67 Factory Road, Hampstead, NC 28443

910-270-3307

Sunday Worship at 10:15am

Office Hours M-Th 9am-2pm

office@hampsteadbaptist.org

Student Ministry

"How can a young person maintain a pure life? By guarding it according to your instructions."

~Psalm 119:9

We are glad you're interested in finding out more about our youth ministry! We believe that everyone needs a place to belong and where

they can learn about Jesus in a safe, trusted environment.  We also believe in regular Christian service for our community, and of course having lots of fun together!

We believe in building strong connections between the church and home, as home is the primary place where faith is formed. If you're a parent browsing this page, thank you for trusting us to be a part of your teen's spiritual journey.  It's a true honor. If you're a teen browsing this page, know that you and your friends are welcome-- really.  Whether you're a strong Christian, seeking Christian, or even if you're not sure you even believe in Christ, you are welcome.

"You are young, but don’t let anyone treat you as if you are not important. Be an example to show the believers how they should live. Show them by what you say, by the way you live, by your love, by your faith, and by your pure life."

~ 1 Timothy 4:12 (ERV)

We are glad you're interested in finding out more about our youth ministry! We believe that everyone needs a place to belong and where they can learn about Jesus in a safe, trusted environment.  We also believe in regular Christian service for our community, and of course having lots of fun together!

We believe in building strong connections between the church and home, as home is the primary place where faith is formed. If you're a parent browsing this page, thank you for trusting us to be a part of your teen's spiritual journey.  It's a true honor. If you're a teen browsing this page, know that you and your friends are welcome-- really.  Whether you're a strong Christian, seeking Christian, or even if you're not sure you even believe in Christ, you are welcome.

"You are young, but don’t let anyone treat you as if you are not important. Be an example to show the believers how they should live. Show them by what you say, by the way you live, by your love, by your faith, and by your pure life."  ~1 Timothy 4:12 (ERV)

We are glad you're interested in finding out more about our youth ministry! We believe that everyone needs a place to belong and where they can learn about Jesus in a safe, trusted environment.  We also believe in regular Christian service for our community, and of course having lots of fun together!

We believe in building strong connections between the church and home, as home is the primary place where faith is formed. If you're a parent browsing this page, thank you for trusting us to be a part of your teen's spiritual journey.  It's a true honor. If you're a teen browsing this page, know that you and your friends are welcome-- really.  Whether you're a strong Christian, seeking Christian, or even if you're not sure you even believe in Christ, you are welcome.

"You are young, but don’t let anyone treat you as if you are not important. Be an example to show the believers how they should live. Show them by what you say, by the way you live, by your love, by your faith, and by your pure life."

~1 Timothy 4:12 (ERV)

What We Teach

The HBC Youth Leadership Team (comprised of adult volunteer leaders, parent representatives, student representatives, and staff) all prayerfully work together to select curriculum/topics that offer study options that are meaningful for the youth in their various stages of faith and spiritual maturity. Whether a Christian or "Seeker" (not-yet-Christian), these options guide students to deepen their faith or perhaps to place faith in Christ for the first time.  No matter what, all students are welcome.  All our studies have small group discussion integrations and are not lecture-based.  See details below.

 

Journey Through the Storyline of Scripture

The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered, chronological Bible study that takes students on a three-year journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, to see how Christ connects with all of Scripture. Along the way, students will discover the big picture of what God has been doing throughout redemptive history, and what it means for them.  The students (grades 6-12) meet in "The Upper Room" (near the baptistry) with Mrs. Cindy Justice as their teacher in the "Bananas for Jesus" class.

Doubt is okay!  Think that's strange to read on a church website?  Well, the only problem with doubt is one thing-- silence.  Doubt is a good thing when it spurs one on toward searching and finding answers to those doubts.  To quote an ancient church father (Anselm of Canterbury), "It is faith that tries to figure out God, faith that can ask 'why' with confidence knowing that God is not threatened by our doubt."

  • What Is Doubt? (Mark 9:21-27)
  • Why We Doubt (Genesis 18:9-15)
  • Defeating Doubt (John 20:24-31)

This series will teach about what the cross and resurrection of Christ means.  Why is it important?  Why was it necessary?  Why does it matter?  What does it all mean and what difference does it make in the lives of humanity (in particular, the youth listening and discussing this content!)?  This series' goal is to guide students toward understanding faith in a way that makes sense.

This series moves beyond information (from the previous series) to a defense of that information.  In other words, the content from "The Cross & The Resurrection" only matters if it's true.  The content of the last series was taught from a vantage point assuming one believes it's true; however, how do we know it's true?  Now that students have heard, discussed, and hopefully understand they "what" and "why," the goal of this series is to guide them to understanding how to defend the veracity of Christianity-- that it's all true and impacts our lives not just for eternity, but now, too!

  • Week 1: Why I Believe in the Resurrection
  • Week 2: Why I Believe the Bible
  • Week 3: Why I Believe in an Afterlife
  • Week 4: Why I Believe in Creation
  • Week 5: Why I Believe in God

2023-2024 Events

Hampstead Baptist Church Student Ministry stays active, offering various recreational, service-oriented, and spiritual opportunities throughout the year.  The slideshow above highlights our 2023-2024 calendar (with past events in grayscale, upcoming events in color), giving an idea of what to expect during the school year.  The goal is to balance youth-only events with intergenerational events that include youth and adults.  For any overnight retreat, a permission/medical release form is required.  This form is good for one school year (and subsequent summer) and must be renewed each year.


What We Teach

The HBC Youth Leadership Team (comprised of adult volunteer leaders, parent representatives, student representatives, and staff) all prayerfully work together to select curriculum/topics that offer study options that are meaningful for the youth in their various stages of faith and spiritual maturity. Whether a Christian or "Seeker" (not-yet-Christian), these options guide students to deepen their faith or perhaps to place faith in Christ for the first time.  No matter what, all students are welcome.  All our studies have small group discussion integrations and are not lecture-based.  See details below.

 

Journey Through the Storyline of Scripture

The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered, chronological Bible study that takes students on a three-year journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, to see how Christ connects with all of Scripture. Along the way, students will discover the big picture of what God has been doing throughout redemptive history, and what it means for them.  The students (grades 6-12) meet in "The Upper Room" (near the baptistry) with Mrs. Cindy Justice as their teacher in the "Bananas for Jesus" class.

Doubt is okay!  Think that's strange to read on a church website?  Well, the only problem with doubt is one thing-- silence.  Doubt is a good thing when it spurs one on toward searching and finding answers to those doubts.  To quote an ancient church father (Anselm of Canterbury), "It is faith that tries to figure out God, faith that can ask 'why' with confidence knowing that God is not threatened by our doubt."

  • What Is Doubt? (Mark 9:21-27)
  • Why We Doubt (Genesis 18:9-15)
  • Defeating Doubt (John 20:24-31)

This series will teach about what the cross and resurrection of Christ means.  Why is it important?  Why was it necessary?  Why does it matter?  What does it all mean and what difference does it make in the lives of humanity (in particular, the youth listening and discussing this content!)?  This series' goal is to guide students toward understanding faith in a way that makes sense.

This series moves beyond information (from the previous series) to a defense of that information.  In other words, the content from "The Cross & The Resurrection" only matters if it's true.  The content of the last series was taught from a vantage point assuming one believes it's true; however, how do we know it's true?  Now that students have heard, discussed, and hopefully understand they "what" and "why," the goal of this series is to guide them to understanding how to defend the veracity of Christianity-- that it's all true and impacts our lives not just for eternity, but now, too!

  • Week 1: Why I Believe in the Resurrection
  • Week 2: Why I Believe the Bible
  • Week 3: Why I Believe in an Afterlife
  • Week 4: Why I Believe in Creation
  • Week 5: Why I Believe in God

2023-2024 Events

Hampstead Baptist Church Student Ministry stays active, offering various recreational, service-oriented, and spiritual opportunities throughout the year.  The slideshow above highlights our 2023-2024 calendar (with past events in grayscale, upcoming events in color), giving an idea of what to expect during the school year.  The goal is to balance youth-only events with intergenerational events that include youth and adults.  For any overnight retreat, a permission/medical release form is required.  This form is good for one school year (and subsequent summer) and must be renewed each year.


Leadership

HBC is blessed to have a team of adults who love Jesus and teenagers who are willing to serve in the youth ministry-- some directly and others behind-the-scenes.  Meet the team below:



Courtney Baribeault

Wed. Night Leader


Mary Bouchard

Wed. Night Leader


William Bouchard

Wed. Night Leader


Caleb Canuel

Student Rep


Meredith Canuel 

Parent Rep


Jonathan Hale

Student Pastor


Cindy Justice

Youth Sunday School


James Wei

Student Rep


Suzanne Wright

Parent Rep

Parents

Parents/Guardians are the primary spiritual influencers of their teens/kids. HBC desires to come alongside families to strengthen and resource them toward spiritual and holistic familial health.


Communication

Communication is key to successful interactions between the church and families. HBC Students' main form of communication is "Gloo." All students and parents are encouraged to utilize this resource.



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