NATCHEZ – The First Baptist Church of Natchez will inaugurate its new student center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
FBC Natchez announced the center in a sermon on June 20, 2021. The new student center is to help promote student ministry and provide more space for classes and fellowship. Acting student pastor Matt Martin said the center will be 5,000 to 6,000 square feet in size and will include classrooms, a worship area, a stove and refrigerator, and a lounge where students can relax. They plan to have video game systems in the living room.
“The student center tries to be a home for our students and provide a safe place and environment,” Martin said. “Right now we have about 30 children and the Family Life Center has 40 to 50 students. This student center will accommodate 80 to 100 students.
He said the student center will be built next to the family life center at the back of the church and will be connected to the family life center. Currently, students occupy a room upstairs in the Family Life Center.
Martin said the project will cost around $1.2 million. The majority of funds came from the congregation.
“It’s very generous of our people to give to this project. It’s nice to see the church uniting around a common goal,” Martin said.
According to the church’s website, the mission of FBC’s student ministry is to reach lost children in Miss-Lou with the gospel and equip students to lead in the future.
“Our goal is to be a group that loves Jesus and wants to be on a mission,” Martin said. “We want to bring hope to our community and surrounding areas. I hope we can take the gospel to other parts of the world.
Natchez First Baptist Church student ministry meets twice a week.
- Midweek – Wednesday – Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for games, Snack Shack opens at 6:15 p.m. and Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m. on the Family Life Center floor
- LIFE Groups – Sundays at 9:00 a.m. on the floor of the Family Life Center