High school Ministry

Youth Ministry is on Summer Break! There are no Wednesday night meetings until August 14th. Contact a leader if you have questions!

Who We Are

The High School Ministry at FCBC is for all students grades 9-12 who are committed to Christ and desire a deeper relationship with him. Thirst Youth Group aims to come alongside parents in the shepherding, teaching, and discipling ministries entrusted to them by providing a Christ-centered community in which students can develop and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. The team behind High School Ministry is made up of of leaders who love the Lord and our students! 

What We Do

Youth Group at FCBC is for all students grades 6-12 , and meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the church. We aim to foster an adoration for Christ through worship, preaching, small group times, and fellowship. We pray that this gospel-centered community provides the buoyancy that students need in order to seek out Jesus as they navigate some of life’s first obstacles. Leaders strive to point high school students to God and His community in every aspect of life. 

How to Get Involved

Please join us on any Wednesday night! We'd love to meet you, get to know you better, and get you plugged in with other High Schoolers. Click the buttons below to view the Youth Calendar and subscribe to the Youth Newsletter for more information on upcoming events and ways to get involved. We are always looking for more help, whether that be leading a small group or creatively fostering times of fellowship (i.e., setting up fun hangs). If you are an adult interested in serving High Schoolers, please reach out to Jake!

Jake Petty

High School Director

The Team

Our volunteers are both parents of students in the ministry and those who simply have a heart for Youth Ministry. Our goal is to take a “Priesthood of All Believers” mentality (1 Peter 2), which means that our volunteers are involved at multiple levels of our weekly Youth Ministry efforts, while still holding down full-time jobs or families!

Primarily, our volunteers serve as Small Group Leaders. This is a weekly position of leading, shepherding, and encouraging a smaller group of students that are differentiated in grade-specific categories. It’s a huge task!

Reach out to your student’s small group leader with the information below!


9th Grade:
Richard Putman (208) 573-9623

10th Grade:
Sean Nelson (208) 921-3239

11th – 12th Grade:
Alex Putman (208) 409-1336

Jake Petty (480) 316-2379


9th Grade:
Lindsey Pease (208) 972-2218

10th Grade:
Brie Carns (818) 736-7932

11th-12th Grade:
Natalie Nelson (208) 991-8527

Christy Shambora (208) 957-1443