24/7 Youth Ministries



What is 24/7….

Faith building, friendships, worship, and excitement describe 24/7 activities on Sunday nights from 5:30–8 pm. Both middle and high school groups meet every week. 24/7 includes great worship with the youth band, fun, crazy competitions, videos, skits, food, challenging talks and small group discussions.

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Upcoming Schedule


Sunday, June 26: Water Kickball & Sand Volleyball
5:30–8:30 pm at FBC. Also Banana splits and outdoor worship.
ALSO: Deadline to register for the July 3 Canoe Trip

Monday, June 27: College Group
7:00 pm at FBC


Sunday, July 3: Canoe Trip to Kickapoo Landing
9:30 am–4:30 pm. $20/person. Leaving the church at 9:30 am so everyone going should come to the 8:15 am worship service. We should return to the church by 4:30 pm. Registration deadline: Sunday June 26

We have only 40 spots available and they are on a first-come first-serve basis!

CANOE TRIP REGISTRATION: To register and pay the $20/person online, use the button below. You will receive, through email, a confirmation with 2 attached forms that need to be completed and turned in to Pastor Chris: Kickapoo Release Form and a Permission Form.




Monday, July 4: No College Group

Sunday, July 10: Worship & Movie Night
5:30–8:30 pm at FBC

Monday, July 11: College Group
7:00 pm at FBC

Sunday, July 17: Paint Wars
5:30–8:30 pm at FBC.
ALSO: Deadline to register for the July 29 camping trip.

Monday, July 18: College Group
7:00 pm at FBC

Sunday, July 24: Lock-In
7:00 pm–7:00 am Monday. Bring $3 for pizza. There will be fun activities throughout the night including games, movies, worship time, hang-out time, pizza, tournaments, and much more! Everyone needs to have a signed permission slip in order to come. Anyone that needs to leave early has to have a parent talk with Pastor Chris. PARENTS: please sign up to send snacks and breakfast items.

Monday, July 25: College Group
7:00 pm at FBC

Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31: Camping Trip at Timberlee Christian Camp in East Troy, Wisconsin.
11:45 am Friday – 5:00 pm Sunday. Cost $45/person. Registration deadline is July 17. Activities with extra charges: Zip Line $8, Climbing Tower $8, Archery $5, Leather Shop prices vary. ALSO bring money for two fast food meals on travel days. Meet by 11:45 am on Friday and we will return by 5:00 pm on Sunday. Eat lunch before you come on Friday. We need tents so please let us know if you can send any and the size of the tent.

Sunday, July 31: To be announced
5:30–8:30 pm at FBC


Monday, August 1: College Group
7:00 pm at FBC. Final meeting!

Sunday, August 7: End of Summer Pool Party at the Shotton’s
3:15–10:30 pm. Meet at the church at 3:15 pm and arrive back at the church at 10:30 pm. Sign up to bring food or drink. We also need drivers both ways to the Shotton’s.



Meet our Summer Youth Interns

Nathaniel Hinds, FBC Youth InternNathaniel Hinds

I am looking forward to serving this summer and getting the chance to help kids grow in Christ as well as grow myself. For a little bit about myself: I was born in Champaign and I am the youngest of five siblings. I graduated from Centennial High last year and before that I attended St. John’s. This coming fall I am going to be a sophomore at Illinois State University in Bloomington. At ISU I am involved with a group called CRU, a campus ministry and resource group that is devoted to spreading the Word and building Christian community. I am looking forward furthering my walk with the Lord and stepping into a leadership role in the upcoming school year. Throughout the rest of my life I have tried to be a part of a wide variety of activities such as soccer, track and field, marching band, jazz band, and school plays. When it is nice outside, I like to roller blade, and hammock with a good book.

Kristina Shimkus, FBC Youth InternKristina Shimkus

I am 18 going on 19 in July. I love bacon and chocolate (separately) and also free food in general. I played volleyball and soccer in high school, so I enjoy playing both sports semi-competitively. I graduated from Judah Christian School in May of 2015, and I am currently continuing my education at Judson University. I am in the Music Business & Entrepreneurship program, and I hope to be working in a recording studio after graduation.  I’m really excited for this opportunity to use the musical abilities God has given me to pour into the youth, both on and off the stage!

Alex Santos, FBC Youth InternAlex Santos

I am BEYOND excited to be alongside you this summer! Here are some things about me:

I am from Zion, IL.

I attend Trinity International University where I just finished my freshman year.

I am studying Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Counseling/Social Services; along with, taking classes in the communications field.

I am in awe of the many things the Lord has been doing in my life! The Lord is truly good, and something that I have been praying about is believing in who HE says that HE is. He has been teaching me SO many things and I am thrilled to share them with you all!

I am super excited to be doing life with you this summer! I think God is going to do some great things!