If you are a new FBC student ministry parent (or just feel like one…)- this message is specifically for you! We are so excited to have your student in our ministry. It’s an honor to get to work with them and you to help disciple your student to walk with Jesus for a lifetime. We, like you, aren’t really concerned with building a “big” student ministry. We want to build up teenage believers to become young adult disciples and adult disciples.
The question we get asked the most about First Student Ministry is, “How do I find out what’s going on?” Here are some of the answers:
Take home announcements: Almost every Wednesday and Sunday students are given an announcement sheet with many, if not all, of the upcoming events and activities listed on them. Many parents tell us they never see these- that may be true- but if you learn to expect to see them, you might come across them more often. Use these announcement sheets as an exercise in responsibility. That’s what we are trying to do…
Printed Fall Calendar: For looking at things in the big picture pick up or print out the four month calendar that will be available online and outside the cafe beginning the first of September. This calendar will have all our major events and activities in calendar form so you can see what is coming up months ahead of time. Please know this won’t contain all are events and dates on that calendar can change in a pinch, but more than likely what you see there is the road map for our semester.
Email Notification: Click here to subscribe to the FSM News and Updates page of the web site and you will receive an email every time there is updated student news on the site. This is great if you check email regularly and would click a simple link to see what’s has been most recently posted on our web site. During the Fall and Spring this is done every week or two. During the summer it is less often due to our quirky schedule.
Text Notification: We use the Remind app to text students and parents in a safe and effective way. Simply text @fsmparent to 81010 and you will be automatically added to our text alert list which will send text messages to remind you about upcoming events or alert you to changes in schedule.
Facebook: If you are on Facebook you can ‘like’ our student ministry page at Student Ministry @FBC Katy. We are constantly sending reminders, updates and tid-bits of goodness that you won’t want to miss. I also try to send each web page update to the Facebook page so even those updates are available on Facebook. If you set you Facebook/phone to send you notifications on your phone when this page is updated, a small alert will let you know something new was posted on our Facebook. Even if you use Facebook for nothing else except FSM news, it might be worth it.
We are also on Instagram at firstkatystudents if you want to check out some photos of our students and keep up with us that way. Instagram is less about large amounts of information, and more about tidbits, pictures and reminders. But it is a fun way to see what’s happening.
As always please feel free to call, text or write me with questions! firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-502-4669 (cell)
*NO MIDWEEK :: AUG. 19TH / AUG. 26TH
*KATY KRUD WAR :: AUG. 26TH / 6:30PM-8PM / REC FIELD BEHIND CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES
COTHA is located off Grand Parkway South between Kingsland and Highland Knolls (1225 W Grand Parkway South Katy, TX 77494) This is a fun food fight event planned by several area student ministries. There is no cost, but sign up is required Click Here.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL PROMOTION :: AUG. 30TH.
We will be promoting our Sunday School classes this coming Sunday! Our new 7th graders are already in their new class which meets in the “clubhouse” room 222. Our new freshman will be moving into their new 9th and 10th grade class which meets in the Cafe. And our new 11th graders will be moving into their 11th and 12th grade class which will now meet in room 219.
*TEAM XTREME MANDATORY MEETING FOR RETURNING AND PROSPECTIVE TEAM MEMBERS :: AUG. 30TH :: 4PM :: FBC CAFE
If you are in 8th-12th grade and would like to join Team Xtreme this Fall please fill out the application on the children’s or student page at fbckaty.com and join us at our upcoming meeting. If you are a returning member you don’t need to fill out the application, but you MUST attend the meeting or make arrangements with Jon or Gaylin BEFORE the meeting. Parents are also welcome to come to hear about our renewed vision, purpose and responsibilities of being a member of Team Xtreme.
Team Xtreme is a group of 8th-12th graders who are serving our children’s ministry by providing leadership during the 9:30am hour or “Kidz Worship” on Sunday mornings. Members must be baptized believers who have shown a growing walk with Jesus and a heart for children.
*MIDWEEK FALL KICK-OFF :: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2ND :: 6PM :: FBC CAFE
If you are a 7th-12th grade student the place to be on Wednesday nights is FBC Katy. It’s a great place to connect with friends, share some laughs, but most importantly, open God’s word for a time of study and reflection. See you there!
*LABOR DAY WEEKEND :: SUNDAY, SEPT. 6TH :: NO SUNDAY SCHOOL :: ONE CHURCH SERVICE @ 10AM
We are looking forward to having our friend and partner in ministry Pastor Teo Mihoc, pastor of the Jibou Baptist Church in Jibou, Romanian preaching in the single service this Sunday. Hope you will come hear his message and become as passionate as we are about the people and ministry happening in Romania.
*ONE FAMILY PARENT PARtNERSHIP DINNER :: SUNDAY, SEPT. 13TH :: 5PM :: FBC STUDIO
Bring a side dish to share and join us for a BBQ dinner with friends and church family. We are bringing together our children and student ministries for a night of introductions and fellowship. If you are new to our ministry to children or students this is the perfect time to hear about what we do, why we do it and how you can be involved. If you are a veteran in either of these ministries, come hear about what’s new and some of the great things that are happening at FBC this Fall. You bring the side dish, we’ll bring the meat and together we will have a great night of fun and fellowship.