youth ministry

St. Barnabas Student Ministry is a welcoming community for all students in 7th-12 grade, no matter where they are on their faith journey. We know that the junior high and high schools years are a time where students are most in need of kindness and community and someone to walk alongside them as they grow. Our student ministry provides just that, connecting students with one another as well as with leaders who want to support them in their journeys. We are committed to finding a place of belonging for every student. Through weekly, large-group programs, small groups, weekend retreats, music groups, service opportunities, mission trips and so much more, we offer a pathway for students to be transformed by God. We want to come alongside you on your faith journey. It is our hope to equip the student and family to continue the journey together of becoming deeply committed followers of Christ.

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Jackson, Director of Youth Discipleship.

All of our volunteers working with our children and youth have undergone background checks and are MinistrySafe approved.

sunday mornings

9:30-10:45 a.m.

FLIGHT, community time for our junior and senior high students, happens upstairs in F-217-218 every Sunday morning. We start with a Family Feud question before going into material that makes students think past their boundaries of their personal faith. We also explore how to reach those who haven’t met Christ yet and how the church is transforming.


6:00-8:15 P.M.

Our Youth gathering takes place in the Family Life Center Gym on Sunday evenings. The night includes hangout time, a snack supper for $2-3, music, a lesson, small group time and games.

thursday lunch

12:30-1:00 p.m.

Martin High School juniors and seniors are invited to Feeding Frenzy in the Family Life Center Gym each Thursday during the school year for a hot lunch, community time and an opportunity to learn more about what's happening at St. Barnabas. The cost is just $3 per student.

mission trips

Our junior high and senior high students participate in CTCYM Mission Trips each summer. They will also participate in a trip for Appalachia Service Project in 2019.

Senior High Mission Trip

June 16-23, 2019

Gulf Coast, Texas and Louisiana

Junior High Mission Trip

July 14-19, 2019

Appalachia Service Project

July 28-August 3, 2019

summer events 2019

We have a summer full of fun planned for our youth! Sign-up online; adult volunteers are also needed.
Contact Kaitlyn Jackson for more information.

  • nerf war

    sunday, june 2, 6:00-8:15 p.m.

    We will have a Nerf war during Youth with foam blacks as shields. There will be a space for those who would rather play card games than participate in the Nerf war. FREE.

  • epic waters

    thursday, June 13, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

    Epic Waters is an indoor water park with a lazy river, water slides, and an arcade in Grand Prairie. Meet at the church at noon to head out. The cost is $20 per person plus snack money (lunch is not included).

  • pool party and movie night

    sunday, july 7, 7:00-11:00 p.m.

    We will celebrate the 4th of July with a pool party at the Patten's house followed by a movie by the pool. Snacks will be provided. FREE.

  • texas rangers baseball game

    friday, july 12, 5:30 p.m.

    Meet at the church at 5:30 p.m. to head to the ballpark for a 7:00 p.m. game. After the game, we will stay for the fireworks before heading home. Ticket price TBD based on the group size.

  • bubble soccer

    sunday, july 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    We will have a snack supper from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the church and go over the rules for Bubble Soccer. If your student would rather watch then play, there will be other activities. The cost for Bubble Soccer is $10 per person.

  • drive-in movie

    tuesday, july 23, time tbd

    This is a tentative date based on when different movies are coming to theaters. The cost is $5 per person.