Three core values especially guide the way we invest in the teenagers at FBC:
1. Authority and centrality of the Bible
God grows us by the Bible (Acts 20:32; 2 Timothy 3:16–17), so we labor to make it the core focus of our Youth Ministry. We want the Bible to be the center of our faith and practice, so we seek to teach it accurately and clearly and to obey it in our everyday lives.
2. Parental responsibility
We believe that God entrusts parents with the primary responsibility of teaching His truth to their children (Deuteronomy 6:5–9; Ephesians 6:4) and that the local church should encourage their efforts. We long to support, encourage, and come alongside parents as they carry out their God-given responsibility.
3. Church integration
We believe that whole-family involvement in the church is the best environment for teenagers. We view the youth ministry as part of the larger church body. The New Testament commends cross-generational edification (Titus 2:1–8).