Northwest Baptist Convention



Northwest Baptist Convention student ministries seeks to help churches develop ministry that impacts the lives of teenagers, youth leaders, and youth parents, realizing that youth are not just the church of tomorrow, but also the church of today. It is our desire to serve and help. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or comments.


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“Eagle Retreat”

This is a specially-designed retreat for teenage children of those serving in ministry.

Small Group Bible Studies
Student small group bible studies are much more than just an hour on Sunday morning. It’s about helping teenagers get involved in Bible Study that exposes them to the Truth of God’s Word – Truth that has the power to change how they think … how they act … and how they live. To help bring about this kind of change, Lifeway offers resources designed to help students grow and there are a multitude of creative choices.

To help you decide which curriculum or combinations of curriculum will be best for the teenagers in your church, please visit Lifeway’s Student section on their website or call 800.458.2772.

The Best model for student ministry can be found in Jesus Christ Himself. The pattern He used over three years of earthly ministry is completely relevant today. He placed primary emphasis on working with a small group of twelve. That is almost always where real growth takes place.

Sure, Jesus took time for a few big events. But He was always committed to helping the twelve grow as disciples with teaching that was balanced and comprehensive.

For multiple discipleship resources that will change your teenagers toward spiritual strength, a walk with God, in sight into spiritual principles, and decision making skills and last a lifetime, please visit Lifeway’s Student section on their website or call 800.458.2772.

Student Conference
Northwest Baptist youth, friends, and youth leaders gather each spring for our annual NWBC Student Conference. This event for junior and senior high youth and sponsors and is held each year in he Portland metro area.

Student Summer Mission Trip
The NWBC Student Mission Project is for students between the ages of 15-18 or those who have finished 9th grade. College students as well as adults are welcome to participate as sponsors.

A week long camp experience for youth grades 7-12 which challenges students. Students must have finished the 6th grade.

Students meeting at their school flagpole to pray—for their school, friends, teachers, government, and nation

SYATP – See You At The Pole
The following paragraphs are from the SYATP web site.

What Is See You at the Pole?
First, you need to know that SYATP is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led. That means this is all about students meeting at their school flagpole to pray—for their school, friends, teachers, government, and nation. This is not a demonstration, political rally, or a stand for or against anything.

A young lady in Illinois was interviewed by a newspaper reporter who couldn’t believe SYATP was not a protest or demonstration. “Is this the only time of the year you pray?” he asked. She replied, “We pray all year long, anytime and everywhere.” “Even in restrooms?” “Yes, we even pray in restrooms.” The headline read: “Students pray all year long, restrooms, hallways, anywhere.”

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True Love Waits challenges teenagers to make a commitment to sexual abstinence until marriage. True Love Waits encourages moral purity by adhering to biblical principles. This youth-based internal campaign utilizes positive peer pressure by encouraging those who make a commitment to refrain from pre-marital sex to challenge their peers to do the same.

The Five Commitments of True Love Waits are:

  • To God (Matthew 22:37)
  • To Yourself (Matthew 22:39)
  • To Family (Philippians 4:5)
  • To Friends (John 15:13)
  • To Future Mate and Children (2 Timothy 2:22)


For more information, please visit Lifeway’s True Love Waits page.

30 Days: Turning the Hearts of Parents & Teenagers Toward Each Other by Richard Ross

Can 30 days really make a difference? When it comes to building relationships between students and their parents, sometimes 30 days may be the best way to start.

Developed by Richard Ross, Southwestern Seminary professor of Youth Education and founder of True Love Waits, with Gus Reyes, a Hispanic Youth Specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, this remarkable resource is designed to re-open the lines of communication and help families rebuild and even deepen their relationships.

Starting with just ten minutes each evening, parents and teens find a quiet place and, by candlelight, open and alternately read five cards, each designed to encourage dialogue. One mother called it “an incredible experience; eye-opening, tear-jerking, and heart-warming all at the same time.”

Why does it work? The authors drew not only on their extensive professional experience, but also on their personal desire to better relate to their own teenage children. So, as the title says, this resource turns hearts, because it came from the heart.

For more information, please visit Lifeway.

Living With Teenagers

Living With teenagers the magazine that helps parents go beyond just surviving the teenager years.
Living with Teenagers magazine opens the door for a look into the real world where teens live — the pressures, the temptations, the motives, the needs, and more — and delivers the information within the framework of a Christian worldview to help parents better understand their teens and build solid parent-teen relationships.

Living with Teenagers hits hard at issues that characterize teen culture and deals with the accompanying challenges faced not only by youth, but also by parents. Every monthly issue offers parents new ideas and wise advice for steering teens through the twists and turns of adolescence with faith and perseverance. Each issue is written by Christian educators, doctors, psychologists, youth leaders and parents. Our ultimate goal is to encourage and equip parents with biblical solutions to transform families.

For more information, please visit Lifeway.

Student Ministry Resource

Our desire is to be passionately helpful to you in student ministry that equips you to be effective as you reach and disciple teenagers in your community. For both professional and volunteer student leaders, go to Lifeway’s Student section for resources to help you in your mission of making disciples.

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