Upstate Students exists to

connect students in the Upstate with
Jesus to change their world.


Downtown HS Students text “@upstatehs” to 81010 for text updates
Downtown MS Students text “@upstatems” to 81010 for text updates
UC Harrison Bridge Students text "@upstatehb" to 81010 for text updates
UC Five Forks Students text “@upstateff" to 81010 for text updates

Primetime is an energetic worship opportunity geared for students 6th-12th grade. Each week we have great music, games, practical application, and a message to help students grow in their faith.
We meet Wednesday nights on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Campus North Building as follows:
On the first Wednesday of every month, Middle School and High School students worship together beginning at 6:30pm.
Other Wednesdays, Middle School students worship at 6pm and High School students worship at 7pm.

Upstate Students Connect Groups

Our Connect Groups are an opportunity for students to
learn more about God in a smaller group setting.

At our Downtown Campus, our groups are separated by grades and
meet on the 3rd floor of the Worship Center - North Building,
at 9:50am on Sunday mornings.

At our Harrison Bridge Campus, we have Middle School Guys, Middle School Girls and
High School groups that meet at 9:50am on Sunday mornings.
This is an excellent time to connect with God and with other students.

Our Five Forks Campus is currently looking for a leader for our Five Forks Students.
Contact Pat Gillen at [email protected] if interested!

Upstate Students Events

Different Can Be Good Summer Schedule

**Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the most up to date info about our summer events!**

July 28-30

Summer hasn’t looked the way we thought it would, but we’re believing that #DifferentCanBeGood. Get ready for the ultimate 3-Day Summer Camp experience right here in the Upstate for completed 6th-12th Grade Students. From 1-9pm each day, we’ll be combining the best parts of our normal Summer events to create an electric camp atmosphere. From squad wars to worship, we’re going to have a fun-filled week growing in community and learning more about Jesus!

Register here!

Student Event Recap Videos

2019 Awanita Retreat
A time of fun and fellowship for our Middle Schoolers!
Join us next time in Fall 2020!

2020 Reckless
An awesome weekend event for all our Upstate Students! Full of awesome worship, crazy games, small group time, and relevant teaching!
Who's ready for Reckless 2021!

2019 Garden City Beach Camp
A time of fun and fellowship for our Middle Schoolers!
Plan on joining us for GCBC 2020!!

2019 Serve: DC
Here's a brief recap of the week long high school mission trip to Washington, DC
2020 SERVE: Nashville! Who's coming??

Stay In Touch

With Upstate Students

Pat Gillen - Student Minister - [email protected]
Kayleigh Mayfield - Associate Student Minister - [email protected]

@upstatestudents on Instagram and Facebook

Parents MS @upstatemsp to 81010 to get special updates for middle school parents
Parents HS @upstatehsp to 81010 to get special updates for high school parents

College Connections is a ministry of FBS where we send notes of encouragement to college students throughout the year.
To sign up your first year, or returning, college student, please please fill out this form If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Watson at [email protected].


Are you passionate about investing in the next generation?

Do you like leading worship? Games? Teaching? Production?

We would love to have you be a part of our Upstate Students team!