At Fellowship Church Arkadelphia we desire to help our youth grow into flourishing adults who actively pursue spiritual growth. Rather than segregate our students, we are intentional in helping them to feel a part of the entire church body. One way we accomplish this is through our K-Groups that meet weekly on Sunday evenings. Our K-groups are inter-generational small groups that are devoted to God’s Word and to cultivating biblical community. The youth meet as one group, but are embedded alongside one of our adult inter-generational small groups. By being adopted into the adult K-group, it fosters an environment where students develop relationships with other youth, college students, and older adults. The result of this integration is that our students can connect with more mature believers in a personal way. The students share in the fellowship time and evening meal with the adult group before splitting up for a small group time of study and prayer.
The youth have college-aged youth ministers who are mentored by one of Fellowship’s pastors. During the K-group meeting, the youth and their leaders will have some alone time to process the biblical lesson and to find applications specific to their lives. Also at FC, we recognize that parents can and should be the primary vehicle for the discipleship of their kids, and we want to partner with parents and support them in that endeavor. Our pastors and leaders are committed to providing resources and support to Fellowship’s parents as they strive to help their young people grow in their walk with Christ. Periodically, special events are planned for the youth to enjoy fellowship, fun, and service with other young people.
In addition to our K-group, we offer a Mentor Program for our young people who desire a more formal discipleship program. In our Mentor Program, we match a spiritually mature college student from our church with a youth to meet regularly outside of the normal church gatherings. Through this interaction, it is our desire that the youth will have a spiritual mentor who encourages them and who models living out the Christian faith in front of them.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Scott Jackson, one of FC’s pastors.