life groups

Life Groups are a crucial part of who we are as a Student Ministry. The Bible stresses the importance of having others hold us accountable and walk with us through the Christian life.


Life Groups exist for three main purposes:

•discipleship: having an older believer being intentional and modeling a personal growing walk with Christ

•accountability: helping students understand and live in obedience to God’s word with the help of their peers

•relationships: showing students they have fellow believers that love and care about them


Life Groups meet on Sunday nights at 6 pm at FBCO and will begin in September. Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year!



past events

  • Middle School retreat

    A retreat to help middle school students grow in their personal walk with Jesus and grow in community with each other. The theme of the Weekend was “Views”. We used the story of the Prodigal Son to help the students see what is filling their view. Ryan Snell & Logan Creasy led the weekend.

  • Summer camp 2016

    We had an amazing week at camp in Ocoee, TN. Several students made decisions to follow Jesus with their lives. Our theme was "Ascend" and we studied the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7.  Watch our recap video belwo

  • Orlando mission trip 2016

    We had a great week partnering with John Evans and Renovation Church in Orlando. Check out the blog for the recap videos, blog posts, and pictures.

  • Costa Rica Mission Trip

    March 2016. We had an incredible week serving in Costa Rica! You can read our daily recaps at fbcostudents.org

  • Disciple Now 2016

    Check out the highlight video


    With “Relationship Goals” as the theme of the weekend, Andy Blanks taught us what it looks like to have godly relationships with our boyfriend/girlfriend, our parents, our friend groups, and how to have a healthy relationship with God. Ryan Snell and his band did a great job of leading us in worship. 

  • summer camp 2015

    Illuminate

    Watch the highlight video on the media page


    We had an incredible Summer Camp experience in Ocoee, TN. We zip-lined through the Smoky Mountains, rock climbed, and white water rafted down the Ocoee River, and we had times of worship and Bible study, learning about how Jesus illuminates our lives. We had 20 students make decisions to surrender their lives to Christ!

  • miami mission trip

    Multiply Miami

    Watch the highlight video on the media page


    Our students and adults were the hands and feet of Jesus in Miami, FL. Some highlights of the trip were definitely singing at the Miami Rescue Mission to 200+ men, prayer walks at the port, singing at the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, building and experiencing community among the youth group, and we can’t forget the countless dozens of Krispy Kreme donuts that students passed out each day. Working alongside Christ Centered Church and helping them spread the word about their new church coming to the Doral community was an eye-opening experience to many of our students. It was a reminder of how blessed we are to live in an area with many Bible believing/teaching churches.

  • disciple now 2015

    Community Weekend

    Watch the highlight video on the media page


    Disciple Now 2015 was a weekend full of community building and a time of learning and experiencing what the church should look like, according to Jesus. Our D-Now speaker, Adam Robinson, lead us through Scripture and helped us see what it looked like to have a Student Ministry rooted in Christ, and how to love each other with a sacrificial love. The reality is that we gravitate to being friends with people who are just like us. We invest our time into people that have similar interests, hobbies, goals, and personalities. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when we close ourselves off to people who are too different or people who are unlike us, we aren’t loving people like Jesus commands us to. The bottom line is we need each other. Jesus says that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and that if we are a unified body, we will work more effectively for His kingdom.

  • Middle School mania

    We had a blast at Middle School Mania this year! This event is for 7th-8th grade students. We had inflatables, pizza, dodgeball tournament, games, prizes and giveaways!