Upstate Students exists to

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


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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 10:00am on Sunday mornings.

At our Harrison Bridge Campus, our group meets at 10:00am, Sunday mornings in the Youth Room.
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

Serve DC

July 21 - 27, 2019
Join us for our SERVE Mission Trip to Washington DC. Students that have completed 8th -12th grade and college students will have an opportunity to work on a construction crew or to do ministry projects with a local church. The students and chaperones will leave on Sunday, July 21st and return Saturday, July 27th. The cost of the event is $275 per student, with a $5 discount for each additional student in the same family. The Early Registration Discount is $25 and lasts from April 3 - June 19.

Sign up here!

Upstate Students go to a Braves game!!

We can’t wait for you to join us as we travel by bus and vans to Suntrust Park in Atlanta, GA to cheer on the Atlanta Braves! The Braves will be playing the Los Angeles Dodgers.
August 16 | Departing at 2pm

Register here!

Summer Primetime!
Hangout begins at 6pm. Event end times vary - watch your texts!

June 5th - Fiesta
June 19th - Water War
July 10th - Game Night
July 31st - Hawaiian Luau
August 7th - Movie Night

Primetime only meets on these Wednesdays during the summer!

Student Event Recap Videos

2018 Awanita Retreat
A time of fun and fellowship for our Middle Schoolers!
Join us next time in Fall 2019!

2019 Reckless
An awesome weekend event for all our Upstate Students! Full of awesome worship, crazy games, small group time, and relevant teaching!
Join us in February 2020!

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

2018 Serve: Raleigh
Here's a brief recap of the week long high school mission trip to Raleigh, North Carolina!
2019 SERVE: DC! 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

@upstatepar to 81010 to get special updates for 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 email your student's mailing address to Lynda Watson at [email protected].

Are you passionate about investing in the next generation?
We would love to have you be a part of our Upstate Students team!