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Help Wanted – Student Ministry

We need your help!  We need Host Homes for the High School ministry and Youth Lounge workers. See the descriptions below and see if you would be willing to serve in one of these two ways.

Host Homes

House Groups are returning and we need host homes.  We’re seeking 7 homes to host our house groups.

September 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 19

Host Home for House Groups

House Groups meet Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  The general outline for the night will be games, snack food, and a short lesson. Host homes are responsible for providing the food and the fun. I can help with the fun if you need it. (Cornhole, 9square, other games)

We are looking for 7 parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Youth Lounge Workers

The Youth Lounge is open and we need volunteers to help run it. We’re seeking 5-10 adults to help with set-up, supervision, and clean up.

Each Wednesday night the Youth Lounge opens at 5pm. Students can purchase soda, coffee, or whatever food items is highlighted that week. On a rotating basis we’re asking adults/parents to hang out in the Lounge during that time to help set up the room, hang out while students are in there, and clean up at the end of the night.

Shifts will run from either 5:00pm – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in serving.

Attention Parents! — New ways to serve in Student Ministry

Attention Parents!

Would you like to be more involved in the student ministry but don’t necessarily want to teach Sunday school or lead a small group every Wednesday night? Well, here are some new ways to connect.

Host Home for House Groups

House Groups meet Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  The general outline for the night will be games, snack food, and a short lesson. Host homes are responsible for providing the food and the fun. I can help with the fun if you need it. (Cornhole, 9square, other games)

We are looking for six parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Ministry Teams

We currently have created three Ministry Teams to serve students and teach students to serve others.  They are the Hospitality Team, Serve Team, and Welcome Team. The Ministry Teams are based around various needs we have within the student ministry or in our community.

Serve Team

The Serve Team was created to give students the opportunity to serve in their community and church. We are looking for a few parents to sponsor serve events. By sponsoring a serve event, you would plan, organize, and lead a service project of your choice.  Once the details are in place, we would encourage the students to sign up and go serve.  This is a great team to pair up with a couple of parents and work together to create great opportunities for our students to serve.

Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team is centered on the newly remodeled youth lounge.  By serving on the Hospitality Team, you can set up, tear down, or serve on a Wednesday night. We will need adults to sell food and drinks, make food (pies, cakes, cookies), and create a welcoming atmosphere.  We hope to open the youth lounge on Thursday afternoons to give students a place to hang out and do homework. We need workers during this time as well. We will even need adults to potentially shop for us to keep the youth lounge stocked.

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team is essentially the first impression of our ministry to guests and regular attenders. This teams primary responsibility will be on Wednesday night, getting kids checked in and registering guests. This team would provide reports to small group leaders on the attendance of students so that leaders can follow-up. They would also create procedures for how to best connect with new guests. The goal is to never let a student fall through the cracks and miss an opportunity for ministry.

If serving on one of these teams seems like something you would be interested, please email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org.  There will be an informational meeting to talk more about the teams and how to get involved.

Serving at Resonate


The typical schedule of Wednesday night worship for High school students usually involves a quick welcome, followed by a few announcements, a fun game to get everybody up and out of their seat, sing a few songs, and then some teaching.  Last night was a little different.  Instead of using the typical 15-20 minutes for games, students served Eric Horners ministry “A Tank Full of Love.”tfofL 2

Operation Tank Full of Love” is a ministry started by Eric Horner that serves the men and women of the Armed Forces.  Each Active Duty Military or spouse of an Deployed Active Duty Military are given $20 in gas and a chance to respond to the Gospel. Soldiers are prayed for and given a gift bag that includes a Bible, the plan of salvation, and a DVD that shares incredible stories of faith for soldiers.

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So last night instead of playing games students packed gift bags.  This short 15 minutes of service will hopefully have an impact on an eternal scale for the men and women who serve our country.  While 15 minutes isn’t long, with so many hands they made quick work, packing over 500 bags.  What usually take a few volunteers hours was accomplished in only 15 minutes by committed teenagers. We pray that the men and women receiving those bags will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

To God be the Glory!

We need adults to get involved…

in the High School Student Ministry!

Are you looking for a place to serve at Lone Oak FBC? Look no further. The High school student ministry might just be the perfect place.  We are looking for adults who love Jesus to support this ministry in several ways. Check out the list below for more details. If you see something you can do, email pgreer@loneoakfbc.org to get plugged in!

Youth Lounge Leaders

Create an environment for students by working and maintaining the youth lounge.

Host Home

Opening your home for small groups to meet, talk about Jesus, and have fun.

Host Home Leader

Lead discussion with students in your house group, building intentional relationships, and pointing them towards Jesus.

Door Greeters

Greet every student and guide first-time guests to check-in desk.

Check-in Desk Volunteer

Responsible for collecting first-time guest info and answering questions from students, parents, and volunteers.

Small Group Leader

Lead small group discussion, develop intentional relationships with students, and point them towards Jesus.

Sunday School teacher (SUNDAY AM)

Teach Sunday school curriculum, build intentional relationships, and point students to Jesus.

Logistics Leader

Lead the organization and administration of events, trips, and activities.

Nate’s Wish Volunteer Opportunity

Nates wish poster

The annual middle-school basketball tournament to benefit Nate’s Wish will be held on Saturday, November 22.  Jeff and Stacie Richard organized Nate’s Wish to offer children with cancer gifts of comfort and distraction while undergoing treatment.

Games will be played all day at the Heath and Lone Oak school gyms.

Please contact Eileen Summerlin at eesummerlin@comcast.net to sign up to volunteer.


River City Mission service project


The Student Ministry of Lone Oak FBC exist to students SERVE others.

Saturday, September 20 the High School students will be serving at River City Mission.  We will grill out, serve dinner, and build relationships with those that the River City Mission serves.  Transportation leaves LOFBC at 2:00 pm and returns at 7:30 pm.

Who: High School students that want to SERVE others

What: Service Project

When: Saturday, September 20 from 2:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: River City Mission. (1466 Bechtold Road. Paducah, KY)

Since 1975, Paducah River City Mission, has become a vital community resource and serves the needs of people who are homeless in our five state region. River City Mission can be your outreach to people who need assistance and shelter. Every day the Mission provides shelter for the homeless, food for those who are hungry, and opportunities for work and counseling. River City Mission currently shelters an average of 60 people & families every day, and the numbers of people served are increasing.

The Student Ministry of Lone Oak FBC exists to see students Love God,  Serve Others, Reach the Lost, Live in Community, and Grow in our Faith.

  • We Love God by abiding in God.
  • We Serve Others by combining our burdens + passions + vision = mission.
  • We Reach the Lost by proclaiming the Gospel.
  • We Live in Community by connecting with other believers.
  • We Grow in our Faith by developing spiritual disciplines.

This is a SERVE others event.