Students

Come, follow me,  ” Jesus said, “  and I will send you out to fish for people.   Mark 1:17

Welcome to Reel Life Student Ministry

Mission Statement:
Building relationships with students, telling them about Jesus, and making them disciples.
First Baptist Venice has a dynamic student ministry! Our mission statement is “Building relationships with students, telling them about Jesus, and making them disciples.” We accomplish this by building long-term meaningful relationships with students. These relationships grow and develop through various programs and activities within the student ministry. Some of the activities and programs we do at Reel Life are: #theLure (a once-a-month student worship night when we go all out with music, games, food, and evangelistic message); Sunday morning connection groups; Sunday evening outreaches like Ultimate Frisbee, beach volleyball, pool parties, movie nights, etc.; Wednesday night worship, FUGE summer camp, Rock the Universe; campouts; and various other trips and events. If you are a student 6th-12th grade, we would love for you to come visit us, hang out with us, and get involved with our student ministry!

Beginning May 2, students are encouraged to attend the 9am service at the Lakefront and then student connection will start immediately following at 10am under the gazebo.
The Lakefront Church  |  3100 Executive Dr  |  Venice, FL 34292


We love our children and our volunteers. We require volunteers to undergo a background check and training with a ministry leader. If you have asked to volunteer in our student ministry please click HERE to complete your background check and a  ministry leader will contact you soon.

The Lure

The Lure is our youth group night that meets every Wed night 6-7pm in the youth room (Building F located at 210 Nassau St). All 6th - 12th grade students are welcome. We have pizza, candy, and drinks available for purchase. We play games and have a message that is relevant to issues and topics teenagers are currently dealing with.
Connection Class: The student connection class is a more in depth Bible study that meets on Sunday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30am in the youth room. Chocolate Chip pancakes and OJ are served for FREE!

Youth Podcast

A podcast for teenagers (and one that parents enjoy as well). It's FREE!! It's less than 30 minutes (most of the time - haha) of your time each week to get some applicable Biblical TRUTH!
Learn to love podcasts - they allow you to multi-task! Listen while: exercising, driving, doing chores, getting ready in the morning, while at work (if allowed), while eating, etc. You can also download the podcasts when you have Wi-Fi and then listen whenever and wherever you are without needing wi-fi or using data! Then delete the episode once you are done.
Parents, I encourage you to subscribe and listen as well. You will likely enjoy/benefit from some of these messages as well not to mention it would be good for you to hear what your teen is learning/hearing.
New episodes will be released every Wed.

iTunes allows for you to Rate and Review the podcast...PLEASE take 2 minutes to do this!! This will help other students find the podcast easier and allow it to be seen more! THANKS!
To listen on iTunes, click on the link below:
Listen on iTunes Here

To listen on Spotify, click on the link below:
Listen on Spotify Here

We are going to try a new location for Fuge this summer! It's new for Fuge and it's just up the road! I know this is good and bad! Good that we don't have the long bus ride but bad that we don't get out of FL!
Fuge is only doing 1 week of the summer at this location so we will be going to Lakeland the week of July 12-16th. Since it's so close we can actually leave on Monday morning (July 12th) and we will get back around noon on Friday, July 16th.
The cost is $325. However we will be doing a couple fundraisers to help offset this cost. We NEVER want money to be a factor in a student NOT going with us to Fuge!
$50 Deposits Due Now
For more information about Fuge camps: Click Here
Medical Release Form: Click Here
FYI - they have several types of camps but we are doing Centrifuge

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