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


Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31: High School Camping Trip
Timber-lee Christian Camp in East Troy, Wisconsin
Cost: $45/person
Registration is closed

High School Camping Trip11:45 am Friday – 5:00 pm Sunday. Activities with extra charges: Zipline $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: Going away party for Rebecca Baker
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!