YEC – 2021

The Youth Evangelism Celebration (YEC) is an evangelistic and equipping event designed to lead students to Christ and challenge believers to greater accomplishments in Christ. Complete with high energy, inspirational speakers; top Christian vocalists and musicians; life-changing student testimonies; and sensational multi-media presentations, this event will erupt with the powerful message of salvation, and the dynamic journey of discipleship. The Youth Evangelism Celebration is the greatest place, the greatest “front door”, for bringing lost students and growing believers!

Please arrive at FBCJ at 2pm on the 21st. We will depart at 2:30. We will get back to Jennings late on the 22nd.

Please bring: overnight bag, Bible, a good attitude

*Registration ends Sunday at midnight



2:00pm – Registration Opens
6:00pm – Coliseum Doors Open
7:00-10:00pm – Session 1


8:30am – Coliseum Doors Open
9:00-11:30am – Session 2
11:30-2:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Coliseum Doors Open
2:00-4:00pm – Session 3
4:00-6:00pm – Supper
6:00pm – Coliseum Doors Open
7:00-10:00pm – Session 4 / Dollar Holler Offering / Concert: Crowder

New Year’s Eve Party 2020

Our students are joining together to ring in the new year on December 31, 2019.  We will meet at Eric and Cindy Sonnier’s home.  We will meet at 7pm – 12:30am.  We will have a night of fun, games, and fireworks as we ring in the new year.  Join us and invite a friend.



Where: Sonnier’s House (11285 Hwy 26, Jennings, LA 70546 – just before the “S” Curve)
When: December 31st, 2019 7pm – 12:30am (just after midnight)
Who: 7-12th grade students
Cost: None!!

Generate Mission Camp 2019

Our Summer Mission Camp will be July 14th-19th, 2019.  We will be on mission in Lookout Mountain, Georgia  Our students will be to serve and worship from the beautiful campus of Covenant College.

Cost for camp is approximately $330 per student, and this includes travel, lodging, a t-shirt, and a great experience to touch the life of others.  We will leave on Sunday at 2pm (be at the church for 1:30pm), and we will return on Friday at around 11pm-12am.  Make sure you review the camp letter, Packing List, Schedule and FAQs.  The Waiver and Release form (mandatory) for everyone going to camp, including adults. If you have any questions, please contact Derrick.

The theme is Redefined: Isaiah 42:9

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” – Isaiah 42:9

Human beings are nothing if not creatures of habit. We are drawn to routine. We expect the expected and when it doesn’t happen we get frustrated and confused.

Have you ever noticed the result of something completely disrupting our expectations? When something so out of the ordinary happens that it shatters the status quo? It’s absolute chaos. We don’t know how to respond. But when the disrupter is God, it can be a beautiful chaos.

God is the great redefiner. At the heart of what it means to know and experience God is the process of redefinition. God defines what it means to be new. God spoke a new creation into existence out of nothing, redefining our existence. Through the person and work of Christ, God made complete renewal possible for all who would come to faith in Him, redefining our reality. In the salvation offered by God, we discover a new identity, redefining who we are. And in discovering who God meant for us to always be, our purpose is redefined.



  • YMCA Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tn) (website)
  • At the Y, strengthening community is the cause. Everyday, they work side-by-side with their neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • Our SERVE week will include investing in the lives of children in the area through the local YMCA

For questions or comments, please text or email Derrick.  337-356-6334/

Generate Camp is put on by YM360, the experts in youth ministry events and curriculum.  Our students have attended these camps for the last 5 years and absolutely love them.  From top-notch worship and speakers, to fun games and hands-on mission opportunities, students’ lives are moved closer to Christ, through this one-week experience.

D-Now 2019

D-Now is a weekend of hearing and studying God’s Word, worship, service and fellowship.  D-Now is quickly approaching and youth groups from across our community are joining in and preparing for a great weekend.  Our theme is Exchange: Gaining through giving up.  We will highlight the great exchanges that must be made in order to follow after Christ; which will lead to the greatest exchange of all: death for life.

This year, D-Now will be March 29th-31st.  The cost is $30 which includes food, t-shirt and books.  We will be joining in with other churches to build a community of fellowship and unity.

More details and FAQs are below.  Click here to register or sign up with Derrick.

More Details

Theme: Exchange: Gaining through Giving Up
Dates: March 29th – 31st
Speaker: Joe Wood, UL BCM Director
Worship: Cameron Williams
Cost: $30/student
Who: Students 7th-12th grade
Where: First Baptist Church Jennings
What to bring:

  • 2 changes of clothes (one pair to work in)
  • Bible
  • personal hygiene items
  • Towel/Washrag
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Cell phones are allowed as long as they are not a distraction to worship and Bible study times

Frequently Asked Questions

What is D-Now?

D-Now stands for Disciple Now.  It’s a weekend where students are challenged to either begin a growing relationship with God or take the next step in their faith with God.  The goal is to challenge students to grow, and example what a healthy disciple’s life looks.  The weekend entails large groups teaching and worship, small group time with Bible teaching, accountability and prayer, service projects, and plenty of time to meet and hang out with friends.

What is the theme Exchange about?

The theme Exchange is based from Ephesian 2:4-5 “Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions.” In every exchange, something must be given up in order for something to be gained.  At the heart of the Gospel, there is a single, powerful exchange that occurred when a flawless savior took the flaws of humanity to the cross, exchanging His life for ours.

But this one exchange actually empowers countless exchanges in the lives of those who will believe and follow. Death for Life. Self for Christ. Hate for Love. Comfort for Calling.

What does the cost cover?

The cost is $30 per student.  That covers the t-shirt, food, and book that each student will receive.  It also covers the cost of supplies and equipment that will be used for the weekend.

Are there scholarships available?

Scholarships are available, but must be requested in person prior to the weekend.  If you would like to give a scholarship or make a donation, please contact Derrick Laughlin or visit our Give page.

Where do students stay?

Students will be staying at host homes.  Host homes are homes of current, active church members who have agreed to host the students.  Each group is gender-based, (guys with guys and girls with girls), and their group leader will be present with them.  Host homes are only used for sleeping and showering. All other activities will take place at the church.

I want to help.  How can I sign up?

We also love to have extra help.  You can head over to the registration page, and sign-up as a volunteer.  You can choose the area you would like to serve, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

YEC 2018

The Youth Evangelism Celebration (YEC) is an evangelistic and equipping event designed to lead young people to Christ and challenge believers to greater accomplishments in Christ.

The Youth Evangelism Celebration is almost here!  We are pumped up about getting to go again this year.  YEC is a fun packed 2 days with awesome worship and teaching from nationally recognized speakers and bands. Drew Worsham, Rush of Fools, Colton Dixon, and Bonray will be leading in worship and the Word.

November 18-19th
Rapides Coliseum
Alexandria, LA

What is YEC:  YEC is a celebration hosted at the Rapides Coliseum in Alexandria on November 18th-19th.  Put on by the Louisiana Baptist Convention, nationally recognized speakers and bands perform and deliver a message to students the empowers, equips and encourages students to reach the world for Christ.

Where is YEC:  YEC will be in Alexandria at the Rapides Coliseum.  We will spend the one night in Alexandria at a local hotel.

When is YEC:  YEC is November 18th-19th.  We will leave church at a 3:30pm on Sunday afternoon and return Monday evening (midnight).

What do you need for YEC:

  • 1 changes of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • $55 ticket price plus Extra spending money (for t-shirt, CDs, snacks)
  • Bible
  • A Good attitude

How can I help:  If you are interested in helping, please contact Derrick Laughlin (337-356-6334).  We need help with supplying and cooking meals, transportation, and financial support.

*To attend off-site events, each student needs a Medical Release form signed and on file with the Student Ministry.  The form can be downloaded here.


Drew Worsham

Rush of Fools

Colton Dixon


YEC Schedule

YEC Schedule

Date/Time Event
2:00 pm Registration Opens
6:00 pm Doors Opens
7:00 – 10:00 pm Session 1
8:30 am Doors Open
9:00 – 11:30 am Session 2
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Doors Opens
2:00 – 4:00 pm Session 3
4:00 – 6:00 pm Supper
6:00 pm Doors Open
7:00 – 9:30 pm Session 4/Concert

New Year’s Eve Party

Our students are joining together to ring in the new year on December 31, 2018.  We will meet at Eric and Cindy Sonnier’s home.  We will meet at 6pm – 12:30am.  Boys should bring drinks and girls should bring desserts.  We will have a night of fun, games, and fireworks as we ring in the new year.  Join us and invite a friend!

Where: Sonnier’s House (11285 Hwy 26, Jennings, LA 70546 – just before the “S” Curve)
When: December 31st, 2018 6pm – 12:30am (just after midnight)
Who: 7-12th grade students
Cost: None!!
What to Bring: Guys – Drinks; Girls – Desserts

See You At The Pole

For the over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.

There are two opportunities to unite in prayer with your friends:

  • DAY: SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
  • WEEK: The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER (Sunday, September 24 through Saturday, September 30) encourages students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray throughout the week. Whether you attend PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, or HOME SCHOOL, gather your friends wherever and whenever and pray! The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER is dedicated to prayer and launching your on-campus Bible clubs, prayer strategies, and student ministries.

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