BEFC STudent ministries

If you spend any time around our church at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love students. They're smart. They're funny. They're bold. And they're bursting with potential. We truly believe that the middle and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making.

That's why student ministry is such a huge part of what we do at our church. We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and truly learn to listen to His leading in their lives. And maybe even have a little fun while they're at it! After all, if life in Christ is truly the best life we can live, shouldn't we encourage our students to enjoy living it to the fullest?

We know that the middle and high school years are a time where students are most in need of kindness, 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. Both middle and high school groups meet weekly, each focusing on worship, teaching, and small groups to encourage students in their faith.


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why we exist

We exist to glorify God and build relationships. We that through living out our core values (listed below):

  • Surrender To A Gospel-Centered Life

    • Students are no longer at the center of their life, they’re called to live a life where Christ is at the center, where the Gospel is at the center. 
    • Surrender: Luke 9:23-24
    • Gospel as central: Colossians 3:3
    • What does Gospel centered life look like? Colossians 3:12-14


  • Hunger To Know God

    • Students move away from legalism and toward a desire to live like Christ. To have His heart. To see the world through His eyes. To serve as His hands. 
    • What does hungering for God look like? Philippians 3:8-10
    • Hunger for knowing God through the Bible: Psalm 1:1-2; John 8:32
    • Hunger for knowing God through prayer: Philippians 4:6-7; Psalm 63:1


  • Embrace Christian Community

    • Students commit to growing together in their knowledge of God, enjoying each other’s fellowship, praying for one another, and meeting each other’s needs. But they’re also called to the difficult work of community. 
    • God authorizing Christian community: Matthew 18:20
    • A picture of life lived in Christian community: Acts 2:42-47
    • More than just fellowship: Galatians 6:1-3


  • Engage With Our Surroundings

    • As Christ-followers, students are called to engage their neighborhood, their city, their country, and the world in the name of Christ. This is the Gospel in action: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
    • Jesus commands us to engage: Acts 1:8
    • Our motivation for engaging: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
    • An example of what engaging looks like :Isaiah 58:6-10


  • Desire to Worship God

    • Worship is their response to God when they encounter Him, and they encounter God all around them every day, then we can quickly see that worship must go beyond the sanctuary on Sunday mornings!  
    • Worship is a response to who God is: Psalm 136:1-3
    • Worship flows from our hearts: Psalm 103:1-2
    • Worship is how we live our lives: Romans 12:1-2
  • Invest in Multiplying Disciples

    • Students are seeking out the lost in their sphere of influence and inviting them into their lives to see how Christ has rescued them. 
    • Jesus modeling multiplication: Mark 1:16-18
    • Jesus describing discipleship: Matthew 16:24-26
    • The command to multiply and grow the Kingdom: Matthew 28:19-20


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summer schedule:

Here is what is happening at Buffalo Free Student Ministry this summer!

  • Bible Study, Bonfire, and Bug Spray: The Book of Galatians

    In the book of Galatians, considered by many to be his earliest epistle, Paul gives us one of the clearest explanations that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone because of Christ alone. We see him fight for the true gospel and the implications that go along with it.

    We will be having a bonfire (with snacks), some yard games, and make sure to bring bug spray! 


    This is for 6th-12th grade students.


    We are meeting from 7-9 pm at Buffalo Free Church the following dates: 

    • June 13th, 20th, 27th
    • July 11th, 28th
    • August 1st, 8th, 15th


  • twins family night

    Join us on July 9th for family night at the Twins game. 


    The cost is $17 per person and we will be sitting in section 321. 


    Sign up deadline and payment is June 15th, and the game starts at 7:10 pm. 


    Email bracston@buffalofree.org to sign up. 

  • seed band concert

    Come on over to Buffalo Free following the parade on Saturday, June 16th for a one-of-a-kind FREE all-ages concert featuring Seed, Minneapolis's own Christian Rock band, making an impact in Twin Cities music scene since 2015. The concert is from 8-10 pm!


    Seed not only brings a powerful message of hope in their music, but this evening will also feature testimonies from Seed, sharing their life stories of how the grace of God saved them and how they view what they do as a ministry 1st, and a band 2nd with their music as a conduit to share the Love of God with the world!


    If you would like to hear their music check out this link:

    https://seedbandofficial.bandcamp.com/album/breaking-ground