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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.

For more information or to purchase SYATP merchandise, visit


Youth Lock-In

Back to School Youth Lock – In:

Join us on Friday, August 25th for our back to school Lock- In.  This is an all night event from August 25th until Saturday, August 26th.  Students will have food, games, worship, a time in God’s Word, and time with lots of friends.  The cost is $5 per person. All students must check in upon arrival, and have an emergency contact form completed. We will have the forms when you drop off your student or you can visit the website and download the form. (


Youth Fundraiser – Parents’ Night Out

Parents need a break too.  Our students want to help parents, while parents help us with raising money for our summer mission camp.  Our students and helpers want to help parents by planning an evening of events for kids (ages 4 – 10 yrs), including meals and games while parents are able to get a few hours off.  Kids can be dropped off at 5:30pm and children need to be picked up at 9pm. The cost is $10 per child and includes the cost of food.

All events will be held in the Family Life Center, and kids will be supervised by students and adults through the night. To come, please be sure to sign up so we can make plans for you to attend.

Sign Up Here!