Village Baptist Church | Village Student Ministry
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Village Student Ministry is a Gospel-centered, Bible-believing community of students 6-12th grade that shares life together.

The vision of Village Students is to develop students and young adults who live authentic lives while pursuing and following Jesus.

The mission of Village Students is to inspire and equip students and young adults to LOVE GOD, BE REAL and BRING HOPE.

Village Students is the student ministry of Village Church. Our student ministry is for individuals who range from middle school to young adults. We believe all students and young adults, no matter their age, matter to God, so, as result, they matter to us. 

Village Student Ministry:

  • Village Middle School is for any students who are in grades 6th-8th.
  • Village High School is for any students who are in grades 9th-12th.
  • Village Young Adult is for any young adult who has graduated from high school through their early 30’s.

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16


Sunday School for students is a time to study the Bible in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As students open the Word of God, students share in the joy of studying the Bible and discuss issues facing their generation. It is a “come as you are” environment, and all students grades 5-12 are welcome (5th and 6th graders hangout for a few minutes and then dismiss to their own class). After Sunday School, students are encouraged to attend corporate worship with the rest of the Village family.

Time: 9:00–10:15 AM

Location: The Hangout (aka the Student Building) and The Hut


Midweek is Village Students’ Wednesday night worship meeting. Students grades 6 to 12 are invited to join in this time of worship, prayer, study, fun, and hanging out. Be prepared to play some games that may require physical effort (nothing too tough) and bring your Bible to study. Midweek is a more relaxed environment than Sunday School, with more time to get to know other students.

Time: Wednesday, 6:00–8:00 PM

Location: The Hangout (aka the Student Building)


Throughout the year, Village Students hosts various events that engage students and encourage bonding. From movie nights to the Tribe Wars, students enjoy times of fun and, sometimes, competition. Students also go on trips to various places, including summer camp. The best ways to keep up with what is going on and coming up are student calendars (which can be retrieved from the church office or emailing Pastor Wade at or the Village Student Ministry Facebook page.

For an event calendar, click here.

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Village Student Ministry is partnering with Temple Baptist Church from Jonesboro, Arkansas to share the love of Christ throughout our community here in Destin. Each day we will be doing different ministry activities-from service activities to beach ministry to out-reach events-all while having fun with your peers and our friends from Arkansas. Please contact Pastor Wade to sign up or  click on the link below and register online. We hope you can be apart of Mission Destin as would share Christ with our community!

Deadline: July 10 (if you want a shirt)

July 19 (to participate)

When: July 23-28

Who: All students who completed 5th-12th grades, college students, and young adults.

Where: Village Baptist Church

Time: 8:30am – 9pm each day. (You will have breaks throughout the days for food and fun activities)

Cost: FREE! You can buy a shirt if you would like. T-Shirt orTank Top:$15.00             Both $25.00.

Atlanta skyline, shot from the Jackson Street Bridge.


Let’s be honest. We know you’re not excited about summer coming to an end and school starting. Bummer! Am I right? Well, to help with this sad reality, we have a great weekend trip planned for you! We are going to Atlanta, Georgia to watch the Braves play and then head to Six Flags the next day. Please contact Pastor Wade to sign up or click the link below to register online. Don’t miss out on this great weekend to kick of the school year!

Deadline: July 25

When: August 4-6

Who: All students who competed 5th-12th grades

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: $100.00 plus money for meals inside Six Flags. (This price covers tickets to both events, lodging, a meal on the way down, and a $10 dollar voucher inside the Braves stadium.)


Students are fun, lively, and, at times, exhausting. God has gifted people to keep up with students and relate to them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. VSM believes that all types of people can serve students, not just young people (Titus 2). If you feel that God may be pulling you toward student ministry, please contact Pastor Wade Smith at (850) 837-8107 or Note: all volunteers in Salt Light must submit to a background check.

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Instagram: villagestudents
Facebook: Village Students