s word. We take time to get to know one another intimately. We celebrate our relationship with God and our friendships with one another. We notice when there are people around us who need help, and we help them. We learn and practice spiritual disciplines. We have adult leaders who coach us to live life to the full. We encourage the teenagers’ parents. We are learning how to realize and experience God’s love, and then love one another in real ways with God love.

Service Hours Guidelines

Service hours have been designed to keep students from doing multiple fund-raisers during the year; they benefit both the youth and the church. Service hours are a prerequisite and have to be completed in order for students to be eligible to go on the Youth 2 Mission Trip. When a youth completes 12 pre-approved service hours for First Baptist, the Endowment Fund will cover the housing costs for the mission trip in the summer.



9:45 - 10:45 p.m.– Bible Studies, Pusey House, 1st Floor (2705 Park Avenue, behind main church building)


7:45 p.m.– Group Meeting, Third Floor
Times and locations during the summer are subject to change. 

The college-age ministry provides Bible study, faith formation and fellowship opportunities for college-age young adults, including those who have graduated from the youth ministry and students attending local colleges seeking an academic-year faith community. The ministry is designed for young adults who have not found their professional career path and are seeking fellowship and study opportunities that apply scripture and faith principles to the transitional period between school and work lives. The college-age ministry meets on Sunday mornings for fellowship and Bible study and on Wednesday evenings for prayer, fellowship and faith application discussions.

For more information about Youth 2 or College contact Bart Dalton, Minister to Students.