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First Baptist Church Gardner Kansas

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Our youth ministry exists to connect Christians together to grow in their faith and to honor God through love and action to reach humanity for Christ

Youth Singing at Bethel Neighborhood Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Youth in Kramer Center at First Baptist Church

Meeting times

Grades 7 to 12 - Thursday Night @ 7:00

Small Group - Sunday Night @ 6:00

Words From The Youth Pastor

In our youth ministry I have talked about the 5 main components of a healthy ministry.  These components are Fellowship, Worship, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Ministry.  These components are taken out of two verses: the great commission (Matthew 28: 19-20) and the greatest commandment (Mark 12:30-31).

Our Thursday night meeting focuses on 3 of these components (fellowship, worship, and evangelism).  We have a small group that meets on Sunday evening.  This meeting focuses primarily on fellowship and discipleship.

The component that is missing in these two meetings is ministry.  The youth team is very excited about a youth ministry team called “Hands”.  The goal of this team is to go into the community and serve others.  The idea is to go out into the community a minimum of twice a month to serve others.  This service may be by helping the elderly with yard work, or helping out at the soup kitchen at the rescue mission or even picking up trash around the community.  The key verse of this ministry team is 1 John 3:18, “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”  The purpose of this ministry is to give the youth an opportunity to serve, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

There is a joy that comes from serving others, because in serving others we are serving Christ.  We want the youth to experience this joy that comes with serving Christ.

In Christ,

Jason Porter

Youth Pastor




Youth Mission Trip - Colorado