Venture Student Ministry is at its core a ministry to two groups of people: students between 6th and 12th grade and their parents. Our Associate Pastor of Students, Caleb Harris, leads this ministry alongside a group of excellent adult volunteers. Venture Student Ministry meets at least once a week with the goal of reaching our mission and vision.
Venture Student Ministry serves as a ministry within the church body of Maumelle First Baptist Church and the wider, global body of Christ. Our student ministry exists as a partner to the parents and guardians of students in our local area for the duty of spiritually training those students in the areas of biblical knowledge, actionable discipleship, service, worship, and evangelism. It is our mission to create meaningful connections between students and the church body in order to foster an impactful faith which lasts their entire lifetime.
Current Venture Student Ministry Vision
We envision that within two years we will see most of our students being mentored through personal, intentional relationships with members of our church body. As our students grow older and more mature in their faith due to these mentoring relationships, we will additionally see them take responsibility through starting discipleship relationships with younger, less spiritually mature Christians. Through adult mentorships and student-to-student discipleship, we will see students enveloped in a loving community of discipleship and faith.
We envision that within three years a select number of students will be strong enough in their faith to step up into a role of leadership within our student ministry, assisting the adult leaders through sharing insights into the minds of students and being ambassadors of the ministry to the student portion of our church body. They will be given ample opportunities to learn about spiritual leadership through hands-on activities, such as leading a devotion or assisting in the organization of an event.
We envision that over the course of five years, hundreds of students’ lives will be touched and many students will come to accept Jesus as the Lord and Savior of their lives. Additionally, our students will be given multiple opportunities to live out the Great Commission as they serve locally, around our state, and beyond.
Venture Worship Night
Every Wednesday night, we come together as a youth group to fellowship together, spend time in powerful worship, and hear a message from Pastor Caleb. Below is the general schedule of Worship Nights:
- 05:30 – 06:30 pm – Fellowship and Free Meal Provided
- 06:30 – 07:30 pm – Worship and Lesson
- 07:30 – 08:00 pm – Post-Worship Hangout Time
This summer, we have a bunch of exciting plans in store for our students. We seek to keep parents and helpers informed with the major dates. The following is our current tentative schedule for the summer. Therefore, the following dates are be subject to change and events added or removed if deemed necessary.
- Worldview Movie Nights: May 25th and June 1st
- Student Service Day: June 15th
- The Venture Games (1 of 3): June 22nd
- Super Summer Arkansas JV: June 25th-June 28th
- Super Summer Arkansas SR: June 28th-July 2nd
- The Venture Games (2 of 3): July 27th
- Magic Springs Trip: August 3rd
- Student Service Day: August 10th
- The Venture Games (3 of 3): August 17th
- Parent Information Night: August 31st
- Fall Session of Venture Begins: September 7th