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. 

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. Buffalo Free Students meet weekly, focusing on worship, teaching, and small groups to encourage students in their faith.



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student ministry events

Here is what is happening at Buffalo Free Student Ministry! 

  • Christianity Foundation & Formation (CFF)

    (6th-12th grade students)

    We meet on Sunday mornings (Sept 9th-May 19th) from 11 am to noon in the youth room. During this time we focus on helping students build a strong foundation by understanding who God is, what the Gospel is, the story of God's redemptive plan, and who they are in Christ.

  • Sunday Night Youth

    (6th-12th grade students)

    We meet on Sunday nights (Sept 9th-May 19th) from 6:00-8:00 pm in the youth room. During this time we hang out, play a game together, sing some worship songs, experience teaching from God’s Word, and break out into small groups based on grade and gender. 

  • student leadership team

    (9th-12th grade students)

    We meet on Wednesday night, once a month from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is a time for students to grow in their leadership, be a part of planning for Buffalo Free Youth, and growing in their relationship with Jesus through Sonlife discipleship studies. 

    To apply for student leadership please fill out THIS FORM

  • dISTRICT bLITZ 2019 (aPRIL 12-14)

    Come join us for District Blitz in Duluth, MN! 

    It's for 6th-12th grade students and the cost will be $165 per student (full payment and paper work is due March 31st, a non-refundable deposit of $55 is due by March 3rd). 

    That cost covers hotel, transportation, and food. Scholarship funds are available based on need!

    Down below I attached an information packet along with a link to sign up:

    Click Here For District Blitz Packet

    Click Here Register

  • Prayer Moves ( Feb. 24th 4-7 pm)

    Join us on Sunday, February 24th from 4-7 pm for a night of prayer. Area students ministries are gathering together to draw closer to God and each other through prayer.

    If you are in 6th-12th grade join us for this amazing night of worshiping Jesus! There will be food as well!!

    We will be meeting at Annandale Evangelical Free Church (10252 State Highway 55 NW, Annandale, Minnesota 55302)

  • Lazer Light Tubing (March 1st 7-11 pm)

    Join us for Lazer Light Tubing at Powder Ridge on Friday, March 1st. Tube with the lights off while lazers, strobes and flashing lights cover the hill. Each tuber receives a glow stick with their ticket. The fire pit will be burning and music will be playing. Their concession stand will be open with hot dogs, chips, popcorn, hot cocoa and more.

    We will be meeting at Buffalo Free Church at 7:00 to leave to powder ridge. We will get back to Buffalo Free Church around 11:00 pm.

    The cost is $25 per student and that covers transportation and tubing. If you would like to bring money to buy snacks at powder ridge you can do that.

    Sign up closes on February 17th and total payment (non-refundable) is due by February 17th!

    Click Here to Register

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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