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Hello from the FGS Middle School Team!

Parents, we believe the middle school years are crucial in the life of every child, and we want to do our best to partner with you through this season. One way we do that is by keeping you in the loop about all that is happening in our middle school ministry. In this newsletter, you will find a look at recent events, an update on what is currently happening on Sunday mornings, and some things to know in the coming weeks.


United Christmas Night: In December, we joined with FG Kids and FG Family to create a fun night to celebrate Christmas with all of our students and their families! We had around 600 people there playing games, worshipping through music and teaching, and spending time together to celebrate Jesus' birth. Even Santa (Dallas) showed up to read a Christmas story!! Thanks to everyone who came out to join us on this special night!


Influencer: Whether it’s Instagram, YouTube, TV or movies, we are constantly surrounded by “influencers.” But in reality, we are all influencers because we all influence others in some way, whether we mean to or not. We’re all already influencers, but the question is, “What kind of influencers will we be?” In this four week series, we’ll learn from a few key influencers in the Bible about what real influencers are like. They are humble, chase good, live small, and tell God’s story.


Stepping In Class - This Sunday, January 12 at 11am. Stepping-In is a fun and interactive 60-minute class that will help your child understand what baptism is, discover exactly what the Bible says about it, and build their confidence in sharing their faith with others. Kids and students will need to attend this class before participating in NextGen Baptism. This class is offered 3 Sundays a year during our regular service times. Register Here now. 

DEFY Greenville- FGS Middle will be at DEFY Greenville (previously Gravitopia) January 15th from 6:00-7:30pm. Check in will start at 6pm and then we will have 6:30-7:30pm to jump. Cost is $10 per person (cost of socks included). Bring a friend and come jump with us!  

Believe Conference: The Believe CONTACT Conference will help students better understand the amazing gift of prayer and how God wants to use it in their lives. Prayer is powerful because God is powerful. Prayer is personal because God loves you. Pray anytime about anything because God is listening. Prayer is Kingdom work. The God of the universe is waiting...are you ready to make CONTACT? Join us for a weekend of fun, discipleship, and relationship building with other middle school students and leaders for this conference on March 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia. Register Here now. 

Lexington Mission Trip: This trip will be going to Lexington, SC with middle and high schoolers to work with Next Steps Missions on July 12-18. More details can be found on the Outreach website page and we will be having a parent meeting January 26th between services in the student area for anyone interested!

Small Groups: As many of you know, small groups kicked off on September 15th. If you have yet to register your student for a small group or have questions about small groups, please reach out to Rachel Bailer, our Small Groups Coordinator, at


The Culture Translator

This is a weekly email from a group who focuses on helping parents navigate the changing culture and news that keeps coming at us at a rapid pace. Each Friday they send an email that takes five minutes to read but keys you in on three major culture/news happenings. A lot of us on staff have subscribed and have found it very insightful.

We hope this helps you stay in the cultural loop and gives you strategic ways to keep speaking into the life of your children! Thanks for being the awesome parents that you are!

FGS YouTube Channel

Here you can find videos from FG Students including FGS vision, training for small group leaders, volunteer highlight videos, and insights on adolescent culture. Two new videos will be added each month.

If you ever have any questions about our ministry or about navigating life with a middle schooler, feel free to reach out to Dallas at

The FGS Middle School Team