Come to the table

FBCP's Youth Ministry provides a space for students sixth to twelfth grade to seek Christ while doing life together. We pursue this mission through intentionally seeking an authentic community that offers all people a place to belong, regardless of one's scars, heartaches, and personal struggles. We strive daily to love our neighbor as we love ourselves and to seek the abundant life that Jesus intends for each of us. At FBCP, all are invited to come to the table. 

There is always space for another chair!

Youth Ministry During COVID-19

In the midst of the current global pandemic, our ministries have changed and adapted to meet the needs of our students and their families. At this time, we are meeting in the Loft on Sundays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Students and adults must all wear masks when inside the building. Hand sanitizer is available, and all of our games are no-contact. For more information about youth ministry during COVID-19, please email Pastor Nikki.

First Baptist Church Plainfield will respond according to government mandates and updates, which means our ministry plans and schedules are fluid and subject to change. The most current information can be found on our website, Facebook, or by contacting the office.

Navigating Covid-19

We miss the days when we could gather together, share a meal, and discuss the highs and lows of our week before diving into Scripture. Although our prayer and deep hope is that we will soon be able to resume more regular ministry meetings, we must press on with our new reality, navigating the day-to-day changes to our expectations, schedules, and relationships due to COVID-19. This means that even the best laid plans must sometimes change. The current youth ministry schedule involves meeting once per week: on Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30

We sit 6 feet apart in the Loft, masks on at all times, and we play games and study the Bible. However, the ways in which the pandemic will impact us are unpredictable, and sometimes youth group must be cancelled with little notice. The best way to stay informed is to join the GroupMe thread for the youth group. Want to be in the know? Send Nikki an email and let her know about your interest today!

the commandment

When asked which commandment in the law was the most important, Jesus replied:

"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." - Matthew 22:37-39

This, then is our mission: to love God with everything that we have, and then to love our neighbor, which is everyone, as we love ourselves.

beyond the walls

At First Baptist, we are dedicated to reaching our community while seeking Jesus and doing life together. This means that youth ministry continues long after we've left the building. Students are given opportunities throughout the year to participate in service, be that through mission trips, serving members of the congregation through providing childcare or assisting with home projects, or volunteering locally.

Students are encouraged to live out their faith daily at school, work, and home. Establishing connections between students and congregation mentors allows for our multi-generational mission to extend beyond Sunday services. With a core mission of being an authentic community, members of the youth group are challenged to move outside of their comfort zone to bring about the Kingdom of God in the here and now each and every day.

welcoming pastor nikki

In May 2019, Nikki Edrington joined the staff as the associate pastor for youth and young adults. As the youth program undergoes changes, her main focus remains to build up the community of students within the church while aiming to reach others in the community.

To read more about Nikki, visit our leadership page.

Questions about the youth program? 

Contact Pastor Nikki at